Freshwater Weekly Fishing Report Week of October 20, 2021

Alan Henry
FAIR. Water clear; 70 degrees; 2.13 feet low. The lake is healthy and the fish are feeding up. The aquatic vegetation is the perfect environment to cultivate fishing on the lake. Black bass, spotted bass, and largemouth bass are booming using brim-colored football jigs and trolling with crankbaits. Search anywhere from 2-35 feet of water. Crappie fishing is excellent, in structure on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on live or cut bait and stinkbait.
Amistad
GOOD. Water clear; 75-77 degrees; 46.54 feet below. Fishing is similar to weeks past. Bass are fair using Ned rigs on primary and secondary points, and along the edges of the hydrilla in 15-25 feet of water using Texas rigged worms, craws, and brush hogs. White bass and stripers are good below 20 feet following shad balls. 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; 70 degrees; 3.75 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on blue or black spinners, football jigs, drop shots, and diving crankbaits fishing near creek ledges, rocks, and brush. Crappie are good near boat docks and brush on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on cut bait and chicken liver.
Arrowhead
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees; 1.68 feet low. Catfish are good on baited holes. Crappie are good at the derricks, around docks, and submerged timber to about 4 feet.
Athens
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees; 0.15 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair, scattered but schooling up and moving fast to chase the shad. Small spinner baits and rattle traps are catching a few. Crappie are slow and scattered in submerged brushpiles in 20-25 feet of water on jigs, shiners or minnows. Catfish are good on live bait and earthworms.
Austin
GOOD. Water clear; 66 degrees; 0.69 feet low. As the lake cools the fish are moving to shallower water in the structure. Largemouth bass are fair along th shoreline. Sunfish are good on shrimp, cut earthworms, and live crickets along vegetation edges, near boat docks, brush, and rocks. Catfish are good with chicken liver and punch bait.
B.A. Steinhagen
GOOD. Water stained; 75 degrees; 0.59 feet low. Summer fishing patterns persist. 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; 62 degrees. Fishing patterns remain consistent with weeks past. Largemouth bass are good fishing football jigs, crankbaits, and purple or black Carolina rigged plastic worms near rocks, brush, and shaded timber. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in brush piles. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and punch bait.
Belton
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 70 degrees; 1.08 feet low. The Fall pattern has begun as the lake has turnover. White bass are schooling in 45-53 feet of water. When the bite is aggressive, drop MAL Heavy Lures with silver blades and whitetails to fish vertically, and when the bite is holding to the bottom, allow the MAL Heavy Lure with a white blade and chartreuse tail to fish horizontally. Crappie are fair on minnows in brush piles and timber in water depths 14-25 feet. Catfish are good on chicken liver, live, and cut bait.
Benbrook
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 70 degrees; 7.24 feet low. Fish are feeding up now as the water dips to the lower 70s. Largemouth bass are fair fishing jerk baits, shaky head jigs, deep-diving crankbaits, and blue or purple Carolina rigged worms near docks, brush, rocks, and main lake points. Crappie are good on minnows near 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 chicken liver, shrimp, and cut bait.
Bob Sandlin
GOOD. Water clear; 70 degrees; 1.43 feet low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, shaky head jigs, red, blue, or black Texas-rigged plastic worms, and chartreuse bladed spinners near brush piles, timber, and rocky shorelines. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in brush piles, under docks, and timber near a creek or channel. Catfish are good on chicken liver, punch bait, and cut bait.
Braunig
Good, Water Stained, 65 degrees; Shoreline fisherman reporting good catches of red drum on the southeast shoreline around dead tree point using live tilapia and perch. Boaters casting spoons, lipless crankbaits and free line tilapia around the island and dam are reporting fair catches of red drum. Channel and blue catfish have been good on cheese bait, worms and liver for shoreline fishermen and boaters alike.
