- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for July 12 and also available on the internet at http://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water stained; 79-83 degrees. Black bass are good on green pumpkin crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on frozen shrimp and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water stained; 78-82 degrees; 0.32 feet high. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad in coves. White bass are fair on pet spoons. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on summer sausage. Yellow catfish are fair on perch and live shad.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 77-81 degrees; 0.18 feet low. Black bass to 3 pounds are fair on crankbaits, white flukes, and green pumpkin soft plastic worms around docks in 8-10 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs over baited brush piles in 5-15 feet. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water stained; 77-81 degrees; 0.60 feet low. Black bass are fair on Chug Bugs, flukes, and watermelon/candy Whacky Sticks in creeks early. Striped bass are good on watermelon Rat-L-Traps and plastic swim baits at daylight. White bass are fair on Tiny Traps and plastic swim baits in creeks. Crappie are fair on pink/white and chartreuse tube jigs and live minnows. Channel catfish are good on liver, minnows, and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on goldfish and perch upriver.

CANYON LAKE: Water stained; 78-82 degrees; 0.96 feet low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin flukes and JDC Skip-N-Pop topwaters early. Striped bass are fair trolling Gizz 4 crankbaits over humps and jigging 1oz. Pirk Minnows at daylight. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on smoke JDC grubs and pumpkin Curb’s jigs early. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs in standing timber. Channel catfish are fair on live bait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on goldfish and perch upriver.

COLEMAN: Water stained; 77-81 degrees; 0.52 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastic worms. Hybrid striper are fair on silver spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows in 15-25 feet. Channel catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits early and late. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows and cut shad over baited holes.

GRANBURY: Water stained; 77-81 degrees; 0.02 feet low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, chicken livers, and frozen shrimp.

GRANGER: Water stained; 76-80 degrees; 0.27 feet high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits in flooded willows upriver. White bass are fair on slab spoons over humps in the main lake. Crappie are good on marabou jigs in 4-12 feet. Blue catfish are good on shad and prepared bait in 4-10 feet. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait upriver.

LBJ: Water stained; 77-81 degrees; 0.68 feet low. Black bass are fair on perch colored crankbaits, white jigs, and green pumpkin tubes in 6-15 feet early. Striped bass are good on 2-inch Spoiler Shads and Little Fishies at night. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies at night. Crappie are good on chartreuse tube jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on nightcrawlers, liver, and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with goldfish and perch.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 76-80 degrees; 0.46 feet high. Black bass are good on silver Rat-L-Traps and shallow running crankbaits in Liberty Hill Park. White bass are fair on silver spoons and watermelon spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and pearl jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 77-81 degrees; 0.59 feet high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on shad. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with cut shad. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 77-81 degrees; 0.02 feet low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE HOLLOW: Water murky; 76-80 degrees; 0.35 feet high. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and soft plastics. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on hot dogs and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water stained; 78-82 degrees; 5.05 feet low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies at night. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

WHITNEY: Water stained; 76-80 degrees; 0.72 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are good on shrimp and live bait.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water lightly stained; 84-88 degrees; 0.37 feet high. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged Flukes, hollow body frogs and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

BOB SANDLIN: Water lightly stained; 83-87 degrees; 0.35 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, weightless Senkos and hollow body frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water lightly stained; 83-87 degrees; 1.87 feet low. Black bass are slow on topwater baits, crankbaits, and Texas rigged soft plastics around rocks and boat docks and. Crappie are good on minnows on brush piles in 12-15 feet. Catfish are slow cut bait and frozen shad.

BRIDGEPORT: Water lightly stained, 82-86 degrees: 0.10 feet low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws, Megabass Dark Sleeper swimbaits on deeper docks and Shakyhead worms. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

CADDO: Water stained; 84-89 degrees; 0.50 feet high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged creature baits, flipping jigs, and hollow body frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

CEDAR CREEK: Water lightly stained; 82-86 degrees; 0.15 feet high. Black bass are slow on squarebill crankbaits, Texas rigged worms and white buzzbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

COOPER: Water stained; 1.68 feet low. No report available.

FAIRFIELD: No report available.

