Freshwater Weekly Fishing Report Week of May 25, 2022

Alan Henry
FAIR. Water clear; 74 degrees; 6.69 feet low. Crappie are good over timber in 12-22 feet of water using minnows and jigs. Report provided by Randy Britton, Lake Alan Henry Crappie Guide.
Amistad
GOOD. Water clear; 82 degrees; 57.36 feet low. Water has continued to drop so exercise caution and watch for exposed timber. Channel catfish are excellent with punch bait in 4-10 feet of water. Check with the parks services for ramp closures before heading out. Report by Captain Kent Terrill, 3T’s Guide Service. Black bass are around the edges of hydrilla. Some fish on beds however, most spawning is on deep ledges. Texas rig plastics in craw pattern are working 5-15 feet of water. White bass and stripers are good below 30 feet following shad balls around the Rough Canyon area. Water is extremely low. Stay in channels and ditches when running. Report by Captain Olin Jensen, Jensen’s Guide Service.
Arlington
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees; 2.49 feet low. Bass are good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, jigs, or flukes in shad and bluegill patterns. Catfish are good shallow and off docks using cut bait and stink bait. Crappie are on brush piles with minnows and jigs.
Arrowhead
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 75-80 degrees; 3.09 feet low. Fishing patterns are similar as we head into Memorial Day weekend, but could change after the rains. Catfish are good on the main lake and in the shallows with fresh cut shad or punch bait. Crappie are good in the shallows and under the bridges. Report by Brandon Brown, Brown’s Guide Service.
Athens
GOOD. Water clear; 80-82 degrees; 0.29 feet above. Fishing patterns are similar as we head into the Memorial Day weekend. Bass are slow with most bites shallow in 3-8 feet of water in and around grass using shaky-head ribbon tail worms, and twitching flukes. Crappie are fair over brush in 20-25 feet of water using minnows. Report by Jim Brack, Athens Guide Service.
Austin
FAIR. Water clear; 73 degrees; 0.56 feet low. Fish are in the summer pattern on Lake Austin. Bass are fair on big swimbaits around deep docks and creek canals. Lady Bird Lake bass are good early morning using chrome jerk baits over grass. Catfish are good on juglines. Report provided by Carson Conklin, ATX Fishing.
B.A. Steinhagen
FAIR. Water stained; 77 degrees; 0.89 feet below. Bass are fair with some topwater action early morning, switching to your favorite plastics along grass lines midday. Crappie are good using minnows and jigs on main lake structures and brush piles. Catfish are good moving shallow biting cut and cheese bait.
Bastrop
GOOD. Water clear; 85 degrees. Fishing is similar as we head into Memorial Day weekend. Bass fishing is good with schooling action near the hot water discharge with small topwaters and small finesse worms. Crappie are excellent in 27 feet over brush live minnows. Report by Charles Whited, Barefoot Fishing Tours.
Belton
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 77 degrees; 4.31 feet low. The threadfin shad spawn is tapering to a close and thanks to the recent stretch of unseasonably warm temperatures the strong late-spring white bass bite is now past peak. Topwater action in areas where the overnight winds have blown has been reliable for largemouth, smallmouth, and white bass during a short window from 6:45-8:00 a.m. using MAL Originals. After that early topwater action, we have relied exclusively on the MAL Dense used in conjunction with Garmin LiveScope to fish vertically for white bass and short hybrid, which are still heavily congregated on the bottom in 32-50 feet of water. Report by Bob Maindelle, Holding the Line Guide Service. Crappie are good in timber ranging from 18-27 feet of water using ten foot pro SE outlaw crappie rods paired with ATX Lure companies two inch wicked shad. Report by Zach Minnix, Jig N Jerk Guide Service.
Benbrook
SLOW. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees; 3.49 feet low. Fishing is good as we head into the Memorial Day weekend. Bass are good early morning with some topwater action. Crappie are good on brush piles and docks using minnows and jigs. White bass are fair chasing bait on silver jigging spoons. Catfish are good on cut baits.
Bob Sandlin
GOOD. Water clear; 82 degrees; 0.39 feet low. Fishing patterns are similar as we head into the Memorial Day weekend. Crappie are good on brush in 15-20 feet of water biting on minnow and jigs. Bass are shallow early morning moving to deep water points in 2-3 feet of water off banks and under docks. Throwing your favorite plastics should land you some nice catches. Catfish are spawning with a good bite off rocks in 5-10 feet of water using cheese bait or cut bait. Report by Marty Thomas, Lake O the Pines Crappie Fishing.
Brady
Good. Water dirty; 76 degrees; 8.84 feet low. Largemouth bass are very good with bass up to 8 pounds on chatterbaits, senkos and crankbaits. White bass are good schooling mid lake on rattle traps or topwaters. Channel catfish are good on cut shad or live perch. Blue catfish are fair on cut shad. Flathead catfish are slow on live perch. Crappie are fair in the marina on live minnows.
