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Alan Henry
FAIR. Water clear; 84 degrees; 1.24 feet low. The fall fishing pattern transition is just around the corner as the lake temperature begins to decline. There has been a massive shad spawn as well bringing the fish out to feed. Black bass, spotted bass and largemouth bass are good with success using earthworms. Fish are schooling up so use depth finders to locate. Fish with jigs and earthworms. Crappie are good on minnows seeking out the structures. Catfish are fair on live bait, cut bait and stink bait.
Amistad
GOOD. Water clear; 78 degrees; 46.12 feet below. Summer fishing patterns persist. Bass are good on edges of the vegetation in 12-15 feet of water using Texas rigged worms, craws the grass, drop shot and Ned rigs on primary and secondary points. White bass are good below 20 feet. 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; 79 degrees; 3.56 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 slightly stained; 80 degrees; 1.18 feet low. The water temperature is starting to dip down, but not enough to change the fishing patterns just yet. Channel and blue catfish are good using cheese bait over baited holes or drifting with fresh cut shad. There is plenty of shad to be found, when you find it you may find other catches mixed in. Black and white bass are slow. Crappie are good in deeper water using minnows and jigs.
Athens
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 91 degrees; 0.02 feet high. Largemouth bass are good on jigs, crankbaits and Carolina rigged plastic worms working the docks, humps and road beds with some top water action early and late in the day. Crappie are good with minnows and jigs near timber, brush piles and boat docks. Catfish are good on live bait and earthworms. Sunfish are good on doubt bait, crickets and cut earthworms.
Austin
GOOD. Water clear; 79 degrees; 0.59 feet low. The water is beginning to cool down, and we should see Fall fishing patterns coming soon. Largemouth bass are fair on drop shots, football jigs, craws and 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; 78 degrees; 0.87 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; 90 degrees. The water is beginning to cool down, and we should see Fall fishing patterns coming soon. Largemouth bass are good fishing football jigs, crank baits 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; 79 degrees; 0.64 feet low. The water is beginning to cool down, and we should see Fall fishing patterns coming soon. Black bass are good on blue flecked Texas rigged plastic worms, chartreuse swim jigs and bladed spinners. White Bass are good on the main lake points, flats and humps using white/chartreuse jigging spoons and slabs. Hybrid stripers are fair with live bait and pearl swimbaits in the main lake along the channel edges where bait is present. 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; 80 degrees; 4.81 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; 79 degrees; 0.94 feet low. Black bass are good on crank baits, 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; Stained; 77 degrees. Red drum have been fair on spoons and crankbaits in 10-20 feet of water. Shoreline fishermen are having success using live perch and tilapia. Catfish have been fair on shrimp and cheese bait.
Bridgeport
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 76 degrees; 0.25 feet low. Black bass are fair on crankbaits, blue or purple Texas rigged plastic worms, pearl flukes and shaky head jigs working rip rac, points, timber and channel ledges. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs working bridge pilings, timber and brush piles. White bass are good on main lake channels and flats with live bait, jigging spoons and slabs. Hybrid stripers are good along the main lake channel with live baits. Catfish are good on shrimp, live bait and prepared bait.
Brownwood
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees; 0.08 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; 78 degrees; 2.44 feet low. The water is beginning to cool down, and we should see Fall fishing patterns coming soon. 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 on swimbaits, slabs and jigging spoons on main lake points, flats and humps. Crappie are good on minnows and white/chartreuse jigs working brush piles and timber near deeper 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; 80 degrees; 0.28 feet high. Largemouth bass are good working crankbaits, flipping jigs, buzz baits, wacky rigs and drop shots near creek channels and 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, night crawlers and punch bait.
Calaveras
FAIR; Slightly Stained; 77 degrees. Red drum fair on tilapia and perch from the shoreline. Boaters are also finding success on spoons and crankbaits. Catfish have been fair on cutbait and cheese bait.
Canyon Lake
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees; 3.05 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 road beds. 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
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 82 degrees; 0.58 feet low. Largemouth bass are good with chartreuse flukes, diving crankbaits and Texas rigged plastic worms near brush piles, docks and timber in 14-28 feet of water. Hybrids and sand bass are good on main lake points, humps and flats using spoons, slabs and live bait. Crappie are slowing down as the lake turns to the fall pattern. Stick with it and you will find a few, try using minnows and jigs in brush piles, beneath boat docks and bridges. Catfish are good using live bait, punch bait and chicken liver.
