Freshwater Weekly Fishing Report Week of May 5, 2021

Alan Henry
FAIR. Water clear 67-69 degrees; 5.82’ low. Black bass are good, especially with rain and increasing temperatures this week, but stay away on east wind days. Fish with crankbaits, spinners, and worms staying close to the dam and using the plentiful habitats of rocks and timber. Crappie are fair with jigs in shallower timber and around the pier. Catfish are fair on live bait, cut bait, and stinkbait.
Amistad
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 72 degrees; 48.95’ low. The past week's much-needed rainfall and consistent temperatures created excellent fishing conditions. Black bass are good on soft plastic worms, crankbait, and smaller spinners. The best locations using drops will be rocks, brush, and timber. We’ve found consistency around 12 feet over brush and beneath ledges and points. White bass are fair in deep rocks and brush using rattletraps and small crankbait. Catfish are fair in 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
FAIR. Water stained; 66 degrees; 0.53 high. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, spinners, and top waters on shorelines, creeks, and brush near creeks. Crappie are fair near boat docks and creeks on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on worms, punch bait, and chicken liver.
Arrowhead
FAIR. Water stained; 69-71 degrees; 0.16’ high. Largemouth bass are great on rip rap, docks, and points on worms, crankbait, and spinners in or on the edge of vegetation. White bass are fair on Alabama Rigs fishing points throughout the lake. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows using brush under docks close to the state park or underwater structures. Catfish are fair at all depths on cheese bait, stinkbait, and minnows.
Athens
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 65 degrees; 0.65 high. Largemouth bass are good on frogs, crankbaits, and jigs working the riprap, timber and grass lines. Crappie are good with minnows and jigs near timber and boat docks. Catfish are good on punch bait. Sunfish are good on crickets, shrimp, and earthworms.
Austin
EXCELLENT. Water slightly stained; 64 degrees; 0.38 low. Largemouth bass are excellent on jigs, spinners, drop shots, and jerk baits in 3-15 feet. Sunfish are excellent on dough bait, cut earthworms and crickets along ledges, boat docks, and shallow brush. Catfish are good with cut bait and live bait.
B.A. Steinhagen
GOOD. Water stained; 74 degrees; 0.17’ low. Largemouth bass are excellent. Get your day started working vegetation and timber with topwater and jigs. Mid-day change to spinners, crankbaits, worms and jigs working deeper over brush and off points. Crappie are fair using structures and shallower ledges around 8 feet or less. Catfish are good on cut and prepped bait, moving further north in the lake.
Bastrop
EXCELLENT. Water clear; 69 degrees. Largemouth bass are excellent fishing red, brown, or black Carolina rigs, spinners, crankbaits, and buzz baits near rocks, brush, and shorelines. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in creeks, timber, and brush piles. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on chicken liver.
Belton
EXCELLENT. Water slightly stained; 67 Degrees; 0.35 low. Black bass are good near shorelines and coves with frogs, topwater plugs, weightless flukes, and chatter baits. Some black bass are biting with drop shots and crankbaits in 7-14 feet. White bass are excellent on the main lake points and in the creeks with shite or silver jigging spoons, slabs, and chartreuse swimbaits. Hybrid stripers are good with pearl swim baits and live bait in the main lake from 25-40 feet. Crappie are excellent on minnows and jigs in brush piles and creeks. Catfish are good on chicken liver, punch bait, and cut bait.
Benbrook
GOOD. Water stained; 64 degrees; 0.96 high. Largemouth bass are fair fishing wacky worms, crankbaits, and jerk baits near shorelines, creek beds, and points. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs, fishing structures, and brush piles. Hybrid striped bass are fair with live bait. White bass are good with swimbaits and spoons on main lake points, ridges, and humps. Catfish are fair with punch bait or cut bait.
Bob Sandlin
GOOD. Water stained; 65 degrees; 0.66 high. Black bass are good on topwaters, finesse jigs, crankbaits, frogs, and spinners in 2-16 feet near shorelines, brush, and near the creeks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in brush piles, under docks, and in creeks. Catfish are good on chicken liver, cut bait, and punch bait in 4-12 feet.
