- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Aug. 19 and also available on the Internet at https://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water stained; 86-90 degrees. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water stained; 84-88 degrees; 0.08 feet high. Black bass are fair on soft plastic worms. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch and frozen shad.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 85-89 degrees; 0.80 feet low. Black bass are good on redbug Grande Bass worms, Bass Hogg spinnerbaits, and watermelon red Berkley saber tails over brush piles in 10-15 feet. Hybrid striper are good drifting shad around docks at night. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies and minnows off lighted docks at night. Crappie are good on minnows and Li’l Fishies in 10-20 feet. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with cut bait and chicken livers. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 84-88 degrees; 11.08 feet low. Black bass are good on Chug Bugs, green spinnerbaits, and Texas rigged 5” watermelon Whacky Sticks in 5-10 feet early. Striped bass are good on plastic swim baits and Rat-L-Traps near Lighthouse Point. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and swimbaits. Crappie are fair on chartreuse Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows. Channel catfish are good on shrimp, minnows, and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on goldfish and perch.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 83-87 degrees; 0.42 feet low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin flukes, topwaters, and blue flake worms along break lines. Striped bass are fair jigging Pirk Minnows early. White bass are fair on minnows. Smallmouth bass are fair on white grubs and pumpkin Curb’s jigs in 10-22 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs in standing timber. Channel catfish are fair on live bait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on goldfish and perch.

COLEMAN: Water murky; 84-88 degrees; 6.32 feet low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed soft plastic worms and lizards. Hybrid striper are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps early and late. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 88-92 degrees; 0.05 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait and frozen shrimp.

GRANGER: Water clear; 85-89 degrees; 0.13 feet high. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and Model A crankbaits upriver near the island. White bass are good on slab spoons along humps and ridges near the dam. Crappie are very good jigs tipped with Berkley Crappie Nibbles. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with fresh shad. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.

LBJ: Water stained; 86-90 degrees; 0.75 feet low. Black bass are fair on perch colored crankbaits and green pumpkin tubes around docks and laydowns. Striped bass are good on Li’l Fishies and Spoiler Shads at night. White bass are fair on minnows at night. Crappie are good on blue tube jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are very good on nightcrawlers, liver, and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with goldfish and perch.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water murky; 84-88 degrees; 0.13 feet low. Black bass are slow. White bass are good on Little Georges near the boat ramp in Liberty Hill Park. Crappie are fair but mostly small on minnows over brush piles in 12-16 feet. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Blue catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with perch. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 87-91 degrees; 1.08 feet high. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are good on live shad. White bass are good on live shad. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with cut shad and minnows. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 85-89 degrees; 4.91 feet high. Black bass are good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp, minnows, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 86-90 degrees; 0.36 feet low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and minnows. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 87-91 degrees; 11.86 feet low. Black bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water murky. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 86-90 degrees; 1.09 feet low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons. White bass are fair on small crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and stinkbait.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water lightly stained; 89-93 degrees; 0.97 feet low. Black bass are fair on weightless wacky worms. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

BOB SANDLIN: Water murky; 87-92 degrees; 1.13 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits and topwater poppers. Crappie are good on white jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

BONHAM: Water stained, 88-92 degrees; 1.37 feet low. Black bass are good on swimbaits, topwaters and crankbaits neat cattails as well as deep water. Crappie are good on minnows around brush piles in 10-12 feet. Catfish are excellent on prepared bait, shrimp, cut bait and stinkbait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water stained, 1.07 feet low. No report available. Use caution when navigating the lake due to floating debris.

CADDO: Water stained; 88-92 degrees; 0.10 feet high. Black bass are slow on spinnerbaits and Texas rigged craws near stumps. White and yellow bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

CEDAR CREEK: Water stained; 88-92 degrees; 1.16 feet low. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits and topwaters. White bass are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

COOPER: Water stained; 0.75 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 lightly stained; 89-94 degrees; 1.01 feet low. Black bass are fair on football jigs and heavy shakyheads near deeper creek channels. White and yellow bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

GRAPEVINE: Water stained to muddy; 11.92 feet high. Please use caution when navigating lake due to floating debris.

