- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 4, 2016

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

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water clear; 63-67 degrees. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin and perch colored soft plastics. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, frozen shrimp, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 62-66 degrees; 9.18 feet high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 61-65 degrees; 0.53 feet high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and white tube jigs under lights at night. Crappie are fair on white Li’l Fishies and black/chartreuse tube jigs. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are fair on droplines baited with live perch.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 61-65 degrees; 0.37 feet low. Black bass are fair on perch colored Rat-L-Traps, watermelon Skip-N-Pop topwaters, and weightless wacky rigged green pumpkin Whacky Sticks with chartreuse tails. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse topwaters and Rat-L-Traps on the surface early. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on live bait and cut bait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines and trotlines baited with live bait.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 60-64 degrees; 1.08 feet high. Black bass are good on JDC Skip-N-Pop topwaters, watermelon Whacky Sticks, and pumpkinseed ¼-oz. Curb’s Erratic jigs in 8-15 feet. Striped bass are fair vertically jigging white Curb’s striper jigs and trolling Gizz 4 crankbaits. White bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and shad colored crankbaits upriver. Smallmouth bass are good on smoke tubes and root beer JDC curl tail grubs with chartreuse tails along main lake points and ledges. Crappie are good on white tube jigs and live minnows around submerged brush piles along break lines. Channel catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and doughbait in the upper end of the lake. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on juglines and trotlines in creeks.

COLEMAN: Water murky; 62-66 degrees; 0.46 feet high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. 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 slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 60-64 degrees; 0.06 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and white striper jigs. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and chartreuse spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp.

GRANGER: Water murky; 61-65 degrees; 3.90 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 62-66 degrees; 0.78 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse JDC Skip-N-Pop topwaters, Bleeding Shad Rat-L-Traps, watermelon Flukes, and weightless green pumpkin wacky rigged Whacky Sticks along break lines of flats early. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white Curb’s crappie jigs over brush piles in 10-15 feet. Channel catfish are good on minnows and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 61-65 degrees; 6.80 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 62-66 degrees; 11.64 feet high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 60-64 degrees; 7.93 feet high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE HOLLOW: Water murky; 61-65 degrees; 7.56 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 62-66 degrees; 1.34 feet high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water murky. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 60-64 degrees; 14.62 feet high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water stained; 66-73 degrees; 0.58 feet high. Black bass are good on topwaters, hollow body frogs and swim jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs on brush piles. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

BOB SANDLIN: Water stained; 66-71 degrees; 0.62 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, buzzbaits and buzz frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

BONHAM: Water stained to muddy, 67-72 degrees; 0.23 feet high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, shallow crankbaits and flipping jigs around shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows around the bridges. Catfish are slow on cut bait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water stained to muddy, 67-71 degrees: 0.11 feet high. Black bass are slow on squarebill crankbaits and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines. Please call ahead as some ramps may be closed due to flooding.

CADDO: Water muddy; 6.40 feet high. No report available. Please call ahead as some ramps may be closed due to flooding in the area.

CEDAR CREEK: Water stained; 66-71 degrees; 0.17 feet high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged soft plastics and finesse jigs near docks and shoreline grass. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

COOPER: Water stained to muddy; 3.72 feet high. 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 to muddy; 68-72 degrees; 0.15 feet high. Black bass are slow on drop shot rigs with finesse worms, squarebill crankbaits and hollow body frogs. White and yellow bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

GRAPEVINE: Water stained to muddy; 9.22 feet high. No report available. Please call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water.

JOE POOL: Water stained to muddy; 68-72 degrees; 5.51 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, buzzbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on prepared bait.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water muddy; 14.12 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 to muddy; 68-72 degrees: 5.72 feet high. Black bass are fair on buzzbaits, squarebill crankbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are slow on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

LEWISVILLE: Water stained to muddy; 67-72 degrees; 2.50 feet high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged creature baits and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water lightly stained; 77-83 degrees; 0.07 feet high. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and hollow body frogs. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water stained; 69-74 degrees; 0.07 feet high. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs and weightless Senkos. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on rod and reel and trotlines.

PALESTINE: Water stained; 67-71 degrees; 1.84 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, swimjigs and Megabass Pop Max in mat frog pattern. Crappie are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

RAY HUBBARD: Water stained; 67-72 degrees; 0.18 feet high. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits, buzzbaits and small plastic swimbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water stained; 67-71 degrees; 2.53 feet high. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs, buzz frogs and swimjigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows near brush piles. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water stained; 67-72 degrees; 0.32 feet high. Black bass are fair on shakyheads, Senkos and wakebaits. White bass are slow on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on chartreuse jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

TAWAKONI: Water stained to muddy; 68-72 degrees; 1.62 feet high. Black bass fair on hollow body frogs, buzzbaits and wakebaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

TEXOMA: Water stained; 66-71 degrees; 7.47 feet high. Black bass are fair on shad pattern swim jigs, spinnerbaits and bone pattern Pop Rs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Striped bass are fair on slabs and shad. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

WEATHERFORD: Water stained; 0.05 feet high. No report available.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water muddy; 32.08 feet high. No report available.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water murky; 64-68 degrees; 24.58 feet low. Black bass are good on Rat-L-Traps, spinnerbaits, and topwaters. White bass are fair on minnows, slabs, and small crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on topwaters and large jerkbaits. Catfish are fair on cheesebait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines and throwlines 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 slow. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

CALAVERAS: Water stained. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water murky; 61-65 degrees; 23.50 feet low. Black bass are good on deep running chartreuse crankbaits and watermelon Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair on blue jigs tipped with minnows. Channel catfish are good on live bait. Blue and yellow catfish are good on live bait.