Braunig
GOOD. Water stained, 88 degrees. Red drum are good in 10-25 feet of water on live perch, crawfish and shrimp, and around the recreational shoreline points in 5-15 feet of water with long casts. Largemouth bass are good around reed beds on dark colored soft plastics, watermelon, red jigs and spinners. Channel catfish are fair in coves and around reed beds at night on live perch, worms and cheese bait.
Bridgeport
GOOD. Water normal stain; 75 degrees; 3.11 feet low. Threadfin shad are running the banks for their spawn and all species of fish are shallow looking for an easy meal. Try a shad type crankbait to reel these fish in. Blue herons are sharing their fishing spots, so watch and they will guide you to active fish. Sand bass are good moving back into the main lake, finishing their spawn. Slabs have been producing quite well. Crappie and largemouth bass are moving into their post spawn pattern. The southern end may still have some spawning fish though. Look for the crappie to return to summer time brush piles pretty quickly biting on minnows and jigs will rule. Getting some reports of catfish being caught shallow on cut shad. Report by Keith Bunch, Lake Bridgeport Guide Service.
Brownwood
GOOD. Water slightly stained; 76-81 degrees; 3.47 feet low. Bass are good to 5.50 pounds on crankbaits around the rocky shorelines feeding around the perch beds. Most are in a summer pattern. Crappie are good to one pound on minnows and on black/chartreuse or white color jigs from 8-12 feet in brush piles and around lighted docks. White bass are good to 1.50 pounds on small swimbaits or crankbaits and under the lights. Catfish are slow on cut bait and liver around the flats in 6-12 feet of water.
Buchanan
GREAT. Water lightly stained; 77 degrees; 4.86 feet low. Crappie fishing is good with fish clinging to the summer pattern. Fishing in 15-20 feet of water over brush piles using chartreuse jigs will fill the boat. Report by Jess Rotherham, Texas Crappie Fishing Service. Bass are good on shallow rock and vegetation, and flipping shallow trees with worms and craw worms. The topwater bite is getting good as well. Crappie, white bass, hybrids and stripers are going strong using small jigging spoons or flutter spoons. Report provided by Bryan Cotter, Texas Hawgs Bass Fishing Guide Service.
Caddo
SLOW. Water stained; 75 degrees; 1.20 feet high. This week fishing was tough as the current slowed to a crawl, but the rain in the forecast should improve the current and the bass will be active. Bass are good biting frogs and Pop R’s on the main lake. The bite is good with Texas rig worms, or a shaky head set ups around points or cuts in the river. Either way with good days or slow days it is always a fun day on this majestic lake that God spoke into existence. Report provided by Vince Richards, Caddo Lake Fishing & Fellowship.
Calaveras
FAIR. Water stained, 86 degrees. Red drum continue to be fair around the boat ramp areas on live perch and frozen shrimp. Boaters trolling with spoons or using bait in 20 feet of water seeing the best results. Blue and channel catfish are fair on cutbait, live perch, and cheese bait. Largemouth bass are slow. Hybrid stripers are slow. Yellow catfish no report.
Canyon Lake
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 74 degrees; 2.08 feet low. Bass are very good at the mouth of the river around hydrilla and on points using Carolina rigs, flukes, baby brush hawgs. There is an early topwater bite near grass and rocks while the shad continues to spawn. Striped and white bass are slow schooling on overcast days and at night in the marina green lights at night using live minnows and small shad colored swimbaits. Crappie are good in the hardwoods up river and on the main lake Corp of Engineers brush piles using live minnows. Report by Charles Whited, Barefoot Fishing Tours.
Cedar Creek
EXCELLENT. Water normal stain; 75 degrees; 1.48 feet low. Fishing patterns are similar as we head into the Memorial Day weekend. Crappie are excellent on main lake brush piles in 10-18 feet of water using jigs and minnows. Largemouth bass are excellent on rocks, docks, and brush piles in 10-14 feet of water using plastics and crankbaits. White and hybrid bass are excellent schooling in the morning by the dam biting on slabs. Catfish are excellent on fresh shad near retaining walls and rocks. Report by Kyle Miers, Lake Country Outfitters.
Choke Canyon
GOOD. Water stained; 75 degrees; 20.52 feet low. Bass are very good shallow in 5-8 feet of water in the grass using crankbaits and chatterbaits, and deeper on the lower end with crankbaits. Crappie are very good with limits over brush piles using live minnows and jigs. White bass are good on jigging spoons on humps near the dam and road beds. Catfish are good on cheese bait. Report by Charles Whited, Barefoot Fishing Tours.
Cisco
GREAT. Water stained; 75 degrees; 4.80 feet low. The cooler weather and rain has improved the bite. Crappie, bass, channel and flathead catfish are all biting well with live perch, bombers and minnows. Report by Jason Miller, Lake Cisco Rentals.
