Freshwater Fishing Reports

Week of October 22, 2014

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ALAN HENRY Water stained; 72–79 degrees; 9.27’ low. Black bass are fair to good on jigs, Texas rigs, Rat–L–Traps and Carolina rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs over brush piles. Catfish are good on chartreuse (use Worm–Glo) nightcrawlers.
AMISTAD Water murky; 74–78 degrees; 32.90’ low. Black bass are good on jigs, Senkos, and craw worms. Striped bass are good on Rat–L–Traps, slab spoons, topwaters, shad, spooks, and small crankbaits. White bass are good on Rat–L–Traps, slab spoons, topwaters, shad, spooks, and small crankbaits. Catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.
ARROWHEAD Water off color; 73–79 degrees; 19.52’ low. One ramp open and few anglers have been on the lake.
ATHENS Water clear; 72–75 degrees; 1.60’ low. Black bass are very good on Texas rig worms and craws as well as Yellow Magic topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
BASTROP Water stained; 77–81 degrees. Black bass are fair on chartreuse and chartreuse/white Rat–L–Traps over grass. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, nightcrawlers, and punchbait.
BELTON Water murky; 73–77 degrees; 11.57’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and trolling Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow.
BOB SANDLIN Water clear; 73–77 degrees; 2.50’ low. Black bass are slow on Ribbit buzzfrogs and black and blue flipping jigs near shallow cover.
BONHAM Water stained, 72–76 degrees; 2.79’ low. Black bass are slow along creek channel and on the rocks with shad pattern crankbaits and Texas rigged soft plastics. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs along bridge pilings and deeper points with brush. Catfish are good along the rocks on shrimp, chicken livers and stinkbait.
BRAUNIG Water stained. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on liver and shad near the pier and at Dead Tree Point. Redfish are fair on perch, shad, and silver spoons. Channel catfish are excellent on liver, shrimp, cut bait, and cheesebait.
BRIDGEPORT Water lightly stained, 70–73 degrees; 23.62’ low. Black bass are slow on shad pattern squarebills and Texas rigged Speed Craws in green pumpkin around shallow wood and brush. Crappie are very good on minnows near brush piles. White bass are fair on topwaters and slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Channel catfish are fair on trotlines.
BROWNWOOD Water clear; 71–75 degrees; 12.67’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon/chartreuse tailed soft plastic worms, topwater frogs, torpedoes, and Pop–R’s on main lake flats near grass. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies off lighted docks at night. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 10–20 feet, and under lighted docks at night. Channel catfish are good on cut bait and shrimp over baited holes. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch and worms.
BUCHANAN Water murky; 73–77 degrees; 31.61’ low. Black bass are fair on silver flake Whacky Sticks on jigheads, root beer JDC Drop Shot Worms on drop shot rigs, and white/chartreuse/purple back crankbaits in 8–20 feet early. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs and drifting or free lining live bait at daylight. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs.
CADDO Water stained; 74–77 degrees; 0.10’ high. Black bass are good on bladed jigs, hollow body frogs and buzzbaits. White and yellow bass are fair on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are slow on prepared bait and trotlines.
CALAVERAS Water stained. Black bass are fair on dark soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits around reed beds. Striped bass are slow.
CANYON LAKE Water murky; 70–74 degrees; 11.69’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red Whacky Sticks on wacky rigs, Smokin’ Green Devil’s Tongues on drop shot rigs, and white spinnerbaits in 10–20 feet . Striped bass are good jigging blade baits and trolling Gizz 4 crankbaits over and around humps. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on smoke JDC grubs and 3/16oz. pumpkin Curb’s jigs in
CEDAR CREEK Water clear; 71–75 degrees; 5.32’ low. Black bass are slow on squarebill crankbaits in shad patterns near docks and shallow cover. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
CHOKE CANYON Water stained; 78–82 degrees; 27.44’ low. Black bass are fair on perch colored Rat–L–Traps. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Drum are fair on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLEMAN Water clear; 72–76 degrees; 18.74’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon red spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow.
COLETO CREEK Water murky; 76 degrees in main lake, 91 degrees at hot water discharge; 4.14’ low. Black bass to 4 pounds are fair on watermelon soft plastics and spinnerbaits in 6–8 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs near Coletoville Bridge in 10–12 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 16 pounds are fair on trotlines and droplines baited with live perch in 8–10 feet.
COLORADO CITY 21.59’ low. No report available.
CONROE Water stained; 73–77 degrees; 0.55’ low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed/chartreuse soft plastics, Senkos, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps.
COOPER Water clear; 80–84 degrees; 11.54’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged worms and drop shot worms. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs.
FAIRFIELD Fishing has been slow since the fish kill in September of 2010.
FALCON Water murky; 79–83 degrees; 31.37’ low. Black bass are fair on white and chartreuse/white crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow.
FAYETTE Water stained. Black bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, live bait, and shrimp over baited holes under trees.
FORK Water clear; 72–75 degrees; 6.15’ low. Black bass are slow on black blue flipping jigs and Texas rigged worms near stumps in 2–10’ as well as squarebill crankbaits in shad patterns near main lake points. White and yellow bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs.
FT. PHANTOM HILL Water clear; 72–78 degrees; 16.82’ low. Black bass are fair to good on spinnerbaits, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.
GIBBONS CREEK Water clear. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs.
GRANBURY Water murky; 74–78 degrees; 9.47’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on live bait. White bass are good on perch colored spinnerbaits and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and live bait.
GRANGER Water clear; 75–79 degrees; 0.33’ high. Black bass are slow.
GRAPEVINE Water clear; 71–75 degrees; 11.73’ low. Black bass are slow on 1/4oz double willow spinnerbaits and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
