- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for June 25 and also available on the Internet at http://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water stained; 81-85 degrees. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel and blue catfish are good on cheesebait and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 75-79 degrees; 8.49 feet low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and dark soft plastic worms in coves. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows under lights at night in 30 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on live bait. Yellow catfish are fair on juglines baited with live perch.

BROWNWOOD: Water clear upper end, stained lower end; 80-84 degrees; 10.94 feet low. Black bass are good on craw and shad colored crankbaits around docks in 3-10 feet, and on green pumpkin and redbug soft plastic worms in 8-15 feet. White bass are good on small spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and tube jigs off lighted docks at night in 8-15 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and white or shad Li’l Fishies in 10-18 feet. Channel catfish to 9 pounds are good on cheesebait and cut shad over baited holes. Blue catfish to 8 pounds are good on prepared bait in 5-10 feet. Yellow catfish to 20 pounds are good on trotlines baited with perch, shrimp, and goldfish in 3-10 feet.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 76-80 degrees; 27.34 feet low. Black bass are good on weightless wacky rigged green pumpkin Whacky Sticks with chartreuse tails, watermelon Skip-N-Pop topwaters, and white/chartreuse spinnerbaits along lake and creek points in 8-15 feet. Striped bass are fair jigging white Curb’s bucktail jigs and drifting live bait on the surface over 20-30 feet. White bass are fair trolling Shad Raps and jigging Pirk Minnows and Tiny Traps over rock piles in 20-30 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs over brush piles in 12-20 feet. Channel catfish are good on live bait and shrimp. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines and trotlines baited with goldfish and minnows.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 77-81 degrees; 8.21 feet low. Black bass are good on tomato red JDC grubs, green pumpkin Whacky Sticks on shaky head jigs, and Texas rigged pumpkinseed finesse worms in 8-16 feet. Striped bass are fair vertically jigging 1-oz. Pirk Minnows in 40 feet. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are good on root beer/green JDC curl tailed grubs and craws, and on watermelon tubes on ball jigheads in 10 feet. Crappie are fair to good on Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines and trotlines baited with live bait.

COLEMAN: Water clear; 75-79 degrees; 17.39 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon Rat-L-Traps and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad near the park. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs at night. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water stained. Black bass are good on shad colored spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps in 10-20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and shad in 10-15 feet.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 78-82 degrees; 5.34 feet low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and chartreuse spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and live bait.

GRANGER: Water stained; 77-81 degrees; 0.45 feet high. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on marabou jigs tipped with power baits in 6-12 feet. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with fresh shad. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.

LBJ: Water stained; 77-81 degrees; 0.28 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon JDC Skip-N-Pop topwaters, watermelon Curb’s Erratic jigs, and weightless watermelon red Texas rigged Whacky Sticks in 6-10 feet early. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and red tube jigs over brush piles in 12 feet. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and minnows. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 77-81 degrees; 0.15 feet high. Black bass are good on topwaters and red/black soft plastic worms. White bass are good on silver dollars and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 7-12 feet. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait and hot dogs. Blue catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with perch and shad. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch and goldfish.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 78-82 degrees; 9.56 feet low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits off points early and late. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are good on live shad and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut bait and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 76-80 degrees; 0.29 feet high. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on shad. White bass are good on shad and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 77-81 degrees; 9.11 feet low. Black bass are very good on watermelon spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps. White bass are good on shad Li’l Fishies. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 78-82 degrees; 50.93 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps, watermelon worms, and smoke grubs in 8-24 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on white grubs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water lightly stained. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are fair on shad and silver striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on punchbait and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 77-81 degrees; 7.76 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons and white striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water clear; 82-85 degrees; 0.13 feet high. Black bass are slow on topwaters and swim jigs early. Later in day Texas rig 7-inch worms in watermelon red are effective fished on docks. Crappie are fair on white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 82-86 degrees; 0.93 feet low. Black bass are good on Yellow Magic poppers and shallow crankbaits in shad patterns. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on rod and reel.

BONHAM: Water clear, 82-85 degrees; 2.27 feet low. Black bass are good on swimjigs, soft plastics, and crankbaits on boat docks, ridges, creek channels and rocky points up to 15 feet deep. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows around the bridge. Catfish are good along the rocks with stinkbait, chicken liver and cut shad. All species are being caught from the fishing pier as well.