Coleman
SLOW. Slightly stained; 75 degrees; 2.91 feet low. Fishing patterns are similar with the best bite early and late as the days heat up. Bass are good with some topwater action early, and then switching to diving crankbaits, or senkos. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs on main lake brush piles. Catfish are fair on cut bait. Hybrid stripers are fair starting to school with some topwater action.
Conroe
GOOD. Slightly stained; 82 degrees; 0.00 at pool. Catfish are ready to spawn in 5-25 feet of water looking for nests in tires, rock, brush, and timber. They will be concentrated together until around mid July. Hitting catfish bubblegum, shrimp, shad or minnows under a cork. Report by Brad Doyle with Bradley’s Guide Service. Crappie are good in 13-22 feet of water in standing timber and brush piles using crappie jigs in blue/white, black/silver or sho nuff. Report by Justin Burns with Slab Donkey Guide Service. Hybrid stripers are in small schools in 16-25 feet of water, with some early morning topwater action. Jigging with a one ounce spoon or trolling with a hellbender and pet spoon is producing. To determine the differences between hybrid and white bass check the Texas Parks and Wildlife website. Black bass are good deadsticking weightless senkos near brush. Texas rigged creature baits are producing early morning in 8-17 feet of water, moving deeper in the afternoon hitting creature baits and rattletraps. Always wear your life jacket! Report by Mike Cason, Fishical Therapy Lake Conroe Fishing Guide.
Cooper
GREAT. Water lightly stained; 74 degrees; 2.50 feet low. Fishing patterns are similar as we head into the Memorial Day weekend. Catfish are shallow biting on cut bait. Crappie are good on main lake brush piles with jigs and minnows. Bass are fair early morning with topwaters, transitioning to deeper water structures as the sun heats up the lake using your favorite plastics.
Corpus Christi Lake
GOOD. 80 degrees; 5.55 feet below. Gar are good in 4-6 feet of water and big blue catfish. Catfish are good in 10-15 feet of water on cheese bait, worms, soap baits, shad, and perch. Largemouth bass are fair in 5-10 feet of water near structure on crankbaits, rattletraps, and jigs. White bass are good in 10-15 feet of water on small spoons and live minnows. Crappie are good in 5-10 feet of water on minnows and jigs near structure. Freshwater drums are good in 5-10 feet of water on shrimp and worms. Report provided by Damian Hubbs, Mathis Bait Co.
Cypress Springs
Water stained; 75 degrees; 1.49 feet low. The surface temps are mid to upper 70s and rising rapidly. The bass are still active up shallow at first light but spread out quickly as the sun comes up. Use fast moving baits like lipless crankbaits, spinnerbaits and also a variety of topwater baits to cover water. Crappie are becoming more stacked up on brush piles in 7-12 feet as they pull off the beds. These fish are usually very active and can be caught on a variety of soft plastics in bright colors. Use as light of a jig head as the wind will allow. The channel cats are still up shallow as well. Cork rigs with prepared baits are still producing over baited areas. Use range cubes or soured grain to gather them up. Captain Mike Thompson, Lake Tawakoni Guide Service Report by Captain Mike Thompson, Lake Tawakoni Guide Service.
Eagle Mountain
GOOD. Water stained, 74 degrees; 2.92 feet low. White bass are good on main lake structures using slabs with teaser flies. Crappie are fair to good on brush piles and main lake structure on jigs with white color combinations. Largemouth bass are fair to good on crankbaits around docks and main lake structures. Blue catfish are slow, channel catfish are good on punch bait. The report was provided by Chad Ferguson of North Texas Catfish Guide Service.
Falcon
GOOD. Water stained; 75 degrees; 42.65 feet low. Catfish and gar are good at the backs of creeks using tilapia and cut carp. Bow fishing is producing as well. Report by Ram Reyes, Texas Kings Outdoors.
Fayette
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 79-83 degrees. Bass bite is good on humps and rip rap with various jigs and plastics in 10-20 feet on humps. Catfish are hitting punch bait in 6-12 feet of water, on tight lines over chum. Catfish patterns will be similar throughout the summer. Bluegill are good on worms and crickets around structure. Report by Weldon Kirk, Fish Tales Guide Service.
Fork
GOOD. Water Stained; 75 degrees; 5.58 feet low. Bass are good on windy points and secondary points using topwaters with white bellies as well as spinnerbaits. Carolina rigs with 10 inch blue fleck power worms and ring fry’s in chart pepper are good on points and ridges in 5-12 feet of water. Strike King XD 5 in shad patterns are working mid range depth in 7-10 feet in the timber near channels and points. Report by Lake Fork fishing guide Marc Mitchell and Jason Hoffman, Lake Fork Pro. The crappie bite on Lake Fork is heating up more than the temperature right now. Post spawn fish are stacking up on timber, lay downs and brush this week in big numbers. They are hungry and will bite almost anything you drop on them. Minnows are still the best producer with hand tied jigs a close second. Best depths seem to be 10-23 feet of water. The next few months are the best months to load the boat with good eater sized crappie. Report provided by Jacky Wiggins, Jacky Wiggins Guide Service.
