Freshwater Weekly Fishing Report Week of February 24, 2021

Alan Henry
FAIR. Water clear 47 degrees; 4.81’ low. Black bass are fair rebounding decently in timber and steep rocky shorelines with crankbaits, spinners, and worms. Crappie are fair with jigs moving under docks and shallower than other times of year. Catfish are fair on live bait, cut bait, and stinkbait.
Amistad
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 64 degrees; 44.74’ low. We are slowly recovering from the coldest temperatures we can remember. Black bass are fair in less than 10 feet, searching timber, brush, and vegetation on rattle traps, spinners, and Carolina rigged worms. White bass are fair, moving gradually deeper out from creeks and coves on spoons and crankbait. Catfish are fair on deep points on shrimp, chicken livers, and stinkbait dough balls. Remember to stay on the Texas side of the lake unless you possess a Mexican Fishing License.
Arlington
SLOW. Water lightly stained; 42 degrees; 4.28 low. Largemouth bass are slow on jigs, crankbaits, and brush hogs on brushy shorelines, creek drop-offs, and submerged brush piles. Crappie are slow near boat docks, brush, and timber on minnows. Catfish are slow on punch baits and cut bait.
Arrowhead
FAIR. Water stained; 50 degrees; 0.21’ low. Largemouth bass are fair near the dam and coves, looking shallow under 6 feet with worms and spinners. White bass are fair in creeks focusing on small crankbait. Crappie are fair near the derricks. Catfish are fair, losing some aggressiveness on cheese bait, stinkbait, and minnows.
Athens
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 48 degrees; 0.55 high. Largemouth bass are fair on jerk baits, finesse worms, and football jigs working the rip-rap, timber, and steep shorelines. Crappie are slow with minnows and jigs in standing timber, deep creeks, and boat docks. Catfish are fair on cut bait. Sunfish are slow on cutworms.
Austin
SLOW. Water lightly stained; 52 degrees; 0.77 low. Largemouth bass are slow on crankbaits, jigs, and jerk baits. Sunfish are slow on cut earthworms along ledges, boat docks, and brush. Catfish are fair with punch bait.
B.A. Steinhagen
FAIR. Water stained; 60 degrees; 0.60’ low. Largemouth bass are fair to good as the quick warm-up was much needed to continue spawn activities and have a successful spring and hatch. The best success has come below 10 feet in structures on spinners, crankbaits, and Carolina rigged worms. Crappie are fair on jigs moving in structures around creeks, timber, and cover. Catfish are good on cut and prepped bait.
Bastrop
SLOW. Water lightly stained; 53 degrees; Largemouth bass are slow fishing jigs and crankbaits near creeks, rocks, and brush. Crappie are slow on minnows in brush piles and standing timber in 14-25’. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cut bait, punch bait.
Belton
SLOW. Water slightly stained; 42 Degrees; 0.75 low. Black bass are slow near rocky shorelines, timber edges, and channel drop-offs on jigs, spinners, and crankbaits. White bass are slow on the main lake points, channels, and drop-offs with flutter spoons, slabs, and swimbaits in 25-45’. Hybrid stripers are fair with live bait and swimbaits in the main lake from 25-40’. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs in brush piles, timber on or near a drop-off, and deep creek beds. Catfish are fair on punch bait and cut bait.
Benbrook
SLOW. Water lightly stained; 49 degrees; 2.73 low. Largemouth bass are slow fishing jigs, crankbaits, and live bait near rocky shorelines, submerged brush, and timber. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs fishing structure and brush piles in 14-25’. Hybrid striped bass are slow with live bait and swimbaits. White bass are slow with slabs and jigging spoons on the flats, channels, and humps. Catfish are fair with punch bait or cut bait.
Bob Sandlin
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 47 degrees; 0.56 high. Black bass are fair on A-rigs and skirted jigs in 18-30’ near creek bends, timber, rocky shorelines, and drop-offs. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs in brush piles and near open water bait schools. Catfish are fair on cut bait and punch bait in 12-25 near baited holes.
Bridgeport
SLOW. Water lightly stained; 41 degrees; 4.06 low. Black bass are slow on finesse jigs, plastic worms, craws, and crankbaits fishing main lake points near riprac, creek drop-offs, rocky shorelines, and channel ledges. Crappie are slow on minnows fishing bridges, timber, and brush piles. White bass are slow on slabs on main lake ridges, flats, and channels. Hybrid stripers are fair along the main lake channel with live bait. Catfish are slow on cut bait and prepared bait.
