- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for July 29 and also available on the Internet at https://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water stained; 80-84 degrees. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water stained; 79-83 degrees; 1.31 feet high. Black bass are good on purple/black soft plastic crawdads on the bottom. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad early. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on summer sausage, stinkbait, and frozen shad. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines and throwlines baited with live perch.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 80-84 degrees; 0.10 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon and redbug crankbaits, Rat-L-Traps, and spinnerbaits over grass flats. Hybrid striper are good on shad. White bass are very good on Li’l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and green tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 78-82 degrees; 10.45 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on chartreuse buzzbaits, flukes, and watermelon topwaters in 4-10 feet early. Striped bass are good on watermelon crankbaits, Rat-L-Traps, and soft plastic worms. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and live minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are good on liver, minnows, and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on goldfish and perch upriver.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 79-83 degrees; 0.43 feet high. Black bass are fair on watermelon topwaters, cotton candy flukes, and swim baits over grass early. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Smallmouth bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and white grubs in 5-14 feet early. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp. Yellow and blue catfish are good on goldfish and perch upriver.

COLEMAN: Water murky; 79-83 degrees; 5.72 feet low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed Rat-L-Traps and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. 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 murky. Black bass are good on perch colored Rat-L-Traps and small crankbaits early. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and bloodbait.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 79-83 degrees; 0.03 feet high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/black soft plastic worms and lizards. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait, chicken livers, and frozen shrimp.

GRANGER: Water clear; 82-86 degrees; 0.76 feet high. Black bass are fair on black soft plastic worms and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on slabs and spoons on humps and ridges near the dam. Crappie are very good on jigs tipped with Berkley Crappie Nibbles in 6-15 feet. Blue catfish are good on fresh shad. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.

LBJ: Water stained; 79-83 degrees; 0.40 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastic worms and topwaters, and on watermelon Whacky Sticks in 6-15 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water murky; 78-82 degrees; 7.50 feet high. Black bass are good on minnows from the fishing dock at the marina. White bass are fair on Little Georges and spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 9-15 feet early. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 79-83 degrees; 9.24 feet high. Black bass are fair on dark crankbaits and pumpkinseed soft plastic worms. Striped bass are very good on live shad. White bass are good on minnows and pet spoons. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 10.98 feet high. Black bass are good on June bug spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on hellbenders and pet spoons. White bass are good on hellbenders and pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on bloodbait and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 79-83 degrees; 0.21 feet high. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics. White bass are fair on slabs and pet spoons. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 10.29 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse worms and white spinnerbaits in 10-20 feet. Striped bass are good on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water murky. Black bass are good on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 0.54 feet high. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on shrimp, stinkbait, and nightcrawlers.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water lightly stained; 84-89 degrees; 0.40 feet low. Black bass are fair on football jigs and magnum shakyheads on deeper brush piles. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

BOB SANDLIN: Water murky; 83-88 degrees; 0.29 feet low. Black bass are slow on flipping jigs and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water stained, 85-89 degrees; 0.66 feet low. Black bass are good on plastics, crankbaits and topwaters. 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 to muddy, 0.20 feet low. No report available. Use caution when navigating the lake due to floating debris.

CADDO: Water stained to muddy; 85-89 degrees; 0.71 feet high. Black bass are slow on shakyheads and weightless worms. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

CEDAR CREEK: Water stained; 85-88 degrees; 0.53 feet low. Black bass are fair on finesse jigs and smaller Texas rigged worms on docks. White bass are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait

COOPER: Water stained; 0.10 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; 84-89 degrees; 0.27 feet low. Black bass are slow on football jigs and deep diving crankbaits. White and yellow bass are fair on minnows and jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are slow on prepared bait.

GRAPEVINE: Water stained to muddy; 19.69 feet high. No report available. All ramps closed due to high water and floating debris.

JOE POOL: Water stained to muddy; 10.50 feet high. No report available. All ramps closed due to high water and floating debris.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water stained to muddy; 85-88; degrees; 3.01 feet high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

LAVON: Water stained to muddy; 1.02 feet high. No report available. All ramps closed due to high water and floating debris.

LEWISVILLE: Water stained; 7.00 feet high. No report available. All ramps closed due to high water and floating debris.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 91-99 degrees; 0.75 feet low. Black bass are fair on topwaters early and then weightless Senkos later in the day. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

MONTICELLO: Water clear to stained; 93-99 degrees; 0.42 feet low. Black bass are fair on deep diving crankbaits and drop shot worms near the intake. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow on prepared bait

PALESTINE: Water stained; 84-89 degrees; 0.02 feet low. Black bass are fair on drop shot worms and weightless worms near docks. Crappie are slow on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are slow on cut shad.

RAY HUBBARD: Water slightly stained; 84-89 degrees; 0.06 feet low. Black bass are slow on football head jigs and deep diving crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad.

RAY ROBERTS: Water stained to muddy; 5.79 feet high. No report available. Use caution when navigating lake due to floating debris.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water stained; 84-88 degrees; 0.42 feet high. Black bass are fair on topwaters and Texas rigged worms. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 0.06 feet low. No report available. Use caution when navigating lake as floating debris is present.

TEXOMA: Water stained to muddy; 16.23 feet high. No report available. All ramps closed due to high water and floating debris.