Ft. Phantom Hill
EXCELLENT. Water stained; 72 degrees; 3.41 feet low. White bass and hybrids are excellent off structure 10-20 feet of water using a MAL lure for white bait and live bait to target hybrids. Report by Clayton Lohse, Respect the Fish Guide Service.
Graham
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees; 1.61 feet low. Fish are transitioning into the summer pattern. Crappie are on main lake brush piles and timber using jigs and minnows. Catfish are good in the shallows on cut and prepared baits.
Granbury
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 76 degrees; 0.30 feet low. Fish have moved out to deeper water around creek ledges and deeper boat docks. Soft plastics and football jigs have been productive. Bass are good with a quick early morning topwater bite from 6-6:30 a.m. Transitioning to 16-20 feet of water using Carolina rigs on points. Report by James Moore, North Texas Bass Fishing and Cmoore Striper Guide Services. Catfish are biting great using cut bait on shallow flats. Report by Jeffery Sojourner, Sojourner Fishing. Striped bass are slow, but can be caught in 20-40 feet of water trolling umbrella-rigs with white or chartreuse or live bait mid lake. Catfish are good on cut bait in 10-40 feet of water on cut bait throughout the reservoir. Report provided by Kraig Sexton, Sexton’s Guide Service LLC.
Granger
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 76 degrees; 0.20 feet high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits fished in shallow water around timber. Crappie are very good on crappie jigs tipped with Berkley Power Bait Nibbles fished in structure from 4-12 feet of water. White bass are slow on slab spoons fished along shallow road beds. Blue catfish are good on jug lines baited with Zote Soap or shad. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines int the river. Report by Tommy Tidwell, Tommy Tidwell’s Granger Lake Guide Service.
Grapevine
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 77 degrees; 0.89 feet above. White bass are good using longer minnow shaped jigging spoons along edges of main lake humps off the drop-offs. Main body structure in the middle of the lake is holding fish as pleasure boaters run the shorelines. Watch egrets and blue herring to point out fish. Flooded timber holding catfish. Report by Omar Cotter, Luck O’the Irish Fishing Guide Service.
Greenbelt
FAIR. Water stained; 70 degrees; 41.33 feet low. Bank fishermen are having success fishing for all species. Crappie are good using minnows and small jigs. Largemouth good using crankbaits and spinner baits. Sand bass are good on jigs.
Houston County
GOOD. Water stained; 75 degrees; 0.02 feet above. As the weather warms the bite will be shallow then push deeper as the sun rises. Crappie are good on brush piles and docks using minnows and jigs. Bass are good in standing timber, docks and rocks on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and green pumpkin or watermelon red worms. Catfish are good on cut and prepared baits.
Hubbard Creek
GOOD. Water Stained; 76 degrees; 3.92 feet low. White bass and hybrids are excellent off structure 10-20 feet of water using a MAL lure for white bait and live bait to target hybrids. Report by Clayton Lohse, Respect the Fish Guide Service.
Jacksonville
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 76 degrees; 0.00 at pool. Largemouth bass are good on topwaters early morning, transitioning to crankbaits and dropshots around vegetation edges later in the day. Crappie are good on main lake brush piles and structure with minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on punch bait.
Joe Pool
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 78 degrees; 2.22 feet low. Fishing is similar as we head into the Memorial Day weekend. Bass are good biting on Texas rigged watermelon or green pumpkin straight tailed worms and senkos on wind-blown banks with any underwater structure. The fish are moving out on tapering points near coves and pockets along the shoreline and running the bank looking for bait along any depth change or drop-off. Try Carolina rigged creature baits, ribbon-tail worms or senkos in 15-20 feet of water. Crappie are still biting anything that moves and looks like shad. Report provided by Ben Robertson, Ben’s Bass Excursions.
Lake O' the Pines
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 76 degrees; 0.44 feet low. Fish are still fishing in the same patterns as we head into Memorial Day weekend. Crappie are staging on brush in 15-20 feet of water biting on minnow and jigs. Bass are shallow in 2-3 feet of water off banks and under docks. Throwing your favorite plastics should land you some nice catches. Catfish are spawning with a good bite off rocks in 2-3 feet of water using cheese bait or cut bait. Report by Marty Thomas, Lake O the Pines Crappie Fishing.