Brownwood
SLOW. Water stained; 42 degrees; 2.98 low. Largemouth bass are slow with swimbaits, crankbaits, and jigs near creeks. Crappie are fair on minnows in brush piles and timber edges near a creek channel or drop-off. White bass and hybrids are slow on slabs and trolling swimbaits. Catfish are fair on punch bait and cut bait in 15-25’ near baited areas.
Buchanan
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 45 degrees; 6.85 low. Largemouth bass are slow with football jigs, crankbaits, and spoons. Striped bass are fair along the river channel with live bait. White bass are slow on silver slabs near drop-offs and humps. Use sonar to locate schools of baitfish and feeding fish. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs in 15-25’ fishing timber and brush piles. Channel catfish are slow on punch bait. Blue cats are fair on cut bait.
Caddo
SLOW. Water lightly stained; 46 degrees; 0.22 low. Largemouth bass are slow working brush hogs, crankbaits, and swimbaits near channel edges, boat docks, and creek mouths. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs near brush piles and timber near a drop-off or creek channel in 14-24’. White bass are slow on slabs in the main lake. Chain Pickerel are slow with spoons and small jigs. Catfish are fair on punch bait fishing baited holes near channels and timber edges.
Calaveras
FAIR. Water stained; 63-66 degrees; Red Drum are slow to fair, starting to pick up on large bait. Black bass are fair, starting the spawn surge to shallow water on worms and bass jigs. Hybrid striped bass are fair on rattletraps moving mid-lake. Catfish are good on stinkbait, chicken livers, and cut shad.
Canyon Lake
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 57 degrees; 5.65 low. Striper fishing is fair along the river channel with swimbaits and jigging spoons. White bass are slow on humps, flats, and ridges with slabs. Largemouth bass are slow with jigs, crankbaits, and spinners near bluffs, timber, and rock piles. Smallmouth bass are slow on small swimbaits, plastic grubs, and small cranks in 8-20’ along rock ledges and steep rocky shorelines. Catfish are fair with prepared 5baits and cut bait. Crappie are fair with live minnows near timber in 18-30’.
Cedar Creek
FAIR. Water slightly stained; 49 degrees; 0.06 high. Largemouth bass are fair working finesse jigs and crankbaits on creeks, steep shorelines, and deeper boat docks near a channel or point. Hybrids and sand bass are slow off main lake points and humps with slabs and jigging spoons. Crappie are fair with minnows and jigs in brush piles, boat docks, and bridges in 14-26’. Some crappie are in deeper water 30-40’ near bait schools. Catfish are fair in 15-25’ with cut bait and live bait.
Choke Canyon
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 61-64 degrees; 22.62’ low. Largemouth bass are fair in the Frio and in timber on jigs, plastic worms, and crankbait. White bass are fair, staying around shallower points with small crankbaits and plastics. Catfish are consistently good on larger live bait, cut baits, and stinkbait.
Cisco
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 48 degrees; 5.89’ low. Largemouth bass are fair fishing worms and crankbait that are much better than last week, but consistency is hard to find. Try shallow rocks. Sunfish are fair with nightcrawlers and cutworms looking around all vegetation. Crappie are fair on jigs in creeks. Catfish are fair with slowing movement on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and chicken livers night and day.
Coleman
FAIR. Slightly stained. 50-52 degrees. 3.21’ low. Hybrid stripers are fair on rattletraps moving towards the open water edges of coves. Largemouth bass are fair on topwater, buzzbaits, and plastic worms, using timber, vegetation, and natural coves. Catfish are fair using stinkbait and cut bait around cove entrances within 4 feet of the bottom.
Conroe
GOOD. Water stained; 61 degrees; 0.20’ high. Largemouth bass are good, favoring worms now staying under 11 feet as vegetation is acting as a magnet for spawning activity. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs staying north. Hybrid striped bass are slow. Catfish are good on stinkbait and cut bait. Sunfish are good with live worms or crickets in shallow water.
Cooper
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 46 degrees; 0.69 low. Largemouth bass are slow on worms, crankbaits, and jigs. The white bass and hybrids are fair in 25-35’ with live bait and slabs and over humps, ridges, and near main lake drop-offs. Crappie are slow with minnows and jigs on brush piles and near timber. Catfish are fair on cut bait and in punch bait 15-25’.