FORK: Water lightly stained; 83-87 degrees; 0.07 feet low. Black bass are fair on football jigs, Carolina rigged worms and Flukes as well as deep crankbaits. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

GRAPEVINE: Water lightly stained; 82-85 degrees; 0.13 feet high. Black bass are fair on shakyhead worms, deep diving crankbaits and topwaters. White bass and hybrid bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

JOE POOL: Water lightly stained; 82-86 degrees; 0.36 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, shakyhead worms and weightless Senkos. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water stained; 83-87 degrees: 2.01 feet high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, hollow body frogs and Reaction Innovations Pocket Rockets. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

LAVON: Water stained; 83-86 degrees: 0.22 feet high. Black bass are slow on flipping jigs, weightless Trick Worms and Texas rigged creature baits. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 82-86 degrees; 0.32 feet high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws and shakyhead worms. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

MARTIN CREEK: Water lightly stained; 86-94 degrees; 0.10 feet low. Black bass are slow on weightless Senkos, hollow body frogs, and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water stained; 88-95 degrees; 0.58 feet high. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs, deep diving crankbaits and Senkos. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.

PALESTINE: Water lightly stained; 83-86 degrees; 0.11 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms, shakyhead worms and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water lightly stained; 83-87 degrees; 0.04 feet low. Black bass are fair on Flukes, football jigs, and Carolina rigged craws. Crappie are fair on white jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water lightly stained; 82-86 degrees; 0.10 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms, Carolina rigged creature baits and deep diving crankbaits. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 82-85 degrees; 0.16 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, weightless Senkos and topwaters. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water lightly stained; 83-87 degrees; 1.31 feet low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged creature bait, hollow body frogs and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.

TEXOMA: Water lightly stained; 82-85 degrees; 1.70 feet high. Black bass are fair on medium crankbaits, topwaters and shakyhead worms. Crappie are fair on minnows. Striped bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

WEATHERFORD: Water lightly stained; 0.32 feet low. No report available.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained; 8.06 feet high. No report available.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water murky; 79-83 degrees; 32.96 feet low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin crankbaits, topwaters, spooks, and soft plastic worms. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are good on stinkbait and live perch. Yellow catfish are good on juglines 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 slow. Striped bass are good on liver and shad off points near the pier. Redfish are very good on tilapia, shad, and silver spoons. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp, cut bait, and cheesebait near the dam. Yellow catfish are slow.

CALAVERAS: Water murky. Black bass are fair on dark soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits over reed beds. Striped bass are good on chicken livers and shad. Redfish are fair on live bait near the dam in 10-20 feet. Channel catfish are good on cheesebait, shrimp, and shad. Blue catfish are fair on liver and cheesebait. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water stained; 76-80 degrees; 22.04 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse/white spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and green pumpkin Whacky Sticks with chartreuse tails in 5-15 feet early. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are good on live bait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on live bait upriver.

COLETO CREEK: Water clear; 97 degrees at the hot water discharge, 85 degrees in main lake; 1.43 feet low. Black bass to 5 pounds are fair on dark crankbaits and spinnerbaits in 4-6 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish to 10 pounds are good on trotlines baited with live perch and shad in 8-10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 78-82 degrees; 36.47 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics and brush hogs off points. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and cut bait upriver. 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; 76-80 degrees; 0.10 feet low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed and watermelon Carolina rigged soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Catfish are good on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and liver.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and soft plastic worms. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and live bait.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 84-88 degrees; 0.06 feet high. Black bass to 10 pounds are very good on blue crankbaits or white, green, or bright blue Wacky rigged worms. Crappie are very good on live minnows. Bream are very good on live worms in coves and near the islands. Channel and blue catfish to 6 pounds are good on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water stained; 77-81 degrees; 0.27 feet high. Black bass are good on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on minnows, troll tubes, and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are excellent on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.

SAM RAYBURN: Water stained; 76-80 degrees; 0.20 feet high. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastic worms and crankbaits. White bass are fair on silver spoons and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows over baited holes. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait, cut bait, and liver.

STEINHAGEN: 1.93 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water stained; 77-81 degrees; 0.43 feet low. Black bass are fair on redbug soft plastic worms and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on Charlie slabs. Crappie are good on minnows at night. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait and livers in 20-30 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: 31.18 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early and late, midday switching to squarebill crankbaits, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows.

MACKENZIE: 73.57 feet low. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait. No reports on crappie or bass.

MEREDITH: 59.9 feet low. Black bass are slow to fair on shallow running crankbaits, Texas rigs and jerkbaits. No reports of smallmouth bass. Bream and channel catfish are being caught in good numbers.

