- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Sept. 24 and also available on the Internet at http://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water stained; 86-90 degrees. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, liver, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 11.07 feet low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits in coves near structure. Hybrid striper are good on live shad. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on hot dogs. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD: Water clear; 81-85 degrees; 12.45 feet low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastic worms and topwaters near the docks and over brush piles. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies off lighted docks at night. Crappie are good on Li’l Fishies and minnows over brush piles in 10-18 feet, and off lighted docks at night. Channel catfish are good on cut bait and nightcrawlers over baited holes. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 31.35 feet low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics, Pop-R’s, and shad flukes along deeper creek points and ledges in 6-15 feet at daylight. Striped bass are fair on plastic swim baits on the surface at first light, and drifting or free lining live bait near the dam. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on chartreuse Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp. Yellow and blue catfish are good on rod/reel, juglines and trotlines baited with goldfish and perch upriver.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 10.74 feet low. Black bass are good on drop shot Devil’s Tongues and watermelon red Whacky Sticks along grassy banks early and late. Striped bass are fair jigging 1-oz. Pirk Minnows at daylight. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are slow. Crappie are good on white tube jigs and minnows. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on live bait.

COLEMAN: Water clear; 81-85 degrees; 18.38 feet low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water stained. Black bass are fair on shad colored swim baits, Zara Spooks, and Carolina rigged soft plastics in 14-18 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cut shad.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 83-87 degrees; 8.21 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon and chartreuse crankbaits and spinnerbaits, and on watermelon/white soft plastics. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons and silver/white striper jigs. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are slow. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and live bait.

GRANGER: Water clear; 82-86 degrees; 0.33 feet high. Black bass are good on black/chartreuse soft plastic worms in 3-6 feet. White bass are fair on crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps along shallow roadbeds early and late. Crappie are fair on chartreuse jigs tipped with Berkley Crappie Nibbles. Blue catfish are good on prepared baits and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 81-85 degrees; 0.44 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on blue flake Whacky Sticks, black/blue Curb’s Erratic jigs, and Texas rigged Big Pigs in 5-12 feet early. Striped bass are good on Creme Lure’s 2-inch Spoiler Shads and Li’l Fishies at night. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies at night. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, liver, and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with goldfish and perch.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 80-84 degrees; 1.37 feet low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and orange/chartreuse jigs. Channel catfish are good on shrimp around stickups in 5-12 feet. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 82-86 degrees; 12.20 feet low. Black bass are fair on perch colored crankbaits. Striped bass are good on silver spoons. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 81-85 degrees; 0.58 feet low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin Rat-L-Traps and crappie jigs. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Perch are excellent on worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 82-86 degrees; 11.79 feet low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastic worms. White bass are good on pet spoons and slabs. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 83-87 degrees; 55.98 feet low. Black bass are fair on bone chuggers and watermelon worms in 15-28 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on smoke grubs and jigging spoons in 28-40 feet. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut perch in 30-45 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on pet spoons and Charlie slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 82-86 degrees; 9.42 feet low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on small spinnerbaits and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water clear; 80-85 degrees; 1.52 feet low. Black bass are slow on green pumpkin shakyheads and finesse jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait and trotlines.

BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 81-85 degrees; 2.38 feet low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged creature baits and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water stained, 80-84 degrees; 2.84 feet low. Black bass are slow along creek channel and on the rocks with crankbaits, buzzbaits and Texas rigged soft plastics. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs along bridge pilings and deeper points with brush. Catfish are good along the rocks on shrimp, chicken livers and stinkbait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water clear, 80-85 degrees; 23.38 feet low. Black bass are fair on Megabass Knuckle 60 crankbaits in banana milk color. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and topwaters. Channel catfish are good on trotlines and shrimp.

CADDO: Water stained; 80-86 degrees; 0.30 feet low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits and topwaters. White and yellow bass are good on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and trotlines.

CEDAR CREEK: Water clear; 81-85 degrees; 5.20 feet low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws in green pumpkin on docks and Carolina rigged centipedes on deeper brush piles. White bass are good on slabs and small crankbaits. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and marabou jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

COOPER: Water clear; 80-84 degrees; 10.80 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms in green pumpkin. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and rod and reel.

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; 80-85 degrees; 5.58 feet low. Black bass are slow on medium to deep diving crankbaits and Yellow Magics. Best bite has been mid-day in 10-20 feet of water. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs along the bridges. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.

