Water Body Report
ALAN HENRY Water lightly stained; 82–90 degrees; 8.17’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters early, midday switching to Texas rigs, deep diving crankbaits, jigs and drop shot rigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and live minnows over brush piles and around structure. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.
AMISTAD Water clear; 84–88 degrees; 25.26’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters, crankbaits, soft plastics, and jigs in hydrilla. Striped bass are fair on jerkbaits and topwaters. White bass are fair on crankbaits and minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on cheesebait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers over baited holes in 15–40 feet. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines and throwlines baited with live perch. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.
ARROWHEAD Water off color; 83–88 degrees; 10.76’ low. Black bass are fair on topwaters, Texas rigs and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair on live minnows under a float. White bass are good on slabs and Rooster Tails. Catfish are fair to good on prepared bait.
ATHENS Water clear, 86–91 degrees; 2.85’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged Zoom Speed Craws in green pumpkin or black neon around docks (bite is fairly consistent throughout the day). Night fishing is improving. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
BASTROP Water stained; 87–91 degrees. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
BELTON Water clear; 86–90 degrees; 1.86’ low. Black bass are good on purple soft plastic worms early. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on chrome slabs with bucktails. Crappie are fair on chrome slabs with bucktails. Channel and blue catfish are good on snails on rod & reel at night. Yellow catfish are slow.
BOB SANDLIN Water lightly stained; 86–91 degrees; 3.99’ low. Black bass are fair on medium crankbaits in 6–8’. Deep water brush piles are best later in the day using football jigs or Carolina rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs over brush piles and mid– to deep–water stickups. White bass are slow on slabs. Catfish are fair to good on trotlines or juglines with Redneck’s Catfish Bait Soap and nightcrawlers.
BRAUNIG Water clear. Black bass are good on crankbaits and Rat–L–Traps near the dam. Striped bass are fair down rigging silver and gold spoons near the jetty. Redfish are fair on perch and shad near the jetty. Channel catfish are good on shrimp and cut bait. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait.
BRIDGEPORT Water clear; 86–91 degrees; 9.15’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged blue fleck worms fished around main lake points as well as larger rock along shoreline. 5–10’ has been best. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs (best action mid day). Channel catfish are fair on cut and prepared bait as well as nightcrawlers.
BROWNWOOD Water clear; 87–91 degrees; 12.46’ low. Black bass are fair on perch colored spinnerbaits and soft plastic worms over brush piles. Hybrid striper are fair trolling shad. White bass are fair on minnows and Persuader crankbaits off lighted docks at night. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on trotlines baited with shrimp and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.
BUCHANAN Water murky; 86–90 degrees; 24.64’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Skip–N–Pop topwaters, white Erratic jigs, and weightless Texas rigged blue flake Whacky Sticks in 10–20 feet early. Striped bass are fair on jigs and Rat–L–Traps early near the Lighthouse, and drifting live bait. White bass are fair on live bait and jigging Tiny Traps over rock piles. Crappie are good on minnows and Curb’s crappie jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines and trotlines baited with goldfish and perch.
CADDO Water stained; 86–92 degrees; 0.40’ high. Black bass are fair on topwaters early, later switching to Texas rig soft plastics in green pumpkin. White bass and yellow bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and prepared bait. New TPWD regulations concerning invasive species that affect all Caddo boaters and anglers went in effect May 17. Please see news release for more information.
CALAVERAS Water clear. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits over reed beds. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs near the dam. Redfish are fair on crawfish and tilapia along the shoreline. Channel and blue catfish are good on cheesebait, shrimp, and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
CANYON LAKE Water stained; 83–87 degrees; 5.80’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Whacky Sticks, tequila sunrise flukes, and white/chartreuse crankbaits off points in 5–10 feet early. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Smallmouth bass are good on dark soft plastics and tube jigs on main lake points. Crappie are fair on blue tube jigs and minnows around submerged brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
CEDAR CREEK Water lightly stained; 86–93 degrees; 1.96’ low. Black bass are fair on blue fleck soft plastics, shakyheads and shallow crankbaits around docks. Main lake area has been best. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair drifting cut shad.
CHOKE CANYON Water clear; 86–89 degrees; 14.26’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits and soft plastic worms. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.
COLEMAN Water lightly stained; 84–88 degrees; 17.27’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and Carolina rigged soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLETO CREEK Water fairly clear; 1.59’ low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed soft plastics and topwaters. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLORADO CITY 19.52’ low. No report available.
CONROE Water fairly clear; 86–90 degrees; 2.43’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are good on green striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp.
COOPER Water lightly stained; 86–91 degrees; 2.76’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged soft plastics later in the day but morning bite is still slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair to good on Sassy Shad and live shad over main lake humps. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut bait.
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.
FALCON Water clear; 88–92 degrees; 38.86’ low. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on cut bait and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.
