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Prairies & Lakes Region Week of July 1, 2020

Arlington
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 0.12 low. Largemouth bass are fair on topwater plugs, senkos, deep-diving crankbaits, and TX rigged plastic worms. Crappie are good among structures such as boat docks and partially shaded vegetation on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on live bait and prepared baits in 8-25’.
Athens
GOOD. Water clear; 85 degrees; 0.15 low. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, jigs and shaky heads working the vegetation edges and grass lines. Top waters are productive early mornings and evenings along grass edges and weed lines and plastic frogs in the lily pads. Crappie are good with minnows and jigs in standing timber and man-made structures. Catfish are good on earthworms, cut bait, and prepared bait. Sunfish are excellent on cutworms.
Bastrop
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; Largemouth bass are fair fishing grass lines, creek banks and brushy coves on Carolina rigged plastics, silver-colored crankbaits, and buzz baits. Crappie are good on minnows on brush piles and standing timber. Channel and blue catfish are good on earthworms, cut bait, and live bait.
Belton
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 83 degrees; 0.24 low. Black bass are fair in gravel beds, brushy shorelines, and timber on skirted jigs, crankbaits, spinners, and blue or purple Carolina rigged worms. White bass are good in the main lake with slabs and swimbaits. Hybrid stripers are good with live bait in the main lake. Look for large schools of bait using sonar to find active fish. Crappie are fair on minnows near structure and brush piles in 14-28’. Catfish are good on prepared baits and live bait in 10-25’.
Benbrook
GOOD. Water stained; 84 degrees; 0.72 high. Largemouth bass are good fishing jigs, crankbaits, and drop shots on long points, ridges, drop-offs, and humps. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs fishing structure and brush in 12-25’. Hybrid striped bass are good with live bait and slabs. White bass are excellent with slabs and jigs on the lake points and humps. Watch for diving birds to mark schools of feeding fish. Catfish are good with cut bait and live baits.
Bridgeport
GOOD. Water stained; 85 degrees; 0.31 high. Black bass are fair on diving crankbaits, jigs and Texas-rigged plastic worms in 12-18’ fishing rip-rap, gravel and timber. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs fishing bridges, standing timber and brush piles. White bass are excellent on slabs and spoons on main lake points and drop-offs. Hybrid stripers are good on main lake humps and points with live bait. Catfish are excellent on punch bait and live bait in 12-24’’.
Cedar Creek
EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 84 degrees; 0.46 low. Largemouth bass are good working topwater plugs early on lake points, grass lines, brushy cover, shaky heads, tube baits, and wacky rigs later in the day along deeper creek banks, drop-offs, and timber in 12-28’. Hybrids and sand bass are off main lake points and humps with slabs, swimbaits, and rooster tails. Crappie are excellent with jigs and minnows in brush piles and near structure in 12-25’. Catfish are excellent in 12-25’. Live bait and cut bait are working well.
Cooper
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 84 degrees; 0.30 low. Largemouth bass are good on Texas rigged plastic worms, crankbaits, and jigs in 12-18’. The white bass are excellent in 12-30’ with slabs, jigs and jigging spoons over humps and flats. Crappie are good with minnows in standing timber and brush piles. Catfish are good on live and cut bait in 10-25’.
Eagle Mountain
GOOD. Water stained; 85 degrees; 0.34 high. Black bass are fair fishing coves with topwater baits and plastic frogs along reeds and grass edges early in the morning then diving crankbaits, jigs and plastic worms in 8-20’ later in the day near structure or timber. White bass are excellent in the main lake fishing humps and drop-offs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs between 12-24’ working docks and timber. Catfish are excellent on fresh cut bait and punch bait.
Fayette
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; Largemouth bass are good on plastic worms, spinners and crankbaits Sunfish are good on worms and crickets around bank ledges and structure. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
Gibbons Creek
GOOD. Water stained; 84 degrees; Largemouth bass are fair fishing in the drops-off in the creeks and timber. The best pattern has been over the top of brush piles and structures. Mid-lake schools are the norm and have held multiple fish. Crappie are fair on jigs no deeper than 10 feet. Catfish are fair on live bait throughout the lake. Sunfish are fair on cutworms shallow.
