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Texas Freshwater Weekly Fishing Report June 24, 2020
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Texas Freshwater Weekly Fishing Report June 24, 2020

Texas-Parks
Alan Henry
GOOD. Water clear 77 degrees; 0.32’ high. The lake has benefited from increased vegetation this year. Black bass are excellent, and the lake is seeing it’s best year in the past 5! Topwater is only good in the early morning. Then we see deep aggressive fish between 20-30 feet. Jigs are best but keep fishing with worms, spinners, and cranks. Crappie remain great on minnows. Catfish are fair on live bait, cut bait, and stinkbait. Be careful b/c boat traffic is up, especially on the weekends.

 

Amistad

 

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 46.58’ low. Black bass are fair, and summer has its grips on Amistad. Keep using topwater early and late around vegetation. Carolina rigged worms and crankbait continue to excel around the Devil’s River and the ridges associated with the original channel. Depths haven’t changed a lot from last week, still looking 8-16 depths. White bass are fair. Black bass are biting more than white. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and cut bait. Remember to stay on the Texas side of the lake unless you possess a Mexican Fishing License.

 

Arlington

 

GOOD. Water stained; 85 degrees; 0.32 high. Largemouth bass are fair on topwater plugs, senkos, deep-diving crankbaits, and Texas-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’.

 

Arrowhead

 

FAIR. Water stained; 80 degrees; 0.30’ low. Largemouth bass are fair, moving to or away from structure depending on the time and heat of the day. Typical days fish shallows early with topwater or fast-moving shallow jigs and under docks and bridges during the day/evenings with shad or shad like baits. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on cheese bait, stinkbait, and shrimp, with some increased activity beyond dusk.

 

Athens

 

GOOD. Water clear; 85 degrees; 0.13 high. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, jigs, and spinnerbaits working the vegetation edges and grass lines. Top waters are effective early mornings and evenings along grassy shorelines and plastic frogs in the lily pads and weeds. 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.

 

Austin

 

GOOD. Water clear; 88 degrees; 0.67 low. Largemouth bass are fair on spinnerbaits, jerk baits, and TX rigged plastic worms in deep creek beds, channel edges, and rocks. There is an early bite with topwater plugs. Sunfish are excellent on cutworms. Catfish are good on prepared baits and cut bait.

 

B.A. Steinhagen

 

FAIR. Water stained; 84 degrees; 0.21’ low. Largemouth bass are fair, staying near vegetation on the edges of sunlight. Overcast days are the best days to continue working worms and spinners in the afternoons, and topwater plus worms in the evenings. Crappie are good with minnows moving out from structures. Catfish are excellent day and night on cut and prepped bait.

 

Bastrop

 

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; Largemouth bass are fair fishing grass lines, creek banks and brushy coves on Carolina rigged plastics, shad 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 clear; 84 degrees; 0.04 low. Black bass are good in gravel beds, brushy shorelines, and timber on jigs, crankbaits, spinners, and red, black, 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 slightly stained; 85 degrees; 0.12 low. Largemouth bass are good fishing swimbaits, 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.

 

Bob Sandlin

 

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 0.10 low. Black bass are good on jigs, swimbaits, crankbaits and plastic worms in 8-15’ near brushy coves, timber, and docks. Plastic frogs and topwater plugs are still effective early in near grass lines, and lily pads Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in brush piles and standing timber. Catfish are excellent on earthworms, live bait, and chicken liver in 6-24′.

 

Braunig

 

FAIR. Water lightly stained; 80-84 degrees; For red drum fisherman, this is the best time of the year, and this year has been better than the last few. Keep looking for the birds and feeding activity on the water’s surface. Several 20lbs plus drum were landed on crawfish and tilapia. Largemouth bass are fair in deeper portions and off the end of the jetty. Deeper parts of the lake have also been successful. The location seems to be the most significant factor. Stripper remain slow but can be found in schools roaming Catfish are good on live bait and cheese bait.

 

Bridgeport

 

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 0.06 high. Black bass are fair on square-billed crankbaits, jigs and Texas-rigged plastic worms in 7-18’ 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 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 8-24’’.