GRAPEVINE: Water clear; 81-84 degrees; 11.23 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rig craws, topwaters and medium diving crankbaits in shad patterns. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and shrimp.

JOE POOL: Water clear; 80-85 degrees; 1.44 feet low. Black bass are good on topwaters and weightless Senkos. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on cut shad and prepared bait.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 80-86; degrees; 0.62 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rig creature baits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

LAVON: Water lightly stained; 81-86 degrees; 12.52 feet low. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits and black buzzbaits. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on white jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 80-84 degrees; 6.44 feet low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits, topwaters and small swimbaits near larger rocks along mid lake area. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 85-91 degrees; 1.70 feet low. Black bass are slow on shakyheads and drop shot finesse worms along deeper points and breaks. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.

MONTICELLO: Water fairly clear; 91-97 degrees; 0.10 feet low. Black bass are slow on Carolina rigged Trick Worms, deep diving crankbaits and drop shot finesse worms near breaks. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad

PALESTINE: Water clear; 79-83 degrees; 0.92 feet low. Black bass are slow on green pumpkin finesse jigs on brushed out docks. Some fishing being caught on shallow crankbaits as well. Crappie are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and chicken liver.

RAY HUBBARD: Water clear; 80-84 degrees; 9.67 feet low. Black bass are fair on deep diving crankbaits and football jigs. Crappie are fair on jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

RAY ROBERTS: Water clear; 81-85 degrees; 6.83 feet low. Black bass are slow on white spinnerbaits, medium crankbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines and shrimp.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 80-84 degrees; 9.22 feet low. Black bass are fair on blue fleck Texas rigged worms and shakyheads. White bass are slow on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are slow on jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 81-86 degrees; 10.87 feet low. Black bass are slow on topwaters and black buzzbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on topwaters. Striped bass and hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair 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; 80-84 degrees; 6.04 feet low. Black bass are good on topwaters and shakeyhead worms. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Striped bass are good on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

WEATHERFORD: Water clear; 80-85 degrees; 8.27 feet low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water lightly stained; 81-86 degrees; 5.09 feet high. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs and flipping jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are good on white jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on cut shad and trotlines.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water stained; 83-87 degrees; 39.72 feet low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin Rat-L-Traps, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are fair on shrimp, chicken livers, and nightcrawlers over baited holes in 15-45 feet. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines, juglines, and droplines around rockslides 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 slow. Striped bass are fair on liver and shad off points near the pier. Redfish are fair on perch, shad, and silver spoons. Channel catfish are very good on liver, shrimp, cut bait, and cheesebait near the dam. Blue catfish are slow.

CALAVERAS: Water stained. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are good on spoons and striper jigs near the dam and the crappie wall in 15-20 feet. Redfish are fair on crawfish and tilapia along the shoreline. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water stained; 83-87 degrees; 27.04 feet low. Black bass are fair on perch colored Rat-L-Traps and white spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are very good on frozen shrimp and punchbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.

COLETO CREEK: Water clear; 85 degrees in main lake, 99 degrees at hot water discharge; 3.64 feet low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps around vegetation in Coleto and Perdido Creeks in 8-10 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines and droplines baited with live perch in 10-14 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 84-88 degrees; 32.97 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse and watermelon Rat-L-Traps, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on stinkbait. 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; 82-86 degrees; 0.34 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse and watermelon red Carolina rigged soft plastics, Senkos, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water clear. Black bass are good on green pumpkin Carolina rigged soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and live perch.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 84-88 degrees; 0.21 feet low. Black bass to 8 pounds are fair on spinnerbaits near the island. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on live minnows over brush and near the dam in 14-15 feet. Bream are good on live worms. Channel and blue catfish to 7 pounds are good on catalpa worms. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 82-88 degrees; 0.45 feet low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on shad. White bass are good on troll tubes and pet spoons. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water murky; 81-85 degrees; 1.66 feet low. Black bass are good on bone topwaters and watermelon soft plastic worms. White bass are fair on spoons over humps. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait and nightcrawlers.

STEINHAGEN: 1.36 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 82-86 degrees; 1.67 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse topwaters and redbug soft plastic worms early and late. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on pet spoons. Crappie are slow. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers in 5-10 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with shrimp and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: 44.19 feet low. No report available.

MACKENZIE: 89.66 feet low. No report available.

