Prairies & Lakes Region Week of July 28, 2021

Arlington
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 89 degrees; 0.86 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on drop shots, football jigs and crankbaits fishing near creek ledges, rocks and brush. Crappie are fair near boat docks and brush on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on cut bait and earthworms.
Athens
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; 0.46 feet high. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, spinners and wacky worms working the points, humps, vegetation lines and grass beds. Crappie are good with minnows and jigs near timber, brush piles and boat docks. Catfish are good on live bait, chicken liver and earthworms. Sunfish are good on dough balls, crickets and cut earthworms.
Bastrop
GOOD. Water clear; 88 degrees. Largemouth bass are good fishing craws, jigs, flukes and drop shots near drop-offs, brush piles and grass lines. Crappie are fair on minnows in timber along a channel and brush piles. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut bait and punch bait.
Belton
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86 Degrees; 1.45 feet high. Black bass are good on blue or purple Texas rigged worms, flipping jigs and perch like crankbaits. White Bass are good on the main lake points, flats and humps using swimbaits and slabs. Hybrid stripers are fair with live bait and swimbaits in the main lake along the channel edges where bait is present. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in brush piles and timber in water depths 14-25 feet. Catfish are good on chicken liver, shrimp and cut bait.
Benbrook
FAIR . Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 0.98 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair fishing jigs, crankbaits and drop shots near vegetation, rocks and main lake points. Crappie are fair on minnows near structures and brush piles. Hybrid striped bass are fair with live bait and swimbaits. White bass are good with slabs and live bait on main lake drop-offs, ridges and humps. Catfish are good with punch bait and live bait.
Bridgeport
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 0.61 feet low. Black bass are fair on football jigs, blue flecked Texas rigged plastic worms, flukes and shad like crankbaits fishing rip rac, points, timber and channel ledges. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs working bridge pilings, timber and brush piles. White bass are good on main lake channels and flats with live bait and slabs. Hybrid stripers are good along the main lake channel with live bait and swimbaits. Catfish are good on chicken liver, live bait and prepared bait.
Cedar Creek
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; 0.01 feet low. Largemouth bass are good with shaky head jigs, perch like crankbaits and drop shots near brush piles, docks and timber in 12-20 feet of water. Hybrids and sand bass are good on main lake points, humps and flats using swimbaits, slabs and live bait. Crappie are good with minnows and jigs in brush piles, beneath boat docks and bridges. Catfish are good in water depths 18-30 feet using live bait, punch bait and earthworms.
Cooper
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 0.01 feet high. Largemouth bass are good on diving crankbaits, orange or red Carolina rigged craws, bladed spinners and flipping jigs. The white bass and hybrids are good over humps, ridges and flats using silver slabs and white swimbaits. Crappie are good with minnows and jigs tipped with minnows working brush piles and timber. Catfish are fair on live bait and earthworms.
Eagle Mountain
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 1.10 feet low. Black bass are fair fishing jerk baits, plastic craws rigged Texas style and flipping jigs near points, brushy shorelines and timber. White bass are good with jigging spoons, slabs and live bait fishing flats, ridges and humps. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs working near docks, submerged brush and timber in creeks in 13-25 feet of water. Catfish are good on live and punch bait.
Fayette
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 89 degrees. Largemouth bass are good on topwaters, spinner baits, square billed crankbaits and Carolina rigged plastic worms. Sunfish are good on crickets, dough balls and earthworms. Catfish are good on punch bait, chicken liver and cut bait.
Gibbons Creek
GOOD. Water stained; 81 degrees; 2.06 feet low. We are seeing similar fishing patterns as past weeks. Largemouth bass are fair fishing over brush with several suspended per location. Drag over spinners, worms, and crankbait. Crappie are fair on jigs trying each spot you see. Catfish are fair on live bait all throughout the lake.
Graham
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; 0.22 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on chatter baits, bladed spinner baits, drop shots, flipping jigs and crankbaits working near timber, docks, points and grass lines. Crappie are fair on minnows in brush piles and under boat docks and near brush piles. White bass are fair on live bait, silver slabs and jigging spoons on points, flats and humps. Hybrid stripers are good on pearl or chartreuse swimbaits and live bait. Catfish are good on cut and punch bait.
