- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Feb. 4 and also available on the Internet at http://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water stained; 55-59 degrees. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed soft plastics and jigs. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 54-58 degrees; 12.55 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and trolling Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows under lights at night in 30 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait, summer sausage, and hot dogs. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD: Water clear; 52-56 degrees; 12.42 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits, black/blue jigs, and chrome/blue Rat-L-Traps in 1-5 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies and crawdad crankbaits. Crappie are fair on Li’l Fishies and tube jigs over brush piles in 15-25 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 53-57 degrees; 33.01 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse/black Rat-L-Traps and white grubs on jigheads over deeper rock piles along ledges and points in 8-20 feet. Striped bass are good drifting live shad near Garrett Island in 28-40 feet. White bass are fair jigging Tiny Traps and Pirk Minnows. Crappie are fair on live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 55-59 degrees; 11.45 feet low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastic worms, perch colored spinnerbaits, and shallow running chartreuse crankbaits over 5-10 feet. Striped bass are fair on jigging spoons and silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Smallmouth bass are good on Tomato Red JDC grubs and smoke/red flake tubes on jigheads. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water clear; 56-60 degrees; 19.26 feet low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water stained. Black bass are good on green pumpkin spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Channel and blue catfish are slow.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 52-56 degrees; 10.16 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and soft plastic worms. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on minnows and liver.

GRANGER: Water stained; 48-52 degrees; 1.47 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on slabs upriver. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 54-58 degrees; 0.30 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on pumpkinseed crankbaits and yellow/white spinnerbaits over and around humps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on silver Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads in the channel. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue/white tube jigs. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 53-57 degrees; 1.45 feet low. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on black/chartreuse, and watermelon jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 56-60 degrees; 12.64 feet low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on spoons. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with cut shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 57-61 degrees; 2.85 feet high. Black bass are fair on perch colored Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 56-60 degrees; 14.72 feet low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastic worms and small crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Carp are fair on corn. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 53-57 degrees; 55.81 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/black crankbaits and spinnerbaits in 25-35 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies around docks. Crappie are good on minnows and pink/white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water lightly stained. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on chartreuse striper jigs in the coves and at the hot water outlet. White bass are good on minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 54-58 degrees; 10.35 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/black spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and small spoons. Crappie are slow. Catfish are fair on hot dogs and liver.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water clear; 48-53 degrees; 0.70 feet low. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, bladed jigs and Flukes near grass. Crappie are slow on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.

BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 48-52 degrees; 1.52 feet low. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits, bladed jigs and white spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

BONHAM: Water stained, 47-51 degrees; 2.68 feet low. Black bass are slow on rattletraps, crankbaits and jerkbaits - some fish being caught on jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows Catfish are slow drifting with cut bait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water lightly stained, 47-52 degrees; 24.18 feet low. Black bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits and small spoons. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. Channel catfish are slow on trotlines. Call ahead as lake access is becoming severely limited.

CADDO: Water stained; 50-54 degrees; 0.85 feet high. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, black and blue flipping jigs. White and yellow bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

CEDAR CREEK: Water clear; 47-51 degrees; 4.92 feet low. Black bass are slow on white spinnerbaits and squarebill crankbaits. White bass are slow on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

COOPER: Water clear, 46-49 degrees: 10.84 feet low. No report available. Please call ahead to verify if launching a boat is possible.

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; 48-52 degrees; 7.00 feet low. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits, flipping jigs and umbrella rigs. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near bridges and brush piles. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

GRAPEVINE: Water clear; 46-50 degrees; 11.85 feet low. Black bass are fair on shakyheads, Flick Shakes and football jigs near brush piles. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

JOE POOL: Water clear; 47-50 degrees; 1.27 feet low. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, weightless flukes and fish head spins. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 48-52; degrees; 0.96 feet high. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, soft jerkbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and tube jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

LAVON: Water lightly stained; 48-51 degrees; 12.00 feet low. No report available. Call ahead to verify lake access due to low water.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 46-50 degrees; 6.95 feet low. Black bass are slow on Megabass 110 jerkbaits in French Pearl, as well as umbrella rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 53-59 degrees; 0.09 feet high. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Texas rigged craws around same cover is effective as well. Crappie are good on minnow and jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water clear; 45-49 degrees; 0.97 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water clear; 46-50 degrees; 0.21 feet high. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits, shakyheads and flipping jigs on brushed out docks. Crappie are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

RAY HUBBARD: Water clear; 47-51 degrees; 9.11 feet low. Black bass are slow on crankbaits, smaller umbrella rigs and suspending jerkbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.

