- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Sept. 2 and also available on the Internet at https://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water stained; 86-90 degrees. Black bass are fair on watermelon Rat-L-Traps and crankbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are very good on liver and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water stained; 84-88 degrees. Black bass are good on perch colored Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 85-89 degrees; 1.01 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits over brush piles in 15-25 feet. Hybrid striper are fair on shad in Hybrid Alley. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and minnows at night. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with cut bait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with cut bait and chicken livers.



BUCHANAN: Water murky; 84-88 degrees; 11.43 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon Skip-N-Pop topwaters, white Curb’s buzzbaits and Erratic jigs, and weightless Texas rigged purple flake Whacky Sticks off points in 5-15 feet at first light. Striped bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps and topwaters at first light on the surface in 30 feet, and jigging white Curb’s bucktail jigs. White bass are fair on Pirk Minnows, Shad Raps, and Tiny Traps over rock piles in 20-35 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on live bait and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are very good on juglines and trotlines baited with goldfish and perch.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 83-87 degrees; 1.03 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged watermelon Whacky Sticks, watermelon red Flukes, and white crankbaits in 2-8 feet at first light. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on watermelon JDC grubs and craws on main lake points and ledges in 10-15 feet. Crappie are fair on Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows over submerged brush piles in 10 feet upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines and trotlines upriver.

COLEMAN: Water murky; 84-88 degrees; 6.57 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Rat-L-Traps and spinnerbaits, and on chartreuse soft plastics. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. Crappie are good on minnows at night. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch and chicken livers. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are fair on watermelon and chartreuse Carolina rigged soft plastics in 10-20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and liver in 10-15 feet.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 88-92 degrees; 0.04 feet low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait and chicken livers.

GRANGER: Water clear; 85-89 degrees; 0.08 feet high. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits upriver near the island. White bass are good on slab spoons along humps and ridges near the dam. Crappie are very good on jigs tipped with Berkley Crappie Nibbles in 6-12 feet, and upriver around stumps in 3-6 feet. Blue catfish are good on fresh shad. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.

LBJ: Water stained; 86-90 degrees; 0.76 feet low. Black bass are fair on weightless watermelon Whacky Sticks, JDC Skip-N-Pop topwaters, and Bleeding Shad Rat-L-Traps along seawalls in 5-15 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water murky; 84-88 degrees; 0.29 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps. White bass are good near the dam early. Crappie are fair but small on minnows near the marina. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp. Blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 87-91 degrees; 1.35 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on live bait. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 85-89 degrees; 2.15 feet high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait, minnows, and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 86-90 degrees; 0.58 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 87-91 degrees; 12.79 feet low. Black bass are good on red shad worms, chartreuse topwaters, and white grubs in 15-25 feet. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons. White bass are fair on minnows and pet spoons in 10-20 feet. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and fresh cut perch in 15-30 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water murky. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows, crickets, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 86-90 degrees; 1.30 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs. Catfish are good on shrimp, stinkbait, and liver.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water lightly stained; 86-91 degrees; 1.03 feet low. Black bass are good on weightless wacky worms, Senkos and topwater walking baits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

BOB SANDLIN: Water murky; 85-90 degrees; 1.42 feet low. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water stained, 86-90 degrees; 1.71 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 good on prepared bait, shrimp, cut bait and stinkbait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water stained, 1.95 feet low. No report available. Use caution when navigating the lake due to floating debris.

CADDO: Water stained; 85-90 degrees; 0.10 feet high. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs and lipless crankbaits. White and yellow bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

CEDAR CREEK: Water lightly stained; 85-89 degrees; 1.26 feet low. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits and Texas rigged worms around docks. White bass are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

COOPER: Water stained; 1.14 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 lightly stained; 86-90 degrees; 1.25 feet low. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs around pads and Texas rigged 10-inch worms in 10-15 feet. Deep diving crankbaits on brush piles effective as well. White and yellow bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut shad.

GRAPEVINE: Water stained; 85-89 degrees; 5.86 feet high. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits and topwater poppers near main lake points. Crappie are slow on minnows around floating docks. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

JOE POOL: Water stained; 86-90 degrees; 1.88 feet high. Black bass are fair on weightless worms around grass edges. Crappie are fair on jigs on brush piles. White bass are slow on minnows. H. Catfish are slow on rod and reel.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water stained; 87-91 degrees; 1.93 feet high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

LAVON: Water stained; 87-91 degrees; 1.72 feet low. Black bass slow on squarebill crankbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair trotlines and cut shad.

