Freshwater Weekly Fishing Report Week of April 14, 2021

Alan Henry
FAIR. Water clear 61 degrees; 5.85’ low. Black bass are great edging the last of spawning season, where fishing less than 6 feet. Vegetation and timber provide the best shelters with crankbaits, spinners, and worms. Crappie are fair with jigs in less than 8 feet following shallow shelves. Catfish are fair on live bait, cut bait, and stinkbait.
Amistad
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 70 degrees; 46.22’ low. The activity is staying high as temps continue to warm, and there are lots of catches to be had in less than 12 feet. Black bass are good 10 feet and above, looking for rocks, points, and brush. Use topwater early and during the day fish soft plastic worms, crankbait, and smaller spinners. White bass are fair deep on brush and above points on spoons and small 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
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 65 degrees; 1.39 low. Largemouth bass are fair on frogs, chatter baits, spinners, and topwater plugs on shorelines, creeks, and brush near creeks. Crappie are good near boat docks and creeks on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on punch baits and live bait.
Arrowhead
FAIR. Water stained; 60 degrees; 0.58’ low. Largemouth bass are good to great with some conditions producing catches every cast. Start with worms, supplementing with crankbaits and spinners in or on the edge of vegetation. White bass are fair on shad finding some brush and drops but mainly points. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows hiding in the tough to reach structure towards the edges of creeks. Catfish are fair at all depths on cheese bait, stinkbait, and minnows.
Athens
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 64 degrees; 0.39 high. Largemouth bass are good on jerk baits, frogs, crankbaits, and football jigs working the riprap, timber, and shorelines. Crappie are good with minnows and jigs in creeks and boat docks. Catfish are good on cut bait. Sunfish are good on mealworms and bread pieces.
Austin
EXCELLENT. Water clear; 64 degrees; 0.65 low. Largemouth bass are excellent on top waters, flipping jigs, bladed spinners, craws, and shad like lipless crankbaits in 1-6’ early and late. Fish TX rigged plastics mid-morning in 6-12’. Sunfish are excellent on cut earthworms and pieces of shrimp along ledges, boat docks, and shallow brush. Catfish are good with punch bait, chicken liver, and earthworms.
B.A. Steinhagen
GOOD. Water stained; 67 degrees; 0.89’ low. Largemouth bass are great north, among trees on points and along the dam with worms and jigs. Crappie are fair working northern creeks and timber on jigs. Catfish are good on cut and prepped bait, moving further north in the lake.
Bastrop
GOOD. Water clear 66 degrees; Largemouth bass are good fishing crankbaits and soft plastics near creeks, brush, and shorelines. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in creeks. Channel and blue catfish are good on punch bait and live bait.
Belton
GOOD. Water clear; 65 Degrees; 0.90 low. Black bass are good near shorelines and coves with floating jerk baits, bladed spinners, and chatter baits. White Bass are excellent on the main lake points and in the creeks with spoons, silver slabs, and white swimbaits. Hybrid stripers are good with swimbaits and live bait in the main lake from 25-40’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in brush piles and creeks. Catfish are good on chicken liver, punch bait, and cut bait.
Benbrook
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 64 degrees; 1.32 low. Largemouth bass are fair fishing poppers, crankbaits, and swimbaits near shorelines, creek beds, and points. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs fishing structure and brush piles. Hybrid striped bass are fair with live bait. White bass are good with swimbaits and spoons in the creeks, channels, and humps. Catfish are fair with punch bait or cut bait.
Bob Sandlin
EXCELLENT. Water clear; 63 degrees; 0.01 high. Black bass are excellent on top waters, finesse jigs, chatter baits, frogs, and skirted jigs in 2-10’’ near shorelines, brush, and in the creeks. Crappie are excellent on minnows and chartreuse jigs in brush piles, under docks, and in creeks. Catfish are good on cut bait and punch bait in 8-15 near baited holes.
Braunig
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 65-68 degrees; Largemouth bass are good in vegetation and using the rip rap out from the plant, settling deeper around 6-10 feet on plastic worms, spinners, and bass jigs. Striped bass are fair to slow as activity slows. Red drum are excellent on live bait watch for activity mid-lake. Catfish are good on live bait and cheese bait.
