Prairies & Lakes Region Week of April 7, 2021

Arlington
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 63 degrees; 0.99 low. Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits, chatter baits, spinners, and senkos 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.
Athens
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 61 degrees; 0.38 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 standing timber, creeks, and boat docks. Catfish are good on cut bait. Sunfish are good on mealworms and bread pieces.
Bastrop
GOOD. Water clear 65 degrees; Largemouth bass are good fishing suspended jerk baits, crankbaits, and soft plastics near creeks, brush, and shorelines. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in creeks. Channel and blue catfish are fair on punch bait and live bait.
Belton
GOOD. Water clear; 60 Degrees; 0.84 low. Black bass are fair near shorelines and coves with jerk baits, spinners, and chatter baits. White bass are good on the main lake points and in the creeks with spoons, silver slabs, and white swimbaits. Hybrid stripers are fair with swimbaits 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; 60 degrees; 1.48 low. Largemouth bass are fair fishing poppers, crankbaits, and jerk baits near shorelines, creek beds, and points. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs, fishing structures, 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.
Bridgeport
GOOD. Water clear; 58 degrees; 4.20 low. Black bass are good on plastic worms, senkos, flukes, and square billed crankbaits fishing main lake points near riprap, 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.
Cedar Creek
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 59 degrees; 0.07 low. Largemouth bass are good working bladed spinners, football jigs, 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.
Cooper
Good. Water stained; 57 degrees; 0.15 high. 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 fair on cut bait and in punch bait.
Eagle Mountain
GOOD. Water clear; 61 degrees; 2.08 low. Black bass are fair fishing creature baits, suspended jerk baits, jigs, and bladed spinners near shallow timber, brushy shorelines, boat docks, and points. White bass are good 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.
Fayette
FAIR. Water clear; 64 degrees; Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits, spinners, and wacky worms Sunfish are fair on cut earthworms. Catfish are fair on earthworms, shrimp, and cut bait near baited areas.
Gibbons Creek
FAIR. Water stained; 66 degrees; 2.02’ low. Largemouth bass are great moving to points and brush still above 12 feet on crankbaits, worms, and topwater. Crappie are fair on jigs getting action in structures below 8 feet. Catfish are fair on live shad deeper, staying close to points around 15 feet.
Graham
FAIR. Water clear; 55 degrees; 1.52 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 fair 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 in 25-45’. Catfish are fair on shrimp, cut bait, and punch bait near baited areas.
Granbury
GOOD. Water clear; 61 degrees; 0.18 low. Largemouth bass are fair on chatter baits, suspended 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’.
Grapevine
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 59 degrees; 0.15 high. Largemouth bass are good on jerk baits, hair jigs, lizards, and frogs near timber, points, and shorelines. White bass are good in 20-35’ with slabs and white swimbaits near main lake points channel and in the creeks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in marinas and near submerged structure. Catfish are fair on punch bait and cut bait.
Jacksonville
FAIR. Water clear; 60 degrees; 0.14 high. Largemouth bass are fair with spinners, blade baits, jigs, and jerk baits near docks, rip-rap, timber, and structure. Crappie are fair on minnows in creeks and shallow channels. Catfish are fair on punch bait and chicken liver.
Joe Pool
FAIR. Water clear; 61 degrees; 0.88 low. Largemouth bass are fair fishing football jigs, jerk baits, craws, and lipless crankbaits, along channel ledges, coves, points, and roadbeds. Crappie are good near brush piles, timber, and the dam on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared baits and cut bait.
Lavon
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 59 degrees; 0.24 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, spoons, drop shots, and lizards in 4-12’. Catfish are good on cut bait, nightcrawlers, and punch bait in 4-12’.
Lewisville
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 58 degrees; 0.14 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 good on minnows and jigs around brush piles and creeks. Catfish are good on chicken liver, cut bait, and punch bait near baited areas.
Limestone
GOOD. Water clear; 61 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 submerged timber. Catfish are good on punch bait and cut bait.
Navarro Mills
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 61 degrees; 0.12 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 good with chatter baits, spinners, and crankbaits near shorelines and coves in 2-10’.
Palestine
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 61 degrees; 0.11 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. Catfish are fair on earthworms, punch bait, and cut bait.
Palo Pinto
GOOD. Water clear; 63 degrees; 2.21 low. Largemouth bass are good on points, flats, and shorelines with double-bladed spinners, chatter baits, medium crankbaits, and hair jigs. Crappie are good on minnows near bridge columns and docks. 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.
Proctor
GOOD. Water lightly stained, 58 degrees; 0.51 low. Largemouth bass are good on topwater, suspended jerk baits, cranks, 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, timber, and brush piles. Catfish are good on cut bait and punch bait.
Ray Hubbard
GOOD. Water clear; 59 degrees; 0.12 low. Largemouth bass are fair on top waters, flukes, suspended jerk baits, and lipless crankbaits near banks, creeks, and 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 and jigs. Catfish are fair on shrimp, cut bait, and punch bait.
Ray Roberts
FAIR; Water lightly stained; 58 degrees; 0.02 high. Largemouth bass are good on lipless crankbaits, swimbaits, craws, and football jigs near coves, shorelines, and flats in 2-8’. White bass are fair 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 the bait schools near the dam. Catfish are fair on chicken liver and cut bait.
Richland Chambers
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 59 degrees; 0.14 low. Largemouth bass are good on top waters, flukes, skirted jigs, and crankbaits fishing near boat flats, points, creeks, and coves. White bass and hybrids are good 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 good with cut earthworms, mealworms, and shrimp.
Somerville
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 62 degrees; 2.00 low. White bass and hybrids are good with silver spoons, swimbaits, and silver blade 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 shrimp. Largemouth are good with bladed spinners, crankbaits, and skirted jigs near the creek bends, coves, rocky shorelines, and shallow roadbeds.
Stillhouse
GOOD. Water clear; 59 degrees; 0.06 high. Black bass are good on plastic frogs, chatterbaits, skirted jigs, and spinners working creeks and coves. Smallmouth bass are good with small jigs, crankbaits, and plastic grubs near rocky shorelines, creek ledges, and drop-offs. Crappie are good 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 good with fresh-cut bait.
Sulphur Springs
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 58 degrees; 0.84 low. Largemouth bass are fair on football jigs, plastic lizards and craws, and lipless crankbaits near points, creek bends, 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
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 57 degrees;0.44 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 good on swimbaits near points and creeks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around brush piles, docks, bridge pilings, and creek channels.
Texoma
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 56 degrees; 1.93 low. Striped bass are good on large white swimbaits and live shad. White bass are good on swimbaits, rooster tails, small crankbaits, and spoons in creeks and tributaries. Largemouth bass are fair fishing swim jigs, lipless crankbaits, suspended jerk baits, and chatter baits in 3-10’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near boathouses, timber, and brush piles. Catfish are good on punch bait and cut bait.
Weatherford
GOOD. Water clear; 60 degrees; 1.33 low. Largemouth bass are good on skirted jigs, shad like crankbaits and lizards near shorelines, fallen timber, and creeks; White bass are good in creeks on silver spoons, rooster tails, and swimbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows around docks, creeks, and submerged cover. Catfish are fair on punch bait and earthworms.
Worth
GOOD. Water clear; 62 degrees; 2.09 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.

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