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Alan Henry
FAIR. Water clear; 70 degrees; 1.96 feet low. Fall fishing is in full swing, and the bite is good. Black bass, spotted bass, and largemouth bass are booming using brim-colored football jigs and trolling with crankbaits. Fish are schooling with a consistent topwater bite from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. using topwater poppers. Crappie are good on minnows seeking out the structures. Catfish are fair on live bait, cut bait, and stinkbait.
Amistad
GOOD. Water clear; 75-77 degrees; 46.28 feet below. Fall fishing patterns are holding steady as the water temperatures decline. Bass are fair using Ned rigs on primary and secondary points, and along the edges of the hydrilla in 15-25 feet of water using Texas rigged worms, craws, and brush hogs. White bass and stripers are good below 20 feet following shad balls. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and cut bait. Remember to stay on the Texas side of the lake unless you possess a Mexican Fishing License.
Arlington
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 74 degrees; 4.73 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; 75 degrees; 1.59 feet low. The water temperature is holding steady in the mid-70s. Channel and blue catfish are good using cheese bait over baited holes. Black and white bass are slow. Crappie are good in deeper water using minnows and jigs.
Athens
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees; 0.15 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair schooling up and moving fast to chase the shad. Try small swimbaits like flukes. Crappie are slow on structures using minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on live bait and earthworms.
Austin
GOOD. Water clear; 81 degrees; 0.66 feet low. Fishing continues to improve as the look cools. Largemouth bass are fair on drop shots, football jigs, craws, diving crankbaits along rock ledges, bluffs, marinas, and main lake points. Sunfish are good on shrimp, cut earthworms, and live crickets along vegetation edges, near boat docks, brush, and rocks. Catfish are good with chicken liver and punch bait.
B.A. Steinhagen
GOOD. Water stained; 75 degrees; 0.79 feet low. Summer fishing patterns persist. Black bass are fair only on the edges of the hot summer days, searching vegetation edges, mid-depth points, and some river structures on jigs, worms, and crankbait. Crappie are fair with minnows on the structure edges and above brush piles. Sunfish are fair with jigs and crickets. Catfish are good day and night on cut and prepped bait.
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; 83 degrees; 1.13 feet low. The Fall pattern has begun as the lake has turnover. 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 fair on minnows in brush piles and timber in water depths 14-25 feet. Catfish are good on chicken liver, live, and cut bait.
Benbrook
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 72 degrees; 6.78 feet low. Fishing has been good and should be shifting to the Fall patterns as the cold fronts roll through. As the temperatures decline, suspended fish should start moving up and feeding. 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 excellent 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; 70 degrees; 1.35 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
Good, Water Stained, 84 degrees; The fall pattern is holding steady this week. Red drum are good slow trolling spoons and crankbaits in open water. Boaters casting spoons and live baits around the dam area are also having success. Shoreline fisherman using tilapia and perch having luck around the southeast side of the lake. Catfish fair on cheese bait and worms around the jetty.
Bridgeport
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 74 degrees; 1.46 feet low. We are shifting into the fall pattern as the lake temperature declines and the fishing pattern is steady. The sand bass are good, feeding heavily and moving fast. Cast slabs in deeper water around humps. Migratory birds are returning to the lake, so you will be able to chase the feeding flocks to find the fish. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in rock structures, docks, and by the bridge. Blue and channel catfish are fair on punch bait and shad drifting flats. Bass are fair on shad patterned crankbaits moving shallower as the lake water cools. All the boat ramps are open.
Brownwood
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 72 degrees; 0.56 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; 80 degrees; 2.43 feet low. Fall cold fronts are rolling in, and we should see the fishing pattern change soon, but it is holding steady for now. Largemouth bass are good with blue, black, or purple Texas-rigged plastic worms, grey flukes, white swimbaits, perch-like crankbaits, and white-bladed spinners. Topwater plugs and plastic frogs are effective early in the morning. Striped bass are good along the river channel with live bait and topwaters early in the day. White bass are good schooling up and biting on swimbaits, slabs, and jigging spoons on main lake points, flats, and humps. Crappie are good on minnows and blue or white jigs working brush piles and timber in 18-24 feet of water. Channel catfish are good on live bait, nightcrawlers, and punch bait. Blue catfish are good on fresh cut bait and live bait.