Choke Canyon
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 79 degrees; 16.78 feet low. Water temperatures are starting to decline, and as the cold front roll through we should see the fishing patterns change in the next few weeks. Crappie are fair on brush piles in 20 feet of water with jigs and minnows. Fish the trees in 20-30 feet of water using minnows or white jigs. Largemouth bass are fair, primarily located in deep brush in water depth 20-25 feet. Can also be found in water depths 12-15 feet and in the hydrilla patches throughout the lake. Slow moving baits along the bottom or swimming/vibrating jigs and flukes along the weed edge. Catfish continue to seek deeper water but can be caught 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; 1.84 feet low. As the heat continues the fishing remains the same. 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 stink bait, chicken livers, and cut shad.
Coleman
FAIR. Slightly stained. 79 degrees; 0.37 feet low. Hybrid stripers are fair on rattle traps 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; 1.28 feet low. Catfish are starting to improve more with the cooler water temperatures. Look in 16-22 feet of water, still getting a lot of small ones on baited holes using chicken liver and shrimp. Hybrid striped bass have been hit or miss with some white bass running with them. Try jigging �½ ounce to 1 ounce spoons, or using live bait with many small ones. Make sure to check the tooth patch versus a white bass. Crappie are slow, getting a better morning bite than afternoon in 14-22 feet of water over structure using minnows, Lone Star Crappie Jigs have been working better. Black bass have been better in 6-16 feet of water finding them in and around structures such as tires, rocks, and trees. Always wear your life jacket.
Cooper
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 79 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; 85 degrees; 1.70 feet low. White bass 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 State Park. Catfish are good on shad. Deeper water holding the fish.
Eagle Mountain
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees; 01.09 feet low. 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. Catfish are good on chicken liver, live and punch bait.
Falcon
GOOD. Water stained; 79 degrees; 41.48 feet low. 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. Trophy catfish can be found in shallow flats in the morning and evening then transition to deeper waters during the day using fresh cut bait. Keeper catfish can be found in 10-20 feet of water in submerged trees and man made brush piles using punch bait, stink bait, cheese bait and finger sized shad. Crappie can be found in water depths 15-30 feet in submerged timber and brush piles using live bait or plastic jigs. Alligator gar are good on cut bait, preferably carp, fishing bottom and top, coves and shallow flats with submerged vegetation. 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 are coming on jigs, bigger crankbaits, shaky heads, Texas rigs, senkos using watermelon and green pumpkin, purple colors. 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; 80 degrees; 1.46 feet low. White bass are good early back to the pockets using chatterbait in water depths 1-3 feet. Try topwaters at first light on 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. Early morning bite in water depths 2-5 feet using Z-Man chatterbaits. The mid morning bite is in 10-15 feet of water and the bream beds using Carolina or Texas rigs, 10-inch worms in blue or green flake. Transitioning midday to shad colored deep diving Bill Norman DD22 crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near brush piles, bridges and timber. Catfish are good using chicken liver, cut and live bait.
Ft. Phantom Hill
GOOD. Water stained; 83 degrees; 0.30 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. Heavily congregated in 10-20 feet. Surface action is usually strong this time of year. Fish are in an incredibly positive attitude as water level starts coming down into a more comfortable range leading to increased morale. Once you find them they gang up heavily and easily play. 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; 80 degrees; 2.70 feet low. Summer fishing patterns persist, best bites early morning and evening. Largemouth bass are fair fishing over brush with several suspended per location. Drag over spinners, worms, and crankbait. White bass bite is good on topwaters. Crappie are fair on jigs in water depths 14-16 feet, off drop-offs using minnows jigs. Channel blue catfish are good on live bait, and stink bait all throughout the lake. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Graham
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 84 degrees; 1.49 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on drop shots, spinner baits, shaky head jigs and crankbaits working near timber, docks, points and grass lines. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in brush piles and 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; 76 degrees; 0.35 feet low. Seagulls have returned to the area which is a sign that Fall is on the horizon. Soon you will be able to track their diving feeding to find the fish. 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. The fish on Granbury are healthy and only going to get bigger as they feed on the abundant bait fish. Recent reports of sand bass are good using slabs on mainly mid lake from Decordova Estates to in town by the Shores. Black bass reported as good to 7-pounds on crankbaits and soft plastics fished near main lake points and near deeper shaded docks. Striped bass are good to 10-pounds fished near channel ledges close to feeding flats from Indian Harbor to Blue Water Shores. Catfish continue to be good to excellent on cut shad all over the lake. Crappie limits are common on small minnows and jigs fished from the Peninsula to the 51 bridge.
