- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Aug. 3 and also available on the Internet at http://www.txfishing.com

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water murky; 86-90 degrees. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps and shallow running crankbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 82-86 degrees; 8.74 feet high. Black bass are good on soft plastic worms early. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 82-86 degrees; 0.61 feet low. Black bass to 4 pounds are excellent on blue fleck, watermelon red, and black/blue soft plastics over brush piles in 5-8 feet, spinnerbaits in flooded brush in 2-7 feet, and shad crankbaits off points. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies and crankbaits in 12-16 feet, and on minnows and jigs under lights at night. Crappie are good on minnows and on black/chartreuse and red/white tube jigs. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish to 5 pounds are good on juglines baited with perch or shad from Striper Alley to Oak Point. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch and goldfish.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 82-86 degrees; 0.32 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon flukes, Chug Bugs and 5-inch Whacky Sticks in Silver Creek in 5-15 feet early. Striped bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps and chartreuse striper jigs near Lighthouse Point. White bass are good on minnows and Tiny Traps around structure. Crappie are good on chartreuse tube jigs and live minnows. Channel catfish are good on liver, nightcrawlers, and bloodbait. Yellow and blue catfish are very good on perch upriver.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 83-87 degrees; 0.68 feet high. Black bass are fair on watermelon flukes and topwaters, and watermelon/blue flake soft plastic worms over brush piles. Striped bass are fair on spinnerbaits and shallow running crankbaits around humps early. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are good on watermelon jigs and white grubs. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait and live bait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on perch upriver.

COLEMAN: Water murky; 84-88 degrees; 0.85 feet low. Black bass are fair on dark Rat-L-Traps and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are good on shad. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps early and late. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 84-88 degrees; 0.02 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse Carolina rigged soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are good on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on pet spoons and Charlie slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are slow.

GRANGER: Water murky; 82-86 degrees; 0.27 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on slab spoons. Crappie are good on white tube jigs around standing timber. Blue catfish are fair on prepared baits on rod & reel, and on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 84-88 degrees; 0.83 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse jigs and shallow running crankbaits early, and on watermelon tubes and Texas rigged soft plastics along shorelines. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies around structure. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs and Spoiler Shads early and late. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are very good on nightcrawlers, stinkbait, and live bait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with goldfish and perch.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water murky; 85-89 degrees; 0.05 feet high. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs early. Channel catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and stinkbait. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 83-87 degrees; 0.14 feet high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on shad and chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines and juglines baited with perch and goldfish. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 86-90 degrees; 9.38 feet high. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE HOLLOW: Water murky; 84-88 degrees; 2.41 feet high. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on chicken livers and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 85-89 degrees; 1.99 feet low. Black bass are good on small spinnerbaits and shallow running crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on frozen shrimp and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water murky. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 84-88 degrees; 1.51 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows, pet spoons, and Charlie slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are fair on shrimp, stinkbait, and chicken livers.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water lightly stained; 86-89 degrees; 0.49 feet low. Black bass are fair on football jigs and topwaters. Fish are schooling in the afternoon. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

BOB SANDLIN: Water lightly stained; 85-89 degrees; 0.70 feet low. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits, Texas rigged worms and topwaters early. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

BONHAM: Water lightly stained; 85-89 degrees; 1.40 feet low. Black bass are fair on topwaters, football jigs and Carolina rigged Flukes. Crappie are good on minnows near brush piles. Catfish are fair on cut shad.

BRIDGEPORT: Water stained to lightly stained, 85-89 degrees: 0.08 feet low. Black bass are good on Megabass Knuckle LD squarebill crankbaits and Texas rigged worms in green pumpkin with chartreuse tail. Crappie are fair on white jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and rod and reel.

CADDO: Water stained to muddy; 86-90 degrees; 0.50 feet high. Black bass are slow on heavy Texas rigged creature baits and hollow body frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and stinkbait.

CEDAR CREEK: Water lightly stained; 85-89 degrees; 0.93 feet low. Black bass are slow on weightless worms and shakyheads on docks with brush. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.

COOPER: Water stained to muddy; 0.85 feet low. No report available.