FAYETTE Water stained. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Carolina rigged soft plastics and small spinnerbaits. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut shad.
FORK Water clear; 86–92 degrees; 2.96’ low. Black bass are fair on Carolina rig and football jigs in deeper water. Midday bite has been better. Yellow bass are good on smaller spoons along creek channel bends in deeper water. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs over brush piles and around bridge columns. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
FT. PHANTOM HILL Water clear; 83–89 degrees; 12.64’ low. Black bass are fair on Pop–Rs and Zara Spooks early, later switching Carolina rigs, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows around deep water structure. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
GIBBONS CREEK Water clear. Black bass are fair on shallow running crankbaits, and on watermelon soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, cut bait, and shrimp.
GRANBURY Water murky; 89–93 degrees; 3.01’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and live bait.
GRANGER Water clear; 88–92 degrees; 0.78’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on slab spoons over humps near the dam. Crappie are good on minnows around standing timber in the mouth of the river and Willis Creek. Blue catfish to 25 pounds are good on shad near the dam. Yellow catfish are slow.
GRAPEVINE Water clear; 86–91 degrees; 3.75’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged green pumpkin finesse worms and shakyheads around main lake points in 6–10’ – fish being caught from deeper brush piles as well. Topwaters along main lake points are good early (best bite is in 4–8 feet). Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut shad.
GREENBELT Water stained; 84–90 degrees; 39.83’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters early and late, midday switching to jigs, Texas rigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs over brush piles. The Old Marina Point ramp is still open.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water clear; 88–92 degrees; 0.57’ low. Black bass to 4 pounds are good on topwaters, yellow magic Brush Hogs, and watermelon red lizards off points and in coves in 18–23 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows around brush and rocks in 20 feet. Bream are good on live worms over grass beds. Blue catfish to 5 pounds are good on juglines baited with perch.
HUBBARD CREEK 84–90 degrees; 17.84’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Pop–Rs and Zara Spooks early and late, midday switching to DD22s, Texas rigs, jigs and drop shot rigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.
JOE POOL Water clear; 86–91 degrees; 1.50’ low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin Texas rigged soft plastics and medium running crankbaits in 8–10 feet along points. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair to good on prepared baits.
LAKE O’ THE PINES Water lightly stained; 87–28 degrees; 4.12’ low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin Carolina rigged soft plastics and deep diving crankbaits around brush piles. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on cut shad. New TPWD regulations concerning invasive species went into effect May 17 and will affect anglers fishing below the dam. Please see news release for more information.
LAVON Water lightly stained; 87–92 degrees; 4.25’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms – crankbaits are also productive around riprap. White bass are slow on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around bridge columns. Catfish are fair on cut shad and nightcrawlers. New TPWD regulations concerning invasive species that affect Lavon boaters and anglers went in effect May 17. Please see news release for more information.
LBJ Water clear; 88–92 degrees; 0.22’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Whacky Sticks, perch colored topwaters, and Bleeding Shad Rat–L–Traps in 5–15 feet early. Striped bass are good on white striper jigs and live bait. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
LEWISVILLE Water clear; 87–92 degrees; 3.18’ low. Black bass are fair on finesse presentations in 10–15 feet along main lake points – key on larger rock along main lake points for best results. Larger isolated rock is best. Flick shake and shakyheads are best. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and Sassy Shad. Catfish are good on prepared bait. TPWD has issued an emergency order to prevent the spread of zebra mussels in this lake. Anglers will need to drain all water from their boats before leaving the lake. See news release for details.
LIVINGSTON Water fairly clear; 86–90 degrees; 0.49’ low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on troll tubes, pet spoons, and Charlie slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
MACKENZIE Water stained; 83–91 degrees; 89.81’ low. Black bass are fair Texas rigs. No report on striped bass. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers. Ramp #1 is still open.
MARTIN CREEK Water clear; 86–92 degrees; 4.86’ low. Black bass are fair on football jigs in deeper water. Limited early morning topwater action reported. Crappie are slow on jigs and white bass fair on slabs. Catfish are good on prepared bait and minnows.
MEREDITH 97.74’ low. No report available.
MONTICELLO Water fairly clear; 88–94 degrees; 0.04’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged soft plastics around stumps. Jackall Iobee frogs in bluegill are producing. Also larger jigs fished in deeper water are also productive at times. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on nightcrawlers and live shiners.
NASWORTHY No report available.
NAVARRO MILLS Water stained; 89–93 degrees; 0.82’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in Liberty Hill Park early. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
O.H. IVIE Water stained; 84–91 degrees; 44.57’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters early, midday switching to jigs, spoons, medium to deep diving crankbaits, Texas rigs and Carolina rigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. White bass are good on slabs and Humdingers. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.