WEATHERFORD: Water stained; 0.79 feet low. No report available.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained to muddy; 83-88 degrees; 16.53 feet high. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs and swimjigs. Crappie are slow on jigs and minnows. Catfish are slow on cut shad.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water murky; 81-85 degrees; 27.38 feet low. Black bass are good on topwaters, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and swimbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on small crankbaits and minnows. Crappie are slow. Catfish are fair on cheesebait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers in 3-15 feet. Yellow catfish are fair 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 good on crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms near the jetty and dam. Striped bass are fair on liver and shad off points near the pier. Redfish are very good on perch, tilapia shad, and silver spoons. Channel and blue catfish are very good on liver, shrimp, and cheesebait near the dam.

CALAVERAS: Water stained. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on chicken livers and shad. Redfish are fair on live perch and tilapia near the crappie wall. Channel catfish are fair on cheesebait and shad. Blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 20.87 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon Rat-L-Traps, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are good on juglines baited with perch.

COLETO CREEK: Water stained; 87 degrees in main lake, 97 at hot water discharge; 0.14 feet low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits around grass beds. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows and green tube jigs near the Coletoville Bridge in 10-12 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on live perch and cut bait in 8-10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 82-86 degrees; 17.28 feet low. Black bass are very good on watermelon and chartreuse jigs and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on cut bait, shrimp, 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 murky; 81-85 degrees; 0.47 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs over brush piles. Catfish are good on chicken livers and shrimp.

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

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 87-91 degrees; 0.35 feet low. Black bass to 6 pounds are fair on bream colored topwaters, crankbaits, and purple or watermelon seed soft plastic worms around structure. Smallmouth bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Bream are good on live worms off piers and over grass beds. Channel and blue catfish to 5 pounds are good on shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 81-85 degrees; 0.52 feet high. Black bass are good on tequila sunrise crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on slabs and white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are very good on minnows in 12-22 feet. Blue catfish are fair on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water stained; 80-84 degrees; 3.30 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Bream are slow. Catfish are very good on trotlines baited with live bait and shrimp.

STEINHAGEN: 1.58 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 81-85 degrees; 0.48 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on crankbaits and silver striper jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Bream are fair on crickets and nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: 34.58 feet low. No report available.

MACKENZIE: 70.55 feet low. No report available.

MEREDITH: 66.53 feet low. No report available.

PALO DURO: 56.14 feet low. No report available.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water stained; 79-86 degrees; 0.19 feet high. Black bass are fair on topwaters early, spinnerbaits, Texas rigs and weightless flukes. 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; 0.1 feet high. No report available.

COLORADO CITY: 18.14 feet low. No report available.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water clear; 80-88 degrees; 6.32 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, shakyheads 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; 17.57 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on Yellow Magics early, later switching to chatterbaits, Texas rigs 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; 17.55 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early, later switching to Carolina rigs, spinnerbaits, Texas rigs and crankbaits. 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; 40.82 feet low. Black bass are good on Yellow Magics early, later switching to shakyheads, Texas rigs, split shot rigged flukes and 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; 0.34 feet high. Black bass are fair to good on spinnerbaits, Texas rigs, jigs and medium running crankbaits. 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: 57.98 feet low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 0.22 feet low. No report available.

SWEETWATER: Water off color; 79-86 degrees; 28.42 feet low. No report available.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 80-87 degrees; 14.81 feet low. No report available.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Trout are fair in the river on live shad. Redfish are good in the cuts and drains leading to the marsh on shrimp and jigs tipped with shrimp.

SOUTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good while drifting the reefs on live shrimp and soft plastics. Trout, sheepshead and redfish are fair to good at the jetty and nearshore rigs on live shrimp and shad.

BOLIVAR: Trout are fair on the south shoreline on She Pups, Lit’l Johns and MirrOlures. Black drum, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass on shrimp.

TRINITY BAY: Lack of rainfall since the middle of June is allowing the bay to clean a bit. The Lake Livingston dam is still releasing water. Most anglers continue to fish the lower end of Galveston Bay.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are good for drifters working Hannas and Redfish reefs on plastics and live bait. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Trout are fair in Christmas Bay on live shrimp over reefs. Offshore is good for tarpon, kingfish and ling.

TEXAS CITY: Trout are good on the reefs on live shrimp and croakers. Trout are good along the edge of the Ship Channel on croakers and shrimp. Redfish are fair in Moses Lake on shrimp and mullet.

FREEPORT: Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs. Trout, Spanish mackerel and sand trout are good at the jetties on soft plastics and shrimp. Offshore is good for redfish, sharks and tuna.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair 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.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are fair on live shrimp in Oyster Lake and Crab Lake. Giggers have taken limits of flounder.

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are good on live bait over sand, grass and shell in San Antonio Bay. Trout are good while wading near the jetty on topwaters and soft plastics. Kingfish and tuna are good offshore.

ROCKPORT: Trout are fair in the guts and channels on free-lined shrimp. Redfish are good on mullet 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. Trout are fair around Shamrock Cove on topwaters and croakers.

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.

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

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout and redfish are fair on live bait and soft plastics around sand and grass near spoil islands. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on Gulps and plastics under popping corks. Offshore is good for kingfish and tuna.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout are fair in South Bay and on the flats on shrimp and plastics under rattling corks. Tarpon and kingfish are fair to good at the jetty.

PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are fair to good on the flats on live shrimp and DOA Shrimp under a popping cork. Snook are good in the Brownsville Ship Channel on live shrimp and Gulps.

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