Bridgeport
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 71 degrees; 1.70 feet low. The Fall fishing pattern is in full swing. The sand bass are good, feeding heavily and moving fast. Cast slabs in deeper water around humps. Migratory birds are returning to the lake, so you will be able to chase the feeding flocks to find the fish. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in rock structures, docks, and by the bridge. Blue and channel catfish are fair on punch bait and shad drifting flats. Bass are fair on shad patterned crankbaits moving shallower as the lake water cools. All the boat ramps are open.
Brownwood
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 72 degrees; 0.61 feet low. The water is beginning to cool down, and we should see Fall fishing patterns coming soon. Largemouth bass are good with perch like crankbaits, brown or green Texas-rigged plastic worms, chartreuse bladed spinners, and shaky head jigs near 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 slabs, swimbaits, 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 shrimp, chicken liver, and live bait.
Buchanan
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees; 2.54 feet low. Fall cold fronts are rolling in, and we should see the fishing pattern change soon, but it is holding steady for now. Largemouth bass are good with blue, black, or purple Texas-rigged plastic worms, grey flukes, white swimbaits, perch-like crankbaits, and white-bladed spinners. Topwater plugs and plastic frogs are effective early in the morning. Striped bass are good along the river channel with live bait and topwaters early in the day. White bass are good schooling up and biting on swimbaits, slabs, and jigging spoons on main lake points, flats, and humps. Crappie are good on minnows and blue or white jigs working brush piles and timber in 18-24 feet of water. Channel catfish are good on live bait, nightcrawlers, and punch bait. Blue catfish are good on fresh cut bait and live bait.
Caddo
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 72 degrees; 0.12 feet high. Largemouth bass are good working crankbaits, flipping jigs, buzz baits, wacky rigs, drop shots near creek channels, crossings, points, and trees. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs near brush piles and timber. White bass are good on slabs, live bait, and jigging spoons on the channel edges, flats, and main lake humps. Chain pickerel are slow. Catfish are good on live bait, nightcrawlers, and punch bait.
Calaveras
Good, Water Stained, 80 degrees; Red drum are fair, boaters rolling casting spoons and lipless crankbaits around the dam. Shoreline fisherman catching red drum on live tilapia and perch on the east end of the park. Channel and blue catfish have been good on cutbait, liver and cheese bait.
Canyon Lake
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 70 degrees; 0.13 feet low. The water is beginning to cool down, and we should see Fall fishing patterns coming soon. Striper fishing is good along the river channel edge with live bait. White bass are good with live bait, chartreuse jigging spoons, and silver slabs. Look for birds diving over feeding schools. Largemouth bass are fair with football jigs, red or green Texas-rigged plastic worms, and white-bladed spinners near rocks, timbers, and roadbeds. Smallmouth bass are good on plastic grubs and small silver spoons along bluffs, rock ledges, and rocky shorelines. Catfish are good with punch bait and live bait. Crappie are good with live minnows and jigs near the marinas, timber, and brush piles.
Cedar Creek
EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 72-75 degrees; 1.18 feet low. Largemouth bass are excellent biting on shad patterned crankbaits and shaky heads in the backs of the creeks and main lake brush piles. Sand bass main lake humps using silver slabs. Crappie are excellent in brush piles in 8-18 feet of water using minnows and jigs. Catfish and hybrid stripers are good over humps with cut or live shad.
Choke Canyon
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 70 degrees; 17.24 feet low. Fall is here, and the fishing is really good. Crappie are excellent. 15-20 feet over brush piles minnows and white jigs. Largemouth bass are fair, primarily located in 20-25 feet deep in brush. A few catches are still coming in water depths 12-15 feet in the hydrilla patches throughout the lake. Slow-moving baits along the bottom or swimming/vibrating jigs and flukes along the weed edge. Catfish are along ledges during the day and 12-15 feet flats later in the evening. Alligator gar are good using shad and carp.
Cisco
GOOD. Water stained; 70 degrees; 2.24 feet low. 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 stinkbait, chicken livers, and cut shad.