 

Brownwood

 

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 2.08 low. Largemouth bass are good with crankbaits, jigs, plastic worms in 10-25’ with plastic frogs still working in shallow grass beds, drop-offs, and weedlines. White bass are good on minnows and jigs in the main lake near ledges and points. Catfish have been good on prepared bait and chicken liver in 7-20’.

 

Buchanan

 

EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 0.29 low. Largemouth bass are good with Texas-rigged plastic creatures and deep-diving crankbaits working along grass lines, points, drop-offs, and brushy areas. Early morning bite with plastic frogs and topwater baits in grassy regions and weed patches. Striped bass are very good with slabs, jigging spoons and live bait. White bass are excellent on minnows and slabs when fishing deeper water and using sonar to locate baitfish schools. Scout early or late in the day for diving birds that mark feeding schools. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in 12-25’ fishing timber. Channel catfish have been excellent on chicken liver and cut bait.

 

Caddo

 

EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 79-84 degrees; 0.47 high. Largemouth bass are good in shallow water near trees and vegetation fishing plastic creatures and frogs, topwater, and rattle baits. Crankbaits, jigs, and Texas-rigged plastic worms in deeper water near structure are working as the day warms. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near brush piles and timber in 15-25’. White bass are good on jigs and small crankbaits in the main lake. Chain pickerel are fair. Catfish are excellent on prepared bait and live bait in 6-25’.

 

Calaveras

 

FAIR. Water stained; 82-84 degrees. Red drum have slowed just a bit but are still good. Downrigging and trolling in deeper water outside of coves have been best. Live baits are still fair once you get in the schools with crawfish and tilapia. Black bass remain fair with topwater along the rip rap. Switch to crankbait and soft plastic worms in the late morning. Hybrid striped bass remain fair. It’s all about finding the schools mid-lake by seeing activity or using boat equipment. Once you do, you can catch every cast for about 10 minutes. Catfish are good mid-depth every day on stinkbait, chicken livers, and cut shad.

 

Canyon Lake

 

EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 83-88 degrees; 1.09 low. Striper fishing is excellent on main lake humps vertically jigging striper jigs and live bait and topwater baits when schools are feeding near the surface. White bass are excellent on main lake flats, drop-offs, and humps. Look for birds diving over feeding schools. Largemouth bass are good near rocky bluffs, gravel beds, and roadbeds with square billed crankbaits, jigs, plastic worms and spinners with some fish taken early with topwater plugs and plastic frogs. Catfish are excellent with live and cut bait throughout the lake in 9-27’.

 

Cedar Creek

 

EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 84 degrees; 0.42 low. Largemouth bass are good working topwater plugs early on lake points, grass lines, and brushy cover, then Texas rigged craws, crankbaits, and jigs later in the day along deeper creek banks, drop-offs and timber in 12-28’. Hybrids and sand bass are caught off main lake points and humps with slabs, swimbaits, and live bait. Crappie are excellent with jigs and minnows in brush piles and near structure in 12-25’. Catfish are excellent in 12-25’. Chicken liver and cut bait are working well.

 

Choke Canyon

 

FAIR. Water lightly stained; 82-84 degrees; 19.10’ low. Largemouth bass have slowed a bit to fair, as we get into our summer pattern with bass being deeper during the day. The lake fishes a bit differently with low water, so look for newer structures below 10 feet. Vegetation edge has still been good in the morning, but you need to find ledges or brush piles to cast deeper past about 11 am. White bass are fair under black bass, mainly focused on deep points. Crappie are good on jigs under structures and above the brush. Catfish are fair, moving deeper with dough balls, live bait, and cheese bait.

 

Cisco

 

GOOD. Water clear; 77 degrees; 3.54’ low. Largemouth bass are fair still working shallower than 10 feet of depth. We’ve found bunches suspended above points, particularly on crankbait and soft plastic rigs. Sunfish are good on minnows and cutworms shallow looking for large enough structure to hold these fast-moving fish. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows under docks and marinas. Catfish have been fair on stinkbait, chicken liver, and cut shad.