Granbury
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 0.20 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on buzz baits, football jigs, Texas rigged plastic worms and spinners near grass lines, rocky areas, points and timber. Crappie fishing is fair around boat docks and bridge pilings with minnows and jigs. Catfishing is good with cut bait and live bait. Stripers are good with live bait along the main lake channel.
Grapevine
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 0.10 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on flukes, shaky heads, dark blue or purple Texas rigged plastic worms and diving crankbaits near vegetation, points and drop-offs. White bass are fair in water depths 20-30 feet near main lake channels, flats and points using slabs and jigging spoons. Crappie are good on minnows in marinas and brush piles. Catfish are fair on chicken liver, live bait and earthworms.
Jacksonville
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 0.10 feet high. Largemouth bass are fair with deep diving crankbaits, shaky head jigs, craws and plastic worms near points, timber and brush piles. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs working timber and brush piles. Catfish are good on punch bait and cut bait.
Joe Pool
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 0.68 feet high. Largemouth bass are good fishing shad-patterned crankbaits, curly tail soft plastics and shaky head jigs along rocky shorelines, flats and drop-offs. Crappie are good near brush piles on minnows. Catfish are good on chicken liver, punch bait and live bait.
Lavon
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; 0.14 feet low. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs, fishing bridges and brush piles. White bass are good with chartreuse, silver or white slabs and live bait. Look for birds diving over feeding schools of white bass. Black bass are fair on chatter baits, shaky head jigs, diving crankbaits and green or red Carolina rigged plastic worms. Catfish are good on cut bait and live bait
Lewisville
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 0.14 feet high. Black bass are fair fishing points, vegetation lines and brush using Texas rigged plastic worms, crankbaits, football jigs and brush hogs. White bass are good on live bait, pearl or white swimbaits and chrome or chartreuse slabs on main lake flats, humps and ridges. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around brush piles and bridge pilings. Catfish are good on chicken liver, cut bait and live bait.
Limestone
GOOD. Water clear; 88 degrees; 0.10 feet high. Largemouth bass are fair on buzz baits, crankbaits, flipping jigs and long plastic worms along creek ledges, near vegetation and along rocky shorelines. White bass are good near the main lake channel, humps and drop-offs with swimbaits, slabs and live bait. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around brush piles and timber. Catfish are good on live bait and cut bait.
Navarro Mills
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; 0.35 feet high. Crappie are good on minnows around timber and main lake brush piles. Catfish are fair with punch bait and live bait. White bass are good on slabs, swimbaits and live bait. Black bass are good with green or blue plastic worms, buzz baits, flipping jigs and crankbaits near rocks, flats, timber and drop-offs.
Palestine
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 0.61 feet high. Largemouth bass are good working perch like crankbaits, flipping jigs, wacky worms and flukes working near drop offs, brush piles and rocky areas. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around brush piles, docks, bridge columns and timber. Hybrid stripers are good on live bait and swimbaits. White bass are good on live bait, slabs and jigging spoons on main lake points, channel ledges and flats. Catfish are good on punch bait and cut bait.
Palo Pinto
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; 0.19 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on deeper points, flats, ridges and brushy shorelines with drop shots, crankbaits, swimbaits and shaky head jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near bridge columns and brush piles. White bass are good on slabs and live bait near humps, points and flats. Hybrid bass are fair on live shad and swimbaits. Catfish are good on cut bait, earthworms and chicken liver.
Proctor
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 0.37 feet high. Largemouth bass are good on drop shots, bladed spinners and football jigs near main lake points, drop-offs, flooded vegetation and rocky shorelines. Hybrid stripers are good with live bait and swimbaits in the main lake. Crappie are fair with minnows and jigs near timber and brush piles in water ranging 12-24 feet. Catfish are good on cut bait, live bait and earthworms.
Ray Hubbard
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86-90 degrees; 0.05 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on blue or purple Carolina rigged worms, football jigs, jerk baits and crankbaits near rocky banks, flats, drop-offs and timber areas. White bass are good with slabs, tiny torpedoes and jigging spoons near main lake flats, humps and points. Crappie are good with minnows in brush piles. Catfish are good on live bait, chicken liver and punch bait.
