Texas Bass Fishing Reports March 2005

ALAN HENRY Water lightly stained; 49 degrees; .07′ low. Black bass are fair on shad-colored jerkbaits and jigs suspended in trees. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. AMISTAD Water fairly clear; 58 degrees. Black bass are very good on Carolina rigged watermelon seed, watermelon seed red, and red shad soft plastics and deep diving crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on striper jigs and slabs in the Castle Canyon area and up the rivers. White bass are fair on striper jigs and slabs in the Castle Canyon area and up the rivers. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cheesebait over baited holes in 5 – 40 feet. Yellow catfish are slow. ARROWHEAD Water muddy in upper end; 54 degrees; 3.7′ low. Black bass are slow around rocky areas and flooded vegetation on shallow running crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs suspended 13-15 feet near the derricks. White bass are fair on mud flats on shad-imitation crankbaits and larger jigs with inline spinners. Blue catfish are good on cut shad and prepared baits just off the river channel in the mid-lake area and above. ATHENS Water stained; 50-57 degrees. Black bass are good on soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps in 8-12 feet around man made brush piles. Crappie are fair on live minnows in 10-15 feet around docks with brush. Catfish are fair on prepared baits fished over baited holes in 12-15 feet. BASTROP Water murky. Black bass are slow on silver spinnerbaits and shallow diving crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow. BAYLOR Water lightly stained; 48 degrees. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow. BELTON Water murky; 4.00′ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow. BOB SANDLIN Water clear; 50-56 degrees; 0.15′ low. Black bass are good on red Rat-L-Traps and plastic worms in 10-18 feet; most bass still around the mouth of creeks with adjacent shallow flats. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows around heavy brush in 15-25 feet. White bass are good on jigging spoons in 20-24 feet. Catfish are fair on jug- and trotlines with live bait. BRAUNIG Water stained; 71 degrees; Black bass to 8 pounds are fair along the shorelines and near structure. Striped bass to 6.5 pounds are fair on chicken livers and Tony Accetta spoons. Redfish to 18 pounds are fair on live perch and tilapia. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp, liver, and stinkbait. Blue catfish are fair on chicken livers, shrimp, stinkbait, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow. BRIDGEPORT Water stained; 50-56 degrees. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms and shad pattern medium running crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows in 12-18 feet. White bass are fair to good on slabs and live shad in 15-20 feet. Hybrid striper are fair on live bait. Channel catfish are good on cut bait and worms in 15-20 feet in holes baited with soured grain. BROWNWOOD Water murky; 51 degrees; 0.68′ high. Black bass are fair on black/blue jigs and waterbug colored Sweet Beavers and brush hogs in the rivers and in the main lake in wind-blown rocky areas. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on small tubes and minnows in the rivers and at Kirkland docks. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow. BUCHANAN Water clear; 55 degrees; 0.46′ low. Black bass to 5 pounds are good dead-sticking bubblegum Snap Back soft jerkbaits, ¼oz. crawfish Rat-L-Traps, and suspending Rogues in 5 – 15 feet. Striped bass are good trolling ½oz. Hyper Striper jigs with trailers around The Willows in 30 feet, and on large diving shad-imitators and chrome Spin Traps in surfacing schools. White bass are fair to good on 2in. Spoiler Shad swim baits, Tiny Traps, and white Road Runners just inside the mouth of large creeks and the main river channel below Mud Island. Crappie are fair to good on white and chartreuse Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows under baited docks. