- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Feb. 12 and also available on the Internet at http://http://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water clear; 50-54 degrees. Black bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles in 15-20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water stained; 49-53 degrees; 9.33’ low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows at night. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with frozen shad. Yellow catfish are slow. Boats, livewells, and bait buckets must be drained of all water before leaving the area. Details at: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/possession-and-transport-of-exotic-aquatic-species .

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 47-51 degrees; 10.21’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed jigs, small crankbaits, and watermelon red 4” worms over brush piles. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and watermelon red crankbaits under lighted docks at night. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are fair on liver, minnows and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water stained; 48-52 degrees; 30.68’ low. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged black/blue lizards, Rattlin’ Rogues, and blue flake Whacky Sticks on jigheads along ledges. Striped bass are fair trolling white/chartreuse Curbs striper jigs and Rattlin’ Rogues. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 12-15 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 49-53 degrees; 7.98’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkin/chartreuse hair jigs with JDC Pebble Craw trailers and Carolina rigged lizards along break lines and ledges. Striped bass are good trolling white striper jigs and vertically jigging Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads. White bass are fair jigging Pirk Minnows in 40 feet. Smallmouth bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and crappie jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water clear; 51-55 degrees; 15.91’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLORADO RIVER: (At Colorado Bend State Park) No report available.

FAYETTE: Water stained. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver and shrimp.

GRANBURY: Water stained; 45-49 degrees; 9.30’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastics, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on pet spoons. Crappie are slow. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and stinkbait.

GRANGER: Water clear; 47-51 degrees; 0.33’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with shad and cut bait in 10-20 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 50-54 degrees; 0.19’ low. Black bass are fair on PBJ colored Snag Proof jigs and green pumpkin tubes on docks and seawalls. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair to good on silver Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and worms. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water murky; 45-49 degrees; 0.13’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on black/chartreuse jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water stained; 46-50 degrees; 8.08’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Charlie slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 45-49 degrees; 2.78’ low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on shad. White bass are fair on pet spoons. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water stained; 49-53 degrees; 10.59’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse and watermelon soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are slow. Carp are fair on corn. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake. See: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/possession-and-transport-of-exotic-aquatic-species .

TRAVIS: Water murky; 46-50 degrees; 53.11’ low. Black bass are good on chrome spoons and firetiger crankbaits in 15-35 feet. Striped bass are fair on shad crankbaits and chrome spoons in 30-50 feet. White bass are good on minnows, white grubs, and chrome spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and bloodbait in 35-50 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water lightly stained. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water stained; 47-51 degrees; 11.12’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on shrimp, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water clear; 39-43 degrees; 0.26’ low. Black bass are slow on lipless crankbaits and jerkbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on cut bait.

BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 39-44 degrees; 3.50’ low. Black bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps and white bladed jigs. Crappie are slow on jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad and trotlines.

BONHAM: Water stained, 40-43 degrees; 2.01’ low. Black bass are slow on jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs nears brush piles and at fishing pier. Catfish are fair on chicken liver along Timbercreek Channel down to about 20’.

BRIDGEPORT: Water clear, 38-41 degrees; 20.83’ low. Black bass are slow on squarebill crankbaits and smaller spoons. Crappie are slow on jigs and minnows. White bass are on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Channel catfish are slow on trotlines. Zebra mussels have been found in this reservoir. Boats, livewells, and bait buckets must be drained of all water before leaving the area. Details at: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/possession-and-transport-of-exotic-aquatic-species .

CADDO: Water stained; 41-44 degrees; 0.66’ high. Black bass are fair on weightless Flukes and wacky worms. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake. See: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/possession-and-transport-of-exotic-aquatic-species .

CEDAR CREEK: Water clear; 38-42 degrees; 3.60’ low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs and shallow crankbaits. White bass are slow on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on white jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad and trotlines.

COOPER: Water clear; 60-65 degrees; 12.74’ low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad

FAIRFIELD: Fishing 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.

FORK: Water clear; 37-42 degrees; 4.45’ low. Black bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits and black and blue jigs. Yellow bass and white bass are slow on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs near bridges. Catfish are slow on prepared bait and trotlines.

