- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Oct. 15 and also available on the Internet at https://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water stained; 82-86 degrees. Black bass are fair on chartreuse and chartreuse/white Rat-L-Traps over grass. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, nightcrawlers, and punchbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 77-81 degrees; 11.41 feet low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and trolling Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD: Water clear; 78-82 degrees; 12.59 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon/chartreuse tailed soft plastic worms, topwater frogs, torpedoes, and Pop-R’s on main lake flats near grass. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies off lighted docks at night. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 10-20 feet, and under lighted docks at night. Channel catfish are good on cut bait and shrimp over baited holes. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch and worms.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 76-80 degrees; 31.56 feet low. Black bass are good on daiquiri JDC Skip-N-Pop topwaters, Rat-L-Traps, and wacky rigged watermelon red Whacky Sticks along docks and over flats early. Striped bass are good on Spoiler Shads plastic swim baits and drifting or free lining live bait early. White bass are fair but small trolling deep diving Shad Raps and jigging Tiny Traps and 2-inch plastic swim baits over humps along the river channel. Crappie are fair on pink/white or chartreuse Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows. Channel catfish are good on liver, minnows, and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are very good on rod/reel, juglines and trotlines baited with goldfish and perch upriver.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 77-81 degrees; 11.46 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on JDC Skip-N-Pops, Pop R’s, and Texas rigged blue flake worms along break lines and ledges. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Smallmouth bass are fair on topwaters, root beer JDC grubs, and craws. Crappie are fair on chartreuse tube jigs and live minnows over brush upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with live goldfish and perch.

COLEMAN: Water clear; 78-82 degrees; 18.61 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon red spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white/red tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on shrimp and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water stained. Black bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, live bait, and shrimp over baited holes under trees.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 9.21 feet low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on live bait. White bass are good on perch colored spinnerbaits and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and live bait.

GRANGER: Water clear; 78-82 degrees; 0.34 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies at night. Crappie are good on chartreuse jigs and minnows. Blue catfish are good on fresh shad and prepared baits. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch and goldfish.

LBJ: Water stained; 78-82 degrees; 0.39 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon Curb’s Erratic jigs, watermelon red Whacky Sticks, and pumpkin 4-inch tubes in 10-18 feet at daylight. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on minnows and Li’l Fishies at night. Crappie are good on Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on shrimp and liver. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with goldfish and perch.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 77-81 degrees; 1.44 feet low. Black bass are fair on minnows and jigs off docks in Liberty Hill Park. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait, shrimp, and shad. Yellow catfish are fair on perch.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 12.27 feet low. Black bass are fair on perch colored Rat-L-Traps early. Striped bass are good on silver striper jigs and shad. White bass are good on minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on goldfish and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 78-82 degrees; 0.76 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon/chartreuse tailed soft plastic worms. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs near the marina. Channel and blue catfish are good on punchbait, shrimp, and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 79-83 degrees; 12.37 feet low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows, hot dogs, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 57.05 feet low. Black bass are good on perch colored topwaters, watermelon worms, and grubs. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse/white striper jigs. White bass are fair on chrome jigging spoons and minnows in 35-42 feet. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and fresh cut bait in 28-45 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are good on live bait. White bass are good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 79-83 degrees; 9.96 feet low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed/white Rat-L-Traps, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits on main lake points and flats. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and green spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on shrimp, and stinkbait, and live bait.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water clear; 73-77 degrees; 1.51 feet low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin shakyheads, Texas rig worms and Yellow Magic topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and rod and reel.

BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 74-79 degrees; 2.41 feet low. Black bass are fair on Ribbit buzzfrogs and black and blue flipping jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

BONHAM: Water stained, 75-79 degrees; 2.68 feet low. Black bass are slow along creek channel and on the rocks with shad pattern crankbaits and Texas rigged soft plastics. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs along bridge pilings and deeper points with brush. Catfish are good along the rocks on shrimp, chicken livers and stinkbait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water clear, 73-78 degrees; 23.64 feet low. Black bass are good on topwaters and white spinnerbaits near rip rap. Crappie are good on minnows near brush piles. White bass are good on topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Channel catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

CADDO: Water stained; 76-79 degrees; 0.15 feet high. Black bass are good on bladed jigs, hollow body frogs and buzzbaits. White and yellow bass are slow on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and trotlines.