Bridgeport
GOOD. Water clear; 62 degrees; 4.29 low. Black bass are good on plastic worms, senkos, flukes, and square billed crankbaits fishing main lake points near ripraps, creeks, rocky shorelines, and shallow channel ledges. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs, fishing bridges, creeks, and brush piles. White bass are good on main lake channels and creeks with swimbaits and silver spoons. Hybrid stripers are fair along the main lake channel with swimbaits. Catfish are good on cut bait, chicken liver, and prepared bait.
Brownwood
EXCELLENT. Water stained; 64 degrees; 3.37 low. Largemouth bass are excellent with chatter baits, bladed spinners, crankbaits, and skirted jigs in coves, shorelines, and timber in 2-10’. Crappie are good on minnows in brush piles, near bridge pilings, and in the creeks. White bass and hybrids are excellent on spoons and swimbaits in the creeks and main lake points, humps, and ridges. Catfish are excellent on punch bait, chicken liver, and cut bait in 5-12’.
Buchanan
GOOD. Water clear; 66 degrees; 7.33 low. Largemouth bass are very good with crankbaits, finesse jigs, suspended jerk baits, and spinners in shallow water and Texas-rigged plastic worms in 7-12’. Striped bass are good along the river channel with live bait and swimbaits. White bass are good on silver spoons, crankbaits, and swimbaits in the creeks and main lake points. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in 12-28’ fishing docks, and creeks. Channel catfish are good on punch bait. Blue cats are excellent on cut bait.
Caddo
GOOD. Water clear; 63 degrees; 1.07 high. Largemouth bass are good working bladed spinners, square billed crankbaits, skirted jigs, and flukes near coves and creek mouths. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near brush piles and creeks. White bass are good on slabs in the creeks, shallow channels, and main lake humps. Chain Pickerel are good with spoons and small jigs. Catfish are fair on punch bait, chicken liver, and cut bait in 5-15’.
Calaveras
FAIR. Water stained; 68-70 degrees; Red Drum remain great and will for next month or so on live bait. Black bass are good working ledges and points as they are very aggressive. Worms and crankbait are great, with topwater starting the day successful and turning off around 10 am. Hybrid striped bass are good on rattle traps following the baitfish is the key. Catfish are good on stinkbait, chicken livers, and cut shad.
Canyon Lake
EXCELLENT. Water clear; 65 degrees; 6.29 low. Striper fishing is excellent along the river channel edge with live bait and swimbaits. White bass are excellent in creeks and wind-driven points with swimbaits, silver spoons, and rooster tails. Largemouth bass are good with lizards, frogs, crankbaits, plastic worms, finesse jigs, and shaky heads in 2-12’. Smallmouth bass are good on small swimbaits, plastic grubs, and small cranks along rock ledges and rocky shorelines. Catfish are good with prepared baits and cut bait. Crappie are excellent with live minnows and jigs in the creeks channels and river channel.
Cedar Creek
GOOD. Water clear; 62 degrees; 0.07 low. Largemouth bass are good working bladed spinners, football jigs, top waters, and lipless crankbaits on creeks, shorelines, and coves. Hybrids and sand bass are good on main lake points and creeks with swimbaits, slabs, and jigging spoons. Crappie are excellent with minnows and jigs in brush piles, near creeks, boat docks, and bridges. Catfish are fair in 6-12’ with cut bait and live bait.
Choke Canyon
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 67-69 degrees; 23.27’ low. Largemouth
Cisco
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 61 degrees; 6.13’ low. Largemouth bass are good as the spawn is in full swing in timber and vegetation on spinners, worms, and crankbait. Sandy coves continue to excel, and you can't go too shallow. Sunfish are good within casting range of every bank in shallow structures on nightcrawlers and cutworms. Crappie are fair on jigs continuing in creeks and water covering structure. Catfish are fair with slowing movement on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and chicken livers night and day.
Coleman
FAIR. Slightly stained. 61 degrees. 3.57’ low. Hybrid stripers are fair on rattletraps following baitfish normally around coves fishing in 7 feet or less with large waves of activity. Largemouth bass are good, and structures are the key to success, especially timber with worms, topwater, and some shallow trolling baits. Catfish are fair using stinkbait and cut bait around cove entrances within 4 feet of the bottom.
Conroe
GREAT. Water stained; 66 degrees; 0.57’ low. Largemouth bass are great on worms and crankbaits along the dam and north of 1097 bridge. Crappie are good on live bait in creeks and jigs under docks on points. Hybrid striped Bass are good on rattletraps moving around points. Catfish are good on stinkbait and cut bait. Sunfish are good with live worms or crickets in shallow water.
