- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for April 1 and also available on the Internet at https://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water stained; 62-66 degrees. Black bass are good on red/white spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait, liver, shrimp, and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 58-62 degrees; 11.89 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows under lights at night. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD: Water murky; 58-62 degrees; 12.60 feet low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white or shad Li’l Fishies in 5-12 feet. Channel catfish are good on juglines and trotlines baited with cheesebait and cut shad. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with prepared baits in 15-20 feet Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 60-64 degrees; 32.04 feet low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin JDC Craws, JDC RocKraw trailers, and black/blue Whacky Sticks on jigheads along ledges in 12-20 feet. Striped bass are good jigging chartreuse striper jigs, trolling crankbaits, and drifting live bait in 20-30 feet. White bass are fair on Pirk Minnows, Shad Raps, and live bait. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 61-65 degrees; 11.07 feet low. Black bass are fair on black/chartreuse hair jigs, Texas rigged grape Scoundrel worms, and suspending jerkbaits on shaky jigheads. Striped bass are good vertically jigging Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads. White bass are fair jigging Blade Baits along the main river channel at mid lake in 40 feet. Smallmouth bass are very good on JDC smoke/red flake tubes and tomato red drop shot worms over rock piles in 12-25 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and crappie jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water clear; 58-62 degrees; 19.47 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on nightcrawlers, shrimp, and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water stained. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin Carolina rigged soft plastics off points. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 59-63 degrees; 8.47 feet low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on frozen shrimp, liver, and stinkbait.

GRANGER: Water murky; 60-64 degrees; 1.16 feet high. Black bass are fair on white jigs along the river channel. White bass are fair on slabs and spoons. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are fair on shrimp and live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 61-65 degrees; 0.23 feet low. Black bass are very good on Curb’s buzzbaits and weightless watermelon red Whacky Sticks along laydowns and stumps on creek points. Striped bass are good on Creme 2-inch Spoiler Shads and Li’l Fishies at night. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies at night. Crappie are good on live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on minnows and worms. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 59-63 degrees; 0.42 feet high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/white soft plastics and crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on blue/white jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 60-64 degrees; 12.65 feet low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on live shad in 20-30 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 60-64 degrees; 2.38 feet high. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and on white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 61-65 degrees; 13.98 feet low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 60-64 degrees; 52.95 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms, green pumpkin flukes, and crawfish crankbaits in 5-20 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on white grubs and gold jigging spoons. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and fresh cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 59-63 degrees; 9.38 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and Carolina rigged soft plastics in 10-25 feet. Striped bass are fair drifting live bait in 20-35 feet. White bass are fair on Pirk Minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Catfish are slow.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water lightly stained; 59-63 degrees; 0.33 feet high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits and Senkos. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad and nightcrawlers.

BOB SANDLIN: Water murky; 58-64 degrees; 0.32 feet high. Black bass are fair on white spinnerbaits and swim jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

BONHAM: Water stained, 59-64 degrees; 0.08 feet low. Black bass are fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and chatterbaits, jigs and soft plastics. Crappie are fair on minnows around bridges and boat docks. Catfish are fair with cut bait around creeks.

BRIDGEPORT: Water stained, 57-61 degrees; 23.92 feet low. Black bass are good on shallow to medium crankbaits in chartreuses. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. Channel catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait. Call ahead as lake access is becoming severely limited.

CADDO: Water stained to muddy; 62-66 degrees; 2.30 feet high. Black bass are good on bladed jigs, small crankbaits and swim jigs. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad and rod and reel.

CEDAR CREEK: Water stained to muddy; 59-63 degrees; 0.02 feet low. Black bass are slow on spinnerbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are good on prepared bait.

COOPER: Water stained, 60-64 degrees: 2.16 feet low. No report available.

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 stained; 60-64 degrees; 2.98 feet low. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits, swimbaits and hollow body frogs. Some fish starting to spawn. White and yellow bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near bridges. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

GRAPEVINE: Water clear; 57-62 degrees; 9.33 feet low. Black bass are good on small crankbaits and weightless soft plastics. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

JOE POOL: Water lightly stained; 60-64 degrees; 0.33 feet high. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits, small crankbaits and soft plastics. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water stained to muddy; 61-64; degrees; 8.11 feet high. Black bass are fair on flipping jigs and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on prepared bait.

LAVON: Water stained; 60-64 degrees; 4.53 feet low. No report available.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 58-62 degrees; 4.11 feet low. Black bass are good on shallow and medium crankbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on cut shad.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 60-65 degrees; 0.07 feet high. Black bass are fair on topwaters and hollow body frogs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water clear; 59-63 degrees; 0.93 feet high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits and Beaver type baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water stained; 58-63 degrees; 1.86 feet high. Black bass are fair on shakyheads and weightless Senkos. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad and trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water clear; 60-64 degrees; 5.81 feet low. Black bass are good on shallow/medium crankbaits and Texas rigged worms Crappie are good on minnows near brush piles. White bass are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on cut shad.

RAY ROBERTS: Water clear; 57-61 degrees; 5.61 feet low. Black bass are good on umbrella rigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near brush piles. White bass are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on prepared bait.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 59-63 degrees; 6.21 feet low. Black bass are good on shakyheads and swim jigs. White bass are slow on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and nightcrawlers.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 61-64 degrees; 6.67 feet low. No report available.