CEDAR CREEK: Water clear; 74-78 degrees; 5.21 feet low. Black bass are fair on white spinnerbaits and squarebill crankbaits in shad patterns near docks and shallow cover. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

COOPER: Water clear; 80-84 degrees; 11.32 feet low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged worms and drop shot worms in green pumpkin. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and nightcrawlers.

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; 74-77 degrees; 5.91 feet low. Black bass are fair on black blue flipping jigs on stumps in 2-10 feet as well as squarebill crankbaits in shad patterns. White and yellow bass are good on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and rod and reel.

GRAPEVINE: Water clear; 73-77 degrees; 11.61 feet low. Black bass are fair on ΒΌ-oz. double willow spinnerbaits and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

JOE POOL: Water clear; 74-78 degrees; 1.50 feet low. Black bass are fair on shad pattern shallow to medium crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on cut shad and prepared bait.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 74-79; degrees; 0.68 feet high. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, buzz frogs and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

LAVON: Water lightly stained; 75-79 degrees; 12.52 feet low. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits, hollow body frogs and black buzzbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 74-78 degrees; 6.69 feet low. Black bass are slow on crankbaits and shakyheads. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. White bass are slow on topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 85-91 degrees; 1.90 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits and flipping jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

MONTICELLO: Water fairly clear; 89-94 degrees; 0.09 feet high. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs, buzzfrogs and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water clear; 73-78 degrees; 0.72 feet low. Black bass are good on swim jigs, bladed jigs and topwaters. Some fish being caught on shallow crankbaits as well. Crappie are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water clear; 74-79 degrees; 9.62 feet low. Black bass are slow on medium crankbaits and small swimbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water clear; 74-78 degrees; 7.15 feet low. Black bass are fair on white spinnerbaits and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse jigs. White bass are fair on topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 74-77 degrees; 9.37 feet low. Black bass are slow on green pumpkin shakyheads and weightless Senkos. White bass are fair on topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 75-79 degrees; 11.15 feet low. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, hollow body frogs and black buzzbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on topwaters. Striped bass and hybrid striper are fair on slabs and topwaters. 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; 73-78 degrees; 6.37 feet low. Black bass are good on topwaters, medium crankbaits and shakeyhead worms. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows on brush piles. Striped bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

WEATHERFORD: Water clear; 74-78 degrees; 8.50 feet low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water lightly stained; 75-79 degrees; 4.82 feet high. Black bass are slow on flipping tubes and flipping jigs near shallow cover. Some fish being caught on hollow body frogs and Ribbits. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 34.43 feet low. Black bass are good on jigs, Senkos, and craw worms. Striped bass are good on Rat-L-Traps, slab spoons, topwaters, shad, spooks, and small crankbaits. White bass are good on Rat-L-Traps, slab spoons, topwaters, shad, spooks, and small crankbaits. Catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow. 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 fair on liver and shad near the pier and at Dead Tree Point. Redfish are fair on perch, shad, and silver spoons. Channel catfish are excellent on liver, shrimp, cut bait, and cheesebait. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait.

CALAVERAS: Water stained. Black bass are fair on dark soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits around reed beds. Striped bass are slow. Redfish are good on perch and tilapia along the shoreline. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water stained; 81-85 degrees; 27.33 feet low. Black bass are good on large soft plastic worms and lizards in 12-20 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Drum are good on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on punchbait in 3-10 feet. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch and goldfish.

COLETO CREEK: Water murky; 80 degrees in main lake, 92 degrees at hot water discharge; 4.04 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps over grass in 8-12 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines and droplines baited with live perch in 8-10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 82-86 degrees; 31.34 feet low. Black bass are fair on white and chartreuse/white crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut bait and shad. 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; 79-83 degrees; 0.46 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon red and tequila sunrise Carolina rigged soft plastics and Senkos, and on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on Pirk Minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, liver, and shrimp.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water clear. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed Carolina rigged soft plastics, and on white spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and frozen shrimp.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 78-80 degrees; 0.04 feet high. Black bass are good on silver topwaters near the dam. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on live minnows. Bream are good on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on juglines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 80-84 degrees; 0.81 feet low. Black bass are fair on soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on pet spoons, hellbenders, and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are fair on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water murky; 78-82 degrees; 2.02 feet low. Black bass are good on dark soft plastic worms and crankbaits. White bass are good on silver spoons off points. Crappie are good on live minnows. Bream are good on nightcrawlers. Catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait and shrimp.

