Freshwater Fishing Reports

Week of February 10, 2016

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Water Body Report
ALAN HENRY 1.77’ low. No reports due to winter weather.
AMISTAD Water murky; 51–55 degrees; 24.82’ low. Black bass are good on jerkbaits, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and swimbaits. Striped bass are good on jigging spoons, slabs, small crankbaits, and large jerkbaits. White bass are good on jigging spoons, slabs, and small crankbaits. Catfish are good on cheesebait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers in 30–60 feet over baited holes. Yellow catfish are fair 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 0.33’ high. No reports due to winter weather.
ATHENS Water lightly stained; 48–53 degrees; 0.42’ high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, lipless crankbaits and suspending jerkbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
BASTROP Water stained; 48–52 degrees. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.
BELTON Water murky; 46–50 degrees; 0.67’ high. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps in coves. Hybrid striper are good trolling Rat–L–Traps. White bass are good trolling Rat–L–Traps, and on minnows and white riversides. Crappie are good on minnows and white riversides. Channel and blue catfish are fair on doughbait and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
BOB SANDLIN Water stained; 50–55 degrees; 0.40’ high. Black bass are good on bladed jigs and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs on brush piles. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
BONHAM Water muddy, 48–53 degrees; 0.10’ low. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits, lipless crankbaits and jigs around rock and wood cover. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs around brush piles in 15 feet. Catfish are good on drifting cut bait.
BRAUNIG Water stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and soft plastic worms near the dam. Striped bass are good on liver and shad at Dead Tree Point. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp, cheesebait, and cut bait near the discharge. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait.
BRIDGEPORT Water stained to lightly stained, 48–52 degrees: 0.04’ low. Black bass are fair on Megabass 110 jerkbaits in kohoku reaction, small plastic swimbaits on jigheads and small umbrella rigs along main lake points. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
BROWNWOOD Water murky; 46–50 degrees; 0.01’ high. Black bass are good on jerkbaits, swimbaits, and on green/brown and green pumpkin soft plastic worms among flooded bushes in 2–7 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and Li’l Fishies in 8–14 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish to 8 pounds are excellent on juglines baited with cut perch and shad in 5–15 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
BUCHANAN Water murky; 46–50 degrees; 7.25’ low. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged black lizards, perch colored Rattlin’ Rogues, and chartreuse Curb’s hair jigs in 10–20 feet. Striped bass are fair trolling white/blue Curbs striper jigs and Rattlin’ Rogues. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
CADDO Water murky; 50–55 degrees; 1.65’ high. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White and yellow bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on rod and reel with prepared bait.
CALAVERAS Water stained. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits over grass. Striped bass are good on silver spoons and jigs near the dam in 15–25 feet. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and cheesebait in 181 cove. Yellow catfish are slow.
CANYON LAKE Water murky; 47–51 degrees; 0.17’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged watermelon Scoundrel worms on shaky jigheads along break lines and ledges, and chartreuse hair jigs in 15–20 feet. Striped bass are fair trolling white/chartreuse Curbs striper jigs and vertically jigging Pirk Minnows. White bass are good jigging dark Blade Baits and Pirk Minnows along the main river channel. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
CEDAR CREEK Water stained; 48–53 degrees; 0.07’ low. Black bass are good on bladed jigs and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
CHOKE CANYON Water murky; 46–50 degrees; 23.68’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastic worms and lizards. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.
COLEMAN Water murky; 45–49 degrees; 4.50’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on green striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, liver, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLETO CREEK Water murky; 62 degrees in main lake, 50 at hot water discharge; 0.71’ low. Black bass to 5 pounds are fair on crankbaits and soft plastic worms. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish to 7 pounds are fair on live perch in 8–10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLORADO CITY 19.9’ low. No report available.
CONROE Water murky; 46–50 degrees; 0.05’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs and spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and nightcrawlers.
COOPER Water stained; 0.03’ high. No report available.
FAIRFIELD Black bass fishing reported as significantly improved. TPWD discontinued stocking the lake after the fish kill in September 2011. Redfish survived the kill in limited numbers.
FALCON Water murky; 50–54 degrees; 15.60’ low. Black bass are good on green jigs, watermelon soft plastics, and slow rolling spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on shrimp, nightcrawlers, 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 murky. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps in 10–25 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait.
FORK Water stained; 49–54 degrees; 0.67’ low. Black bass are fair on flipping jigs, drop shot finesse worms and umbrella rigs. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
FT. PHANTOM HILL Water murky; 45–52 degrees; 0.26’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and split shot rigged Rattlesnakes. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.
GIBBONS CREEK Water stained. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastics. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on shrimp and chicken livers.
GRANBURY Water murky; 45–49 degrees; 0.03’ high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on shrimp and bloodbait.