Granger
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 78 degrees; 0.03 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
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 80 degrees; 0.07 feet high. Largemouth bass are fair on spinners, shaky heads, Texas rigged plastic worms, swimbaits and diving crankbaits near brush piles, points and docks. White bass are good near main lake channels, flats and points using slabs, swimbaits and jigging spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows in marinas and brush piles. Catfish are fair on chicken liver, live bait and earthworms.
Greenbelt
SLOW. Water stained; 87 degrees; 38.45 feet low. The weather is cooling off and we should be sliding into the Fall pattern soon. Until then, the lake is low and water temperature high, throwing the fishing off. Success jug fishing on live bait for catfish has been reported.
Houston County
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 78 degrees; 0.21 feet below. Largemouth bass are good moving up as the water cools down in water depths of 1-14 feet. Use topwater frogs for the early morning bite and crankbaits or Carolina rigs in the afternoon. Crappie are good, suspended around brush and standing timber in water depths 12-18 feet using minnows. Whitebass are schooling from the surface to 20 feet of water, and biting on silver slab spoons.
Hubbard Creek
GOOD. Water clear; 79 degrees; 0.73 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. Heavily congregated in 10-25 feet. Surface action is usually strong this time of year. Fish are in an incredibly positive attitude as water level starts coming down into a more comfortable range leading to increased morale. Once you find them they gang up heavily and easily play. 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.
Jacksonville
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 71 degrees; 0.31 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 timber and brush piles. Catfish are good on punch bait and cut bait.
Joe Pool
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 80 degrees; 0.04 feet high. Largemouth bass are good fishing wacky worms, drop shots and shaky head jigs along rocky shorelines, flats and drop-offs. Crappie are good near brush piles on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on chicken liver, punch bait and cut bait.
Lake O' the Pines
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 80 degrees; 0.32 feet low. Largemouth bass are good on blue or black Texas rigged plastic worms, diving crankbaits, football jigs and pearl swimbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near brush piles, fallen timber and deep creek bends and ledges. Catfish are good with punch bait, earth worms or cut bait.
Lavon
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 79 degrees; 2.31 feet low. Crappie are good midday until dark in 10-20 feet of water. Seek out submerged timber and brush piles using minnows and jigs. White bass are poor, search in 10-20 feet of water on main lake points using white slabs and live shad. Swimbaits thrown at shoreline on main points produce some keepers. Black bass are great on watermelon colored Carolina rigs, and red paddle tails in rocks, brush piles and concrete submerged in 5-20 feet of water. There is also an early morning bite with topwater spooks. Catfish are great on cut shad or sunfish in 15-25 feet of water drifting creek channels, humps and points.
LBJ
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 77 degrees; 0.63 feet low. 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 around brush piles, rock ledges and docks. White bass are good near main lake channels, flats and humps with live bait, swimbaits and slabs. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers, live bait and cut bait.
Lewisville
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 79 degrees; 0.38 feet low. Black bass are good fishing points, timber and brush using Texas rigged plastic worms, drop shots, crankbaits, flutter spoons and shaky head jigs. White bass are good on live bait, slabs and swimbaits on main lake flats, humps and points. 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; 0.77 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. Largemouth bass are starting the day off with topwater action, then transitioning 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. Stained; 81 degrees; 0.15 feet low. Fish should be more active as the rainfall cools the water temperature. Fishermen are reporting more topwater action. Fishing patterns are still in the summer pattern, waiting for the first cold front to change. White bass are good following shad in deeper water. Success around Pine Island, Dove Island, and Governor’s Point has been reported. Black bass are fair using jigs, weighted worms, crankbait, and topwater. The best habitats have been points, and working vegetation. Striped bass are fair moving around the bridge. Crappie are good with jigs working vegetation and above some structures deeper than 10 feet depth. Catfish are good in 30 feet of water on live baits, and stink bait.
Martin Creek
GOOD . Water slightly stained; 80 degrees; 1.02 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; 76 degrees; 42.01 feet low. Black bass are fair picking your spots deep below ledges and points with crankbait, 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; 75 degrees; 49.77 feet low. Walleye are still skinny but as the water temperature drops closer to 70-degrees they strap on the feeding bag. Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white bass, and catfish are being caught all day. Seek out points and deep humps for a few more weeks until the water temperature drops. Best baits will be minnows and shad, then crawlers and artificials.
Millers Creek
GOOD. Water stained; 76 degrees; 0.38 feet low. Summer fishing patterns persist. 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 slightly stained; 78 degrees. Summer fishing patterns persist. Largemouth bass are good, moving out from standing and fallen timber with worms and jigs, and vegetation with topwater, jigs, or worms. Crappie are fair on jigs seeking shade. Sunfish are fair on jigs and crickets. Catfish are good on dough balls, cut and live bait.
