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ALAN HENRY: Water clear on the main lake, stained up the river; 63–68 degrees; 2.04’ low. Black bass are good on 7in. power worms, spoons, swim jigs and medium crankbaits. Crappie and bass are fair on minnows in the back of the creeks. Catfish are still good on rod and reel with cut bait and punchbait on baited holes.

AMISTAD: Water murky; 68–72 degrees; 24.34’ low. Black bass are good on green tubes, Senkos, and spinnerbaits in 20–40 feet. Striped bass are good on Red Fins. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and trolling hellbender crankbaits. Catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.

ARROWHEAD: Water fairly clear; 55–61 degrees; 0.52’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, Senkos and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows in the shallows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

ATHENS: Water lightly stained; 67–70 degrees; 0.37’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, buzzbaits and topwater poppers. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BASTROP: Water stained; 66–70 degrees. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastic worms and lizards. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water stained; 66–70 degrees; 0.90’ high. Black bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are good on live shad in coves. White bass are good on spinnerbaits and watermelon jigs. Crappie are very good on minnows early and under lights at night. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and hot dogs. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines and throwlines baited with live perch.

BOB SANDLIN: Water lightly stained; 66–70 degrees; 0.78’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, spinnerbaits and hollow body frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

BONHAM: Water lightly stained; 66–70 degrees; 3.13’ low. Black bass are good on Rat L Traps, spinnerbaits, and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good drifting cut bait.

BRAUNIG: Water murky. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on liver and perch near Dead Tree Point, and down rigging spoons near the dam and jetty. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, cheesebait, cut bait, and liver. Blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BRIDGEPORT: Water lightly stained, 67–71 degrees: 0.28’ high. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits, Texas rigged craws and Yellow Magic topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 65–69 degrees; 0.47’ high. Black bass are good on redbug and green pumpkin Grande Bass soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits around docks in 3–5 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are excellent on minnows and jigs in 15–25 feet. Crappie are excellent on minnows and watermelon tube jigs over brush piles in 5–18 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait in 5–10 feet. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait in 5–10 feet.

BUCHANAN: Water stained; 67–71 degrees; 2.30’ low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin Curb’s jigs, JDC Skip–N–Pop topwaters, and wacky rigged watermelon red Whacky Sticks in creeks. Striped bass are fair on live bait and jigging white Curb’s bucktail jigs around Shaw Island. White bass are good on Pirk Minnows and Tiny Traps near Paradise Point. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines and trotlines near Paradise Point.

CADDO: Water stained; 67–72 degrees; 1.20’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, black buzzbaits and hollow body frogs. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

CALAVERAS: Water murky. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons and striper jigs near the dam. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are good on liver, shrimp, cheesebait, and shad. Blue catfish are good on cut bait and liver near 181 cove. Yellow catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE: Water stained; 66–70 degrees; 0.18’ high. Black bass are good on JDC spider Grubs, green pumpkin Whacky Sticks on jigheads, and grape Scoundrel worms along break lines. Striped bass are fair vertically jigging silver Pirk Minnows and trolling crankbaits. White bass are fair trolling Shad Raps and Daiwa Shad Masters in 10–20 feet. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on live bait.

CEDAR CREEK: Water lightly stained; 66–70 degrees; 0.01’ high. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits, Texas rigged creature baits and topwater poppers. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

CHOKE CANYON: Water stained; 66–70 degrees; 20.27’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Carolina rigged worms. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnow tipped jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water stained; 66–70 degrees; 0.21’ low. Black bass are fair on soft plastic lizards, crankbaits, jerkbaits, and electric blue worms. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLETO CREEK: Water stained; 85 degrees at the hot water discharge, 78 degrees in main lake; 0.42’ low. Black bass to 7 pounds are good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows near Coletoville Bridge in 8–10 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 5 pounds are good on perch and shad in 8–10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLORADO CITY: 13.35’ low. No report available.

CONROE: Water stained; 65–69 degrees. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics in 10–20 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and watermelon tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp.

COOPER: Water stained; 3.20’ low. No report available.

FAIRFIELD: No report available.

FALCON: Water murky; 67–71 degrees; 31.36’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon and green pumpkin soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and deep running crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on frozen shrimp, stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and cut bait under cormorants. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.

FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are good on shallow running shad colored crankbaits over grass, and on watermelon and watermelon seed Carolina rigged soft plastic worms along the outside edges of grass. Channel and blue catfish are slow.

FORK: Water lightly stained; 67–70 degrees; 0.41’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, white buzzbaits and weightless Flukes. White and yellow bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

FT. PHANTOM HILL: Water murky; 57–62 degrees; 0.02’ high. Black bass are fair on jigs, Texas rigs and buzzbaits. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water stained. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait and frozen shrimp.

GRANBURY: Water stained; 66–70 degrees; 0.08’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are good on minnows and chartreuse spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and liver.

GRANGER: Water stained; 65–69 degrees; 0.28’ high. Black bass are good on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on chartreuse jigs over brush piles. Blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and Zote soap. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch in the river.