Lavon
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees; 0.35 feet above. Crappie are done spawning holding at 9-18 feet of water. Black bass are slow in 1-5 feet of water early morning using chartreuse/white spinners, then moving to 3-15 feet of water using crankbaits. Sunfish are good in 12-20 feet of water on brush piles. Hitting earthworms and pieces of cut shad or cut minnows with 2-4 pound line. Catfish are good in 2-14 feet of water early in the morning when the shad are running the banks and spawning. Cut bait under a cork or stink bait is producing eaters. Bigger trophy fish are up in the timber in 3-10 feet of water using cut carp and shad. White bass are good running the banks early in the morning, 1-4 feet deep, when the shad are spawning. Small rooster tails ⅛ ounce, or 3-4 inch swim baits are working shallow. Then move out to 10-15 feet on main lake points to find them with one ounce slabs. Make a lot of noise, they will come to your boat. If you have a thumper that will keep them under the boat. The gates are open releasing water some water. Report by Carey Thorn, White Bass Fishing Texas.
LBJ
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 78 degrees; 0.66 feet low. Bass are very good on brush piles and rocky points in 8-15 feet of water using ten inch worms and crankbaits. Good topwater bite all day on overcast days while the bass are feeding on shallow perch. White bass are good mid lake to the river in jigging spoons and live minnows. Crappie are excellent over brush piles with live bait. Report by Charles Whited, Barefoot Fishing Tours.
Lewisville
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees; 0.45 feet above. Fishing continues to be good as we head into Memorial Day weekend. Fish are biting in similar patterns, but the bite could shift some after the dip in temperatures forecasted this weekend. White bass are good on points and humps in 20-30 feet of water using slabs or live bait. Hybrid stripers are slow, hanging around the white bass. If you are keeping fish, please be aware that there are a lot of undersized hybrid stripers in the lake that look very similar to a white bass. Catfish are good drifting cut shad or chicken breasts in 16-24 feet of water. They can also be found shallow near the creek mouths after a rain, near wind blown points and flats near creek channels. Crappie are fair in depths ranging from 6-25 feet of water. Rock piles, stumps, laydowns, brush piles, standing timber, and bridge columns have all produced fish using minnows and jigs. Report by Wes Campbell, BendaRod Fishing.
Limestone
EXCELLENT. Water clear; 81 degrees; 0.35 feet below. Largemouth bass are good starting the day off with topwaters then transitioning to 2-8 feet of water on docks and stumps and grass using Texas rigs, jigs, squarebill crankbaits. Crappie are good in 8-15 feet suspended around brush and standing timber with minnows. White bass are good in 5-14 feet of water on squarebill crankbaits and silver jigging spoons. Catfish are good in 8-15 feet of water drifting with cut perch or shad. Angles running trotlines near creek channels are having success. As always good luck and tight lines see y'all on the water! Report by Colan Gonzales, DFW Fishing Guide Booking.com.
Livingston
GOOD. Stained; 75 degrees; 0.06 feet above. White bass are good off points and brush hitting slabs and spoons. Catfish are good shallow and off boat docks using cut bait and prepared baits. Largemouth bass are good early morning with topwaters, switching to crankbaits and spinnerbaits along vegetation edges when the morning bite ends.
Martin Creek
SLOW. 77 degrees. Water lightly stained; 0.14 feet below. Crappie are good on main lake brush piles and structure. Bass are fair in submerged vegetation and points out a little deeper than we have been seeing. Hitting Texas rigs, crankbaits, and some topwaters. Catfish are fair on punch bait and shad.
Medina
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 70 degrees; 58.29 feet low. Black bass are fair with topwaters, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. White bass are good using slabs on main lake humps. Watch for birds to point out schooling fish. Striped bass are fair on slabs and Alabama rigs. Catfish are good with commercial and cut baits.
Meredith
GOOD. Water stained; 68-70 degrees; 53.17 feet low. Bass are good in the shallows on minnows and artificial baits. Catfish are good on live, stink and punch baits. Crappie are excellent in 5-30 feet of water on jigs, grubs and artificials, but the main ticket is minnows. Females are egging up real good. Trout are slow with a few catches on power baits and small spinners. Walleye are excellent on minnows, crawlers, crankbaits, grubs, and other artificials. Many are catching limits. Please be safe, watch weather reports. Life vests save lives. Hope this helps you enjoy Lake Meredith. Report by Kenneth Wysong, SharKens Honey hole.
Millers Creek
GOOD. Water stained; 82 degrees; 3.22 feet low. Crappie have moved back out to summer spots in 16-24 feet of water with a very aggressive bite using 1/32 ounce jig head with shad color plastics fished vertically in brush piles. Bream are in shallow water around lily pads. 1/32 ounce jig, with small shad color plastic, under a bobber set at 18-24 feet of water.
Naconiche
GOOD. Water clear to stained; 80 degrees. Starting to see some good numbers of post-spawn bass schooling up over deeper water. The shad are small, so down-size your presentation. Most fish are suspended just above the thermocline depth, so count your lure down to 10-14 feet and keep it in the strike zone. Topwater bite was good early morning and later in the evening. Crappie population is good. Look to main lake brush piles using minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow. Report by Eric Wolfe, NacoTack Fishing Services. Report by Eric Wolfe, NacoTack Fishing Services.
