Prairies & Lakes Region Week of January 18, 2017

Athens
Water lightly stained; 51–53 degrees; 0.44' high. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits, Texas rig creature baits and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
Bastrop
Water stained; 61–65 degrees. Black bass are good on Rat–L–Traps and chartreuse jigs. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.
Belton
Water stained; 60–64 degrees; 1.14' high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows at night. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with frozen shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
Bonham
Water lightly stained; 48–51 degrees; 2.81' low. Black bass are slow on jerkbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good drifting cut bait.
Bridgeport
Water lightly stained, 47–51 degrees: 0.15' high. Black bass are fair on Megabass Vision 110 jerkbaits in mat shad, lipless crankbaits and chartreuse with brown back crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
Cedar Creek
Water lightly stained; 49–52 degrees; 1.14' low. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits, split shot Flukes and suspending jerkbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
Cooper
Water stained to muddy; 3.81' 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 Carolina rigged soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. Channel and blue catfish are slow.
Gibbons Creek
Water stained. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait.
Granbury
Water stained; 61–65 degrees; 0.06' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait.
Grapevine
Water stained; 48–51 degrees; 1.92' high. Black bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits, shakeyhead worms and lipless crankbaits. White bass and hybrid bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.
Joe Pool
Water lightly stained; 47–50 degrees; 0.37' high. Black bass are fair on finesse jigs, bladed jigs and lipless crankbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Lavon
Water stained; 49–52 degrees: 3.10' low. Black bass are slow on flipping jigs, lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
Lewisville
Water stained; 48–51 degrees; 0.84' high. Black bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits, bladed jigs and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Navarro Mills
Water stained; 61–65 degrees; 0.11' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Rat–L–Traps. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on chartreuse tube jigs at the marina. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Palestine
Water lightly stained; 48–50 degrees; 0.67' low. Black bass are good on flipping jigs, bladed jigs and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Proctor
Water stained; 59–63 degrees; 0.38' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
Ray Hubbard
Water lightly stained; 47–50 degrees; 0.99' low. Black bass are slow on umbrella rigs, shallow crankbaits and shakyhead worms. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
Ray Roberts
Water stained; 48–51 degrees; 0.84' high. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, soft plastic jerkbaits and football jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Richland Chambers
Water lightly stained; 47–50 degrees; 1.46' low. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, swim jigs and finesse jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Somerville
Water murky; 61–65 degrees; 0.32' high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and watermelon tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Stillhouse
Water murky; 59–63 degrees; 0.51' high. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and watermelon seed worms. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
Tawakoni
Water stained; 49–53 degrees; 2.70' low. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, lipless crankbaits and flipping jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Texoma
Water stained; 47–50 degrees; 0.18' high. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits, umbrella rigs and shakyhead worms. Crappie are fair on minnows. Striped bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Weatherford
Water lightly stained; 0.55' low. No report available.
Whitney
Water stained; 62–66 degrees; 2.83' low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are good on frozen liver, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait.

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