- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Sept. 23 and also available on the Internet at https://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water stained; 83-87 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; 80-84 degrees; 0.51 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; 81-85 degrees; 1.56 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; 82-86 degrees; 11.99 feet low. Black bass are fair on shad flukes, Pop-R’s, and watermelon red Whacky Sticks on jigheads off points and ledges in 8-20 feet early. Striped bass are fair on live bait and plastic swim baits near the dam. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on chartreuse tube jigs and minnows. Channel catfish are good on liver, minnows, and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines and trotlines baited with goldfish and perch.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 83-87 degrees; 2.12 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on green pumpkin soft plastics and topwaters over grass early, and on red flake worms and Devil’s Tongues off points and ledges. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on pumpkin tube jigs and smoke grubs in 10-20 feet early. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are good on live bait.

COLEMAN: Water murky; 83-87 degrees; 7.08 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; 84-88 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; 82-86 degrees. 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; 83-87 degrees; 0.77 feet low. Black bass are good on blue flake Whacky Sticks, blue Curb’s Erratic jigs, and Texas rigged soft plastics near docks in 5-10 feet. Striped bass are good on Li’l Fishies and Spoiler Shads at night. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies at night. Crappie are fair on blue Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows in clear water. Channel catfish are good on nightcrawlers and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water murky; 82-86 degrees; 0.81 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; 85-89 degrees; 0.52 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; 83-87 degrees; 0.07 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; 84-88 degrees; 1.02 feet low. Black bass are fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastic worms. White bass are good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 85-89 degrees; 14.04 feet low. Black bass are fair on smoke grubs and watermelon Rat-L-Traps in 15-30 feet. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are good on small crankbaits and jigging spoons in 20-30 feet. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut perch in 30-40 feet. 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; 84-88 degrees; 2.35 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; 81-85 degrees; 1.42 feet low. Black bass are good on topwaters and football jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BOB SANDLIN: Water stained; 81-84 degrees; 1.64 feet low. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits, white buzzbaits and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and shrimp.

BONHAM: Water lightly stained, 80-84 degrees; 2.16 feet low. Black bass are good on topwaters and soft plastics 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, 80-84 degrees: 3.24 feet low. Black bass are good on small Texas rigged Megabass Bottle Shrimp near shallow cover and bushes. Some topwater fish near rip rap early being caught on Megabass Pop X in GG Bass pattern. Crappie are good along the bridge and on brush piles. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

CADDO: Water stained; 81-85 degrees; 0.15 feet low. Black bass are slow on spinnerbaits and hollow body frogs. White and yellow bass are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

CEDAR CREEK: Water lightly stained; 80-83 degrees; 1.75 feet low. Black bass are slow on squarebill crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows on brush piles. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

COOPER: Water stained; 1.65 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; 80-84 degrees; 1.75 feet low. Black bass are fair on flipping jigs and Texas rigged Megabass Bat N Fly in shallow cover as well as on shallow docks. White and yellow bass are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

GRAPEVINE: Water lightly stained; 81-85 degrees; 0.44 feet high. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits and topwater poppers near main lake points and riprap. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on prepared bait and nightcrawlers.

JOE POOL: Water stained; 80-83 degrees; 0.24 feet low. Black bass are fair on weightless worms and Senkos around grass edges. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and shrimp.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water stained; 82-85 degrees; 1.35 feet high. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

LAVON: Water stained; 82-85 degrees; 2.28 feet low. Black bass fair on black buzzbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

LEWISVILLE: Water stained; 0.31 feet high. No report available.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 87-93 degrees; 2.05 feet low. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs and hollow body frogs. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water lightly stained; 87-90 degrees; 0.12 feet low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, bladed jigs and hollow body frogs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait and trotlines.

PALESTINE: Water lightly stained; 80-84 degrees; 1.51 feet low. Black bass are good on flipping jigs and Texas rig craws. Crappie are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are slow on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water slightly stained; 81-85 degrees; 2.29 feet low. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits and topwater poppers. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and punch bait.