GRANGER Water clear; 46–50 degrees; 0.40’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on small white jigs upriver. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver at night. Blue catfish are fair on prepared baits, and on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
GRAPEVINE Water stained to muddy; 15.51’ high. No report available. Please call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water.
GREENBELT 33.63’ low. No report available.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water stained; 55–59 degrees; 0.12’ high. Black bass to 6 pounds are fair on black/blue soft plastic worms on Finesse rigs in 2–10 feet, and on crawfish colored and orange/black Rat–L–Traps. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on live minnows near the dam in 35 feet. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
HUBBARD CREEK Water off color; 47–55 degrees; 14.02’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, Rat–L–Traps and jigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and live shad.
JOE POOL Water stained; 1.35’ high. No report available.
LAKE O' THE PINES Water muddy; 8.54’ high. No report available. Please call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water. Use caution when navigating lake.
LAVON Water stained; 1.76’ high. No report available.
LBJ Water stained; 46–50 degrees; 0.66’ low. Black bass are fair on Bleeding Shad Rat–L–Traps, Curb’s buzzbaits, and wacky rigged watermelon Whacky Sticks in 8–15 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair vertically jigging Pirk Minnows under birds. Crappie are good on live minnows over brush piles in 10–15 feet. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and shrimp. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
LEWISVILLE Water lightly stained; 48–52 degrees; 1.66’ high. Black bass slow on suspending jerkbaits, soft jerkbaits and shakyheads. White bass are slow on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs Catfish are fair on trotlines.
LIVINGSTON Water fairly clear; 48–52 degrees; 0.12’ high. Black bass are good on perch colored crankbaits in the creeks. Striped bass are fair on Zara spooks. White bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps and spec rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
MACKENZIE 71.35’ low. No report available.
MARTIN CREEK Water clear; 77–83 degrees; 0.01’ high. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits, squarebill crankbaits and hollow body frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut bait.
MEREDITH 58.36’ low. No report available.
MONTICELLO Water lightly stained; 59–63 degrees; 0.75’ high. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, spinnerbaits and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.
NASWORTHY 43–54 degrees; 1.25’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and jigs. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.
NAVARRO MILLS Water murky; 1.52’ high. All ramps and parks are closed. The marina is also closed.
O.H. IVIE Water stained; 48–54 degrees; 46.06’ low. Black bass are fair on Senkos with a 1/16 oz. bullet weight, Texas rigs, jigs and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs fished shallow. Catfish are fair to good on live bait.
OAK CREEK Water stained; 44–53 degrees; 15.45’ low. Black bass are fair on drop shot rigs, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worn–Glo) nightcrawlers.
PALESTINE Water stained; 49–53 degrees; 0.26’ high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, finesse jigs and flipping jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.
PALO DURO 52.58’ low. No report available.
POSSUM KINGDOM Water off color; 48–57 degrees; 0.11’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, spinnerbaits, drop shot rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on live shad and nightcrawlers.
PROCTOR Water murky; 47–51 degrees; 0.51’ high. Black bass are fair on shad colored Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
RAY HUBBARD Water slightly stained; 48–52 degrees; 0.06’ low. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
RAY ROBERTS Water stained; 2.96’ high. No report available.
RICHLAND CHAMBERS Water stained; 49–53 degrees; 0.06’ high. Black bass are fair on smaller umbrella rigs and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
SAM RAYBURN Water stained; 49–53 degrees; 0.19’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on live minnows and jigging spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait.
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 46–50 degrees; 0.13’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
SPENCE 55.4’ low. No report available.
STAMFORD 0.73’ high. No report available.
STEINHAGEN 1.39’ high. No report available.
STILLHOUSE Water stained; 45–49 degrees; 0.34’ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.
SWEETWATER Water off color; 43–52 degrees; 28.14’ low. No report available.
TAWAKONI Water stained; 0.09’ high. No report available.
TEXOMA Water stained; 48–52 degrees; 1.67’ low. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits and umbrella rigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs on brush piles. Striped bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
TOLEDO BEND Water murky; 48–52 degrees; 0.20’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are fair on worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on live bait, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
TRAVIS Water murky; 46–50 degrees; 3.33’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastic worms and perch colored crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs in 25–35 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cut shad in 30–45 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
WALTER E. LONG Water murky. Black bass are fair on small spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
WEATHERFORD Water stained; 0.07’ low. No report available.
WHITE RIVER Water stained; 44–54 degrees; 16.42’ low. No reports due to winter weather.
WHITNEY Water murky; 45–49 degrees; 1.13’ low. Black bass are good on dark soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on green 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 muddy; 49–53 degrees; 29.60’ high. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs and black/blue flipping jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
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