Braunig
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 72-74 degrees; Largemouth bass are good using topwater early moving to points, ledges, and larger structures. To catch larger bass, use plastic worms and crankbait. Striped bass are slow. Red drum are great on live bait, still chasing the birds around the lake. Catfish are good on live bait and cheese bait.
Bridgeport
GOOD. Water stained; 64 degrees; 2.15 low. Black bass are good on topwater plugs, plastic worms, frogs, and crankbaits fishing main lake points near riprap, creeks, rocky shorelines, and channel ledges. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs, fishing bridges, creeks, and brush piles. White bass are good on main lake channels and flats with swimbaits and slabs. Hybrid stripers are fair along the main lake channel with swimbaits and live bait. Catfish are good on cut bait, chicken liver, and prepared bait.
Brownwood
EXCELLENT. Water stained; 66 degrees; 1.70 low. Largemouth bass are good in coves, along grass lines and timber in 2-12 feet with frogs, bladed spinners, crankbaits, and finesse jigs. Crappie are good on minnows in brush piles, near bridge pilings, and in the creeks. White bass and hybrids are excellent on spoons, swimbaits, and live bait on the main lake channel, humps, and ridges. Look for birds diving over feeding schools of white bass. Catfish are excellent on cut bait, chicken liver, and live bait in 3-10 feet depth.
Buchanan
EXCELLENT. Water stained; 66 degrees; 5.40 low. Largemouth bass are excellent with black or purple plastic worms, crankbaits, jigs, and spinners in 3-14 feet. Striped bass are good along the river channel with live bait and swimbaits. White bass are excellent on slabs, crankbaits, and swimbaits on the main lake ridges, flats, and humps. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs, fishing docks, creeks, and river channels. Channel catfish are good on punch bait. Blue cats are excellent on cut bait.
Caddo
GOOD. Water clear; 68 degrees; 1.42 high. Largemouth bass are good working spinners, frogs, crankbaits, red/black or orange/green skirted jigs, and wacky worms near grass lines, shallow drop-offs, and trees. Crappie are good on minnows near brush piles and creeks. White bass are good on slabs on the channel edges, flats, and main lake humps. Chain pickerel are fair with spoons and small jigs. Catfish are good on punch bait, chicken liver, and cut bait in 3-10 feet.
Calaveras
GOOD. Water stained; 70-73 degrees; Red Drum are great staying consistent on live bait following the movement of birds mid-lake and occasionally running into coves. Black bass are good on a variety of worms, topwater, and crankbait, staying to bulrush and rip rap structures around the plant’s intake. Hybrid striped bass are good on rattle traps, following very active baitfish in shallower water. Catfish are good on stinkbait, chicken livers, and cut shad.
Canyon Lake
EXCELLENT. Water clear; 70 degrees; 5.35 low. Striper fishing is excellent along the river channel edge with live bait and swimbaits with some topwater action in shallow water early in the day. White bass are excellent with swimbaits, silver spoons, and white or chartreuse slabs. Look for birds diving over feeding schools of white bass. Largemouth bass are good with chatter baits, Texas rigged plastic worms in dark colors, and spinners in 2-12 feet. Smallmouth bass are good on plastic grubs, curl tails, and small diving crankbaits along rock ledges and rocky shorelines. Catfish are excellent with chicken liver, prepared baits, and cut bait in less than 10 feet. Crappie are excellent with live minnows in the marinas and brush piles.
Cedar Creek
EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 68 degrees; 0.16 high. Largemouth bass are good working jerk baits, frogs, skirted jigs, top waters, and crankbaits near creeks, brushy shorelines, and coves. Hybrids and sand bass are excellent on main lake points and creeks with live bait, swimbaits, slabs, and jigging spoons. Crappie are excellent with minnows and jigs in brush piles, boat docks, and bridges. Catfish are excellent in 2-12 feet with cut bait and chicken liver.
Choke Canyon
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 72-74 degrees; 23.37’ low. Largemouth bass are good with the heat starting to settle in as the fish seem to enjoy any wind out of the south on topwater, plastic worms, spinners, and crankbait. White bass are fair on small spinners and crankbait, still trying steeper banks. Catfish are consistently good on larger live bait, cut baits, and stinkbait.