Nasworthy
GOOD. Water murky; 84 degrees. 0.96 feet low. Bass were good in the reeds and around boat docks using soft plastics and top water. Crappie we’re good in the reeds, around docks, and the bridge. Using crappie jigs and minnows. Catfish were good by the dam and in the river, using cut bait. Report provided by the Angelo State Fishing Team.
Navarro Mills
GOOD. Stained; 76 degrees; 0.73 feet low. Fish have moved out to deeper water. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows over brush piles in 5-15 feet of water. Catfish are good on jug lines and trot lines. Report Charlie Boze, Navarro Mills Marina.
O.C. Fisher
FAIR. Water stained; 75 degrees; 44.03 feet low. Fishing is similar as we head into Memorial Day weekend. Largemouth bass are good early morning using topwaters, then throwing your favorite plastics along grass edges and docks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs on main lake brush piles. White bass are good on points and humps using slabs. Catfish are fair on stink bait, live, and cut bait.
O.H. Ivie
GREAT. Water clear; 75 degrees; 18.41 feet low. White bass are good with live bait, jigs and crankbaits. Crappie are good with jigs and minnows. Largemouth bass are good. Catfish are good on prepared baits, live and cut bait. Report by Concho Park and Marina.
Oak Creek
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 73 degrees; 7.32 feet low. Fishing is good as we head into the Memorial Day weekend. Catfish are good on dough and live baits off the docks. Crappie and white bass are excellent trolling with live minnows. Bass are good with worms and deep running spinner baits in 10-12 feet of water. Report provided by Randall Pate, Sportsman’s Lodge.
Palestine
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 83 degrees; 0.02 feet high. Bass are good with big eye spinnerbaits in white and chartreuse with a gold blade along shallow edges with grass. Senkos, deep diving crankbaits, and Carolina rigs in watermelon red or brush hawg. Crappie good in the river channel north of the Villages in standing timber in 16-20 feet of water or on brush piles with jigs and minnows. If you are using a livescope it will lights up like lights on a Christmas tree. White bass are good on the 155 road bed with jigging spoons, and trolling with deep diving crankbaits. Few hybrids are mixed in. Catfish are super good on boat houses and in the river on baited holes using nightcrawlers. Bigger fish with a slower bite will hit cut bait. Report by Ricky Vandergriff, Ricky’s Guide Service.
Palo Pinto
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 77 degrees; 1.62 feet low. Fishing is similar as we head into Memorial Day weekend. Largemouth bass are good holding under deeper boat docks and structures in 15-20 feet of water. For best results use deep diving crankbaits, Carolina rigs, or soft plastics. Report by James Moore, North Texas Bass Fishing and Cmoore Striper Guide Services.
Possum Kingdom
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 76-79 degrees; 1.78 feet low. Striper fishing is amazing. Catching lots of fish on live bait, white and chartreuse jigs, and large spoons. Some fish are being caught on topwaters early in the morning. Sand bass are good on slabs with some schooling happening. Slabs and spoons in chartreuse, white, and silver are all good colors. Eater size catfish are still good on cut shad fished on bottom in 15-35 feet of water on the north end of the lake. Bass are mostly done spawning and are now guarding fry. Report provided by TJ Ranft, Ranft Guide Service. Striped bass are good on live bait, down rigging and trolling umbrella-rigs or artificials mid lake. Report provided by Kraig Sexton, Sexton’s Guide Service LLC.
Proctor
GOOD. Water stained; 78 degrees; 3.01 feet low. White bass are good on slabs. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair at the crappie docks on jigs. Black bass are poor. Catfish are slow around rocky shores and fair at the back of the lake.
Raven
EXCELLENT. Water stained; 84 degrees; 3 feet low. Visibility is good at the moment, but predicted rains may lead to a muddy lake. Catfish are excellent on cut bait and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows around timber and piers. Bass bite has been great on top water and weightless plastics in morning and evening. Prairie Branch fishing pier is still under renovations, but should reopen soon.
Ray Hubbard
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 70-72 degrees; 0.19 feet low. White bass are excellent on shallow flats in 3-5 feet of water using tail spinners and 3 artificials with a half ounce jig head. When the shallow bite ends, the bite transitions to the humps and ridges in 18-24 feet of water using a slab and jig combination. Crappie are good on brush tops in 15-21 feet of water using jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on windy points using cut shad. Report by John Varner, John Varner's Guide Service.
Ray Roberts
SLOW; Water lightly stained; 74 degrees; 0.32 feet above. Blue and channel catfish are fair on cut bait and punch bait shallow on windblown points. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in submerged structures and main lake brush piles. Largemouth bass are good along grass lines using crankbaits, with some early morning topwater action. White bass are good under the birds using slabs and jigging spoons.