Cooper
Good. Water stained; 61 degrees; 0.06 low. Largemouth bass are fair on shallow diving crankbaits, soft plastics, bladed spinners, and skirted jigs. The white bass and hybrids are good in 25-35’ with slabs and over humps, ridges, and in main lake creeks with spoons and rooster tails. Crappie are good with minnows and jigs on brush piles and near timber. Catfish are good on cut bait and punch bait.
Corpus Christi Lake
GOOD. Water stained; 68 degrees; 8.56’ low. Largemouth
Eagle Mountain
FAIR. Water clear; 64 degrees; 2.25 low. Black bass are fair fishing creature baits, suspended jerk baits, jigs, and bladed spinners near shallow timber, brushy shorelines, and points. White bass are fair with swimbaits, fishing creeks, and windy points. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs working docks, submerged brush, and timber in creeks. Catfish are fair on earthworms, cut bait, and punch bait.
Falcon
GOOD. Water stained north and clearer south; 68 degrees; 43.73’ low. It’s been hot down here, and the fishing has been amazing. Everybody is having great experiences with the best numbers we’ve seen in years. Black bass are great still fishing rocks, points, and ledges on crankbait, and thicker Carolina rigged worms with dipped tails. There are lots of mid-sized catches at 10feet and below. Crappie are good above brush piles no deeper than 12 feet on jigs. 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; 67 degrees; Largemouth bass are good on shaky heads, crankbaits, spinners, and wacky worms in shallow water in coves and flats. Sunfish are good on cut earthworms. Catfish are good on earthworms, shrimp, and cut bait near baited areas.
Fork
EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 60-64 degrees; 0.37 low. Largemouth bass are excellent on bladed spinners, crankbaits, jerk baits, plastic frogs, and skirted jigs in 2-`12’. White and yellow bass are good with spoons and swimbaits in the creeks and feeder arms. Crappie are excellent on minnows and jigs near docks and creeks. Catfish are good on punch bait and cut bait in 4-14’.
Ft. Phantom Hill
FAIR. Water stained; 62 degrees; 2.77’ low. White and hybrid striped bass off main points and occasionally deep in shallow coves with minnows and rattletraps. Largemouth bass are good, still spawning with catches coming even shallower than 4 feet with lots of sight fishing on spinners, crankbait, and buzzbaits near vegetation. Crappie are good on jigs close to creeks and shady coves. Catfish are fair at night on cut shad and stinkbait.
Gibbons Creek
FAIR. Water stained; 67 degrees; 2.04’ low. Largemouth bass are great above brush with a lot of trophy bass on crankbaits, worms, and topwater. Crappie are fair on jigs using brush and the northern end flats. Catfish are fair on live shad deeper, staying close to points around 15 feet.
Graham
FAIR. Water clear; 59 degrees; 1.62 low. Largemouth bass are fair on stick baits, jigs, and suspended jerk baits in timber and near docks, points, shorelines, and timber near a creek channel. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in creeks, brush piles, and boat docks. White bass are good on rooster tails and spoons in creeks and on points. Hybrid stripers are fair on live bait and swimbaits. Catfish are fair on shrimp, cut bait, and punch bait near baited areas.
Granbury
GOOD. Water clear; 65 degrees; 0.15 low. Largemouth bass are good on chatter baits, floating jerk baits, lizards, and football jigs in 1-8’ near main lake points and secondary points, as well as shorelines and coves. Crappie fishing is good around boat docks and creeks with minnows and jigs. Catfishing is fair with cut bait and punch bait. Stripers are good with live bait and swim baits along the main lake channel in 35-45’.
Granger
GOOD. Water clear; 65 degrees; 0.38 high. Black bass are fair on jerk baits, chatter baits and spinners near shorelines, brushy creeks, and points in 2-8’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in creeks and shallow channels. White bass are good on small swimbaits, spoons, and blade baits near main lake points and in the creeks. Catfish are fair on punch bait and cut. Yellow cats are fair with live bait.
Grapevine
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 62 degrees; 0.15 high. Largemouth bass are good on jerk baits, crankbaits, lizards, and frogs near timber, points, and shorelines. White bass are good in 25-40’ with slabs and white swimbaits near the main lake points channel and in the creeks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in marinas and creeks. Catfish are fair on punch bait and cut bait.