LEWISVILLE: Water stained; 0.87 feet high. No report available. Please use caution when navigating lake due to floating debris.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 95-100 degrees; 1.38 feet low. Black bass are fair on weightless Senkos and shakeyhead worms. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

MONTICELLO: Water lightly stained; 95-101 degrees; 0.24 feet low. Black bass are fair on football jigs and deep diving crankbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait

PALESTINE: Water stained; 85-89 degrees; 1.03 feet low. Black bass are good on square bill crankbaits and swim jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water slightly stained; 86-90 degrees; 1.24 feet low. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits and small soft plastic swimbaits Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water stained; 86-91 degrees; 1.26 feet high. Black bass are good on Carolina rigs, football jigs and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water stained; 86-90 degrees; 0.26 feet low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms and topwaters. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 86-91 degrees; 0.81 feet low. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs and bladed jigs. Crappie are slow on white jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

TEXOMA: Water stained to muddy; 0.44 feet high. No report available. Please use caution when navigating lake due to floating debris.

WEATHERFORD: Water lightly stained; 2.05 feet low. No report available.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained; 87-91 degrees; 5.52 feet high. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs and flipping jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water murky; 89-93 degrees; 28.15 feet low. Black bass are good on frogs, spooks, and buzzbaits. Striped bass are fair on pony head jigs, crankbaits, and Red Fins. White bass are fair on crankbaits and minnows. Crappie are slow. Catfish are good on cheesebait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers over baited holes in 15-30 feet. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines and throwlines 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 watermelon spinnerbaits and soft plastic worms near the dam. Striped bass are good on liver and perch near the pier. Redfish are fair on perch, shad, and silver spoons. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver, shrimp, cut bait, and stinkbait.

CALAVERAS: Water stained. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on spoons and striper jigs near the crappie wall. Redfish are fair down rigging silver and gold spoons in 10-25 feet. Channel catfish are good on liver, stinkbait, and shad. Blue catfish are good on liver and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water murky; 87-91 degrees; 21.81 feet low. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits and watermelon soft plastics on main lake points. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch and goldfish.

COLETO CREEK: Water stained; 82 degrees in main lake, 97 at hot water discharge; 0.98 feet low. Black bass 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 10 pounds are fair on live perch, and on juglines baited with cut bait in 8-10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 89-93 degrees; 18.84 feet low. Black bass are very good on jigs and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on shrimp, cut bait, live 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; 1.12 feet low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed Carolina rigged soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on bloodbait, liver, and shrimp.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water clear. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastic worms, and on watermelon spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 86-90 degrees; 1.12 feet low. Black bass to 4 pounds are fair on soft plastic frogs, chatterbaits, and poppers. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows around structure in 13-20 feet. Bream are good on live worms early and late. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 85-89 degrees; 0.22 feet high. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are good but small on Rat-L-Traps and Zara Spooks. White bass are good on slabs, pet spoons, and troll tubes. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.

SAM RAYBURN: Water stained; 88-92 degrees; 0.30 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Bream are fair on crickets and nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait, liver, and cut bait.

STEINHAGEN: 1.76 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 87-91 degrees; 2.34 feet low. Black bass are good but small on watermelon soft plastic worms and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Bream are good on nightcrawlers and crickets in 4-10 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait, stinkbait, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: 35.35 feet low. No report available.

MACKENZIE: 70.75 feet low. No report available.

MEREDITH: 62.61 feet low. No report available.

PALO DURO: 53.5 feet low. No report available.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water stained; 79-86 degrees; 0.88 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; 0.53 feet low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and Texas rigs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

COLORADO CITY: 18.96 feet low. No report available.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water clear; 80-88 degrees; 7.57 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; 18.63 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: 1.01 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; 18.7 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; 42.99 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; 0.43 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: 59.32 feet low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 0.95 feet low. No report available.

SWEETWATER: Water off color; 79-86 degrees; 29.29 feet low. No report available.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 80-87 degrees; 15.86 feet low. No report available.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Redfish are good in the marsh on soft plastics and frogs. Trout are good while working slicks 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 in the surf on croakers and topwaters. 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 mullet on soft plastics and live shrimp under a popping cork. Trout are fair to good around the wells on plastics. Redfish are good on live bait around the reefs.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp. Trout are good for drifters on plum Bass Assassins, Norton Sand Shad, Down South Lures and live shrimp.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: 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 all the jetties on crabs.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair 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 live shrimp under a popping cork.

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 fair for 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 on the St. Joe shoreline on Gulps and topwaters.

PORT ARANSAS: Redfish are fair at East Flats and Shamrock Cove on topwaters and plastics under rattling corks. Offshore is good for amberjack, kingfish, tuna and dolphin.

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. Trout are good on topwaters in Oso Bay and in the surf.

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

PORT MANSFIELD: Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on topwaters and soft plastics under a popping cork. Trout are good on the ledges of the channel on soft plastics.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout, redfish and snook are fair to good on the Mexiquita Flats on DOA Lures and live bait. Tarpon, trout and snook are good on shrimp and shad at the jetties.

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

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