Cisco
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 65 degrees; 5.16’ low. Largemouth bass are good fishing above 10 feet on topwater, spinners, worms, and crankbait using the biggest structures and longest points with the largest drops. Sunfish are good at night on cutworms under shallow human-made structures. Crappie are fair on jigs using creeks and appearing in and around Sandy Creek. Catfish are fair all day with slowing movement on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and chicken livers.
Coleman
GOOD. Slightly stained. 69 degrees. 3.36’ low. Hybrid stripers are good on rattletraps and live bait watching topwater feeding activity. Largemouth bass are good on worms, topwater, and crankbaits working laydowns, and the edge of vegetation. Catfish are fair using stinkbait and cut bait around cove entrances within 4 feet of the bottom.
Conroe
GOOD. Water stained; 73 degrees; 1.50’ high. Largemouth bass are good in larger rocks and shallow vegetation using topwater, worms, spinners, jigs, and crankbait. Deeper structures are holding fish; they just haven't been very aggressive. Hybrid Striped Bass are good on rattletraps, with the best environment being deeper coves that aren't too broad. Catfish are good on stinkbait and cut bait. Sunfish are good with live worms or crickets in shallow water.
Cooper
GOOD. Water stained; 64 degrees; 1.30 high. Largemouth bass are good on shallow diving crankbaits, Carolina rigged worms, bladed spinners, and jigs. The white bass and hybrids are good in 15-30 feet with slabs, spoons, and swimbaits over humps, ridges, and flats. Crappie are good with minnows and jigs on brush piles, creeks, and near timber. Catfish are good on cut bait and punch bait.
Corpus Christi Lake
GOOD. Water stained; 74 degrees; 8.77’ low. Largemouth bass are good, turning to warm weather structures, meaning deeper water along with vegetation in low sunlight. Stay with topwater, bass jigs, worms, crankbait, and spinners when working points, or vegetation. White bass are fair deeper in brush on rattle traps, grubs, and crankbait around 12-16 feet south. Crappie are fair on smaller shad primarily under docks and large structures. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and cheese bait.
Eagle Mountain
GOOD. Water stained; 65 degrees; 0.50 low. Black bass are good fishing crankbaits, topwaters, and bladed spinners near shallow timber, brushy shorelines, and wind-driven points. White bass are good with swimbaits, fishing flats, ridges, and humps. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs working docks, submerged brush, and timber in creeks. Catfish are good on chicken liver, cut bait, and punch bait.
Falcon
GOOD. Water stained north and clearer south; 72 degrees; 43.66’ low. Afternoons are fishable after rain brought cooler temperatures. Black bass are great fishing shallow or deep. Starting the day in vegetation will get you warmed up working topwater or worms. Riprap and the dam along with brush piles below 10 feet on square bill crankbait, thicker Carolina rigged worms and thick worms on Texas rigs. Still seeing success with all baits as bass continue to build on the legend. Crappie are good, finding in rock ledges and shallower brush. Catfish are excellent fishing all over the lake on most all baits. Remember to stay on the Texas side unless you possess a Mexican Fishing License.
Fayette
GOOD. Water clear; 69 degrees; Largemouth bass are excellent on chatter baits, chartreuse spinners, and drop shots in shallow water in coves and flats. Sunfish are good on cut crickets, earthworms, and shrimp pieces. Catfish are good on earthworms and cut bait.
Fork
EXCELLENT. Water stained; 62-67 degrees; 0.45 high. Largemouth bass are excellent on crankbaits, plastic frogs, spinners, chatter baits, and skirted jigs in 4 -16 feet. White and yellow bass are good with jigging spoons and slabs on humps, flats, and ridgelines. Crappie are excellent on minnows and jigs near docks and creeks. Catfish are good on punch bait and cut bait in 3-15 feet.
