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Alan Henry
FAIR. Water clear; 66 degrees; 2.80 feet low. Fishing at Alan Henry is excellent. On the days leading up to a cold front, the fish feed heavily. Black bass are good, with great catches on top waters, swim jigs, spoons, and the Kraken large square bill that dives to 10 feet. Crappie are biting on jigs tipped with small minnows. Report by Phillip Pool, Gone Fish’n Guide Service.
Amistad
GOOD. Water clear; 70 degrees; 47.11 feet low. Bass are starting to move into the winter pattern. Baits mimicking shad are working to catch numbers. Ned rigs on primary and secondary points. Don’t be afraid to try punching in the grass. White bass and stripers are good below 20 feet following shad balls. Catfish are excellent on stinkbait and cut bait. Remember to stay on the Texas side of the lake unless you possess a Mexican Fishing License. Report by Captain Olin Jensen, Jensen’s Guide Service.
Arlington
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 77 degrees; 3.14 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on blue or black spinners, football jigs, drop shots, and diving crankbaits fishing near creek ledges, rocks, and brush. Crappie are good near boat docks and brush on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on cut bait and chicken liver.
Arrowhead
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 59-62 degrees; 1.85 feet low. The warmer temperatures have the water temperatures up some, but the fishing is holding steady. Fish are 7-12 feet deep. Catfish are good on fresh-cut shad. Crappie are still good out of the derricks and around docks and brush piles. Sand bass still seems to be slow. Largemouth bass are slow. Report by Brandon Brown, Brown’s Guide Service.
Athens
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 65 degrees; 0.11 feet low. Fishing remains similar to last week. Largemouth bass are slow, relating to the mouths of creeks on small baits such as white spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow with legal-size fish hard to find. Search submerged brush piles in 20-25 feet of water using small jigs. Report by Jim Brack, Athens Guide Service.
Austin
GOOD. Water clear; 69 degrees; 0.63 feet low. Fishing is holding true until the cold fronts roll in more consistently. The wind influences the bite by pushing the baitfish, so look to windblown points to find fish chasing their food source. Largemouth bass are good, on deep rocky banks with crawfish imitation plastics and early on top waters and shad imitation swimbaits. Crappie are fair around brush piles on jigs and minnows. White bass are good trolling crankbaits and minnows in the green lights at night. Blue catfish are good on cut live shad. Report by Lee Benton, Fishing Guide Austin.
B.A. Steinhagen
GOOD. Water stained; 64 degrees; 0.27 feet low. Black bass are fair on crankbaits. Crappie are fair with minnows on the structure edges and above brush piles. Catfish are good on cut and prepped bait in 3 feet of water with grass beds.
Bastrop
GOOD. Water clear; 74 degrees. Fishing patterns remain consistent with weeks past. Largemouth bass are good fishing football jigs, crankbaits, and purple or black Carolina rigged plastic worms near rocks, brush, and shaded timber. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in brush piles. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and punch bait.
Belton
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 64 degrees; 1.63 feet low. Lots of bird action chasing the shad around the lake and pointing out where the fish are. White bass fishing is good with a few largemouth bass mixed in. Success will come with frequent location changes to follow fish using a three-fourth ounce Bladed Hazy Eye Slab.
Benbrook
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 63 degrees; 7.33 feet low. Fish are feeding up now as the water dips to the lower 70s. Largemouth bass are fair fishing jerk baits, shaky head jigs, deep-diving crankbaits, and blue or purple Carolina rigged worms near docks, brush, rocks, and main lake points. Crappie are good on minnows near brush piles. Hybrid striped bass are fair with live bait and swimbaits. White bass are good with slabs and live bait on main lake drop-offs, ridges, and humps. Catfish are good with chicken liver, shrimp, and cut bait.
Bob Sandlin
GOOD. Water clear; 54 degrees; 1.62 feet low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, shaky head jigs, red, blue, or black Texas-rigged plastic worms, and chartreuse bladed spinners near brush piles, timber, and rocky shorelines. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in brush piles, under docks, and timber near a creek or channel. Catfish are good on chicken liver, punch bait, and cut bait.
