Freshwater Weekly Fishing Report Week of July 28, 2021

Alan Henry
FAIR. Water clear; 80 degrees; 0.30 feet high. Black bass remain good on topwaters. Fish are schooling up so use depth finders to locate. Fish with jigs and earthworms. Crappie are good on minnows seeking out the structures. Catfish are fair on live bait, cut bait and stink bait.
Amistad
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 78 degrees; 47.29 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on rocks, brush, and ledges using square billed crankbaits and Carolina rigged worms are most successful. Find brush piles, submerged vegetation, rocks, and the original river channel. White bass are fair below 20 feet. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and cut bait. Remember to stay on the Texas side of the lake unless you possess a Mexican Fishing License.
Arlington
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 89 degrees; 0.86 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on drop shots, football jigs and crankbaits fishing near creek ledges, rocks and brush. Crappie are fair near boat docks and brush on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on cut bait and earthworms.
Arrowhead
FAIR. Water slightly stained; 81 degrees; 0.46 feet low. Channel and blue catfish are good on cheese bait over baited holes or drifting with fresh cut shad. Black and white bass are slow. Crappie are good in deeper water using minnows and jigs.
Athens
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; 0.46 feet high. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, spinners and wacky worms working the points, humps, vegetation lines and grass beds. Crappie are good with minnows and jigs near timber, brush piles and boat docks. Catfish are good on live bait, chicken liver and earthworms. Sunfish are good on dough balls, crickets and cut earthworms.
Austin
GOOD. Water clear; 88 degrees; 0.77 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on football jigs, white spinners and shad like crankbaits along rock ledges, bluffs, marinas and main lake and secondary points. Sunfish are good on cut earthworms, and crickets along vegetation edges, near boat docks, brush and rocks. Catfish are good with shrimp, live bait and punch bait.
B.A. Steinhagen
GOOD. Water stained; 75 degrees; 0.14 feet above. Black bass are fair only on the edges of the hot summer days searching vegetation edges, mid-depth points, and some river structures on jigs, worms, and crankbait. Crappie are fair with minnows on the structure edges and above brush piles. Sunfish are fair with jigs and crickets. Catfish are good day and night on cut and prepped bait.
Bastrop
GOOD. Water clear; 88 degrees. Largemouth bass are good fishing craws, jigs, flukes and drop shots near drop-offs, brush piles and grass lines. Crappie are fair on minnows in timber along a channel and brush piles. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut bait and punch bait.
Belton
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86 Degrees; 1.45 feet high. Black bass are good on blue or purple Texas rigged worms, flipping jigs and perch like crankbaits. White Bass are good on the main lake points, flats and humps using swimbaits and slabs. Hybrid stripers are fair with live bait and swimbaits in the main lake along the channel edges where bait is present. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in brush piles and timber in water depths 14-25 feet. Catfish are good on chicken liver, shrimp and cut bait.
Benbrook
FAIR . Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 0.98 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair fishing jigs, crankbaits and drop shots near vegetation, rocks and main lake points. Crappie are fair on minnows near structures and brush piles. Hybrid striped bass are fair with live bait and swimbaits. White bass are good with slabs and live bait on main lake drop-offs, ridges and humps. Catfish are good with punch bait and live bait.
Bob Sandlin
GOOD. Water clear; 86-89 degrees; 0.05 feet low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, flipping jigs, senkos, topwaters and bladed spinners near grass lines, brush and rocky shorelines. Try drop shots, football jigs and crankbaits working in deeper water near cover or timber as well. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in brush piles, under docks and timber near a creek or channel. Catfish are good on punch bait and cut bait.
Braunig
89 Degrees, slightly stained. Redfish are good on tilapia and shrimp from the shoreline. Catfish are good on shad and shrimp. Largemouth bass and redv drum can be caught on lures casting shallow flats early in the morning and moving to deep drop-offs in the afternoon.
Bridgeport
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 0.61 feet low. Black bass are fair on football jigs, blue flecked Texas rigged plastic worms, flukes and shad like crankbaits fishing rip rac, points, timber and channel ledges. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs working bridge pilings, timber and brush piles. White bass are good on main lake channels and flats with live bait and slabs. Hybrid stripers are good along the main lake channel with live bait and swimbaits. Catfish are good on chicken liver, live bait and prepared bait.