Ft. Phantom Hill
FAIR. Water stained; 67 degrees; 0.99’ low. White and hybrid striped bass are good with minnows and rattletraps working coves and points. Largemouth bass are good and starting to turn on with warmer temperatures on spinners, crankbait, and buzzbaits working the edges of deeper vegetative cover and hanging at 13 feet above brush in the afternoons. Crappie are good on jigs in creeks and strong structure with very little daylight getting through. Catfish are fair at night on cut shad and stinkbait.
Gibbons Creek
FAIR. Water stained; 74 degrees; 1.23’ low. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, worms, and topwater, working below 10 feet using structures. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows using vertical fishing in man-made and thick structures. Catfish are fair on live shad, staying deeper, close to points around 15 feet.
Graham
FAIR. Water stained; 64 degrees; 0.65 high. Largemouth bass are fair on spinnerbaits, skirted jigs, and chatter baits in timber and near docks, points, shorelines, and timber near a creek channel. Crappie are good on minnows in brush piles and boat docks. White bass are good on slabs and spoons on flats and humps. Hybrid stripers are fair on live bait and swimbaits. Catfish are good on chicken liver, cut bait, and punch bait.
Granbury
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 66 degrees; 0.15 low. Largemouth bass are good on poppers, crankbaits, lizards, and football jigs in 4-12 feet near docks, shorelines, rocky points, and coves. Crappie fishing is good around boat docks and bridge pilings with minnows and jigs. Catfishing is good with chicken liver, cut bait, and punch bait. Stripers are good with live bait along the main lake channel in 30-45 feet.
Granger
GOOD. Water stained; 67 degrees; 1.75 high. Black bass are good on chatter baits, frogs and jigs near shorelines, brushy creeks, and points in 3-15 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in creeks and shallow channels. White bass are good on swimbaits, spoons, and slabs near the main lake points and flats. Catfish are good on punch bait and cut bait. Yellow cats are fair with live bait.
Grapevine
EXCELLENT. Water stained; 65 degrees; 3.01 high. Largemouth bass are good on top waters, square billed crankbaits, lizards, and frogs near flooded areas, points, and rocky shorelines. White bass are excellent in 25-40 feet with slabs and swimbaits near main lake channels, flats, and drop-offs. Watch for diving birds feeding on shad over White bass schools. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in marinas and brush piles. Catfish are excellent on chicken liver, punch bait, and cut bait.
Greenbelt
FAIR. Water stained; 64 degrees; 39.71’ low. Black bass are good to fair on spinners, worms, and bass jigs working standing vegetation, trees, and brush. Catfish are fair on live bait lakewide. Walleye are fair to good slow reeling on sandy points and rocks 10 feet to the bottom feet. Sunfish and crappie are fair-biting early evening around most covered structures. White bass are slow.
Houston County
GOOD. Water stained; 75 degrees; 0.81’ high. Black bass are good with dipped tails, spinners, and jigs. Working deeper structures like brush where the light-colored baits are required, especially earlier in the day. Crappie are fair on minnows off the pier or working timber. Catfish are fair using live and cut shad, as well as boiled deer corn.
Hubbard Creek
FAIR. Water stained; 68 degrees; 2.14’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits and worms, staying mid-depth between 5-12 feet on brush and ledges. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs under bridges. White bass are good on Alabama rigs, only working points and drops even mid-lake. Catfish are fair on live and cut shad throughout the lake, fish deeper if you’re looking for bigger fish.
Jacksonville
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 64 degrees; 0.43 high. Largemouth bass are good with chatter baits, jigs, and topwaters near grass or weed lines, shallow timber, and brush. Crappie are good on minnows in creeks and brush piles. Catfish are good on punch bait and chicken liver.
Joe Pool
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 66 degrees; 1.96 high. Largemouth bass are good fishing buzz baits, jerk baits, craws, and crankbaits, along shorelines, coves, points, and flats. Crappie are good near brush piles on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on prepared baits and cut bait.
Lake O' the Pines
EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 65 degrees; 0.60 low. Largemouth bass are excellent on soft plastics, square billed crankbaits, jigs, topwater, and frogs in 4-16feet. Crappie are excellent on jigs and minnows near brush piles, fallen timber, and creeks. Catfish are good with cut bait, chicken liver, or punch bait.
