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Week of April 27, 2016

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ATHENS :  Water stained; 66–72 degrees; 0.53’ high. Black bass are fair on topwaters, hollow body frogs and buzzbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on rod and reel as well as prepared bait.

BASTROP :  Water clear; 63–67 degrees. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin and perch colored soft plastics. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, frozen shrimp, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON :  Water murky; 62–66 degrees; 9.57’ high. Black bass are slow.

BONHAM :  Water stained to muddy, 66–71 degrees; 0.07’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, shallow crankbaits and flipping jigs around shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows around the bridges.

BRIDGEPORT :  Water stained to muddy, 67–71 degrees: 1.10’ high. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs.

CEDAR CREEK :  Water stained; 66–70 degrees; 0.06’ high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged soft plastics and finesse jigs near docks and shallow cover. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs.

COOPER :  Water stained; 1.18’ high. No report available.

FAIRFIELD :  Black bass fishing reported as significantly improved. TPWD discontinued stocking the lake after the fish kill in September 2011.

FAYETTE :  Water murky. Black bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow.

GIBBONS CREEK :  Water murky. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows.

GRANBURY :  Water murky; 60–64 degrees; 0.18’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and white striper jigs. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and chartreuse spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp.

GRAPEVINE :  Water stained to muddy; 8.83’ high. No report available. Please call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water.

JOE POOL :  Water stained to muddy; 67–70 degrees; 5.04’ high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws, buzzbaits and buzz frogs. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

LAVON :  Water stained to muddy; 67–71 degrees: 4.70’ high. Black bass are slow on buzzbaits, flipping jigs and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

LEWISVILLE :  Water stained to muddy; 66–70 degrees; 3.19’ high. Black bass are fair on creature baits and flipping jigs in bushes and shallow cover.

NAVARRO MILLS :  Water stained; 61–65 degrees; 6.50’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow.

PALESTINE :  Water stained; 66–70 degrees; 1.02’ high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws, swimjigs and topwater baits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

PROCTOR :  Water murky; 62–66 degrees; 11.64’ high. Black bass are slow.

RAY HUBBARD :  Water stained; 66–70 degrees; 0.02’ low. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits and small plastic swimbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS :  Water stained; 66–71 degrees; 2.22’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, buzz frogs and swimjigs. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows near brush piles.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS :  Water stained; 67–70 degrees; 0.40’ high. Black bass are slow on shakyheads 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 fair on trotlines.

SOMERVILLE :  Water murky; 60–64 degrees; 8.02’ high. Black bass are slow.

STILLHOUSE :  Water murky; 61–65 degrees; 4.22’ high. Black bass are slow.

TAWAKONI :  Water stained to muddy; 67–72 degrees; 1.30’ high. Black bass fair on hollow body frogs, buzz frogs and Texas rigged creature baits.

TEXOMA :  Water stained; 66–70 degrees; 7.48’ high. Black bass are fair on swim jigs, spinnerbaits and Pop Rs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs.

WEATHERFORD :  Water stained; 0.15’ high. No report available.

WHITNEY :  Water murky; 60–64 degrees; 17.34’ high. Black bass are slow.


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