BRIDGEPORT: Water clear, 79-83 degrees; 22.20 feet low. Black bass are good on white medium crankbaits near riprap and green pumpkin shakyhead worms on deeper docks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Channel catfish are fair on trotlines.

CADDO: Water stained; 81-84 degrees; 0.45 feet high. Black bass are good on bladed jigs and hollow body frogs near stumps. White and yellow bass are fair on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are good on jug lines. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake see:http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/possession-and-transport-of-exotic-aquatic-species.

CEDAR CREEK: Water clear; 81-84 degrees; 3.06 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws and medium crankbaits. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on topwaters. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

COOPER: Water clear; 81-85 degrees; 7.56 feet low. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits and small soft plastic swimbaits on jigheads. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are slow on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are good on rod and reel and chicken liver.

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; 81-84 degrees; 3.28 feet low. Black bass are fair on football jigs and Carolina rigged soft plastics along deeper ledges. White and yellow bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows near the bridges. Catfish are good on trotlines and chicken liver.

GRAPEVINE: Water clear; 80-83 degrees; 11.03 feet low. Black bass are good on shakeyhead worms near main lake points. Crappie are good on tube jigs and minnows. White bass are good on minnows and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines.

JOE POOL: Water clear; 80-84 degrees; 0.29 feet low. Black bass are fair on finesse jigs and weightless worms in 5-12 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 81-84; degrees; 2.19 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits and flipping jigs in black and blue. Crappie are fair on tube jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

LAVON: Water lightly stained; 81-85 degrees; 11.58 feet low. Black bass are fair on deep diving crankbaits and football jigs on brush piles. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

LEWISVILLE: Water clear; 80-83 degrees; 7.96 feet low. Black bass are good on shakyheads and medium diving crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 80-84 degrees; 0.01 feet low. Black bass are good on bladed jigs and hollow belly frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and punch bait.

MONTICELLO: Water fairly clear; 80-85 degrees; 0.17 feet low. Black bass are good on finesse jigs and hollow body frogs near shallow cover. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water clear; 80-84 degrees; 0.17 feet high. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin shakyheads and weightless Senkos near docks at mouths of creeks. Crappie are fair on white jigs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are fair on topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water clear; 81-84 degrees; 7.70 feet low. Black bass are fair on medium and deep diving crankbaits in 10-14 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

RAY ROBERTS: Water clear; 80-84 degrees; 8.93 feet low. Black bass are slow on football jigs in 10-15 feet targeting rock piles. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on topwaters. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 80-85 degrees; 7.18 feet low. Black bass are good on football jigs and Carolina rigged worms. White bass are good on topwaters and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on cut shad and trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 81-85 degrees; 8.74 feet low. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and tube jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Striped bass and hybrid striper are slow on topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines. Please call ahead to verify access at ramp of your choice. Lake access is severely limited due to low water.

TEXOMA: Water clear; 79-83 degrees; 6.74 feet low. Black bass are good on topwaters and Texas rigged plastics. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Striped bass are good on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

WEATHERFORD: Water clear; 80-83 degrees; 7.15 feet low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water lightly stained; 81-85 degrees; 7.37 feet high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs and hollow body frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on cut shad and prepared bait.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water stained; 79-83 degrees; 41.58 feet low. Black bass are very good on watermelon topwaters, swimbaits, Senkos, frogs, and soft plastics. Striped bass are fair on spoons and topwaters. White bass are fair on crankbaits, grubs, and live minnows. Crappie are slow. Catfish are fair on shrimp, and nightcrawlers under popping corks. Yellow catfish are slow. 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 fair on watermelon soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. Redfish are fair on perch, shad, and silver spoons. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver, shrimp, and cheesebait near the dam.

CALAVERAS: Water stained. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are good on spoons and striper jigs near the dam and the crappie wall. Redfish are good on live perch, tilapia, and crawfish. Channel catfish are fair on liver, bait shrimp, cheesebait, and shad. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water stained; 78-82 degrees; 24.86 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits and large soft plastic lizards and worms. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.