Corpus Christi Lake
GOOD. Water stained; 62 degrees; 7.77’ low. Largemouth bass are good with activity in 2-8 feet, pairing up getting ready for a healthy spawn. White bass are fair surrounding the Nueces River on minnows and crankbait. Crappie are fair on live minnows under the pier and in coves with cover. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and cheese bait.
Eagle Mountain
SLOW. Water clear; 45 degrees; 2.04 low. Black bass are slow fishing crankbaits, jigs, and spinners near timber, brushy shorelines, boat docks, and brush piles. White bass are slow with slabs fishing humps, flats, and drop-offs. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs between 15-25’ working docks, submerged brush, and standing timber. Catfish are slow on cut bait and punch bait.
Falcon
FAIR. Water lightly stained north and clear south; 64 degrees; 39.39’ low. Despite the freeze and aftermath, we have bounced back quickly, but water temps are still recovering to keep the spawn strong. Black bass are good fishing shallow trees, rip rap, in less than 6 feet for spawning spots. To attract bites, fish shaky heads, soft plastics, and senokos as square bills will not be as good for the next three weeks or so. Crappie are good in hardwoods and over shallower brush around 13 feet on some bigger jigs. Catfish are excellent working creek points using live bait and stinky bait. Remember to stay on the Texas side unless you possess a Mexican Fishing License.
Fayette
SLOW. Water lightly stained; 47 degrees; Largemouth bass are slow on crankbaits, blue/white spinners, and plastic worms. Sunfish are slow on cut earthworms. Catfish are fair on earthworms and cut bait near baited areas.
Fork
SLOW. Water lightly stained; 47 degrees; 0.79 low. Largemouth bass are slow on spinners, spoons, crankbaits, and jigs near deep points, roadbeds, brush piles, timber, and rocky shorelines. White and yellow bass are slow in deeper water with slabs and jigging spoons. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs in 28-45’ near bait schools in the main lake. Catfish are slow on punch bait and cut bait in 12-30’.
Ft. Phantom Hill
FAIR. Water stained; 49 degrees; 2.38’ low. White and hybrid striped bass are fair as baitfish are moving. Largemouth bass are fair on spinners, crankbait, and bass jigs searching creeks and covered spots. Crappie are fair on minnows under large boat docks. Catfish are fair at night on cut shad and stinkbait.
Gibbons Creek
FAIR. Water stained; 59 degrees; 0.51’ low. Largemouth bass are fair, slowly recovering from last week's freeze. Larger artificial baits, including crankbaits and spinners near vegetation. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are fair on live bait deeper in the warm water.
Graham
FAIR. Water clear; 51 degrees; 1.24 low. Largemouth bass are slow on craws, crankbaits, football jigs, and jerk baits in timber and near docks, deep points, rocky shorelines, and timber near a creek channel. Crappie are fair on minnows in channel bends, brush piles, and under deeper boat docks. White bass are slow on slabs and jigging spoons. Hybrid stripers are fair on live bait in 25-45’. Catfish are fair on cut bait and punch bait near baited areas.
Granbury
FAIR. Water clear; 42 degrees; 0.02 low. Largemouth bass are fair drop shots, shad like crankbaits, suspended jerk baits, and football jigs in 10-30’ near creek bends, rocky areas, and rock ledges. Crappie fishing is fair around boat docks with minnows. Catfishing is slow with cut bait and punch bait. Stripers are fair with swimbaits along the main lake channel in 35-45’.
Granger
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 54 degrees; 0.11 low. Black bass are slow on crankbaits, spinners, and skirted jigs near rocky shorelines, brushy creeks, and timber in 15-30’. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs on brush piles and timber near a drop-off in 14-28’. White bass are slow slabs and jigging spoons in 25-35’ near lake channels, flats, and drop-offs. Catfish are fair on cut bait and live bait. Yellow cats are slow.
Grapevine
SLOW. Water lightly stained; 43 degrees; 0.05 low. Largemouth bass are slow on crankbaits, drop shots, jigs, and jerk baits near timber, deep points, and steep rocky shorelines. White bass are slow in 20-35’ with slabs and white swimbaits near main lake humps, flats, and channel drop-offs. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs in marinas and near submerged structures. Catfish are slow on punch bait and cut bait.