Lavon
EXCELLENT. Water stained; 64 degrees; 2.55 high. Crappie are excellent on minnows, fishing timber, bridges, and brush piles. White bass are excellent with silver, white, or chartreuse slabs and swimbaits. Look for birds diving over feeding schools of white bass. Black bass are good on jerk baits, top waters, frogs, and jigs in 2-15 feet. Catfish are excellent on cut bait, nightcrawlers, and chicken liver in 4-12 feet.
LBJ
EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained. 71 degrees; 0.85 low. Black bass are good on topwater plugs, skirted jigs, and crankbaits worked near shorelines, main lake points, and rock ledges in 4-16 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around brush piles, rock ledges, and docks. White bass are excellent near main channels with swimbaits, jigging spoons, and slabs. Catfish are good on punch bait and cut bait.
Lewisville
EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 66 degrees; 2.39 high. Black bass are excellent fishing points, timber, and brush with the jigs, craws, frogs, chatter baits, and suspended jerk baits. White bass are excellent on small swimbaits and slabs on main lake flats, humps, and ridges. Crappie are excellent on minnows and jigs around brush piles and creeks. Catfish are excellent on chicken liver, cut bait, and punch bait in 3-12 feet.
Limestone
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 67 degrees; 0.24 high. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, jerk baits, plastic lizards, and craws along creek ledges, near shallow channels, and shorelines. White bass are good near the main lake channel, humps, and drop-offs with slabs and swimbaits. Crappie are good on minnows around ledges, brush piles, and timber. Catfish are good on earthworms and chicken liver.
Livingston
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 74 degrees; 0.87’ high. Largemouth bass are good going deep around drops and points on Carolina rigged worms, spinners, and bass jigs. Striped bass are slow-moving, deeper, and less active. Crappie are fair on minnows or occasionally jigs when casting across structures. White bass are great sitting on points using small spinners and live bait. Catfish are fair on live baits throughout and excel at night.
Martin Creek
FAIR. Water clear; 68 degrees; 0.10 low. Largemouth bass are fair on spinners, crankbaits, and topwater baits. Crappie are good on minnows in creeks, timber, and brush piles. Catfish are good on chicken liver and shrimp.
Medina
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 73 degrees; 37.57’ low. Black bass are good working topwater to start your days close to vegetation, then looking below 8-10 feet with brush, timber, and drops on plastics and crankbait. Crappie are good in creeks and cover lacking habitat. White bass are fair, hitting deep as possible structure on spoons and small crankbait. Striped bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are good having to feed shallower or deeper than normal as baits run. Catfish are fair on live bait, chicken livers, and blood baits in the inflow from feeder creeks.
Meredith
FAIR. Water stained; 65 degrees; 51.29’ low. Black bass are fair, hoping spring brings the promise of more water. Fish on worms, spinners, and crankbait around standing vegetation and rocky structures. Walleye are great using smaller spinners, crankbait, and jigs trolling mid-lake around 6 feet. Crappie are fair on jigs habitat is not consistent. White bass are slow. Channel catfish are fair fishing stinkbait and cut bait.
Millers Creek
FAIR. Water stained; 64 degrees; 1.40’ high. Largemouth bass are fair in timber and submerged brush on topwater closer to morning, worms, crankbait, jigs, and live bait the rest of the day. Crappie are fair in brush, bridge pilings, and pondweed on jigs. White bass are fair off points on minnows. Catfish are fair mid-depth in coves with live, blood, and liver prepared baits.
Naconiche
FAIR. Water slightly stained; 72-75 degrees; Largemouth bass are good staying above vegetation on 11 feet with Carolina rigged worms, spinners, and crankbait. Crappie are fair with jigs out from creeks, bridge structures, and vegetation edges. Sunfish are fair on jigs and crickets. Catfish are good on dough balls, cut, and live bait.
Nasworthy
GOOD. Water murky; 69 degrees. 0.97’ low. Black bass are good to fair working shallow with murkier water using topwater, soft plastic baits, and reeled baits with vegetation in subtle colors if you are diving baits. Crappie are fair on jigs using bridges, piers, and docks. White bass are fair on spoons and Alabama rigs above brush, drops, and working deep points. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits throughout the lake.