COLETO CREEK: Water stained; 84 degrees in main lake, 98 degrees at hot water discharge; 1.23 feet low. Black bass are good on soft plastics and spinnerbaits in 6-8 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs in 10 feet. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on trotlines and droplines baited with live perch in 10-12 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 79-83 degrees; 29.59 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics, jigs on ledges and drop offs, and crankbaits in 6-15 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver and shrimp. 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; 77-81 degrees; 0.14 feet high. Black bass are good on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps and Carolina rigged soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on cut bait and frozen shrimp.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water clear. Black bass are fair on watermelon red and chartreuse soft plastics and small crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are very good on stinkbait and frozen shrimp.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 84-88 degrees; 0.14 feet high. Black bass to 3 pounds are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms. White bass are slow. Crappie are very good on live minnows. Bream are good on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 76-80 degrees; 0.27 feet high. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are good on Zara spooks. White bass are fair on troll tubes and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are good on cut bait and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water murky; 77-81 degrees; 0.16 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are good on silver spoons and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles and baited holes. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers. Catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.

STEINHAGEN: 1.50 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 78-82 degrees; 0.79 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastic worms in 10-20 feet. Striped bass are fair on live bait and silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on silver spoons and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs over brush in 10-20 feet. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers in 2-8 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: 43.43 feet low. No report available.

MACKENZIE: 98.66 feet low. No report available.

MEREDITH: 89.62 feet low. No report available.

PALO DURO: 53.55 feet low. No report available.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water stained; 75-83 degrees; 16.54 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters, shallow running crankbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs over brush piles. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

ARROWHEAD: Water off color; 75-83 degrees; 17.78 feet low. One ramp open and few anglers have been on the lake.

COLORADO CITY: 21.40 feet low. No report available.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water clear; 74-82 degrees; 14.26 feet low. Black bass are fair on Zara Spooks, Rat-L-Traps and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 75-84 degrees; 25.66 feet low. Black bass are good on shakyheads, jigs, Texas rigs and spinnerbaits. 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; 22.12 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on Carolina rigs, Texas rigs, jigs and chatterbaits. 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; 37.45 feet low. Black bass are good on Yellow Magics, Texas rigs, jigs and medium swimbaits. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs shallow.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water fairly clear; 74-81 degrees; 15.36 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 Humdingers. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

SPENCE: 73.57 feet low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 16.59 feet low. No report available.

SWEETWATER: Water murky; 75-82 degrees; 25.18 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on 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; 32.37 feet low. No report available.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Redfish are good under rafts of shad on Gulps. Redfish are fair to good at the mouths of bayous draining from the marsh.

SOUTH SABINE: Trout are fair at the jetty on live bait and topwaters. Flounder are fair on live bait at the mouths of bayous.

BOLIVAR: Trout are fair on the south shoreline on topwaters and soft plastics. Trout, sand trout and croakers are fair to good at Rollover Pass on live bait.

TRINITY BAY: Trout are fair for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Trout, redfish and croaker are fair at the spillway on live bait.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair for drifters working deep shell on limetreuse and plum plastics. Trout are fair on live bait around the Ship Channel.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are fair at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Trout and redfish are fair to good at the mouth of bayous on the outgoing tide on live shrimp.

TEXAS CITY: Trout are fair to good on the reefs and in the channel on live shrimp and croakers. Redfish and sand trout are fair to good in Moses Lake on shrimp. Trout are fair to good at Dollar Reef on live bait.

FREEPORT: Trout are fair at San Luis Pass on shrimp, MirrOlures and soft plastics. Trout, redfish, sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay and Chocolate Bay.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp over mid-bay reefs when the wind allows. Redfish are fair in the middle of the bay on live shrimp near slicks when the wind allows.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair on sand and grass on soft plastics and topwaters. Live-baiters have taken better catches. Redfish are fair in the back reaches of the bay on mud and shell on live shrimp.

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are fair on topwaters and live bait over sand, grass and shell near Pass Cavallo. Trout and redfish are fair at the mouths of the back lakes on the outgoing tide.

ROCKPORT: Trout are fair in the guts and channels on free-lined shrimp. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp.

PORT ARANSAS: Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Offshore is good for kingfish and ling, though seas have been choppy.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps, croakers and live shrimp. Trout are fair to good on Gulps and live shrimp over sand and grass near the Packery Channel and in Oso Bay.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are fair to good on topwaters and live bait around rocks and grass. Trout are fair to good while drifting grass around spoil islands on Bass Assassins and Gamblers.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are good on topwaters on the edge of the channel and around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while wading over sand on small topwaters. Offshore is good for kingfish, dorado and ling.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout are fair to good on shrimp and DOA Shrimp while drifting the grass beds. Tarpon are good around the pass and at the jetty early in the morning and late in the evening.

PORT ISABEL: Trout are fair to good on the deeper edges and flats on topwaters and live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good in Cullen Bay on small topwaters and live shrimp.

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