Greenbelt
SLOW. Water stained; 49 degrees; 40.06’ low. Black bass are slow, still hanging over from last week. Submerged structures are the only remaining spots with spinners, thick weighted worms, and jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and blood bait around 10 feet throughout Greenbelt. Walleye are slow. Sunfish and crappie are fair lacking habitat and using submerged vegetation. White bass are slow.
Houston County
FAIR. Water stained; 58 degrees; 0.21’ high. Black bass are fair, with the spawn starting strong and fast, staying north and in vegetative cover, and shallow. Crappie are fair looking towards the eastern portions of the lake. Catfish are fair using live and cut shad, as well as boiled deer corn.
Hubbard Creek
FAIR. Water stained; 49 degrees; 2.64’ low. Largemouth bass are fair with crankbaits and worms searching timber and bulrush. Crappie are fair on minnows in the security of the creeks. White bass are fair in creeks with small crankbaits and jigs. Catfish are fair on live and cut shad retreating to deeper water below 12 feet.
Jacksonville
SLOW. Water clear; 51 degrees; 0.17 high. Largemouth bass are slow with spinners, brush hogs, jigs, and jerk baits near docks, rip-rap, timber, and deep structure. Crappie are slow on minnows in creek ledges. Catfish are slow on cut shad and punch bait.
Joe Pool
SLOW. Water lightly stained; 42 degrees; 1.56 low. Largemouth bass are slow fishing football jigs and crankbaits, along channel ledges, steep bank edges, and flooded trees. Crappie are slow near brush piles, timber, and the dam on minnows and jigs in 20-40’. Catfish are slow on earthworms and cut bait.
Lake O' the Pines
FAIR. Water clear; 48 degrees; 0.82 high. Largemouth bass are slow on plastic worms, bladed spinners, skirted jigs, and diving crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows in the standing timber areas along the deep creek channels, brush piles, and open water bait schools near the dam. Catfish are fair with cut bait or punch bait in baited areas.
Lavon
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 47 degrees; 0.26 low. Crappie are fair on minnows or jigs fishing 12-26’ over brush piles and working main lake bait schools. White bass are fair in the 25-40’ bouncing slabs and heavy spoons. Black bass are slow on deep diving crankbaits, spoons, and finesse worms in 6-18’. Catfish are fair on cut bait and punch bait in 22-38’.
LBJ
SLOW. Water lightly stained; 52 degrees; 0. low back bass are slow on shaky heads, jerk baits, jigs, and crankbaits worked near brush, main lake points, and rock ledges. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs around brush piles, rock ledges, and docks. White bass are slow over main lake points, flats, drop-offs, and humps with jigging spoons and slabs. Catfish are fair on punch bait and cut bait in 14-28’ in baited areas.
Lewisville
SLOW. Water clear; 41 degrees; 0.20 low. Black bass are slow fishing points, rocky shorelines, and brush with the jigs, tubes, jerk baits, and crankbaits. White bass are slow on bouncing slabs and jigging spoons or trolling A-Rigs in 20-35’. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs around brush piles and bait schools near the dam. Catfish are slow on cut bait and punch bait.
Limestone
SLOW. Water lightly stained; 52 degrees; 0.20 high. Largemouth bass are slow on finesse worms, crankbaits, and skirted jigs along ledges, creek channels, and off rocky shorelines. White bass are slow with slabs near flats, drop-offs, and ledges in the main lake in 20-35’. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs around ledges, brush piles, and submerged timber. Catfish are slow on punch bait.
Livingston
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 58 degrees; 0.20’ high. Largemouth bass are fair as we recover from cold conditions on Carolina rigged worms, spinners, and jigs. Striped bass are fair on spoons and live shad moving back to deeper shelves. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs still in creeks. White bass are good on spoons in about 15 feet of water out from creeks. Catfish are fair on live baits.
Martin Creek
SLOW. Water lightly stained; 53 degrees; 0.08 low. Largemouth bass are slow on skirted jigs, suspended jerk baits, crankbaits, and swimbaits in 18-25’. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs in 12-28’ in timber and brush piles. Catfish are slow on punch bait and live bait in 20-30’.
Medina
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 63 degrees; 33.78’ low. Black bass are good as spawn seems to back to normal in 6 feet of creek structures and in shallow vegetation. Crappie are good staying under shallow calm structures on jigs. White bass are fair looking just outside Cypress Creek and the river on spoons and small crankbait. Striped bass remain tough unless you find a feeding school. Smallmouth bass are good in shallow coves with white grubs and jigs. Catfish are fair on live bait, chicken livers, and blood baits in the inflow from feeder creeks.