Nasworthy
GOOD. Water Murky; 82 degrees. 0.93 feet low. Black bass are great as heat drives bass to shelter and deeper water. Worms, spinners, and crankbait are good suspending above brush and fallen timber. Crappie are good but slowing with jigs. White bass are fair mid depth. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits throughout the lake.
Navarro Mills
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 80 degrees; 0.54 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 and crankbaits near brush piles, timber and drop-offs.
O.C. Fisher
FAIR. Water stained; 82 Degrees. 40.92 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 some bigger 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; 79 degrees; 14.61 feet low. Largemouth bass and white bass are great using half inch pumpkinseed jigs, and ten-inch power worms. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are good on stink bait, live, and cut bait.
Oak Creek
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 72 degrees; 4.34 feet low. Summer fishing patterns persist. 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 under structure. 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; 0.21 feet low. Largemouth bass are good working perch like crankbaits, shaky head jigs, drop shots and swimbaits working brush, flats, brush piles and points. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around brush piles, docks, bridge columns and timber. Hybrid stripers are good on live bait and swimbaits. White bass are good on slabs and jigging spoons on main lake points, channel ledges and flats. Catfish are good on punch bait and chicken liver.
Palo Pinto
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 83 degrees; 0.41 feet low. 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 slightly stained; 78 degrees; 0.30 feet low. Fishing is starting to transition into the Fall pattern. Stripers are good using jigs and divers while trolling. There are also reports using live bait on the lower ends of the lake. Catfish are good on cut shad fished in heavy submerged trees. Crappie are fair.
Proctor
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 74 degrees; 0.59 feet low. Largemouth bass are good on Texas rigged plastic worms, diving crankbaits, flukes and football jigs near main lake points, road beds, humps and rocky shorelines. Hybrid stripers are good in shallow water 8-10 feet. Sand bass are good in 8-10 feet of water off points. Try �¾ ounce cordell spoons for hybrids and sand bass. Crappie are good with minnows and jigs near timber and brush piles in water ranging 14-28 feet. Catfish are good on cut bait, and earthworms. All fishing is slow on live baits.
Raven
GOOD. Water stained; 82 degrees. The fishing at raven has been slow on crappie, best with minnows in the 6-10 feet of water. Bass are a tough bite, but catchable on junebug finesse worms Ned rigged or drop shot along the grass. Some action on weightless flukes. Catfish has been excellent on cut perch.
Ray Hubbard
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 80 degrees; 1.02 feet low. White bass schooling early morning throughout the later morning on flats adjacent to river channels. Later morning schooling in deep water in windward coves. Try inline spinners with no. 2 blades. Fish relating to structure in lower lake humps 22-28 feet deep. Success with 3/4 ounce chartreuse slabs dropped and reeled up 5 cranks fast.
Ray Roberts
FAIR; Water lightly stained; 76 degrees; 0.19 feet high. 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; 81 degrees; 0.94 feet low. Largemouth bass are good on drop shots, shaky head jigs, Texas rigged plastic worms and shad like crankbaits fishing near points, docks and rocky shorelines. White bass and hybrids are good on live bait, slabs and swimbaits near main lake flats, humps and points. Crappie are good on minnows near bridge pilings, brush piles and timber. Catfish are good on cut bait, punch bait and chicken liver. Bream fishing is good with dough bait, cut earthworms and live crickets.
Sam Rayburn
GOOD. Water stained; 80 degrees; 1.30 feet low. The fish are still in the summer pattern, but as the cold fronts move the fish are transitioning into the Fall patterns. Largemouth bass are starting feed-up on shad and moving to shallower waters. Schooling bass are good on crankbaits off the flats. Crappie are starting to migrate to deeper water, and North into the river and creeks. Topwater frog bite is getting better early morning as more of the 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; 79 degrees; 0.15 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 and diving crankbaits near the timber, brush piles and road beds.
Spence
FAIR. Water stained; 78 degrees. 36.31 feet low. Fishing has been slow, look in deeper waters as the heat persists and water temperature increases. 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; 78 degrees; 0.09 feet low. Fishing patterns remain consistent. 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; 81 degrees; 0.25 feet low. Black bass are good on drop shots, shad like crankbaits and spinners working vegetation, grass lines and hydrilla beds early in the day, then deeper water and timber with football jigs, diving crankbaits and Texas rigged plastic worms. Smallmouth bass are good with plastic grubs, small spoons and rooster tails near rocky shorelines, rock ledges and drop-offs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in brush piles and timber. White bass are good on slabs and live bait off main lake points, humps and drop-offs. Channel catfish are good with night crawlers and punch bait. Blue catfish are good with fresh-cut bait and live bait.
