- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for March 2 and also available on the Internet at http://www.txfishing.com:

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water clear; 60-64 degrees. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are very good on live bait, frozen shrimp, liver, and bloodbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 55-59 degrees; 0.07 feet high. Black bass are good on green pumpkin crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows under lights at night. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines and throwlines baited with live perch.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 55-59 degrees; 0.03 feet low. Black bass are fair on craw colored crankbaits, chartreuse/blue Bass Hogg spinnerbaits and jigs, and watermelon soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on white tube jigs and minnows over brush piles. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 54-58 degrees; 6.94 feet low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin Curb’s jigs, JDC Skip-N-Pop topwaters, and wacky rigged watermelon red Whacky Sticks. Striped bass are fair on live bait and jigging white Curb’s bucktail jigs. White bass are good on Pirk Minnows and Tiny Traps. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines and trotlines.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 55-59 degrees; 0.05 feet high. Black bass are good on JDC spider Grubs, green pumpkin Whacky Sticks on jigheads, and grape Scoundrel worms along break lines. Striped bass are fair vertically jigging silver Pirk Minnows and trolling crankbaits. White bass are fair trolling Shad Raps and Daiwa Shad Masters. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on live bait.

COLEMAN: Water murky; 54-58 degrees; 4.49 feet low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and dark soft plastic worms. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are good on white and white/chartreuse spinnerbaits, and on pumpkinseed Dead Ringer worms along the outside edges of breaks. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut shad and shrimp over baited holes.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 53-57 degrees; 0.02 feet high. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastic worms with white tails. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait.

GRANGER: Water clear; 56-60 degrees; 0.69 feet high. Black bass are fair on white spinnerbaits around standing timber. White bass are good on spinnerbaits upriver near Dickerson’s Bottom. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs in coves and sloughs. Blue catfish are good on live bait, and on juglines baited with cut bait and Zote soap. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait in the river.

LBJ: Water stained; 55-59 degrees; 0.66 feet low. Black bass are good on Bleeding Shad Rat-L-Traps, chartreuse creature baits, and pumpkin JDC Skip-N-Pop topwaters on flats. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good vertically jigging Tiny Traps and Pirk Minnows under birds. Crappie are fair on live minnows and white Curb’s crappie jigs. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on live bait.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 53-57 degrees; 0.44 feet high. All ramps and parks are closed. The marina is also closed.

PROCTOR: Water stained; 56-60 degrees; 0.73 feet high. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms and lizards. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on live shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 54-58 degrees; 0.64 feet high. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and chicken livers. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE HOLLOW: Water stained; 55-59 degrees; 0.21 feet high. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed soft plastics and watermelon Super Flukes. White bass are fair on minnows in 10-20 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows in 10-22 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 55-59 degrees; 3.05 feet low. Black bass are very good on white grubs and watermelon Senkos in 10-20 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows, pumpkin crankbaits, and white grubs. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs in 10-20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and fresh cut bait in 20-40 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water murky. Black bass are fair on watermelon Rat-L-Traps, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on slabs and chartreuse soft plastics. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and hot dogs. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 54-58 degrees; 2.25 feet low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on silver spoons and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on live bait and frozen shrimp.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water lightly stained; 53-57 degrees; 0.49 feet high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws and swimjigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and trotlines.

BOB SANDLIN: Water stained; 53-56 degrees; 0.34 feet high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass fair good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water muddy, 52-56 degrees; 0.06 feet high. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, lipless crankbaits and jigs around rock and wood cover. Crappie are fair on minnows around the bridges. Catfish are slow on drifting cut bait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water stained to lightly stained, 53-56 degrees: 0.14 feet high. Black bass are fair on medium diving crankbaits and small soft plastic swimbaits on jigheads. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

CADDO: Water murky; 54-57 degrees; 2.00 feet high. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, bladed jigs and spinnerbaits. White and yellow bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on rod and reel with prepared bait.

CEDAR CREEK: Water stained; 53-57 degrees; 0.01 feet high. Black bass are fair on swimjigs and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

COOPER: Water stained; 0.14 feet high. No report available.

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

FORK: Water stained; 54-58 degrees; 0.28 feet high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws, lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.

GRAPEVINE: Water stained to muddy; 10.02 feet high. No report available. Please call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water.

JOE POOL: Water stained; 1.00 feet high. No report available.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water muddy; 6.24 feet high. No report available. Please call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water. Use caution when navigating lake.

LAVON: Water stained; 1.31 feet high. No report available.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 53-56 degrees; 0.01 feet high. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits, Texas rigged creature baits and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 75-82 degrees; 0.04 feet high. Black bass are fair on swimjigs, Texas rigged craws and weightless worms. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water lightly stained; 58-63 degrees; 0.68 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits and worms. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair.

PALESTINE: Water stained; 53-57 degrees; 0.52 feet high. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits and swimjigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water slightly stained; 52-56 degrees; 0.17 feet high. Black bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits, soft jerkbaits and Senkos near shallow cover. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

RAY ROBERTS: Water stained; 0.88 feet high. No report available.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water stained; 53-57 degrees; 0.17 feet high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 0.33 feet high. No report available.

