Prairies & Lakes Region Week of September 20, 2017

Athens
Water lightly stained; 79–84 degrees; 0.56' low. Black bass are fair on white buzzbaits, Texas rigged creature baits and weightless Senkos. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are good on punchbait and shrimp.
Bastrop
Water stained; 83–87 degrees. Black bass are fair on chartreuse and chartreuse/white Rat–L–Traps over grass. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, nightcrawlers, and punchbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Belton
Water stained; 81–85 degrees; 1.18' low. Black bass are good on dark soft plastics on the bottom. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad early. White bass are good on minnows at night. Crappie are good on minnows at night. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Bonham
Water stained; 78–83 degrees; 0.56' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged soft plastics around shallow cover and boat docks. Crappie are good on minnows on brush piles 12–15'. Catfish are good along creek channel with punchbait.
Bridgeport
Water clear, 78–82 degrees: 1.54' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, shallow crankbaits and Yellow Magic poppers. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Cedar Creek
Water lightly stained; 78–82 degrees; 1.10' low. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits, topwater poppers and shakyheads on docks. Crappie are good on minnows in brush piles and docks. Catfish are good on trotlines. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters.
Cooper
Water stained to muddy; 0.37' low. No report available.
Fairfield
No report available.
Fayette
Water murky. Black bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait, liver, and shrimp over baited holes under trees.
Gibbons Creek
Water stained. Black bass are good on watermelon red Carolina rigged soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are slow.
Granbury
Water stained; 82–86 degrees; 0.52' low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin spinnerbaits and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and liver.
Grapevine
Water lightly stained; 78–82 degrees; 0.24' low. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits, shakyhead worms, and Texas rigged craws. White bass and hybrid bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Joe Pool
Water lightly stained; 78–83 degrees; 0.58' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms, weightless Flukes and Whopper Ploppers. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
Lavon
Water stained; 78–83 degrees: 0.51' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, squarebill crankbaits, and Flipping jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
Lewisville
Water lightly stained; 77–81 degrees; 0.22' low. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits, small plastic swimbaits and shakyhead worms. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
Navarro Mills
Water stained; 82–86 degrees; 0.88' low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on shad Li'l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows off the docks in Liberty Hill Park. Channel catfish are fair on shad. Blue catfish are good on minnows and cut bait below the dam. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.
Palestine
Water lightly stained; 77–82 degrees; 0.40' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, hollow body frogs and white buzzbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs on docks. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are good on minnows and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
Proctor
Water murky; 80–84 degrees; 1.78' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.
Ray Hubbard
Water lightly stained; 79–84 degrees; 0.65' low. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits, football jigs, and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
Ray Roberts
Water lightly stained; 77–81 degrees; 0.04' low. Black bass are fair on drop shot worms, football jigs and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on minnows and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Richland Chambers
Water lightly stained; 78–83 degrees; 1.42' low. Black bass are fair on topwaters, Texas rigged worms and shakeyhead worms on docks. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Somerville
Water murky; 81–85 degrees; 14.25' high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Stillhouse
Water murky; 82–86 degrees; 1.06' low. Black bass are slow. White bass are good on minnows and pet spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Tawakoni
Water stained; 79–84 degrees; 0.27' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, 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. Catfish are fair on trotlines and punch bait.
Texoma
Water lightly stained; 77–81 degrees; 0.88' low. Black bass are good on drop shot worms, Texas rigged worms and finesse jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Striped bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
Weatherford
Water lightly stained; 0.66' low. No report available.
Whitney
Water stained; 81–85 degrees; 3.53' low. Black bass are good on watermelon and chartreuse Rat–L–Traps, spinnerbaits, and soft plastics off points. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on silver slabs and pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp and punchbait.

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