Meredith
FAIR. Water stained; 46 degrees; 51.18’ low. Black bass are slow, awaiting a successful Spring, lacking movement. Walleye remain slow. Crappie are fair with jigs close to the minor inflows of the Canadian River. White bass are slow. Channel catfish are fair fishing stinkbait and cut bait.
Millers Creek
FAIR. Water stained; 45 degrees; 0.10’ low. Largemouth bass are fair in creeks approaching bank vegetations in the main lake with worms and spinners. Crappie are fair on jigs only in timber. White bass are fair in and moving out of creeks. Catfish are fair mid-depth in coves with live, blood, and liver prepared baits.
Naconiche
FAIR. Water slightly stained; 57-60 degrees; Largemouth bass are fair with a quick warm-up on jigs, crankbaits, and worms near-natural structures and grassy banks. Crappie are fair on jigs in timber, mainly, especially around creek structures. Sunfish are fair on jigs, and crickets. Catfish are good on dough balls, cut, and live bait.
Nasworthy
FAIR. Water stained; 51 degrees. 0.99’ low. Black bass are fair, with activity picking up starting this past Saturday and staying consistent with southern warmer winds in and out of vegetation on crankbaits and worms. Crappie are fair on jigs navigating thick vegetation. White bass are fair to slow with some catches along the creek's convergence to the lake on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits throughout the lake.
Navarro Mills
FAIR. Water clear; 49 degrees; 0.10 high. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs around the marina and in standing timber in 18-30’. Catfish are fair with punch bait and cut bait. White bass are slow on slabs in 20-30’. Black bass are slow with plastic worms, spoons, jigs, and crankbaits near docks, brush piles, and timber.
O.C. Fisher
FAIR. Water stained; 51 Degrees. 41.83’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on plastic worms and jigs on humps and along the rip rap. Crappie are fair hiding in creeks on minnows. White bass are fair on drops and points. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, live, and cut bait.
O.H. Ivie
FAIR. Water clear; 49 degrees; 13.28’ low. Black bass remain fair in timber moving closer to the back of coves with weedless bass jigs and thick worms. Crappie are fair on live minnows deeper than previous weeks over brush and fallen natural structures. Catfish are good on stinkbait, live, and cut bait.
Oak Creek
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 50 degrees; 4.06’ low. Largemouth bass are fair, struggling with spot consistency around vegetation, timber, and rocks on worms spinners and live shad. Crappie are fair on jigs in vegetation and timber. White bass are fair on small rattle traps deeper mid-lake around 22 feet. Catfish are fair on trotlines, nightcrawlers, live bait, and cut bait.
Palestine
FAIR. Water clear; 48 degrees; 0.31 high. Largemouth bass are fair working A-rigs skirted jigs, craws, and diving crankbaits near timber, creek bends, and brushy coves. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs around bridge columns and timber near a creek or drop off in 15-25’. Hybrid stripers are fair on live bait, A-rigs, and swimbaits. White bass are slow on slabs and jigging spoons. Catfish are fair on punch bait and cut bait.
Palo Pinto
SLOW. Water clear; 44 degrees;1.92 low. Largemouth bass are slow on points, flats, brushy or rocky shorelines with bladed spinners, wacky worms, medium crankbaits, and football jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows near bridge columns and timber. White bass are slow on slabs and jigging spoons near main lake ridges, drop-offs, and flats. Hybrid bass are fair on live shad and jigging spoons in 20-35’. Catfish are slow on punch bait and cut bait.
Possum Kingdom
FAIR. Water clear; 52 degrees; 0.50’ low. Largemouth bass are fair working submerged vegetation with weighted worms and crankbait. Crappie are fair on jigs hiding under larger deeper docks and the shallow sands around the islands. White bass are fair on crankbaits upriver. Striped bass are fair on ledges closer to the rocky southern banks. Catfish are good on cut bait, live sunfish, and stinkbait.
Proctor
FAIR. Water lightly stained, 44 degrees; 0.45 low. Largemouth bass are slow on jerk baits, spinners, and skirted jigs in near deep brushy creeks, timber edges, and rocky shorelines in 14-28’. Hybrid stripers are fair with live bait in the main lake around 30-45’. Crappie are fair with minnows in 14-28’ in creek mouths, timber, and brush piles. Catfish are slow on cut bait and prepared bait.