FAIRFIELD: Black bass fishing reported as significantly improved. TPWD discontinued stocking the lake after the fish kill in September 2011. Redfish survived the kill in limited numbers.

FORK: Water stained; 86-89 degrees; 1.24 feet low. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged Flukes, flutter spoons and deep diving crankbaits. Topwaters and hollow body frogs are good in early morning. White and yellow bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and stinkbait.

GRAPEVINE: Water stained to muddy; 85-89 degrees; 0.35 feet high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged soft plastics and squarebill crankbaits. White bass and hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.

JOE POOL: Water lightly stained; 85-89 degrees; 0.24 feet low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, topwaters and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water stained; 2.15 feet high. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs, topwaters and Carolina rigged worms. White bass are fair on slabs and deep diving crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

LAVON: Water stained; 85-89 degrees: 1.13 feet low. Black bass are fair on buzzbaits, Texas rigged craws and topwaters. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

LEWISVILLE: Water stained; 85-90 degrees; 0.10 feet low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, Yellow Magics and weightless flukes. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water lightly stained; 87-91 degrees; 1.40 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, Senkos and hollow body frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water stained; 86-92 degrees; 0.16 feet high. Black bass are slow on deep crankbaits and drop shot worms. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

PALESTINE: Water lightly stained; 85-89 degrees; 0.79 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws and white buzzbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

RAY HUBBARD: Water stained; 84-89 degrees; 0.64 feet low. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs, topwaters and deep diving crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water stained; 84-89 degrees; 0.08 feet low. Black bass are fair on deep diving crankbaits, topwaters and Carolina rigged worms. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water stained; 85-90 degrees; 0.31 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, topwaters and swimjigs. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 86-89 degrees; 0.48 feet low. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs, flipping jigs and Texas rigged creature baits. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

TEXOMA: Water stained to muddy; 85-88 degrees; 0.52 feet high. Black bass are fair on topwaters, medium crankbaits and Texas rigged worms. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs. Striped bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

WEATHERFORD: Water stained; 1.30 feet low. No report available.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water muddy; 15.99 feet high. No report available.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water murky; 86-90 degrees; 24.45 feet low. Black bass are good on jigs and Texas rigged soft plastic worms in 4-14 feet. Striped bass are fair trolling crankbaits along the bluffs up Devil’s River. White bass are fair trolling crankbaits along the bluffs up Devil’s River. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait in 6-10 feet. 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 murky. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and soft plastic worms in reeds. Striped bass are fair on shad and perch off points near the pier. Redfish are good on shad and silver spoons. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver, cheesebait, and minnows near the dam.

CALAVERAS: Water murky. Black bass are fair on watermelon Rat-L-Traps near the dam. Striped bass are slow. Redfish are good down rigging spoons, and on live bait near the crappie wall. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver, stinkbait, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water murky; 83-87 degrees; 22.41 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps early and late. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are good on live perch and goldfish.

COLETO CREEK: Water stained; 98 degrees at the hot water discharge, 87 degrees in main lake; 0.89 feet low. Black bass to 6 pounds are good on watermelon soft plastic worms and crankbaits in 8-10 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs in 8-12 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 25 pounds are good on live perch and cut bait in 8-10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 86-90 degrees; 32.39 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics and spinnerbaits in 10-20 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are very good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on shrimp, cut bait, and 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 murky; 84-88 degrees; 0.56 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs over brush piles. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and liver.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water murky. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, shrimp, and liver.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 88-92 degrees; 0.61 feet low. Black bass to 4 pounds are fair on dark Senko worms early and late. Crappie are slow. Bream are fair on live worms off grass beds. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with bream.

LIVINGSTON: Water stained; 85-89 degrees; 0.09 feet high. Black bass are good on watermelon Rat-L-Traps and crankbaits. Striped bass are good on Charlie slabs, white striper jigs, and troll tubes. White bass are fair on minnows, pet spoons, and Charlie slabs. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water murky; 84-88 degrees; 0.66 feet low. Black bass are fair on shallow running crankbaits and watermelon Rat-L-Traps. White bass are good on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows over baited holes. Bream are good on nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait, shrimp, and liver.

