- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for July 30 and also available on the Internet at http://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water stained; 83-87 degrees. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shrimp, minnows, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 8.64 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon seed crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are good on live shad. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows under lights at night in 18 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait, doughbait, and hot dogs in 6 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 82-86 degrees; 11.81 feet low. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are good on cheesebait in 5-10 feet. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch and goldfish in 3-10 feet.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 81-85 degrees; 28.19 feet low. Black bass are fair on flukes, buzzbaits, Chug Bugs, and Texas rigged 5-inch watermelon candy Whacky Sticks in 4-10 feet at first light. Striped bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps, Rattlin’ Rogues, and plastic swim baits. White bass are fair on Tiny Traps and plastic swim baits in creeks. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are good on liver, minnows, and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on goldfish and perch upriver.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 82-86 degrees; 9.17 feet low. Black bass are fair on topwaters, watermelon candy flukes, and Whacky Sticks along grassy banks early. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on JDC grubs, Gambler Crickets, and white crankbaits in 10-21 feet early. Crappie are fair on minnows and Curb’s jigs in standing timber. Channel catfish are fair on live bait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on goldfish and perch upriver.

COLEMAN: Water clear; 80-84 degrees; 17.30 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water stained. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed Carolina rigged soft plastics and topwaters early and late. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and cut shad.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 81-85 degrees; 5.22 feet low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue/white tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait and chicken livers.

GRANGER: Water clear; 81-85 degrees; 1.08 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs in 6-17 feet. Blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 81-85 degrees; 0.31 feet low. Black bass are fair on black/blue Berkley Power worms, watermelon topwaters, and watermelon red Whacky Sticks in 5-12 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and watermelon jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on minnows and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 80-84 degrees; 0.27 feet low. Black bass are fair on silver Rat-L-Traps in Liberty Hill Park, and on shallow running crankbaits near the dam. White bass are good trolling silver spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and orange/chartreuse jigs off docks early. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait and liver in 4-5 feet. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 81-85 degrees; 9.63 feet low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on live shad and pet spoons. White bass are good on shad. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with cut shad. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 80-84 degrees. Black bass are fair on watermelon seed soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows early. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 82-86 degrees; 9.66 feet low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 81-85 degrees; 53.07 feet low. Black bass are good on plum worms, smoke grubs, and chartreuse topwaters in 10-25 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on chrome topwaters and white grubs. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on bloodbait and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water lightly stained. Black bass are good on shad colored crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on shad colored Li’l Fishies. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 7.61 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are good on shrimp and live bait.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water clear; 81-85 degrees; 0.37 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon creature baits and topwater walking type baits. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are slow on rod and reel.

BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 82-86 degrees; 1.16 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon Senkos and Carolina rig soft plastics. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotline and prepared bait.

BONHAM: Water stained, 82-85 degrees; 2.86 feet low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, jigs and soft plastics near shallow flats with grass, boat docks, ridges, creek channels and rocky points up to 12 feet deep. Crappie are excellent on jigs and minnows on offshore brush piles up to 25 feet. Catfish are excellent along the rocks with stinkbait, chicken liver and cut shad.

BRIDGEPORT: Water clear, 81-85 degrees; 22.28 feet low. Black bass are fair on Bandit 200 crankbaits in white splatterback. Crappie are good on minnows and tube jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slab. Channel catfish are fair on trotlines.

CADDO: Water stained; 82-85 degrees; 0.40 feet high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs and small crankbaits. Catfish are fair on cut shad and prepared bait.

CEDAR CREEK: Water clear; 81-86 degrees; 3.75 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws in green pumpkin and weightless Senkos. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are fair on topwaters. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

COOPER: Water clear; 82-86 degrees; 8.45 feet low. Black bass are fair on drop shot finesse worms and deep crankbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on 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; 81-85 degrees; 3.90 feet low. Black bass are slow on football jigs and drop shot worms in 15-20 feet. White and yellow bass are fair on topwaters and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows on brush piles. Catfish are fair on trotlines and chicken liver.

GRAPEVINE: Water clear; 81-86 degrees; 9.66 feet low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits and topwaters. Some fish being caught in flooded cover. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters early. Catfish are fair on trotlines and punch bait.

