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Week of February 10, 2016

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ATHENS :  Water lightly stained; 48–53 degrees; 0.42’ high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, lipless crankbaits and suspending jerkbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

BASTROP :  Water stained; 48–52 degrees. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON :  Water murky; 46–50 degrees; 0.67’ high. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps in coves. Hybrid striper are good trolling Rat–L–Traps. White bass are good trolling Rat–L–Traps, and on minnows and white riversides. Crappie are good on minnows and white riversides. Channel and blue catfish are fair on doughbait and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BONHAM :  Water muddy, 48–53 degrees; 0.10’ low. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits, lipless crankbaits and jigs around rock and wood cover. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs around brush piles in 15 feet. Catfish are good on drifting cut bait.

BRIDGEPORT :  Water stained to lightly stained, 48–52 degrees: 0.04’ low. Black bass are fair on Megabass 110 jerkbaits in kohoku reaction, small plastic swimbaits on jigheads and small umbrella rigs along main lake points. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

CEDAR CREEK :  Water stained; 48–53 degrees; 0.07’ low. Black bass are good on bladed jigs and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

COOPER :  Water stained; 0.03’ high. 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 watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps in 10–25 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait.

GIBBONS CREEK :  Water stained. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastics. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on shrimp and chicken livers.

GRANBURY :  Water murky; 45–49 degrees; 0.03’ high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on shrimp and bloodbait.

GRAPEVINE :  Water stained to muddy; 15.51’ high. No report available. Please call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water.

JOE POOL :  Water stained; 1.35’ high. No report available.

LAVON :  Water stained; 1.76’ high. No report available.

LEWISVILLE :  Water lightly stained; 48–52 degrees; 1.66’ high. Black bass slow on suspending jerkbaits, soft jerkbaits and shakyheads. White bass are slow on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs Catfish are fair on trotlines.

NAVARRO MILLS :  Water murky; 1.52’ high. All ramps and parks are closed. The marina is also closed.

PALESTINE :  Water stained; 49–53 degrees; 0.26’ high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, finesse jigs and flipping jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.

PROCTOR :  Water murky; 47–51 degrees; 0.51’ high. Black bass are fair on shad colored Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

RAY HUBBARD :  Water slightly stained; 48–52 degrees; 0.06’ low. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS :  Water stained; 2.96’ high. No report available.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS :  Water stained; 49–53 degrees; 0.06’ high. Black bass are fair on smaller umbrella rigs and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

SOMERVILLE :  Water murky; 46–50 degrees; 0.13’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE :  Water stained; 45–49 degrees; 0.34’ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.

TAWAKONI :  Water stained; 0.09’ high. No report available.

TEXOMA :  Water stained; 48–52 degrees; 1.67’ low. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits and umbrella rigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs on brush piles. Striped bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

WEATHERFORD :  Water stained; 0.07’ low. No report available.

WHITNEY :  Water murky; 45–49 degrees; 1.13’ low. Black bass are good on dark soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on green striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and stinkbait.


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