STEINHAGEN: 1.70 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 79-83 degrees; 2.70 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon/blue flake Finesse and redbug soft plastic worms. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and silver spoons. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good but small on punchbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: 44.66 feet low. No report available.

MACKENZIE: 90 feet low. No report available.

MEREDITH: 78.67 feet low. No report available.

PALO DURO: 56.26 feet low. No report available.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water stained; 72-79 degrees; 9.27 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on jigs, Texas rigs, Rat-L-Traps and Carolina rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs over brush piles. Catfish are good on chartreuse (use Worm-Glo) nightcrawlers.

ARROWHEAD: Water off color; 73-79 degrees; 19.52 feet low. One ramp open and few anglers have been on the lake.

COLORADO CITY: 21.59 feet low. No report available.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water clear; 72-78 degrees; 16.82 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on spinnerbaits, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 73-78 degrees; 28.97 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on chatterbaits, jigs, Texas rigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs over deep cover. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

NASWORTHY: No report available.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 72-78 degrees; 24.81 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, shakyheads, crankbaits, Carolina rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on chartreuse (use Worn-Glo) nightcrawlers.

O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 72-79 degrees; 41.46 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on spinnerbaits, Texas rigs, jigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs shallow.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water fairly clear; 72-79 degrees; 15.22 feet low. Black bass are fair on jigs, drop shot rigs, Carolina rigs and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on slabs and Road Runners. Striped bass are fair on live shad and while trolling. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

SPENCE: 70.39 feet low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 16.61 feet low. No report available.

SWEETWATER: Water murky; 71-77 degrees; 27.64 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on jigs, Rat-L-Traps and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on prepared bait.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 71-78 degrees; 28.36 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 marsh on small topwaters.

SOUTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad. Trout are good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters. Flounder are fair at the mouths of the bayous on a falling tide.

BOLIVAR: Trout are good on the south shoreline on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Trout, black drum, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass. A few birds are beginning to work.

TRINITY BAY: Trout are good for drifters working birds on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Redfish are good on live bait around the reefs and at the spillway.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout and large Gulf trout are good for drifters working deep shell on plastics and fresh shrimp. Redfish are good in the marsh and out the mouths of drains on the falling tide.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Sand trout are fair to good in the surf and around San Luis Pass on live shrimp and topwaters. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs.

TEXAS CITY: Redfish are fair to good in Moses Lake on crabs and shrimp. Gulf trout are good in the channel on fresh shrimp.

FREEPORT: Redfish are fair to good on the reefs in Christmas Bay and Bastrop Bay on shrimp. Bull redfish are fair to good around Surfside and at the Quintana jetty on crabs, shrimp and mullet.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are good for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Waders have taken better catches on the shorelines on small topwaters and dark plastics. Flounder are fair on the shorelines on Gulps.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish and black drum are fair on live shrimp in Oyster Lake, Crab Lake and at Shell Island. Redfish are good while wading the south shoreline on live bait.

PORT O’CONNOR: Redfish are good in the back lakes on shrimp and mullet. Bull redfish are good at the jetty on crabs, mullet and shad. Trout are fair on plastics around shell in Ayres Bay.

ROCKPORT: Redfish are good on mullet on the Estes Flats and around Mud Island. Bull redfish are good in the Lydia Ann Channel on mullet.

PORT ARANSAS: Redfish are fair at East Flats on topwaters and Gulps. Bull redfish are good at the jetty and on the beachfront on natural baits.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Redfish are good on the beachfront on mullet and shrimp. Trout are fair for waders working mud and grass on small topwaters and Corkies.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are good on topwaters and plum plastics around rocks and grass. Redfish are fair to good in knee-deep water on small Super Spooks, She Pups and SkitterWalks. Trout are fair to good on plastics under rattling corks at Rocky Slough.

PORT MANSFIELD: Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on topwaters and soft plastics under a popping cork. Trout are fair to good for waders over sand and grass on topwaters.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout, redfish and snook are fair to good in South Bay and Mexiquita Flats. Redfish are fair to good on the beachfront and at the jetties on mullet and crabs.

PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are fair to good while drifting sand and grass flats on live shrimp, DOA Shrimp and Gulps under popping corks. Trout and redfish are fair to good at Laguna Vista on small topwaters and soft plastics under rattling corks.

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