Coleman
FAIR. Slightly stained. 71 degrees; 0.56 feet low. Hybrid stripers are fair on rattletraps 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 on jigs off of points. Catfish are fair with stink bait and cut bait.
Conroe
GOOD. Slightly stained; 70 degrees; 1.31 feet low. Catfish are good in 15-23 feet on baited holes, using catfish bubblegum, liver or shrimp. Hybrid and white bass have been hit and miss, schooling up in small and large schools. Trolling humps in 17-22 feet with a pet spoon and hellbender. If using electronics you can see them on the sidescan and jig for them with M.T. Pocket tackle company slabs. Crappie are picking up but still being finicky. Some luck on thump chubbies from constant pursuit outfitters, on structure and standing timber in 13-21 feet. After picking up 1 or 2 relocate. Black bass are improving, in 10-15 feet of water on or near structure using jigs, rattle traps, Texas rigged creatures. Always wear your life jacket.
Cooper
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 72 degrees. Fall fishing is holding steady. Largemouth bass are good on deep diving crankbaits, black or red plastic worms, chatter baits, and football jigs. The white bass and hybrids are good over humps and flats using silver or white slabs and chartreuse swimbaits. Crappie are fair with minnows working brush piles and timber in 16-25 feet of water. Catfish are good on punch bait and chicken liver.
Corpus Christi Lake
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 72 degrees; 1.83 feet low. The fish are holding steady to their typical haunts and treats. White bass are good on crankbaits and swimbaits by the dam. Largemouth bass are fair fishing deep with crankbaits, spinners, and worms. Crappie are good fishing with jigs and minnows near the dam in rock pile structure and the pier in the state park. Carp are fair off the pier in the state park. Catfish are good on shad. Deeper water is holding the fish.
Eagle Mountain
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 72 degrees; 1.14 feet low. Sand bass are good to excellent evening bite under dock light using slabs. The catfish evening bite is fair, drifting using fresh shad. Black bass are good fishing crankbaits, purple plastic worms rigged Texas-style and football jigs near points, brushy shorelines, and timber. White bass are good with swimbaits, chrome slabs, and live bait fishing flats and humps. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs working near docks, submerged brush, and timber in creeks in 13-25 feet of water.
Falcon
GOOD. Water stained; 78-80 degrees; 42.58 feet low.Keeper catfish are in 8-12 feet of water on fresh cut bait or shrimp around vertical structure. Bigger cats are in 15-20 feet of water on fresh cut shad, carp or tilapia. Crappie are good in 15-30 feet of water in submerged brush and timber using live bait and white or chartreuse plastic jigs. Alligator gar are slow. Bass are good with an early morning bite shallow moving to 10-20 feet of water off points, ledges and mouths of creeks. Crankbait and plastic worm in the bream patterned are best.
Fayette
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 70 degrees. Water temperatures are cooling off from the higher summer temperatures. Largemouth bass are fair on shaky head jigs, square billed crankbaits, and purple or black drop shots. Sunfish are good on shrimp, dough balls, and cut earthworms. Catfish are good on earthworms, punch bait, and cut bait.
Fork
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 75-76 degrees; 2.05 feet low. Bass fishing has been slow due to the Fall turnover, but should improve very soon with the cooler weather approaching. Bass are liking white or chartreuse chatterbaits, shad colored squarebills, jerkbaits, and wacky rigged senkos in shallow water. Crappie are very good on jigs and minnows in brush piles and standing timber in 15-20 feet of water. Catfish are excellent on self baited holes in 20-35 feet of water.
Ft. Phantom Hill
GOOD. Water stained; 71 degrees; 0.40 feet low. White bass will start are in 4-7 feet of water biting on hard style crankbaits Docks are also productive this time of year.