GRAPEVINE: Water lightly stained; 66–69 degrees; 0.39’ high. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits and Reaction Innovations Vixens in bone color. White bass and hybrid bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

GREENBELT: 30.61’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, jigs and 5” Yum Dingers. Crappie are fair on live minnows.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 68–72 degrees; 0.29’ high. Black bass to 7 pounds are very good on watermelon red soft plastic worms, purple/yellow spinnerbaits, and Tiki–Sticks. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows around brush piles. Bream are good on live worms off piers. Channel and blue catfish to 8 pounds are good on chicken livers from piers, and on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 56–62 degrees; 0.32’ low. Black bass are fair on split shot rigged flukes, Senkos, Texas rigs and finesse jigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows around shallow cover. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

JOE POOL: Water lightly stained; 66–70 degrees; 0.37’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms, weightless Senkos and buzzbaits. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 67–71 degrees: 0.86’ high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws, weightless Flukes and buzzfrogs. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

LAVON: Water stained; 67–70 degrees: 1.30’ low. Black bass are slow on spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and trotlines.

LBJ:  Water stained; 67–71 degrees; 0.90’ low. Black bass are good on Bleeding Shad Rat–L–Traps, chartreuse creature baits, and pumpkin JDC Skip–N–Pop topwaters on flats. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good vertically jigging Tiny Traps and Pirk Minnows under birds. Crappie are fair on live minnows and white Curb’s crappie jigs in 6–10 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on live bait.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 66–69 degrees; 0.73’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, flipping jigs and shallow crankbaits. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

LIVINGSTON: Water stained; 65–69 degrees; 0.85’ high. Black bass are fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.

MACKENZIE: 74.19’ low. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

MARTIN CREEK: Water lightly stained; 72–77 degrees; 0.30’ low. Black bass are fair on topwater poppers, hollow body frogs, and Texas rig craws. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

MEREDITH: 59.81’ low. TPWD has begun restocking the lake with Walleye. Reports of black bass are rare. No reports of smallmouth bass. Bream and channel catfish are being caught in good numbers.

MONTICELLO: Water stained; 72–76 degrees; 1.08’ high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

NASWORTHY: 57–63 degrees; 1.67’ low. Black bass are fair to good on chatterbaits, jigs and Texas rigged lizards. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 67–71 degrees; 0.22’ high. Black bass are good on watermelon Rat–L–Traps and spinnerbaits along banks in Liberty Hill Park. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on orange/chartreuse jigs and minnows. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait. Blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with live bait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch.

O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 59–65 degrees; 32.71’ low. Black bass are good on jigs, Texas rigged creature baits and Yum Dingers. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs in the shallows. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 56–62 degrees; 7.73’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigs, Senkos and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worn–Glo) nightcrawlers.

PALESTINE: Water lightly stained; 67–70 degrees; 0.20’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, buzzbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

PALO DURO: 58.93’ low. No report available.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water off color; 63–68 degrees; 0.1’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, jigs, shakyheads and chatterbaits. Crappie are fair on live minnows. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers.

PROCTOR: Water stained; 65–69 degrees; 0.24’ high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on small spinnerbaits and minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and fresh shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

RAY HUBBARD: Water lightly stained; 66–69 degrees; 0.39’ low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits, Texas rigged craws and swim jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on rod and reel

RAY ROBERTS: Water lightly stained; 65–69 degrees; 0.15’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, topwater walking baits and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 66–70 degrees; 0.50’ high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged creature baits, swim jigs and squarebill crankbaits. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

SAM RAYBURN: Water stained; 66–70 degrees; 1.42’ low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin crankbaits, soft plastics, and Super Flukes over grass in 3–10 feet. Crappie are good on live shiners, and on pink and black tube jigs around willows. Catfish are good on juglines baited with prepared bait.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 65–69 degrees; 0.10’ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are good on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

SPENCE: 49.78’ low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 0.79’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, Senkos and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows in the shallows. White bass are fair to good on Rooster Tails. Blue catfish are fair to good on cut and live bait.

STEINHAGEN: 1.50’ high. No report available.

STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 66–70 degrees; 0.63’ high. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed soft plastics and watermelon Super Flukes. White bass are fair on minnows in 10–20 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows in 10–22 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

SWEETWATER: Water off color; 57–63 degrees; 21.9’ low. No report available.

TAWAKONI: Water lightly stained; 67–71 degrees; 2.57’ low. Black bass are good on black buzzbaits, hollow body frogs and Texas rigged creature baits. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

TEXOMAWater lightly stained; 66–69 degrees; 2.16’ low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits, Pop R’s and shakeyhead worms. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Striped bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TOLEDO BEND: Water stained; 65–69 degrees; 2.14’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastics and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on spoons in the river. Crappie are fair on watermelon jigs under the bridge. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water stained; 67–71 degrees; 0.14’ high. Black bass are very good on white grubs and watermelon Senkos in 10–20 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows, pumpkin crankbaits, and white grubs. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs in 10–20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and fresh cut bait in 20–40 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water murky. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on silver slabs. White bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

WEATHERFORD: Water lightly stained; 0.32’ low. No report available.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 55–62 degrees; 19.6’ low. Black bass are very slow (the bass population was greatly reduced during the drought). No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

WHITNEY: Water stained; 66–70 degrees; 2.30’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon Texas and Carolina rigged soft plastics and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait and cheesebait.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained; 4.97’ high. No report available.

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