- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Sept. 9 and also available on the Internet at https://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water stained; 85-89 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; 83-87 degrees; 0.19 feet low. 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; 1.19 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; 11.63 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; 1.40 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; 6.74 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; 86-90 degrees; 0.27 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; 84-88 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; 0.78 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; 0.44 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; 86-90 degrees; 1.35 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are good 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; 0.98 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; 0.73 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; 13.28 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 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; 2.07 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 clear; 85-88 degrees; 1.16 feet low. Black bass are good on weightless Senkos along edge of grass lines and topwater walking baits early. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and nightcrawlers.

BOB SANDLIN: Water stained; 85-89 degrees; 1.63 feet low. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits, bladed jigs and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and shrimp.

BONHAM: Water lightly stained, 84-87 degrees; 1.90 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, 84-88 degrees: 2.09 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 fair along the bridge. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

CADDO: Water stained; 83-88 degrees; 0.01 feet low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and lipless crankbaits. White and yellow bass are good on slabs and small crankbaits. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

CEDAR CREEK: Water lightly stained; 83-87 degrees; 1.40 feet low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged worms and weightless soft plastics fished around docks. White bass are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

COOPER: Water stained; 1.34 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; 85-89 degrees; 1.46 feet low. Black bass are slow on football jigs along deeper points. Megabass S Crank in E2 Craw good early near shallow cover. . White and yellow bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.

GRAPEVINE: Water lightly stained; 83-87 degrees; 3.61 feet high. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits and topwater poppers near main lake points. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

JOE POOL: Water stained; 84-88 degrees; 0.37 feet high. Black bass are fair on weightless worms around grass edges. Crappie are slow on jigs on brush piles. White bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad and shrimp.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water stained; 85-88 degrees; 1.66 feet high. Black bass are slow on spinnerbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

LAVON: Water stained; 86-89 degrees; 2.13 feet low. Black bass fair on squarebill, crankbaits, spinnerbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

LEWISVILLE: Water stained; 0.07 feet high. No report available. Please use caution when navigating lake due to floating debris.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 92-98 degrees; 1.55 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; 93-97 degrees; 0.04 feet low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and cut shad

PALESTINE: Water lightly stained; 82-86 degrees; 1.22 feet low. Black bass are good on square bill crankbaits and swim jigs near docks. Crappie are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

RAY HUBBARD: Water slightly stained; 84-87 degrees; 1.67 feet low. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits and spinnerbaits Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and punch bait.

RAY ROBERTS: Water lightly stained; 83-86 degrees; 1.03 feet high. Black bass are good on Carolina rigs and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water stained; 84-87 degrees; 0.42 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms and walking topwaters. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and shrimp.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 85-88 degrees; 0.91 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; 0.45 feet low. No report available. Please use caution when navigating lake due to floating debris.

WEATHERFORD: Water lightly stained; 2.53 feet low. No report available.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained; 85-89 degrees; 5.00 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; 28.33 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; 86-90 degrees; 22.00 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; 1.07 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; 19.06 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; 1.18 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 stained; 84-88 degrees; 1.20 feet low. Black bass 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; 0.21 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; 86-90 degrees; 0.62 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; 2.80 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.

FT. 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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