Fishing Reports for Week of March 4, 2015

Prairies & Lakes Region

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ATHENS Water clear; 41–45 degrees; 0.20' low. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, lipless crankbaits and soft jerkbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are slow on prepared bait.
BASTROP Water stained; 54–58 degrees. Black bass are good on green pumpkin spinnerbaits, crankbaits, Rat–L–Traps, and soft plastics. Crappie are good on minnows and black/blue tube jigs over brush piles. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
BELTON Water murky; 53–57 degrees; 12.74' low. Black bass are good on Rat–L–Traps and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are good on live shad. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows under lights at night in 18–20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and hot dogs. Yellow catfish are slow.
BONHAM Water stained, 43–46 degrees; 2.845 low. Black bass are slow on rattletraps, crankbaits, jigs and jerkbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair drifting with cut bait.
BRIDGEPORT Water lightly stained, 41–44 degrees; 24.17' low. Black bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits and hair jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow on slabs. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. Channel catfish are fair on trotlines. Call ahead as lake access is becoming severely limited.
CEDAR CREEK Water clear; 42–45 degrees; 3.83' low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs and shakeyhead worms in watermelon red. White bass are slow on minnows and slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on prepared bait.
COOPER Water clear, 45–49 degrees: 8.89' low. No report available. Please call ahead to verify if launching a boat is possible.
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.
FAYETTE Water stained. Black bass are good on watermelon, green pumpkin, and redbug Carolina rigged soft plastics off deep points. Channel and blue catfish are slow.
GIBBONS CREEK Water clear. Black bass are good on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are slow. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and hot dogs.
GRANBURY Water murky; 52–56 degrees; 9.43' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastics, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are slow.
GRAPEVINE Water clear; 41–44 degrees; 10.70' low. Black bass are slow on shakyheads, finesse jigs and deep crankbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.
JOE POOL Water clear; 42–46 degrees; 0.76' low. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, suspending jerkbaits and drop shot finesse worms. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.
LAVON Water lightly stained; 42–45 degrees; 10.21' low. No report available. Call ahead to verify lake access due to low water.
LEWISVILLE Water lightly stained; 40–44 degrees; 6.07' low. Black bass are slow on drop shots and suspending jerkbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow on minnows and slabs. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
NAVARRO MILLS Water stained; 53–57 degrees; 1.41' low. Black bass are fair green pumpkin soft plastics and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on Charlie slabs. Crappie are fair on chartreuse tube jigs off piers. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
PALESTINE Water clear; 42–45 degrees; 0.53' high. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, shakyheads, and green pumpkin flipping jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. White bass are fair on minnow and slabs. Catfish are slow on cut shad and prepared bait.
PROCTOR Water murky; 55–59 degrees; 12.81' low. Black bass are fair on deep running crankbaits and spinnerbaits off points. Striped bass are fair on live shad. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 10–15 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on live shad and goldfish. Yellow catfish are slow.
RAY HUBBARD Water clear; 42–46 degrees; 7.91' low. Black bass are slow on crankbaits, smaller umbrella rigs and suspending jerkbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are slow on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow on cut shad.
RAY ROBERTS Water clear; 41–44 degrees; 7.30' low. Black bass are slow on drop shot finesse worms, jigging spoons and Texas rigs near deeper timber. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs near brush piles. White bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow on prepared bait and cut shad.
RICHLAND CHAMBERS Water lightly stained; 41–45 degrees; 10.14' low. Black bass are slow on shakyheads and drop shot worms. White bass are slow on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 56–60 degrees; 0.15' high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/black Rat–L–Traps and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
STILLHOUSE Water murky; 55–59 degrees; 14.92' low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.
TAWAKONI Water stained; 42–46 degrees; 10.04' low. No report available. Please call ahead to verify access at ramp of your choice. Lake access is severely limited due to low water.
TEXOMA Water clear; 41–44 degrees; 5.03' low. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits, umbrella rigs and watermelon finesse jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs. Striped bass are slow on minnows and slabs. Catfish are slow on prepared bait.
WEATHERFORD Water clear; 41–45 degrees; 7.32' low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.
WHITNEY Water murky; 53–57 degrees; 10.30' low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and stinkbait.
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