 

Coleman

 

FAIR. Slightly stained; 76 degrees; 1.19’ low. Hybrid stripers are fair on rattletraps on the first significant drop out of coves 10-25 feet, but they have been venturing into coves chasing baitfish. Largemouth bass remain fair among points and ledges with jerkbaits, jigs, spinners, and topwater worms. Crappie remain good out from vegetation. Catfish are fair with stinkbait and cut bait.

 

Conroe

 

GOOD. Water stained; 82 degrees; 1.28’ low. Black bass remain good, finding the deep structure stressing the importance of your fish finders. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs with surface cover. Hybrid striped bass are fair mid-lake chasing schools. Catfish are good on stinkbait and cut bait deep. Sunfish are fair with live worms or crickets in shallow water.

 

Cooper

 

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 0.16 low. Largemouth bass are good on Texas rigged plastic worms, deep diving crankbaits, and jigs in 9-18’. 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’.

 

Corpus Christi Lake

 

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 4.65’ low. Largemouth remain fair between 8 and 18 feet. The deeper fish are between 2-6 pm, moving closer to the surface before and afterward. Topwater poppers and buzzbaits are best in the late afternoon. Use spinners, crankbait, jigs, and worms all other times of the day. White bass are fair; deep below black bass on spoons and small crankbait. Crappie are good fishing jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on cut bait and cheese bait.

 

Eagle Mountain

 

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 0.24 high. Black bass are fair fishing coves with topwater baits and plastic frogs in grass and brush early in the morning then diving crankbaits, jigs and plastic worms in 8-20’ later in the day. 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.

 

Falcon

 

FAIR. Water very lightly stained; 84 degrees; 37.55’ low. Most black bass are on planted brush piles, but not all brush piles are created equal. There are hundreds of them out there, and finding the right one may take a little work with your electronics, finding them is not too hard. There are still crankbait fish on rocky ridges and humps, probably better than on points. Try deep running crankbaits, a Mag fluke, a jig, and a senko. Crappie are good in the afternoons seeking structure and structure you can get under for cooler cover. White bass are deep on minnows, and a lot of shad is pooling deep in creeks. Catfish are fair in the deep spots with cut shad, or nightcrawlers. Remember to stay on the Texas side unless you possess a Mexican Fishing License.

 

Fayette

 

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; Largemouth bass are good on plastic worms or creatures, jigs, spinners, and crankbaits Sunfish are good on worms and crickets around bank ledges and structure. Catfish are good on chicken liver.

 

Fork

 

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 83-85 degrees; 0.29 low. Largemouth bass are good on plastic creatures, bladed jigs, and crankbaits near drop-offs, points, grass lines, and humps in 8-12’. Topwater plugs and plastic frogs are effective early in grass patches and lily pads. White and yellow bass are good in the deeper water of main lake points, flats, and humps. Crappie are excellent on jigs and minnows in 12-25’ in brush piles and standing timber. Catfish are good on cut bait and punch bait in 6-20’.

 

Ft. Phantom Hill

 

FAIR. Water stained; 78 degrees; 0.44’ low. White bass are fair on Alabama Rigs working points and looking deep. Black bass are good among steep rocky banks working crankbait and soft plastic baits. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs in structures. Catfish are fair on cut shad and stinkbait throughout the lake.

 

Gibbons Creek

 

GOOD. Water stained; 84 degrees; Largemouth bass remain good still fishing over the top of the brush and drops deeper than 10 feet. Mid-lake schools are the norm and have held multiple fish. Crappie are fair on jigs closer to banks and not mid-lake. Catfish are fair on live bait. Sunfish are fair on cutworms shallow.

 

Graham

 

GOOD. Water clear; 85 degrees; 0.16 low. Largemouth bass are fair on purple or green plastic worms, jigs, and 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 slabs in 20-40’. Catfish are good on cut shad and blood bait.