Brownwood
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 0.40 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair with Texas rigged plastic worms, spinners and shake head jigs near grass lines, timber rocky shorelines, and docks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in brush piles and near bridge pilings. White bass and hybrids are good on white, silber or chartreuse slabs, striper jigs and live bait along the main lake channels, humps and ridges. Look for birds diving over feeding schools of white bass. Catfish are good on punch bait, chicken liver and live bait.
Buchanan
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 0.94 feet low. Largemouth bass are good with Texas rigged plastic craws, shaky head jigs, pearl or gray swimbaits, diving crankbaits, and bladed spinners. Top water plugs are effective early Striped bass are good along the river channel with live bait and topwaters early in the day. White bass are good on swimbaits, slabs and jigging spoons on main lake points, flats and humps. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs working brush piles and timber near deeper water. Channel catfish are good on chicken liver and punch bait. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait and live bait.
Caddo
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; 0.97 feet high. Largemouth bass are good working crankbaits, flipping jigs, jerk baits, wacky rigs and drop shots near grass lines, channel edges, points and trees. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near brush piles and timber. White bass are good on slabs and swimbaits on the channel edges, flats and main lake humps. Chain pickerel are slow with spoons and small jigs. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers, chicken liver and punch bait.
Calaveras
Fair, 90 degrees, slightly stained. Shoreline fisherman are finding some success fishing live tilapia. Drum and catfish have been fair for boaters and shoreline fisherman using shad and shrimp.
Canyon Lake
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86-90 degrees; 2.48 feet low. Striper fishing is good along the river channel edge with topwater plugs early in the day, live bait and trolling swimbaits. White bass are good with live bait, jigging spoons and chrome or chartreuse slabs. Look for birds diving over feeding schools. Largemouth bass are fair with flipping jigs, drop shots and bladed spinners near rocks, timbers and road beds. Smallmouth bass are good on plastic grubs along bluffs, rock ledges and rocky shorelines. Catfish are good with punch bait and live bait. Crappie are good with live minnows near the marinas, timber and brush piles.
Cedar Creek
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; 0.01 feet low. Largemouth bass are good with shaky head jigs, perch like crankbaits and drop shots near brush piles, docks and timber in 12-20 feet of water. Hybrids and sand bass are good on main lake points, humps and flats using swimbaits, slabs and live bait. Crappie are good with minnows and jigs in brush piles, beneath boat docks and bridges. Catfish are good in water depths 18-30 feet using live bait, punch bait and earthworms.
Choke Canyon
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 81 degrees; 15.67 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair working deep brush piles. Crappie are fair deep on minnows. Catfish are fair moving deeper and towards the South dam on cheese bait.
Cisco
GOOD. Water stained; 71 degrees; 0.86 feet low. With the Texas heat search in deeper waters. Largemouth bass are fair on crankbait and soft plastic rigs in the early mornings and later in the evenings fishing the northern portion of the lake. Sunfish are good on cutworms under structures or vegetation. Crappie remain fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish have been fair on stink bait, chicken livers, and cut shad.
Coleman
FAIR. Slightly stained. 71 degrees. 2.46 feet low. Hybrid stripers are fair on rattle traps chasing schools deeper preferring silver coloring. Largemouth bass are fair with topwater, worms, and jerkbaits just off the timber in deeper water and brush. Crappie remain good osn jigs off of points under larger dock. Catfish are fair with stink bait and cut bait.
Conroe
GOOD. Water clear; 90 degrees; 0.01 feet high. Found many black bass near structures in 10-14 feet of water. Hybrid bass, with a few white bass in the mix, are scattered in water depths of 20-25 feet and on humps. Crappie can be found in structures submerged in 14-29 feet of water such as standing timer on “sho-nuff” colored magnets.
Cooper
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 0.01 feet high. Largemouth bass are good on diving crankbaits, orange or red Carolina rigged craws, bladed spinners and flipping jigs. The white bass and hybrids are good over humps, ridges and flats using silver slabs and white swimbaits. Crappie are good with minnows and jigs tipped with minnows working brush piles and timber. Catfish are fair on live bait and earthworms.
Corpus Christi Lake
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 80 degrees; 0.93 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair fishing deep with crankbaits, spinners and worms. Crappie are good fishing with jigs and minnows off of structures such as the pier or in deeper water. Catfish are good on cut bait and cheese bait.