Gibbons Creek
GOOD. Water stained; 70 degrees; 2.15 feet low. Fall fishing is good. White bass bite is good schooling up. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs in structure. Channel blue catfish are good on live bait and stinkbait. Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Graham
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees; 1.78 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on drop shots, spinnerbaits, shaky head jigs, crankbaits working near timber, docks, points, and grass lines. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in brush piles, under boat docks, and near brush piles. White bass are good on slabs and jigging spoons on points, flats, and humps. Hybrid stripers are good on spoons, swimbaits, and live bait. Catfish are good on punch bait and live bait.
Granbury
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 69 degrees; 0.03 feet low. Water temperatures are in the mid to upper 70's, and fishing is good for many species. Largemouth bass catches have been good to excellent, 7 pounds, typically on spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics on a Texas rig worked near main lake points and many in the back of sloughs and up in the river. Sand bass continues to be good on many areas of the lake on slabs, and spinners fished in 10-15 feet of water near channel ledges. Look for schooling fish on the surface. Striped bass are feeding next to these schools of sand bass, looking for an easy meal. Live shad or slabs are putting striped bass to 10 pounders in the boat, with most of the fish being caught on the lower ends from Decordova to the dam. Crappies are good to excellent on small minnows and jigs in numerous places, generally near structures like standing timber or bridge pilings, with some catches in the back of creeks. Catfish are good to excellent on cut shad on many areas of the lake. Night-time catfishing has been good.
Granger
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 70 degrees; 1.82 feet high. Fish should be moving to shallower water as the temperatures decline. Black bass are good on medium diving crankbaits, raspberry, and watermelon Carolina rigged plastic worms and pearl or chartreuse swimbaits near points, rocky areas, flats, and channel edges. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs in brush piles. White bass are good on jigging spoons and slabs near main lake points, humps, ridges, and flats. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait. Yellow cats are fair with live perch.
Grapevine
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 73 degrees; 1.11 feet low. The weather looks good heading into the weekend, so you can enjoy fishing. Fish are hungry, feeding up for the fall, so they are biting everything. Watch all wildlife because they will point you to schools of fish. White bass are good. Look to long shallow points and edge of humps in deeper water 18-24 feet of water with jigging spoons and Irish minnows. Fish slightly above the suspended schools. Largemouth bass are fair on spinners, shaky heads, Texas-rigged plastic worms, swimbaits, and diving crankbaits near brush piles, points, and docks. Crappie are fair on minnows in marinas and brush piles. Catfish are fair on chicken liver, live bait, and earthworms.
Greenbelt
SLOW. Water stained; 74 degrees; 39.11 feet low. Fishing is very slow heading into Fall. Very few reports of catches or action on the lake.
Houston County
GOOD. Water stained; 74 degrees; 0.25 feet below. Dredging has the water murky. Crappie are good, suspended around brush and standing timber in water depths 12-18 feet using minnows. White bass are schooling from the surface to 20 feet of water and biting on silver slab spoons.
Hubbard Creek
GOOD. Water clear; 69 degrees; 1.37 feet low. As the cold fronts start to roll through, be aware that the first day or two the bite can slow down and make white bass want a slower presentation. White bass are good, MAL lures continue to be the best producer working vertical or on a cast in water depths 15-30 feet.
Jacksonville
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 69 degrees; 0.52 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair with deep diving crankbaits, shaky head jigs, Texas-rigged plastic worms near points, timber, and brush piles. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs working for timber and brush piles. Catfish are good on punch bait and cut bait.
Joe Pool
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 68 degrees; 0.48 feet low. Fish are moving into the banks as the water temperatures drop seeking structures in the shallows. Largemouth bass are good off of structures in 5-10 feet of water biting on june bugs on a slip weight. Crappie are good under the bridges in 20 feet of water on minnows. Catfish are good on chicken liver, punch bait, and cut bait off the marina dock.
Lake O' the Pines
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 71 degrees; 0.12 feet high. Fishing has been good. Bass are good biting on topwaters in the shallows and over grass, in deeper water on Carolina or Texas rigs, diving crankbaits off drop-offs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs under bridges and near brush piles, fallen timber, and deep creek bends and ledges. Catfish are good with punch bait or cut bait.
