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Freshwater Fishing Reports

Week of May 27, 2015

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ALAN HENRY Water stained; 68–73 degrees; 0.4’ high. 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; 70–74 degrees; 28.68’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters, spinnerbaits, jerkbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are good on watermelon crankbaits and Red Fins. White bass are fair on live minnows, jigging spoons, and small white crankbaits. Crappie are slow. Catfish are good on cheesebait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are very good on trotlines and droplines 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; 0.25’ low. One ramp open and few anglers have been on the lake.
ATHENS Water stained; 74–77 degrees; 1.19’ high. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs, weightless worms and topwater poppers. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
BASTROP Water stained; 72–76 degrees. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
BELTON Water murky; 66–70 degrees; 1.45’ low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
BOB SANDLIN Water murky; 74–78 degrees; 0.5’ high. Black bass are good on buzz frogs and Spooks. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
BONHAM Water stained, 73–77 degrees; 1.3’ high. Black bass are good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and chatterbaits, jigs and soft plastics. Crappie are good on minnows around bridges and backs of creeks. Catfish are excellent on frozen shrimp and cut bait.
BRAUNIG Water stained. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair down rigging spoons near the dam and jetty. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp, cheesebait, and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
BRIDGEPORT Water stained, 72–75 degrees; Full pool. No report available. All ramps closed due to debris floating in lake.
BROWNWOOD Water murky; 72–76 degrees; 5.27’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are fair over baited holes. Yellow catfish are slow.
BUCHANAN Water murky; 68–72 degrees; 27.72’ low. Black bass are good on shad colored Rat–L–Traps, white Terminator spinnerbaits, and weightless wacky rigged Whacky Sticks in 5–15 feet. Striped bass are fair drifting live bait in 25–30 feet. White bass are fair trolling Shad Raps above Paradise Point. Crappie are fair on minnows and Curb’s crappie jigs. Channel catfish are good on live bait and cut bait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines and trotlines.
CADDO Water stained to muddy; 75–78 degrees; 2.8’ high. Black bass are slow on flipping jigs and spinnerbaits. White and yellow bass are good on slab and minnows. Catfish are good on cut shad and prepared bait.
CALAVERAS Water stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
CANYON LAKE Water murky; 69–73 degrees; 14.39’ high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
CEDAR CREEK Water stained to muddy; 74–77 degrees; 0.71’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged soft plastics and spinnerbaits near docks and shallow cover. White bass are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut shad.
CHOKE CANYON Water murky; 68–72 degrees; 24.50’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and Texas rigged soft plastic worms and lizards. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnow tipped jigs. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on punchbait and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.
COLEMAN Water clear; 67–71 degrees; 11.41’ low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLETO CREEK Water murky; 75 degrees in main lake, offline at hot water discharge; 0.62’ high. Black bass are fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and green tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on perch and shrimp. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.
COLORADO CITY 22.27’ low. No report available.
CONROE Water murky; 69–73 degrees; 0.64’ high. Black bass are good on green pumpkin Carolina rigged soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, liver, and cheesebait.
COOPER Water stained, 73–76 degrees; 3.67’ high. 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; 68–72 degrees; 19.33’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits and Carolina rigged soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut bait and stinkbait in the river. 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 shad colored crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Carolina rigged soft plastic worms. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait.
FORK Water lightly stained to stained; 75–78 degrees; 0.59’ high. Black bass are fair on deep diving crankbaits and soft plastic swimbaits. White and yellow bass are slow on minnows. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
FT. PHANTOM HILL Water clear; 66–71 degrees; 14.26’ 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 good on green pumpkin soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are slow.
GRANBURY Water murky; 67–71 degrees; 0.28’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and chartreuse spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, shrimp, and liver.
GRANGER Water clear; 75–79 degrees; 12.02’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
GRAPEVINE Water stained to muddy; 73––76 degrees; 20.77’ high. No report available. All ramps closed due to high water and floating debris.
