Fishing Reports for Week of February 3, 2016

Prairies & Lakes Region

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Water Body Report
ATHENS Water lightly stained; 47–51 degrees; 0.50' high. Black bass are slow on weightless Senkos, lipless crankbaits and suspending jerkbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
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 silver crankbaits. Hybrid striper are good on chrome slabs. White bass are good on chrome slabs, and on minnows under lights at night. Crappie are fair on minnows under lights at night around structure. Channel and blue catfish are good on doughbait, hot dogs, and summer sausage. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines and throwlines baited with live perch.
BONHAM Water stained, 47–51 degrees; 0.02' high. Black bass are slow on lipless crankbaits and jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs around brush piles in 15 feet. Catfish are good on drifting cut bait.
BRIDGEPORT Water stained to lightly stained, 47–52 degrees: 0.05' high. Black bass are fair on Megabass 110 jerkbaits in kohoku reaction and small umbrella rigs along main lake points. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
CEDAR CREEK Water stained; 47–52 degrees; 0.01' low. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, squarebill crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
COOPER Water stained; 1.25' 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.
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.
GIBBONS CREEK Water stained. Black bass are good on dark spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait.
GRANBURY Water murky; 46–50 degrees; 0.02' low. 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.
GRAPEVINE Water stained to muddy; 17.21' high. No report available. Please call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water.
JOE POOL Water stained; 1.95' high. No report available. Please call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water.
LAVON Water stained; 1.75' high. No report available.
LEWISVILLE Water lightly stained; 48–51 degrees; 3.88' high. Black bass fair on suspending jerkbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs Catfish are slow on trotlines.
NAVARRO MILLS No report available.
PALESTINE Water stained; 47–52 degrees; 0.29' high. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and flipping jigs on docks and flooded cover. Crappie are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
PROCTOR Water murky; 48–52 degrees; 1.65' low. 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 fair on live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
RAY HUBBARD Water slightly stained; 48–51 degrees; 0.02' high. Black bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
RAY ROBERTS Water stained; 3.85' high. No report available.
RICHLAND CHAMBERS Water stained; 48–53 degrees; 0.09' high. Black bass are good on smaller umbrella rigs, spinnerbaits and lipless crankbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 47–51 degrees; 0.26' 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.
STILLHOUSE Water stained; 46–50 degrees; 0.77' 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.
TAWAKONI Water stained; 0.27' high. No report available.
TEXOMA Water stained; 47–51 degrees; 1.05' high. Black bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits, medium crankbaits and umbrella rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs on brush piles. Striped bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
WEATHERFORD Water stained; 0.05' high. No report available.
WHITNEY Water murky; 45–49 degrees; 0.86' 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.
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