GRAPEVINE: Water clear; 37-41 degrees; 9.60’ low. Black bass are slow on Megabass Vision 110 suspending jerkbaits in wakasagi reaction. Crappie are slow near brush piles on jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad and nightcrawlers.

JOE POOL: Water clear; 38-42 degrees; 1.21’ low. Black bass are fair on weightless Senkos and Scroungers with Flukes. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are slow on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 40-44; degrees; 1.70’ high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs and hollow body swimbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake. See: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/possession-and-transport-of-exotic-aquatic-species .

LAVON: Water lightly stained; 38-42 degrees; 12.26’ low. Black bass are slow on black/blue flipping jigs. White bass are slow on slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows and chartreuse jigs. Catfish are slow on prepared bait. Zebra mussels have been found in this reservoir. Boats, livewells, and bait buckets must be drained of all water before leaving the area. Details at: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/possession-and-transport-of-exotic-aquatic-species .

LEWISVILLE: Water clear; 37-42 degrees; 7.89’ low. Black bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits and small jigging spoons. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow on jigs. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. Catfish are slow on cut shad. Zebra mussels have been found in this reservoir. Boats, livewells, and bait buckets must be drained of all water before leaving the area. Details at: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/possession-and-transport-of-exotic-aquatic-species .

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 68-72 degrees; 0.09’ low. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits in shad patterns and Texas rigged soft plastics. Crappie are good on white jigs and minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water fairly clear; 52-57 degrees; 1.01’ high. Black bass are fair on black and blue flipping jigs and creature baits around stumps. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water clear; 38-43 degrees; 0.56’ high. Black bass are slow on red Rat-L-Traps and Xcite XB-1 crankbaits in natural shad in the Kickapoo area. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and chicken livers.

RAY HUBBARD: Water clear; 37-42 degrees; 7.09’ low. Black bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits and deep diving crankbaits. Crappie are slow on jigs. White bass are slow on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

RAY ROBERTS: Water clear; 36-46 degrees; 7.63’ low. Black bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits and weightless Senkos bear points in 6-10’. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow on slabs and minnows. Catfish are slow on cut shad. Zebra mussels have been found in this reservoir. Boats, livewells, and bait buckets must be drained of all water before leaving the area. Details at: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/possession-and-transport-of-exotic-aquatic-species .

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 39-43 degrees; 6.99’ low. Black bass are slow on football jigs and deep diving crankbaits. White bass are slow on jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 38-42 degrees; 9.24’ low. Black bass are slow on green pumpkin flipping jigs, Rapala Shad Raps and white spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Striped bass and hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad.

TEXOMA: Water clear; 36-40 degrees; 8.85’ low. Black bass are slow on shakyheads and drop shot finesse worms near deeper points. Striped bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad and trotlines. Zebra mussels have been found in this reservoir. Boats, livewells, and bait buckets must be drained of all water before leaving the area. Details at: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/possession-and-transport-of-exotic-aquatic-species .

WEATHERFORD: Water clear; 37-40 degrees; 8.42’ low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water lightly stained; 39-43 degrees; 4.97’ high. Black bass are slow on black/blue jigs and creature baits. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on prepared bait and cut shad. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake. See: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/possession-and-transport-of-exotic-aquatic-species .

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water fairly clear; 51-55 degrees; 35.09’ low. Black bass are fair on Stanley jigs and green pumpkin soft plastic worms on light Texas rigs. Striped bass are fair on slabs and grubs. White bass are fair on slabs and crankbaits. Catfish are fair on shrimp, nightcrawlers, and cheesebait. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines and droplines baited with live perch. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.

BRAUNIG: Water clear. Black bass are fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps near the dam. Striped bass are slow. Redfish are fair on tilapia, crawfish, and shad near Dead Tree Point. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver, shrimp, and shad in 20-30 feet.

CALAVERAS: Water clear. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on chicken livers and shad along the shoreline. Redfish are fair on live perch, shad, tilapia, and crawfish. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water clear; 54-58 degrees; 23.50’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on live bait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLETO CREEK: Water clear; 55 degrees in main lake, 72 degrees at hot water discharge; 4.14’ low. Black bass to 4 pounds are fair on soft plastics and spinnerbaits in 8-10 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water clear; 51-55 degrees; 24.92’ low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on 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.

SOUTHEAST

CONROE: Water stained; 48-52 degrees; 1.16’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and jigs. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are slow.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water clear. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed spinnerbaits and soft plastics. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on frozen shrimp and stinkbait.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 46-50 degrees; 0.12’ high. Black bass are fair on blue worms, jigs, and Rat-L-Traps in 8-16 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 48-52 degrees; 0.37’ high. Black bass are good on silver/black spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are good on Rat-L-Traps. White bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with shad and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water murky; 50-54 degrees; 3.60’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon and pumpkinseed soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait.

STEINHAGEN: 0.67’ high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 48-52 degrees; 2.59’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon and chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles. Bream are good on worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: 41.43’ low. No report available.

MACKENZIE: 96.15 low. No report available.

MEREDITH: 94.17’ low. No report available.

PALO DURO: 48.04’ low. No report available.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water lightly stained; 39-46 degrees; 13.3’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and Rat-L-Traps. No reports on crappie or catfish.

ARROWHEAD: Water off color; 40-45 degrees; 15.83’ low. Catfish are fair on prepared bait, cut bait and nightcrawlers. One ramp open - few anglers out.

COLORADO CITY: 20.05’ low. No report available.

FT. PHANTOM HILL: Water clear; 39-45 degrees; 12.18’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 38-46 degrees; 21.85’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

NASWORTHY: No report available.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 38-44 degrees; 21.12’ low. Black bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.

O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 39-45 degrees; 42.63’ low. Black bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water fairly clear; 39-44 degrees; 12.25’ low. Black bass are fair. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

SPENCE: 65.15’ low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 11.33’ low. No report available.

SWEETWATER: Water murky; 38-43 degrees; 22.62’ low. Black bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on prepared bait.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 37-44 degrees; 34.18’ low. No report available.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Trout and redfish are fair while drifting mud and shell. Sheepshead are fair to good around the rocks.

SOUTH SABINE: Redfish are fair on the edge of the channel on mullet. Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp.

BOLIVAR: Trout are fair on the south shoreline on slow-sinking plugs. Black drum and redfish are fair to good at Rollover Pass.

TRINITY BAY: Trout are fair for drifters working pods mullet. Waders have taken scattered catches of trout on Corkies. Redfish are good at the spillway on crabs and mullet.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair on the south shoreline on Corkies and MirrOlures. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Trout are fair over deep shell.

TEXAS CITY: Sheepshead are fair around rock groins on live shrimp. Mangrove snapper and whiting are fair from the piers.

FREEPORT: Sand trout and sheepshead are fair on live shrimp on the reefs. Redfish are fair to good at San Luis pass on cracked blue crabs.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Redfish are fair to good on the south shoreline in the guts and bayous. Trout are fair on shell on soft plastics.

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are fair on Corkies over soft mud in waist-deep water in San Antonio Bay. Redfish are fair to good at the mouths of drains on soft plastics and slow-sinking plugs.

ROCKPORT: Trout are fair on the edge of the ICW on glow DOA Shrimp and Gulps. Redfish are fair to good on the Estes Flats and in California Hole on mullet and shrimp.

PORT ARANSAS: Redfish are fair to good around Pelican Island on Gulps and mullet. Sand trout are good on shrimp in the channel.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Redfish are good in the Humble Channel on crabs and table shrimp. Trout are fair to good in Oso Bay on Gulps and soft plastics on the incoming tide.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are fair to good in mud and grass on Corkies and Soft-Dines. Trout are fair to good in the guts along the King Ranch shoreline on Corkies and Gamblers.

PORT MANSFIELD: Redfish are fair to good on DOA Shrimp and Gulps under a popping cork around grass holes. Trout are fair to good on mud along the edge of the ICW on Corky Fat Boys and Soft-Dines.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout and redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on DOA Shrimp and Gulps. Redfish, black drum and mangrove snapper are fair to good in the channel on fresh shrimp.

PORT ISABEL: Redfish are fair to good around Cullen’s and Laguna Vista on shrimp and Gulps. Trout are fair on the edge of the flats on DOA Shrimp and Gulps.

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