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Week of May 20, 2015

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ATHENS :  Water stained; 74–77 degrees; 0.92’ high. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs, weightless worms and topwater poppers. Crappie are slow on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

BASTROP :  Water stained; 72–76 degrees. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits, Rat–L–Traps, and soft plastic worms and lizards. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on live bait, shrimp, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON :  Water murky; 66–70 degrees; 7.51’ low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BONHAM :  Water stained, 72–76 degrees; 0.75’ high. Black bass are good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and chatterbaits, jigs and soft plastics. Crappie are good on minnows around bridges and backs of creeks. Catfish are excellent on frozen shrimp and cut bait.

BRIDGEPORT :  Water stained, 72–75 degrees; 12.41’ low. Black bass are slow on black buzzbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Channel catfish are fair on trotlines. Use caution when navigating lake as rise in lake levels has lots of floating debris in lake.

CEDAR CREEK :  Water stained to muddy; 73–77 degrees; 0.18’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged soft plastics near docks and shallow cover. White bass are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are good on prepared bait.

COOPER :  Water stained, 73–76 degrees: 2.52’ high. No report available.

FAIRFIELD :  Fishing has been slow since the fish kill in September of 2010. TPWD has discontinued stocking the lake after another kill in early September 2011. Redfish and black bass survived the kill in limited numbers.

FAYETTE :  Water stained. Black bass are good on chartreuse shallow running crankbaits and watermelon Carolina rigged soft plastic worms along grass edges. Channel and blue catfish are slow.

GIBBONS CREEK :  Water clear. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are slow.

GRANBURY :  Water murky; 67–71 degrees; 0.10’ low. Black bass are good on soft plastic worms and lizards, Rat–L–Traps, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and shrimp.

GRAPEVINE :  Water stained to muddy; 73––76 degrees; 12.83’ high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged worms and craws. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Catfish are slow on prepared bait. Call ahead as high water has some ramps closed temporarily.

JOE POOL :  Water stained; 72–76 degrees; 7.91’ high. Black bass are slow on spinnerbaits and squarebill crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slab and minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines. Please call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water.

LAVON :  Water stained to muddy; 72–76 degrees; 7.10’ high. No report available.

LEWISVILLE :  Water stained; 72–75 degrees; 7.58’ high. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad. Call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water temporarily.

NAVARRO MILLS :  Water murky; 67–71 degrees; 10.38’ 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 stained; 72–75 degrees; 1.64’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits and craws. Crappie are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

PROCTOR :  Water murky; 67–71 degrees; 3.03’ high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

RAY HUBBARD :  Water slightly stained; 73–77 degrees; 0.01’ high. Black bass are good on small swimbaits and Yellow Magic topwaters in yellow frog. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS :  Water stained to muddy; 72–75 degrees; 7.53’. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged worms and topwaters near shallow cover. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Catfish are slow on prepared bait. Call ahead as some ramps are closed temporarily due to high water.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS :  Water stained; 72–76 degrees; 0.55’ high. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

SOMERVILLE :  Water murky; 69–73 degrees; 9.70’ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE :  Water murky; 68–72 degrees; 11.53’ low. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on watermelon soft plastics and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

TAWAKONI :  Water stained; 74–77 degrees; 1.74’ low. No report available.

TEXOMA :  Water stained; 72–75 degrees; 17.92’. Black bass are good on crankbaits and Reaction Innovations Vixens. Crappie are slow on minnows. Striped bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad. Call ahead as some ramps are closed temporarily due to high water.

WEATHERFORD :  Water clear; 72–75 degrees; 0.09’ high. No report available.

WHITNEY :  Water murky; 67–71 degrees; 4.06’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow.


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