- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for July 16 and also available on the Internet at https://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water stained; 83-87 degrees. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are very good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 79-83 degrees; 8.50 feet low. Black bass are good trolling Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows in 20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 82-86 degrees; 11.60 feet low. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are good on cheesebait in 5-10 feet. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch and goldfish in 3-10 feet.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 79-83 degrees; 28.18 feet low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged grape Scoundrel worms, flukes, and watermelon JDC Skip-N-Pop topwaters around stumps in 5-15 feet. Striped bass are good on Red Fins, Zara Jr’s, and trolling Gizz 4 crankbaits on the surface at daylight. White bass are fair trolling Shad Raps and jigging Pirk Minnows and Tiny Traps over rock piles in 20-30 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and Curb’s crappie jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on live bait and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are very good on juglines and trotlines baited with goldfish and perch.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 8.77 feet low. Black bass are fair on Pop R’s, crankbaits and Flukes upriver along shorelines in 4-8 feet at daylight. Striped bass are fair drifting live bait and trolling Gizz 4 and Shad Rap crankbaits. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are good on root beer JDC grubs and craws, chartreuse plastic Crickets and watermelon red tubes on ball jigheads along ledges in 6-20 feet. Crappie are good on Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows upriver over submerged brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are very good on juglines and trotlines upriver.

COLEMAN: Water clear; 79-83 degrees; 17.99 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red and watermelon green spinnerbaits and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 20-30 feet. 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 stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon and watermelon gold Carolina rigged soft plastics in 10-18 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and cut shad in 8-12 feet.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 81-85 degrees; 4.63 feet low. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged soft plastic worms and lizards, and on shad colored crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on slabs and silver spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers, chicken livers, and frozen shrimp.

GRANGER: Water stained; 80-84 degrees; 0.17 feet high. Black bass are fair on jigs upriver. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs in 12-15 feet. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with shad and cut bait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch and goldfish.

LBJ: Water stained; 81-85 degrees; 0.47 feet low. Black bass are fair on black/blue jigs, JDC Skip-N-Pop topwaters, and weightless watermelon red Whacky Sticks along seawalls and docks. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs over brush piles in 12 feet. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 80-84 degrees; 0.07 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon and June bug soft plastic worms, white or chartreuse spinnerbaits, and shallow running crankbaits. White bass are good on slabs over humps. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs off docks. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 81-85 degrees; 10.58 feet low. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and soft plastic worms early. Striped bass are good on live shad. White bass are excellent on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with goldfish. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 0.02 feet high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair trolling slab spoons near the dam. White bass are fair trolling slab spoons near the dam. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on punchbait, and on juglines baited with cut shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 82-86 degrees; 9.28 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red and green pumpkin soft plastics. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on doughbait, chicken livers and chicken bloodbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 81-85 degrees; 52.48 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon worms and bone topwaters in 5-20 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on fresh cut bait and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on shad. Hybrid striper are fair on shad and crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and green/white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, frozen shad, and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 7.34 feet low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on shad colored Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are good on bait shrimp, stinkbait, and liver.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water clear; 85-89 degrees; 0.20 feet low. Black bass are slow on watermelon creature baits and topwaters. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 86-89 degrees; 1.24 feet low. Black bass are slow on weightless soft plastics and Texas rig plastic worms. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and nightcrawlers.

BONHAM: Water clear, 83-87 degrees; 2.82 feet low. Black bass are good on crankbaits and soft plastics near shallow flats with grass, boat docks, ridges, creek channels and rocky points up to 15 feet deep. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows on offshore brush piles. Catfish are excellent along the rocks with stinkbait, chicken liver and cut shad.

BRIDGEPORT: Water clear, 84-88 degrees; 22.37 feet low. Black bass are fair on white medium crankbaits near riprap and green pumpkin shakyhead worms on deeper docks. Crappie are good on minnows and tube jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Channel catfish are fair on trotlines.

CADDO: Water stained; 84-88 degrees; 0.20 feet high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs and hollow body frogs near stumps and shallow cover. White and yellow bass are slow on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

CEDAR CREEK: Water clear; 84-89 degrees; 3.43 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws in green pumpkin and topwater poppers. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on topwaters. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and nightcrawlers.

COOPER: Water clear; 83-87 degrees; 8.40 feet low. Black bass are good on topwaters and drop shot finesse worms. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are good on rod and reel.