JOE POOL: Water clear; 81-85 degrees; 0.85 feet low. Black bass are slow on medium crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse jigs. White bass are good on slabs topwaters. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 82-86; degrees; 1.67 feet high. Black bass are good on flipping jigs and creature baits. Crappie are slow on white jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

LAVON: Water lightly stained; 82-87 degrees; 11.92 feet low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craw worms. White bass are fair on topwaters and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 82-86 degrees; 6.81 feet low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits, hollow body frogs and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on topwaters and slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 86-88 degrees; 0.30 feet low. Black bass are slow on drop shot soft plastics and deep diving crankbaits along deeper points. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on punch bait and trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water fairly clear; 93-100 degrees; 1.06 feet low. Black bass are good on deep diving crankbaits and drop shot finesse worms near the discharge. Crappie are good on chartreuse jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

PALESTINE: Water clear; 81-84 degrees; 0.31 feet low. Black bass are good on Scrounger head rigs with flukes. Crappie are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. White bass are good on topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines and punch bait.

RAY HUBBARD: Water clear; 82-85 degrees; 8.36 feet low. Black bass are fair on deep diving crankbaits and topwaters. Crappie are fair on white jigs and minnows. White bass are slow on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

RAY ROBERTS: Water clear; 81-86 degrees; 7.56 feet low. Black bass are slow on Carolina rigged worms and medium diving crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on prepared bait.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 81-85 degrees; 7.46 feet low. Black bass are fair on deep crankbaits and swim jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 82-86 degrees; 9.77 feet low. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Striped bass and hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad. Please call ahead to verify access at ramp of your choice. Lake access is severely limited due to low water.

TEXOMA: Water clear; 82-85 degrees; 5.67 feet low. Black bass are fair on topwaters and finesse jigs near floating docks. Crappie are fair on minnows on brush piles. Striped bass are good on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

WEATHERFORD: Water clear; 81-85 degrees; 7.90 feet low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water lightly stained; 82-86 degrees; 6.24 feet high. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs and swim jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are good on jigs minnows. Catfish are good on cut shad and trotlines.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water stained; 82-86 degrees; 41.93 feet low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin crankbaits, topwaters, spooks, and soft plastic worms. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are good on stinkbait, and on juglines baited with live perch. Yellow catfish are good on juglines 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 stained. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps in reeds. Striped bass are good down rigging silver and gold spoons near the jetty and dam. Redfish are good on perch, tilapia, shad, and silver spoons. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver and shrimp.

CALAVERAS: Water stained. Black bass are good on dark soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits over reed beds and near the dam. Striped bass are good on spoons and striper jigs near the dam in 15-20 feet. Redfish are good on live perch and tilapia along the shoreline. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are fair on live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water stained; 81-85 degrees; 25.61 feet low. Black bass are fair on small white/chartreuse spinnerbaits, watermelon crankbaits, and pumpkin Whacky Sticks with chartreuse tails along main lake points. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are good on live bait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on live bait upriver.

COLETO CREEK: Water stained; 87 degrees in main lake, 100 degrees at hot water discharge; 1.96 feet low. Black bass to 5 pounds are fair on watermelon soft plastics and spinnerbaits over grass beds in 6-10 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish to 16 pounds are fair on trotlines and droplines baited with live perch in 10-14 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 83-87 degrees; 29.93 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon seed soft plastics and brush hogs off points. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and cut bait upriver. 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; 81-85 degrees; 0.18 feet high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse and watermelon Carolina rigged soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Catfish are good on stinkbait, chicken livers, and shrimp.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water clear. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastic worms and watermelon/white crankbaits. Crappie are slow. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers, shrimp, and cut bait.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water clear; 86-90 degrees; 0.02 feet high. Black bass to 7 pounds are fair on watermelon red topwaters and soft plastic worms. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Bream are good on live worms around grass beds. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 81-85 degrees; 0.25 feet high. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits, soft plastics, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on pet spoons and Charlie slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 0.19 feet high. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms. White bass are fair on silver and gold spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs over baited holes. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Catfish are slow.

STEINHAGEN: 1.25 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 81-85 degrees; 0.47 feet low. Black bass are fair on redbug soft plastics and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on spoons in the river. Crappie are fair on minnows at night. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait, stinkbait, livers, and hearts in 30 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: 44.04 feet low. No report available.