 

Granbury

 

GOOD. Water clear; 83-87 degrees; 0.03 low. Largemouth bass are good on buzz baits, crankbaits, and TX rigged plastic creatures in 8-25’ near boathouses, grass lines, and rocky shorelines. Crappie fishing is good around brush piles and boat docks with minnows and jigs. Catfishing is excellent when using earthworms, cut bait, or blood bait in 4-12’’. White bass are good using slabs and swimbaits. Stripers are good with live bait and jigging spoons.

 

Granger

 

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 0.17 high. Black bass are fair on crankbaits, jigs and Carolina rigged plastic creatures near humps, stumps, and timber. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in 12-24’ on brush piles and standing timber. White bass are good on live bait and slabs in 25-40’. Catfish are good on cut shad, chicken liver, and prepared baits.

 

Grapevine

 

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 83-86 degrees; 1.19 high. Largemouth bass are good on jigs, plastic creatures, and crankbaits. White bass are excellent in 10-35’. Look for birds diving over feeding schools. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in marinas and near submerged structure. Catfish are excellent on chicken liver and cut bait.

 

Houston County

 

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85-88 degrees; 0.24’ low. Black bass are fair using drop shots, and crankbaits for the best success. We have seen a shift to structure with cooler water below 12 feet. Crappie are very good in the evenings on live minnows above brush. Bream are excellent on live worms around islands. Channel catfish are good using cut shad and perch on trotlines.

 

Hubbard Creek

 

FAIR. Water stained; 78 degrees; 1.07’ low. Largemouth bass are fair with spinners, crankbait, and jigs. Deeper structures have been the most successful with inconsistencies. Crappie are good but slowing under structure with jigs. White bass are good on deep points. Catfish are fair on live and cut shad.

 

Jacksonville

 

FAIR. Water clear; 85 degrees; 0.22 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. Catfish are fair on cut shad and prepared bait.

 

Joe Pool

 

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 0.40 low. Largemouth bass are good fishing Texas-rigged plastic craws and worms, jigs, swimbaits and crankbaits along creek banks, rock ledges and roadbeds in 7-18’. Crappie are good beneath bridges with minnows. Catfish are excellent on fresh cut bait and chicken liver.

 

Lake O’ the Pines

 

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 0.08 low. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, flukes, plastic frogs, topwater baits, and Carolina rigged creature baits in 8-18’. Crappie are excellent on jigs and minnows in the standing timber areas along the creek channel and brush piles 12-24’’. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers, chicken liver and cut bait in 8-25’.

 

Lavon

 

EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 0.05 high. Crappie are excellent on minnows and jigs fishing 12-24’ over brush piles, timber, and bridges. White bass are excellent in the 10-30’ with jigs and slabs. Look for birds diving over feeding schools of white bass. Black bass are good on crankbaits, jigs, plastic worms and swimbaits in 7-18’. Catfish are good on live bait and chicken liver in 8-25’.

 

LBJ

 

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; 0.62 low. Black bass are fair on with Texas-rigged plastic creatures, jigs, and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows around brush, marinas, and docks. White bass are good over main lake points and humps in 20-35’. Catfish are good on cut bait and prepared bait in 10-25’.

 

Lewisville

 

EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 84 degrees; 0.59 high. Black bass are good fishing the deep diving crankbaits, jigs, spinners, and Texas-rigged plastic worms. Good topwater bite early in the day on points, rocky shorelines, and in grassy, brushy coves. White bass are excellent on slabs and rooster tails in 12-35’. Look for birds diving over feeding schools of white bass. Crappie are excellent on minnows and jigs around brush piles, standing timber and bridges. Catfish are excellent on live bait and chicken liver.

 

Limestone

 

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 0.35 low. Largemouth bass are fair on Carolina rigged plastic worms, crankbaits and spinners 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.

 

Livingston

 

FAIR. Water lightly stained; 84 degrees; 0.04’ high. Black bass are fair, moving deeper into creek structures and other ledges and drops. Spinners, weighted worms, and crankbait have been best to cover parallel to the downward sloping structure. Striped bass are fair under the 190 bridge. Crappie are good with jigs working vegetation. White bass are fair; get as deep as you can off points. Catfish are fair on live baits and stinkbait.