TEXOMA: Water stained; 51-56 degrees; 2.18 feet low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits weightless worms and umbrella rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs on brush piles. Striped bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

WEATHERFORD: Water stained; 0.01 feet high. No report available.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water muddy; 54-57 degrees; 27.47 feet high. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs and black/blue flipping jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water murky; 57-61 degrees; 24.66 feet low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, jerkbaits, soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and swimbaits. Striped bass are fair on slabs and jigging spoons. White bass are fair on slabs, jigging spoons, and live minnows. Catfish are fair on cheesebait, shrimp, and liver over baited holes. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines and droplines 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 soft plastics along shorelines and over structure. Striped bass are good on chicken livers and Tony Accetta spoons. Redfish are good on live perch and tilapia. Channel catfish are very good on shrimp, liver, and stinkbait. Blue catfish are fair on chicken livers, shrimp, stinkbait, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

CALAVERAS: Water stained. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastic worms and grubs around reed beds along shorelines. Striped bass are good on chicken livers, shad, and spoons. Redfish are good on perch and shrimp on the bottom. Channel and blue catfish are very good on nightcrawlers, shad, and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water murky; 55-59 degrees; 22.96 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Carolina rigged worms. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnow tipped jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and bloodbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLETO CREEK: Water murky; 68 degrees; 0.60 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon Rat-L-Traps, soft plastics, and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows in 10-20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch and liver. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.

FALCON: Water murky; 58-62 degrees; 16.45 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on minnows, frozen shrimp, shad, and cut bait. 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; 56-60 degrees; 0.02 feet high. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics in 10-20 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and watermelon tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water stained. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait and frozen shrimp.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 61-65 degrees; 0.25 feet high. Black bass to 9 pounds are very good on green/watermelon seed soft plastic worms, chartreuse spinnerbaits, and shallow running crankbaits in 6-16 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are very good on live minnows. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on chum bait from piers. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 57-61 degrees; 0.86 feet high. Black bass are good on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on minnows, soft plastics, and spec rigs in the upper creeks. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on perch and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water stained; 55-59 degrees; 0.20 feet high. Black bass are good on green pumpkin crankbaits, soft plastics, and Super Flukes over grass in 3-10 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on live shiners, and on pink tube jigs. Catfish are good on juglines baited with prepared bait.

STEINHAGEN: 1.63 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 56-60 degrees; 0.30 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and shallow running crankbaits in 6-12 feet. Crappie are good on black/chartreuse jigs. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: 33.55 feet low. No report available.

MACKENZIE: 71.44 feet low. No report available.

MEREDITH: 58.13 feet low. No report available.

PALO DURO: 53.17 feet low. No report available.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: 2.06 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs. Catfish are fair on live bait.

ARROWHEAD: 0.34 feet high. No report available.

COLORADO CITY: 20 feet low. No report available.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water murky; 45-52 degrees; 0.28 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and split shot rigged Rattlesnakes. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 47-55 degrees; 14.18 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, Rat-L-Traps and jigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and live shad.

NASWORTHY: 43-54 degrees; 1.33 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and jigs. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 44-53 degrees; 15.32 feet low. Black bass are fair on drop shot rigs, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worn-Glo) nightcrawlers.

O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 48-54 degrees; 46.36 feet low. Black bass are fair on Senkos with a 1/16-oz. bullet weight, Texas rigs, jigs and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs fished shallow. Catfish are fair to good on live bait.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water off color; 48-57 degrees; 0.14 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, spinnerbaits, drop shot rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on live shad and nightcrawlers.

SPENCE: 55.66 feet low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 0.64 feet high. No report available.

SWEETWATER: Water off color; 43-52 degrees; 27.79 feet low. No report available.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 44-54 degrees; 16.55 feet low. No report available.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good on the Louisiana shoreline on topwaters and Corkies. Flounder are fair on jigs tipped with shrimp around marsh drains.

SOUTH SABINE: Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good around Lighthouse Cove on plastics and Gulps.

BOLIVAR: Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on soft plastics and plugs. Black drum and redfish are good at Rollover Pass.

TRINITY BAY: Trout are fair to good over scattered shell on Gulps and live shrimp. Waders have taken better trout on the shell along the east shoreline. Catfish are good in the marsh on shrimp.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are good on the south shoreline on Catch 5s, MirrOlures and Catch 2000s. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp. Black drum are fair to good in the Ship Channel on crabs.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair to good for drifters working shell on live shrimp. Waders have taken good trout in the mud and shell on topwaters and Corkies in the afternoon. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs.

TEXAS CITY: Black drum are good in the channel on crabs. Sand trout and whiting are good from the piers on fresh shrimp.

FREEPORT: Bull redfish are good on the beachfront on sardines. Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs. Black drum are good at the jetties on cracked blue crabs.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair to good for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are fair to good on the shell on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are good in the guts on Soft-Dines and Bass Assassins. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of Oyster Lake and at Shell Island on shrimp and crabs. Black drum are fair to good at the jetty on crabs.

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are good on plastics and topwaters over soft mud in waist-deep water in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp.

ROCKPORT: Trout are fair to good in Morris-Cummings Cut on free-lined shrimp. Black drum are good in the Lydia Ann Channel on crabs. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp.

PORT ARANSAS: Redfish are fair to good at East Flats on shrimp. Black drum are good in the Shrimpboat Channel on crabs and finger mullet. Redfish, black drum and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Black drum are good in the Humble Channel on crabs and table shrimp.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are fair while wading mud and grass on Corkies and topwaters. Trout are good on the King Ranch shoreline on Gamblers. Black drum are good in the Land Cut on crabs.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are fair to good on topwaters around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on Gulps and shrimp.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout are good around the spoil islands, channel edges and color changes on DOA Shrimp in 3-4 feet of water. Black drum, sheepshead and redfish have are good at the jetty on shrimp.

PORT ISABEL: Snook are fair in the Brownsville Ship Channel on free-lined shrimp. Trout and redfish are fair to good at Gas Well Flats on live shrimp. Redfish are fair on the flats on small topwaters and soft plastics under rattling corks.

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