Freshwater Fishing Reports

Week of April 22, 2015

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ALAN HENRY Water stained; 68–73 degrees; 9.99’ low. Black bass are fair on flukes, Senkos and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs under a slip cork. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worm–Glo) nightcrawlers.
AMISTAD Water murky; 65–69 degrees; 28.65’ low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, jerkbaits, soft plastics, and jigs. Striped bass are fair on slabs, small crankbaits, and spoons. White bass are good on slabs, small crankbaits, and minnows. Crappie are fair on live minnows up Devil’s River in the trees. Catfish are fair on cheesebait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers over baited holes. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.
ARROWHEAD Water off color; 67–71 degrees; 19.37’ low. One ramp open and few anglers have been on the lake.
ATHENS Water lightly stained; 64–68 degrees; 0.48’ high. Black bass are fair on Flukes and Senkos. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
BASTROP Water stained; 67–71 degrees. Black bass are fair on dark soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait, shrimp, and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.
BELTON Water murky; 63–67 degrees; 11.55’ low. Black bass are good on Rat–L–Traps and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are good on spoons. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are excellent on minnows around structure under lights at night. Channel and blue catfish are good on hot dogs. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines and throwlines baited with live perch.
BOB SANDLIN Water murky; 63–67 degrees; 0.35 high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits and hollow body frogs Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
BONHAM Water stained, 64–68 degrees; 0.13’ low. Black bass are fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and chatterbaits, jigs and soft plastics. Crappie are fair on minnows around bridges and boat docks. Catfish are fair with cut bait around creeks.
BRAUNIG Water stained. Black bass are good on crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms in the reeds and near the jetty and dam. Striped bass are good on liver and shad near the pier. Redfish are fair down rigging silver spoons near the jetty and dam. Channel catfish are very good on liver, shrimp, cheesebait, and cut bait. Blue catfish are good on cut bait in 15–20 feet.
BRIDGEPORT Water stained, 63–67 degrees; 24.00’ low. Black bass are good on Reaction Innovation Flirt worms on shakyheads. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Channel catfish are fair on trotlines. Call ahead as lake access is becoming severely limited.
BROWNWOOD Water stained; 66–70 degrees; 12.71’ low. Black bass to 7 pounds are excellent on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Shaky Head and Bass Hogg jigs in 4–10 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are excellent on minnows, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits in 2–6 feet. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
BUCHANAN Water murky; 64–68 degrees; 31.66’ low. Black bass are good on hard jerkbaits, JDC RocKraw trailers, and black/blue Whacky Sticks on jigheads along ledges in 12–20 feet. Striped bass are fair trolling crankbaits and drifting live bait in 20–30 feet. White bass are fair on Pirk Minnows, Shad Raps, and live bait. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
CADDO Water stained to muddy; 64–69 degrees; 2.30’ high. Black bass are good on bladed jigs and bluegill pattern swim jigs. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad and trotlines.
CALAVERAS Water stained. Black bass are good on dark soft plastic worms and crankbaits in reed beds. Striped bass are very good on cut perch and shad along the shoreline. Redfish are fair down rigging silver spoons near the dam in 15–20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are very good on live bait, shrimp, and prepared bait near the railroad trestle. Yellow catfish are slow.
CANYON LAKE Water murky; 64–68 degrees; 10.60’ low. Black bass are good on brown Curb’s hair jigs, JDC drop shot worms, and Scoundrel worms along break lines and ledges in 15–25 feet. Striped bass are good vertically jigging Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads. White bass are fair on ¼oz. Blade Baits in 40 feet. Smallmouth bass are good on JDC smoke/red flake tubes, tomato red curl tail grubs, and tomato red drop shot worms over rock piles in 12–25 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
CEDAR CREEK Water stained to muddy; 64–69 degrees; 0.13’ high. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits and Texas rigged creature baits in green pumpkin. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are good on prepared bait and trotlines.
CHOKE CANYON Water stained; 64–68 degrees; 27.83’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits and Texas rigged watermelon soft plastic lizards. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs under lights at night. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on punchbait. Yellow catfish are good on live bait.
COLEMAN Water clear; 62–66 degrees; 19.53’ low. Black bass are fair on soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLETO CREEK Water murky; 74 degrees in main lake, offline at hot water discharge; 0.45’ high. Black bass to 8 pounds are good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs at Coletoville Bridge in 10–12 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 14 pounds are good on live perch and cut bait in 8–10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLORADO CITY 23.36’ low. No report available.
CONROE Water murky; 65–69 degrees; 0.30’ high. Black bass are fair on dark soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait, cut bait, and frozen shrimp.
COOPER Water stained, 63–67 degrees: 1.74’ low. No report available.
FAIRFIELD Fishing has been slow since the fish kill in September of 2010. TPWD has discontinued stocking the lake after another kill in early September 2011. Redfish and black bass survived the kill in limited numbers.
FALCON Water murky; 63–67 degrees; 22.23’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon red Brush Hogs, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shrimp, stinkbait, and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.
FAYETTE Water stained. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits, Rat–L–Traps, Senkos, flukes, and soft plastics. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait.
FORK Water stained; 64–69 degrees; 2.03’ low. Black bass are good on weightless soft plastics, swimbaits and hollow body frogs. White and yellow bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
FT. PHANTOM HILL Water clear; 66–71 degrees; 16.06’ low. Black bass are fair on chatterbaits, flukes and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and live minnows in 2–8 feet. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.
