Lake Reports

AMISTAD Water fairly clear; 83 degrees; Black bass are fair on watermelon/red topwaters, chrome spinnerbaits, and shallow-running crankbaits. Striped bass are slow on silver striper jigs and silver slabs and spoons. White bass are slow on spinnerbaits and silver slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow on nightcrawlers and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow. BELTON Water clear; 84 degrees; 593.46′; Black bass are slow on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Carolina-rigged soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow on white striper jigs and live shad in the main lake. White bass are slow on silver spoons and spinnerbaits early and late. Crappie are slow on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow on shrimp and cheesebait. Yellow catfish are slow. BRAUNIG Water murky; Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crawfish. Hybrid striper are slow on live shad. Crappie are fair on minnows. Red drum to 9 pounds are fair on shad, cutbait, spoons, and Rat-L-Traps in 10-20 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 2 pounds are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow. BROWNWOOD Water murky; Black bass are good on topwaters, crankbaits and watermelon/red soft plastic worms. Striped bass are fair on chrome striper jigs and silver slabs. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow. BUCHANAN Water clear; 85 degrees; 1014.78′; Black bass are fair on 7′ watermelon/red Snap Back worms along shaded bluff bank-lines in 8-20 feet until mid-morning, and on green pumpkin Wacky Sticks and Spoiler Shad on 1/8 oz. jigheads around docks over deep water. Striped bass’are fair tightlining live bait and trolling Hyper Striper jigs along the dam in 30 feet.’Some topwater action along main lake points. White bass are slow vertically jigging 1/4 oz. Pirk Minnows and chrome/blue Tiny Traps along main lake points very early. Crappie are slow on minnows over brushpiles’in 15 feet. Channel catfish are slow to fair on worms and liver. Yellow and blue catfish are fair in 40 feet on juglines. CANYON LAKE Water clear; 86 degrees; 909.22′; Black bass are fair’on’1/8 oz. white Tungsten’spinnerbaits, blue flake Craw Tubes, and watermelon 7′ Snap Back worms at first light and under cloud cover along channel breaks in’4-8 feet. Striped bass are slow tight-lining live perch in 70-90 feet and trolling Hyper Striper jigs with trailers on downriggers along the dam. White bass are slow vertically jigging Pirk Minnows through schools in 40 feet or trolling along the dam. Smallmouth bass are fair on drop shot rigs with Uncle Josh Drop Shot worms, Hula Grubs,’and pumpkin Devil’s Tongues in 10-20 feet. Crappie are slow to fair on minnows tight to standing timber or brush. Channel catfish are good on worms and liver in Fisherman’s Corner. Yellow and blue catfish to’15 pounds are good on live perch’in baited holes. CHOKE CANYON Water clear; 87 degrees; 220.20′; Black bass are excellent on buzzbaits and Pop-R’s early. Mid-morning use Texas-rigged watermelon/red flake or watermelon/chartreuse lizards and flukes along outside edges of hydrilla beds upriver in 3-12 feet. White bass’are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows under the 99 bridge. Channel and blue catfish are very good on prepared baits under floats in 10-15 feet. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with cutbait and live bait. COLEMAN Water clear; 85 degrees; Black bass are slow on watermelon/red worms near banks in 4-10 feet. Hybrid striper are slow trolling white jigs with down riggers. Crappie are fair on minnows near big trees. Channel and blue catfish are slow on worms and 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 slow on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on juglines baited with shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow. FALCON Water fairly clear; 82-88 degrees; 45′ low; Black bass are fair to very good on crankbaits and Carolina-rigged soft plastics near main lake points, ridges, and rock piles and on Texas-rigged soft plastics in the hardwoods. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are fair to 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, and 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; 89-94 degrees; Black bass are slow to fair on white Lockhart 1/4 oz. buzzbaits and Pop R’s early and late, midday switching to chrome/black Rat-L-Traps, Bandit crankbaits, wacky-rigs, and Carolina-rigs off main lake points and deep water humps. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and shad. GRANBURY Water murky; 692.58′; Black bass are slow on watermelon/red Carolina-rigged soft plastic worms and shallow-running crankbaits in 5-20 feet. Striped bass are slow on silver slabs, spoons, and live shad. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are fair on liver and stinkbait. LBJ Water stained; 85 degrees; 824.75′; Black bass are fair on black Terminator spinnerbaits and Buzzbaits, and’7′ junebug Snap Back worms tight to stumps on channel break lines at’night. White bass are good on 1/16 oz. Curb’s crappie jigs and gray ghost spoiler shads on 1/8 oz. jigheads at night. Crappie are fair to good on minnows, 1/32 oz. silver shad curl tail grubs, and Curb’s crappie jigs over brushpiles in 14 feet. Channel catfish are’good on minnows, worms and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish to 8 pounds are good’on minnows. NASWORTHY Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; Black bass are fair on topwaters, 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; 83 degrees; 22′ low; Black bass are fair on live bait, topwaters, and spinnerbaits near grass. Crappie are fair on live bait. White bass are fair on live bait. Smallmouth bass are slow. Catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait. SPENCE Water lightly stained (from wind); 85 degrees; 55′ low; Black bass are fair. Crappie are fair on live bait and jigs. White bass are slow. Striped bass and hybrid striper are slow. Catfish are fair. TOLEDO BEND Water clear; 84 degrees; 169.06′; Black bass are fair on mid-running crankbaits, spoons, and topwaters on the south end of the lake, and on watermelon and green pumpkin Carolina-rigged soft plastics over ridges and humps in 15-20 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows over planted brush and around standing timber in 15-20 feet. Catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch and bloodbait. TRAVIS Water clear; 84 degrees; 9′ low; Black bass to 5 pounds are good on chrome topwaters early, and on pumpkin colored worms in 5-18 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass to 1 pound are slow on smoke grubs and crippled herring spoons in 20-30 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink pearl tube jigs in 12-25 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 6 pounds are fair on nightcrawlers and fresh cutbait in 20-35 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

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