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow. CADDO Water stained; 51-56 degrees; 1.13′ high. Black bass are good on orange belly Rogues and black or grape 6″ plastic worms in 3-6 feet around single cypress trees. Crappie are fair on chartreuse or black/chartreuse jigs and live minnows in 4-6 feet in Johnson’s Woods. Yellow bass are excellent on baby crawfish in channels with current. White bass are good on slabs and spoons in 8-10 feet at channel intersections below Johnson’s Ranch. Channel catfish are excellent on limb lines baited with small pieces of hot dog soaked in garlic and olive oil. CALAVERAS Water stained; 70 degrees; Black bass to 7 pounds are good on plastic worms and grubs around the reed beds along the shorelines. Striped bass to 6 pounds are fair on chicken livers and shad. Redfish to 16 pounds are fair on perch, tilapia, and shrimp on the bottom. Catfish to 4 pounds are fair to good on nightcrawlers, shad, and liver in 10 – 20 feet. CANYON LAKE Water clear; 57 degrees; 0.35′ high. Black bass to 10 pounds are very good on pumpkin/chartreuse Snap Back lizards, crawfish Rat-L-Traps, and Texas rigged pumpkin plastic stickbaits along points in 5 – 12 feet. Striped bass are fair to good vertically jigging ½oz. silver Pirk Minnows, 3″ Spoiler Shads, and white bucktails with grub trailers along channel break lines in 35 feet. White bass are very good (staging for the spawning run) on ¼oz. silver Pirk Minnows, 2″ Spoiler Shads, and Blade Runners in 25 – 40 feet. Smallmouth bass to 5 pounds are good on crawfish tubes, pumpkin Sliding Weight crawfish, and root beer/green curl tail grubs. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish to 4 pounds are fair upriver. Yellow and blue catfish to 19 pounds are good on juglines. CEDAR CREEK Water stained; 60-55 degrees; 0.14′ high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and plastic worms around vegetation in 6-10 feet. White bass are good on slabs in 18-22 feet on main lake humps. Hybrid striper are fair on 4″ glow Sassy Shad under the birds; better catches coming between Crappie Island and the dam. Crappie are good on tube jigs in 20-25 feet around heavy man made brush piles. Catfish are good in 4-15 feet on fresh shad just out from windblown banks. CHOKE CANYON Water stained; 60 degrees; 0.14′ high. Black bass to 10 pounds are excellent on gold sparkle spinnerbaits with chartreuse skirts in the backs of major creeks in 3 – 6 feet early. White bass are excellent on Riverside Mystic Shad, chartreuse 1.5in. YUM Wooly Hawgtails, 1/16oz. chartreuse Road Runners, and large minnows at the Hwy. 99 Bridge. Crappie are good on gray crickets, 1/16oz. white Road Runners, and live minnows over brushpiles and pilings. Channel and blue catfish are fair on live minnows, nightcrawlers, and Lewis King punchbait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines and juglines baited with live hybrid perch. COLEMAN Water slightly stained; 51 degrees; 0.41′ high. Black bass are very good on chartreuse/white Senkos, cherry seed lizards, chartreuse spider grubs and crankbaits, white spinnerbaits, and black/blue jigs. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow. COLETO CREEK Water murky; 68 degrees (76 degrees at hot water discharge); 0.19′ low. Black bass to 6 pounds are good on Carolina rigged soft plastics in 6 – 8 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie to 1 pound are excellent on minnows in 10 – 12 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 2 pounds are fair on perch and liver in 10 – 12 feet. Yellow catfish to 6 pounds are fair on trotlines baited with perch and cutbait. COLORADO
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Water clear; 53 degrees; .9′ low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow. White bass are slow. Redfish are slow. Catfish are slow. COLORADO RIVER (At Colorado Bend State Park) Water murky. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow. CONROE Water stained; 0.23′ high. Black bass are good on watermelon seed and watermelon red spinnerbaits and shallow diving crankbaits in 1 – 6 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and small tube jigs. Catfish are good on liver, stinkbait, and shrimp. COOPER Water stained; 50-55 degrees. Black bass are fair in 6-8 feet on white spinnerbaits and soft plastic shad imitations. Crappie are slow to fair on Betts Crinkle jigs and minnows on main lake brush piles. Catfish are good on prepared baits in 8-16 feet along creek channels. White bass are fair. DUNLAP/MCQUEENEY Water stained; 50 degrees. Black bass are good on 3/8oz. black and red Oldham’s jigs with black Uncle Josh’s pork trailers around docks in 8 – 15 feet, and on 4″ red worms with 3/16oz. standing weights around docks, break lines, and brushpiles near the river channel in 8 – 15 feet. Crappie are slow on live minnows and 1/8oz. white Curbs crappie jigs around brushpiles at night under lights. White bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow. FAIRFIELD Water clear; 