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Week of March 25, 2015

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ATHENS :  Water lightly stained; 58–62 degrees; 0.48’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, craws and worms. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are slow on cut shad.

BASTROP :  Water stained; 54–58 degrees. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON :  Water murky; 53–57 degrees; 12.11’ low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin crankbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on blue jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows under lights at night in 25 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and hot dogs. Yellow catfish are slow.

BONHAM :  Water stained, 54–59 degrees; 0.11’ low. Black bass are slow on rattletraps, jigs, crankbaits, bladed jigs and soft plastics. Crappie are fair on minnows around bridges and boat docks. Catfish are fair with cut bait around creeks.

BRIDGEPORT :  Water stained, 53–58 degrees; 23.90’ low. Black bass are good on shallow to medium crankbaits in chartreuses. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. Channel catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait. Call ahead as lake access is becoming severely limited.

CEDAR CREEK :  Water stained to muddy; 57–60 degrees; 0.08’ high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and swimjigs. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

COOPER :  Water stained, 59–64 degrees: 2.14’ low. 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 fair on chartreuse soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. Channel and blue catfish are slow.

GIBBONS CREEK :  Water clear. Black bass are fair on watermelon red and June bug soft plastics and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on shrimp, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait.

GRANBURY :  Water murky; 52–56 degrees; 8.42’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on silver slabs. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp and stinkbait.

GRAPEVINE :  Water clear; 57–61 degrees; 9.39’ low. Black bass are good on small crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

JOE POOL :  Water lightly stained; 58–62 degrees; 0.40’ high. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

LAVON :  Water stained; 58–62 degrees; 4.93’ low. No report available.

LEWISVILLE :  Water lightly stained; 56–60 degrees; 4.08’ low. Black bass are fair on jerkbaits and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad.

NAVARRO MILLS :  Water stained; 53–57 degrees; 0.46’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PALESTINE :  Water stained; 57–61 degrees; 1.45’ high. Black bass are slow on shakyheads and jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are good on minnow and slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad and trotlines.

PROCTOR :  Water murky; 50–54 degrees; 12.57’ low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

RAY HUBBARD :  Water clear; 59–63 degrees; 5.83’ low. Black bass are good on shallow/medium crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows near brush piles. White bass are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad.

RAY ROBERTS :  Water clear; 56–60 degrees; 5.65’ low. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits and umbrella rigs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs near brush piles. White bass are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS :  Water lightly stained; 57–60 degrees; 6.24’ low. Black bass are good on shakyheads and drop shot worms. White bass are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

SOMERVILLE :  Water murky; 53–57 degrees; 3.35’ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and green/black tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE :  Water murky; 54–58 degrees; 14.15’ low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

TAWAKONI :  Water stained; 60–64 degrees; 6.65’ low. No report available.

TEXOMA :  Water clear; 57–61 degrees; 3.88’ low. Black bass are good on shaky heads, medium crankbaits and small swimbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Striped bass are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad.

WEATHERFORD :  Water clear; 57–60 degrees; 7.33’ low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.

WHITNEY :  Water murky; 53–57 degrees; 9.44’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and white jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on frozen shrimp and stinkbait.


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