Eagle Mountain
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 1.10 feet low. Black bass are fair fishing jerk baits, plastic craws rigged Texas style and flipping jigs near points, brushy shorelines and timber. White bass are good with jigging spoons, slabs and live bait fishing flats, ridges and humps. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs working near docks, submerged brush and timber in creeks in 13-25 feet of water. Catfish are good on live and punch bait.
Falcon
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 79 degrees; 39.61 feet low. Crappie are good hopping brush piles until you find a bite. Fish are biting senko on the T-rig, brush hogs, and beaver types. Deep diving crankbaits off ledges will get you some bites at the 15 foot range. Catfish are fair in the deep spots with cut shad, or nightcrawlers. Check the wind reports before you head out. Remember to stay on the Texas side unless you possess a Mexican Fishing License.
Fayette
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 89 degrees. Largemouth bass are good on topwaters, spinner baits, square billed crankbaits and Carolina rigged plastic worms. Sunfish are good on crickets, dough balls and earthworms. Catfish are good on punch bait, chicken liver and cut bait.
Fork
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86-88 degrees; 0.50 feet low. Largemouth bass are good on topwaters and buzz baits early or late in the day, Carolina rigged plastic worms, diving crankbaits and football jigs working road beds, timber and brush piles. White and yellow bass are good using live bait, jigging spoons and slabs on humps, flats and ridge lines. Crappie are good on minnows near brush piles, bridges and timber. Catfish are good using cut bait and punch bait.
Ft. Phantom Hill
GOOD. Water stained; 74 degrees; 0.67 feet high. Fish are in a summer pattern, so fishing should be similar to what we have been seeing in the past week. White and hybrid bass can be found in 8-20 feet of water in areas such as Spillway, Sailboat Cove, and main lake points. Trolling deep crankbaits is a popular technique on this lake. Channel catfish are good fish baited holes around stickups/cattails in 4-10 feet of water using stinkbait below a bobber for best success. Look for bait fish in shallow water with cover such as lilly pads in the back of coves to produce bait.
Gibbons Creek
GOOD. Water stained; 81 degrees; 2.06 feet low. We are seeing similar fishing patterns as past weeks. Largemouth bass are fair fishing over brush with several suspended per location. Drag over spinners, worms, and crankbait. Crappie are fair on jigs trying each spot you see. Catfish are fair on live bait all throughout the lake.
Graham
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; 0.22 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on chatter baits, bladed spinner baits, drop shots, flipping jigs and crankbaits working near timber, docks, points and grass lines. Crappie are fair on minnows in brush piles and under boat docks and near brush piles. White bass are fair on live bait, silver slabs and jigging spoons on points, flats and humps. Hybrid stripers are good on pearl or chartreuse swimbaits and live bait. Catfish are good on cut and punch bait.
Granbury
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 0.20 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on buzz baits, football jigs, Texas rigged plastic worms and spinners near grass lines, rocky areas, points and timber. Crappie fishing is fair around boat docks and bridge pilings with minnows and jigs. Catfishing is good with cut bait and live bait. Stripers are good with live bait along the main lake channel.
Granger
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; 0.82 feet high. Black bass are good on diving crankbaits, dark green or red Carolina rigged plastic worms and swimbaits near points, rocky shorelines, flats and channel edges. Crappie are good on minnows in brush piles. White bass are good on swimbaits and slabs near main lake points, humps, ridges and flats. Catfish are good on chicken liver, punch and cut bait. Yellow cats are fair with live perch.
Grapevine
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 0.10 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on flukes, shaky heads, dark blue or purple Texas rigged plastic worms and diving crankbaits near vegetation, points and drop-offs. White bass are fair in water depths 20-30 feet near main lake channels, flats and points using slabs and jigging spoons. Crappie are good on minnows in marinas and brush piles. Catfish are fair on chicken liver, live bait and earthworms.
Greenbelt
SLOW. Water stained; 71 degrees; 37.26 feet low. Black bass are slow as due to the heat, fish deeper waters. Catfish are fair on live bait suspending bait 3 feet from the bottom. Walleye are fair as they have been harder this year than previous years. Sunfish and crappie are good fishing shallow structures with live bait. White bass are slow.
Houston County
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 78 degrees; 0.33 feet high. Black bass are fair early morning and evenings using swimbaits, black and blue Senko, watermelon red off points, and spinners and divers. Crappie are fair in 12 to 14 feet of water using live minnows and moving among brush piles. Bream are good using live worms in shallow structures. Catfish are good on jug lines and over 15lbs using hot dogs and perch plus shad.