JOE POOL: Water stained to muddy; 6.04 feet high. No report available. All ramps closed due to high water and floating debris.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water stained to muddy; 87-92 degrees; 2.02 feet high. Black bass are fair on black and blue jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

LAVON: Water stained; 0.93 feet low. No report available.

LEWISVILLE: Water stained; 3.20 feet high. No report available. Please use caution when navigating lake due to floating debris.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 96-102 degrees; 1.62 feet low. Black bass are slow on weightless Senkos. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

MONTICELLO: Water clear to stained; 95-101 degrees; 0.12 feet low. Black bass are fair on deep diving crankbaits and drop shot worms near the intake. Some fish being caught on hollow body frog near pads. Some topwater fish being caught early. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow on prepared bait

PALESTINE: Water stained; 88-92 degrees; 1.13 feet low. Black bass are good on square bill crankbaits and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.

RAY HUBBARD: Water slightly stained; 88-92 degrees; 0.99 feet low. Black bass are fair on football head jigs and medium running crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are slow on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad and trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water stained to muddy; 2.78 feet high. No report available. Use caution when navigating lake due to floating debris.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water stained; 88-93 degrees; 0.15 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms and weightless worms. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 0.63 feet low. No report available. Use caution when navigating lake as floating debris is present.

TEXOMA: Water stained to muddy; 3.18 feet high. No report available. Please use caution when navigating lake due to floating debris.

WEATHERFORD: Water stained; 1.78 feet low. No report available.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained to muddy; 88-93 degrees; 8.20 feet high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs and flipping jigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water murky; 89-93 degrees; 27.85 feet low. Black bass are good on frogs, spooks, Pop-Rs, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, swimbaits, and soft plastic worms. Striped bass are fair on Red Fins and large topwaters. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are good on cheesebait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers under a cork in 6-15 feet. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines, droplines, and throwlines on 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 over grass beds. Striped bass are fair on liver and shad off points. Redfish are good on perch, tilapia, shad, and silver spoons. Channel catfish are excellent on liver, shrimp, and cut bait near the dam. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait.

CALAVERAS: Water stained. Black bass are good on dark soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits over reed beds. Striped bass are good on chicken livers and shad along the shoreline. Redfish are good on live perch and tilapia along the shoreline. Channel and blue catfish are good on cheesebait, shrimp, and shad near the railroad trestle. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water murky; 87-91 degrees; 21.45 feet low. Black bass are fair on shallow running crankbaits, chartreuse spinnerbaits, and green pumpkin Whacky Sticks with chartreuse tails along main lake points in 5-10 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are good on shrimp and live bait in 5-15 feet. Yellow and blue catfish are good on live bait upriver.

COLETO CREEK: Water stained; 88 degrees in main lake, 97 at hot water discharge; 0.71 feet low. Black bass to 5 pounds are fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits around grass beds. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs at Coletoville Bridge in 10-12 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 21 pounds are good on live perch, and on juglines baited with cut bait in 8-10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 89-93 degrees; 18.54 feet low. Black bass are fair on large soft plastics and spinnerbaits in 5-15 feet. Striped bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on frozen shrimp, 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; 85-89 degrees; 1.01 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse Carolina rigged soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait, hot dogs, and shrimp.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water clear. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails, and on green crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and live bait.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 88-92 degrees; 0.89 feet low. Black bass are good on Strike King Jokers. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles. Bream are good on live worms over grass beds. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with bream. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 85-89 degrees; 0.79 feet high. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are good on pet spoons, Rat-L-Traps, and Zara Spooks. White bass are good on pet spoons and troll tubes. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.

SAM RAYBURN: Water stained; 88-92 degrees; 0.22 feet high. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin spinnerbaits and dark soft plastic worms and lizards. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows over baited holes. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait and cut bait.

