- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for April 13 and also available on the Internet at https://www.txfishing.com:

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water clear; 63-67 degrees. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on live bait, shrimp, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 61-65 degrees; 0.84 feet high. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on live bait, shrimp, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 60-64 degrees; 0.11 feet low. Black bass are good on red bug spinnerbaits and Shaky heads with Grande Bass Finesse worms in 3-6 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and Rat-L-Traps under lights at night. Crappie are very good on minnows over brush piles in 16-25 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.



BUCHANAN: Water murky; 58-62 degrees; 3.98 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Curb’s jigs, black/blue JDC Skip-N-Pop topwaters, and wacky rigged watermelon Whacky Sticks in creeks and pockets. Striped bass are good drifting live bait and jigging chartreuse Curb’s bucktail jigs in 20-30 feet. White bass are good vertically jigging Pirk Minnows and red shad Tiny Traps near Paradise Point. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines and trotlines baited with live bait.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 59-63 degrees; 0.35 feet high. Black bass are good on watermelon JDC grubs, green pumpkin Whacky Sticks on jigheads, and grape Scoundrel worms in 10-15 feet. Striped bass are fair vertically jigging green striper jigs and chrome Pirk Minnows. White bass are fair trolling shad and vertically jigging Pirk Minnows. Smallmouth bass are good on white Rat-L-Traps, root beer grubs, and watermelon Scoundrel worms in 8-18 feet. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on live bait.

COLEMAN: Water murky; 58-62 degrees; 3.77 feet low. Black bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps, crankbaits, and jerkbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are good on shad crankbaits and watermelon a soft plastic worms over grass. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 57-61 degrees; 0.04 feet high. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and shrimp.

GRANGER: Water murky; 60-64 degrees; 0.74 feet high. Black bass are fair on white/chartreuse spinnerbaits upriver. White bass are fair on small white jigs upriver near Dickerson’s. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles in 6-15 feet. Blue catfish are very good on juglines baited with shad and Zote soap. Yellow catfish are good on live perch.

LBJ: Water stained; 61-65 degrees; 0.69 feet low. Black bass are good on dark red Rat-L-Traps, watermelon/chartreuse soft plastics, and pumpkin topwaters in 10-20 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and Shad Raps under birds. Crappie are fair on live minnows and blue Curb’s crappie jigs in 6-12 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on live bait.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 60-64 degrees; 0.25 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 62-66 degrees; 0.49 feet high. Black bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps and small crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shad and doughbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 58-62 degrees; 0.06 feet high. Black bass are fair on watermelon Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are good on green striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE HOLLOW: Water murky; 59-63 degrees; 0.44 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 60-64 degrees; 0.06 feet high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water murky. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 58-62 degrees; 1.23 feet low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water stained; 65-70 degrees; 0.46 feet high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, hollow body frogs and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on rod and reel.

BOB SANDLIN: Water stained; 65-69 degrees; 0.19 feet high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits and craws. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.

BONHAM: Water stained to muddy, 65-68 degrees; 0.11 feet low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, shallow crankbaits and flipping jigs around shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows around the bridges. Catfish are slow on cut bait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water stained to muddy, 64-68 degrees: 0.01 feet low. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits, Texas rigged craws and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

CADDO: Water muddy; 1.50 feet high. No report available. Please call ahead as some ramps may be closed due to flooding in the area.

CEDAR CREEK: Water stained; 64-67 degrees; 0.02 feet low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and Texas rigged soft plastics near docks and shallow cover. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

COOPER: Water stained; 0.17 feet high. No report available.

FAIRFIELD: Black bass fishing reported has significantly improved. TPWD discontinued stocking the lake after the fish kill in September 2011. Redfish survived the kill in limited numbers.

FORK: Water stained to muddy; 64-69 degrees; 0.26 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, weedless soft swimbaits and hollow body frogs. Some fish are on being caught sight fishing on beds. White and yellow bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and trotlines.

GRAPEVINE: Water stained to muddy; 4.08 feet high. No report available. Please call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water.

JOE POOL: Water stained; 64-68 degrees; 0.04 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, weightless Senkos and buzz frogs. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water muddy; 10.18 feet high. No report available. Please call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water. Use caution when navigating lake.

LAVON: Water stained to muddy; 66-70 degrees: 0.47 feet high. Black bass are fair on flipping jigs and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

LEWISVILLE: Water stained; 65-68 degrees; 0.23 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged tubes and creature baits in flooded bushes and shallow cover. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

MARTIN CREEK: Water lightly stained; 76-80 degrees; 0.08 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, buzzbaits and hollow body frogs. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water stained; 66-71 degrees; 0.34 feet high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged creature baits, buzz frogs and buzzbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and trotlines.

PALESTINE: Water stained; 66-69 degrees; 0.37 feet high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws and tubes as well as spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs and minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

RAY HUBBARD: Water stained; 65-69 degrees; 0.05 feet low. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits, weightless worms and Texas rigged soft plastics. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

RAY ROBERTS: Water stained; 64-68 degrees; 1.04 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, shallow crankbaits and swimjigs. White bass are good on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows near brush piles. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water stained; 64-68 degrees; 0.01 feet high. Black bass are slow on shakyheads and swimjigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

TAWAKONI: Water stained to muddy; 67-70 degrees; 0.24 feet high. Black bass slow on flipping jigs and Texas rigged creature baits around docks and shallow structure. White bass are slow on slabs and minnows. Hybrid bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and stink bait.