Richland Chambers
FAIR. Water clear; 75 degrees; 2.26 feet low. Crappie are good in 15-20 feet of water on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid bass are fair on live shad and swimbaits on main lake points in 15-25 feet of water near Pelican Island and Windstock Point. Eater size channel catfish are fair on punch bait on a #4 treble hook. Blue catfish are good mixed in with the white bass, and on wind blown points. Report by Royce Simmons, Gone Fishin' Guide Service.
Sam Rayburn
GOOD. Water stained; 74 degrees; 0.93 feet low. Lots of fresh water after the recent rains and the water is off colored with lots of floating debris. Bass are going nuts schooling shallow hitting white frogs and spinnerbaits. In the grass throw crankbaits and Carolina rigs on points and ledges. Crappie are good on brush with minnows and jigs. Bluegills are good in the brush on worms. Catfish are good in the creeks. Report by Lynn Atkinson, Reel Um N Guide Service.
Somerville
FAIR. Stained; 82-84 degrees; 0.14 feet below. Crappie, bluegill, and catfish are good in the Somerville Marina early morning and late evening. Black bass are good, on rocky points and brush. Hitting jigs with plastics on 10-15 feet drop-offs. Crappie are good on main lake brush piles biting minnows and various jig colors in 8-18 feet of water. Catfish are good early morning on shad, liver, and punch bait. White bass and hybrids are good using pet spoons for trolling or shad and pencil minnows in 8-10 feet of water. Report by Weldon Kirk, Fish Tales Guide Service.
Spence
FAIR. Water stained; 76 degrees. 40.26 feet low. Bass are good early morning with topwaters, pushing out to standing timber and docks using crankbaits, chatterbaits as the sun rises. Crappie are good on the main lake structure using minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on windblown points and humps with slabs. Channel catfish are fair on live and cut bait on windblown points.
Stamford
FAIR. Water stained; 71 degrees; 2.61 feet low. Blue catfish shallow spawning hitting the typical catfish baits such as worms and livers. Crappie are good in crappie minnows 3-5 feet of water. Bass are good on minnows with some topwater action early morning. Report by Anchor Marina.
Stillhouse
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 76 degrees; 4.38 feet low. Stillhouse Hollow continues to produce Share Lunker quality bass each week thanks to the many acres of lush hydrilla now found there. Fishing the wall-like stand of the deep outer edge of hydrilla beds using soft plastics is producing now and should continue to produce throughout the summer. Although hydrilla alone will hold some fish, hydrilla combined with topographic features like points are even more productive. The local 3X9 Series bass tournament required a three-fish, 16.98-pound sack to win this past week. White bass are hit-or-miss as they make their post-spawn migration to deeper water at the east end of the lake, feeding on suspended schools of shad as they travel. Report by Bob Maindelle, Holding the Line Guide Service.
Sulphur Springs
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 78 degrees; 2.52 feet low. Bass are fair using crankbaits and Texas rigs, with some topwater action early in the morning. Crappie are good on main lake brush piles and structure with jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair with punch bait and cut bait.
Tawakoni
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees; 1.26 feet low. Lake Tawakoni continues to be a super strong fishery daily. The white bass and hybrid striper bite has been as good as it gets. Huge herds of fish mixed together have been feeding on giant schools of threadfin shad in shallow water. Artificial baits in chartreuse color such as slab spoons or swim baits work best. The blue and channel catfish bite red hot in shallow water. Prepared baits for the channels and fresh cut shad for the blues in less than five feet. Crappie are finishing up their spawn and can still be found in one foot of water, but can also be found on bridge columns and docks. Jigs seem to be working best right now. Largemouth are setting up on their post spawn pattern. Tawakoni fishes super shallow, so stick to the banks and focus on rocks and isolated shallow underwater structures. The shad spawn is in full swing and the bass are in ambush mode. Shallow crankbaits are putting fish in the boat. Captain Michael Littlejohn, Lake Tawakoni Guide Service.
Texana
FAIR. Water stained; 77 degrees; 2.15 feet low. Bass are good with crankbaits, spinners off the edges of grass. Crappie are good on main lake brush piles, and submerged structures using minnows and jigs. Catfish are good throughout the lake on liver perch, cut bait and juglines.
Texoma
EXCELLENT. Water stained; 73 degrees; 0.37 feet low. The striped bass bite is excellent early morning with topwaters, switching to slabs as the fish move deeper as the day warms. Few bait fish trying to spawn. Watch for egrets to point out the fish mid lake points. Report by John Blasingame, Adventure Texoma Outdoors.