51-75 degrees; normal pool. Black bass are good on worms fished around mid-lake points and reed beds. Crappie are slow. Catfish are good on fresh shad and shrimp in 12-18 feet drifted on mid to lower lake points and around the hot water discharge. Redfish are good with surface schooling action on large Rat-L-Traps and Sassy Shad on 1/4oz. heads; several fish in the 15-25 pound range landed the past week. FALCON Water fairly clear; 62 degrees. Black bass to 13 pounds are very good on chartreuse and white spinnerbaits and dark soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. Catfish are very good on liver and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow. Mexican fishing licenses and boat permits are required to fish in Mexican waters. Everyone in the boat must have a Mexico Fishing License whether fishing or not. FORK Water stained; 50-56 degrees; 0.36′ low. Black bass are fair to good on red Rat-L-Traps and white/chartreuse spinnerbaits in 8 feet along main lake grass lines. The deeper bite (18-26 feet) is fair on silver/black backed suspending Rogues around main lake points with grass. Crappie are fair on minnows in 30-36 feet on the deep flats on the lower end of the lake. Catfish are fair on minnows and prepared baits in 20 feet. Yellow bass are good on small jigs in 20-22 feet. TFF Lake Fork Open Team Bass Tournament held March 26 – see texasfishingforum.com/lakefork or call (817) 488-8824. FT. PHANTOM HILL Water clear; 51 degrees; .4′ low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live bait. White bass are fair. Catfish are fair. GIBBONS CREEK Water stained. Black bass are good on watermelon red and watermelon seed spinnerbaits and soft plastics, and on shallow diving crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. GRANBURY Water murky; 0.47′ low. Black bass are slow on watermelon and chartreuse soft plastic worms and lizards. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow on silver slabs and live bait. Crappie are fair on minnows and small tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and live bait. GRANGER Water murky; 58 degrees; 1.17′ high. Black bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps and Stanley Jigs near the mouth of the river. White bass are fair on twister tail jigs and small white marabou jigs up the river near Circleville. Crappie to 2.4 pounds are fair on Bass Assassin Jigs and minnows in 5 – 20 feet. Blue catfish are fair on cutbait and prepared baits. Yellow catfish are slow. GRAPEVINE Water stained; 50-55 degrees; 0.22′ high. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged worms and shad pattern crankbaits in 8-15 feet around submerged vegetation and brush. Crappie are fair on minnows around docks with brush. White bass are good on jigging spoons and slabs around humps and points in 20-24 feet. Catfish are good on punchbait and fresh shad in 15-20 feet in baited holes. GREENBELT Water lightly stained; 47 degrees; 24.25′ low. Black bass are fair on slow-rolled shad-colored spinnerbaits and suspending jerkbaits along secondary points. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on live bait and shad-colored jerkbaits worked along the dam. Smallmouth bass are fair on live bait and jerkbaits. Walleye are fair on live bait. Catfish are good on minnows. HOUSTON COUNTY Water stained; 61 degrees; 0.98′ high. Black bass are good on black buzzbaits with black and white skirts, orange/black Rat-L-Traps, and orange crankbaits near subdivisions and near ledges in 8 feet, and on purple worms with chartreuse tails and gold spinnerbaits with chartreuse and orange skirts near grass edges and sandy banks in 2 feet. Crappie are fair on live minnows and yellow/chartreuse beetle spinnerbaits near piers at night in 3 – 6 feet. Catfish are slow. HUBBARD CREEK Water lightly stained; 54 degrees; 11.4′ low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass and hybrid striper are fair on live bait. Catfish are fair on chicken liver and shad. JOE POOL Water stained; 50-55 degrees; 0.32′ high. Black bass are fair in 6-10 feet on Rat-L-Traps and Texas rigged worms. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs around Corps of Engineers brush piles and bridge columns in 12-20 feet. White bass are good on chrome or white jigs in 20-24 feet around main lake points and humps. Channel catfish are fair drift fishing fresh shad and prepared baits around points and humps in 10-20 feet. LAKE O’ THE PINES Water stained; 50-55 degrees; 0.27′ high. Black bass are fair on worms and crawfish pattern crankbaits; some fish landed on jigging spoons from deep water by anglers fishing for white bass. Crappie are fair on minnows in 18-24 feet around standing timber and brush. White bass are fair on jigging spoons and live minnows in 15-20 feet. Catfish are fair in 15-20 feet on nightcrawlers and cutbait on holes baited with soured grain. LAVON Water stained; 50-54 degrees; 0.44′ high. Black bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps and soft plastic worms in 8-15 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows in 20 feet around standing timber and man made brushpiles off main lake points. White bass are fair on white/chartreuse slabs fished vertically on main lake points in 20-22 feet. Catfish are good drift fishing cut bait in 30-40 feet around mid-lake points. LBJ Water clear; 55 degrees; 0.50′ low. (Refilling began Feb. 21) Black bass are very good on Texas Red Terminator spinnerbaits, ¼oz. #46 Rat-L-Traps, and wacky rigged black/blue Wacky Sticks tight to deep brushpiles and stumps along channel break lines. White bass are fair vertically jigging Pirk Minnows, chrome Tiny Traps, and Spoiler Shad swim baits in channels and ditches in the main lake. Crappie are fair on Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows under docks. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines. LEWISVILLE Water stained; 50-55 degrees; 0.06′ high. Black bass are fair on jigs in 10-12 feet around docks with brush and tire breakwaters. Crappie are fair to good on minnows in 15-20 feet around boathouses. White bass are good on jigging spoons in 20-24 feet around main lake points and humps. Catfish are good drift fishing fresh cutbait on main lake points and humps in 20-30 feet. LIVINGSTON
Water stained; 60 degrees; 0.88′ high. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are very good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on brown crawfish. Yellow catfish are slow. MACKENZIE Water lightly stained; 46 degrees; 66.7′ low. Black bass are fair on jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass and striped bass are fair on minnows. Smallmouth bass are fair on live bait. Walleye are fair on live bait and jerkbaits. Catfish are fair on shad and chicken liver. MARTIN CREEK Water clear; 51 degrees mid-lake, 76 at hotwater discharge; normal pool. Black bass are good in 3-8 feet on jigs and lizards fished in the hotwater discharge cove. Crappie are fair on minnows in 20-30 feet over submerged brush and timber. Channel catfish are good on prepared baits in 15-20 feet around baited holes. MEDINA Water stained; 61 degrees; 0.53′ high. Black bass to 4 pounds are good on gold shad JoBabies, gold Nichols spinnerbaits, and green pumpkin YUM Houdini Shads off main lake points in 4 – 8 feet. Striped bass to 8 pounds are fair trolling Hellbenders off main lake points in 15 – 18 feet. White bass are very good on chartreuse Berkley Blade Dancers and large minnows upriver in 8 – 10 feet, and trolling firetiger Bomber As off main lake points. Smallmouth bass to 3 pounds are good on black/blue Terminator Finesse jigs with junebug YUM Wooly Hawgtail trailers over rock piles and steep ledges. Crappie are fair on live minnows, gray crickets, and pink Fle-Flys around brushpiles and pilings. Channel and blue catfish are fair on Lewis King punchbait, chicken livers, and live minnows in 6 – 12 feet. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch, comets, and jumbo minnows. MEREDITH Water lightly stained; 45 degrees; 22.77′ low. Black bass are fair on minnows and suspended jerkbaits off secondary points in coves. Crappie are fair on jigs tipped with minnows. White bass are fair on jigs tipped with minnows. Smallmouth bass are fair on jerkbaits and slabs tipped with minnows. Walleye are good on bottom bouncers and minnows along main lake points. Channel catfish are fair. MONTICELLO Water clear; 50 degrees upper end, 76 degrees at hotwater discharge. Black bass are fair to good in shallow water on soft plastics; females are on nests in shallow water around shorelines close to the hotwater discharge. Points adjacent the railroad bridge are good spots to intercept bass migrating into shallow water to spawn. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are good on prepared baits in 20-30 feet in the center of creek channels on holes baited with soured grain and drift fishing shrimp in the hotwater discharge area. MURVAUL No report available. NASWORTHY Water lightly stained; 48 degrees. Black bass are slow. Crappie are fair. Redfish are fair. White bass and striped bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on chicken liver. NAVARRO MILLS Water clear; 1.73′ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow. O.H. IVIE Water lightly stained; 55 degrees; 22′ low. Black bass are fair on live bait and Carolina-rigged dark plastics tipped chartreuse fished along humps and creek channels. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on live bait. Smallmouth bass are fair on live baits. Channel catfish are fair on prepared and live bait. OAK CREEK Water lightly stained; 49 degrees; 24.25′ low. Black bass are fair. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on live bait. No boat ramps open. 4×4 vehicles can unload on the dirt road near the dam. PALESTINE Water clear lower lake, stained upper end; 50-55 degrees; 0.47′ high. Black bass are good on jigs and trick worms in 8-12 feet around boathouses with brush and along the river on the upper end around stickups. Crappie fair on minnows and chartreuse/black jigs in 15-20 feet around standing timber and heavy submerged brush. Catfish are good on fresh cutbait along channels in 20-24 feet. White bass are good on Road Runners and soft plastic shad imitations along the river channel in the upper end of the lake. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad and Sassy Shad. PALO DURO Water lightly stained; 44 degrees; 43.25′ low. Black bass are fair. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Smallmouth bass are fair on live bait. Walleye are fair. Catfish are good on prepared baits. PAT MAYSE Water stained; 49-54 degrees; normal pool. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits and Carolina rigged Top Dog lizards in 6-8 feet. Crappie are fair on black/chartreuse Betts Crinkle jigs and small live minnows in 24-27 feet on main lake brush piles. Catfish are fair on prepared baits and nightcrawlers in creek channels. White bass are fair on slabs in 20-28 feet around mid lake humps. Hybrid striper are good on suspending crankbaits. POSSUM KINGDOM Water clear; 55 degrees; .75′ low. Black bass are fair. Crappie are slow. White bass are good near Carter Bend. Striped bass are slow on live bait fished vertically in the lower part of the lake. Channel and blue catfish are fair just above the reservoir on trotlines baited with shad. Note: Golden alga is affecting fewer shoreline areas with a shad die-off. PROCTOR Water murky; 2.91′ high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow. RAY HUBBARD Water stained; 48-54 degrees; normal pool. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms with a light weight in 6-12 feet around rip rap. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs at the fishing barges in 12-18 feet and on the main lake on man made brush piles in 20 feet. White bass are good on slabs and Sassy Shad fished close to bottom around Robertson Point and The Peanut. Hybrid striper and striped bass are fair in 20 feet on 4″ Sassy Shad. Catfish are fair on fresh shad and prepared baits in 24-28 feet on holes baited with soured grain. RAY ROBERTS Water stained; 49-55 degrees; 0.19′ high. Black bass fair on Rat-L-Traps around isolated cedar trees in 6-10 feet; some fish still being landed on jigging spoons in 24 feet at mouth of creeks. Crappie are good on minnows and black/chartreuse jigs in 28-30 feet around main lake points and humps with submerged brush. White bass are excellent on silver jigging spoons and slabs in 22-28 feet. Catfish are good on prepared baits in 12-20 feet along sheltered creeks. RICHLAND-CHAMBERS Water stained; 50-56 degrees; 0.46′ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are excellent on white or chartreuse slabs fished close to the bottom in 20-24 feet around Pelican Island and Wind Sock Point. Hybrid striper to 8 pounds are fair on Sassy Shad and slabs; some topwater schooling on the edge of The 309 Flats. Crappie are slow on minnows in 20-30 feet around heavy brush and timber. Catfish are good drift fishing fresh shad in 15-20 feet around the 309 Flats. SAM RAYBURN Water stained north, lightly stained south; 58 degrees; 2.86′ high. Black bass are good on watermelon and green pumpkin Wacky Worms, Senkos, lizards, and tubes in buck brush. Crappie are fair on live shiners and pink/white jigs near brush tops in 25 – 30 feet. Catfish are good on juglines baited with live bait and prepared bait. SOMERVILLE Water stained; 1.90′ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on spinnerbaits and spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow. SPENCE Water lightly stained;