Caddo
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 79 degrees; 0.20 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
Good, Water Stained, 85 degrees; The Fall pattern is holding steady this week. Red drums are good, shoreline fishermen reeling them in casting tilapia, perch, and shrimp off deep water points. Red drum have also been good for boaters trolling lipless crankbaits, casting spoons, and on live bait around the rocks at the dam. Catfish fair using cut bait and cheese bait for shoreline fisherman and boaters.
Canyon Lake
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 77 degrees; 3.02 feet low. 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; 80 degrees; 1.10 feet low. Sand bass and hybrid bass are good trolling using rigs, slabs, and cut shad. Crappie are excellent in brush piles in 8-12 feet of water and bridge pilings using minnows and jigs. Catfish are good, drifting over humps with cut or live shad.
Choke Canyon
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 70 degrees; 17.04 feet low. Fall is here, and the fishing is really good. Crappie are excellent. 15-20 feet over brush piles minnows and white jigs. Largemouth bass are fair, primarily located in 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 good using shad and carp.
Cisco
GOOD. Water stained; 70 degrees; 2.21 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 have been fair on stinkbait, chicken livers, and cut shad.
Coleman
FAIR. Slightly stained. 71 degrees; 0.57 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. Stained; 84 degrees; 1.24 feet low. Catfish are good in 18-25 feet of water on baited holes using shrimp, liver, or catfish bubblegum. Hybrid bass are improving finding some topwater action, but mainly in 15-25 feet of water chasing bait. Using a deep diver with a pet spoon if trolling, or seeing them on the graph using a �½ ounce jigging for them. Crappie are improving but still stubborn. You will catch them in 13-19 feet of water over structure. Using minnows or jigs, black, and chartreuse, as well as a variety of Lone Star crappie jigs. Black bass shallow using topwater early moving out as the sun comes up in 10-15 feet of water on jigs and Texas rigged creature baits. Use your graph and look for baitfish around structure, trees, laydowns, tires, or rocks. Remember to always wear your life jacket.
Cooper
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 70 degrees. 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; 74 degrees; 1.81 feet low. Fall fishing is good as the temperatures decline. The fish are holding steady to their typical haunts and treats. 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
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 72 degrees; 1.33 feet low. Sand bass are good to excellent evening bite under dock light using slabs. The catfish evening bite is fair, drifting using fresh shad. Black bass are good fishing crankbaits, purple plastic worms rigged Texas-style and football jigs near points, brushy shorelines, and timber. White bass are good with swimbaits, chrome slabs, and live bait fishing flats and humps. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs working near docks, submerged brush, and timber in creeks in 13-25 feet of water.
Falcon
GOOD. Water stained; 81 degrees; 42.35 feet low. Fishing remains consistent as the fish are feeding up on all the baitfish. Catfish are good in the shallows early and late, transitioning midday to 10-15 feet around structures. The best baits are live shad, live tilapia, live perch, trying shad or carp when fresh bait isn't available. Black bass are best on the south end of the lake up to (8-pounds) throwing deep diving crankbaits on rocks or Texas-rigged Senko in brush piles in water depths 10-15 feet of water. Crappie can be found in water depths 15-30 feet in submerged timber and brush piles using live bait or plastic jigs. Black bass are good in the shallows on square bills early morning, moving to 19-20 feet of water as the day heats up. Bigger catches come on jigs, bigger crankbaits, shaky heads, Texas rigs, senkos using watermelon, green pumpkin, and purple colors. Gar fishing has slowed down for the Fall season. Remember to stay on the Texas side unless you possess a Mexican Fishing License.
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
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 77 degrees; 1.92 feet low. Largemouth bass are good. Try topwaters at first light on main lake points and secondary points 1-3 feet deep using a KVD Sexy Dawg and Yellow Magics. Early morning bite in water depths 2-5 feet mid cove to the backs of coves using Z-Man chatterbaits. Later, try shaky head worms with Xcite XV1 square bill crankbait shad and brim colors in 1-3 feet timber. The mid-morning bite is in 10-15 feet of water, and the bream beds using Carolina or Texas rigs, Xcite raptor craw 3-6 feet timber. Shallow to get baitfish. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near brush piles, bridge pillars, and timber. Catfish are good using dough bait in 25-35 feet of water.