OAK CREEK Water stained; 83–89 degrees; 17.56’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Zara Spooks and buzzbaits early and late, midday switching to jigs, Carolina rigs and Texas rigs. Crappie are good on jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Catfish are good on chartreuse (use Worm–Glo) nightcrawlers.
PALESTINE Water clear; 86–92 degrees; 1.04’ low. Black bass are good on finesse jigs and Texas rigged soft plastics near shallow cover and docks – best bite is later in the day near thicker cover. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and live shad. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
PALO DURO 50.36’ low. No report available.
POSSUM KINGDOM Water fairly clear; 83–90 degrees; 7.27’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Zara Spooks early, later switching to Texas rigs, jigs, DD22s and Carolina rigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs over brush piles and around bridge columns. White bass are good on topwater early and late, midday switching to slabs and Rooster Tails. Striped bass are fair on live shad and Sassy Shad. Catfish are good on prepared bait and nightcrawlers.
PROCTOR Water stained; 90–94 degrees; 2.77’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and some topwaters. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.
RAY HUBBARD Water clear; 86–92 degrees; 2.15’ low. Black bass are slow on watermelon soft plastics and football jigs around deeper brush piles. Medium diving crankbaits along rip rap points are catching fish also. Crappie are good on minnows and Road Runners. White bass are good on humps in 17–23 feet with hybrids mixed in. Catfish are good on prepared baits.
RAY ROBERTS Water clear; 86–91 degrees; 1.58’ low. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged creature baits along points and ledges. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs on COE brush piles. White bass are excellent on clear Heddon Torpedoes around schooling fish. Good success on 1 oz slabs working around humps and points in 28 – 32’, after the schooling action is over. Catfish are good on Danny King’s punch bait over baited holes. Zebra mussels have been found in this reservoir. To comply with a new TPWD emergency order, anglers will need to drain all water from their boats before leaving the lake. See news release for details.
RICHLAND CHAMBERS Water clear; 86–91 degrees; 1.90’ low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin finesse worms fished on shakyheads around docks. Slow presentation is best. Black/blue football jigs around deep brush piles have also been effective. White bass are good on slabs and live shad. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and live shad. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and nightcrawlers.
SAM RAYBURN Water lightly stained; 86–90 degrees; 1.79’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse jigs over brush piles. Bream are fair on crickets and nightcrawlers. Catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 87–91 degrees; 0.76’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails. Hybrid striper are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines and juglines baited with perch. Yellow catfish are slow.
SPENCE 86.18’ low. No report available.
STAMFORD 6.48’ low. No report available.
STEINHAGEN 1.53’ high. No report available.
STILLHOUSE Water murky; 86–90 degrees; 2.33’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on chicken livers and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
SWEETWATER Water murky; 84–89 degrees; 17.06’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, medium running shad pattern crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worm–Glo) nightcrawlers.
TAWAKONI Water stained; 87–92 degrees; 1.97’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged black/blue soft plastics and black/blue flipping jigs around docks – best bite has been farther back in the creeks. Larger profile jigs producing better. Crappie are fair on minnows around bridge pilings and deep timber. White bass are slow on slabs. Striped bass and hybrid striper are fair on white or shad pattern Sassy Shad in the deeper water when suspending during the day – drifting live bait is also producing. Catfish are slow on cut bait.
TEXOMA Water clear; 86–91 degrees; 1.62’ low. Black bass are slow on medium crankbaits along main lake points. Smaller jigs and Carolina rigs in 8–12 feet are effective as well. Some fish are being caught early on topwaters. Striped bass are good on slabs and live shad. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait. New TPWD regulations concerning invasive species that affect all Texoma boaters and anglers went in effect May 17. Please see news release for more information.
TOLEDO BEND Water stained; 84–88 degrees; 2.79’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon/blue flake soft plastic worms early and late. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers off docks. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
TRAVIS Water stained; 88–92 degrees; 42.62’ low. Black bass are fair on topwaters, watermelon soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails, and white grubs. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs over brush piles. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and fresh cut perch. Yellow catfish are slow.
WALTER E. LONG Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
WEATHERFORD Water clear; 86–92 degrees; 3.94’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged soft plastics and jigs around docks and shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and cut shad. White bass are fair on slabs and live minnows – some schooling noted later in the day.
WHITE RIVER Water stained; 85–90 degrees; 27.03’ low. Black bass are fair on topwaters early and late, midday switching to jigs, Texas rigs and spoons. Crappie are fair on live minnows in brush. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
WHITNEY Water stained; 85–89 degrees; 3.04’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on minnows and white striper jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on bloodbait and shrimp.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water stained; 86–21 degrees; 0.48’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged worm and medium running crankbaits along main lake points. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on cut shad and prepared bait. New TPWD regulations concerning invasive species, effective May 17, will affect anglers fishing below the dam. Please see news release for more information.