Toledo Bend
GOOD. Water stained; 78-80 degrees; 0.76 feet low. Good. The water level is 171.33 with two generators running 6 hours a day from 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Electronics are showing shad everywhere. The back feeder creeks are muddy and stained from rain this week, but the shallow flats and main lake is clear. Threadfin and gizzard shad play an important role in freshwater ecosystems, and by extension, are important to fishermen. Follow the shad to find schools of bass. Bass are chasing topwaters like Pop-Rs, yellow magics, white buzz baits, clear tiny torpedoes, and topwater frog imitations early in the morning. Switching over to squarebill crankbaits, spinnerbaits, swim jigs, and Carolina rigs with creature baits or 10–12-inch ribbon tail worm casting to deeper points and ridges in 20-30 feet of water when the sun rises. Crappie are in full transition back to their summer pattern biting on crappie jigs and live minnows in brush piles. The Magnolia trees are in full bloom which indicates that the temperature is right for the bluegill to spawn in 2-4 feet of water. You can catch a Bluegill using live crickets, grasshoppers, earthworms and small surface floating spiders and poppers. Catfish are biting on a slip cork rig and bottom rig in 2-10 feet of water from first light to mid-morning using shrimp, live shad or frozen, chicken livers and punch baits. Summer is here with air temperatures in the 90s, remember sun protection and gear (light clothing, sunglasses, sunscreen). It is Memorial Day weekend, when on the water stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and other fluids, so you do not develop heat exhaustion or heat stroke. It is time to bring the family out on kayaks or canoes to go fishing or exploring on beautiful Toledo Bend Lake! Remember to always keep your life jacket on while on the water and don’t forget to fasten that engine kill switch lanyard to your life jacket if you are operating a motorized vessel on the water. Play it safe on the water, always inform your loved ones or a friend of your expected return time to port or home. Good luck and tight lines! Report from Captain Steve (Scooby) Stubbe, Mudfish Adventures LLC, Mudfish Rod Shop, Kayak and Fishing Guide Service
Travis
GOOD. Stained; 76 degrees; 27.44 feet low. Bass are good using swimbaits, jerks baits and shaky head worms targeting brush on points and shorelines with chunky rock and brush combinations. Report provided by Carson Conklin, ATX Fishing.
Twin Buttes
GOOD. Water stained. 75 degrees. 14.66 feet low. Recent weather has slowed the bite some but it is still good. White bass are good scattered all over using live baits, jigs and slabs. Channel catfish are good on prepared baits and nightcrawlers. Early morning bite is shallow in 8 feet of water transitioning to 30 feet of water. Crappie are fair to good in 30 feet of water on live bait. Report by Captain Michael Peterson, 4 Reel Fun Guide Service.
Tyler
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 77 degrees; 0.00 at pool. Bass are fair on topwaters early morning and late in the evening. Crappie are fair in 16 feet of water on brush piles and submerged structures using minnows and jigs. Bluegill are good on red worms. Catfish are good along the rocks using stink bait. Report by Paul Taylor, The Boulders at Lake Tyler.
Waco
GOOD. Water stained; 75 degrees; 5.60 feet low. Crappie are awesome in 10-20 feet of water fishing brush piles and humps. Report by Zach Minnix, Jig N Jerk Guide Service.
Walter E. Long
GOOD. Water clear; 75 degrees. Bass have a good morning and late afternoon bite in 8-15 feet of water using stick baits and drop shots. Some topwater action is starting. Crappie are good with live minnows or using a crappie on brush piles and grass. She Report provided by Carson Conklin, ATX
Weatherford
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 78 degrees; 4.55 feet low. White bass are good using slabs and silver jigging spoons on main lake humps under the birds. Bass are good with some schooling topwater action early morning, switching to crankbaits along the grass when the morning bite ends. Crappie are good on main lake brush piles with minnows and jigs. Catfish are good off docks using cut and prepared bait.
White River
SLOW. Water stained; 78 degrees; 23.97 feet low. Crappie are good over brush and submerged structure with minnows and small jigs. Catfish are good on cut bait and cheese bait. Largemouth bass are just out from the shoreline in grass and standing timber hitting crankbaits and topwaters.
Whitney
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 73 degrees; 2.66 feet low. Fishing patterns are similar for the Memorial Day weekend. Striped bass are great in 20-50 feet of water trolling umbrella-rigs, swimbaits and fishing with live bait on flats and along the main river channel throughout the reservoir. Catfish are great on live or cut bait near the bottom throughout the reservoir. Report provided by Kraig Sexton, Sexton’s Guide Service LLC.
Worth
GOOD. Water stained; 76 degrees; 1.67 feet low. White bass are good in shallow water main lake points and structures using slabs and teaser flies. Crappie are fair to good on brush piles and main lake structure on jigs with white color combinations. Largemouth bass are fair to good on crankbaits around docks and main lake structures. Blue catfish are slow. Channel catfish are good on punch bait. The report was provided by Chad Ferguson of North Texas Catfish Guide Service.
Wright Patman
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 83 degrees; 6.35 feet above. Crappie are good in McGuffy Point and underwater stumps in Big Creek on jigs and minnows. Limits of catfish are good in the main lake using Mr. Whisker’s punch bait. White bass are good hitting most everything such as swimbaits, and fluke style baits. Report by Brooks Tarkington, Lake Wright Patman Guide Service.

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