Hubbard Creek
GOOD. Water stained; 80 degrees; 0.21 feet low. Fish are in a summer pattern, so fishing should be similar to what we have been seeing in the past week. Shad is plentiful and easily found on just about any wind blown main lake point in 15-25 feet of water. White Bass are fair with some surface action, but mostly scattered out and lethargic. Fish main lake structure in 15-25 feet of water at first light for best success, then go deeper as the heat of the day increases. Best success has come with an oversized rooster tail style bait called the Maindelle All-purpose Lure (MAL lure) worked fairly slowly. Fish are scattered in smaller schools in the summer and generally in a more lethargic mindset. Move until you find active fish. Be prepared to catch fewer fish per stop or possibly troll. Trolling crankbaits or downriggers 15-20 feet deep should produce some fish. Channel catfish are good in 4-10 feet of water using stinkbait fishing baited holes around stickups/cattails. Fish crappie using a light road runner style jig flung under docks with ample shade as well as working bridge pilings. Hubbard Creek is an excellent bowfishing lake.
Jacksonville
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 0.10 feet high. Largemouth bass are fair with deep diving crankbaits, shaky head jigs, craws and plastic worms near points, timber and brush piles. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs working timber and brush piles. Catfish are good on punch bait and cut bait.
Joe Pool
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 0.68 feet high. Largemouth bass are good fishing shad-patterned crankbaits, curly tail soft plastics and shaky head jigs along rocky shorelines, flats and drop-offs. Crappie are good near brush piles on minnows. Catfish are good on chicken liver, punch bait and live bait.
Lake O' the Pines
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 1.03 feet high. Largemouth bass are good on watermelon green and pumpkin colored Texas rigged plastic worms, diving crankbaits, football jigs and jerk baits. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows near brush piles, fallen timber and deep creek bends and ledges. Catfish are good with live bait, chicken liver or cut bait.
Lavon
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; 0.14 feet low. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs, fishing bridges and brush piles. White bass are good with chartreuse, silver or white slabs and live bait. Look for birds diving over feeding schools of white bass. Black bass are fair on chatter baits, shaky head jigs, diving crankbaits and green or red Carolina rigged plastic worms. Catfish are good on cut bait and live bait
LBJ
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 0.60 feet low. Black bass are good on blue, black or purple Texas rigged plastic worms, shaky head jigs, chatter baits and diving crankbaits worked near rocky shorelines, main lake points and timber in water depths 12-25 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles, rock ledges and docks. White bass are good near main lake channels, flats and humps with live bait and slabs. Catfish are good on chicken liver, live bait and cut bait.
Lewisville
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 0.14 feet high. Black bass are fair fishing points, vegetation lines and brush using Texas rigged plastic worms, crankbaits, football jigs and brush hogs. White bass are good on live bait, pearl or white swimbaits and chrome or chartreuse slabs on main lake flats, humps and ridges. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around brush piles and bridge pilings. Catfish are good on chicken liver, cut bait and live bait.
Limestone
GOOD. Water clear; 88 degrees; 0.10 feet high. Largemouth bass are fair on buzz baits, crankbaits, flipping jigs and long plastic worms along creek ledges, near vegetation and along rocky shorelines. White bass are good near the main lake channel, humps and drop-offs with swimbaits, slabs and live bait. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around brush piles and timber. Catfish are good on live bait and cut bait.
Livingston
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 81 degrees; 0.13 feet high. White bass are fair following shad in deeper water. Success around Pine Island has been reported. Black bass are fair using jigs, weighted worms, crankbait, and topwater. The best habitats have been points, and working vegetation. Striped bass are fair moving around the bridge. Crappie are good with jigs working vegetation and above some structures deeper than 10 feet depth. White bass have emerged as good with minnows and Alabama rigs working points and cove barriers. Catfish are fair on live baits, and stink bait.
Martin Creek
GOOD . Water slightly stained; 88 degrees; 0.18 feet low. Largemouth bass are good on drop shots, spinners, crankbaits and football jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in brush piles. Catfish are good on cut bait and punch bait.