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; 84-89 degrees; 3.67 feet low. Black bass are slow on football jigs and drop shot worms in 15-20 feet. White and yellow bass are good on topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows near the bridges. Catfish are slow on trotlines and chicken liver.

GRAPEVINE: Water clear; 84-87 degrees; 10.80 feet low. Black bass are good on shakyhead worms and topwaters near main lake points. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and nightcrawlers.

JOE POOL: Water clear; 83-87 degrees; 0.63 feet low. Black bass are good on medium and deep diving crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 85-89; degrees; 1.84 feet high. Black bass are slow on flipping jigs in black and blue and weightless soft plastics. Crappie are fair on white tube jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

LAVON: Water lightly stained; 84-88 degrees; 11.92 feet low. Black bass are slow on black buzzbaits and Texas rigged worms in 5-10 feet. White bass are slow on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

LEWISVILLE: Water clear; 83-87 degrees; 8.33 feet low. Black bass are good on shakyheads and medium diving crankbaits near submerged rock. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on topwaters and slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 89-93 degrees; 0.45 feet low. Black bass are fair on hollow belly frogs near shallow cover as well as drop shot soft plastics. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are good on punch bait and rod and reel.

MONTICELLO: Water fairly clear; 94-100 degrees; 0.89 feet low. Black bass are good on deep diving crankbaits and drop shot finesse worms near the discharge. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water clear; 83-88 degrees; 0.22 feet low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin shakyheads and Scrounger head rigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are fair on topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water clear; 85-89 degrees; 8.23 feet low. Black bass are fair on deep diving crankbaits. Crappie are good on white jigs and minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water clear; 85-88 degrees; 9.26 feet low. Black bass are slow on football jigs and crankbaits in 10-15 feet targeting rock piles along drop-offs. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on prepared bait and trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 84-87 degrees; 7.06 feet low. Black bass are fair on football jigs and Carolina rigged worms. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 85-89 degrees; 9.53 feet low. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs and shallow crankbaits in shad patterns. Crappie are fair on minnows and tube jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Striped bass and hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines. Please call ahead to verify access at ramp of your choice. Lake access is severely limited due to low water.

TEXOMA: Water clear; 84-87 degrees; 6.21 feet low. Black bass are good on topwaters and Texas rigged plastics near floating docks. Crappie are good on minnows. Striped bass are good on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

WEATHERFORD: Water clear; 84-88 degrees; 7.85 feet low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water lightly stained; 85-89 degrees; 6.28 feet high. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs and swim jigs. Some fish being caught early on topwaters. Crappie are good on jigs minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad and prepared bait.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water stained; 82-86 degrees; 41.70 feet low. Black bass are good on topwaters, and on watermelon seed and green pumpkin soft plastics in 18-20 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with live perch. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines and 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 stained. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms near the dam. Striped bass are fair on liver and shad off points near the pier. Redfish are good down rigging near the jetty and dam. Channel and blue catfish are very good on cut bait and cheesebait near the hot water discharge.

CALAVERAS: Water stained. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps and soft plastics. Striped bass are fair on chicken livers and shad along the shoreline. Redfish are fair down rigging silver and gold spoons along the crappie wall and the dam in 10-20 feet. Channel catfish are good on cheesebait, and shad near the railroad trestle. Blue catfish are good on liver and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water stained; 81-85 degrees; 25.31 feet low. Black bass are good on deep running crankbaits and white/chartreuse spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Drum are fair on nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut bait and punchbait. Yellow catfish are good on juglines baited with perch.

COLETO CREEK: Water clear; 88 degrees in main lake, 100 degrees at hot water discharge; 1.51 feet low. Black bass to 5 pounds are good on soft plastics and spinnerbaits in 6-10 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish to 10 pounds are fair on trotlines and droplines baited with live perch in 10-12 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 83-87 degrees; 29.13 feet low. Black bass are fair on shallow running crankbaits and Carolina rigged soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shrimp under birds. 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; 81-85 degrees; 0.04 feet high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on shad colored crankbaits and silver striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and fair on blue tube jigs over brush in 20 feet. Catfish are good on stinkbait, chicken livers, and nightcrawlers.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water clear. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on liver, cut bait, and stinkbait.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 86-90 degrees; 0.03 feet low. Black bass to 10 pounds are good on topwaters and purple or red soft plastics. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Bream are good on live worms around structure. Channel and blue catfish are good on juglines baited with cut shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 81-85 degrees; 0.18 feet high. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on pet spoons, hellbenders, trolling tubes, and slabs. White bass are good on pet spoons, hellbenders, trolling tubes, and Charlie slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.