GIBBONS CREEK Water clear. Black bass are fair on watermelon red and green pumpkin soft plastics and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait.
GRANBURY Water murky; 63–67 degrees; 7.08’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse/black soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps over grass. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and black tube jigs. Catfish are slow.
GRANGER Water murky; 62–66 degrees; 0.23’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon jigs and Rat–L–Traps in timber. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver at night. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait in 10–20 feet. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.
GRAPEVINE Water clear; 63–67 degrees; 6.81’ low. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits and Texas rigged worms. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Catfish are good on rod and reel and trotlines.
GREENBELT 44.21’ low. No report available.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water stained; 69–73 degrees; 0.55’ high. Black bass to 7 pounds are good on chartreuse shallow running crankbaits and watermelon soft plastic worms. Smallmouth bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows around brush. Bream are fair on live worms. Channel and blue catfish to 12 pounds are good on live worms. Yellow catfish are slow.
HUBBARD CREEK Water off color; 66–71 degrees; 31.23’ low. Black bass are fair to good on shallow running crankbaits, Texas rigs and chartreuse or white spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and live shad.
JOE POOL Water lightly stained; 64–68 degrees; 1.17’ high. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and swim jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
LAKE O' THE PINES Water stained to muddy; 65–70; degrees; 5.08’ high. Black bass are good on flipping jigs and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.
LAVON Water stained; 64–68 degrees; 2.43’ low. No report available.
LBJ Water stained; 63–67 degrees; 0.32’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse Curb’s jigs and watermelon red tubes. Striped bass are fair on silver slabs. White bass are good on silver Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and nightcrawlers. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
LEWISVILLE Water lightly stained; 63–67 degrees; 1.60’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and small plastic swimbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad.
LIVINGSTON Water fairly clear; 64–68 degrees; 0.72’ high. Black bass are very good on green pumpkin Rat–L–Traps and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
MACKENZIE 91.1’ low. No report available.
MARTIN CREEK Water clear; 64–87 degrees; 0.02’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters and hollow body frogs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad.
MEREDITH 78.47’ low. No report available.
MONTICELLO Water clear; 65–68 degrees; 1.02’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws and hollow body frogs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
NASWORTHY No report available.
NAVARRO MILLS Water stained; 62–66 degrees; 0.14’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on chicken livers and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
O.H. IVIE Water stained; 66–72 degrees; 45.04’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigs, weightless Grande Bass Rattlesnakes and buzzbaits. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs fished shallow. Catfish are fair to good on live bait.
OAK CREEK Water stained; 67–72 degrees; 25.64’ low. Black bass are fair to good on chatterbaits, Texas rigs and split shot rigged flukes. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs under a slip cork. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worn–Glo) nightcrawlers.
PALESTINE Water stained; 64–67 degrees; 1.39’ high. Black bass are fair on swim jigs and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
PALO DURO 59.87’ low. No report available.
POSSUM KINGDOM Water fairly clear; 66–72 degrees; 13.94’ low. Black bass are fair to good on spinnerbaits, Texas rigs, weightless Senkos and finesse jigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on Road Runners. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on live shad and nightcrawlers.
PROCTOR Water murky; 63–67 degrees; 12.77’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails. Striped bass are good on shad. White bass are fair trolling crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on live shad and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
RAY HUBBARD Water clear; 65–68 degrees; 4.54’ low. Black bass are good on shallow/medium crankbaits and topwater poppers. Crappie are good on minnows near brush piles. White bass are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
RAY ROBERTS Water clear; 63–67 degrees; 2.93’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms and craws near shallow cover. Some fishing being caught on hollow body frogs. Crappie are good on jigs near brush piles. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
RICHLAND CHAMBERS Water lightly stained; 63–67 degrees; 5.53’ low. Black bass are good on crankbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
SAM RAYBURN Water murky; 63–67 degrees; 4.00’ high. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged watermelon red soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are fair on live minnows and silver spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are good on worms. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp, live minnows, and stinkbait.
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 64–68 degrees; 1.89’ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and black/blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
SPENCE 70.94’ low. No report available.
STAMFORD 16.91’ low. No report available.
STEINHAGEN 1.88’ high. No report available.
STILLHOUSE Water murky; 63–67 degrees; 13.56’ low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are good on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
SWEETWATER Water off color; 65–71 degrees; 28.52’ low. No report available.
TAWAKONI Water stained; 64–68 degrees; 5.90’ low. No report available.
TEXOMA Water clear; 64–67 degrees; 2.15’ low. Black bass are good on small swimbaits and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Striped bass are good on minnows and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
TOLEDO BEND Water murky; 64–68 degrees; 0.64’ high. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons. White bass are fair on minnows and white Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and red tube jigs. Bream are good on worms. Channel and blue catfish are fair on frozen shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
TRAVIS Water murky; 64–68 degrees; 52.20’ low. Black bass are very good on Senkos, flukes, and crawfish crankbaits in 5–20 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits, white grubs, and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
WALTER E. LONG Water lightly stained. Black bass are good on shallow running crankbaits and chartreuse soft plastics. Hybrid striper are good on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are excellent on minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
WEATHERFORD Water clear; 64–68 degrees; 7.26’ low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.
WHITE RIVER Water stained; 66–71 degrees; 29.62’ low. No report available.
WHITNEY Water murky; 63–67 degrees; 9.05’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons and striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and stinkbait.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water stained to muddy; 65–67 degrees; 9.89’ high. Black bass are slow on flipping jigs and bladed jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
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