Navarro Mills
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 65 degrees; 0.29 high. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around the marina, near creeks and brush piles. Catfish are good with punch bait and earthworms. White bass are good on slabs, swimbaits, and jigging spoons. Black bass are good with ned rigs, chatter baits, spinners, and crankbaits near shorelines and coves in 2-10 feet.
O.C. Fisher
FAIR. Water stained; 68 Degrees. 42.51’ low. Largemouth Bass are good on Carolina rigged plastic worms, spinners, crankbaits, and almost all baits. Start shallow and move deep to around points, vegetation, rip rap, and drops. Crappie are fair on jigs trying to get deeper into structures of ledges no deeper than 12 feet. White bass are fair on Alabama rigs off points and brush. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, live, and cut bait.
O.H. Ivie
FAIR. Water clear; 68 degrees; 13.36’ low. Black bass are good in the early hours, with topwater producing the best results. Daytime and evenings use worms and crankbaits over brush and ledges. Crappie are fair on live minnows close to structure. Catfish are good on stinkbait, live, and cut bait.
Oak Creek
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 69 degrees; 4.35’ low. Largemouth bass are good on worms, spinners, and bass jigs looking towards timber and creek beds. Crappie are good on live bait, working the uncast-able spots vertically. White bass are fair on Alabama rigs looking deep off points. Catfish are fair on trotlines, nightcrawlers, live bait, and cut bait.
Palestine
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 67 degrees; 0.82 high. Largemouth bass are good working topwaters, flipping jigs, drop shots, and chatter baits near points, timber, and rocky shorelines. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around docks, bridge columns, and timber. Hybrid stripers are good on live bait, A-rigs, and swimbaits. White bass are good on slabs, swimbaits, and jigging spoons on main lake humps and ridges. Catfish are good on punch bait, shrimp, and cut bait.
Palo Pinto
GOOD. Water stained; 63 degrees; 052 high. Largemouth bass are good on points, drop-offs, and brushy shorelines with double-bladed spinners, chatter baits, frogs, and finesse jigs. Crappie are good on minnows near bridge columns and brush piles. White bass are good on slabs and jigging spoons near creeks, points, and flats. Hybrid bass are good on live shad and jigging spoons in 15-35 feet. Catfish are good on cut bait and chicken liver.
Possum Kingdom
FAIR. Water clear; 67 degrees; 0.29’ low. Largemouth bass are good with emerging topwater. Use worms and small crankbaits with rocks being first and drops being second. Crappie are fair on jigs using boat docks and along the shady side of cliffs in the afternoons. White bass are fair on Alabama rigs still working deep around 16-18 feet. Striped bass are slow. Catfish are good on cut bait, live sunfish, and stinkbait.
Proctor
FAIR. Water muddy, 66 degrees; 4.35 high. Largemouth bass are fair on frogs, buzz baits, and crankbaits near main lake points, coves, and shorelines in 3-15 feet. Hybrid stripers are fair with live bait in the main lake, around 35-45 feet. Crappie are fair with minnows near timber and brush near a channel or drop off. Catfish are good on chicken liver, cut bait, and earthworms.
Raven
FAIR. Water stained; 73 degrees; Largemouth bass are fair with worms and spinners working a bit deeper because of the warmer weather. Sunfish are fair on cutworms within casting range of the banks and loving the lights at night to attract them.
Ray Hubbard
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 67 degrees; 0.12 high. Largemouth bass are good on spinners, top waters, buzz baits, and crankbaits near banks, creeks, flats with nearby drop-offs. White bass are good near main lake flats, humps, and points in 20-35 feet. Crappie are good with minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on shrimp, cut bait, and chicken liver.
Ray Roberts
GOOD; Water stained; 63-67 degrees; 1.35 high. Largemouth bass are good on spinners, crankbaits, frogs, and flipping jigs near coves, shorelines, and flats in 2-14 feet. White bass are good in 12-40 feet on live bait, slabs, and swimbaits near main lake points, flats, and the river channel. Look for birds diving over feeding schools of white bass. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs around docks, bridge columns, and in the creeks and river channel. Catfish are good on chicken liver, live bait, and cut bait.