STEINHAGEN: 1.30 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 87-91 degrees; 1.80 feet low. Black bass are fair on redbug and plum soft plastic worms and topwaters early and late. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are good on spoons and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are slow. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers off docks. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait, stinkbait, and chicken livers. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: 34.94 feet low. No report available.

MACKENZIE: 70.79 feet low. No report available.

MEREDITH: 63.6 feet low. No report available.

PALO DURO: 51.04 feet low. No report available.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water stained; 79-86 degrees; 0.3 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on buzzbaits early, later switching to Texas rigs, Senkos and shad pattern crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worm-Glo) nightcrawlers.

ARROWHEAD: Water off color; 78-87 degrees; 0.24 feet low. No report available.

COLORADO CITY: 18.53 feet low. No report available.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water clear; 80-88 degrees; 6.96 feet low. Black bass are fair on drop shot rigs, Texas rigs and medium running crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 81-89 degrees; 17.99 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on Zara Spooks early, later switching Texas rigs, shallow to medium running crankbaits and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and live shad.

NASWORTHY: No report available.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 79-87 degrees; 18.03 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on buzzbaits early, later switching to Carolina 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; 79-86 degrees; 41.79 feet low. Black bass are good on Zara Spooks early, later switching to Senkos, Texas rigs and square bill crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs fished shallow. Catfish are fair to good on live bait.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water fairly clear; 79-87 degrees; 0.1 feet high. Black bass are fair to good on Carolina rigs, drop shot rigs, Texas rigs and DD22s. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on live shad and nightcrawlers.

SPENCE: 58.61 feet low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 0.55 feet low. No report available.

SWEETWATER: Water off color; 79-86 degrees; 28.9 feet low. No report available.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 80-87 degrees; 15.24 feet low. No report available.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Trout are good under slicks and birds on soft plastics. Redfish are good under rafts of shad on topwaters. 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. Trout are good at the rigs on live mullet.

BOLIVAR: Trout are good on the outgoing tide at Rollover Pass on soft plastics and mullet. Redfish are good in the marsh with higher tides.

TRINITY BAY: Trout are fair to good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on plastics and live bait. Redfish and flounder are fair on the north shoreline on live shad.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are good on the south shoreline on topwaters and soft plastics. Trout are fair to good on the shell adjacent to the channel on live bait. Trout are good on live bait over deep shell. Trout are good in the surf.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Trout, sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Offshore is good for kingfish, ling and dolphin. Tarpon have been cruising the beachfront.

TEXAS CITY: Trout are fair to good on the reefs and in the channel on live shrimp and croakers. Redfish and sand trout are fair to good in Moses Lake and Dickinson Bayou on shrimp.

FREEPORT: Trout are good in the surf on croakers and topwaters. Trout are good at San Luis Pass on shrimp, topwaters and soft plastics. Trout, redfish, sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are good for drifters on live shrimp over mid-bay reefs and shell on live shrimp, Norton Sand Shad, Bass Assassins and Down South Lures. Redfish are good on the north shoreline on shrimp.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair over sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish and black drum are fair to good at Shell Island on live shrimp.

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

ROCKPORT: Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp and Gulps. Redfish are good on piggy perch and shrimp around Mud Island and Estes Flats.

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

CORPUS CHRISTI: Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on piggy perch, Gulps and live shrimp. Redfish are good in the potholes on shrimp and piggies. Trout are good in the surf on croakers and topwaters.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are good on topwaters and soft plastics around deep rocks and grass. Trout are fair to good on soft plastics under a popping cork on the grass in the Land Cut.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are good on topwaters on the edge of the channel and around sand and grass on topwaters and soft plastics. Redfish are good on the sand on small topwaters and Gulps.

SOUTH PADRE: Redfish are good on the flats in South Bay on live bait and plastics. Snook are good in the Ship Channel on DOA Lures and live shrimp. Kingfish, trout and tarpon have shown at the jetty.

PORT ISABEL: Trout are good in the deep sand holes on Gulps, DOA Shrimp and topwaters. Redfish are good on the Gas Well Flats on shrimp under a cork and small topwaters.

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