Greenbelt
FAIR. Water stained; 59 degrees; 39.60’ low. Black bass are fair to good on spinners, thick-weighted worms, and jigs. The shallow structure among creeks west are best with some activity along rip rap of the dam. Catfish are fair on live bait lake-wide. Walleye remain fair, moving around 6-10 feet slow reeling. Sunfish and crappie are fair, staying shallow around most covered structures. White bass are slow.
Houston County
GOOD. Water stained; 65 degrees; 0.05’ high. Black bass are good, settling around 8-12 feet close to vegetation, with topwater being very successful early in the day. Carolina rigs, spinners, and jigs are good but remember to let them sink to 6 feet before reeling. Crappie are fair using minnows around the pier and some timber. Catfish are fair using live and cut shad, as well as boiled deer corn.
Hubbard Creek
FAIR. Water stained; 62 degrees; 3.04’ low. Largemouth bass are fair near timber and brush on crankbaits and worms starting to work beneath 7 feet with large bass hanging around. Crappie are fair on minnows working docks, bridges, and other man-made structures. White bass are good on Alabama rigs deeper on ledges around 12 feet. Catfish are fair on live and cut shad throughout the lake. Fish deeper if you’re looking for bigger fish.
Jacksonville
FAIR. Water clear; 61 degrees; 0.18 high. Largemouth bass are fair with spinners, blade baits, jigs, and jerk baits near rip-rac, shallow timber, and coves. Crappie are fair on minnows in creeks and shallow channels. Catfish are fair on punch bait and chicken liver.
Joe Pool
FAIR. Water clear; 64 degrees; 0.98 low. Largemouth bass are fair fishing football jigs, jerk baits, craws, and lipless crankbaits, along shorelines, coves, points, and flats. Crappie are good near brush piles, creeks, and the dam on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared baits and cut bait.
Lake O' the Pines
EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 62 degrees; 0.36 high. Largemouth bass are excellent on soft plastics, square billed crankbaits, jigs, topwater, and frogs in shallow water. Crappie are excellent on minnows near shallow brush, fallen timber, and creeks. Catfish are good with cut bait, chicken liver, or punch bait.
Lavon
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 62 degrees; 0.02 high. Crappie are good on minnows or jigs, fishing creeks, and inlets. White bass are excellent in the creeks with silver spoons, rooster tails, and small swimbaits. Black bass are good on crankbaits, topwater plugs, swim jigs, and lizards in 2-12’. Catfish are good on cut bait, nightcrawlers, and punch bait in 4-12’.
LBJ
GOOD. Water clear. 62 degrees; 0.72 low. Black bass are excellent on soft plastic swimbaits, top waters, bladed jigs, tubes, frogs, and crankbaits worked near shorelines, main lake points, and rock ledges in 2-14’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around brush piles, rock ledges, and docks. White bass are good near main channels and creeks with jigging spoons and slabs. Catfish are fair on punch bait and cut bait in 14-28’ in baited areas.
Lewisville
EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 62 degrees; 0.01 high. Black bass are good fishing points, shorelines, and brush with the swim jigs, lizards, craws, poppers, chatter baits, and crankbaits. White bass are excellent on small swimbaits and spoons in creeks. Crappie are excellent on minnows and jigs around brush piles and creeks. Catfish are good on chicken liver, cut bait, and punch bait in 5-15’.
Limestone
GOOD. Water clear; 64 degrees; 0.03 high. Largemouth bass are good on chatter baits, jerk baits, plastic lizards, and skirted jigs along creek ledges, near shallow channels, and along shorelines. White bass are good with slabs near the main lake channel in 20-35’ and in the creeks with rooster tails and small swimbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around ledges, brush piles, and in creeks and inlets. Catfish are good on punch bait and cut bait.
Livingston
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 67 degrees; 0.03’ high. Largemouth bass are good north of 190 or along the dam rip rap on Carolina rigged worms, spinners, and jigs staying below. Striped bass are slow with deep drops. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs using bridge structures and Pine Island. White bass are great on drops and brush on small spinners, and live bait. Catfish are fair on live baits throughout and excel at night.
Martin Creek
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 66 degrees; 0.04 low. Largemouth bass are fair on jigs, tubes, crankbaits, and swimbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in creeks, timber, and brush piles. Catfish are fair on punch bait and live bait.
