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Week of August 26, 2015

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ATHENS :  Water lightly stained; 88–93 degrees; 0.89’ low. Black bass are good on weightless wacky worms and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

BASTROP :  Water stained; 86–90 degrees. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON :  Water stained; 84–88 degrees; 0.06’ high. Black bass are fair on soft plastic worms. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch and frozen shad.

BONHAM :  Water stained, 87–91 degrees; 1.51’ low. Black bass are good on swimbaits, topwaters and crankbaits neat cattails as well as deep water. Crappie are good on minnows around brush piles in 10–12’. Catfish are excellent on prepared bait, shrimp, cut bait and stinkbait.

BRIDGEPORT :  Water stained, 1.49’ low. No report available. Use caution when navigating the lake due to floating debris.

CEDAR CREEK :  Water stained; 86–91 degrees; 1.05 low. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits, spinnerbaits and topwaters. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

COOPER :  Water stained; 0.92’ 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 murky. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps early and late. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp.

GIBBONS CREEK :  Water clear. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastic worms, and on watermelon spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp.

GRANBURY :  Water murky; 88–92 degrees; 0.03’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait and frozen shrimp.

GRAPEVINE :  Water stained; 8.80’ high. No report available. Please use caution when navigating lake due to floating debris.

JOE POOL :  Water stained; 4.03’ high. No report available. Please use caution when navigating lake due to floating debris.

LAVON :  Water stained; 1.29’ low. Black bass slow on squarebill crankbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair trotlines.

LEWISVILLE :  Water stained; 1.95’ high. No report available. Please use caution when navigating lake due to floating debris.

NAVARRO MILLS :  Water murky; 84–88 degrees; 0.13’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are good on Little Georges near the boat ramp in Liberty Hill Park. Crappie are fair but mostly small on minnows over brush piles in 12–16 feet. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Blue catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with perch. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch.

PALESTINE :  Water stained; 87–91 degrees; 0.89’ low. Black bass are good on square bill crankbaits and topwaters. Crappie are good on white jigs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. White bass are slow on slabs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and cut shad

PROCTOR :  Water murky; 87–91 degrees; 1.35’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are good on live shad. White bass are good on live shad. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with cut shad and minnows. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.

RAY HUBBARD :  Water slightly stained; 87–92 degrees; 1.17’ low. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits and medium running crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS :  Water stained; 86–92 degrees; 1.82’ high. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigs and topwaters. Crappie are fair on white jigs near brush piles. White bass are fair on crankbaits. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS :  Water stained; 87–91 degrees; 0.17’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms and medium crankbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

SOMERVILLE :  Water murky; 85–89 degrees; 3.45’ high. Black bass are good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp, minnows, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE :  Water murky; 86–90 degrees; 0.50’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.

TAWAKONI :  Water stained; 88–92 degrees; 0.65’ low. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

TEXOMA :  Water stained to muddy; 1.67’ high. No report available. Please use caution when navigating lake due to floating debris.

WEATHERFORD :  Water stained; 2.00’ low. No report available.

WHITNEY :  Water murky; 86–90 degrees; 1.14’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons. White bass are fair on small crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and stinkbait.


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