- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Jan. 28 and also available on the Internet at https://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water stained; 56-60 degrees. Black bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps and chartreuse jigs. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles in 15-20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 54-58 degrees; 12.58 feet low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are good on live shad. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows at night. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with frozen shad. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.

BROWNWOOD: Water clear; 52-56 degrees; 12.42 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse jigs, crankbaits, and watermelon worms in 10-25 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on Li’l Fishies and minnows over brush piles in 10-25 feet. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, minnows and frozen shrimp in 10-20 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.



BUCHANAN: Water murky; 53-57 degrees; 33.14 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse/black Rat-L-Traps and white grubs on jigheads over deeper rock piles along ledges and points in 8-20 feet. Striped bass are good drifting live shad near Garrett Island in 28-40 feet. White bass are fair jigging Tiny Traps and Pirk Minnows. Crappie are fair on live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 55-59 degrees; 11.65 feet low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastic worms, perch colored spinnerbaits, and shallow running chartreuse crankbaits over 5-10 feet. Striped bass are fair on jigging spoons and silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Smallmouth bass are good on Tomato Red JDC grubs and smoke/red flake tubes on jigheads. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water clear; 56-60 degrees; 19.22 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon and dark red soft plastics, Rat-L-Traps, and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water stained. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps. Channel and blue catfish are slow.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 52-56 degrees; 10.31 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons. White bass are fair on silver spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp and stinkbait.

GRANGER: Water stained; 48-52 degrees; 1.93 feet high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with shad and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 54-58 degrees; 0.20 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on pumpkinseed crankbaits and yellow/white spinnerbaits over and around humps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on silver Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads in the channel. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue/white tube jigs. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 53-57 degrees; 1.45 feet low. Black bass are good on slabs near the dam. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles near the dam in 8-10 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and cheesebait near the dam. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 56-60 degrees; 12.64 feet low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed spinnerbaits and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shad and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 57-61 degrees; 3.67 feet high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and black tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 56-60 degrees; 14.64 feet low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastic worms and small crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Carp are fair on corn. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 53-57 degrees; 56.58 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/black crankbaits and spinnerbaits in 25-35 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies around docks. Crappie are good on minnows and pink/white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water lightly stained. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs in coves. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on red wigglers. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 54-58 degrees; 10.42 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp, liver, and stinkbait.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water clear; 47-51 degrees; 0.75 feet low. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits, bladed jigs and Flukes near grass. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.

BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 48-51 degrees; 1.63 feet low. Black bass are slow on squarebill crankbaits and white spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water stained, 46-49 degrees; 2.79 feet low. Black bass are fair along creek channels and rocks on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, soft plastics and jerkbaits. Crappie are slow near the bridges. Catfish are slow drifting on shrimp, chicken livers and cut bait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water lightly stained, 45-49 degrees; 24.19 feet low. Black bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits and small spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. Channel catfish are slow on trotlines. Call ahead as lake access is becoming severely limited.

CADDO: Water stained; 49-53 degrees; 1.20 feet high. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits, black and blue flipping jigs and bladed jigs. White and yellow bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

CEDAR CREEK: Water clear; 47-50 degrees; 4.92 feet low. Black bass are fair on white spinnerbaits and squarebill crankbaits. White bass are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and nightcrawlers.

COOPER: Water clear, 45-49 degrees: 10.91 feet low. No report available. Please call ahead to verify if launching a boat is possible.

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; 47-51 degrees; 6.99 feet low. Black bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits and umbrella rigs. Some fish being caught on black and blue jigs near creek channels. White and yellow bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near bridges. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

GRAPEVINE: Water clear; 45-49 degrees; 12.00 feet low. Black bass are slow on shakyheads and football jigs near brush piles. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

JOE POOL: Water clear; 46-50 degrees; 1.33 feet low. Black bass are slow on small swimbaits, weightless flukes and fish head spins. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow on cut shad.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 48-52; degrees; 1.05 feet high. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and tube jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.

LAVON: Water lightly stained; 46-49 degrees; 12.12 feet low. No report available. Call ahead to verify lake access due to low water.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 45-48 degrees; 7.07 feet low. Black bass are fair on Megabass 110 jerkbaits in French Pearl, as well as football jigs near isolated rocky points on main lake. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 51-59 degrees; 0.01 feet low. Black bass are fair on black and blue flipping jigs near laydowns and near bean bushes. Texas rigged craws and squarebill crankbaits around same cover is effective as well. Crappie are good on minnow and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water clear; 44-48 degrees; 0.90 feet high. Black bass are slow on flipping jigs in black and blue and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water clear; 45-50 degrees; 0.43 feet high. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits and flipping jigs on brushed out docks. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water clear; 46-49 degrees; 9.20 feet low. Black bass are slow on crankbaits, smaller umbrella rigs and suspending jerkbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

RAY ROBERTS: Water clear; 46-50 degrees; 7.99 feet low. Black bass are fair on Swormin’ Hornet jigheads rigged with flukes as well as drop shots worms near deeper timber. Crappie are good on minnows near brush piles. White bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 45-49 degrees; 10.04 feet low. Black bass are slow on shakyheads and Senkos. White bass are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 46-50 degrees; 11.31 feet low. No report available. Please call ahead to verify access at ramp of your choice. Lake access is severely limited due to low water.