Lavon
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 65 degrees; 3.53 feet low. White bass are up 1-5 feet of water on windblown banks wherever the birds and black water is. H&H Tackle coho on shad colored one-fourth twelve ounce jig head. Crappie are good in 15-25 feet of water in submerged timber. Big crappie hanging on the bottom, so hit the bottom and lift up to see if they will bite. Bass on square bills in 1-6 feet of water in concrete and rock structure. Brush piles are also holding fish biting on rigs and crankbaits, and jigs after they punch through piles.
LBJ
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 70 degrees; 0.76 feet low. Fishing is more comfortable in the Fall weather and the fishing is good as the fish feed up and we see more schooling action. White bass are schooling up with some topwater action. Fish near main lake channels, flats, and humps with live bait, swimbaits, and slabs. Black bass are fair on plastic worms, football jigs, swimbaits, and diving crankbaits worked near rocky shorelines, main lake points, and timber in water depths 14-28 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse jigs around brush piles in water depths 12-18 feet. Lots of small crappie, but keep working it, and you'll leave with a few keepers. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers, live bait, and cut bait.
Lewisville
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees; 1.22 feet low. White bass are good but moving quickly in 20-28 feet of water on main lake humps and flats. Most catches come from the bottom on one ounce silver glitter slabs, or Alabama jigs in 30-35 feet of water letting the bait hit the bottom and slowly reeling up. The bite dies down when the wind does right now. Crappie are good, catching average sizes on main lake brush piles in 18-22 feet on minnows and one-sixteenth ounce shad colored jig.
Limestone
GOOD. Water clear; 72 degrees; 1.32 feet low. Largemouth bass are good in 1-7 feet of water on topwater frogs and zara spooks early, switching to wacky worms and swim jigs. Crappie are good in 12-18 feet of water on minnows around brush and standing timber. White and hybrid bass are good schooling in 1-15 feet of water biting on slab spoons.
Livingston
FAIR. Slightly stained; 72 degrees; 0.18 feet low. White bass are from the surface to 30 feet of water using three-fourths ounce duck tracker slabs in white, one-sixteenth ounce Texas teaser chartreuse. They are starting to school at the top - you just have to find them. Black bass are fair on chartreuse and white spinner baits, zoom brush hogs fished around wood cover. Hybrid bass and stripers are slow. Catfish are good in 30 feet of water on cut shad and cut buffalo.
Martin Creek
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 80 degrees; 1.87 feet low. We are still waiting on the water temperature to drop. Largemouth bass are good on red or purple Texas-rigged plastic worms, bladed spinners, diving crankbaits, and football jigs. Crappie are good on minnows in brush piles. Catfish are good on cut bait and punch bait.
Medina
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 70 degrees; 43.52 feet low. Black bass are fair on topwaters early moving deeper with crankbaits, 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
FAIR. Water stained; 65 degrees; 50.65 feet low. Fishing is good and some are saying the best it’s been in over a decade. Walleye are biting on minnows in water depths of 30 feet. White bass are schooling up feeding on shad.
Millers Creek
GOOD. Water stained; 65 degrees; 1.00 feet low. 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 off points. Catfish are fair mid-depth in coves with live, blood, and liver-prepared baits.
Naconiche
GOOD. Water stained; 77 degrees. Lake turnover is about to happen. Fall transition is in full swing. Largemouth bass are good, schooling up and chasing bait balls down creek channels to the back of bays. The bass are relating to the bottom of the lake in less than 15 feet of water on Texas rigs or crankbaits. Try throwing a square bill crank over the grass and wind blown points. The crappie population is good. Catfish are slow.
Nasworthy
GOOD. Water murky; 72 degrees. 1.11 feet low. Black bass are great as heat drives bass to shelter and deeper water. Worms, spinners, and crankbaits are good suspending above the brush and fallen timber. Crappie are good with jigs but slowing. White bass are fair mid-depth. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits throughout the lake.