Raven
FAIR. Water stained; 60 degrees; Largemouth bass are fair as they are very aggressive with worms and spinners in less than 6 feet. Sunfish are fair on cutworms striking quick and hard from undercover and better at night.
Ray Hubbard
SLOW. Water lightly stained; 46 degrees; 0.55 low. Largemouth bass are slow on football jigs, plastic worms, jerk baits, and diving crankbaits in timber, near banks, creeks, and drop-offs. White bass are slow fishing slabs and jigging spoons on main lake flats, humps, and points in 20-35’. Crappie are slow near deep brush piles and main lake channels with minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on cut bait.
Ray Roberts
SLOW; Water clear; 46 degrees; 0.61 low. Largemouth bass are slow on crankbaits, jerk baits, and football jigs near drop-offs, timber, points, and the dam. White bass are slow in 25-45’ on slabs near main lake points, flats, and drop-offs. Crappie are slow on minnows and small jigs around bridge columns and the bait schools near the dam. Catfish are slow on punch bait and cut bait.
Richland Chambers
SLOW. Water lightly stained; 44 degrees; 0.17 low. Largemouth bass are slow on jigs and crankbaits fishing near deep boat docks, points, creeks, and submerged timber. White bass and hybrids are slow on live bait, slabs, and jigging spoons on flats and humps. Crappie are slow on minnows on bridge pilings, in brush piles, and near bait schools close to the dam. Catfish are fair on cut bait and nightcrawlers. Bream are slow.
Sam Rayburn
FAIR. Water stained; 62 degrees; 1.50’ low. Largemouth bass are fair, turning it back on working crankbaits, worms, and spinners coming out of the Angelina. White bass are fair on minnows and small cranks looking out from west lake. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs working timber, and the out from the river looks great. Catfish are good on live and stinkbait.
Somerville
SLOW. Water stained; 43 degrees; .53 high. White bass and hybrids are slow with live bait in 32-45’ on main lake flats, slopes, ridges, and humps. Crappie are slow on fair minnows and jigs in the main lake or in brush piles and flooded timber in 15-30’. Catfish are slow with cut bait and punch bait. Largemouth slow are fair with crankbaits and jigs near the timber, creek bends, drop-offs, rocky shorelines, and roadbeds.
Spence
FAIR. Water stained; 54 degrees; 40.75’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and buzzbaits among rocks and drops. Crappie are slow on jigs, just not numbers out there yet. White bass are slow lacking habitat consistency. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait around 12 feet with increased catches at night.
Stamford
FAIR. Water stained; 49-54 degrees; 0.27’ high. Black bass are fair, staying in the southern portion of the reservoir in mid-depth lake structures with bass jigs, crankbaits, and Carolina rigged worms. Crappie are good in fallen trees and boulders on live minnows. White bass are fair on the first substantial drop out of creeks and structures on small crankbait. Catfish are fair on live bait, and stinkbait prepped pellets.
Stillhouse
SLOW. Water lightly stained; 44 degrees; 0.53 high. Black bass are slow on spinners, skirted jigs and crankbaits working creeks, brush piles, ledges and points. Smallmouth bass are slow with small jigs and plastic grubs near rocky shorelines, creek ledges, and drop-offs. Crappie are slow on minnows in brush piles and standing timber in 14-28’. White bass are slow on slabs off main lake ridges, humps, drop-offs, and along the dam. Channel catfish are fair with punch bait. Blue cats are fair with cut bait.
Sulphur Springs
SLOW. Water lightly stained; 46 degrees; 0.31 high. Largemouth bass are slow on jigs, plastic worms, and crankbaits near points, creek bends, and fallen timber. Crappie are slow on minnows in 13-28’ near brush piles and standing timber. Catfish are slow on punch bait.
Tawakoni
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 45 degrees; 0.11 low. Blue catfish are good on fresh cut bait and live bait. Channel catfish are good on punch bait. Largemouth bass are slow on brush hogs, football jigs, and jerk baits. White bass and hybrid stripers are fair on slabs and live bait near ridges and humps in the main lake. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles, docks, bridge pilings, and main lake bait schools.
Texana
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 61 degrees; 0.44’ low. Largemouth bass are good with soft plastics, jigs, spinners, and Texas rigged worms below 7 feet in creeks and shallow gravel and sandy shallows. Crappie are fair to good as they came back very strong on jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, cut bait, and live bait. Trotlines are good and popular for all species of catfish using live bait.
