- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Sept. 16 and also available on the Internet at https://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water stained; 85-89 degrees. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastics. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, liver, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water stained; 83-87 degrees; 0.32 feet low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and soft plastics in coves. Hybrid striper are good on live shad. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 85-89 degrees; 1.42 feet low. Black bass are fair on 4-inch watermelon red worms and spinnerbaits near the docks in 12-18 feet. Hybrid striper are good on shad. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies and small crankbaits off lighted docks at night. Crappie are good on Li’l Fishies and minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on trotlines baited with cut bait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.



BUCHANAN: Water murky; 84-88 degrees; 11.83 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on watermelon flukes, Rat-L-Traps, JDC Skip-N-Pop topwaters, and watermelon red Whacky Sticks along break lines of flats. Striped bass are good drifting live bait around Lighthouse Point, and on plastic swim baits on the surface. White bass are fair but small on Li’l Fishies and plastic swim baits. Crappie are fair on chartreuse Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, minnows, and shrimp. Yellow and blue catfish are good on goldfish and perch upriver.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 83-87 degrees; 1.74 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastics, JDC Skip-N-Pop topwaters, and Texas rigged blue flake worms along grass banks. Striped bass are fair jigging 1oz. Pirk Minnows at daylight and trolling Gizz 4 crankbaits over and around humps. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on pumpkin Curb’s jigs and white JDC grubs in 10-20 feet. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on live bait.

COLEMAN: Water murky; 83-87 degrees; 6.94 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are fair on perch and shad colored swim baits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastics in 12-20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cut shad.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 86-90 degrees; 0.50 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps and soft plastics. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait, liver, and live bait

GRANGER: Water clear; 84-88 degrees; 0.05 feet high. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and spinnerbaits upriver around flooded timber. White bass are fair on slabs and pet spoons. Crappie are good on chartreuse tube jigs in 5-15 feet. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with Zote soap. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 86-90 degrees; 0.77 feet low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin tubes, perch colored spinnerbaits, and watermelon red Curb’s jigs in 5-12 feet. Striped bass are fair on minnows at night. White bass are fair on minnows at night. Crappie are good on chartreuse Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on liver and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with goldfish and perch.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water murky; 84-88 degrees; 0.65 feet low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and yellow tube jigs. Channel catfish are fair on liver and live bait. Blue catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with perch. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 86-90 degrees; 1.35 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with shad.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 85-89 degrees; 0.29 feet high. Black bass are fair on small chartreuse spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with cut shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 86-90 degrees; 0.87 feet low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics and small crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 87-91 degrees; 13.66 feet low. Black bass are fair on white spinnerbaits and watermelon worms in 15-30 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on chrome spoons in 5-15 feet. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on perch and cut shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water murky. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on bloodbait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 86-90 degrees; 2.24 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on shrimp and nightcrawlers.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water clear; 82-85 degrees; 1.30 feet low. Black bass are fair on topwaters and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and nightcrawlers.

BOB SANDLIN: Water stained; 82-86 degrees; 1.52 feet low. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits, buzzbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and shrimp.

BONHAM: Water lightly stained, 81-85 degrees; 2.04 feet low. Black bass are good on topwaters and soft plastic baits near shallow cover. Bigger fish are coming off humps, points and ridges offshore. Crappie are good on minnows around brush piles in 10-12 feet. Catfish are good on prepared bait, cut bait and stinkbait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water lightly stained, 81-84 degrees: 2.83 feet low. Black bass are very good on small Texas rigged soft plastics near shallow cover and bushes. Some topwater fish near rip rap early as well. Crappie are good along the bridge and on brush piles. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

CADDO: Water stained; 82-85 degrees; 0.10 feet low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and hollow body frogs. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

CEDAR CREEK: Water lightly stained; 81-84 degrees; 1.61 feet low. Black bass are fair on medium crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

COOPER: Water stained; 1.46 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; 81-84 degrees; 1.57 feet low. Black bass are fair on flipping jigs in shallow cover as well as on shallow docks. White and yellow bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait and trotlines.

GRAPEVINE: Water lightly stained; 82-86 degrees; 1.74 feet high. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits and topwater poppers near main lake points. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.

JOE POOL: Water stained; 81-83 degrees; 0.10 feet low. Black bass are slow on weightless worms around grass edges. Crappie are fair on jigs on brush piles. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad and shrimp.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water stained; 83-86 degrees; 1.57 feet high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and weightless Senkos. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

LAVON: Water stained; 84-87 degrees; 2.48 feet low. Black bass slow on spinnerbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

LEWISVILLE: Water stained; 0.01 feet high. No report available. Please use caution when navigating lake due to floating debris.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 89-94 degrees; 1.83 feet low. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits and hollow body frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on prepared bait and shrimp.

MONTICELLO: Water lightly stained; 89-93 degrees; 0.05 feet high. Black bass are slow on spinnerbaits and hollow body frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water lightly stained; 81-85 degrees; 1.34 feet low. Black bass are fair on finesse jigs and Texas rig craws. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

RAY HUBBARD: Water slightly stained; 82-85 degrees; 2.08 feet low. Black bass are slow on squarebill crankbaits and medium crankbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and punch bait.

RAY ROBERTS: Water lightly stained; 81-85 degrees; 0.69 feet high. Black bass are fair on small swimbaits and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water stained; 82-86 degrees; 0.69 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms and walking topwaters. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on shad. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines and shrimp.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 83-86 degrees; 1.05 feet low. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs and topwaters. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

TEXOMA: Water stained to muddy; 1.37 feet low. No report available. Please use caution when navigating lake due to floating debris.

