Prairies & Lakes Region Week of August 16, 2017

Athens
Water lightly stained; 87–90 degrees; 0.06' low. Black bass are fair on soft plastic swimbaits on jigheads, football jigs and hollow body frogs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Bastrop
Water stained; 83–87 degrees. Black bass are fair on watermelon/white spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, liver, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
Belton
Water stained; 81–85 degrees; 0.38' low. Black bass are fair on yellow crankbaits and spinnerbaits around structure. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and hot dogs.
Bonham
Water stained; 84–87 degrees; 0.78' high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged soft plastics around newly flooded cover. Crappie are good on minnows on brush piles. Catfish are good drifting cut bait, shrimp and frozen shad.
Bridgeport
Water lightly stained, 83–86 degrees: 0.62' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, shakyhead worms and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs.
Cedar Creek
Water lightly stained; 83–86 degrees; 0.44' high. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits, Texas rigged worms and shakyhead worms.
Cooper
Water stained to muddy; 4.10' high. No report available.
Fairfield
No report available.
Fayette
Water murky. Black bass are good on shad colored swim baits, Zara Spooks, and Carolina rigged soft plastics. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cut shad.
Gibbons Creek
Water stained. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/white Carolina rigged soft plastics, and on white Rat–L–Traps and spinnerbaits.
Granbury
Water stained; 82–86 degrees; 0.01' low. Black bass are fair on blue/black Rat–L–Traps and watermelon soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs.
Grapevine
Water lightly stained; 83–86 degrees; 0.33' high. Black bass are fair on deep diving crankbaits, football jigs and shakyhead worms.
Joe Pool
Water lightly stained; 84–87 degrees; 0.03' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms, medium crankbaits and football head jigs.
Lavon
Water stained to muddy; 84–88 degrees: 0.76' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, squarebill crankbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
Lewisville
Water lightly stained; 83–86 degrees; 0.47' low. Black bass are fair on deep diving crankbaits, football jigs and shakyhead worms.
Navarro Mills
Water stained; 82–86 degrees; 0.10' low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on pet spoons and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait and nightcrawlers. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Palestine
Water lightly stained; 83–86 degrees; 0.34' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms, shakyhead worms and finesse jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are good on minnows and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Proctor
Water murky; 80–84 degrees; 0.70' low. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and shad. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.
Ray Hubbard
Water lightly stained; 84–87 degrees; 0.13' high. Black bass are fair on deep diving crankbaits, football jigs, and Carolina rigged worms. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs.
Ray Roberts
Water lightly stained; 83–86 degrees; 0.42' low. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged Flukes, football jigs and deep diving crankbaits. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
Richland Chambers
Water lightly stained; 83–87 degrees; 0.50' low. Black bass are fair on finesse jigs, Texas rigged worms and shakyhead worms.
Somerville
Water murky; 81–85 degrees; 0.48' low. Black bass are slow.
Stillhouse
Water murky; 82–86 degrees; 0.15' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on chicken livers and shrimp.
Tawakoni
Water stained to muddy; 84–88 degrees; 0.25' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, hollow body frogs and black buzzbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Texoma
Water lightly stained; 83–86 degrees; 0.15' low. Black bass are fair on drop shot worms, topwater walking baits and shakyhead worms.
Weatherford
Water lightly stained; 0.65' low. No report available.
Whitney
Water stained; 81–85 degrees; 2.80' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Rat–L–Traps, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies and small spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on shrimp and liver.

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