RAY ROBERTS: Water lightly stained; 80-84 degrees; 0.30 feet high. Black bass are good on small swimbaits, spinnerbaits and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water stained; 81-85 degrees; 0.87 feet low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged worms and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on shad. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 81-84 degrees; 1.17 feet low. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs, bladed jigs and topwaters. Crappie are good on jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

TEXOMA: Water stained to muddy; 1.78 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, jigs and crankbaits. No report on crappie. Striped bass are fair to good on Pencil Poppers and Cohos. Catfish are fair on live and prepared baits.

WEATHERFORD: Water lightly stained; 3.08 feet low. No report available.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained; 81-84 degrees; 4.58 feet high. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs and black/blue flipping jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water murky; 87-91 degrees; 28.48 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; 83-87 degrees; 22.32 feet low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and large soft plastics in the grass. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on punchbait and minnows. Yellow catfish are good on live perch.

COLETO CREEK: Water stained; 82 degrees in main lake, 97 at hot water discharge; 1.16 feet low. Black bass to 6 pounds are good 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 14 pounds are fair on live perch in 8-10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 85-89 degrees; 19.05 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; 82-86 degrees; 1.43 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Carolina rigged soft plastics and Senkos. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water clear. Black bass are good on chartreuse and watermelon Carolina rigged soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait and live perch.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water lightly stained; 80-84 degrees; 1.36 feet low. Black bass to 5 pounds are good on watermelon Senkos and Quattro worms off piers. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows around stumps. Bream are good on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 84-88 degrees; 0.33 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; 85-89 degrees; 1.23 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon topwaters and soft plastic worms. White bass are fair on spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Bream are good on nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait and nightcrawlers.

STEINHAGEN: 1.65 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 83-87 degrees; 3.78 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. Trout are good around slicks and birds on plastics. Flounder are good around points on shrimp.

SOUTH SABINE: Trout are good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters. Flounder are fair at the mouths of the bayous on a falling tide on jigs tipped with shrimp.

BOLIVAR: Trout are good on the south shoreline on Bass Assassins and topwaters. Trout, black drum, sand trout and bull redfish are good at Rollover Pass. Trout are good over deep reefs on plastics.

TRINITY BAY: Trout are good for drifters working the wells on soft plastics and live shrimp. Redfish are good on live bait around the reefs and in the marsh. Redfish are fair to good at the spillway on live bait.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Redfish are good in the marsh on small topwaters and live bait. Trout are while drifting shell on the north shoreline and in the middle of the bay on soft plastics and Gulps.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Bull redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Redfish are good in the back lakes on natural baits. Trout are fair to good on the reefs on live shrimp. Tarpon are good along the beachfront.

TEXAS CITY: Bull redfish are good on crabs and mullet at the end of the dike. Redfish are fair to good in Moses Lake on crabs and shrimp. Flounder are fair to good in the channel.

FREEPORT: Bull redfish are fair to good on live bait on the Surfside beach and at the Quintana jetty. Black drum and redfish are good on the reefs in Bastrop and Christmas bays on live shrimp.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are good for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Trout are good for waders on the shorelines on small topwaters and Corkies.

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

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are good for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp. Redfish are good in the surf and at the jetty on mullet, croakers and piggy perch. Trout are good over reefs on live bait in San Antonio Bay.

ROCKPORT: Redfish are fair to good on mullet on the Estes Flats and around Mud Island. Redfish are beginning to work in large schools and roaming shallow flats with higher tides.

PORT ARANSAS: Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Bull redfish are good in the surf and at the jetty on crabs, shrimp and shad.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Redfish are good in the guts running parallel to the shorelines and on the flats. Trout are good at night under lights in the channel on glow DOA Shrimp and Gulps.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are good on topwaters and plum plastics around rocks and grass. Redfish are fair to good in knee-deep water on small Super Spooks, She Pups and SkitterWalks. Trout are good at night under lights in the Land Cut.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on soft plastics. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on topwaters and soft plastics under a popping cork. Tides are above normal.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout are fair to good on bars and flats on Gulps and soft plastics under corks. Bull redfish are good at the jetty on crabs and mullet.

PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are fair to good while drifting sand and grass flats on live shrimp, DOA Shrimp and Gulps under popping corks. Redfish are fair in on the flats and back bays on Gulps and topwaters.

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