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Week of May 27, 2015

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ATHENS :  Water stained; 74–77 degrees; 1.19’ high. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs, weightless worms and topwater poppers. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

BASTROP :  Water stained; 72–76 degrees. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON :  Water murky; 66–70 degrees; 1.45’ low. 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.

BONHAM :  Water stained, 73–77 degrees; 1.3’ high. Black bass are good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and chatterbaits, jigs and soft plastics. Crappie are good on minnows around bridges and backs of creeks. Catfish are excellent on frozen shrimp and cut bait.

BRIDGEPORT :  Water stained, 72–75 degrees; Full pool. No report available. All ramps closed due to debris floating in lake.

CEDAR CREEK :  Water stained to muddy; 74–77 degrees; 0.71’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged soft plastics and spinnerbaits near docks and shallow cover. White bass are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut shad.

COOPER :  Water stained, 73–76 degrees; 3.67’ high. 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 stained. Black bass are good on shad colored crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Carolina rigged soft plastic worms. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait.

GIBBONS CREEK :  Water clear. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are slow.

GRANBURY :  Water murky; 67–71 degrees; 0.28’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and chartreuse spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, shrimp, and liver.

GRAPEVINE :  Water stained to muddy; 73––76 degrees; 20.77’ high. No report available. All ramps closed due to high water and floating debris.

JOE POOL :  Water stained; 72–76 degrees; 11.84’ high. No report available. All ramps closed due to high water and floating debris.

LAVON :  Water stained to muddy; 72–76 degrees; 11.19’ high. No report available. All ramps closed due to high water and floating debris.

LEWISVILLE :  Water stained; 72–75 degrees; 12.22’ high. No report available. All ramps closed due to high water and floating debris.

NAVARRO MILLS :  Water murky; 67–71 degrees; 13.45’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PALESTINE :  Water stained; 73–76 degrees; 1.99’ high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged creature baits and weightless Senkos. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

PROCTOR :  Water murky; 67–71 degrees; 2.27’ high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on shad. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and shad. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on fresh shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

RAY HUBBARD :  Water slightly stained; 74–78 degrees; 0.67’ high. Black bass are good on small swimbaits and Yellow Magic topwaters in yellow frog near rip rap banks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and rod and reel.

RAY ROBERTS :  Water stained to muddy; 72–75 degrees; 10.17’ high. No report available. All ramps closed due to high water and floating debris.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS :  Water stained to muddy; 73–76 degrees; 1.49’ high. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

SOMERVILLE :  Water murky; 69–73 degrees; 14.59’ 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; 68–72 degrees; 4.46’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

TAWAKONI :  Water stained; 74–78 degrees; 0.43’ high. No report available. Use caution when navigating lake as floating debris is present.

TEXOMA :  Water stained to muddy; 72–75 degrees; 26.02’ high. No report available. All ramps closed due to high water and floating debris.

WEATHERFORD :  Water stained; 73–77 degrees; 0.42’ high. No report available.

WHITNEY :  Water murky; 67–71 degrees; 5.15’ high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow.


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