Medina
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 69 degrees; 37.16’ low. Black bass are great with end of lake structures like creeks points and timber working plastics across structure. We’ve seen the bass staying close to home, so spots have been consistent for a couple of weeks. Crappie are good in the vegetation and is difficult to navigate waters. White bass are fair around 13 feet on spoons and small crankbait. Striped bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are good following schools of baitfish on a boat. Catfish are fair on live bait, chicken livers, and blood baits in the inflow from feeder creeks.
Meredith
FAIR. Water stained; 58 degrees; 51.05’ low. Black bass are fair, being the most productive they will be all year. Walleye are fair, staying mid-lake at a depth of 8-10 feet, slowly reeling, hoping for good days of movement. Crappie are fair on jigs looking for thicker submerged structures. White bass are slow. Channel catfish are fair fishing stinkbait and cut bait.
Millers Creek
FAIR. Water stained; 60 degrees; 0.60’ low. Largemouth bass are fair to good moving shallow in the spawning mode. Fish shallow 6 feet on worms, jigs, spinners, and trolling topwater. Crappie are fair with on drops and pockets of mid-depth structure on live bait. White bass are fair off points on minnows. Catfish are fair mid-depth in coves with live, blood, and liver prepared baits.
Naconiche
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 65-68 degrees; Largemouth bass are good to great with spring conditions creating activity on southern wind days. Use timber, and large timber piles on points with Carolina rigged skinny long plastic worms, spinners, and smaller quick running crankbait. Crappie are fair with jigs searching similar spots to bass. Sunfish are fair on jigs and crickets. Catfish are good on dough balls, cut, and live bait.
Nasworthy
FAIR. Water murky; 62 degrees. 1.17’ low. Black bass are good on soft plastic baits and reeled baits below 6 feet in bulrush and nearby. Crappie are fair on jigs around shallow bridge pilings and structure. White bass are fair fishing Alabama rigs near the deeper bridge pilings, above brush, and working deep points. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits throughout the lake.
Navarro Mills
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 65 degrees; 0.05 high. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around the marina, near creeks and brush piles. Catfish are good with punch bait and cut bait. White bass are good on small swimbaits and spoons in creeks. Black bass are very good with chatter baits, spinners, and crankbaits near shorelines and coves in 2-10’.
O.C. Fisher
FAIR. Water stained; 61 Degrees. 42.37’ low. Largemouth Bass are great on plastic worms, spinners, and jigs. Continue fishing timber and muddy structures available, especially near a drop. Crappie are fair on jigs upriver or near islands. White bass are fair working the rocks of the dam on Alabama rigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, live, and cut bait.
O.H. Ivie
FAIR. Water clear; 63 degrees; 13.39’ low. Black bass are good still shallow on points and creeks northeast and northwest with worms, spinners, and occasional topwater. Crappie are fair on live minnows staying close to shady water with structure. Catfish are good on stinkbait, live, and cut bait.
Oak Creek
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 63 degrees; 4.42’ low. Largemouth bass are good even as spawn slows, working in less than 8 feet in vegetation, timber, and rocks on worms, spinners, and bass jigs. Crappie are good on live bait at the mouth of the creek south of 70 near the old bridge. White bass are fair on Alabama rigs close to Bonner Point. Catfish are fair on trotlines, nightcrawlers, live bait, and cut bait.
Palestine
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 63 degrees; 0.14 high. Largemouth bass are good working top waters, skirted jigs, flipping jigs, flukes, lizards, and chatter baits near points, creek, and coves. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around docks, bridge columns, and timber in a creek or drop-off. Hybrid stripers are good on live bait, A-rigs, and swimbaits. White bass are good on rooster tails, swimbaits, and spoons in creeks and main lake humps and ridges. Catfish are good on punch bait, shrimp, and cut bait.
Palo Pinto
GOOD. Water clear; 72 degrees; 2.38 low. Largemouth bass are good on points, flats, and shorelines with double-bladed spinners, chatter baits, medium crankbaits, and swim jigs. Crappie are good on minnows near bridge columns, creeks, and shallow channels. 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 20-35’. Catfish are fair on punch bait and cut bait.
Possum Kingdom
FAIR. Water clear; 62 degrees; 0.76’ low. Largemouth bass remain good as the spawn dwindles worms and small crankbaits in standing vegetation, large rocks, and timber. Depth has been affected where larger bass are going back below 10 feet. Crappie remain fair on jigs in timber and under large docks. White bass are fair on Alabama rigs deep off points below 15 feet. Striped bass are slow with minimal activity looking below deep ledges in the original river channel. Catfish are good on cut bait, live sunfish, and stinkbait.