Ft. Phantom Hill
GOOD. Water stained; 73 degrees; 0.32 feet low. Easing into the Fall fishing patterns as the water temperature declines. White bass will start relating heavily to structure in main lake points and humps. They are heavily assembled in 10-20 feet. Surface action is usually strong this time of year. Fish are plentiful as the water level starts coming down into a more comfortable range. Once you find them, enjoy the bounty! Slabs and spoons become an excellent go-to bait as it falls faster and usually catches fish in the fall or as soon as it's retrieved. Try Cotton Cordell spoons.
Gibbons Creek
GOOD. Water stained; 70 degrees; 2.17 feet low. Fall fishing is good. White bass bite is good schooling up. 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; 1.66 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on drop shots, spinnerbaits, shaky head jigs, crankbaits working near timber, docks, points, and grass lines. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in brush piles, under boat docks, and near brush piles. White bass are good on slabs and jigging spoons on points, flats, and humps. Hybrid stripers are good on spoons, swimbaits, and live bait. Catfish are good on punch bait and live bait.
Granbury
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 70 degrees; 0.01 feet low. Water temperatures are in the mid to upper 70's, and the fishing is good for many species. Largemouth bass catches have been good to excellent, 7 pounds, typically on spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics on a Texas rig worked near main lake points and many in the back of sloughs and up in the river. Sand bass continues to be good on many areas of the lake on slabs, and spinners fished in 10-15 feet of water near channel ledges. Look for schooling fish on the surface. Striped bass are feeding next to these schools of sand bass, looking for an easy meal. Live shad or slabs are putting striped bass to 10 pounders in the boat, with most of the fish being caught on the lower ends from Decordova to the dam. Crappies are good to excellent on small minnows and jigs in numerous places, generally near structures like standing timber or bridge pilings, with some catches in the back of creeks. Catfish are good to excellent on cut shad on many areas of the lake. Night-time catfishing has been good.
Granger
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 79 degrees; 0.11 feet high. Cooler water temperatures should make for some good fishing. 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; 73 degrees; 1.11 feet low. Check the weather forecast before heading out this week. The water is slightly murky from the rain, but the fish are biting, so don't be discouraged. Fish are hungry, feeding up for the fall, so they are biting everything. Watch all wildlife because they will point you to schools of fish. White bass are good. Look to long shallow points and edge of humps in deeper water 18-24 feet of water with jigging spoons and Irish minnows. Fish slightly above the suspended schools. Largemouth bass are fair on spinners, shaky heads, Texas-rigged plastic worms, swimbaits, and diving crankbaits near brush piles, points, and docks. Crappie are fair on minnows in marinas and brush piles. Catfish are fair on chicken liver, live bait, and earthworms.
Greenbelt
SLOW. Water stained; 74 degrees; 38.76 feet low. Fishing is very slow heading into Fall. Very few reports of catches or action on the lake.
Houston County
GOOD. Water stained; 74 degrees; 0.26 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; 74 degrees; 1.24 feet low. Another great weekend on Hubbard Creek. White bass fishing is excellent on main lake points and around islands. Roostertail-style bait continues to outperform other tactics.
Jacksonville
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 69 degrees; 0.50 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; 76 degrees; 0.54 feet low. Largemouth bass are good off of structure in 20-25 feet of water using Carolina rigs, and red shad. Catching slot to 7-pounders around the dam and old marina off of points. As the weather cools the lake off, you may even see them as shallow as 10 feet. 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; 78 degrees; 0.35 feet high. Fishing has been good. Bass are fair on Carolina or Texas rigs, diving crankbaits off drop-offs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs near brush piles, fallen timber, and deep creek bends and ledges. Catfish are good with punch bait or cut bait.
Lavon
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 78 degrees; 3.72 feet low. The leaves are changing colors, but the fishing remains consistent. Bluegill sunfish are good. White bass are slow schooling up. Try casting 1-ounce slabs in white. Crappie are good, trolling over submerged timber in water depths of 14 feet. Black bass are great using Tattle Tale worms, creature baits, and 3 foot and 12-foot divers. The lake is down, leaving many of the structures high and dry, so they are starting to pull back into deeper water around the structures, making them easier to target. The bass are using the cover to ambush shad in the morning.
