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Week of September 2, 2015

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ATHENS :  Water lightly stained; 86–91 degrees; 1.03’ low. Black bass are good on weightless wacky worms, Senkos and topwater walking baits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

BASTROP :  Water stained; 86–90 degrees. Black bass are fair on watermelon Rat–L–Traps and crankbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are very good on liver and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON :  Water stained; 84–88 degrees. Black bass are good on perch colored Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BONHAM :  Water stained, 86–90 degrees; 1.71’ low. Black bass are good on swimbaits, topwaters and crankbaits neat cattails as well as deep water. Crappie are good on minnows around brush piles in 10–12’. Catfish are good on prepared bait, shrimp, cut bait and stinkbait.

BRIDGEPORT :  Water stained, 1.95’ low. No report available. Use caution when navigating the lake due to floating debris.

CEDAR CREEK :  Water lightly stained; 85–89 degrees; 1.26’ low. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits and Texas rigged worms around docks. White bass are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

COOPER :  Water stained; 1.14’ low. No report available.

FAIRFIELD :  Fishing has been slow since the fish kill in September of 2010. TPWD has discontinued stocking the lake after another kill in early September 2011. Redfish and black bass survived the kill in limited numbers.

FAYETTE :  Water murky. Black bass are fair on watermelon and chartreuse Carolina rigged soft plastics in 10–20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and liver in 10–15 feet.

GIBBONS CREEK :  Water clear. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastic worms, and on watermelon spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp.

GRANBURY :  Water murky; 88–92 degrees; 0.04’ low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait and chicken livers.

GRAPEVINE :  Water stained; 85–89 degrees; 5.86’ high. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits and topwater poppers near main lake points. Crappie are slow on minnows around floating docks. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

JOE POOL :  Water stained; 86–90 degrees; 1.88’ high. Black bass are fair on weightless worms around grass edges. Crappie are fair on jigs on brush piles. White bass are slow on minnows. H. Catfish are slow on rod and reel.

LAVON :  Water stained; 87–91 degrees; 1.72’ low. Black bass slow on squarebill crankbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair trotlines and cut shad.

LEWISVILLE :  Water stained; 0.87’ high. No report available. Please use caution when navigating lake due to floating debris.

NAVARRO MILLS :  Water murky; 84–88 degrees; 0.29’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are good near the dam early. Crappie are fair but small on minnows near the marina. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp. Blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

PALESTINE :  Water stained; 85–89 degrees; 1.03’ low. Black bass are good on square bill crankbaits and swim jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

PROCTOR :  Water murky; 87–91 degrees; 1.35’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on live bait. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

RAY HUBBARD :  Water slightly stained; 86–90 degrees; 1.24’ low. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits and small soft plastic swimbaits Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS :  Water stained; 86–91 degrees; 1.26’ high. Black bass are good on Carolina rigs, football jigs and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS :  Water stained; 86–90 degrees; 0.26’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms and topwaters. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

SOMERVILLE :  Water murky; 85–89 degrees; 2.15’ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait, minnows, and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE :  Water murky; 86–90 degrees; 0.58’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.

TAWAKONI :  Water stained; 86–91 degrees; 0.81’ low. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs and bladed jigs. Crappie are slow on white jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

TEXOMA :  Water stained to muddy; 0.44’ high. No report available. Please use caution when navigating lake due to floating debris.

WEATHERFORD :  Water lightly stained; 2.05’ low. No report available.

WHITNEY :  Water murky; 86–90 degrees; 1.30’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs. Catfish are good on shrimp, stinkbait, and liver.


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