 

Martin Creek

 

GOOD. Water clear; 87 degrees; 0.48 low. Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits, and TEXAS rigged worms in 6-18’. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in 12-18’ in timber and brush piles. Catfish are good on cut bait and earthworms in 7-25’.

 

Medina

 

FAIR. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 16.22’ low. Black bass are fair still fishing deep. Seek deeper structures with crankbaits, spinners, and jigs. Ledges and points have picked up inactivity. Topwater has not seen success at Medina. White bass are fair on spoons deep off points. Striped bass are slow to fair depending on the day, near the dam. Catfish are fair on live bait, chicken livers, and blood baits.

 

Meredith

 

FAIR. Water stained; 77 degrees; 47.90’ low. Black bass remained fair with low water resetting some typical spots or patterns. Look for rocky drops and ledges on spinners, Carolina rigged worms, and crankbait. Walleye are great on crankbaits, live worms, and minnows traveling along ledges and both sides of points. Crappie are good with minnows and jigs. Channel catfish are fair on cut bait and live bait near steep drops of the dam.

 

Millers Creek

 

GOOD. Water stained; 76 degrees; 0.18’ low. Largemouth bass are good hitting a summer grove and striking hard and fast on Carolina rigged soft plastic worms and spinners. From Wolf Creek moving south and southwest has been the most successful portions of the lake in the afternoons. Crappie are good in the timber with minnows. White bass are deeper than largemouth in the same spots, and hybrids are schooling at the borders of coves, following baitfish. Catfish are good on trotlines and at night with live, blood, and liver prepared baits.

 

Naconiche

 

FAIR. Water slightly stained; 80 degrees; Largemouth bass are good and best in the evenings. Standing timber and vegetation with soft plastic worms and spinners are producing the best results. Crappie are fair on jigs moving quickly, especially above brush or below structure. Sunfish are fair on jigs and crickets. Catfish are good on dough balls, cut and live bait.

 

Nasworthy

 

GOOD. Water Murky 77 degrees. 0.88’ low. Black bass are great with increased vegetation edges this year fishing topwater and with worms. Crappie remain good beneath larger docks with jigs. White bass are fair on Alabama Rigs off from vegetation and pushing deeper below 15 feet. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits throughout the lake.

 

Navarro Mills

 

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 0.50 low. Crappie are good on minnows around the marina and timber in 12-24’. Catfish are good with chicken liver and cut bait. White bass are excellent on slabs and swimbaits over the feeding schools in the main lake. Black bass are fair with crankbaits, jigs, and Texas-rigged plastic worms.

 

O.C. Fisher

 

FAIR. Water stained; 78 Degrees. 38.73’ low. Largemouth Bass are fair along rip rap and gravel bottom points with spinners and crankbait. Crappie are good on minnows among vegetation and under structures. White bass are fair deep mid-lake. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, live, and cut bait.

 

O.H. Ivie

 

GOOD. Water clear; 78 degrees; 10.01’ low. Black bass are fair on points and deeper vegetation with soft plastic worms and crankbaits. Crappie are good on jigs staying west and using afternoon shade as primetime. Catfish are good on stinkbait, live, and cut bait. White bass are fair.

 

Oak Creek

 

FAIR. Water lightly stained; 76 degrees; 1.92’ low. Largemouth bass are good with Carolina rigged soft plastic worms, spinners, and topwater. Past the summer solstice avoid fishing midday. Crappie remain good on live minnows suspending over brush or structure. White bass remain fair with minnows working points and ledges. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, live bait, and cut bait.

 

Palestine

 

EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 0.23 low. Largemouth bass are good working TEXAS rigged worms, jigs, and crankbaits. Crappie are excellent on jigs and minnows around bridges and marinas in 12-25’. Hybrid stripers are very good on slabs and live bait. White bass are excellent on jigs and slabs in 18-35’. Look for birds diving over feeding schools. Catfish are excellent on cut shad, chicken livers, and prepared baits.