Braunig
FAIR, Water stained, 72 degrees. Red drum have been fair for shoreline fishermen using live tilapia and perch. Boaters have had inconsistent catches on sunny days using spoons and live tilapia. Channel and blue catfish have been fair using worms, stinkbait, and livers along Jetty and deep water access from the shoreline.
Bridgeport
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 61 degrees; 2.48 feet low. Watch out for shallow sandbars around the north end of Rattlesnake Island. All ramps are open. Sand Bass with some hybrids mixed in are scattered. The bite has been fair on slabs and jigs. Catfish are good in deeper water of the north end with cut shad. Largemouth bass are good early and late on topwaters. The mid-day bite is fair on finesse baits. Bass are starting to push into coves following baitfish. Crappie have slowed down with the multiple cold fronts but should pick up with stable weather. Report by Keith Bunch, Lake Bridgeport Guide Service.
Brownwood
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 60 degrees; 0.95 feet low. The water is beginning to cool down, and we should see fall fishing patterns coming soon. Largemouth bass are good with perch like crankbaits, brown or green Texas-rigged plastic worms, chartreuse bladed spinners, and shaky head jigs near timber, rocky shorelines, and docks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in brush piles and near bridge pilings. White bass and hybrids are good on slabs, swimbaits, and live bait along the main lake channels, humps, and ridges. Look for birds diving over feeding schools of white bass. Catfish are good on shrimp, chicken liver, and live bait.
Buchanan
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 64 degrees; 4.67 feet low. Fishing is holding true until the cold fronts roll in more consistently. The wind is influencing the bite by pushing the baitfish, so look to windblown points to find fish chasing their food source. Largemouth bass are excellent, throwing spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, topwaters, and soft plastics on rocky banks. Crappie are good brush piles using live minnows. Striper, hybrid, and white bass are schooling early morning on topwaters and later in the day drifting live shad. Channel, blue and yellow catfish are fair to good using chicken liver and cut live shad. Report by Lee Benton, Fishing Guide Austin.
Caddo
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 57 degrees; 0.25 feet high. Largemouth bass are good working crankbaits, flipping jigs, buzz baits, wacky rigs, drop shots near creek channels, crossings, points, and trees. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs near brush piles and timber. White bass are good on slabs, live bait, and jigging spoons on the channel edges, flats, and main lake humps. Chain pickerel are slow. Catfish are good on live bait, nightcrawlers, and punch bait.
Calaveras
FAIR. Water Slightly Stained, 74 degrees. Blue catfish and channel catfish have been consistent on cut shad, livers, and stinkbait off deep water structure, rocky points, and park shorelines. Red drum are fair on live tilapia from the shoreline. Intermediate catches jigging spoons and live bait on old roadbeds. Yellow catfish no report. Black bass no report.
Canyon Lake
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 63 degrees; 0.12 feet high. The water is beginning to cool down, and we should see fall fishing patterns coming soon. Striper fishing is good along the river channel edge with live bait. White bass are good with live bait, chartreuse jigging spoons, and silver slabs. Look for birds diving over feeding schools. Largemouth bass are fair with football jigs, red or green Texas-rigged plastic worms, and white-bladed spinners near rocks, timbers, and roadbeds. Smallmouth bass are good on plastic grubs and small silver spoons along bluffs, rock ledges, and rocky shorelines. Catfish are good with punch bait and live bait. Crappie are good with live minnows and jigs near the marinas, timber, and brush piles.
Cedar Creek
EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 61 degrees; 1.36 feet low. Largemouth bass are excellent at biting on spinnerbaits shallow diving crankbaits near retaining walls. White bass and hybrids are good on main lake humps using silver slabs. Crappie are good when using jigs in brush piles in submerged brush piles in 18-25 feet of water and around docks near creek channels. Catfish are good on baited holes. Report by Kyle Miers, Lake Country Outfitters.
Choke Canyon
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 68 degrees; 17.78 feet low. Crappie are excellent in submerged brush piles in shallower water of 12-15 feet and in the hardwoods using blue glimmer jigs and minnows. Largemouth bass are fair, primarily located 20-25 feet deep in brush. A few catches are still coming in water depths 12-15 feet in the hydrilla patches throughout the lake. Slow-moving baits along the bottom or swimming/vibrating jigs and flukes along the weed edge. Catfish are along ledges during the day and 12-15 feet flats later in the evening. Alligator gar are slow.
Cisco
GOOD. Water stained; 55 degrees; 2.59 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on crankbait and soft plastic rigs in the early mornings and later in the evenings fishing the northern portion of the lake. Sunfish are good on cutworms under structures or vegetation. Crappie remain fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, chicken livers, and cut shad.
Coleman
FAIR. Slightly stained. 58 degrees; 0.85 feet low. Hybrid stripers are fair on rattletraps chasing schools deeper, preferring silver coloring. Largemouth bass are fair with topwater, worms, and jerkbaits just off the timber in deeper water and brush. Crappie remain good on jigs off of points. Catfish are fair with stink bait and cut bait.
Conroe
GOOD. Slightly stained; 68 degrees; 1.35 feet low. Catfish are good on baited holes in 10-25 feet of water using liver or shrimp. Crappie are still having a tough time with the lockjaw. Hair jigs seem to be the better of the baits, with black/chartreuse jigs still claiming a few hits. Change locations after a few catches. Fish in 11-21 feet of water on structures and pylons under the 1097 bridge. Hybrids are good in 14-21 feet of water, with several juvenile fish at 17.5 inches. Try trolling using a Hell Bender with a pet spoon on humps, or use your electronics and jig for them with M.T. Pockets tackle slabs. Black bass are good in 3-15 feet of water near tire and rock structures using jigs, rattle traps, and Texas rigs. 5XD gizzard shad are putting several bass in the boat as well. Always wear your life jacket. Report by Mike Cason, Fiscal Therapy Lake Conroe Fishing Guide.
Cooper
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 69 degrees. Fall fishing is holding steady. Largemouth bass are good on deep diving crankbaits, black or red plastic worms, chatter baits, and football jigs. The white bass and hybrids are good over humps and flats using silver or white slabs and chartreuse swimbaits. Crappie are fair with minnows working brush piles and timber in 16-25 feet of water. Catfish are good on punch bait and chicken liver.
Corpus Christi Lake
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 68 degrees; 2.33 feet low. White bass are good on crankbaits and swimbaits by the dam. Largemouth bass are fair fishing deep with crankbaits, spinners, and worms. Crappie are good fishing with jigs and minnows near the dam in rock pile structure and the pier in the state park. Carp are fair off the pier in the state park. Catfish are good on shad. Deeper water is holding the fish.
Eagle Mountain
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 61 degrees; 1.31 feet low. Sand bass catches are sporadic on chartreuse/white or shad colored slabs under dock lights at night. Catfish are slow, drifting with live shad. Crappie are fair at the marina dock using small jigs.
Falcon
GOOD. Water stained; 72 degrees; 42.46 feet low. Catfish are good, relating to the edge of the main river channel along the mouths of creeks where there are flats. Live bait is key. Bow fishing for alligator gar is fair in the backs of creeks. Report by Ram Reyes, Texas Kings Outdoors.
Fayette
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees. Water temperatures are cooling off from the higher summer temperatures. Largemouth bass are fair on shaky head jigs, square billed crankbaits, and purple or black drop shots. Sunfish are good on shrimp, dough balls, and cut earthworms. Catfish are good on earthworms, punch bait, and cut bait.
Fork
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 62-64 degrees; 2.63 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair and clinging to the same holding pattern. Bass are biting on chatterbaits in the backs of coves in 1-3 feet of water. Try shaky heads, and Texas rigs are good in submerged timber in 1-3 feet of water with Lake Fork Tackle Baby ring fry. Suspending jerkbaits around wood in 5-7 feet has brought several catches. The crappie bite is in the creek channels and suspended to 15-20 feet of water using minnows and jigs. Catfish are excellent on self-baited holes in 20-35 feet of water. Report by Lake Fork fishing guides Jason Hoffman and Marc Mitchell.
Ft. Phantom Hill
GOOD. Water stained; 56 degrees; 0.64 feet low. White bass are in 4-7 feet of water biting on hardstyle crankbaits. Docks are also productive this time of year.
Gibbons Creek
GOOD. Water stained; 56 degrees; 1.94 feet low. Fall fishing is good. White bass bite is good schooling. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs in structure. Channel blue catfish are good on live bait and stinkbait. Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Graham
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees; 2.12 feet low. Crappie are slow, with a few catches coming in 22 feet of water. They will be deep until the water cools off. Strippers and sand bass are good using live baits such as minnows and shad. Catfish are good on cut baits.
Granbury
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 62 degrees; 0.43 feet low. Granbury water temperatures are around the middle 60’s. Striped bass and sand bass are fair to good under the birds from Decordova to near downtown. Black bass action is good on many areas of the lake. Get on topwater early and soft plastics later in the day. Black bass up to six pounds are possible near main lake points and near creek channel entrances. Black bass in the river near Tin-Top continue to be fair to good near laydowns on small crankbaits. Crappies are excellent near submerged structure on the upper ends on small minnows and small jigs. Catfish of all species are also excellent on cut shad fished on feeding flats from Indian harbor to the Peninsula. Report by Michael Acosta, Unfair Advantage Charters.
Granger
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 62 degrees; 0.90 feet high. Fish should be moving to shallower water as the temperatures decline. Black bass are good on medium diving crankbaits, raspberry, and watermelon Carolina rigged plastic worms and pearl or chartreuse swimbaits near points, rocky areas, flats, and channel edges. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs in brush piles. White bass are good on jigging spoons and slabs near main lake points, humps, ridges, and flats. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait. Yellow cats are fair with live perch.
Grapevine
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 59 degrees; 0.94 feet low. The birds continue to point the fish out for you, so follow them, and they will lead the way. White bass are good on the downwind side of humps 20-30 feet of water using three-fourth to one-ounce jigging spoons on the bottom, with great success suspended above schools. Report by Omar Cotter, Luck O’the Irish Fishing Guide Service.
Greenbelt
SLOW. Water stained; 42 degrees; 39.62 feet low. There are few fishermen out on the lake as the Fall weather settles in. Catfishing on jugs has been reported.
Houston County
GOOD. Water stained; 62 degrees; 0.07 feet below. Dredging has the water murky. Crappie are good, suspended around brush and standing timber in water depths 12-18 feet using minnows. White bass are schooling from the surface to 20 feet of water and biting on silver slab spoons.
Hubbard Creek
GOOD. Water clear; 62 degrees; 1.76 feet low. Fishing remains similar. White bass are excellent on-road runners and rooster tails in 20-30 feet of water on main lake structure. Migratory birds are working their way into the area. Look for diving gulls as they can indicate fish activity. Report submitted by Clay Lohse, Respect the Fish Guide Service.
Jacksonville
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 55 degrees; 0.41 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair with deep diving crankbaits, shaky head jigs, Texas-rigged plastic worms near points, timber, and brush piles. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs working for timber and brush piles. Catfish are good on punch bait and cut bait.
Joe Pool
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 63 degrees; 0.61 feet low. Fish are moving into the banks as the water temperatures drop, seeking structures in the shallows. Largemouth bass are good off of structures in 5-10 feet of water biting on June bugs on a slip weight. Crappie are good under the bridges in 20 feet of water on minnows. Catfish are good on chicken liver, punch bait, and cut bait off the marina dock.
Lake O' the Pines
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 58 degrees; 0.20 feet low. Crappie have a good early morning bite under the bridge, relating to deeper water still so many smaller sized crappie are being caught. The backs of creeks are holding crappie as well. Catfish are good on stinkbait. Report by Lake O’Pines RV, Marina & Inn.
Lavon
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 59 degrees; 3.42 feet low. Crappie are on good on jigs and minnows relating to submerged trees in 14-30 feet of water. White bass are good on windblown banks in 5-10 feet of water using swimbaits and spinners. Blue catfish are excellent in 25-30 feet of water drifting with cut bait. Bass are good using suspended crankbaits, jigs, deep-diving crankbaits, and soft plastics in 10-25 feet of water on structure. Report by Carey Thorn, White Bass Fishing Texas.
LBJ
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 64 degrees; 0.67 feet low. Fishing is holding true, until the cold fronts roll in more consistently. The wind is influencing the bite by pushing the baitfish, so look to windblown points to find fish chasing their food source. Black bass are good, with an early morning topwater bite using frog imitation baits and on soft plastics around shallow rocky docks. Crappie are good on brush piles using live minnows. White bass are good in the green lights at night, periodically schooling around shallow sandbars on the main lake areas during the day. Catfish are fair fresh cut shad and Danny King's punch bait. Report by Lee Benton, Fishing Guide Austin.
Lewisville
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 60 degrees; 1.19 feet low. Fish are becoming more active, so change locations frequently to chase them around. Check the weather before heading, and be sure to follow safe boating practices. White bass are good as shallow as 6 feet early, moving to 30-feet later. Crappie are good, catching average sizes on main lake brush piles in 18-22 feet on minnows and one-sixteenth ounce shad colored jigs.
Limestone
GOOD. Water clear; 62 degrees; 1.71 feet low. Largemouth bass are good on Texas rigs and chatterbaits. Crappie are good using minnows in brush piles in 12-20 feet of water using. White bass are good using silver spoons in 8-15 feet of water. Report by Colan Gonzales, DFW Fishing Guide Booking.com.
Livingston
GOOD. Slightly stained; 67 degrees; 0.20 feet low. Fishing continues to be good. White bass are good on reaper duck tracker slabs in 9-15 feet of water. Crappie are good on jigs in the creek. Black bass are fair on crankbaits along the rip rap. Small blue catfish are good cut shad on the river banks.
Martin Creek
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 2.19 feet low. Fishing remains the same as weeks past. Largemouth bass are good on red or purple Texas-rigged plastic worms, bladed spinners, diving crankbaits, and football jigs. Crappie are good on minnows in brush piles. Catfish are good on cut bait and punch bait.
Medina
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 62 degrees; 44.39 feet low. Black bass are fair on topwaters early, moving deeper with crankbaits, spinners, worms, and jigs. White bass are fair on spoons below black bass on deep points. Striped bass are fair cruising deep mid-lake. Catfish are fair on live bait, chicken livers, and blood baits.
Meredith
GOOD. Water stained; 55 degrees; 51.21 feet low. The weather forecast should indicate a good fishing forecast for this weekend. Sand bass, walleye, and catfish are in 25-30 feet of water. They are biting on minnows, crawlers, grubs, and slabs. Crappie have been slow. Report by Kenneth Wysong, SharKens Honey hole.
Millers Creek
GOOD. Water stained; 63 degrees; 1.29 feet low. Largemouth bass are good on points and fishing pondweed with worms, topwater frogs, and weedless jigs. Crappie are good in the timber with minnows. White bass are fair and schooling deep off points. Catfish are fair mid-depth in coves with live and prepared bait.
Naconiche
GOOD. Water stained; 61 degrees. The water clarity is clearing up after the lake turnover. Big bait balls are moving out to the creek channels. Bite has been tough with the pressure but should get much better with the consistent cold fronts coming. Largemouth bass are starting to school up and are good on imitation shad. The bass relating to the bottom of the lake in 15-18 feet of water are good on deep diving crankbaits. The crappie population is good. Catfish are slow. Report by Eric Wolfe, NacoTak Fishing Services.
Nasworthy
GOOD. Water murky; 41 degrees. 1.11 feet low. Black bass are great as heat drives bass to shelter and deeper water. Worms, spinners, and crankbaits are good suspending above the brush and fallen timber. Crappie are good with jigs but slowing. White bass are fair mid-depth. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits throughout the lake.
Navarro Mills
SLOW. Water lightly stained; 61 degrees; 0.92 feet low. Fishing is slow with few reports coming in. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs off the docks.
O.C. Fisher
FAIR. Water stained; 55 degrees. 41.49 feet low. Largemouth bass and white bass are great using half-inch pumpkinseed jigs and 10-inch power worms. Crappie are good on minnows near similar drops and more prominent humps. White bass are fair schooling some early but mainly deep late in the day. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, live, and cut bait.
O.H. Ivie
GOOD. Water clear; 61 degrees; 15.36 feet low. The bass fishing has been good on swimbaits, jerkbaits, and Texas rigs with a creature off the points. Crappie are good using Crappie jigs in 15-20 feet of water. Report by Brandon Burks, Burks Fishing Livescope Trips.
Oak Creek
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 58 degrees; 5.19 feet low. Fishing is slow on the lake right now. Bass fishing is fair, with many smaller catches. Reports of channel catfish success using nightcrawlers off the dock.
Palestine
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 67 degrees; 0.81 feet low. The fall bite is in full swing. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows relating to timber and brush in 12-30 feet of water. Bass are good with a topwater bite early, switching to jigs later in the day. Rely on heavy structures such as the boathouse, brush piles, bridges, and laydowns. Catfish are good on cut bait, chicken liver. You will catch bigger catfish on stinkbait.
Palo Pinto
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 57 degrees; 0.12 feet low. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows near docks and moving deeper than they have been. Catfish are good on the flats using perch, chicken liver, and off docks using minnows. Report by Chelle’s Bait.
Possum Kingdom
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 59 degrees; 0.68 feet low. Possum Kingdom striped bass continues to be on fire. Striped bass to up to 15-pounds are possible from South D&D to Broadway. Look for the birds. Crappies are also excellent up to 2.5-pounds on small minnows and small jigs on submerged structure mid-lake. Largemouth bass are schooling with the sand bass from Hogs Bend to the State Park. Report by Michael Acosta, Unfair Advantage Charters. Catfish are really starting to pick up with plenty of 12-16 inch cats caught on cut shad. Striped bass are good with consistent schooling action and catches using jigs. Report by TJ Ranft, Ranft Guide Service.
Proctor
SLOW. Water clear; 58 degrees; 1.33 feet low. Fishing is slow on the lake at the moment. White bass and hybrid stripers are slow on slabs. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow at Copperas Creek and the dam. Catfish are slow drifting in 15-20 feet of water.
Raven
GOOD. Water stained; 75 degrees. The fall fishing pattern is holding steady so far. Crappie are still good on minnows and jigs around structure. Bass are tougher but catchable with a reaction bite on chatterbaits and buzz baits early and late. Catfish have been slow on cut bait and minnows. The construction crew finished the coffee dam and started pumping water out, so there should be less vibration disrupting the water, which should lead to better fishing.
Ray Hubbard
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 61-63 degrees; 0.97 feet low. White bass are fair on three-fourth ounce slabs with a jig 12-inches above the slab on mid-lake humps and levees in 25-30 feet of water. Small schools are periodically on flats in the late evenings and early mornings using one-half ounce jig heads with three-inch swimbaits. Crappie are fair, suspended in 18-25 feet of water in submerged timber, and starting to stage on the deep flats biting on jigs and minnows. Report by John Varner, John Varner's Guide Service.
Ray Roberts
FAIR; Water lightly stained; 60 degrees; 0.48 feet low. White bass are moving quickly in 20-28 feet of water on main lake points biting on one-ounce silver and chartreuse slabs, with better luck on smaller slabs because the smaller size is most similar to what they are feeding on. The bass are moving quickly, so the bite is best on the bottom using Alabama jigs in 30-35 feet, letting the bait hit bottom and slowly reeling up. The bite is best while the wind is blowing and dies down when the wind does. Crappie are good on main lake brush piles 20-30 feet on minnows, with bigger fish in the Buck Creek area in the standing timber around 20 feet with bait suspended in the 10-12 feet of water.
Richland Chambers
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 62 degrees; 1.90 feet low. Crappie are fair under bridges and on brush piles using minnows in 20 feet of water. White bass are fair on slabs on main lake points, roadbeds, and humps in 25-35 feet of water. Catfish are good on Danny Kings Punch Bait in timber on the Richland Arm near Crab Creek in 25 feet of water. Largemouth bass are fair on plastics and crankbaits on or near points. Report by Royce Simmons, Gone Fishin' Guide Service.
Sam Rayburn
GOOD. Water stained; 68 degrees; 2.98 feet low. Bass are in the creek pockets and points. Crankbaits and spinnerbaits are bringing in the active fish. The crappie bite has slowed, with a few catches in the creeks and river. Catfish continue to move into shallow water and into the creeks. Report by Lynn Atkinson, Reel Um N Guide Service.
Somerville
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 55 degrees; 0.52 feet low. White and hybrid bass are good with white/chartreuse jigging spoons, slabs, and live bait on main lake flats, humps, and points. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in brush piles and timber. Catfish are good with punch bait, chicken liver, and cut bait. Largemouth bass are good with wacky rigs, shaky head jigs, diving crankbaits near the timber, brush piles, and roadbeds.
Spence
FAIR. Water stained; 65 degrees. 37.51 feet low. Fish should be moving to shallower water but still seeking structure. Crappie are good on minnows in structure. Bass are schooling up. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait coming out from flats to deeper water. Blue cats are biting on chicken liver.
Stamford
FAIR. Water stained; 52 degrees; 0.92 feet low. Fish are still in 7-15 feet of water. Crappie are good on live bait and jigs. Catfish are good on live bait. White bass are good on topwater jigs.
Stillhouse
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 68 degrees; 0.83 feet low. The fall patterns continue. White bass are schooling in 45-53 feet of water. When the bite is aggressive, drop MAL Heavy Lures with silver blades and whitetails to fish vertically, and when the bite is holding to the bottom, allow the MAL Heavy Lure with a white blade and chartreuse tail to fish horizontally. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in brush piles and timber. Blue catfish are good with fresh-cut bait and live bait.
Sulphur Springs
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 61 degrees; 4.49 feet low. White bass are good early back to the pockets using chatter bait in water depths 1-3 feet. Try topwaters at first light on the main lake points 1-3 feet deep using a KVD Sexy Dawg. Later, try shaky heads worms with GrandeBass Rattlesnakes or Lake Fork Tackle Baby Ring Fry in 5-8 feet of water. Largemouth bass are good on football jigs, crankbaits, and drop shots working near points, drop-offs, and fallen timber. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in near brush piles and standing timber. Catfish are fair on chicken liver, cut bait, and earthworms.
Tawakoni
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 59 degrees; 1.58 feet low. Seagulls are working, so follow the birds to find the fish. Long shallow structures off the banks are holding fish. White bass are still moving quickly in the shallows 10-11 feet of water. Catches coming on Bonehead tackle small flukes and trolling with a spoon. Report by Omar Cotter, Luck O’the Irish Fishing Guide Service.
Texana
FAIR. Water stained; 67 degrees; 0.45 feet low. Fishing has not changed too much as we are still waiting for water temperatures to drop. Largemouth bass are fair. Crankbaits, jigs, and spinners have been most successful. Crappie are fair with some slowing with jigs under vegetation. Catfish are good on stinkbait, cut bait, and live bait.
Texoma
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 60 degrees; 1.46 feet low. Striped bass are good all over the lake, so follow the bird action to locate the fish. Limits coming in around 1-10 feet of water using slabs, Alabama rigs, and swimbaits. Winter is the best time to catch trophy catfish. Report by John Blasingame, Adventure Texoma Outdoors.
Toledo Bend
GOOD. 57-68 degrees; 4.35 feet low. GOOD. The water level is 167.7, with no generators running and no rain this week. The water is clear in the main lake and feeder creeks. Water temperature in the main lake is running 57-68 degrees, and further back up in the creeks is 57. Largemouth bass are being caught in the early morning in shallow water 4-6 feet on small crankbaits in shad colors and crawfish patterns, Carolina rigs, Texas rig worms, lizards, and craw worms in dark colors. The kayakers have been producing bass casting jerk baits in shallow water (colors: gold with a black back and orange belly and in chrome with a blue back). Flyrodders are using hollow body flies (shad colors), Clouser minnows (chartreuse/white or all black, and topwater Wiggle fish in white). Good numbers of bass are being caught offshore with their electronics using one-half ounce to 1-ounce chrome jigging spoons and deep-diving crankbaits in citrus colors in 12-24 feet of water off points close to deep water near river channels. Crappie are being caught around concrete and bridges as the water warms up in the evening. Catfish bite has been fair on cut bait, shrimp, and punch bait. There's a full moon coming up this week, which means another fish feeding cycle will be at high noon on a Full moon cycle. Get out and fish three days before the full moon and three days after the full moon. Caution: Toledo Bend is very low right now. Be extra careful running the boat lanes as there are many stumps and obstacles. If you don’t know the area, idle in! Safety Reminder: Everyone needs to wear their life jackets (PFDs). Inspect your lanyard (for wear and tear) on your engine kill switch before leaving the boat ramp to ensure they are in good operating conditions. Good luck and tight lines! Report by Captain Steve “Scooby” Stubbe, Mudfish Adventures.
Travis
FAIR. Slightly stained 65 degrees; 18.07 feet low. Finally below 70. Largemouth bass are good off points and in the backs of coves using spinners, baits, crankbaits, and shallow flukes. Secondary spots are biting are main lake points and bluff walls using drop shots and weightless stick baits. Report by Captain Randal Frisbie, Central Texas Fishing Guide.
Twin Buttes
GOOD. Water stained. 61 degrees. 11.99 feet low. White bass are good on artificials and slabs in 20 feet of water. The crappie bite is good and in deeper water suspended at around eight feet, biting on live bait and jigs. The catfish bite is slowing. Report by Captain Michael Peterson, 4 Reel Fun Guide Service.
Tyler
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 63 degrees; 0.80 feet low. Crappie, blue, and channel catfish are good on brush piles using live baits casting from The Crappie house. Bass are good along the grass lines using spinnerbaits in 16 feet of water and starting to stage in 30 feet of water by the dam. Report by Paul Taylor, The Boulders at Lake Tyler.
Waco
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 63 degrees; 2.13 feet low. Largemouth bass are good on topwaters and plastic frogs early in the day, Carolina rigged plastic worms, shad like crankbaits, and football jigs working the timber, creek ledges, and rocky shorelines. Look for schools white bass in the main lake using crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows working bridge pilings and brush piles. Sunfish are good on cut earthworms, crickets, and dough bait working structures such as fallen timber, rock piles, and weeds. Channel and blue catfish are good on chicken liver, punch, and cut bait.
Walter E. Long
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 71 degrees. The fish are feeding up as the water temperatures continue to drop. The bass are schooling deep into the coves, staying within 10-12 feet of water or deep inside the reeds. Catfish are good on chicken liver, live and punch bait. Sunfish are good on crickets, cutworms, and shrimp pieces.
Weatherford
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 52 degrees; 2.42 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on swimbaits, flukes, drop shots, shaky head jigs, and diving crankbaits near fallen timber and rocky shorelines. White bass are good on slabs, swimbaits, and live bait. Crappie are fair on minnows around docks, creeks, and submerged cover. Catfish are good on chicken liver, live, and cut bait.
White River
SLOW. Water stained; 63 degrees; 21.05 feet low. Fishing is slow, with few reports coming in. Largemouth bass and stripers are fair in shallow water using plastics. Crappie are fair on minnows around rock structures. There are a few reports of crappie being caught from the banks. Walleye are good on minnows. Channel catfish are good on dough bait and minnows on the bottom.
Whitney
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 72 degrees; 2.06 feet low. Striped bass are good on live bait, and down rigged jigs from the Island to Bear Creek. Follow the bird actions to locate schooling fish. Report by Michael Acosta, Unfair Advantage Charters.
Worth
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 63 degrees; 1.32 feet low. Bass continue to be sporadic. Crappie are good relating to water under docks and in structures using minnows. Catfish are good in the shallows hitting frozen shad, worms, and large minnows.
Wright Patman
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 60 degrees; 3.86 feet high. Largemouth bass are good on drop shots, shad like crankbaits, and football jigs on humps, flats, and points. White bass are fair on live bait and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near timber and brush piles. Catfish are good on chicken liver, punch or live bait.

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