Richland Chambers
EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 69 degrees; 0.67 high. Largemouth bass are excellent on topwaters, watermelon-colored Carolina rigs, skirted jigs, frogs, and diving crankbaits fishing near flats, points, creeks, and coves 2-14 feet. White bass and hybrids are excellent on live bait, slabs, and spoons on flats, humps, and points. Crappie are excellent on minnows and jigs on bridge pilings, in brush piles, and timber. Catfish are good on cut bait, punch bait, and nightcrawlers. Bream fishing is excellent with cut earthworms, mealworms, and small jigs.
Sam Rayburn
FAIR. Water stained; 73 degrees; 2.43’ high. Largemouth bass are fair in brush, moving to some points and drops right off timber with spinners, worms, and topwater. White bass are fair on Alabama rigs in deep brush and points. Crappie are good on jigs working the structures. Catfish are good on live and stinkbait.
Somerville
EXCELLENT. Water stained; 71 degrees; 0.51 high. White bass and hybrids are excellent with white or chartreuse swim baits, white or silver slabs on main lake flats and around humps. Crappie are excellent on minnows and jigs in brush piles and timber. Catfish are good with chicken liver, punch bait, and cut bait. Largemouth bass are excellent with chatterbaits, skirted jigs, shad-like crankbaits, and frogs near the creek bends, coves, rocky shorelines, and shallow roadbeds.
Spence
FAIR TO SLOW. Water stained; 65 degrees; 41.14’ low. Largemouth bass are good on rocks and drops with worms, shallow crankbait, some topwaters, and Alabama rigs off points. Crappie are slow on jigs in river structure and appears to be slow throughout the lake. White bass are slow on minnows working deep as possible. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait around 12 feet with increased catches at night.
Stamford
FAIR. Water stained; 68-70 degrees; 0.71’ low. Black bass are good working vegetative untouched points on bass jigs, crankbaits, and Carolina rigged worms. Crappie are good still hanging around the marinas and other coves sheltered with structure. White bass are fair on points and drops with Alabama rigs. Catfish are fair on live bait, and stinkbait prepped pellets.
Stillhouse
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 68 degrees; 0.10 high. Black bass are good on plastic frogs, chatterbaits, wacky worms, and spinners working grass lines and hydrilla beds. Crankbaits and drop shots are working in 6-15 feet near rocks and brush. Smallmouth bass are good with finesse jigs, crankbaits, and plastic grubs near rocky shorelines, rock ledges, and drop-offs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in brush piles and creeks. White bass are good on slabs off main lake points and creeks. Channel catfish are good with chicken liver and punch bait. Blue cats are good with fresh-cut bait.
Sulphur Springs
GOOD. Water stained; 68 degrees; 1.58 high. Largemouth bass are good on Texas rigged plastic worms, chatter baits, and bladed spinners near points, creeks, and fallen timber. Crappie are fair on minnows in near brush piles and standing timber. Catfish are good on punch bait and live bait.
Tawakoni
EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 66 degrees; 1.11 high. Blue catfish are excellent on fresh-cut bait and chicken liver. Channel catfish are excellent on chicken liver and punch bait. Largemouth bass are good on Texas-rigged worms, black/red skirted jigs, and bladed spinners near vegetation lines, docks, and flooded brush. White bass and hybrid stripers are excellent on bucktail jigs, 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
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 73 degrees; 0.05’ low. Largemouth bass are great, starting to move out from flats to ledges as temperatures increase. Stay close on creek channels in the lake on soft plastics, buzzbaits, tube baits, and spinners. Crappie are good on jigs using all cover as habitat. Catfish are good on stinkbait, cut bait, and live bait. Trotlines are excellent and popular for all species of catfish using live bait.
Texoma
EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 60-64 degrees;1.65 high. Striped bass are excellent on live bait in the river channel and tributaries. White bass are excellent on swimbaits, slabs, small crankbaits, and spoons. Largemouth bass are excellent fishing topwaters, crankbaits, lizards, and chatter baits in 2-16 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near boathouses, creeks, and brush piles. Catfish are excellent on punch bait, chicken liver, and cut bait.
