Prairies & Lakes Region Week of July 26, 2017

Athens
Water lightly stained; 86–89 degrees; 0.06' high. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged Flukes, weightless Senkos and Yellow Magic poppers. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
Bastrop
Water stained; 80–84 degrees. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Belton
Water stained; 79–83 degrees; 0.08' high. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are good but small on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are very good on minnows under lights at night. Crappie are good on minnows in 20–25 feet under lights at night. Channel and blue catfish are good on juglines baited with frozen shad. Yellow catfish are good on juglines baited with live perch.
Bonham
Water lightly stained; 83–86 degrees; 2.14' low. Black bass are slow on topwater baits, crankbaits, and Texas rigged soft plastics around rocks and boat docks and. Crappie are good on minnows on brush piles in 12–15'. Catfish are slow cut bait and frozen shad.
Bridgeport
Water lightly stained, 83–87 degrees: 0.19' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, shakeyhead worms and shallow crankbaits near rip rap. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
Cedar Creek
Water lightly stained; 83–87 degrees; 0.15' high. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits, Texas rigged worms and shakeyhead worms. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
Cooper
Water stained; 1.79' low. No report available.
Fairfield
No report available.
Fayette
Water murky. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits and Rat–L–Traps early. Channel and blue catfish are slow.
Gibbons Creek
Water stained. Black bass are good on green pumpkin Rat–L–Traps and soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are very good on doughbait, cut bait, and frozen shrimp.
Granbury
Water stained; 79–83 degrees; 0.05' low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on shad Li'l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and frozen shrimp.
Grapevine
Water lightly stained; 83–87 degrees; 0.28' high. Black bass are good on deep diving crankbaits, Texas rigged craws and topwaters. White bass and hybrid bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
Joe Pool
Water lightly stained; 84–87 degrees; 0.09' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms, shakyhead worms and football head jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Lavon
Water stained; 84–89 degrees: 0.36' low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits, weightless Senkos and Texas rigged creature baits. White bass are slow on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
Lewisville
Water lightly stained; 83–88 degrees; 0.04' low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits, topwaters and shakyhead worms. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Navarro Mills
Water stained; 78–82 degrees; 0.03' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon shallow running crankbaits near the dam. White bass are fair on Humdingers, Little Georges, and silver spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse jigs off docks in Liberty Hill Park. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait over baited holes. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Palestine
Water lightly stained; 84–87 degrees; 0.12' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms, shakyhead worms and swim jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
Proctor
Water murky; 78–82 degrees; 0.04' high. Black bass are good on green pumpkin crankbaits and soft plastics. Striped bass are good on live shad. White bass are fair on live shad and pet spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and pearl tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines and juglines baited with live bait and cut shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
Ray Hubbard
Water lightly stained; 84–88 degrees; 0.26' low. Black bass are slow on Flukes, football jigs, and Carolina rigged craws. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
Ray Roberts
Water lightly stained; 84–87 degrees; 0.31' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms, football jigs and deep diving crankbaits. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
Richland Chambers
Water lightly stained; 85–88 degrees; 0.15' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, Texas rigged worms and shakeyhead worms. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and rod and reel.
Somerville
Water murky; 79–83 degrees; 0.27' low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on silver spoons. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shad, live minnows, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
Stillhouse
Water murky; 78–82 degrees; 0.16' high. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics and crankbaits. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
Tawakoni
Water lightly stained; 85–90 degrees; 1.48' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, hollow body frogs and shallow crankbaits. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Texoma
Water lightly stained; 83–86 degrees; 17.26' high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws, topwater walking baits and shakyhead worms. Crappie are fair on minnows in deeper brush piles. Striped bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
Weatherford
Water lightly stained; 0.80' low. No report available.
Whitney
Water stained; 78–82 degrees; 2.06' low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on white Li'l Fishies. Crappie are slow. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and stinkbait.

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