TEXOMA: Water clear; 58-62 degrees; 3.70 feet low. Black bass are good on shaky heads and soft plastics. Crappie are good on minnows. Striped bass are good on minnows. Catfish are good on cut shad.

WEATHERFORD: Water clear; 58-61 degrees; 7.48 feet low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained to muddy; 61-64 degrees; 15.85 feet high. Black bass are slow on green pumpkin flipping jigs and bladed jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water murky; 63-67 degrees; 28.90 feet low. Black bass are fair on Senkos, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastic lizards in 10-25 feet. Striped bass are fair on slabs, crankbaits, and Sassy Shad. White bass are fair on slabs and Li’l Fishies. Catfish are good on prepared baits over baited holes. 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 silver striper jigs. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and live bait near the dam. Blue catfish are slow.

CALAVERAS: Water stained. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics and crankbaits near the dam. Striped bass are good on spoons and jigs near the dam. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver, shrimp, and cheesebait. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water stained; 60-64 degrees; 28.20 feet low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastic worms and lizards, and on jigs over grass. White bass are fair on small spinnerbaits and Rapalas. Crappie are slow. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.

COLETO CREEK: Water murky; 70 degrees in main lake, offline at hot water discharge; 0.39 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish to 10 pounds are good on cut bait and live perch in 8-10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 58-62 degrees; 23.66 feet low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shrimp 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; 60-64 degrees; 0.06 feet high. Black bass are fair on firetiger soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, cut bait, and frozen shrimp.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water clear. Black bass are fair on watermelon red and June bug soft plastics and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on shrimp, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained to murky; 65-69 degrees; 0.36 feet high. Black bass to 6 pounds are good on green soft plastics, swim baits, and shad colored Rat-L-Traps. Smallmouth bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on live minnows. Bream are good on live worms. Channel and blue catfish to 8 pounds are good on Zote soap and live worms. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 62-66 degrees; 0.19 feet high. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on minnows and Li’l Fishies upriver. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shrimp and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water murky; 61-65 degrees; 5.35 feet high. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged green pumpkin soft plastics and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and silver spoons. Crappie are slow. Bream are fair on worms. Mermaids are good on cheddar Tostitos. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp, live minnows, and stinkbait.

STEINHAGEN: 0.53 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 60-64 degrees; 0.60 feet high. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits, soft plastics, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver and hot dogs. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: 44.32 feet low. No report available.

MACKENZIE: 90.65 feet low. No report available.

MEREDITH: 78.25 feet low. No report available.

PALO DURO: 59.04 feet low. No report available.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water stained; 59-63 degrees; 9.96 feet low. Black bass are fair on Senkos, Rat-L-Traps, shakyheads and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs under a slip cork. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worm-Glo) nightcrawlers.

ARROWHEAD: Water off color; 60-63 degrees; 19.6 feet low. One ramp open and few anglers have been on the lake.

COLORADO CITY: 23.15 feet low. No report available.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water clear; 58-63 degrees; 16.86 feet low. Black bass are fair on flukes, Rat-L-Traps and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and live minnows. Catfish are fair on cut bait.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 59-64 degrees; 30.5 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on drop shot rigs, Rat-L-Traps and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and live shad.

NASWORTHY: No report available.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 60-64 degrees; 25.71 feet low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs under a slip cork. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worn-Glo) nightcrawlers.

O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 59-65 degrees; 43.27 feet low. Black bass are fair on shallow running crankbaits, Rat-L-Traps and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs (moving shallow). Catfish are fair to good on live bait.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water fairly clear; 60-66 degrees; 14.3 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, split shot weighted flukes and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on Road Runners. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on live shad and nightcrawlers.

SPENCE: 74.63 feet low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 17.01 feet low. No report available.

SWEETWATER: Water off color; 59-64 degrees; 28.38 feet low. No report available.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 58-64 degrees; 29.56 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. Redfish are good in the marsh.

SOUTH SABINE: Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good around Blue Buck Point on topwaters and live shrimp.

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 for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on plastics . Redfish are fair on the north shoreline around the Spillway.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on Catch 5s, MirrOlures and topwaters. 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. Trout, sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Redfish are good in the back lakes on shrimp and Gulps.

TEXAS CITY: Redfish are fair to good in Moses Lake on shrimp. Trout are fair on the reefs on live bait. Black drum are fair to good on crabs and mullet in the channel off the dike.

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

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

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Redfish are fair to good on the edge of Oyster Lake on shrimp and crabs. Black drum and redfish are fair to good at the jetty on crabs.

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are fair on soft plastics over sand and grass near Grass Island. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp. ROCKPORT: Black drum are good in the Lydia Ann Channel on crabs. Redfish are fair to good on the Estes Flats on mullet and crabs.

PORT ARANSAS: Redfish are fair to good at East Flats on gold spoons and small topwaters. 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 and redfish are fair to good in the Packery Channel on crabs.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are fair to good in the guts and around the rocks on Corkies, Bass Assassins, Gamblers and Norton Sand Shad. Redfish are fair to good over sand and grass pockets on gold spoons.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are fair to good on topwaters around sand and grass on Corkies, Soft-Dines and topwaters. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on Gulps under popping corks.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout are good around the spoil islands, channel edges and color changes on DOA Shrimp, Gulps and live shrimp. Black drum and redfish are fair at the jetty on crabs and shrimp.

PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are fair to good on the flats on live shrimp. Redfish are fair in South Bay on DOA Shrimp and live shrimp.

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