Navarro Mills
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 66 degrees; 0.66 feet low. Fishing remains similar but the cooler temperatures make it more enjoyable. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around timber, docks, and main lake brush piles. Catfish are good with chicken liver, punch bait, and nightcrawlers. White bass are good, moving quickly in schools biting on white slabs, chartreuse swimbaits, and live bait. Black bass are good with blue or purple plastic worms, swimbaits, shaky head jigs, crankbaits near brush piles, timber, and drop-offs.
O.C. Fisher
FAIR. Water stained; 70 degrees. 41.21 feet low. Largemouth bass and white bass are great using half-inch pumpkinseed jigs and 10-inch power worms. Crappie are good on minnows near similar drops and more prominent 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; 70 degrees; 14.94 feet low. Fish are moving to shallower water in structure. Bass are good in flooded brush on soft plastics and topwaters. .Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are good on stink bait, live, and cut bait.
Oak Creek
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 71 degrees; 4.88 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 understructure. 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; 70 degrees; 0.66 feet low. Crappie good on jigs and minnows relating to timber and brush in 12-30 feet of water. Bass are good with a topwater bite early, switching to jigs later in the day. Relating heavily to structures such as the boathouse, brush piles, bridges, and laydowns. Catfish are good on cut bait, chicken liver. Eater catfish on stinkbait.
Palo Pinto
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 65 degrees; 0.11 feet high. Largemouth bass are good on deeper points, humps, ridges, and brushy shorelines with silver spoons, crankbaits, flukes, and football jigs. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows near bridge columns and brush piles. White bass are fair on slabs, jigging spoons, and live bait near humps, points, and flats. Hybrid bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are good on cut bait, earthworms, and chicken liver.
Possum Kingdom
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 73 degrees; 0.42 feet low. Striper fishing is good and the bite should continue for a while. Crappie are good on minnows in structure. Catfishing is slow, but should pick up as the water cools.
Proctor
GOOD. Water clear; 70 degrees; 0.97 feet low. White and hybrid bass are fair on slabs. Black bass are slow on spinner baits. Crappie are fair around crappie barges on Copperas Creek. Catfish are fair drifting main lake and juks in the Copperas Creek area.
Raven
GOOD. Water stained; 75 degrees. Crappie are good schooling near piers, with anglers catching good numbers on minnows and chartreuse jigs. Catfish are good on cut perch, with one angler bringing in a 25-pounder from the bank. Bass have been tough, with a few bites on Texas rigs and crankbaits of various colors. Construction has begun on the boathouse and associated piers. Please respect the fencing and avoid the area. The boat ramp is closed on the 25th and 26th.
Ray Hubbard
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 72 degrees; 1.40 feet low. White bass are fair on three-fourth ounce slabs 12-inches below a jig on mid lake humps and levees in 25-28 feet water. Small schools periodically on flats later in the evenings. Crappie are slow on jigs and minnows in trees 18-25 feet deep.
Ray Roberts
FAIR; Water lightly stained; 72 degrees; 0.62 feet low. White bass are moving quickly in 20-28 feet of water on main lake points biting on one ounce silver and chartreuse slabs, with better luck on smaller slabs because the smaller size is most similar to what they are feeding on. The bass are moving quickly so the bite is best on the bottom using Alabama jigs in 30-35 feet letting the bait hit the bottom and slowly reeling up. The bite is best while the wind is blowing and dies down when the wind does. Crappie are good on main lake brush piles 20-30 feet on minnows, with bigger fish in the Buck Creek area in the standing timber around 20 feet with bait suspended in the 10-12 feet of water.
Richland Chambers
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 68 degrees; 1.52 feet low. White bass and hybrids are slow, and the black bass are fair on or near points. Crappie are good in 20 feet of water on minnows near bridge pilings, brush piles, and timber. Catfish are good over baited holes. Bream fishing is good with dough bait, cut earthworms, and live crickets.