STEINHAGEN: 1.80 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 83-87 degrees; 1.10 feet low. Black bass are good on redbug and June bug soft plastic worms and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over baited holes. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: 32.26 feet low. No report available.

MACKENZIE: 73.23 feet low. No report available.

MEREDITH: 59.05 feet low. No report available.

PALO DURO: 54.98 feet low. No report available.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water clear; 84 degrees; 2.98 feet low. Black bass are fair early on topwaters, later switching to Texas rigs and drop shot rigs. Crappie are fair at night under lights. Catfish are fair on juglines.

ARROWHEAD: Water fairly clear; 85-89 degrees; 1.15 feet low. No reports on black bass. Crappie are slow on jigs and minnows in the shallows. Catfish are good on worms and stinkbait.

COLORADO CITY: 21.46 feet low. No report available.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water murky; 84-88 degrees; 0.75 feet low. Black bass are fair on Zara Spooks early, later switching to Texas rigs and medium diving crankbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 85-90 degrees; 1.44 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on Yellow Magics, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and live shad.

NASWORTHY: 84-89 degrees; 0.94 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early, later switching to Texas rigs, medium running shad pattern crankbaits and watermelon seed jigs. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 84-88 degrees; 11.55 feet low. Black bass are fair on topwaters early, later switching to drop shot rigs, jigs, Texas rigs and chatterbaits. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs in the shallows. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worn-Glo) nightcrawlers.

O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 86-90 degrees; 35.08 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on Zara Spooks early, later switching to Texas rigs, squarebill crankbaits and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on live bait.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water off color; 84-90 degrees; 0.47 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early, later switching to Texas rigs, DT 10s, jigs and drop shot rigs. Crappie are fair to good on split shot weighted live minnows. White bass are fair to good on Road Rooster Tails. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cur bait.

SPENCE: 55.08 feet low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 0.98 feet low. No report available.

SWEETWATER: Water off color; 83-89 degrees; 22.81 feet low. No report available.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 84-89 degrees; 18.41 feet low. No report available.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Trout are good while working slicks and shad. Redfish are good under rafts of shad on topwaters. Redfish are fair to good at the mouths of bayous draining from the marsh.

SOUTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters. Trout are good while drifting scattered shell on plastics. Trout are good at the rigs on finger mullet and croaker.

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

TRINITY BAY: Trout are fair for drifters working the wells on live shrimp. Redfish are fair around the spillway on live bait. The bays are becoming saltier daily.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are good for drifters working deep shell on live shrimp and plastics. Trout are good on croakers in the Ship Channel. Trout are good over reefs on the lower end of the bay on Down South Lures and MirrOlure Lit’l Johns.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Trout and redfish are good at the jetty on shrimp and finger mullet. Trout and redfish are fair to good at the mouth of bayous on the outgoing tide on live shrimp. Tarpon are showing along the beachfront.

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.

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

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair to good for drifters on live shrimp over mid-bay reefs . Redfish are good while wading the shorelines with small topwaters.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair on sand and grass on soft plastics and topwaters around the jetties. Redfish are fair on mud and shell on live shrimp. Trout are good while wading with croakers.

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. Redfish are good on mullet on the flats.

PORT ARANSAS: Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Offshore is good for kingfish and ling. Trout are fair to good in the surf on live shrimp and croakers.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on live shrimp and croakers. Redfish are fair to good for waders in Nueces Bay on small topwaters and Gulps.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are fair to good on topwaters and croakers around rocks and grass. Trout are fair to good while drifting grass around spoil islands on Gulps and croakers. Trout are fair to good in the Land Cut at night under lights.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are fair to good on topwaters on the edge of the channel and around sand and grass. Trout and redfish are fair while wading spoil islands on topwaters and Gulps.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout are good on shrimp and DOA Shrimp and Gulps while drifting the grass beds. Snook are fair to good in South Bay on live shrimp, Gulps and piggy perch.

PORT ISABEL: Trout are good on the deeper edges and flats on topwaters and live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good on Gulps and live shrimp while making long drifts over sand and grass.

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