MEREDITH: 78.96 feet low. No report available.

PALO DURO: 55.72 feet low. No report available.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water stained; 85-89 degrees; 9.08 feet low. Black bass are good on topwaters early, later switching to Texas rigs, Rat-L-Traps and Carolina rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs over brush piles. Catfish are good on chartreuse (use Worm-Glo) nightcrawlers.

ARROWHEAD: Water off color; 83-88 degrees; 19.24 feet low. One ramp open and few anglers have been on the lake.

COLORADO CITY: 21.32 feet low. No report available.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water clear; 84-89 degrees; 16.12 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on medium running crankbaits, Senkos, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 83-89 degrees; 28.57 feet low. Black bass are good on Yellow Magics early, later switching to jigs, Texas rigs and DT 10s. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs over deep cover. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

NASWORTHY: No report available.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 83-89 degrees; 24.47 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, shakyheads, crankbaits, Carolina rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on chartreuse (use Worn-Glo) nightcrawlers.

O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 83-89 degrees; 40.58 feet low. Black bass are good on topwater frogs early, later switching to Texas rigs, jigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs shallow.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water fairly clear; 84-89 degrees; 16.24 feet low. Black bass are fair on topwaters early, later switching to drop shot rigs, Carolina rigs, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on slabs and Road Runners. Striped bass are fair on live shad and while trolling. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

SPENCE: 77.72 feet low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 16.31 feet low. No report available.

SWEETWATER: Water murky; 83-88 degrees; 27.27 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early, later switching to Carolina rigs, jigs and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on prepared bait.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 83-89 degrees; 29.93 feet low. No report available.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Redfish are good in the marsh with high tides. Trout are good around slicks and birds on plastics. Flounder are on the move.

SOUTH SABINE: Trout are good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters. Flounder are fair at the mouths of the bayous on a falling tide on jigs tipped with shrimp.

BOLIVAR: Trout are good on the south shoreline on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Trout, black drum, sand trout and bull redfish are good at Rollover Pass. Trout are good over deep reefs.

TRINITY BAY: Trout are good for drifters working the wells on dark soft plastics. Some birds have worked over small trout. Redfish are good on live bait around the reefs and in the marsh. Redfish are fair to good at the spillway on live bait.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Redfish are good in the marsh on small topwaters and live bait. Trout are while drifting shell on the north shoreline and in the middle of the bay on soft plastics and Gulps.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Bull redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Redfish are good in the back lakes on natural baits. Trout are fair to good on the reefs on live shrimp.

TEXAS CITY: Bull redfish are good on crabs and mullet at the end of the dike. Redfish are fair to good in Moses Lake on crabs and shrimp. Redfish are fair to good on reefs on shrimp.

FREEPORT: Bull redfish are fair to good on live bait on the Surfside beach and at the Quintana jetty. Black drum and redfish are good on the reefs in Bastrop Bay. Offshore is good for dolphin and bull redfish.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Trout are good for waders on the shorelines on small topwaters, Gulps, Bass Assassins and Gamblers.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are fair on live shrimp in Oyster Lake, Crab Lake and Shell Island. Redfish are good on Gulps along the grass.

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are good for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp. Redfish are good in the surf and at the jetty on mullet, croakers and piggy perch. Trout are good over reefs on live bait in San Antonio Bay.

ROCKPORT: Redfish are fair to good on mullet on the Estes Flats and around Mud Island. Redfish are good on the flats on cut mullet and shrimp with higher tides.

PORT ARANSAS: Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Bull redfish are good in the surf and at the jetty on crabs, shrimp and shad.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Redfish are good in the guts running parallel to the shorelines. Higher tides have pushed redfish on the shallow flats. Trout are good at night under lights in the channel on glow DOA Shrimp and Gulps.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are good on topwaters and plum plastics around rocks and grass. Redfish are fair to good in knee-deep water on small Super Spooks, She Pups and SkitterWalks. Trout are good at night under lights in the Land Cut.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on soft plastics and Super Spooks. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on topwaters and soft plastics under a popping cork. Higher tides have pushed reds on the shallow flats.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout are fair to good on the grass flats on Gulps and soft plastics under corks. Bull redfish are good at the jetty on crabs and mullet.

PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are fair to good while drifting sand and grass flats on live shrimp, DOA Shrimp and Gulps under popping corks. Redfish are fair in South Bay, Gas Well Flats and Cullen Bay on Gulps and mullet.

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