- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for March 25 and also available on the Internet at https://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water stained; 54-58 degrees. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 53-57 degrees; 12.11 feet low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on blue jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows under lights at night in 25 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and hot dogs. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD: Water clear; 51-55 degrees; 12.53 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse jigs and watermelon soft plastics in 10-30 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 10-30 feet. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, minnows, and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 53-57 degrees; 32.40 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; 54-58 degrees; 11.06 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; 54-58 degrees; 19.39 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon red soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits, and on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, liver, and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

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

GRANBURY: Water murky; 52-56 degrees; 8.42 feet low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on silver slabs. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp and stinkbait.

GRANGER: Water murky; 52-56 degrees; 1.59 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are fair on prepared baits in 6-15 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 53-57 degrees; 0.32 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; 53-57 degrees; 0.46 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 50-54 degrees; 12.57 feet low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 53-57 degrees; 3.35 feet high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and green/black tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 54-58 degrees; 14.15 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; 53-57 degrees; 53.41 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 green pumpkin soft plastics and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair chartreuse Rat-L-Traps. White bass are fair on minnows and green soft plastics. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 53-57 degrees; 9.44 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and white jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on frozen shrimp and stinkbait.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water lightly stained; 58-62 degrees; 0.48 feet high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, craws and worms. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are slow on cut shad.

BOB SANDLIN: Water murky; 57-63 degrees; 0.44 feet high. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits, spinnerbaits and swim jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

BONHAM: Water stained, 54-59 degrees; 0.11 feet low. Black bass are slow on rattletraps, jigs, crankbaits, bladed 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, 53-58 degrees; 23.90 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; 59-63 degrees; 3.00 feet high. Black bass are fair on white bladed jigs, small crankbaits and Texas rigged craws. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow on cut shad.

CEDAR CREEK: Water stained to muddy; 57-60 degrees; 0.08 feet high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and swimjigs. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

COOPER: Water stained, 59-64 degrees: 2.14 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; 59-63 degrees; 2.92 feet low. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits and soft plastics. 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; 57-61 degrees; 9.39 feet low. Black bass are good on small crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

JOE POOL: Water lightly stained; 58-62 degrees; 0.40 feet high. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water stained to muddy; 60-64; degrees; 8.94 feet high. Black bass are slow on flipping jigs and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

LAVON: Water stained; 58-62 degrees; 4.93 feet low. No report available.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 56-60 degrees; 4.08 feet low. Black bass are fair on jerkbaits and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 60-65 degrees; 0.01 feet low. 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; 58-63 degrees; 0.86 feet high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water stained; 57-61 degrees; 1.45 feet high. Black bass are slow on shakyheads and jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are good on minnow and slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad and trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water clear; 59-63 degrees; 5.83 feet low. Black bass are good on shallow/medium crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows near brush piles. White bass are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad.

RAY ROBERTS: Water clear; 56-60 degrees; 5.65 feet low. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits and umbrella rigs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs near brush piles. White bass are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 57-60 degrees; 6.24 feet low. Black bass are good on shakyheads and drop shot worms. White bass are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 60-64 degrees; 6.65 feet low. No report available.

TEXOMA: Water clear; 57-61 degrees; 3.88 feet low. Black bass are good on shaky heads, medium crankbaits and small swimbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Striped bass are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad.

WEATHERFORD: Water clear; 57-60 degrees; 7.33 feet low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained to muddy; 61-64 degrees; 14.47 feet high. Black bass are slow on green pumpkin flipping jigs and bladed jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water murky; 57-61 degrees; 29.07 feet low. Black bass are good on jigs, crankbaits, jigging spoons, and soft plastics. Striped bass are good on slabs, white grubs, and jigging spoons up the Rio Grande. White bass are good on slabs, white grubs, and jigging spoons up the Rio Grande. Catfish are good on shrimp, nightcrawlers, and cheesebait over baited holes in 80-130 feet. 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 fair on crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms in the reeds and near the jetty and dam. Striped bass are fair on liver and shad. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are good on liver, shrimp, cheesebait, and cut bait. 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 and near the dam. Striped bass are fair on chicken livers and shad along the shoreline. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water stained; 54-58 degrees; 28.21 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; 65 degrees in main lake, 71 degrees at hot water discharge; 0.25 feet high. Black bass are excellent on green pumpkin crankbaits and soft plastics. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on cut bait and live perch in 8-10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 55-59 degrees; 24.00 feet low. Black bass are fair on jigs, small soft plastics, and slow rolling spinnerbaits in 15-25 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, nightcrawlers, stinkbait, liver, 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; 54-58 degrees; 0.51 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; 61-65 degrees; 0.96 feet high. Black bass to 9 pounds are good on green pumpkin soft plastic worms, and green pumpkin with red and green metal flake soft plastic worms. Smallmouth bass are slow. 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 bream. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 54-58 degrees; 0.73 feet high. Black bass are fair on crankbaits in the creeks. Striped bass are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps and spec rigs. Crappie are good on minnows in the creeks. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water murky; 54-58 degrees; 4.41 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. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp, live minnows, and stinkbait.

STEINHAGEN: 2.17 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 53-57 degrees; 1.18 feet high. Black bass are fair on dark red soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are fair on worms. Channel and blue catfish are fair on live bait, frozen shrimp, and stinkbait. 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; 51-56 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; 52-57 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; 51-56 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; 52-57 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; 51-55 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; 52-57 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; 52-56 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; 51-56 degrees; 28.38 feet low. No report available.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 51-57 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.

SOUTH SABINE: Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good around Lighthouse Cove on topwaters.

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 Bass Assassins, Tidal Surges and Sand Shad. Redfish are good in the marsh on shrimp.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are good on the south shoreline on topwaters and soft plastics. 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 are good on the mud and shell on topwaters and Corkies in the afternoon. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs.

TEXAS CITY: Black drum are good in the channel on crabs. Sand trout and whiting are good from the piers on fresh shrimp.

FREEPORT: Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs. Black drum are good at the jetties on cracked blue crabs. Redfish and black drum are good in Bastrop Bay on shrimp.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair to good 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: Redfish are fair to good on the edge of Oyster Lake and at Shell Island on shrimp and crabs. Trout are fair on shell and grass on soft plastics while wading. Black drum and sheepshead are good at the jetty on crabs.

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and good on live shrimp over reefs in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp.

ROCKPORT: Trout are fair to good in Morris-Cummings Cut on free-lined shrimp. Black drum are good in the Lydia Ann Channel on crabs.

PORT ARANSAS: Redfish are fair to good at East Flats on shrimp. Black drum are good in the Shrimpboat Channel on crabs and finger mullet. Redfish, black drum and sheepshead are 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 are good in the Humble Channel at night on crabs and table shrimp.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are good while wading mud and grass on Corkies, Gamblers and topwaters. Redfish are good on bait around the spoils. Black drum are good in the Land Cut on crabs.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are fair to good on topwaters around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on Gulps and shrimp. Trout are fair to good for waders working the edge of the channel on topwaters and soft plastics.

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

PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are fair to good at Gas Well Flats on live shrimp. Redfish are fair at Three Island on Gulps and soft plastics under rattling corks.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide