- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Feb. 5 and also available on the Internet at https://https://www.txfishing.com:

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water clear; 54-58 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; 52-56 degrees; 9.29 feet 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. 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 https://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/possession-and-transport-of-exotic-aquatic-species.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 50-54 degrees; 10.15 feet low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed jigs, small crankbaits, and watermelon red 4-inch 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; 53-57 degrees; 30.74 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red JDC curl tail grubs, blue flake Scoundrel worms, and drop shot worms along ledges in 12-25 feet. Striped bass are good drifting live shad and on Pirk Minnows in 20-28 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 54-58 degrees; 7.92 feet low. Black bass are very good on Texas rigged red shad JDC drop shot worms and Brush Hogs along bluffs in 10-15 feet. Striped bass are fair jigging Pirk Minnows and trolling Shad Raps on down riggers in 40-60 feet. White bass are fair but small on blade baits along main lake bluffs. Smallmouth bass are fair on smoke drop shot worms along main lake points and bluffs. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water clear; 56-60 degrees; 15.83 feet 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; 52-56 degrees; 9.28 feet 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; 53-57 degrees; 0.35 feet 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; 54-58 degrees; 0.15 feet low. Black bass are good on black/blue Curb’s jigs and pumpkinseed tubes off docks. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows in brush piles under heated docks. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and nightcrawlers. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water murky; 51-55 degrees; 0.12 feet 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; 52-56 degrees; 8.04 feet 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; 53-57 degrees; 2.79 feet 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; 52-56 degrees; 10.47 feet low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed spinnerbaits and watermelon soft plastics. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake. See: https://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/possession-and-transport-of-exotic-aquatic-species.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 54-58 degrees; 52.94 feet low. Black bass are fair on brown jigs and green pumpkin worms in 28-40 feet. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are good on silver jigging spoons and white grubs. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows and fresh cut bait in 30-45 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; 51-55 degrees; 11.10 feet 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; 47-50 degrees; 0.37 feet low. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on cut bait.

BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 48-51 degrees; 3.70 feet low. Black bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps and white spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad and trotlines.

BONHAM: Water stained, 46-49 degrees; 1.95 feet low. Black bass are slow on jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs nears brush piles and at fishing pier. Catfish are good on chicken liver along Timbercreek Channel down to about 20 feet.

BRIDGEPORT: Water clear, 46-50 degrees; 20.77 feet low. Black bass are slow on squarebill crankbaits and smaller spoons. Crappie are slow on jigs and minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good 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: https://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/possession-and-transport-of-exotic-aquatic-species.

CADDO: Water stained; 48-52 degrees; 0.59 feet high. Black bass are good on weightless Flukes and white spinnerbaits. 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: https://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/possession-and-transport-of-exotic-aquatic-species.

CEDAR CREEK: Water clear; 46-50 degrees; 3.57 feet low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits, bladed jigs and shallow crankbaits. White bass are slow on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. Crappie are good on white jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad and trotlines.

COOPER: Water clear; 61-65 degrees; 12.57 feet low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

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; 48-51 degrees; 4.49 feet low. Black bass are good on suspending jerkbaits, umbrella rigs and Rat-L-Traps. Yellow bass and white bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near bridges. Catfish are slow on prepared bait and trotlines.

GRAPEVINE: Water clear; 45-48 degrees; 9.51 feet low. Black bass are slow on Megabass Vision 110 suspending jerkbaits in wakasagi reaction. Crappie are fair near brush piles on jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad and rod and reel.

JOE POOL: Water clear; 45-49 degrees; 1.17 feet low. Black bass are fair on weightless Senkos and Scroungers with Flukes. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 47-51; degrees; 0.93 feet high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs and hollow body swimbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake. See: https://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/possession-and-transport-of-exotic-aquatic-species.

LAVON: Water lightly stained; 46-50 degrees; 12.35 feet low. Black bass are slow on black/blue flipping jigs and Xcite Raptor Craw Jrs in pumpkin. White bass are slow on minnows and slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows and chartreuse jigs. Catfish are slow on prepared bait 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: https://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/possession-and-transport-of-exotic-aquatic-species.

LEWISVILLE: Water clear; 45-48 degrees; 7.43 feet 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: https://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 feet low. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits in shad patterns. Crappie are good on white jigs and minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water fairly clear; 55-60 degrees; 0.88 feet high. Black bass are good on black and blue flipping jigs and creature baits around stumps. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water clear; 45-49 degrees; 0.18 feet low. Black bass are fair 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 good on slabs. White bass are good on jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and chicken livers.