Proctor
GOOD. Water lightly stained, 62 degrees; 0.69 low. Largemouth bass are good on topwater, swimbaits, crankbaits, and craws near main lake points, coves, and shorelines. Hybrid stripers are fair with swimbaits and live bait in the main lake around 35-45’. Crappie are good with minnows near creeks, shallow timber, and brush. Catfish are good on cut bait and punch bait.
Raven
FAIR. Water stained; 67 degrees; Largemouth bass are good moving back out to points, ledges, and deep banks with worms and spinners. Sunfish are fair on cutworms striking quick and hard from undercover from within casting range of the banks and loving the lights at night to attract them.
Ray Hubbard
GOOD. Water clear; 63 degrees; 0.01 low. Largemouth bass are fair on top waters, flukes, suspended jerk baits, and lipless crankbaits near banks, creeks, flats with nearby drop-offs. White bass are good in creeks and near main lake flats, humps, and points in 20-35’. Crappie are good near creeks and shallow channels with minnows. Catfish are good on shrimp, cut bait, and punch bait.
Ray Roberts
FAIR; Water lightly stained; 62 degrees; 0.03 high. Largemouth bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, swimbaits, craws, and football jigs near coves, shorelines, and flats in 2-8’. White bass are good in 25-35’ on slabs and swimbaits near main lake points, creeks, and the river channel. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs around docks, bridge columns, and in the creeks and river channel. Catfish are fair on chicken liver and cut bait.
Richland Chambers
EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 61 degrees; 0.25 low. Largemouth bass are excellent on top waters, soft plastics, skirted jigs, frogs, and crankbaits fishing near flats, points, creeks, and coves 2-8’. White bass and hybrids are excellent on live bait, slabs, and spoons on flats, creeks, and points. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs on bridge pilings, in brush piles, and creeks. Catfish are good on cut bait, punch bait, and nightcrawlers. Bream are excellent with cut earthworms, mealworms, and shrimp.
Sam Rayburn
FAIR. Water stained; 66 degrees; 0.08’ low. Largemouth bass are good fishing west of Hwy 147 and fishing along the riprap of the dam back in typical spring patterns with many large catches happening around 12 feet. Islands and their points are hidden hotspots on spinners, worms, and topwater. White bass are fair on minnows working the points around islands as well. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs under large man-made structures like doc and marinas. Catfish are good on live and stinkbait.
Somerville
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 64 degrees; 2.05 low. White bass and hybrids are good with silver spoons, swimbaits, shaky heads, and chatter baits on main lake points, inlets, and creeks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in brush piles and flooded timber in 12-28’. Catfish are good with punch bait and cut bait. Largemouth are good with frogs, bladed spinners, crankbaits, and top waters near the creek bends, coves, rocky shorelines, and shallow roadbeds.
Spence
FAIR. Water stained; 63 degrees; 41.17’ low. Largemouth bass are good with worms, shallow crankbait, some topwaters, and Alabama rigs where you can. Give each spot 3 casts, if you don’t get a bite, keep moving as there is a ton of vegetation to work in shallow water. Crappie are fair on jigs hitting quick and hard in bunches when you find the vegetation. White bass are slow to fair on minnows suspending around 10 feet. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait around 12 feet with increased catches at night.
Stamford
FAIR. Water stained; 60-62 degrees; 0.16’ low. Black bass are good using vegetation with bulrush and cattails staying within 25 yards of the bank. Fish on bass jigs, crankbaits, and Carolina rigged worms. Crappie are good only under large structure. White bass are fair on points, drops, and larger submerged structures deeper than 10 feet. Catfish are fair on live bait, and stinkbait prepped pellets.
Stillhouse
FAIR. Water clear; 64 degrees; 0.04 low. Black bass are good on plastic frogs, chatterbaits, skirted jigs, and spinners working creeks and coves. Smallmouth bass are fair with small jigs, crankbaits, and plastic grubs near rocky shorelines, creek ledges, and drop-offs. Crappie are fair on minnows in brush piles and creeks. White bass are good on slabs off main lake points and creeks. Channel catfish are fair with earthworms and chicken liver. Blue cats are fair with fresh-cut bait.