Graham
GOOD. Water stained; 85 degrees; 0.46 high. Largemouth bass are fair on purple or black plastic worms, jigs, and diving crankbaits. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in 12-24’. White bass are excellent on slabs and jigging spoons. Hybrid stripers are good on live bait in 20-40’. Catfish are good on cut shad and live bait.
Granbury
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 83-87 degrees; 0.04 low. Largemouth bass are good on diving crankbaits and Texas-rigged plastic worms in 10-20’ near boathouses, vegetation lines, and drop-offs. Crappie fishing is good around brush piles and boat docks with minnows. Catfishing is excellent when using earthworms, cut bait or live bait in 10-22’’. White bass are good using slabs, spoons, and swimbaits. Stripers are good with live bait and slabs.
Grapevine
GOOD. Water stained; 81-85 degrees; 5.30 high. Largemouth bass are good on jigs, plastic worms and crankbaits in standing timber and rocky areas. White bass are excellent in 20-35’. Look for birds diving over feeding schools. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in marinas and near submerged structure. Catfish are good on live bait and cut bait.
Jacksonville
FAIR. Water clear; 84 degrees; 0.18 low. Largemouth bass are fair with crankbaits, drop shots, and buzz baits. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in 12-25’ around submerged structure and brush piles. Catfish are fair on cut shad and live bait.
Joe Pool
GOOD. Water stained; 86 degrees; 0.41 high. Largemouth bass are good fishing Texas-rigged plastic worms, jigs, and crankbaits along creek banks, timber, and roadbeds in 12-18’. Crappie are good beneath bridges with minnows. Catfish are excellent on fresh cut bait and chicken liver.
Lavon
EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 84 degrees; 0.15 high. Crappie are excellent on minnows and jigs fishing 15-25’ over brush piles, timber, and bridges. White bass are excellent in the 20-30’ with jigs, spinners, and slabs. Look for birds diving over feeding schools of white bass. Black bass are good on crankbaits,jigs, plastic worms, and swim baits in 12-18’. Catfish are good on live bait and chicken liver in 10-25’.
Lewisville
EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 84 degrees; 1.20 high. Black bass are good fishing the Carolina rigged plastic worms and spinners. White bass are excellent on slabs, spinners and small crankbaits in 18-35’. Look for birds diving over feeding schools of white bass. Crappie are excellent on minnows around brush piles and standing timber. Catfish are excellent on live bait and chicken liver.
Limestone
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 0.38 low. Largemouth bass are fair on plastic grubs, crankbaits, and spoons along rock ledges, submerged timber, and main lake points. White bass are good with slabs and jigging spoons fishing points and humps in the main lake. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around brush piles and submerged timber. Catfish are good on cut bait or live baits. Flatheads are more consistent with live bait.
Navarro Mills
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 0.41 low. Crappie are good on minnows around the marina and timber in 12-24’. Catfish are good with chicken liver and live bait. White bass are excellent on slabs and swimbaits over the feeding schools in the main lake. Black bass are fair with spinners, jigs and Texas-rigged plastic worms.
Palestine
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 0.37 low. Largemouth bass are fair working TEXAS rigged worms, swimbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are excellent on jigs and minnows around bridges and timber in 16-28’. Hybrid stripers are good on slabs and live bait. White bass are good on jigs and slabs. Look for birds diving over feeding schools. Catfish are good on cut shad, chicken livers, and prepared baits.
Palo Pinto
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 84 degrees; 0.64 low. Largemouth bass are good on windy points, flats near a drop-off, and humps with crankbaits and flukes. Plastic frogs and topwater plugs are working on grass flats and weed beds. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near boat docks and brush piles in 12-24’. White bass are excellent on slabs and swimbaits on main lake points, drop-offs, and humps. Hybrid bass are good on live shad. Catfish are good on prepared baits and chicken liver.
Proctor
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 1.18 low. Largemouth bass are fair on Carolina rigged creatures, jigs, and crankbaits in 8-20’ in submerged timber and rocky shorelines. Hybrid stripers are good with live bait and slabs in the main lake. Crappie are good with jigs and minnows in 10-18’ in standing timber and brush piles. Catfish remain good on prepared bait, chicken liver, and cut bait.
Ray Hubbard
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 82 degrees; 0.01 low. Largemouth bass are good on diving crankbaits, jigs, TX rigged plastic craws in timber. White bass are excellent on swimbaits, slabs and jigging spoons are working on main lake flats, humps, and drop-offs in 12-26’. Crappie are good near bridges, brush piles, and submerged trees in 18-23’ with minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on cut bait, live bait, and prepared bait in 14-20’.