Sam Rayburn
GOOD. Water stained; 74 degrees; 2.51 feet low. Fishing is still looking the same as we head into the weekend. Largemouth bass continue to feed-up on shad in shallow water. The topwater action is good using topwater frogs and spinnerbaits. Schooling bass are good on crankbaits off the flats in 6-15 feet of water and Carolina jigs in 18-25 feet of water off of points. Crappie continue to migrate to deeper water 20-25 feet and North into the river and creeks. Topwater frog bite is better in the early mornings with a crankbait bite off flats.
Somerville
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 71 degrees; 0.12 feet high. White and hybrid bass are good with white/chartreuse jigging spoons, slabs, and live bait on main lake flats, humps, and points. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in brush piles and timber. Catfish are good with punch bait, chicken liver, and cut bait. Largemouth bass are good with wacky rigs, shaky head jigs, diving crankbaits near the timber, brush piles, and roadbeds.
Spence
FAIR. Water stained; 72 degrees. 37.03 feet low. Fish should be moving to shallower water but still seeking structure. Crappie are good on minnows in structure. Bass are schooling up. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait coming out from flats to deeper water. Blue cats are biting on chicken liver.
Stamford
FAIR. Water stained; 71 degrees; 0.72 feet low. The lake has not turned for the Fall yet, so you can find the fish in 7-10 feet of water. Sand bass are good on bass minnows. Crappie are good on crappie minnows. Catfish will bite whatever you cast them along the bottom.
Stillhouse
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 70 degrees; 0.61 feet low. The Fall patterns continue. White bass are schooling in 45-53 feet of water. When the bite is aggressive, drop MAL Heavy Lures with silver blades and whitetails to fish vertically, and when the bite is holding to the bottom allow the MAL Heavy Lure with a white blade and chartreuse tail to fish horizontally. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in brush piles and timber. Blue catfish are good with fresh-cut bait and live bait.
Sulphur Springs
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 70 degrees; 4.07 feet low. White bass are good early back to the pockets using chatter bait in water depths 1-3 feet. Try topwaters at first light on the main lake points 1-3 feet deep using a KVD Sexy Dawg. Later, try shaky heads worms with GrandeBass Rattlesnakes or Lake Fork Tackle Baby Ring Fry in 5-8 feet of water. Largemouth bass are good on football jigs, crankbaits, and drop shots working near points, drop-offs, and fallen timber. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in near brush piles and standing timber. Catfish are fair on chicken liver, cut bait, and earthworms.
Tawakoni
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 72 degrees; 1.23 feet low. Blue catfish are good on fresh cut bait and live bait. Channel catfish are good on punch bait and cut bait. Largemouth Bass are good on diving crankbaits, Texas-rigged plastic worms, football jigs, and bladed spinners near rocky areas, docks, and flats. Crappie are good on minnows and black/chartreuse jigs around brush piles, docks, and bridge pilings. White bass are moving fast. Troll constantly to keep your bait moving over structures. Stripers are fair, not seeing quite as many as early summer. Catfishing is good on this lake.
Texana
FAIR. Water stained; 73 degrees; 0.40 feet low. Fishing has not change too much as we are still waiting for water temperatures to drop. Largemouth bass are fair. 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; 70 degrees; 2.08 feet low. Seagulls have migrated to the area pointing out the schooling fish. Striped bass are producing bigger fish on topwaters and in 20-60 feet over wind blown points. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near boathouses, timber near a channel, and brush piles. Catfish are good on earthworms, chicken liver, and live bait.
Toledo Bend
FAIR. 66-70 degrees; 4.15 feet low. The water level is 167.8 feet with no generators running and no rain this week. The water is clear in the main lake and feeder creeks. Water temperature in the main lake is running 66-70 degrees and further back up in the creeks is 64 degrees. Largemouth bass are good, using shallow running crankbaits in crawfish pattern and shad colors, white spinner baits, Texas rig worms and drop shotting the points leading to creeks. The crappie bite is still in deep water (20 – 25 feet) on vertical structure using small minnows and jigs. The catfish bite has been good on cut bait and punch bait. The full Moon is this week, so get out and do some night fishing with the cooler temperatures and less irritating bugs. Remember to watch your Moon phase chart or app for your best bite and times for this week. Good luck and tight lines! Safety Reminder: Everyone needs to wear their life jackets (PFDs). Inspect your lanyard (for wear and tear) on your engine kill switch before leaving the boat ramp to make sure they are in good operating conditions.