54 degrees; 48.35′ low. Black bass are fair on Carolina-rigged dark red plastics. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair. Striped bass and hybrid striper are slow. Catfish are slow. STAMFORD Water lightly stained; 53 degrees; 4.12′ low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. White and striped bass are fair on slabs tipped with minnows. Catfish are fair. STEINHAGEN 0.27′ high. No report available. STILLHOUSE Water fairly clear; 57 degrees; 1.98′ high. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged soft plastics. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and chicken livers. Yellow catfish are slow. SWEETWATER Water lightly stained; 54 degrees; 30.63′ low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on live bait and roadrunners. Catfish are good on live baits and prepared baits. TAWAKONI Water stained; 50-55 degrees; 0.09′ high. Black bass are fair on plastic worms around marinas and docks with brush in 8-12 feet. Crappie are fair on live minnows jigs in 12-18 feet at the Duck Cove Fishing Barge and around man made brush piles; best bite during low-light conditions. White bass are good on 1oz. white or chartreuse slabs fished close to the bottom around upper lake humps and ridges. Striped bass and hybrid striper are fair on 4″ Sassy Shad and 1 to 2oz. slabs fished close to the bottom in 20-24 feet. Catfish are excellent on fresh shad and prepared baits in 15-20 feet around points close to the mouth of creeks – larger blues hitting large pieces of fresh cutbait on 5/0 circle hooks in 35-40 feet. TEXOMA Water clear; 50-55 degrees; 0.57′ high. Black bass are fair to good on jigs and soft plastics fished around boat docks in sheltered waters with cover. Crappie are fair on minnows around boathouses in 20-30 feet. Striped bass are excellent on live bait, Sassy Shad and slabs in 30-40 feet along the river ledges. Blue catfish are excellent on cut bait and live shad along the submerged river ledges and adjacent flats. TOLEDO BEND Water stained north, lightly stained south; 60 degrees; 2.22′ low. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged lizards and French Fries around main lake grass beds on the south end, Texas rigged soft plastic lizards and worms around shoreline cover at mid lake, and on spinnerbaits and shallow running crankbaits around shoreline cover and jigging spoons over deeper drops in the north end in 15 – 25 feet. Crappie are fair on shiners over planted brush tops in the Chicken Coop area above the Pendleton Bridge. TRAVIS Water murky; 57 degrees; 2.10′ high. Black bass to 4 pounds are good on red shad worms, brown jigs, and white drop shot rigs in 15 – 42 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass to 1 pound are fair on shad rap crankbaits and jigging spoons in 10 – 35 feet. Crappie to 1 pound are fair on minnows and pink and blue tube jigs in 12 – 32 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 4 pounds are fair on fresh cutbait and nightcrawlers in 30 – 40 feet. Yellow catfish are slow. TYLER No report available. WALTER E. LONG Water clear. Black bass are fair on minnows and small crankbaits. Hybrid striper are good on minnows, silver spoons, Rat-L-Traps, and gold and black shysters. White bass are good on minnows, silver spoons, and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp, stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and frozen shad. Yellow catfish are slow. WHITE RIVER Water lightly stained; 55 degrees; 18′ low. Black bass are fair on black/blue jigs and shad-colored crankbaits. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Walleye are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are fair on live bait. WHITNEY Water stained; 1.78′ low. Black bass are slow on shallow diving crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp. WICHITA Water clearing; 55 degrees. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow. White bass and hybrid striped bass are fair on large minnows and white twister-tails along the dam. Channel catfish are fair on trotlines baited with shrimp, punchbait or shad. Note: East and north boat ramps are open. WRIGHT PATMAN Water stained; 50-55 degrees. Black bass are slow to fair on Texas rigged worms and red Rat-L-Traps around brush and stick-ups in 6-12 feet. Crappie fair on live minnows and chartreuse jigs at Kelly Creek Marina and over submerged brush in 12-18 feet. Catfish are good in 15-20 feet on prepared baits in holes baited with soured grain.

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