Toledo Bend
GOOD. Very clear south, stained north; 71-73 degrees; 0.35’ high. Black bass are good searching vegetation edges and islands with dipped worms, crankbait, bass jigs, and topwater. Start south these days and start moving north to mid-lake. White bass are fair using spoons and Alabama Rigs finding the brush around 22 feet. Crappie are excellent, with minnows and jigs hovering close to 12 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cut bait and stinkbait.
Travis
EXCELLENT. Water clear; 72 degrees; 21.06 low. Largemouth bass are excellent with frogs, topwater plugs, chatter baits, and plastic worms in 4-16 feet. White bass are good with slabs and swim baits working main lake points and creeks. Striper action along the main river channel is good with live bait and swimbaits. Crappie are excellent on minnows and jigs near docks, brush piles, and creeks. Catfish are good on cut bait and prepared baits in 3-10’.
Twin Buttes
FAIR. Water Stained. 68 Degrees. 12.20’ low. Black Bass are good on drops and humps with worms, spinners, live bait, and crankbait. Crappie are fair still in the Concho River with large structures on live bait. Catfish are fair on live prepped and cut bait.
Tyler
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 68 degrees; 0.68 high. Black bass are good on buzz baits, finesse jigs and frogs near shorelines, and rocky or brushy coves. Crappie are good on minnows in timber and brush piles. Catfish are good on punch bait and earthworms. White bass are good in 25 feet with slabs. Bream are good with shrimp or dough bait.
Waco
EXCELLENT. Water stained; 67 degrees; 0.47 high. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, jigs, bladed spinners, and wacky worms working the points, creek ledges, and shorelines. Crappie are excellent on minnows, fishing creeks, bridge pilings, and brush piles. Sunfish are good on cut earthworms. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on punch bait and cut bait.
Walter E. Long
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 66 degrees; Largemouth bass are good on poppers, flipping jigs, jerk baits, and crankbaits near creeks, rocks, and brushy coves. Hybrid stripers are good with live bait and swimbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near brush piles, creeks, and timber. Catfish are good on cut bait and live bait. Sunfish are good on small jigs, cutworms, and shrimp pieces.
Weatherford
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 64 degrees; 0.03 low. Largemouth bass are good on frogs, bladed spinners, skirted jigs, crankbaits, and top waters near shorelines, fallen timber, and creeks; White bass are good on slabs and swimbaits. Crappie are good on minnows around docks, creeks, and submerged cover. Catfish are good on chicken liver, punch bait, and cut bait.
White River
FAIR. Water murky; 65-67 degrees; 24.96’ low. Drought conditions are still in place. Please check boat ramp access. Largemouth bass are fair with most activity along the dam, lacking other suitable habitat, on worms, crankbait, and spinners. Crappie are fair staying to timber where you can find at least 4 feet of depth. Walleye are fair working coves and mid-lake where depths could reach at least 8 feet. Catfish are fair on live bait, cut bait, and prepared bait near the Marina.
Whitney
EXCELLENT. Water stained; 62 degrees; 2.67 high. Black bass are good on chatter baits, crankbaits, Texas-rigged plastic worms, and skirted jigs. White bass are excellent along the main lake channel, flats, and humps with jigging spoons and slabs. Stripers are good with live bait along the main lake river channel edges in 30-45 feet. Crappie are excellent with minnows and jigs in timber, creek channels, and brush piles. Catfish are excellent on chicken liver and cut bait.
Worth
GOOD. Water clear; 65 degrees; 1.16 low. Largemouth bass are fair with top waters, skirted jigs, crankbaits, and buzz baits working creek mouths, shorelines, and boat docks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs, fishing brush piles, and timber that lines a creek channel or drop off and under docks. Catfish are good on live bait and punch bait.
Wright Patman
GOOD. Water stained; 64 degrees; 0.99 high. Largemouth bass are good on bladed spinners, crankbaits, jerk baits, and topwaters along creek channels, flats, and coves. White bass are good on swimbaits and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near creeks and shallow brush piles. Catfish are good on chicken liver, punch bait, and live bait.

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