SAM RAYBURN: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 0.04 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue/black tube jigs over brush piles. Bream are slow. Catfish are very good on trotlines baited with live bait and cut bait.

STEINHAGEN: 1.53 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 81-85 degrees; 1.14 feet low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies and silver spoons. Crappie are good on minnows over baited holes in 15-20 feet. Bream are good on nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait and stinkbait in 30 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: 44.22 feet low. No report available.

MACKENZIE: 89.42 feet low. No report available.

MEREDITH: 82.14 feet low. No report available.

PALO DURO: 53.63 feet low. No report available.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water stained; 75-83 degrees; 16.77 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters, shallow running crankbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs over brush piles. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

ARROWHEAD: Water off color; 75-83 degrees; 18.52 feet low. One ramp open and few anglers have been on the lake.

COLORADO CITY: 21.28 feet low. No report available.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water clear; 74-82 degrees; 14.87 feet low. Black bass are fair on Zara Spooks, Rat-L-Traps and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 75-84 degrees; 27.20 feet low. Black bass are good on shakyheads, jigs, Texas rigs and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs over deep cover. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

NASWORTHY: No report available.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 75-83 degrees; 23.12 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on Carolina rigs, Texas rigs, jigs and chatterbaits. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on chartreuse (use Worn-Glo) nightcrawlers.

O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 76-84 degrees; 38.74 feet low. Black bass are good on Yellow Magics, Texas rigs, jigs and medium swimbaits. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs shallow.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water fairly clear; 74-81 degrees; 15.15 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on drop shot rigs, Carolina rigs, Texas rigs and D22s. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on Humdingers. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

SPENCE: 73.93 feet low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 16.62 feet low. No report available.

SWEETWATER: Water murky; 75-82 degrees; 26.11 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on flukes and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on prepared bait.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 74-82 degrees; 31.57 feet low. No report available.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad on soft plastics. Redfish are good in the cuts and drains leading to the marsh on shrimp and Gulps.

SOUTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good while drifting the reefs on live shrimp and topwaters. Drifters have been working slicks and pods of shad on the Reef on the south end. Trout are good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters.

BOLIVAR: Trout are good on the south shoreline on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Black drum, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass. Deep shell has produced trout on the outgoing tide. Trout are good in the surf on live bait.

TRINITY BAY: Trout are good for drifters working wells and shell pads on shrimp, croakers, Bass Assassins, Gamblers and Lit’l Johns. Redfish are good on live bait around the reefs and at the spillway.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are good for drifters working deep shell on limetreuse and plum plastics. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp. Trout are good on the Ship Channel on croakers and plastics.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are in the surf and off the piers on live bait. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Offshore is good for tarpon, kingfish, dorado and ling.

TEXAS CITY: Trout are fair to good on the reefs on live shrimp and croakers. Solid trout have come from the edge of the Ship Channel on croakers and shrimp.

FREEPORT: Trout are good at San Luis Pass on shrimp and MirrOlures. Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay. Trout, Spanish mackerel and sand trout are good at the jetties on live bait.

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

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are fair on topwaters and live shrimp in Oyster Lake and Crab Lake.

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are fair on topwaters and live bait over sand, grass and shell in San Antonio Bay. Trout are fair to good in the surf and at the jetty on croakers. Redfish are good on the shorelines.

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 Estes Flats and around Mud Island.

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

CORPUS CHRISTI: Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Redfish are good in the potholes on shrimp. Trout are fair to good along the King Ranch shoreline on croakers and piggy perch.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are good over grass in the Land Cut. Trout are good on topwaters around rocks and grass. Trout are fair to good on the King Ranch shoreline on croakers, topwaters and plum plastics.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are good on topwaters around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes and on live bait. Offshore is good for ling and kingfish.

SOUTH PADRE: Redfish and trout are good in the shallows of South Bay and Mexiquita Flats on shrimp and plastics under rattling corks. Tarpon are showing at the pass. Snook are fair on topwaters and shrimp.

PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are fair to good on the flats on live shrimp. Redfish are good on small Super Spooks and SkitterWalks. Trout are good on live bait on the edge of the channel drop-offs.

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