MACKENZIE: 89.52 feet low. No report available.

MEREDITH: 80.34 feet low. No report available.

PALO DURO: 53.99 feet low. No report available.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water stained; 75-83 degrees; 17.28 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters, Senkos, DD22s and Carolina rigs. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs over brush piles. Catfish are good on chartreuse (use Worm-Glo) nightcrawlers.

ARROWHEAD: Water off color; 75-83 degrees; 18.41 feet low. One ramp open and few anglers have been on the lake.

COLORADO CITY: 21.49 feet low. No report available.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water clear; 74-82 degrees; 14.67 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on Yellow Magics, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 75-84 degrees; 27 feet low. Black bass are good on topwaters early, jigs, Texas rigs and DD22s. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs over deep cover. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

NASWORTHY: No report available.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 75-83 degrees; 23.35 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on Carolina rigs, jigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on chartreuse (use Worn-Glo) nightcrawlers.

O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 76-84 degrees; 38.73 feet low. Black bass are good on Zell Pops early and late, Senkos, Texas rigs, jigs and shallow or medium running shad pattern crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs shallow.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water fairly clear; 74-81 degrees; 15.17 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on drop shot rigs, Carolina rigs, Texas rigs and D22s. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on slabs and Little Georges. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

SPENCE: 74.63 feet low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 15.58 feet low. No report available.

SWEETWATER: Water murky; 75-82 degrees; 26.23 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on Carolina rigs, split shot weighted flukes and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on prepared bait.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 74-82 degrees; 29.16 feet low. No report available.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good in the middle of the lake over rafts of shad. Redfish are fair on jigs tipped with shrimp around marsh drains. Some birds have worked over trout.

SOUTH SABINE: Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good around Lighthouse Cove and around the jetty rocks on topwaters. Redfish are fair to good in the marsh on topwaters.

BOLIVAR: Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on soft plastics and plugs. Black drum and redfish are good at Rollover Pass. Croakers are good on dead shrimp in the channel and around the pass.

TRINITY BAY: Trout are good for drifters working shell pads and deep reefs on Tidal Surges, Lit’l Johns and Bass Assassins. Redfish and trout are fair to good at the spillway on shrimp. Catfish are good in the marsh on shrimp.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are good on the south shoreline on topwaters and soft plastics. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp. Trout are good on mid-bay reefs on plastics and croakers.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair to good for drifters working shell on live shrimp. Trout, sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp. Tarpon are showing on the beachfront. Kingfish, ling and sharks are good offshore.

TEXAS CITY: Trout are good on the channel on croakers. Reefs and wells have held good trout on live bait. Sand trout are fair on fresh shrimp off the piers.

FREEPORT: Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs. Trout and sand trout are good at the jetties on shrimp and DOA Shrimp. Kingfish and ling are good offshore around shrimp boats.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair to good for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are fair to good in the middle of the bay around slicks and live shrimp.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Redfish are fair to good on the edge of Oyster Lake on shrimp and crabs. Trout are fair on sand and grass on soft plastics. Redfish are good on the north shoreline on live shrimp.

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are good on topwaters over soft mud in waist-deep water in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair at the mouths of bayous on the outgoing tide. Trout and bull redfish are good at the jetty on shrimp.

ROCKPORT: Trout are fair on free-lined shrimp in the deep channels. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Redfish are good in the holes around Estes Flats on piggy perch and mullet.

PORT ARANSAS: Redfish are fair to good at East Flats on shrimp. Redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp. Offshore is good for sharks, ling and kingfish.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Trout are fair on the drop-offs around Pita Island on croakers. Redfish are good in the guts on the outgoing tide.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are fair in mud and grass on Corkies and topwaters. Trout are fair to good in the Land Cut on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good while drifting with topwaters at Rocky Slough.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are good on topwaters and soft plastics under corks around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes and sand flats on live shrimp.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout are fair to good around the spoil islands, channel edges and color changes on DOA Shrimp. Tarpon, snook, trout and Spanish mackerel are fair to good at the jetty on live bait.

PORT ISABEL: Snook are fair to good in South Bay on shrimp and DOA Shrimp. Trout and redfish are fair to good at Gas Well Flats on live shrimp.

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