GREENBELT 35’ low. No report available.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water stained; 75–79 degrees; 1.52’ high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and frogs. Smallmouth bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows near the islands. Bream are good on live worms. Channel and blue catfish to 5 pounds are good on shad and live worms. Yellow catfish are slow.
HUBBARD CREEK Water off color; 66–71 degrees; 26.06’ 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 stained; 72–76 degrees; 11.84’ high. No report available. All ramps closed due to high water and floating debris.
LAKE O' THE PINES Water stained to muddy; 74–77; degrees; 6.40’ high. Black bass are slow on spinnerbaits and hollow body frogs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and cut shad.
LAVON Water stained to muddy; 72–76 degrees; 11.19’ high. No report available. All ramps closed due to high water and floating debris.
LBJ Water stained; 69–73 degrees; 0.40’ low. Black bass are good on JDC Skip–N–Pop topwaters, watermelon flukes, and green pumpkin tubes along flats in 5–12 feet. White bass are fair on Shad Raps and Tiny Traps. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles in 10–25 feet. Channel catfish are good on live bait and doughbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait.
LEWISVILLE Water stained; 72–75 degrees; 12.22’ high. No report available. All ramps closed due to high water and floating debris.
LIVINGSTON Water fairly clear; 70–74 degrees; 1.52’ high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on pet spoons, slabs, and troll tubes. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are very good on shad. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.
MACKENZIE 77.37’ low. No report available.
MARTIN CREEK Water clear; 75–84 degrees; 0.09’ high. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs, buzz frogs and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad and prepared bait.
MEREDITH 74.56’ low. No report available.
MONTICELLO Water clear to stained; 74–78 degrees; 0.85’ high. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs near shallow grass and pads. Texas rigged creature baits pitched around the reeds effective as well. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on prepared bait
NASWORTHY No report available.
NAVARRO MILLS Water murky; 67–71 degrees; 13.45’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
O.H. IVIE Water stained; 66–72 degrees; 44.31’ 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; 23.2’ 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; 73–76 degrees; 1.99’ high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged creature baits and weightless Senkos. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
PALO DURO 54.71’ low. No report available.
POSSUM KINGDOM Water fairly clear; 66–72 degrees; 0.73’ 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; 67–71 degrees; 2.27’ high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on shad. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and shad. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on fresh shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
RAY HUBBARD Water slightly stained; 74–78 degrees; 0.67’ high. Black bass are good on small swimbaits and Yellow Magic topwaters in yellow frog near rip rap banks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and rod and reel.
RAY ROBERTS Water stained to muddy; 72–75 degrees; 10.17’ high. No report available. All ramps closed due to high water and floating debris.
RICHLAND CHAMBERS Water stained to muddy; 73–76 degrees; 1.49’ high. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
SAM RAYBURN Water stained; 69–73 degrees; 6.87’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Bream are slow. Catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 69–73 degrees; 14.59’ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
SPENCE 65.7’ low. No report available.
STAMFORD 7.99’ low. No report available.
STEINHAGEN 1.19; high. No report available.
STILLHOUSE Water murky; 68–72 degrees; 4.46’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
SWEETWATER Water off color; 65–71 degrees; 28.07’ low. No report available.
TAWAKONI Water stained; 74–78 degrees; 0.43’ high. No report available. Use caution when navigating lake as floating debris is present.
TEXOMA Water stained to muddy; 72–75 degrees; 26.02’ high. No report available. All ramps closed due to high water and floating debris.
TOLEDO BEND Water murky; 68–72 degrees; 0.10’ high. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on silver spoons and slabs in the river. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait, cut bait, and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
TRAVIS Water murky; 69–73 degrees; 27.04’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
WALTER E. LONG Water lightly stained. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
WEATHERFORD Water stained; 73–77 degrees; 0.42’ high. No report available.
WHITE RIVER Water stained; 66–71 degrees; 16.73’ low. No report available.
WHITNEY Water murky; 67–71 degrees; 5.15’ high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water stained to muddy; 74–78 degrees; 12.67’ high. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs and bladed jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
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