TEXAS LAKE REPORTS

AMISTAD Water clear; 83 degrees; Black bass are fair on topwaters, spinnerbaits, and camo Senkos. Striped bass are good on striper jigs and slabs. White bass are good on striper jigs and slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow on cheesebait and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow. BELTON Water clear; 76 degrees; 593.83′; Black bass are fair on shallow-running crankbaits and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are good on striper jigs and shad in the main lake. White bass are good on silver spoons and topwaters early and late. Crappie are slow and small on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on doughbait, dog food, and french fries. Yellow catfish are slow. BRAUNIG Water murky; Black bass are good jigging slabs and spoons. Hybrid striper are good on Rat-L-Traps, Charlie slabs, and jigging spoons. Crappie are slow. Red drum are good on perch. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver and cheesebait. Yellow catfish are slow. BROWNWOOD Water slightly stained; Black bass are fair on shallow-running crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are excellent on chrome/white striper jigs, slabs, and 4′ gizzard shad. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow. BUCHANAN Water clear;’84 degrees; 1017.28′; Black bass’are fair’on 4′ watermelon/red Scoundrel worms, 3/16 oz. green pumpkin Terminator Finesse jigs, and watermelon Snap Back creature baits in 12-15 feet early. Striped bass’are fair drifting live bait or trolling Hyper Striper jigs near the dam early and late. White bass’are slow’jigging 1/4 oz. Pirk Minnows, 2′ Lit’l Fishie Shads, and chrome Tiny Traps along creek points’early. Crappie’are slow on minnows. Channel catfish are’fair at night over sand bars near deep channels. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines and juglines. CALAVERAS Water murky; Black bass are fair jigging silver spoons, and on shallow-running crankbaits and chrome topwaters. Hybrid striper are fair on Charlie slabs, Rat-L-Traps, hellbenders, and silver spoons. Crappie are slow. Red drum are good on spoons and perch. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver and cheesebait. Yellow catfish are slow. CANYON LAKE Water’clear; 85 degrees; 910.14′; Black bass are fair on Tiny Torpedoes,’1/4 oz.’Frenzy Pros,’and 3’smoke/red Super Tubes at daylight’on main’lake and second-ary’points. Striped bass are slow trolling’Hyper Striper jigs with trailers and drifting live bait over humps in 70 plus feet. White bass are fair on’1′ Lit’l Fishie Tiny Traps and’drifting minnows at night under lights in 10-30 feet. Smallmouth bass are fair’on Smokin’ Green Devil’s Tongues,’pumpkin/green Hula Grubs and Uncle Josh drop shot worms along bluffs’early in 12-25 feet.’Crappie are fair on Road Runners and minnows upriver tight to timber and brush. Channel catfish are fair to good on live bait upriver. Yellow and blue catfish are’fair’on trotlines using live perch and goldfish. CHOKE CANYON Water murky; 220.54′; Black bass are fair on Carolina-rigged soft plastics, shallow-running crankbaits and silver spoons. White bass’are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on liver, shrimp, cutbait, and cheesebait. COLEMAN Water clear; 82 degrees; Black bass are slow on watermelon/red worms near banks in 4-10 feet. Hybrid striper are good trolling white jigs with down riggers. Crappie are good on minnows near big trees. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver near big trees. Yellow catfish are slow. COLORADO RIVER (At Colorado Bend State Park) Water slightly murky; Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are very slow on trotlines baited with live perch. Yellow catfish are slow. FALCON Water fairly clear; 89 degrees; 46′ low; Black bass are fair to excellent on crankbaits and Carolina-rigged soft plastics near rocky points, ridges, and humps in 4-12 feet. Striped bass are slow on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and jigging spoons. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. The large boat ramp at Falcon State Park is closed, but launching is possible off a point at the park, at the Zapata County Public Boat Ramp. Both a Mexican fishing license and Mexican boat permit are required to fish the Mexican side of the lake. FORK Water clear; 87-93 degrees; Black bass are slow to fair on white Lockhart 3/8 oz. buzzbaits and Scum Frogs fished early and late. Switch to wacky-rigs just after the topwater bite and then to the Carolina-rigs in watermelon seed, watermelon candy, and red bug throughout the day’dead sticking these baits has been most productive. Chrome/black Rat-L-Traps and deep diving crankbaits are also working well throughout the day on main lake points and deep water humps. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and Wally Marshall Turbo Tail jigs over brushpiles and around bridge columns. Catfish are fair on bloodbait and nightcrawlers. GRANBURY Water murky; 692.38′; Black bass are slow on Carolina-rigged soft plastic worms and lizards, white spinnerbaits, and shallow-running crankbaits in 4-12 feet. Striped bass are fair on silver slabs and silver crippled herring spoons in 4-12 feet. White bass are fair on silver spoons and silver striper jigs. Crappie are slow. Catfish are good on liver and nightcrawlers. LBJ Water stained;’85 degrees; 824.68′; Black bass are fair’on’wacky-rigged Ice Tea Scoundrel Worms, 1/8 oz. white/chartreuse Termina-tor’spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps along rip-rap at daylight and dusk. White bass are’fair to good on 1/32 oz. white Curb’s jigs, 1′ Lit’l Fishies, and minnows at night. Crappie are fair to good on 1/32 oz. Curb’s jigs and minnows at night under lights and over brushpiles. Channel catfish are good at night on liver, worms,’and punchbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines. NASWORTHY Water lightly stained; 82 degrees; Black bass are fair on soft plastics, spinnerbaits and live bait. Crappie are fair. Redfish are fair. White bass and striped bass are good on live bait. Catfish are fair on live bait and prepared baits. OH. IVIE Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 23′ low; Black bass are fair on live bait and green plastics. Crappie are fair on live bait and jigs. White bass are fair on live bait and inline spinners. Smallmouth bass are fair. Catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait. POSSUM KINGDOM Water lightly stained to clear; 84 degrees; 3.2′ low; Black bass are good on soft plastics and spinnerbaits in back of creeks fairly shallow. Crappie are fair. White bass are fair. Striped bass and hybrid striper are fair. Channel catfish are fair on live bait. PROCTOR Water clear; 78 degrees; 1161.44′; Black bass to 4 pounds are fair on blue and red worms among shallow willows in 4-9 feet. Striped bass to 7 pounds are good on live bait and trolling crankbaits over stumps in 12-18 feet.’White bass to 2 pounds are slow trolling crankbaits & jigs in 10-12 feet. Crappie are fair on live minnows under docks in 10-20 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 5 pounds are good on cut shad, bloodbait, and worms around willows in 3-8 feet. Yellow catfish to 15 pounds are slow on trotlines baited with live bait in 8-12 feet. SAM RAYBURN Water clear; 85 degrees; 164.10′; Black bass are fair on Texas-rigged redbug and junebug worms in 6-10 feet over scattered hydrilla. Crappie are good over planted brush in 18-25 feet. Catfish are fair on trotlines baited with prepared baits, and on brush tops baited with sour corn and live worms. SPENCE Water lightly stained (from wind); 82 degrees; 55′ low; Black bass are fair. Crappie are fair on live bait. White bass are slow. Striped bass and hybrid striper are slow. Catfish are fair. STILLHOUSE Water clear; 88 degrees; 622.01′; Black bass are good on Carolina-rigged soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps. White bass are slow on minnows. Smallmouth bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are slow, but some are being caught near Long Bridge. Carp are fair on corn. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish to 4 pounds are fair on minnows and nightcrawlers. SWEETWATER Water lightly stained; 83 degrees; 19′ low; Black bass are fair on live bait and jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on live bait. TOLEDO BEND Water lightly stained north, clear south; 84 degrees; 170.78′; Black bass are fair on jigging spoons, and on Carolina-rigged flukes and Senkos on main lake points and humps in 15-25 feet. Larger fish are hitting black/brown/amber jig and craw combos with pumpkinseed craws and heavily weighted Texas-rigged worms over deep hydrilla on the south end. Crappie are fair on red roadrunners with black/chartreuse trailers over planted brush in 15-20 feet. Catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch and bloodbait. TRAVIS Water clear; 85 degrees; 4′ low; Black bass to 5 pounds are good on silver PJ Pops and topwaters in 10-28 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass to 1 pound are slow on chrome crippled herring spoons and white grubs in 25-40 feet. Crappie to 1 pound are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs in 10-22 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 5 pounds are slow on fresh cutbait and bloodbait in 25-40 feet. Yellow catfish are slow. WHITNEY Water clear; 82 degrees; 525.64′; Black bass are good on soft plastics on outer creek points early in 5-8 feet. Striped bass are excellent on live perch, slabs, and 4′ gizzard shad early and late. White bass are excellent on small shad 28 feet deep in 40 feet. Crappie are slow. Catfish are excellent on cutbait and cheesebait in the Cedron Creek and Big Rocky areas.

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