 

Palo Pinto

 

GOOD. Water clear; 84 degrees; 1.26 low. Largemouth bass are good on points, flats, and humps with crankbaits and jigs. 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 and slabs. Catfish are excellent on prepared baits and chicken liver.

 

Possum Kingdom

 

FAIR. Water slightly stained; 75-78 degrees; 0.31’ low. Black bass are fair working steep drops with crankbaits, gravel bottoms with worms, and islands early with topwater near vegetation. White bass remain good on steep drops with Alabama Rigs. Crappie are good shooting jigs under docks and are best finding shade with structure in the evening sun. Striped bass are slow. Catfish are good on cut shad with increased activity at night.

 

Proctor

 

GOOD. Water clear; 86 degrees; 0.92 low. Largemouth bass are fair on Carolina rigged creatures, jigs, and crankbaits in 5-20’ 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.

 

Raven

 

FAIR. Water stained; 82 degrees; Largemouth bass are fair early within shallow vegetation. Topwater, crankbait, and Carolina rigs are the staples of a Raven tacklebox. Sunfish are fair on crickets and cutworms in shallow structures all over the lake.

 

Ray Hubbard

 

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 84 degrees; 0.07 low. Largemouth bass are good on diving crankbaits, jigs, Texas-rigged plastic worms and craws in 6-18’. White bass are excellent on swimbaits and rooster tails early and later in the day. Slabs and jigging spoons are working on main lake flats, humps and drop-offs in 12-26’ midday. 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; 84 degrees; 0.40 high. Largemouth bass are fair on TX rigged worms, crankbaits, and jigs in 8-24’. 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 excellent on live bait and chicken liver.

 

Richland Chambers

 

EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 0.18 low. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, jigs, swimbaits, plastic frogs, and topwater baits fishing 5-25’ near submerged vegetation, rocks, and brush. White bass and hybrids are good on jigs and swimbaits 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.

 

Sam Rayburn

 

FAIR. Water stained; 82 degrees; 0.80’ low. Largemouth bass are fair suspended around 12 feet above structures vegetation, and quick dropping banks with topwater, spinners, and worms. White bass are fair with minnows. Crappie remain excellent on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on live and stinkbait.

 

Somerville

 

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; 0.25 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, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and top waters near the points, rocks, and grass ledges.

 

Spence

 

SLOW. Water stained; 78 degrees; 37.85’ low. Black bass are fair working rocks, points, and deeper shady spots. With plastic worms below 6 feet in sunlight, try some bottom bumping worms, and use crankbaits and minnows for suspended fish. White bass have improved to fair finding the drops and channels 12-20 feet deep. Crappie are slow. Hybrid bass are slow to nonexistent. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait.
Squaw Creek

 

GOOD. Water stained; 86 degrees; 0.68 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.

 

Stamford

 

FAIR. Water stained; 79 degrees; 0.46’ high. Largemouth bass are good fishing mid-depth above or on structures and vegetation. Fishing mainly the northern end of the lake for bass. Crappie are good on minnows off drops and coming out from creeks south and west. White bass are fair on points on live shad and small crankbaits. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait.

 

Stillhouse

 

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 0.13 high. Black bass are fair on crankbaits, jigs and Carolina rigged soft plastic worms working vegetation, brush, rocks bluffs and roadbeds. 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 minnows 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; 0.22 low. Largemouth bass are fair on plastic worms and jigs 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; 0.09 high. Catfish are excellent on live bait, chicken liver and cut bait along brushy shorelines and rip-rap. Largemouth bass are good on spinnerbaits, 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 over deeper points, creek beds, and humps in the main lake. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around brush piles, docks, and marinas.

 

Texana

 

FAIR. Water stained; 84 degrees; 0.76’ low. Largemouth bass are fair in vegetation with deep water below and on the start of deeper structures. Deep diving crankbaits, jigs, and spinners in lighter or reflective colors have been best. Crappie are excellent with jigs all-around structure. Catfish are good on stinkbait, cut bait, and live bait.