GREENBELT 44.66’ low. No report available.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water stained; 73–77 degrees; 0.04’ high. Black bass to 6 pounds are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits near the marina. White bass are slow.
HUBBARD CREEK Water off color; 73–78 degrees; 28.97’ low. Black bass are fair to good on chatterbaits, jigs, Texas rigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs over deep cover. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
JOE POOL Water clear; 72–76 degrees; 1.61’ low. Black bass are good on shad pattern shallow crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on cut shad and prepared bait.
LAKE O' THE PINES Water lightly stained; 73–77; degrees; 0.57’ high.
LAVON Water lightly stained; 73–76 degrees; 12.51’ low. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits, hollow body frogs and black buzzbaits.
LBJ Water stained; 73–77 degrees; 0.34’ low. Black bass are fair on Curb’s buzzbaits, JDC Skip–N–Pops, and on wacky rigged green pumpkin Whacky Sticks under boat docks. Striped bass are good on Creme Lures 2” Spoiler Shads and Li’l Fishies at night. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies at night. Crappie are fair on white tube jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on minnows and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair to good on trotlines baited with live bait.
LEWISVILLE Water lightly stained; 72–76 degrees; 6.91’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse and black crankbaits and shakyheads. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines.
LIVINGSTON Water fairly clear; 75–79 degrees; 0.30’ low. Black bass are fair on soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on pet spoons, hellbenders, and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are fair on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
MACKENZIE 90’ low. No report available.
MARTIN CREEK Water clear; 85–90 degrees; 2.01’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits and shakyheads. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
MEREDITH 78.67’ low. No report available.
MONTICELLO Water clear; 87–92 degrees; 0.01’ low. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs, buzzfrogs and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
NASWORTHY No report available.
NAVARRO MILLS Water stained; 74–78 degrees; 1.59’ low. Black bass are fair on minnows and jigs off docks in Liberty Hill Park. White bass are fair on minnows.
O.H. IVIE Water stained; 72–79 degrees; 41.46’ low. Black bass are fair to good on spinnerbaits, Texas rigs, jigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs shallow.
OAK CREEK Water stained; 72–78 degrees; 24.81’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, shakyheads, crankbaits, Carolina rigs and jigs.
PALESTINE Water clear; 70–74 degrees; 0.76’ low. Black bass are fair on swim jigs and topwaters. Some fish being caught on shallow crankbaits as well. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines.
PALO DURO 56.26’ low. No report available.
POSSUM KINGDOM Water fairly clear; 72–79 degrees; 15.22’ low. Black bass are fair on jigs, drop shot rigs, Carolina rigs and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on slabs and Road Runners. Striped bass are fair on live shad and while trolling.
PROCTOR Water murky; 76–80 degrees; 12.41’ low. Black bass are fair on perch colored Rat–L–Traps early. Striped bass are good on silver striper jigs and shad.
RAY HUBBARD Water clear; 72–76 degrees; 9.70’ low. Black bass are slow on medium crankbaits and small swimbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
RAY ROBERTS Water clear; 71–75 degrees; 7.28’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws and worms. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on topwaters and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
RICHLAND CHAMBERS Water lightly stained; 72–75 degrees; 9.49’ low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin shakyheads and weightless Senkos. White bass are good on topwaters and slabs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
SAM RAYBURN Water murky; 73–77 degrees; 2.20’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastic worms and chartreuse crankbaits. White bass are good on slabs and white/gold spoons. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on live bait, shrimp, and punchbait.
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 74–78 degrees; 0.88’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon/chartreuse tailed soft plastic worms. Hybrid striper are slow.
SPENCE 70.39’ low. No report available.
STAMFORD 16.61’ low. No report available.
STEINHAGEN 1.50’ high. No report available.
STILLHOUSE Water murky; 73–77 degrees; 12.60’ low. Black bass are good on chrome Tiny Torpedoes and on cotton candy and watermelon red soft plastic worms.
SWEETWATER Water murky; 71–77 degrees; 27.64’ low. Black bass are fair to good on jigs, Rat–L–Traps and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on prepared bait.
TAWAKONI Water stained; 73–77 degrees; 11.27’ low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, hollow body frogs and black buzzbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on topwaters and small crankbaits. Striped bass and hybrid striper are good on topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines. Please call ahead to verify access at ramp of your choice. Lake access is severely limited due to low water.
TEXOMA Water clear; 71–75 degrees; 6.42’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters, medium crankbaits and shakyhead worms. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows on brush piles. Striped bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
TOLEDO BEND Water murky; 73–77 degrees; 3.20’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon/blue flake Finesse and redbug soft plastic worms. Striped bass are slow.
TRAVIS Water murky; 74–78 degrees; 57.48’ low. Black bass are fair on chrome chuggers, watermelon red soft plastic worms, and smoke grubs in 5–20 feet.
WALTER E. LONG Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are good on live bait. White bass are good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
WEATHERFORD Water clear; 72–75 degrees; 8.71’ low. No report available.
WHITE RIVER Water stained; 71–78 degrees; 28.36’ low. No report available.
WHITNEY Water murky; 73–77 degrees; 10.08’ low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed/white Rat–L–Traps, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits on main lake points and flats. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and green spinnerbaits.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water lightly stained; 73–76 degrees; 5.12’ high. Black bass are fair on flipping tubes and flipping jigs near shallow cover. Some fish being caught on hollow body frogs and Ribbits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

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