Travis
FAIR. Water clear; 72 degrees; 17.79 feet low. Bass fishing is slow, patience will produce a few bites. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near docks, brush piles, and creeks. Catfish are fair on punch bait, chicken liver, and live baits.
Twin Buttes
FAIR. Water Stained. 75 Degrees. 11.93 feet low. Waiting on the water to cool so we can see schooling action. Black bass are good moving shallower in 11 feet of water biting on live baits. White bass are suspended in open water around 25 feet. Crappie are scattered on minnows and jigs. Channel catfish hitting really good in the shallows on fresh or prepared baits. Yellow catfish should become active after the cold front.
Tyler
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 73 degrees; 0.65 feet low. Black bass are good on tubes, football jigs, crankbaits, and Carolina-rigged plastic worms near points, flats, and brush piles. Crappie continue to be good on minnows and jigs in timber and brush piles in 13-15 feet of water. Catfish are good on cut bait, chicken liver, and punch bait. White bass are good with slabs and swimbaits. Bream are good with dough bait, live crickets, or cutworms.
Waco
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 70 degrees; 1.42 feet low. Largemouth bass are good on topwaters and plastic frogs early in the day, Carolina rigged plastic worms, shad like crankbaits, and football jigs working the timber, creek ledges, and rocky shorelines. Look for schools white bass in the main lake using crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows working bridge pilings and brush piles. Sunfish are good on cut earthworms, crickets, and dough bait working structures such as fallen timber, rock piles, and weeds. Channel and blue catfish are good on chicken liver, punch, and cut bait.
Walter E. Long
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 70 degrees. The fish are feeding up as the water temperatures continue to drop. The bass are schooling deep into the coves, staying within 10-12 feet of water or deep inside the reeds. Catfish are good on chicken liver, live and punch bait. Sunfish are good on crickets, cutworms, and shrimp pieces.
Weatherford
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees; 2.10 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on swimbaits, flukes, drop shots, shaky head jigs, and diving crankbaits near fallen timber and rocky shorelines. White bass are good on slabs, swimbaits, and live bait. Crappie are fair on minnows around docks, creeks, and submerged cover. Catfish are good on chicken liver, live, and cut bait.
White River
SLOW. Water stained; 66 degrees; 20.40 feet low. Fishing continues to be slow. Largemouth bass and stripers are fair in shallow water using plastics. Crappie are fair on minnows around rock structures. Walleye are good on minnows. Channel catfish are good on dough bait and minnows on the bottom.
Whitney
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 65 degrees; 2.00 feet low. Water temperature is steadily declining and the fishing is improving. Striped bass are schooling in numbers near McCown Valley and near the Island. Swimbaits and rattle traps will put fish in the boat. Live shad is effective on mid-lake humps and near the State Park. Whitney crappie limits are common near Steel Creek. Largemouth bass to 7 pounds are possible near most creek entrances, with some good reports coming from Cedron Creek.
Worth
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 71 degrees; 1.03 feet low. Largemouth bass are good in 30-40 feet of water near the spillway biting on jigs and worms. Sand bass are slow. Crappie are good in 4-6 feet of water under docks and in structures. They are preferring worms over jigs right now. Catfish are good in the shallows hitting frozen shad, worms and large minnows.
Wright Patman
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 72 degrees; 3.63 feet high. Largemouth bass are good on drop shots, shad like crankbaits, and football jigs on humps, flats, and points. White bass are fair on live bait and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near timber and brush piles. Catfish are good on chicken liver, punch or live bait.

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