Prairies & Lakes Region Week of May 23, 2018

Athens
Water lightly stained; 79–84 degrees; 0.10' high. Black bass are good on split shot Flukes, hollow body frogs and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Bastrop
Water stained; 80–84 degrees. Black bass are good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastic worms and lizards. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are very good on live bait, frozen shrimp, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Belton
Water stained; 78–82 degrees; 1.77' low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits in coves. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows under lights at night. Channel and blue catfish are good on hot dogs and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines and throwlines baited with live perch.
Benbrook
Water stained; 78–81 degrees; 0.74' low. Black bass are fair on shakyhead worms, Carolina rigged worms and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Bonham
Water lightly stained to stained; 77–81 degrees; 0.07' low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits, hollow body frogs and shallow running crankbaits. Crappie are good on bridges on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good along creek channel on jug lines and cut bait.
Bridgeport
Water lightly stained, 78–82 degrees: 0.99' low. Black bass are good on Megabass Diamante topwater in paganai raigyo, Texas rigged craws and on 5" and 6" Megabass Magdraft swimbaits in ayu. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Cedar Creek
Water stained to lightly stained; 77–81 degrees; 0.09 low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, Yellow Magic topwaters and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs.
Cooper
Water stained; 78–82 degrees; 0.49' low. Black bass are fair on black buzzbaits, swimjigs and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper and white bass are good on slabs.
Eagle Mountain
Water lightly stained; 77–82 degrees; 0.30' low. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits, topwater walking baits and shakyhead worms. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Fairfield
Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on buzzbaits, spinnerbaits, weightless Senkos and Texas rigged craws. No report on other species.
Fayette
Water murky. Black bass are fair on shallow running shad colored crankbaits over grass, and on watermelon Carolina rigged soft plastic worms along the outside edges of grass. Channel and blue catfish are slow.
Gibbons Creek
Water stained. Black bass are good on watermelon red Carolina rigged soft plastics, and on blue/white crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and green/white tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and liver.
Granbury
Water stained; 78–82 degrees; 0.47' low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and chartreuse spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and shrimp.
Grapevine
Water stained to lightly stained; 76–80 degrees; 0.29' low. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits, Texas rigged craws and topwater walking baits. White bass and hybrid bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Joe Pool
Water stained; 78–81 degrees; 0.02' low. Black bass are fair on swimjigs, Carolina rigged creature baits and Texas rigged craws. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Lavon
Water stained; 78–83 degrees: 0.05' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, black buzzbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Lewisville
Water lightly stained; 77–82 degrees; 0.32' low'. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits, Texas rigged craws and shakyhead worms. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Navarro Mills
Water stained; 78–82 degrees; 0.83' high. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits along banks. White bass are fair on slabs and pet spoons. Crappie are fair on chartreuse and black/orange jigs and minnows. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait. Blue catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with minnows and shrimp. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch and goldfish.
Palestine
Water lightly stained; 77–81 degrees; 0.09' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, hollow body frogs and weightless Flukes. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Proctor
Water murky; 77–81 degrees; 2.49' low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits off points. Striped bass are good on live shad. White bass are good on live shad. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on fresh shad in the lower end of the lake. Yellow catfish are slow.
Ray Hubbard
Water lightly stained; 78–82 degrees; 0.29' low. Black bass are fair on Senkos, shakyhead worms and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
Ray Roberts
Water lightly stained: 76–80 degrees; 0.02' high. Black bass are good on Yellow Magics, weightless Flukes and deep diving crankbaits. White bass are good on minnows and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Richland Chambers
Water stained to lightly stained; 77–81 degrees; 0.16' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, squarebill crankbaits and topwaters. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
Somerville
Water murky; 79–83 degrees; 0.10' low. Black bass are fair on crankbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
Stillhouse
Water murky; 78–82 degrees; 4.41' low. Black bass are slow. White bass are good on watermelon soft plastics and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Tawakoni
Water stained; 78–83 degrees; 0.15' low. Black bass are fair on split shot Flukes, hollow body frogs and Texas rigged craws. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Texoma
Water lightly stained; 76–80 degrees; 0.99' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, topwaters and medium crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs on docks. Striped bass are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Weatherford
Water lightly stained; 77–81 degrees; 0.54' low. Black bass are fair on shakeyhead worms, spinnerbaits and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Whitney
Water stained; 77–81 degrees; 1.44' low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Texas and Carolina rigged soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on shrimp and cheesebait.

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