Prairies & Lakes Region Week of May 17, 2017

Athens
Water lightly stained; 72–76 degrees; 0.22' high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, weightless Senkos and black buzzbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on rod and reel.
Bastrop
Water stained; 73–77 degrees. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastics. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on live bait and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Belton
Water stained; 72–76 degrees; 0.78' high. Black bass are good trolling Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are good on shad in 20 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows under lights at night. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with live perch and live shad.
Bonham
Water lightly stained; 72–75 degrees; 2.75' low. Black bass are good on topwater baits, shallow crankbaits, and Texas rigged soft plastics around rocks, docks and secondary points. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good cut bait and frozen shad.
Bridgeport
Water lightly stained, 71–74 degrees: 0.08' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, weightless Senkos and squarebill crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Cedar Creek
Water lightly stained; 71–74 degrees; 0.02' high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, Texas rigged worms and topwater poppers. White bass are good on slabs and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Cooper
Water stained; 2.91' low. No report available.
Fairfield
No report available.
Fayette
Water murky. Black bass are good on watermelon shallow running crankbaits and soft plastic worms in 4–20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on juglines baited with shrimp and shad in 10–12 feet.
Gibbons Creek
Water stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are good on minnows, shrimp, and liver.
Granbury
Water stained; 72–76 degrees; 0.40' low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/white soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on white bucktail jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and watermelon spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, liver, and frozen shrimp.
Grapevine
Water lightly stained; 71–74 degrees; 0.04' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms, football jigs and topwater poppers. White bass and hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Joe Pool
Water lightly stained; 71–75 degrees; 0.27' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, weightless Senkos and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
Lavon
Water stained; 70–74 degrees: 0.75' low. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits, buzzbaits and Texas rigged craws. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
Lewisville
Water lightly stained; 70–74 degrees; 0.12' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, squarebill crankbaits and topwaters. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Navarro Mills
Water stained; 72–76 degrees; 0.06' low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics and spinnerbaits along banks in Liberty Hill Park and near the dam. White bass are good on Charlie slabs and pet spoons. Crappie are fair on chartreuse jigs and minnows. Channel catfish are good on minnows and nightcrawlers. Blue catfish are fair on trotlines and juglines baited with liver and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
Palestine
Water lightly stained; 70–74 degrees; 0.01' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, buzzbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
Proctor
Water stained; 71–75 degrees; 0.37' low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are good on shad. White bass are good on minnows and shad colored crankbaits. Crappie are very good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are very good on shad and shrimp. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.
Ray Hubbard
Water lightly stained; 70–75 degrees; 0.26' low. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits, topwater walking baits and shakyhead worms. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Ray Roberts
Water lightly stained; 71–75 degrees; 0.08' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms, topwater poppers and football jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
Richland Chambers
Water lightly stained; 70–74 degrees; 0.16' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, swim jigs and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Somerville
Water murky; 74–78 degrees; 0.12' low. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are good on silver spoons. White bass are good on slabs and spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on punchbait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.
Stillhouse
Water murky; 73–77 degrees; 0.29' high. Black bass are good on watermelon Rat–L–Traps and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Tawakoni
Water lightly stained; 71–75 degrees; 1.90' low. Black bass are fair on black buzzbaits, hollow body frogs and Texas rigged craws. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Texoma
Water lightly stained; 70–74 degrees; 2.47' low. Black bass are good on medium crankbaits, topwater poppers and Texas rigged worms. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Striped bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Weatherford
Water lightly stained; 0.72' low. No report available.
Whitney
Water stained; 72–76 degrees; 2.37' low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on white/chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows, Charlie slabs, pet spoons, and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and Li'l Fishies. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp and stinkbait.

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