Medina
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 76 degrees; 37.83 feet low. Black bass are fair picking your spots deep below ledges and points with crankbait, spinners, worms, and jigs. White bass are fair on spoons below black bass on deep points. Striped bass are fair cruising deep mid lake. Catfish are fair on live bait, chicken livers, and blood baits.
Meredith
SLOW. Water stained; 76 degrees; 48.89 feet low. Black bass remain fair working new drops with crankbait, and bottom bumping worms. Walleye are great as the season dwindles fishing slowly along ledges and points with live worms, and minnows along points. Crappie are good with minnows, and jigs suspending over structure or under structure. Channel catfish are fair on cut bait and live bait near the dam.
Millers Creek
GOOD. Water stained; 78 degrees; 0.71 feet high. Largemouth bass are good on points, and fishing pondweed with worms, topwater frogs, and weedless jigs. Crappie are good in the timber with minnows. White bass are fair and schooling deep at the deepest spot off points. Catfish are fair mid-depth in coves with live, blood, and liver prepared baits.
Naconiche
GOOD. Water slightly stained; 80 degrees. Largemouth bass are good moving out from standing and fallen timber with worms and jigs, and vegetation with topwater, jigs, and worms. Crappie are fair on jigs seeking shade. Sunfish are fair on jigs and crickets. Catfish are good on dough balls, cut and live bait.
Nasworthy
GOOD. Water Murky 76 degrees. 1.15 feet low. Black bass are great as heat drives bass to shelter and deeper water. Worms, spinners, and crankbait are good suspending above brush and fallen timber. Crappie are good but slowing with jigs. White bass are fair mid depth. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits throughout the lake.
Navarro Mills
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; 0.35 feet high. Crappie are good on minnows around timber and main lake brush piles. Catfish are fair with punch bait and live bait. White bass are good on slabs, swimbaits and live bait. Black bass are good with green or blue plastic worms, buzz baits, flipping jigs and crankbaits near rocks, flats, timber and drop-offs.
O.C. Fisher
FAIR. Water stained; 64 Degrees. 43.41 feet low. Largemouth Bass are fair on spinners, worms and crankbait along the rip rap, and drops. Crappie are good on minnows near similar drops and some bigger humps. White bass are fair schooling some early but mainly deep late in the day. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, live and cut bait.
O.H. Ivie
GOOD. Water clear; 80 degrees; 14.31 feet low. Black bass remain fair as the summer slowdown is close. Fishing deep, for cool structures will be the key using crankbait and worms in natural colors. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are good on stink bait, live, and cut bait. White bass are fair in cool water deep.
Oak Creek
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees; 3.59 feet low. Largemouth bass remain good at first light with topwater. Moving to structures like boulders, fallen timber, and flooded vegetation with Texas rigged worms, crankbait, and jigs. Crappie are good on live minnows suspended and jigs moving through and under structure. White bass are fair in deep parts of the lake. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, live bait, and cut bait.
Palestine
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 0.61 feet high. Largemouth bass are good working perch like crankbaits, flipping jigs, wacky worms and flukes working near drop offs, brush piles and rocky areas. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around brush piles, docks, bridge columns and timber. Hybrid stripers are good on live bait and swimbaits. White bass are good on live bait, slabs and jigging spoons on main lake points, channel ledges and flats. Catfish are good on punch bait and cut bait.
Palo Pinto
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; 0.19 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on deeper points, flats, ridges and brushy shorelines with drop shots, crankbaits, swimbaits and shaky head jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near bridge columns and brush piles. White bass are good on slabs and live bait near humps, points and flats. Hybrid bass are fair on live shad and swimbaits. Catfish are good on cut bait, earthworms and chicken liver.
Possum Kingdom
FAIR. Water slightly stained; 80 degrees; 0.4 feet high. Fish have been biting in water depths 15-35 feet. Striper fish are good and remain consistent with top water action working the south end of the lake using live bait, and topwater lures when the fish are schooling the top water.
Proctor
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 0.37 feet high. Largemouth bass are good on drop shots, bladed spinners and football jigs near main lake points, drop-offs, flooded vegetation and rocky shorelines. Hybrid stripers are good with live bait and swimbaits in the main lake. Crappie are fair with minnows and jigs near timber and brush piles in water ranging 12-24 feet. Catfish are good on cut bait, live bait and earthworms.