TEXOMA: Water clear; 44-48 degrees; 5.51 feet low. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits, umbrella rigs and Spy Baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near brush piles. Striped bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

WEATHERFORD: Water clear; 45-49 degrees; 7.09 feet low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water lightly stained; 46-51 degrees; 3.81 feet high. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin flipping jigs and bladed jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water murky; 58-62 degrees; 29.27 feet low. Black bass are good on slabs, crankbaits, and soft plastic worms. Striped bass are fair on slabs, crankbaits, and grubs. White bass are fair on slabs and crankbaits. Catfish are fair on shrimp, nightcrawlers, chicken livers, and cheesebait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines and droplines 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 good on crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms in the reeds and near the dam. Striped bass are good on liver and shad at Dead Tree Point, and down rigging silver and gold spoons and marble spinners near the dam. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are good on liver, shrimp, cheesebait, and cut bait near the spillway. Blue catfish are good on cut bait.

CALAVERAS: Water stained. Black bass are good on dark soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits near the dam. Striped bass are slow. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver, shrimp, and cheesebait near the railroad trestle. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water stained; 57-61 degrees; 28.34 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. White bass are fair on minnows upriver. Crappie are slow. Drum are fair on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on punchbait in 2-7 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLETO CREEK: Water murky; 52 degrees in main lake, 69 degrees at hot water discharge; 4.79 feet low. Black bass are fair on soft plastics and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines and droplines baited with live perch in 8-10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 56-60 degrees; 26.53 feet low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on 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; 55-59 degrees; 0.06 feet high. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on liver and nightcrawlers.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water clear. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastic worms, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on live bait and chicken livers.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 52-56 degrees; 0.45 feet high. Black bass to 4 pounds are good on black/red skirted spinnerbaits, yellow and perch colored crankbaits, and black/red soft plastic worms in 5-15 feet. Smallmouth bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are very good on live minnows near the dam and around piers and brush. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on juglines. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 55-59 degrees; 0.98 feet high. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps and Charlie slabs. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water murky; 56-60 degrees; 0.54 feet high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastic worms and shallow running crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait.

STEINHAGEN: 0.42 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 55-59 degrees; 2.60 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on chicken livers and doughbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: 44.80 feet low. No report available.

MACKENZIE: 90.47 feet low. No report available.

MEREDITH: 78.7 feet low. No report available.

PALO DURO: 58.22 feet low. No report available.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water stained; 42-46 degrees; 9.56 feet low. Black bass are fair on jigs and shakyheads. No report on crappie. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worm-Glo) nightcrawlers.

ARROWHEAD: Water off color; 41-45 degrees; 19.53 feet low. One ramp open and few anglers have been on the lake.

COLORADO CITY: 23.01 feet low. No report available.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water clear; 42-45 degrees; 17.42 feet low. Black bass are fair on jigs and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on cut bait.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 42-46 degrees; 29.89 feet low. Black bass are fair on jigs, Texas rigs and drop shot rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

NASWORTHY: No report available.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 41-45 degrees; 25.52 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, drop shot rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worn-Glo) nightcrawlers.

O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 42-46 degrees; 43.43 feet low. Black bass are fair on jigs, Texas rigs and drop shot rigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows. Catfish are fair on live bait.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water fairly clear; 42-47 degrees; 14.63 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, shakyheads and jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

SPENCE: 73.63 feet low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 17.16 feet low. No report available.

SWEETWATER: Water murky; 42-46 degrees; 28.2 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 41-45 degrees; 29.28 feet low. No report available.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Trout and redfish are fair while drifting mud and shell. Trout are fair on the Louisiana shoreline on MirrOdines and Corkies.

SOUTH SABINE: Redfish are fair on the edge of the channel on mullet. Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp.

BOLIVAR: Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on slow-sinking plugs. Black drum and redfish are good at Rollover Pass on crabs.

TRINITY BAY: Trout are fair in 5-8 feet of water on Bass Assassins, Gamblers and Tidal Surges. Redfish are good at the spillway on crabs and mullet. The upper end of the bay is fresh from recent rains.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair to good on the north shoreline on Corkies and MirrOlures. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair on the mud and shell on MirrOlures and Corkies in the afternoon. Trout are fair in the afternoon around the islands on soft plastics. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs.

TEXAS CITY: Whiting and sand trout are fair to good on shrimp from the piers. Redfish are fair in Moses Lake on the falling tide on crabs and shrimp.

FREEPORT: Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs. Redfish are fair to good at San Luis pass on cracked blue crabs.

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

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Redfish are fair to good on the south shoreline in the guts and bayous. Trout are fair in the guts for waders tossing plastics and Corkies on the incoming tide.

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are fair on soft plastics on the edge of channels. Redfish are good at the mouths of drains. Sheepshead are good at the jetty on shrimp.

ROCKPORT: Trout are fair on the edge of the ICW on glow DOA Shrimp and Gulps. Redfish are fair to good in the holes on the Estes Flats on mullet and shrimp.

PORT ARANSAS: Sheepshead are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Redfish and black drum are good in the channels on crabs.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Trout are fair on the shorelines on Gulps and plastics. Redfish are good in the Humble Channel on crabs and table shrimp.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are fair to good in mud and grass on Corkies and MirrOlures. Trout are fair to good in the guts along shorelines on Corkies. Redfish and black drum are good in the Land Cut on shrimp and crabs.

PORT MANSFIELD: Redfish are fair to good on DOA Shrimp and Gulps under a popping cork around grass holes. Trout are fair to good on mud along the edge of the ICW on Corkies and MirrOlures.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout and redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on DOA Shrimp and Gulps. Redfish, black drum and mangrove snapper are fair to good in the channel on shrimp.

PORT ISABEL: Sheepshead are good around the causeway on shrimp. Trout are fair on the edge of the flats on soft plastics under popping corks and Gulps.

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