RAY ROBERTS: Water clear; 46-51 degrees; 7.89 feet low. Black bass are slow on Swormin’ Hornet jigheads rigged with flukes as well as drop shots worms near deeper timber. Crappie are fair on minnows near brush piles. White bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 46-49 degrees; 10.09 feet low. Black bass are fair on shakyheads, weightless worms and Senkos. White bass are slow on minnows. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs and minnows. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 46-51 degrees; 11.35 feet low. No report available. Please call ahead to verify access at ramp of your choice. Lake access is severely limited due to low water.

TEXOMA: Water clear; 45-50 degrees; 5.34 feet low. Black bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits, umbrella rigs and Spy Baits. Crappie are fair on minnows near brush piles. Striped bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

WEATHERFORD: Water clear; 46-50 degrees; 7.09 feet low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water lightly stained; 47-52 degrees; 3.69 feet high. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin flipping jigs and bladed jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water murky; 58-62 degrees; 29.21 feet low. Black bass are good on football jigs, crankbaits, jigging spoons, and soft plastics. Striped bass are good on slabs and jigging spoons. White bass are good on slabs and jigging spoons. Catfish are fair on shrimp, nightcrawlers, and cheesebait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines 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 fair on chartreuse soft plastics and spinnerbaits near the dam. Striped bass are fair down rigging silver and gold spoons and marble spinners near the dam. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait.

CALAVERAS: Water stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps around reed beds. Striped bass are good on spoons and jigs near the crappie wall and the dam in 15-20 feet. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water stained; 55-59 degrees; 28.41 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. White bass are fair on minnows upriver. Crappie are slow. Drum are fair on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on punchbait in 2-7 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLETO CREEK: Water murky; 57 degrees in main lake, 78 degrees at hot water discharge; 4.73 feet low. Black bass to 8 pounds are good on soft plastics and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish to 10 pounds are good on trotlines and droplines baited with live perch in 8-10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 56-60 degrees; 26.19 feet low. Black bass are fair on perch colored soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. 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 murky; 55-59 degrees; 0.05 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on liver and nightcrawlers.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water clear. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastic worms, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on live bait and chicken livers.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 50-54 degrees; 0.35 feet high. Black bass to 3 pounds are fair on Wacky worms around boat docks and in small coves. Smallmouth bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 54-58 degrees; 0.07 feet high. Black bass are good on buzzbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps and soft plastics. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water murky; 54-58 degrees; 0.76 feet high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastic worms and shallow running crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait.

STEINHAGEN: 1.02 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 52-56 degrees; 2.98 feet low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs over brush piles. Bream are fair on worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: 44.80 feet low. No report available.

MACKENZIE: 90.47 feet low. No report available.

MEREDITH: 78.7 feet low. No report available.

PALO DURO: 58.22 feet low. No report available.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water stained; 42-46 degrees; 9.56 feet low. Black bass are fair on jigs and shakyheads. No report on crappie. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worm-Glo) nightcrawlers.

ARROWHEAD: Water off color; 41-45 degrees; 19.53 feet low. One ramp open and few anglers have been on the lake.

COLORADO CITY: 23.01 feet low. No report available.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water clear; 42-45 degrees; 17.42 feet low. Black bass are fair on jigs and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on cut bait.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 42-46 degrees; 29.89 feet low. Black bass are fair on jigs, Texas rigs and drop shot rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

NASWORTHY: No report available.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 41-45 degrees; 25.52 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, drop shot rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worn-Glo) nightcrawlers.

O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 42-46 degrees; 43.43 feet low. Black bass are fair on jigs, Texas rigs and drop shot rigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows. Catfish are fair on live bait.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water fairly clear; 42-47 degrees; 14.63 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, shakyheads and jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

SPENCE: 73.63 feet low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 17.16 feet low. No report available.

SWEETWATER: Water murky; 42-46 degrees; 28.2 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 41-45 degrees; 29.28 feet 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 deep shell on the upper end of the bay on Bass Assassins and Tidal Surges. Redfish are good at the spillway on crabs and mullet.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair to good 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 in the afternoon on plastics.

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 and soft plastics 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 and grassy shorelines on soft plastics and live shrimp. Tides are two feet below normal.

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 live shrimp.

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

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, topwaters and soft plastics.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are fair to good in mud and grass on Corkies and MirrOlures. Trout are fair to good in the guts along the King Ranch shoreline on Corkies, Bass Assassins 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 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: Redfish are fair to good in Cullen Bay on live shrimp and Gulps. Trout are fair on the edge of the flats on DOA Shrimp and Gulps.

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