Prairies & Lakes Region Week of August 24, 2016

Athens
Water lightly stained; 82–85 degrees; 0.48' low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits, hollow body frogs and topwaters. Crappie are good on white jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
Bastrop
Water murky; 86–90 degrees. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cut bait and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
Belton
Water murky; 84–88 degrees; 3.18' high. Black bass are good on topwaters. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs on the bottom. White bass are good trolling Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are excellent on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on Vienna sausages. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch and goldfish.
Bonham
Water lightly stained; 81–84 degrees; 1.62' low. Black bass are good on Texas rig soft plastics and jigs on docks. Topwaters effective early. Crappie are slow on brush piles near points. Catfish are excellent on cut bait.
Bridgeport
Water lightly stained, 81–85 degrees: 1.10' high. Black bass are good on white buzzbaits, spinnerbaits and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.
Cedar Creek
Water lightly stained; 81–85 degrees; 0.69' low. Black bass are good on topwaters, buzzbaits and Texas rigged worms near docks and shallow cover. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Cooper
Water stained to muddy; 1.22' 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 fair on chartreuse Carolina rigged soft plastics and small spinnerbaits. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut shad.
Gibbons Creek
Water murky. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and live bait.
Granbury
Water murky; 88–92 degrees; 0.53' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and live bait.
Grapevine
Water lightly stained; 81–84 degrees; 2.62' high. Black bass are good on Megabass V4 buzzbaits in shad pattern as well as Megabass S Crank 1.2 in MB Sexy Shad. White bass and hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
Joe Pool
Water lightly stained; 82–85 degrees; 0.47' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, topwaters and swim jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on rod and reel.
Lavon
Water stained; 82–85 degrees: 1.71' low. Black bass are fair on buzzbaits, flipping jigs and bladed jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
Lewisville
Water lightly stained; 81–85 degrees; 0.20' high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, Yellow Magics and small plastic swimbaits. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Navarro Mills
Water murky; 86–90 degrees; 3.80' high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Palestine
Water lightly stained; 81–84 degrees; 0.86' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws and spinnerbaits. Topwaters working early. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
Proctor
Water murky; 85–89 degrees; 0.57' low. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and some topwaters. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.
Ray Hubbard
Water lightly stained; 82–85 degrees; 0.69' low. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits, topwaters and wakebaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
Ray Roberts
Water stained; 81–85 degrees; 0.05' high. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged Flukes, swimjigs and buzzbaits. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Richland Chambers
Water lightly stained; 81–84 degrees; 0.35' high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws, spinnerbaits and topwaters. White bass are good 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; 5.93' high. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails. Hybrid striper are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines and juglines baited with perch. Yellow catfish are slow.
Stillhouse
Water murky; 85–89 degrees; 2.92' high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Tawakoni
Water stained; 82–86 degrees; 0.99' low. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs, bladed jigs and Texas rigged creature baits. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and rod and reel.
Texoma
Water stained to muddy; 81–84 degrees; 1.10' low. Black bass are fair on topwaters, small plastic swimbaits on jigheads and shakyhead worms. Crappie are fair on minnows. Striped bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Weatherford
Water lightly stained; 0.14' high. No report available.
Whitney
Water murky; 86–90 degrees; 2.74' low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on bloodbait and shrimp.

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