Texoma
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 44 degrees; 2.65 low. Striped bass are fair on swimbaits and live shad. White bass are fair on slabs and jigging spoons. Largemouth bass are slow fishing plastic worms, crankbaits, jerk baits, and flutter spoons in 15-30’. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs near deep boathouses, timber, and brush piles in 18-32’. Catfish are slow on punch bait.
Toledo Bend
FAIR. Very clear south, stained north; 56-59 degrees; 2.82’ low. Black bass are fair, with some inconsistencies fishing shallow and deep. Shallow timber, under vegetation, and staying south to clear water is the most productive environment. White bass are fair, still staying close to southern tributaries. Crappie are fair with spawn in shallower structures with spurts in afternoons. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cut bait and stinkbait.
Travis
FAIR. Water clear; 55 degrees; 22.12 low. Largemouth bass are slow with crankbaits, skirted jigs, soft swimbaits, and Texas-rigged plastic worms near deep bluffs and channel ledges. White bass are slow with slabs working the main lake channel, drop-offs, and humps. Trolling is slow with swimbaits. Striper action along the main river channel is fair with live bait and swimbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows in 15-35’ near docks, brush piles, and rock ledges. Catfish are slow on cut bait and prepared baits in 18-35’.
Twin Buttes
FAIR. Water Stained. 47-49 Degrees. 11.61’ low. Black Bass are still slow as our warmup being slow. Deep brush and points are holding bass with worms and crankbait. Crappie are fair staying in the Concho River. Catfish are fair on live prepped and cut bait.
Tyler
SLOW. Water clear; 50 degrees; 0.34 high. Black bass are slow on crankbaits, jigs, and bladed spinners fishing docks, shorelines, and creeks. Crappie are slow on minnows in brush piles, structure, and timber in 15-30’. Catfish are fair on punch bait and cut bait. White bass are slow in 18-30’ on slabs and jigging spoons.
Waco
SLOW. Water slightly stained; 42 degrees; 0.77 low. Largemouth bass are slow on jigs, crankbaits, blue or shaky heads, and soft swimbaits near the creek ledges and timber. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs fishing bridge pilings and brush piles in 14-28’. Sunfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on punch bait and cut bait.
Walter E. Long
SLOW. Water lightly stained; 45 degrees; Largemouth bass are slow on drop shots, crankbaits, and jigs near timber, creek ledges, and brushy shorelines. Hybrid stripers are fair with live bait. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs in 14-28’ near brush piles and timber. Catfish are slow on cut bait and live bait. Sunfish are slow.
Weatherford
SLOW. Water clear; 47 degrees; 1.76 low. Largemouth bass are slow on football jigs, crankbaits, and finesse worms near rocky shorelines, creeks, fallen timber, and brush. White bass are slow in 20-35’ with slabs and heavy spoons. Crappie are slow on minnows around docks, creeks, and submerged cover. Catfish are fair on punch bait.
White River
SLOW. Water murky; 48-50 degrees; 24.97’ low. Drought conditions are still in place. Please check boat ramp access. Largemouth bass are slow-moving to northern shallows staying in thick vegetation. Crappie are slow on jigs in southern lake depth. Walleye are slow ready to turn in around three weeks. Catfish are fair on live bait, cut bait, and prepared bait near the Marina.
Whitney
FAIR. Water slightly stained; 42 degrees; 3.26 low. Black bass are fair on creek ledges, main lake ridges, and drop-offs on jerk baits, crankbaits, drop shots, and skirted jigs. White bass are slow on the main lake channel with jigging spoons and slabs. Stripers are fair with live bait along the main lake river channel edges in 30-45’. Crappie are fair with minnows and lightweight jigs in 14-25’ timber near creek channels and brush piles. Catfish are fair on chicken liver and cut bait.
Worth
SLOW. Water lightly stained; 50 degrees; 2.25 low. Largemouth bass are slow with finesse worms, blue crankbaits, brush hogs, and chatter baits working creek mouths, shorelines, and boat docks. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs fishing brush piles, timber that lines a creek channel or drop off and under docks. Catfish are fair on live bait and punch bait.
Wright Patman
SLOW. Water lightly stained; 47 degrees; 4.17 high. Largemouth bass are slow on crankbaits, spinners, and drop shots along creek channels, timber, and rocky points. White bass are slow on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs near structure and brush piles. Catfish are slow on punch bait and live bait.

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