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Freshwater Fishing Reports

Week of January 30, 2013


Water BodyReportALAN HENRYWater lightly stained; 44–55 degrees; 10.26’ low. Black bass are slow to fair on jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on prepared bait.AMISTADWater clear; 65–69 degrees; 43.36’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits, jigging spoons, and soft plastics. Striped bass are good on watermelon slabs and jigging spoons. White bass are good on slabs and jigging spoons. Catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.ARROWHEADWater off color; 45–52 degrees; 12.07’ low. Black bass are slow to fair on jigs and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.ATHENSWater clear, 49–53 degrees; 2.75’ low. Black bass are fair on football jigs and Carolina rigs along deeper points. Slow presentations are best. Crappie are slow on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad.BASTROPWater lightly stained; 65–69 degrees. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.BELTONWater clear; 63–67 degrees; 6.66’ low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows under lights at night. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and hot dogs. Yellow catfish are slow.BOB SANDLINWater clear; 48–19 degrees; 5.33’ low. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits and squarebill crankbaits. Some fish being caught on bladed jigs as well. Crappie are fair on jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.BRAUNIGWater clear. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms in the reeds. Striped bass are good down rigging silver and gold spoons and marble spinners near the dam. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are good on liver, shrimp, and cut bait. Blue catfish are good on cut bait.BRIDGEPORTWater clear; 48–53 degrees; 14.84’ low. Black bass are slow on shaky heads with green pumpkin finesse worms around docks in 6–10’. Drop shots with Xcite worms in sprayed grass are working as well on deeper docks. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are slow on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Channel catfish are slow on trotlines.BROWNWOODWater lightly stained; 61–65 degrees; 10.34’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Bass Hogg spinnerbaits, jigs, and crankbaits along shorelines. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are fair on Li’l Fishies and tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.BUCHANANWater stained; 64–68 degrees; 27.75’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse/black Curb’s hair jigs and Carolina rigged black lizards along ledges in 12–20 feet. Striped bass are fair on white/chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on small spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 12–15 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.CADDOWater stained; 48–52 degrees; 0.60’ high. Black bass are good on black/blue jigs. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines. All boaters and anglers should be aware of new TPWD regulations to prevent the spread of invasive species – see: Possession and Transport.CALAVERASWater clear. Black bass are good on dark soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits around reed beds. Striped bass are fair on spoons and jigs near the crappie wall. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver, minnows, and cheesebait near the railroad trestle. Yellow catfish are slow.CANYON LAKEWater lightly stained; 64–68 degrees; 8.78’ low. Black bass are good on 1/8oz. watermelon/black Texas rigged worms and Rat–L–Traps off points. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on white spinnerbaits and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.CEDAR CREEKWater clear; 48–53 degrees; 2.78’ low. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits around shallow docks. White bass are slow on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.CHOKE CANYONWater clear; 66–70 degrees; 17.54’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms and lizards. White bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.COLEMANWater lightly stained; 63–67 degrees; 13.45’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.COLETO CREEKWater clear; 2.90’ low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed soft plastics and spinnerbaits in 5–15 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, liver, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch.COLORADO CITY16.7’ low. No report available.CONROEWater clear; 62–66 degrees; 2.98’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, liver, and frozen shrimp.COOPERWater clear; 48–52 degrees; 6.95’ low. Black bass are slow on lipless crankbaits and suspending jerkbaits (best action is mid day). Crappie are slow on jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on live shad. Catfish are fair on cut bait.FAIRFIELDFishing has been slow since the fish kill in September of 2010. TPWD has discontinued stocking the lake after another kill in early September 2011. Redfish and black bass survived the kill in limited numbers.FALCONWater murky; 66–70 degrees; 32.72’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are very good on frozen shrimp and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.FAYETTEWater stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Channel and blue catfish are fair on live bait.FORKWater clear; 49–53 degrees; 4.16’ low. Black bass are good on black/blue Darkhorse flipping jigs along channel bends. Later in the day the shallow flats around creek channels will hold fish. Yellow bass are slow on jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows around the bridges. Catfish are slow on prepared bait.FT. PHANTOM HILLWater clear; 44–53 degrees; 11.16’ low. Black bass are fair on jigs, Rat–L–Traps and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.GIBBONS CREEKWater clear. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait.GRANBURYWater stained; 63–67 degrees; 5.28’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon and watermelon red soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp and nightcrawlers.GRANGERWater stained; 64–68 degrees; 0.05’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/black soft plastic worms. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are fair on prepared baits in 8–18 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.GRAPEVINEWater clear; 47–51 degrees; 6.09’ low. Black bass are slow on football jigs around main lake points. Suspending jerkbaits around the dam later in the day is effective. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad.GREENBELTWater stained; 42–51 degrees; 43.47’ low. No report available.HOUSTON COUNTYWater stained; 62–66 degrees; 0.17’ high. Black bass to 5 pounds are good on black/red spinnerbaits and soft plastic worms, and on perch/yellow crankbaits in 5–15 feet. Crappie are very good on minnows near the dam around piers and brush. Bream are slow. Catfish are good on juglines.HUBBARD CREEKWater off color; 45–54 degrees; 20.1’ low. Black bass are slow to fair on Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs over brush piles. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.JOE POOLWater clear; 47–51 degrees; 1.90’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged soft plastics in 5–10’ of water. Crappie are good on jigs. White bass are good on slabs and jigs. Catfish are good on prepared baits.LAKE O' THE PINESWater lightly stained; 49–53 degrees; 3.23’ low. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits around shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines. All boaters and anglers should be aware of new TPWD regulations to prevent the spread of invasive species – see: Possession and Transport.LAVONWater lightly stained; 44–53 degrees; 8.65’ low. Black bass are fair on black/blue jigs around cover. Some deeper fish being caught off main lake points on football jigs. White bass are slow on slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are good on cut shad. All boaters and anglers should be aware of new TPWD regulations to prevent the spread of invasive species – see: Possession and Transport.LBJWater clear; 63–67 degrees; 0.27’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon Rat–L–Traps and wacky rigged green pumpkin Whacky Sticks in 6–12 feet. White bass are fair vertically jigging Pirk Minnows under birds. Crappie are fair on Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on minnows under docks. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.LEWISVILLEWater clear; 47–51 degrees; 5.55’ low. Black bass are fair on shakyheads and football jigs along main lake points. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut shad. All boaters and anglers should be aware of new TPWD regulations to prevent the spread of invasive species – see: Possession and Transport.LIVINGSTONWater fairly clear; 62–66 degrees; 0.21’ high. Black bass are good on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on small spinnerbaits and soft plastics. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.MACKENZIEWater stained; 43–49 degrees; 92.48’ low. No report available.MARTIN CREEKWater clear; 65–84 degrees; 3.19’ low. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits and spinnerbaits around shallow cover. Some fish being caught on white bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow on slabs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and cut shad.MEREDITH99.44’ low. No report available.MONTICELLOWater fairly clear; 48–53 degrees; 0.63’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged soft plastics and black and blue jigs around stumps. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on cut bait.NASWORTHYNo report available.NAVARRO MILLSWater lightly stained; 63–67 degrees; 0.29’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and pet spoons. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.O.H. IVIEWater stained; 46–54 degrees; 34.46’ low. Black bass are fair on jigs, Rat–L–Traps and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.OAK CREEKWater stained; 45–53 degrees; 17.46’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are good on jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Catfish are good on chartreuse (use Worm–Glo) nightcrawlers.PALESTINEWater clear; 48–53 degrees; 0.85’ low. Black bass are good on black/blue jigs and shaky heads around docks. Smaller baits seem to work best. Crappie are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. White bass are fair on jigs. Catfish are good on prepared bait.PALO DURO53.1’ low. No report available.POSSUM KINGDOMWater fairly clear; 47–53 degrees; 9.81’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, jigs and drop shot rigs. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and nightcrawlers.PROCTORWater lightly stained; 63–67 degrees; 5.12’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with cut shad. Yellow catfish are slow.RAY HUBBARDWater clear; 48–52 degrees; 3.14’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged plastics around deep rocks. Football head jigs and deep diving crankbaits are effective as well. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on cut shad.RAY ROBERTSWater clear; 47–51 degrees; 3.81’ low. Black bass are good on Rat–L–Traps and Texas rigged soft plastic baits along edge of grass lines. Carolina rigs are effective as well along deeper points near channels. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are slow on slabs. Catfish are good on prepared bait. Zebra mussels have been found in this reservoir. Anglers will need to drain all water from their boats before leaving the lake. See Possession and Transport.RICHLAND CHAMBERSWater clear; 48–52 degrees; 3.89’ low. Black bass are good on shakyheads around docks. White bass are slow on slabs. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.SAM RAYBURNWater lightly stained; 63–67 degrees; 2.93’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on slabs and pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are fair on liver and stinkbait.SOMERVILLEWater murky; 63–67 degrees; 1.65’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.SPENCE63.19’ low. No report available.STAMFORD8.35’ low. No report available.STEINHAGEN0.43’ high. No report available.STILLHOUSEWater stained; 64–68 degrees; 5.92’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.SWEETWATERWater murky; 43–51 degrees; 18.64’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and chartreuse (use Worm–Glo) nightcrawlers.TAWAKONIWater stained; 49–54 degrees; 4.48’ low. Black bass are slow on California 420 color flipping jigs around docks – mid day bite has been best. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are slow on slabs. Striped bass and hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut bait.TEXOMAWater clear; 46–50 degrees; 5.66’ low. Black bass are fair on medium diving crankbaits and suspending jerkbaits along main lake points. Good numbers of fish reported on Rat–L–Traps as well. Striped bass are slow on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut bait. Zebra mussels have been found in this reservoir. Anglers will need to drain all water from their boats before leaving the lake. See Possession and Transport.TOLEDO BENDWater lightly stained; 61–65 degrees; 3.43’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are fair on worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on live bait, frozen shrimp, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.TRAVISWater clear; 63–67 degrees; 49.45’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms and crawfish crankbaits in 12–20 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and chrome jigging spoons in 25–40 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue/white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and cut shad. Yellow catfish are slow.WALTER E. LONGWater lightly stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on crickets and shrimp at the gravel pit. Yellow catfish are slow.WEATHERFORDWater clear; 48–52 degrees; 7.15’ low. Black bass are fair on shakyheads around docks. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait. White bass are fair on slabs and live minnows.WHITE RIVERWater stained; 44–52 degrees; 29.65’ low. No report available.WHITNEYWater lightly stained; 62–66 degrees; 8.56’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon Rat–L–Traps, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are fair on small spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp and stinkbait.WRIGHT PATMANWater lightly stained; 49–53 degrees; 3.16’ high. Black bass are fair on vibrating jigs and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait. All boaters and anglers should be aware of new TPWD regulations to prevent the spread of invasive species – see: Possession and Transport
Saltwater Fishing Reports

Week of January 30, 2013

Water BodyReportNORTH SABINE Trout are fair to good on the Louisiana shoreline on topwaters and Corkies. Flounder are fair on jigs tipped with shrimp around marsh drains.SOUTH SABINE Redfish are good in the cuts leading to the marsh. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good while dredging the reef on soft plastics.BOLIVAR Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on soft plastics and plugs. Black drum and redfish are good at Rollover Pass.TRINITY BAY Trout are fair good for drifters working mud and shell on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Redfish are fair at the Spillway on crabs and shrimp. Trout are fair to good in the marsh.EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout are good on the south shoreline on Catch 5s, Corkies and Catch 2000s. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp.WEST GALVESTON BAY Trout are fair to good for waders working shorelines at sunset. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Redfish are good in the cuts leading to the back lakes on shrimp and Gulps.TEXAS CITY Black drum and redfish are fair to good at the mouth of Moses Lake on shrimp and crabs. Sheepshead are fair on shrimp under a popping cork around the rock groins.FREEPORT Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay. Black drum and redfish are good at the jetties on cracked blue crabs.EAST MATAGORDA BAY Trout are good for drifters over mud and shell on live shrimp, Bass Assassins, TTF Flats Minnows and Norton Bull Minnows. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet.WEST MATAGORDA BAY Trout are good for waders working the soft guts on plastics. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of Oyster Lake on shrimp and crabs. Black drum and redfish are fair to good at the jetty on crabs.PORT O'CONNOR Trout and redfish are fair on soft plastics over soft mud. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp. Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp.ROCKPORT Trout are fair to good in the deep cuts on free–lined shrimp. Redfish are good in California Hole on natural baits. Trout are fair on the edge of the shrimp boat channel on DOA Shrimp and Gulps.PORT ARANSAS Redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp. Trout are fair at the mouths of guts on the outgoing tide.CORPUS CHRISTI Redfish are fair to good in the guts in Oso Bay on Gulps. Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Black drum and redfish are fair to good in the channels on crabs.BAFFIN BAY Trout are fair to good in the Land Cut on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good for waders working rocks and mud on Corkies. Trout are fair to good on soft plastics on the flats adjacent to the ICW.PORT MANSFIELD Trout are fair to good on Corkies and MirrOlures around sand, grass and mud. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes with Gulps.SOUTH PADRE Trout are fair to good around the spoil islands and edges of channels on DOA Shrimp and Gulps under popping corks. Black drum, sheepshead, mangrove snapper and redfish are fair on shrimp at the jetty.PORT ISABEL Trout are fair to good on the edge of the flats adjacent to deep water Gulps and live shrimp. Black drum and redfish are fair in the channel on shrimp