Prairies & Lakes Region Week of February 22, 2017

Athens
Water lightly stained; 57–61 degrees; 0.55' high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, weightless Senkos and squarebill crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Bastrop
Water stained; 63–67 degrees. Black bass are very good on watermelon and watermelon red spinnerbaits, crankbaits, Rat–L–Traps, and soft plastics. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
Belton
Water stained; 64–68 degrees; 1.74' high. Black bass are good on perch colored Rat–L–Traps and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Bonham
Water stained; 56–60 degrees; 2.74' low. Black bass are slow on Rat L Traps, jerkbaits, jigs and bladed jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs along creek channels. Catfish are good drifting cut bait.
Bridgeport
Water lightly stained, 56–60 degrees: 0.40' high. Black bass are fair on finesse jigs, lipless crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Cedar Creek
Water stained; 57–60 degrees; 0.27' high. Black bass are slow on shakyhead worms, Texas rigged craws and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows, Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Cooper
Water stained to muddy; 3.66' low. No report available.
Fairfield
Water lightly stained; 67–76 degrees; 0.02' low. Black bass slow on Texas rigged craws, spinnerbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish no report. Redfish no report.
Fayette
Water murky. Black bass are good on green pumpkin Carolina rigged soft plastics, spinnerbaits, Rat–L–Traps, Senkos, flukes, and soft plastics. Channel and blue catfish are slow.
Gibbons Creek
Water stained. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are fair on frozen shrimp, hot dogs, and stinkbait.
Granbury
Water stained; 63–67 degrees; 0.06' low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are slow.
Grapevine
Water stained; 56–59 degrees; 0.63' high. Black bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits, weightless Senkos and spinnerbaits. White bass and hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
Joe Pool
Water lightly stained; 55–59 degrees; 0.42' high. Black bass are fair on weightless Senkos, bladed jigs and lipless crankbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Lavon
Water stained; 57–60 degrees: 2.37' low. Black bass are slow on squarebill crankbaits, spinnerbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
Lewisville
Water stained; 56–59 degrees; 0.42' high. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits, bladed jigs and soft jerkbaits. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Navarro Mills
Water stained; 64–68 degrees; 0.34' high. Black bass are fair chartreuse Rat–L–Traps. White bass are good on silver slabs. Crappie are fair on chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Palestine
Water lightly stained; 56–60 degrees; 0.32' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, bladed jigs and weightless Senkos. Crappie are slow on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Proctor
Water stained; 62–66 degrees; 0.10' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and soft plastic worms. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 10–18 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on live shad and goldfish. Yellow catfish are slow.
Ray Hubbard
Water lightly stained; 57–60 degrees; 0.56' low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, Texas rigged worms and shakyhead worms. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
Ray Roberts
Water stained; 55–59 degrees; 0.27' high. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, weightless Flukes and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Richland Chambers
Water lightly stained; 56–60 degrees; 0.19' low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, Texas rigged craws and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Somerville
Water murky; 63–67 degrees; 0.13' high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and black tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Stillhouse
Water murky; 62–66 degrees; 0.88' high. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.
Tawakoni
Water stained; 57–60 degrees; 2.64' low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, lipless crankbaits and Texas rigged craws. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
Texoma
Water stained; 55–59 degrees; 1.43' low. Black bass are good on shakyhead worms, shallow crankbaits and weightless Flukes. Crappie are good on minnows. Striped bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Weatherford
Water lightly stained; 0.22' low. No report available.
Whitney
Water stained; 65–69 degrees; 2.78' low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and Li'l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and stinkbait.

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