PALO DURO: 60.36 feet low. No report available.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water clear on the main lake, stained up the river; 78-84 degrees; 3.51 feet low. Black bass are slow on 7-inch Power Worms, spoons and jigs. Crappie and bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on live perch and goldfish.

ARROWHEAD: Water fairly clear; 79-84 degrees; 1.21 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early, later switching to weightless flukes, Texas rigs and shallow running crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows around structure. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

COLORADO CITY: 13.49 feet low. No report available.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water murky; 78-83 degrees; 0.27 feet high. Black bass are fair on topwaters early, later switching to Texas rigs, squarebill crankbaits and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 77-84 degrees; 0.44 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on buzzbaits early and late, midday switching to jerkbaits, squarebill crankbaits, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows around cover. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

NASWORTHY: 73-78 degrees; 1.23 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, drop shot rigs, Carolina rigs and weightless Senkos. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 79-85 degrees; 8.5 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on split-shot weighted flukes, Texas rigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair on cut bait and nightcrawlers.

O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 78-84 degrees; 34.25 feet low. Black bass are good on Whopper Ploppers early, later switching to weightless flukes, Texas rigs, jigs and squarebill crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water off color; 78-83 degrees; 0.08 feet high. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early, later switching to drop shot rigs, Texas rigs, medium running crankbaits and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. White bass are fair to good on slabs and inline spinners. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers.

SPENCE: 48.55 feet low. No report available.

STAMFORD: Water stained; 79-83 degrees; 1.41 feet high. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early and late, midday switching to shallow running crankbaits, Texas rigs and finesse jigs. Crappie are good on live minnows around cover. White bass are fair to good on live bait and tail spinners. Blue catfish are fair to good on cut and live bait.

SWEETWATER: Water off color; 78-84 degrees; 22.38 feet low. No report available.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 77-83 degrees; 20.04 feet low. Black bass are very slow (the bass population was greatly reduced during the drought). No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good in the middle of the lake over rafts of shad. Redfish are fair on jigs tipped with shrimp around marsh drains. Some birds have worked over trout.

SOUTH SABINE: Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good around Lighthouse Cove and around the jetty rocks on topwaters. Redfish are fair to good in the marsh on topwaters.

BOLIVAR: Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on soft plastics and plugs. Black drum and redfish are good at Rollover Pass. Croakers are good on dead shrimp in the channel and around the pass.

TRINITY BAY: Trout are good around the wells and pods of shad on Bass Assassins, Gamblers and Li’l Johns. Redfish and trout are fair to good at the spillway on shrimp.

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

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair to good for drifters working shell on live shrimp. Trout, sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp. Tarpon are showing on the beachfront. Kingfish, ling, red snapper and sharks are good offshore.

TEXAS CITY: Trout are good on the channel on croakers. Trout are good on reefs and wells on live bait. Sand trout are fair on fresh shrimp off the piers.

FREEPORT: Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs. Trout and sand trout are good at the jetties on shrimp and DOA Shrimp. Trout are good in the surf. Kingfish and ling are good offshore.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair to good for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are fair to good around slicks on topwaters and live shrimp.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Redfish are fair to good on the edge of Oyster Lake on shrimp and crabs. Trout are good on sand and grass on soft plastics and croakers.

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are fair on topwaters over soft mud in waist-deep water in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair at the mouths of bayous on the outgoing tide. Trout are good around Pass Cavallo on soft plastics.

ROCKPORT: Trout are fair on free-lined shrimp in the deep channels. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good in the deep guts with low tides.

PORT ARANSAS: Redfish are fair to good at East Flats on shrimp. Redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp. Offshore is good for sharks, ling, red snapper and kingfish.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Redfish are good in the guts on the outgoing tide on Gulps and live shrimp.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are fair in mud and grass on Corkies and topwaters. Trout are fair to good in the Land Cut on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good while drifting with topwaters at Rocky Slough.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are fair on topwaters and soft plastics under corks around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes and sand flats on live shrimp and Gulps. Offshore is good for red snapper and kingfish.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout are fair to good around the spoil islands, channel edges and color changes on DOA Shrimp. Tarpon, snook, trout and Spanish mackerel are fair at the jetty on live bait.

PORT ISABEL: Snook are fair to good in South Bay on shrimp and DOA Shrimp. Trout and redfish are fair to good at Gas Well Flats on live shrimp and Gulps.

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