LBJ
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 80 degrees; 0.67 feet low. The fishing pattern is holding steady. White bass are schooling up with some topwater action. Fish near main lake channels, flats, and humps with live bait, swimbaits, and slabs. Black bass are fair on plastic worms, football jigs, swimbaits, and diving crankbaits worked near rocky shorelines, main lake points, and timber in water depths 14-28 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse jigs around brush piles in water depths 12-18 feet. Lots of small crappie, but keep working it, and you'll leave with a few keepers. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers, live bait, and cut bait.
Lewisville
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees; 1.21 feet low. Check the weather forecast before heading out this week. Fish are hungry, feeding up for the fall, so they are biting everything. Watch all wildlife because they will point you to schools of fish. White bass are good. Look to long shallow points and edge of humps in deeper water 18-24 feet of water with jigging spoons and Irish minnows. Fish slightly above the suspended schools. Black bass are good fishing points, timber, and brush using Texas-rigged plastic worms, drop shots, crankbaits, flutter spoons, and shaky head jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in 15-20 feet of water. Catfish are good using fresh-cut shad on flats.
Limestone
GOOD. Water clear; 81 degrees; 1.39 feet low. Fishing has been good and should be shifting to the Fall patterns as the cold fronts roll through. As the water temperature starts to decline, the fish should start moving up. Start the day off with topwater action for largemouth bass, then transition to 17 feet of water using Carolina rigs, Texas rigs, crankbaits, and jigs. Crappie are suspended around brush, standing timber, and power lines in water depths 12-18 feet. Whitebass are schooling throughout the day in 1-17 feet of water. Throw silver slab spoons to hook a few.
Livingston
FAIR. Slightly stained; 72 degrees; 0.25 feet low. White bass are good in 15-30 feet of water using �¾ reaper slabs, 1/16 ounce Texas teaser, duck tracker slabs, and white slabs. They are starting to school at the top - you just have to find them. Black bass are fair around timber structures using chartreuse or white spinnerbaits, silver and blue rattletraps, topwater baits. Hybrid bass and stripers are slow. Blue catfish are fair in the shallows using cut shad and cut buffalo in 8-12 feet of water. Gar fishing is good.
Martin Creek
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 80 degrees; 1.64 feet low. 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; 70 degrees; 43.46 feet low. Fall fishing is still pretty consistent. Black bass are fair picking your spots deep below ledges and points 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
FAIR. Water stained; 72 degrees; 50.40 feet low. The fish are really putting the feed bag on, and the bite is on fire. South Canyon docks are great for white bass using rooster tails, white jigs, grub, and shallow running crankbait. The walleye and catfish are still a few cranks off the bottom using minnows.
Millers Creek
GOOD. Water stained; 72 degrees; 0.88 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, blood, and liver-prepared baits.
Naconiche
GOOD. Water stained; 77 degrees. The pre-fall pattern transition is in full swing. Largemouth bass are good, schooling up and chasing bait balls down creek channels to the back of the bays. Suspended bass are biting on shad imitation baits such as chatter bait, underpins, and jerk baits. The bass are relating to the bottom of the lake in less than 14 feet of water biting on Texas rigs and crankbaits. The crappie population is good. Catfish are slow.
Nasworthy
GOOD. Water murky; 72 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
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 68 degrees; 0.91 feet low. Crappie are good on jigs tipped with minnows around timber, docks, and main lake brush piles. Catfish are good with chicken liver, punch bait, and nightcrawlers. White bass are good on white slabs, chartreuse swimbaits, and live bait. Black bass are good with blue or purple plastic worms, swimbaits, shaky head jigs, crankbaits near brush piles, timber, and drop-offs.
O.C. Fisher
FAIR. Water stained; 70 degrees. 41.32 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; 70 degrees; 14.85 feet low. The fish are biting. Bass are good on a variety of moving baits such as swimbaits, jerk baits, topwaters. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, live, and cut bait.
Oak Creek
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 71 degrees; 4.76 feet low. Largemouth bass remain good at first light with topwater. Moving to structures like boulders, fallen timber, and flooded vegetation with Texas rigged worms, crankbait, and jigs. Crappie are good on live minnows suspended and jigs moving through and understructure. White bass are fair in deep parts of the lake. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, live bait, and cut bait.
Palestine
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 80 degrees; 0.56 feet low. Crappie good on jigs and minnows relating to timber and brush in 12-30 feet of water. Bass are good early morning with a better bite in the evenings using crankbaits. Relating heavily to structures such as the boathouse, brush piles, bridges, and laydowns. Palestine is a unique lake in that it has 7 submerged bridges. Catfish are good on cut bait, chicken liver. Eater catfish on stinkbait.
Palo Pinto
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees; 0.02 feet high. Largemouth bass are good on deeper points, humps, ridges, and brushy shorelines with silver spoons, crankbaits, flukes, and football jigs. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows near bridge columns and brush piles. White bass are fair on slabs, jigging spoons, and live bait near humps, points, and flats. Hybrid bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are good on cut bait, earthworms, and chicken liver.
Possum Kingdom
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 73 degrees; 0.53 feet low. Sandbass are good near Peanut Patch and Broadway. Striped bass are located from South D&D to Broadway and are biting on pony head jigs with a white curly tail trailer trolling with downriggers. Live shad is also effective in catching striped bass from Bee Creek to Hogs Bend in 15 to 30 ft of water. Catfish can be found in heavy brush using cut bait. Crappie bite is fair.
Proctor
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 76 degrees; 0.99 feet low. 1 foot low. Sand bass and hybrid striper are fair on 1/2 ounce slabs. Black bass are slow on purple worms. Catfish are fair drifting in the main lake and at the very back of Onion Valley on jugs. Crappie are fair on jigs in 12-15 feet of water.
Raven
GOOD. Water stained; 82 degrees. As the water temperature continues to cool the fall pattern is holding steady. Baitfish are schooling, and the fish are schooling up feeding. Bass are fair with swim jigs along the grass walls. The crappie are good on minnows and jigs. The catfish are still excellent on cut bait at night.
Ray Hubbard
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees; 1.75 feet low. White bass are good early on flats throwing 3-inch swimbaits with a 1/4 ounce jig head. Look on structure in 22-30 feet of water using �¾ ounce slabs. Crappie are fair around sinking brush with ⅛ ounce jigs, rubber bodies, and minnows.
Ray Roberts
FAIR; Water lightly stained; 74 degrees; 0.67 feet low. White bass fishing is good on the early morning topwater bite, then transitioning to deeper water later in the day with slabs and jigging spoons on points, humps, and ridges. Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits, spinners, and jigs near timber, rip rac, and drop-offs. Crappie are fair on minnows around timber, bridge columns, and in brush piles. Catfish are good on chicken liver and cut bait.
Richland Chambers
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 77 degrees; 1.38 feet low. White bass and hybrids are slow, and the black bass are fair on or near points. Crappie are good on minnows near bridge pilings, brush piles, and timber. Catfish are good on cut bait, punch bait in 25-30 feet of water. Bream fishing is good with dough bait, cut earthworms, and live crickets.
Sam Rayburn
GOOD. Water stained; 74 degrees; 2.32 feet low. Fishing patterns are holding steady. Largemouth bass are starting feed-up on shad and moving to shallower waters. The topwater action is good using topwater frogs and spinnerbaits. Schooling bass are good on crankbaits off the flats in 6-15 feet of water. Try Carolina jigs in 18-25 feet of water off of points. Crappie are starting to migrate to deeper water 10-22 feet and North into the river and creeks. Topwater frog bite is getting better in the early morning as more grass begins to emerge, fish are schooling on flats, and the off-shore bite is good off ridges and points.
Somerville
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 83 degrees; 0.21 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; 78 degrees. 36.81 feet low. Fishing continues to be slow but should improve as the lake starts to cool. Fish are still in deeper waters. Black bass are fair working steep rocky ledges and deep structures. White bass, hybrid bass, and crappie are slow. 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; 71 degrees; 0.54 feet low. Fishing remains steady as we enter the Fall season. Largemouth bass are good fishing north near the dam, and plant depths on Carolina rigged soft plastic worms and jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs on fallen timber and humps. White bass are fair on points with live shad. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait.
