Prairies & Lakes Region Week of September 28, 2016

Athens
Water lightly stained; 79–83 degrees; 0.80' low. Black bass are good on topwaters, buzzbaits, spinnerbaits and Texas rig worms on docks. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
Bastrop
Water stained; 86–90 degrees. Black bass are fair on watermelon Rat–L–Traps and crankbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, nightcrawlers, and punchbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Belton
Water stained; 84–88 degrees; 0.03' high. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed crankbaits and Rat–L–Traps over grass. Hybrid striper are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on hot dogs, stinkbait, and liver. Yellow catfish are fair on live shad.
Bonham
Water lightly stained; 78–82 degrees; 2.10' low. Black bass are good on topwaters, frogs, and buzzbaits. Jigs, shakyheads and Texas rig worms are effective under boat docks. Crappie are good on boat docks. Catfish are good on cut bait.
Bridgeport
Water lightly stained, 78–81 degrees: 0.18' high. Black bass are good on Megabass S Crank 1.2 in sexy french pearl and white buzzbaits as well as Texas rigged Zoom Speed Craws in sungill or green pumpkin with claws dipped in chartreuse. Crappie are good on minnows and. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.
Cedar Creek
Water lightly stained; 78–83 degrees; 1.27' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms, spinnerbaits and shakyheads near docks and shallow cover. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
Cooper
Water stained to muddy; 2.17' low. 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 good on watermelon crankbaits and Carolina rigged soft plastics. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver and shrimp over baited holes.
Gibbons Creek
Water stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon red Carolina rigged soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp.
Granbury
Water stained; 88–92 degrees; 0.23' low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are fair on white Li'l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers, shrimp, and live bait.
Grapevine
Water lightly stained; 78–83 degrees; 0.18' high. Black bass are fair on Yellow Magics, shad pattern shallow crankbaits and Texas rigged craws. White bass and hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
Joe Pool
Water lightly stained; 79–82 degrees; 0.93' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, spinnerbaits and wake baits. White bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.
Lavon
Water stained; 80–83 degrees: 2.58' low. Black bass are fair on black buzzbaits, green pumpkin flipping jigs and Texas rigged craws. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and punch bait.
Lewisville
Water lightly stained; 78–82 degrees; 0.39' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, shallow crankbaits and topwaters. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
Navarro Mills
Water stained; 86–90 degrees; 0.17' high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits and Rat–L–Traps in Liberty Hill Park. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Palestine
Water lightly stained; 78–81 degrees; 1.32' low. Black bass are fair on topwaters, swim jigs and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Proctor
Water stained; 85–89 degrees; 0.99' low. Black bass are good on watermelon topwaters and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on Li'l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are good on live minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
Ray Hubbard
Water lightly stained; 79–83 degrees; 0.82' low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits, Pop R's and wakebaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Ray Roberts
Water lightly stained; 79–82 degrees; 0.34' low. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged Flukes, topwaters and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Richland Chambers
Water lightly stained; 78–82 degrees; 0.33' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, buzzbaits, swim jigs and topwaters. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Somerville
Water murky; 87–91 degrees; 1.32' high. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
Stillhouse
Water murky; 85–89 degrees; 0.38' high. Black bass are fair on white Rat–L–Traps and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
Tawakoni
Water stained; 80–83 degrees; 1.78' low. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs, black buzzbaits and squarebill crankbaits. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and punch bait.
Texoma
Water stained; 78–82 degrees; 1.06' low. Black bass are good on topwaters, Texas rigged worms and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Striped bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
Weatherford
Water lightly stained; 0.30' low. No report available.
Whitney
Water stained; 86–90 degrees; 3.62' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Rat–L–Traps, spinnerbaits, and shallow running crankbaits. Striped bass are good chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait.

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