WEATHERFORD: Water lightly stained; 2.80 feet low. No report available.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained; 83-86 degrees; 4.76 feet high. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs and black/blue flipping jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water murky; 89-93 degrees; 28.43 feet low. Black bass are good on soft plastics, jigs, and drop shots. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are slow. Catfish are good on cheesebait, shrimp, and liver over baited holes. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines, juglines, 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 fair on crankbaits and watermelon soft plastic worms in reeds. Striped bass are good on liver and shad off points. Redfish are slow. 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 fair on chartreuse soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits near the dam. Striped bass are good on chicken livers and shad along the shoreline. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver, cheesebait, shrimp, and shad near the railroad trestle. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water murky; 86-90 degrees; 22.15 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and large soft plastic lizards and worms. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.

COLETO CREEK: Water stained; 82 degrees in main lake, 90 at hot water discharge; 1.03 feet low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and soft plastics. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs at Coletoville Bridge in 10-12 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 9 pounds are fair on live perch and cut bait in 8-10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 88-92 degrees; 19.12 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are very good on stinkbait, 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; 85-89 degrees; 1.33 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon red Carolina rigged soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait and nightcrawlers.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water clear. Black bass are fair on watermelon Carolina rigged soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait, bloodbait, and nightcrawlers.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water lightly stained; 82-86 degrees; 1.26 feet low. Black bass to 5 pounds are good on bone baby Zara Spooks, poppers, topwaters, and shallow running crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows around brush. Bream are good on live worms around stumps near the islands. Channel and blue catfish are good on juglines baited with perch. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 85-89 degrees; 0.27 feet high. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and soft plastic worms. Striped bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps and chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are good on troll tubes, pet spoons, and green Charlie slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are fair on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water stained; 86-90 degrees; 0.85 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over baited holes. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with stinkbait and shrimp.

STEINHAGEN: 1.51 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 85-89 degrees; 3.34 feet low. Black bass are good on black/red flake craw worms early. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows over baited holes. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers off docks in 4-5 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: 35.73 feet low. No report available.

MACKENZIE: 71.09 feet low. No report available.

MEREDITH: 62.73 feet low. No report available.

PALO DURO: 54.12 feet low. No report available.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water stained; 79-86 degrees; 1.35 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early, later switching to Texas rigged blue fleck worms, spinnerbaits and shallow running crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worm-Glo) nightcrawlers.

ARROWHEAD: Water off color; 82-88 degrees; 0.84 feet low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and Texas rigs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

COLORADO CITY: 19.3 feet low. No report available.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water clear; 80-88 degrees; 7.94 feet low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, Texas rigs and crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 81-89 degrees; 18.99 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early, later switching Texas rigs, shallow to medium running crankbaits and Carolina rigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and live shad.

NASWORTHY: 1.13 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, jigs and spinnerbaits. No reports on crappie or catfish.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 79-87 degrees; 19.1 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early, later switching to Carolina rigs, jigs and shad pattern 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; 43.83 feet low. Black bass are good on topwaters early, later switching to Texas rigs, shakyheads, jigs and shallow running 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; 0.82 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on spinnerbaits, Carolina rigs, drop shot rigs and medium running crankbaits. 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: 59.81 feet low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 1.29 feet low. No report available.

SWEETWATER: Water off color; 79-86 degrees; 29.68 feet low. No report available.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 80-87 degrees; 16.22 feet low. No report available.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Redfish are good in the marsh with high tides. Tides are well above normal. Drifters have worked slicks for trout and redfish on plastics and 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. Bull redfish are good at the jetty.

BOLIVAR: Trout are good on the south shoreline on topwaters and soft plastics. Trout, bull redfish, black drum, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass.

TRINITY BAY: Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and birds. Redfish are good on live bait around the reefs. Redfish are good on the north shoreline on gold spoons and small topwaters.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout and redfish are good on soft plastics while working slicks and mud boils. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp. Trout are good for drifters on plum plastics.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Trout and redfish are good in the back lakes on live bait. Bull redfish are good in the surf and at San Luis Pass on crabs and mullet. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetties on shrimp and crabs.

TEXAS CITY: Sand trout and Gulf trout are good in the channel on shrimp. Redfish are fair to good in Moses Lake on crabs and shrimp.

FREEPORT: Bull redfish are good on live bait and crabs on the Surfside beach. Black drum and redfish are good on the reefs. Bull redfish are good at the jetties.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are good for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Trout and redfish are fair to good on the shorelines for waders tossing small topwaters and plastics. Redfish are good in Lake Austin and on the north shoreline.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are good on live shrimp and topwaters in Oyster Lake, Crab Lake and Shell Island.

PORT O’CONNOR: Bull redfish are good in the surf and at the jetty on natural baits. Trout and redfish are good for waders and drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp.

ROCKPORT: Redfish are good on mullet on the Estes Flats and around Mud Island. Trout and redfish are good in the back of Allyn’s Bight and schooling.

PORT ARANSAS: Trout are fair around Super Flats and Mud Island on topwaters. Redfish are fair at East Flats and Shamrock Cove on topwaters and plastics under rattling corks.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Redfish are good on the shallow flats on gold spoons and small topwaters. Sand trout and croakers are good in the channels on fresh shrimp.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are good on topwaters and plum plastics around rocks and grass. Redfish are good in the Land Cut on live bait.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are fair to good around East Cut. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on topwaters and soft plastics under a popping cork.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout, redfish and snook are fair to good on the flats on DOA Lures and live bait. Tarpon and bull redfish are fair to good around the jetty.

PORT ISABEL: Redfish are good at Gas Well Flats and in South Bay on Gulps. Trout and redfish are fair to good while drifting sand and grass flats on live shrimp and Gulps under popping corks.

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