Stillhouse
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 0.75 feet low. The Fall pattern has begun as the lake has turnover. 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; 78 degrees; 3.78 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; 76 degrees; 1.09 feet low. Blue catfish are good on fresh cut bait and live bait. Channel catfish are good on punch bait and cut bait. Largemouth Bass are good on diving crankbaits, Texas-rigged plastic worms, football jigs, and bladed spinners near rocky areas, docks, and flats. Crappie are good on minnows and black/chartreuse jigs around brush piles, docks, and bridge pilings. White bass are moving fast. Troll constantly to keep your bait moving over structures. Stripers are fair, not seeing quite as many as early summer. Catfishing is good on this lake.
Texana
FAIR. Water stained; 74 degrees; 1.27 feet low. Summer fishing patterns persist, with early and evening bites bringing the most success. Largemouth bass remain fair fishing summer cover along deep and steep drops. 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; 70 degrees; 2.08 feet low. Bass are good shallow early morning bite for your bigger bass on topwater pencil poppers, deeper later in the day for your boxfish (under 20-inches) using 2-ounce slabs on Assasin Jigs ledges around flats.
Toledo Bend
FAIR. 68-72 degrees; 4.09 feet low. Because the water level is 167.9, the generators are not running. And, there has not been any rain this week! The water is clear in the main lake and feeder creeks. Water temperature in the main lake is running 68-72 degrees, and further back up in the creeks is 68 degrees. Largemouth bass fishing has been fair in deep water with crankbaits, spinners, worms, and drop shots on the points leading to creeks. The crappie bite is still in deep water (20 – 25 ft.) on the vertical structure using small minnows and jigs. The catfish bite has been good on punch baits and fresh shad. Watch your Moon phase chart or app for your best bite and times for this week. Good luck and tight lines! 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.
Travis
FAIR. Water clear; 71 degrees; 18.22 feet low. Largemouth bass are good with red, purple, or black Carolina rigged plastic worms, football jigs, shad-like crankbaits, and bladed spinners around docks, points, rock ledges, and brush piles. White bass are good with jigging spoons, slabs, and live bait working main lake points, channel ledges, and flats. Stripers action along the main river channel is good with live bait and trolling striper rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows near docks, brush piles, and creeks. Catfish are fair on punch bait, chicken liver, and live baits.
Twin Buttes
FAIR. Water Stained. 75 Degrees. 11.93 feet low. Black bass are good moving shallower in 11 feet of water biting on live baits. White bass are suspended in open water around 25 feet. Crappie are good catching limits in structures using live baits. Channel catfish are good on prepared baits, with bigger fish up to 9-pounds on fresh cut shad.
Tyler
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 78 degrees; 0.55 feet low. Black bass are good on tubes, football jigs, crankbaits, and Carolina-rigged plastic worms near points, flats, and brush piles. Crappie continue to be good on minnows and jigs in timber and brush piles in 13-15 feet of water. Catfish are good on cut bait, chicken liver, and punch bait. White bass are good with slabs and swimbaits. Bream are good with dough bait, live crickets, or cutworms.
Waco
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 77 degrees; 1.38 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; 80 degrees. We are approaching a very active fishing period as the water cools to the lower 80s. The bass are schooling deep into the coves, staying within 10-12 feet of water or deep inside the reeds. As the clouds break and winds blow, the bass are schooling in 12 packs. The schooling, or feeding frenzies, will occur more often as the water continues to cool a few more degrees. Catfish are good on chicken liver, live and punch bait. Sunfish are good on crickets, cutworms, and shrimp pieces.
Weatherford
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees; 1.96 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; 66 degrees; 20.40 feet low. Fishing continues to be slow. Largemouth bass and stripers are fair in shallow water using plastics. Crappie are fair on minnows around rock structures. Walleye are good on minnows. Channel catfish are good on dough bait and minnows on the bottom.
Whitney
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 74 degrees; 1.58 feet low. Striped bass are schooling in numbers near McCown Valley and near the Island. Swimbaits and rattle traps will put fish in the boat. Live shad is effective on mid-lake humps and near the State Park. Whitney crappie limits are common near Steel Creek. Largemouth bass to 7 pounds are possible near most creek entrances, with some good reports coming from Cedron Creek.
Worth
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees; 1.05 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair with shaky head jigs, diving crankbaits, and Carolina rigged plastic worms working points, brushy shorelines, and boat docks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs working brush piles, timber that lines a creek channel or drop-off, and under docks. Catfish are good on earthworms, chicken liver, and punch bait.
Wright Patman
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 77 degrees; 3.83 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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