Sulphur Springs
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 91 degrees; 2.88 feet low. White bass are good early back to the pockets using chatterbait in water depths 1-3 feet. Try topwaters at first light on 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; 80 degrees; 0.68 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. White bass and hybrid stripers are good on swimbaits, slabs and live bait near the main lake channel, flats, drop-offs and humps. Crappie are good on minnows and black/chartreuse jigs around brush piles, docks and bridge pilings.
Texana
FAIR. Water stained; 77 degrees; 0.71 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 stink bait, cut bait, and live bait.
Texoma
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 76 degrees; 1.73 feet low. Striped bass are good on live bait along the river channel with some top water action at sunrise. White bass are good on silver slabs and white swimbaits. Largemouth bass are good fishing flukes, shaky head jigs, crankbaits and Texas rigged plastic worms. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near boathouses, timber near a channel and brush piles. Catfish are good on earthworms, chicken liver and live bait.
Toledo Bend
GOOD. 74 degrees; 3.83 feet low. The tree leaves are starting to fall and the bass are starting their Fall transition following shad to the back of the creek on Toledo Bend Lake. The water level is 167.8 with no generators running. Our best bite for bass has been on a Topwater Fly popper (Coola Popper in Fire Tiger color, #2/0 hook) in the backcountry of Toledo Bend Lake. T-Bend has had a light rain for the last couple of days. Prime time for all types of topwater lures. Just a heads up… water has cooled down 15 degrees in the last 2 weeks, 74-degrees now! Bluegill perch are still hovering around their nests with the full Moon phase. You can catch these aggressive perch in shallow waters 1-3 feet under shaded banks using Mudfish 3 WT fiberglass fly rod, or an old school cane pole using a split shot and bobber with live crickets or live worms. The Crappie bite is still in deep water 17-24 feet. This week we will have the first cold front of the Fall season so the crappie should go a little shallower following the shad. Catfish bite has been slow due to the generation not running. Water levels dropping for bank fishermen. Watch your Moon phases for your best bite and times. Good luck and tight lines! Safety Reminder: Everyone needs to wear their life jackets (PFDs) while in or around the lake. Renew your licenses and pick up the new 2021-2022 Texas Parks & Wildlife (handbook) Outdoor Annual. It’s now 114 pages. New laws and regulations.
Travis
FAIR. Water clear; 77 degrees; 17.69 feet low. We are so close to the fall fishing as the lake starts to cool down, but not quite there yet. While the water temperature is still high, offshore fishing is going to be the best and look for bass where they can seek cover. 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. 79 Degrees. 11.64 feet low. Summer fishing patterns remain consistent. Black bass are fair sticking to the west side in the afternoons for the shade. Points, and ledges are also good, but the heat drives the fish to surface or submerged shade. Crappie are good on humps on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow deep. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits.
Tyler
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 89 degrees; 0.23 feet low. Black bass are good on tubes, football jigs, crankbaits and Carolina rigged plastic worms near points, flats and brush piles. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in timber and brush piles. 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; 81 degrees; 0.46 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; 85 degrees. Largemouth bass are good on double bladed spinners, square billed crankbaits, and drop shots near points, rocks and brushy shorelines. Hybrid stripers are fair with live bait, large silver spoons and chartreuse swimbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near brush piles, creeks and timber. Catfish are good on chicken liver, live and punch bait. Sunfish are good on crickets, cut worms and shrimp pieces.
Weatherford
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 79 degrees; 1.27 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
FAIR. Water stained; 87 degrees; 19.87 feet low. Summer fishing patterns remain consistent to weeks past. Largemouth bass continue to be fair try around the dam and in deeper water with rocks, vegetation, and drops fishing minnows, bumping worms, jigs, and crankbait. Crappie are fair on jigs or minnows above vegetation and in structures less than 7 feet. Walleye are good on minnows. Channel Catfish are good on dough bait, and minnows on the bottom.
Whitney
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 81 degrees; 1.22 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. Black bass are good on blue or black Carolina rigged plastic worms, diving crankbaits, bladed spinners and shaky head jigs near brush, timber and rock ledges in 12-22 feet of water. White bass are good along the main lake channel, flats and humps with white and chartreuse swimbaits and slabs. Stripers are good with live bait along the main lake river channel edges, and lower ends of the lake. Crappie are excellent with minnows and jigs in timber, creek channels and brush piles. Catfish are good on chicken liver, punch bait and live bait.
Worth
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 79 degrees; 1.13 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; 79 degrees; 0.52 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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