 

Texoma

 

EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 82-86 degrees; 2.09 high. Striped bass and white bass are excellent 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 good fishing plastic creatures, shaky worms, jigs, swimbaits, and crankbaits in 8-28’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs by boathouses, marinas and brush piles 12-25’. Catfish are excellent on cut bait, live bait, and chicken liver in 4-20’.

 

Toledo Bend

 

FAIR. Water slightly stained; 82-83 degrees; 1.26’ low. Black bass are good shallow for the first 2 hours of the day and longer on cloudy days. Carolina rigs and deep crankbaits are producing during the day when positioned in deeper water and working shallower water back to the boat. Striped bass remain fair in deep water. White bass continue fair staying deep off points with mainly spoons. Crappie are good on shiners in 10-14 feet suspended over brush at 20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait.

 

Travis

 

GOOD. Water clear; 82-85 degrees; 10.41 low. Largemouth bass are good fishing in 8-26’ with TX rigged plastic worms, topwater plugs (early), and square billed crankbaits near rock ledges, points, and humps. White bass are good with jigs, crankbaits, and slabs working main lake points and humps. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in 12-25’ near docks, marinas and rock ledges. Catfish are good on live bait and prepared baits in 10-20’.

 

Twin Buttes

 

FAIR. Water stained. 77 degrees; 8.63’ low. Black bass are fair moving away from and along points, seeking cooler water and shade in the daytime. Live minnows are still good, suspended about 8 feet of depth off points. For tackle, use spinners, jigs, and worms. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs coming out of creeks, vegetation, and in structure. White bass are fair on an Alabama rig further off points. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits.

 

Tyler

 

GOOD. Water clear; 84 degrees; 0.08 low. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged creature baits and worms, spinners, crankbaits and jigs fishing dock structures and brushy shorelines in 8-24’. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in brush piles and timber. Catfish are excellent on punch bait and live bait. White bass are good in 25’ -40’ on swimbaits and slabs.

 

Waco

 

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 0.13 low. Largemouth bass are good on spinnerbaits, silver or white diving crankbaits and jigs on main lake points and flats near a drop off. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs fishing brush piles and structure. Sunfish are very good on cutworms or crickets. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut bait, chicken liver, and prepared bait.

 

Walter E. Long

 

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; Largemouth bass are fair on black plastic worms and lizards, diving crankbaits and jigs in weed beds and brushy shorelines. Jerk baits and plastic frogs along grass lines and over grass flats are still effective. Hybrid stripers are good with slabs and live bait. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on chicken liver and prepared bait. Sunfish are good worms.

 

Weatherford

 

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 0.14 high. 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 15-35’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around docks, marinas, and creeks. Catfish are good on prepared baits, earthworms, and chicken liver.

 

White River

 

SLOW. Water stained; 78 degrees; 22.10’ low. Drought conditions continue to be in place. Please check boat ramp access. Largemouth bass are fair working the river channel as deep as possible. Try some spinners, crankbaits, jigs, and bottom bumping worms across structure. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Walleye are great on spinners and crankbait moving deeper than normal but ledges and rounded points. Channel Cats are great on live bait, cut bait, and stinkbait. All other species of catfish are slow.

 

Whitney

 

EXCELLENT. Water clear; 83-87 degrees; 1.61 low. Black bass are good on topwater (early) on points and near grass lines and weed beds. Later in the day, plastic worms, crankbaits, and bladed spinners are working in 8-28’. White bass are excellent on the main lake with jigging spoons and slabs. Stripers are good on jigging slabs and 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; 84 degrees; 0.18 low. Largemouth bass are good with spinners, diving crankbaits, and TX rigged plastic creatures working grassy coves and brushy coves in 8-20’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs among brush piles, sloping banks and under docks. Catfish are good on chicken liver, earthworms, and cut bait.

 

Wright Patman

 

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 84 degrees; 3.96 high. Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits, jigs, and chatter baits. White bass are good on jigging spoons and slabs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows near structure and brush piles. Catfish are excellent on cut bait, live bait, and chicken liver.