RAY HUBBARD: Water clear; 45-49 degrees; 7.07 feet 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; 45-48 degrees; 7.63 feet low. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits and weightless Senkos bear points in 6-10 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair 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: https://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/possession-and-transport-of-exotic-aquatic-species.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 45-49 degrees; 7.02 feet 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 jigs and minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 45-49 degrees; 9.15 feet low. Black bass are slow on green pumpkin flipping jigs, Rapala Shad Raps and white spinnerbaits. Umbrella rigs are effective later in the day near the dam. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Striped bass and hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad.

TEXOMA: Water clear; 45-49 degrees; 8.52 feet low. Black bass are slow on shakyheads and drop shot finesse worms near deeper points. Striped bass are good on slabs and minnows. 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: https://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/possession-and-transport-of-exotic-aquatic-species.

WEATHERFORD: Water clear; 45-49 degrees; 8.30 feet low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water lightly stained; 47-50 degrees; 3.91 feet high. Black bass are slow on black/blue jigs and creature baits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and cut shad. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake. See: https://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/possession-and-transport-of-exotic-aquatic-species.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water fairly clear; 54-58 degrees; 35.30 feet low. Black bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps, crankbaits, and soft plastic worms. 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; 64-68 degrees; 23.35 feet low. Black bass are good on heavy jigs, crankbaits, and large soft plastic lizards in the grass. White bass are fair on minnows upriver. Crappie are fair on minnows. Drum are fair on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLETO CREEK: Water clear; 68 degrees at hot water discharge; 4.24 feet low. Black bass to 5 pounds are fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, Rat-L-Traps, and soft plastics. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water clear; 58-62 degrees; 25.15 feet 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; 54-58 degrees; 1.23 feet low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps in 15-25 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and frozen shrimp.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water clear. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp and liver.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 52-56 degrees; 0.11 feet high. Black bass to 3 pounds 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; 53-57 degrees; 0.23 feet 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; 54-58 degrees; 3.84 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/black soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on live minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Bream are slow. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp and nightcrawlers.

STEINHAGEN: 0.89 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 52-56 degrees; 3.15 feet 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 feet low. No report available.

MACKENZIE: 96.15 low. No report available.

MEREDITH: 94.17 feet low. No report available.

PALO DURO: 48.04 feet low. No report available.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water lightly stained; 39-46 degrees; 13.3 feet 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 feet low. Catfish are fair on prepared bait, cut bait and nightcrawlers. One ramp open - few anglers out.

COLORADO CITY: 20.05 feet low. No report available.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water clear; 39-45 degrees; 12.18 feet 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 feet 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 feet 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 feet 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 feet 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 feet low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 11.33 feet low. No report available.

SWEETWATER: Water murky; 38-43 degrees; 22.62 feet 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 feet low. No report available.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Trout and redfish are fair while drifting mud and shell. Waders have taken better trout on the Louisiana shoreline on slow-sinking plugs.

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

TRINITY BAY: Trout are fair for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Redfish are good at the spillway on crabs and mullet.

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

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair on the mud and shell on MirrOlures and Corkies in the afternoon. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs.

TEXAS CITY: Whiting and sand trout are fair to good on shrimp from the piers. Redfish are fair in Moses Lake on the falling tide on crabs and shrimp.

FREEPORT: Sand trout and sheepshead are good 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 soft plastics and 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 in the guts for waders tossing plastics and Corkies.

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are fair on soft plastics on the edge of muddy channels. Redfish are good at the mouths of drains. Sheepshead are good at the jetty on shrimp.

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

PORT ARANSAS: Sheepshead are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Redfish and black drum are good in the channels on crabs.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Trout are fair on the King Ranch shoreline on Gulps and plastics. Redfish are good in the Humble Channel on crabs and table shrimp.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are fair to good in mud and grass on Corkies and MirrOlures. Trout are fair to good in the guts along shorelines on Corkies. Redfish and black drum are good in the Land Cut on shrimp and crabs.

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 Corkies and MirrOlures.

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 shrimp.

PORT ISABEL: Sheepshead are good around the causeway on shrimp. Trout are fair on the edge of the flats on soft plastics under popping corks.

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