Raven
GOOD. Water stained; 80 degrees; Largemouth bass are fair working vegetation spots shallow and deep with a variety of topwater early in the day, worms and crankbait all day. In this heat, best success comes before 10a.m., and after 6p.m. Sunfish are fair on powerbait pellets, crickets and cutworms.
Ray Hubbard
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86-90 degrees; 0.05 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on blue or purple Carolina rigged worms, football jigs, jerk baits and crankbaits near rocky banks, flats, drop-offs and timber areas. White bass are good with slabs, tiny torpedoes and jigging spoons near main lake flats, humps and points. Crappie are good with minnows in brush piles. Catfish are good on live bait, chicken liver and punch bait.
Ray Roberts
GOOD; Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 0.13 feet high. Largemouth bass are fair on orange and red craws, crank baits, drop shots and flipping jigs near timber, rip rac and drop-offs. White bass are good in water depths 15-35 feet using chartreuse slabs and live bait near main lake points, flats and along the river channel. Crappie are good on minnows around timber, bridge columns and in brush piles. Catfish are good on worms, chicken liver and cut bait.
Richland Chambers
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86-89 degrees; 0.06 feet high. Largemouth bass are good on flukes, football jigs, drop shots and diving crankbaits fishing near points, creek channels and rocky shorelines. White bass and hybrids are good on live bait, slabs and jigging spoons near main lake flats, humps and points. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near bridge pilings, brush piles and timber. Catfish are good on cut or punch bait, shrimp and earthworms. Bream fishing is good with dough balls, cut earthworms and crickets.
Sam Rayburn
FAIR. Water stained; 81 degrees; .03 feet high. Largemouth bass are good on points and ledges using topwater frogs, and in the grass lines using jigs. Crappie are good in the 14-22 feet of water working brush piles using jigs, but most success comes with shiners.
Somerville
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; 1.25 feet high. White and hybrid bass are good with swimbaits, slabs and live bait on main lake flats, humps and points. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in brush piles and timber. Catfish are good with live bait, chicken liver and cut bait. Largemouth bass are good with Texas rigged plastic worms, jigs, flukes and diving crank baits near the timber, brush piles and road beds.
Spence
FAIR. Water stained; 81 degrees. Black bass are fair working steep rocky ledges, and deep structures. White bass, hybrid bass, and crappie are slow. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait coming out from flats to deeper water.
Stamford
FAIR. Water stained; 79 degrees; 0.88 feet high. Largemouth bass are good fishing north near the dam and plant depths on Carolina rigged soft plastic worms and jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs on fallen timber and humps. White bass are fair on points with live shad. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait.
Stillhouse
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 1.15 feet high. Black bass are good on drop shots, shad like crankbaits and Carolina rigged plastic craws working vegetation, grass lines and hydrilla beds early in the day, then deeper water and timber with football jigs and drop shots. Smallmouth bass are fair with plastic grubs and curly tail swimbaits near rocky shorelines, rock ledges and drop-offs. Crappie are good on minnows in brush piles and timber. White bass are good on slabs and live bait off main lake points, humps and drop-offs. Channel catfish are good with live bait and punch bait. Blue catfish are good with fresh-cut bait and live bait.
Sulphur Springs
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 1.25 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on bladed spinners, football jigs and drop shots working near points, drop-offs and fallen timber. Crappie are good on minnows in near brush piles and standing timber. Catfish are fair on live or punch bait and earthworms.
Tawakoni
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 0.01 feet high. Blue Catfish are good on fresh cut bait. Channel Catfish are good on punch bait and chicken liver. Largemouth Bass are fair on crankbaits, Texas rigged plastic worms, flipping jigs and bladed spinners near vegetation lines, docks and flooded brush. White bass and hybrid stripers are good on swimbaits, slabs and live bait near the main lake channel, flats, drop-offs and humps. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around brush piles, docks and bridge pilings.
Texana
FAIR. Water stained; 78 degrees; 0.04 feet low. Largemouth bass remain fair fishing summer cover along deep and steep drops. Crankbaits, jigs, and spinners have been most successful. Crappie are fair with some slowing with jigs under vegetation. Catfish are good on stinkbait, cut bait, and live bait.
Texoma
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 84-87 degrees; 5.00 feet high. Striped bass are good on live bait and swimbaits in the river channel and tributaries. White bass are good on silver or chartreuse slabs and jigging spoons. Largemouth bass are good fishing tubes, shaky head jigs, diving crankbaits and purple, blue or black Texas rigged plastic worms. Crappie are good on minnows near boathouses, timber near a channel and brush piles. Catfish are good on earthworms and punch bait.