COLETO CREEK: Water murky; 68 degrees in main lake; 0.03 feet high. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with nightcrawlers, shrimp, and minnows. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch.

FALCON: Water murky; 68-72 degrees; 23.83 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse deep running crankbaits and Carolina rigged soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on live bait, 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; 61-65 degrees; 0.83 feet high. Black bass are good on chartreuse Carolina rigged soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on minnows, shrimp, and liver.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water murky. Black bass are good on chartreuse/blue and chartreuse/black soft plastics. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are good on hot dogs, nightcrawlers, and shrimp.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 66-70 degrees; 0.52 feet high. Black bass are good on shad colored soft plastic worms and lizards. Crappie are slow. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with shad and chicken hearts.

LIVINGSTON: Water stained; 62-66 degrees; 1.06 feet high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Blue catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water murky; 61-65 degrees; 3.28 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Bream are slow. Catfish are slow.

STEINHAGEN: 1.45 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 62-66 degrees; 0.76 feet high. Black bass are fair on perch colored spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: 33.41 feet low. No report available.

MACKENZIE: 72.03 feet low. No report available.

MEREDITH: 57.97 feet low. No report available.

PALO DURO: 51.97 feet low. No report available.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water clearing main lake, stained up river; 68-70 degrees; 2.77 feet low. Black bass are good on topwaters, worms, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs in 1 to 12 feet. Catfish are good on cut bait, perch and goldfish.

ARROWHEAD: Water fairly clear; 65-70 degrees; 0.01 feet high. No reports on black bass. Crappie are slow on jigs and minnows in the shallows. Catfish are good on worms and stinkbait.

COLORADO CITY: 20.52 feet low. No report available.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water murky; 64-69 degrees; 0.61 feet high. Black bass are fair on chatterbaits, swimbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 66-72 degrees; 8.87 feet low. Black bass are fair on shallow running crankbaits, weightless flukes and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.

NASWORTHY: 65-71 degrees; 1.34 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on jigs, Texas rigged lizards and weightless flukes. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 66-70 degrees; 12.78 feet low. Black bass are fair on drop shot rigs, spinnerbaits and jigs. 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; 65-71 degrees; 44.09 feet low. Black bass are fair on Senkos, chatterbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs fished shallow. Catfish are fair to good on live bait.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water off color; 64-70 degrees; 0.04 feet low. Black bass are fair on medium running crankbaits, Texas rigs, drop shot rigs and split shot weighted flukes. Crappie are fair to good on chartreuse jigs and 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: 54.87 feet low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 0.3 feet high. No report available.

SWEETWATER: Water off color; 65-69 degrees; 25.3 feet low. No report available.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 64-69 degrees; 16.84 feet low. No report available.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Redfish are good in the marsh on small topwaters. Flounder are fair on jigs tipped with shrimp around marsh drains.

SOUTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good at the jetty on pogies and croakers. Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are good while drifting shell on Down South Lures in 3-5 feet of water.

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 and redfish are slow due to freshwater.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are good over deep reefs on soft plastics and topwaters. Trout are good on the south shoreline on soft plastics and topwaters. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are good on topwaters in the afternoon for waders on the south shoreline. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs.

TEXAS CITY: Trout are fair to good at April Fool’s Reef on live shrimp and croakers. Redfish are fair in Moses Lake on mullet and shrimp.

FREEPORT: Trout are fair to good at San Luis Pass on shrimp. Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay. Water temps are running near 80 degrees.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are good for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Lots of oversized trout have been caught and released. 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 edge of Oyster Lake on shrimp and crabs. Trout are good on shell and grass on soft plastics and topwaters. Black drum are fair to good at the jetty on crabs.

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

ROCKPORT: Redfish are fair to good on shrimp and mullet on the Estes Flats. Trout are good over grass while drifting with live shrimp and topwaters. Redfish are good on topwaters in shallow water.

PORT ARANSAS: Redfish are fair to good at East Flats on shrimp. Redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp. Trout are good on topwaters and Gamblers at Super Flats.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Trout are fair to good around Shamrock Cove on topwaters. Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are good around the rocks and grass on Gamblers and topwaters. Redfish are fair on the edge of the ICW on shrimp and croakers. Trout are fair to good in the Land Cut on live shrimp.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are fair to good on topwaters around sand and grass along the drop-off of the ICW. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on Gulps and plastics under popping corks.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout are good around the spoil islands, channel edges and color changes on DOA Shrimp and live shrimp. Trout, black drum, redfish and jack crevalle are good at the jetty.

PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are fair to good on the flats on live shrimp and Gulps. Redfish are fair at Laguna Vista and South Bay on small topwaters and soft plastics under rattling corks.

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