Ray Roberts
GOOD; Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 0.13 feet high. Largemouth bass are fair on orange and red craws, crank baits, drop shots and flipping jigs near timber, rip rac and drop-offs. White bass are good in water depths 15-35 feet using chartreuse slabs and live bait near main lake points, flats and along the river channel. Crappie are good on minnows around timber, bridge columns and in brush piles. Catfish are good on worms, chicken liver and cut bait.
Richland Chambers
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86-89 degrees; 0.06 feet high. Largemouth bass are good on flukes, football jigs, drop shots and diving crankbaits fishing near points, creek channels and rocky shorelines. White bass and hybrids are good on live bait, slabs and jigging spoons near main lake flats, humps and points. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near bridge pilings, brush piles and timber. Catfish are good on cut or punch bait, shrimp and earthworms. Bream fishing is good with dough balls, cut earthworms and crickets.
Somerville
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; 1.25 feet high. White and hybrid bass are good with swimbaits, slabs and live bait on main lake flats, humps and points. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in brush piles and timber. Catfish are good with live bait, chicken liver and cut bait. Largemouth bass are good with Texas rigged plastic worms, jigs, flukes and diving crank baits near the timber, brush piles and road beds.
Stillhouse
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 1.15 feet high. Black bass are good on drop shots, shad like crankbaits and Carolina rigged plastic craws working vegetation, grass lines and hydrilla beds early in the day, then deeper water and timber with football jigs and drop shots. Smallmouth bass are fair with plastic grubs and curly tail swimbaits near rocky shorelines, rock ledges and drop-offs. Crappie are good on minnows in brush piles and timber. White bass are good on slabs and live bait off main lake points, humps and drop-offs. Channel catfish are good with live bait and punch bait. Blue catfish are good with fresh-cut bait and live bait.
Sulphur Springs
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 1.25 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on bladed spinners, football jigs and drop shots working near points, drop-offs and fallen timber. Crappie are good on minnows in near brush piles and standing timber. Catfish are fair on live or punch bait and earthworms.
Tawakoni
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 0.01 feet high. Blue Catfish are good on fresh cut bait. Channel Catfish are good on punch bait and chicken liver. Largemouth Bass are fair on crankbaits, Texas rigged plastic worms, flipping jigs and bladed spinners near vegetation lines, docks and flooded brush. White bass and hybrid stripers are good on swimbaits, slabs and live bait near the main lake channel, flats, drop-offs and humps. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around brush piles, docks and bridge pilings.
Texoma
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 84-87 degrees; 5.00 feet high. Striped bass are good on live bait and swimbaits in the river channel and tributaries. White bass are good on silver or chartreuse slabs and jigging spoons. Largemouth bass are good fishing tubes, shaky head jigs, diving crankbaits and purple, blue or black Texas rigged plastic worms. Crappie are good on minnows near boathouses, timber near a channel and brush piles. Catfish are good on earthworms and punch bait.
Weatherford
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 0.65 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on drop shots, flipping jigs and diving crankbaits near points, fallen timber and rocky shorelines. White bass are good on chartreuse slabs and live bait. Crappie are fair on minnows around docks, creeks and submerged cover. Catfish are good on punch or cut bait.
Whitney
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 0.50 feet low. Black bass are good on chatter baits, crankbaits, Carolina rigged plastic worms and flipping jigs near vegetation, timber and rock ledges in 10-20 feet of water. White bass are good along the main lake channel, flats and humps with white and chartreuse swimbaits and slabs. Stripers are good with live bait and topwater baits along the main lake river channel edges in water depths 25-42 feet. Crappie are good with minnows and jigs in timber, creek channels and brush piles. Catfish are fair on chicken liver, punch bait and live bait.
Worth
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; 1.20 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair with jigs, crankbaits and drop shots, working drop-offs, brushy shorelines and boat docks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs working brush piles, timber that lines a creek channel or drop-off and under docks. Catfish are good on chicken liver, live and punch bait.

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