Toledo Bend
GOOD. Water slightly stained; 82 degrees; 1.44 feet low. The water is clear to slightly stained. The water level is 170.5 feet with two generators operating during the day (12 hours). It’s been an early bass bite on the Mudfish Stealth Goober surface popper in black in 2-6 feet of water fishing off the bank in timber areas. We are using 8 WT fly rods. Our best bite for Perch is a slow sinking Black Cap Spider in 1-3 feet of water under the shaded tree line in the early morning and late evening.
Travis
GOOD. Water clear; 86 degrees; 14.40 feet low. Largemouth bass are good with Texas rigged plastic worms, shaky head jigs, diving crankbaits and bladed spinners around points, drop-offs, rock ledges and brush piles. White bass are good with slabs and live bait working main lake points, channel ledges and flats. Stripers action along the main river channel is good with live bait, topwaters and swimbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs near docks, brush piles and creeks. Catfish are good on punch bait, chicken liver and live baits.
Twin Buttes
FAIR. Water Stained. 73 Degrees. 12.70 feet low. Black bass are fair sticking to the west side in the afternoons for the shade. Points, and ledges are also good, but the heat drives the fish to surface or submerged shade. Crappie are good on humps on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow deep. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits.
Tyler
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees;0.25 feet high. Black bass are good on crankbaits, football jigs, drop shots and chatter baits near points, drop-offs and brushy coves. Crappie are fair on minnows in timber and brush piles. Catfish are good on cut bait, chicken liver, punch bait and earthworms. White bass are good in water depths 12-25 feet with slabs and jigging spoons. Bream are good with live crickets, dough balls or cutworms.
Waco
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; 0.59 feet high. Largemouth bass are good on topwaters early in the day, plum or raspberry colored Texas rigged plastic worms, crankbaits and flipping jigs working the grasslines, timber, creek ledges and rocky shorelines. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs working bridge pilings and brush piles. Sunfish are good on cut earthworms, crappie bites and dough bait. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, punch and cut bait.
Walter E. Long
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees. Largemouth bass are good on shaky head jigs, crank baits, and drop shots near rocks and brushy shorelines. Hybrid stripers are fair with live bait, large silver spoons and chartreuse swimbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near brush piles, creeks and timber. Catfish are good on chicken liver, earthworms and punch bait. Sunfish are good on crickets, cut worms and shrimp pieces.
Weatherford
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 0.65 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on drop shots, flipping jigs and diving crankbaits near points, fallen timber and rocky shorelines. White bass are good on chartreuse slabs and live bait. Crappie are fair on minnows around docks, creeks and submerged cover. Catfish are good on punch or cut bait.
White River
SLOW. Water stained; 74 degrees; 18.79 feet low. Drought conditions continue to be in place. Please check boat ramp access. Largemouth bass continue to be fair deep using rocks, vegetation, and drops fishing minnows, bumping worms, jigs, and crankbait. Crappie are fair on jigs above vegetation and in structures less than 7 feet. Walleye remain good running rocky ledges needing more coaxing on spinners and crankbait. Channel Catfish are good on live bait, cut bait, and stinkbait.
Whitney
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 0.50 feet low. Black bass are good on chatter baits, crankbaits, Carolina rigged plastic worms and flipping jigs near vegetation, timber and rock ledges in 10-20 feet of water. White bass are good along the main lake channel, flats and humps with white and chartreuse swimbaits and slabs. Stripers are good with live bait and topwater baits along the main lake river channel edges in water depths 25-42 feet. Crappie are good with minnows and jigs in timber, creek channels and brush piles. Catfish are fair on chicken liver, punch bait and live bait.
Worth
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; 1.20 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair with jigs, crankbaits and drop shots, working drop-offs, brushy shorelines and boat docks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs working brush piles, timber that lines a creek channel or drop-off and under docks. Catfish are good on chicken liver, live and punch bait.
Wright Patman
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; 2.98 feet high. Largemouth bass are fair on bladed spinners, crankbaits, jerk baits, curly tailed plastics and flipping jigs in flooded vegetation, flats and points. White bass are fair on swimbaits and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows near timber and brush piles. Catfish are good on chicken liver, punch or live bait.

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