Sulphur Springs
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 63 degrees; 0.94 low. Largemouth bass are good on football jigs, plastic lizards and craws, and lipless crankbaits 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 cut bait.
Tawakoni
EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 60 degrees; 0.26 high. Blue catfish are excellent on fresh-cut bait. Channel Catfish are good on punch bait. Largemouth Bass are good on swimbaits, lizards, craws, skirted jigs, and jerk baits. White bass and hybrid stripers are excellent on swimbaits near points, flats, and creeks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around brush piles, docks, bridge pilings, and creek channels.
Texana
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 70 degrees; 1.47’ low. Largemouth bass are great, sinking just a bit deeper on soft plastics and spinners working drops and timber never deeper than 10 feet. Crappie are good on jigs on the edges of structure to help bring them out for catches. Catfish are good on stinkbait, cut bait, and live bait. Trotlines are good and popular for all species of catfish using live bait.
Texoma
EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 59 degrees; 2.01 low. Striped bass are excellent on large white swimbaits and crankbaits in the river channel and tributaries. White bass are excellent on swimbaits, rooster tails, small crankbaits, and spoons in creeks and tributaries. Largemouth bass are good fishing swim jigs, lipless crankbaits, poppers, and chatter baits in 3-10’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near boathouses, creeks, and brush piles. Catfish are excellent on punch bait and cut bait.
Toledo Bend
GOOD. Very clear south, stained north; 61-65 degrees; 1.87’ low. Black bass are good with thicker worms and crankbait when reaching to deeper spots down south. The north is still better fishing with thick brush that drops to depths quickly. White bass are fair, moving even deeper around 14-16 above brush and using strong lake points. Crappie are excellent, with jigs favoring clearer drops and brush. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cut bait and stinkbait.
Travis
EXCELLENT. Water clear; 65 degrees; 23.35 low. Largemouth bass are excellent with crankbaits,topwater plugs, chatter baits, and lizards near shorelines and rock ledges. 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 6-15’.
Twin Buttes
FAIR. Water Stained. 59-62 Degrees. 12.01’ low. Black bass are good in timber vegetation and creeks with worms and crankbait. Mornings are most productive thru about mid-day. Crappie are fair still in the Concho River and fishing beneath man-made structures. Catfish are fair on live prepped and cut bait.
Tyler
GOOD. Water clear; 61 degrees; 0.23 high. Black bass are good on chatter baits, crankbaits, jigs, and bladed spinners shorelines and coves. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in the creeks. Catfish are fair on punch bait and crawfish. White bass are good in creeks and points.
Waco
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 63 degrees; 0.59 low. Largemouth bass are good on jigs, lipless crankbaits, frogs, and swimbaits near the creek ledges and shorelines. Crappie are good on minnows fishing bridge pilings and brush piles in 14-28’. Sunfish are good on earthworms. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on punch bait and cut bait.
Walter E. Long
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 65 degrees; Largemouth bass are fair on senkos, crankbaits, and finesse jigs near creeks and coves. Hybrid stripers are fair with live bait. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in 14-28’ near brush piles, creeks, and timber. Catfish are good on cut bait and live bait. Sunfish are good on cutworms and shrimp pieces.
Weatherford
GOOD. Water clear; 65 degrees; 1.47 low. Largemouth bass are good on skirted jigs, shad like crankbaits and top waters near shorelines, fallen timber, and creeks; White bass are good in creeks on silver spoons, rooster tails, and swimbaits. Crappie are good on minnows around docks, creeks, and submerged cover. Catfish are good on punch bait and cut bait.
White River
FAIR. Water murky; 59-61 degrees; 24.88’ low. Drought conditions are still in place. Please check boat ramp access. Largemouth bass are good with mid-sized catches around 4lbs on worms, crankbait, and spinners moving upriver and in narrow structures. Crappie are fair on live bait still on timber and brush. Walleye are fair as they come to life between 4-8 feet. Catfish are fair on live bait, cut bait, and prepared bait near the Marina.
Worth
GOOD. Water clear; 68 degrees; 2.02 low. Largemouth bass are fair with top waters, finesse jigs, lipless crankbaits, craws, and chatter baits working creek mouths, shorelines, and boat docks. Crappie are good on minnows fishing brush piles, 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 lightly stained; 64 degrees; 2.55 high. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, lizards, and frogs along creek channels, flats, and coves. White bass are good on swimbaits in the creeks. 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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