Ray Roberts
GOOD; Water lightly stained; 81 degrees; 1.25 high. Largemouth bass are fair on plastic worms, diving crankbaits, and jigs in 12-24’ near timber, drop-offs, and rip-rac. White bass are excellent in 20-40’ on slabs and jigging spoons. Main lake flats, ledges, and drop-offs are holding fish. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows around bridges, standing timber and brush piles. Catfish are good on live bait and prepared baits.
Richland Chambers
EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 84 degrees; 0.21 low. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, worms, swimbaits, fishing 12-25’ near submerged vegetation, rock structure, and brush. White bass and hybrids are good on swim jigs and slabs under birds or deeper near main lake points, flats, and humps when marking large bait schools on sonar. Crappie are excellent on minnows and jigs under bridges and in brush piles. Catfish are excellent on live bait and cut bait.
Somerville
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 0.12 low. White bass and hybrids are good with slabs and swimbaits in 15-35’. Crappie are good on brush piles and in standing timber in 12-24’. Catfish are good throughout the lake with cut shad and stinkbait in 12-25’. Largemouth bass are good with TX rigged worms, tube baits, spinnerbaits, and top waters near the points, rock structure, and grass ledges.
Squaw Creek
GOOD. Water stained; 86 degrees; 0.43 high. Catfishing is excellent working baited areas using chicken liver, earthworms, and cut bait. The largemouth bass fishing is good around structure on plastic worms, crankbaits, and jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in 12-25’ in standing timber.
Stillhouse
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 0.11 low. Black bass are fair on crankbaits, jigs and Carolina rigged soft plastic worms working vegetation edges, brush piles, rocks bluffs and submerged timber. Smallmouth bass are fair with small plastic grubs and jigs near rocky banks and drop-offs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in brush piles and standing structure in 12-24’. White bass are excellent on slabs, and plastic swimbaits off main lake points, humps, and drop-offs. Catfish are very good with live and cut bait.
Sulphur Springs
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 0.32 low. Largemouth bass are fair on plastic worms and crankbaits along grass lines, drop-offs, and creek banks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in 12-22’. Catfish are good on cut shad and live bait in 6-15’.
Tawakoni
EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 82-85 degrees; 0.02 low. Catfish are excellent on live bait and cut bait in 10-20’. Largemouth bass are good on spinnerbaits, blue or purple plastic worms, and crankbaits. White bass and hybrid stripers are excellent on swimbaits and slabs. Watch for diving birds to mark feeding schools or use sonar to locate fish feeding in schools of bait near drop-offs, flats, and humps in the main lake. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around brush piles, docks, and marinas.
Texoma
EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 81-86 degrees; 2.89 high. Striped bass and white bass are good on live bait and topwater baits when fish are near the surface. Diving birds are marking feeding schools on the surface throughout the lake. Use sonar to mark schools along the river channel. Largemouth bass are fair fishing shaky worms, swimbaits, and crankbaits in 10-24’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs by boathouses, marinas and brush piles in 12-25’. Catfish are excellent on cut bait, live bait, and chicken liver in 8-24’.
Weatherford
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 84 degrees; 0.00. Largemouth bass are good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and plastic worms near structure and rip-rap. Plastic frogs are working in grass and lily pads. White bass are good in 20-35’ with slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around docks, marinas, and creeks. Catfish are good on prepared baits, earthworms, and chicken liver.
Whitney
EXCELLENT. Water clear; 83-87 degrees; 1.17 low. Black bass are good on topwater (early) on points, creek edges, grass lines, and weed beds. Later in the day, plastic worms, crankbaits, and bladed spinners are working in 12-28’. White bass are excellent on the main lake with jigging spoons and slabs. Stripers are good on live bait fishing the main lake drop-offs and humps. Watch for diving birds working the feeding schools of White bass and Stripers. Crappie are good with minnows and jigs in 12-25’. Catfish are good on cut shad and prepared baits.
Worth
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 82 degrees; 0.82 low. Largemouth bass are good with jigs, diving crankbaits, and TX rigged plastic creatures working grass lines and boat docks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs among brush piles, sloping banks and under docks. Catfish are good on live bait and cut bait.

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