TEXOMA: Water stained; 65-68 degrees; 2.14 feet low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and Pop Rs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Striped bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

WEATHERFORD: Water stained; 0.02 feet high. No report available.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water muddy; 19.77 feet high. No report available.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water murky; 63-67 degrees; 24.58 feet low. Black bass are very good on jerkbaits, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and jigs. Striped bass are fair on jigging spoons, and small crankbaits. White bass are fair on jigging spoons, minnows, white grubs, and small crankbaits. Catfish are good on cheesebait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers over baited holes in 12-15 feet. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines, throwlines, 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 spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on liver and perch near Dead Tree Point. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, cheesebait, and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

CALAVERAS: Water stained. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on spoons and chicken livers near the dam. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are good on liver, shrimp, and cheesebait. Blue catfish are good on cut bait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water murky; 60-64 degrees; 23.14 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps, crankbaits, and soft plastics. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp in 10-25 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLETO CREEK: Water murky; 68 degrees in main lake; 0.01 feet low. Black bass are good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits in 10-20 feet. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs in 10-12 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch.

FALCON: Water murky; 68-72 degrees; 19.44 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon and chartreuse soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are very good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are very good on frozen shrimp, stinkbait, nightcrawlers, 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; 60-64 degrees; 0.17 feet low. Black bass are fair on black/blue spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics in 10-20 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are fair on bloodbait and shrimp.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water murky. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed Rat-L-Traps and soft plastics. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are good on hot dogs and frozen shrimp.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 66-70 degrees; 0.07 feet high. Black bass are very good on watermelon red soft plastic worms near the marina in 5 feet, and on watermelon red lizards near Paradise Island in 4 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows. Red ear bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are very good on trotlines baited with beef hearts, cut shad, and chicken livers. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water stained; 61-65 degrees; 0.05 feet high. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on live shad. White bass are good on Rat-L-Traps and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.

SAM RAYBURN: Water murky; 59-63 degrees; 3.89 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Bream are slow. Catfish are slow.

STEINHAGEN: 1.54 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 60-64 degrees; 0.04 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, jigs and shallow running crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair to good on minnows in the shallows. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: 33.88 feet low. No report available.

MACKENZIE: 71.94 feet low. No report available.

MEREDITH: 58.27 feet low. No report available.

PALO DURO: 54.5 feet low. No report available.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water fairly clear; 58-65 degrees; 2.92 feet low. Black bass to 10.86 pounds are good shallow (bass are spawning). Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs in 10-20 feet. Catfish to 70 pounds are good on live perch.

ARROWHEAD: Water fairly clear; 64-66 degrees; 0.51 feet low. No reports on black bass. Crappie are slow on jigs and minnows in the shallows. Catfish are good on worms and stinkbait.

COLORADO CITY: 20.47 feet low. No report available.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water murky; 59-65 degrees; 0.02 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, spinnerbaits and Senkos. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows around shallow cover. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 61-69 degrees; 14.56 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, jigs and small swimbaits. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and split shot weighted minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.

NASWORTHY: 59-65 degrees; 1.48 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on jigs, Texas rigged lizards and weightless flukes. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 58-66 degrees; 15.23 feet low. Black bass are fair on jigs, Senkos and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs in the shallows. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worn-Glo) nightcrawlers.

O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 59-67 degrees; 46.79 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs fished shallow. Catfish are fair to good on live bait.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water off color; 58-67 degrees; 0.17 feet low. Black bass are fair on chatterbaits, Texas rigs, drop shot rigs and Senkos. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

SPENCE: 56.45 feet low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 0.14 feet high. No report available.

SWEETWATER: Water off color; 59-67 degrees; 27.24 feet low. No report available.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 58-66 degrees; 17.13 feet low. No report available.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Trout are fair along the Louisiana shoreline on topwaters and Corkies. Flounder are fair on jigs tipped with shrimp around marsh drains.

SOUTH SABINE: Trout, redfish, sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good around Lighthouse Cove and the jetty 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. Trout are good at the pass on live shrimp.

TRINITY BAY: Freshwater has inundated the upper end of the bay near the mouth of the river. However, the Lake Livingston Dam has reduced its water release by almost 70 percent.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on Top Dogs and She Pups on the incoming tide. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair to good on Bass Assassins, Gamblers and Norton Sand Shad in the afternoon while wading the south shoreline. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs.

TEXAS CITY: Trout are fair to good on the reefs on live shrimp and mullet. Redfish are fair in Moses Lake on mullet and shrimp.

FREEPORT: Trout are fair to good at San Luis Pass on shrimp. Sand trout and sheepshead are fair on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay. Black drum and redfish are fair to good at the jetties on cracked blue crabs.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are good over deep shell on the east and west ends of the bay. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet. Flounder are fair for waders on the south shoreline.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Redfish are fair to good in Oyster Lake on shrimp and crabs. Trout are fair on shell and grass on soft plastics. Sheepshead and black drum are fair to good on shrimp on reefs. Red snapper is good in Texas waters.

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are good on topwaters over sand and grass in waist-deep water in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp. Redfish are good at the jetty on crabs and mullet.

ROCKPORT: Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Trout are fair to good in St. Charles Bay on topwaters while working reefs.

PORT ARANSAS: Redfish are fair to good at East Flats on shrimp. Redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Redfish are good in the potholes on shrimp. Trout are good while wading sand and grass on topwaters and soft plastics.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are fair over sand and grass on Corkies and SkitterWalks. Trout are fair to good at Rocky Slough on plum plastics and Gulps under popping corks.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are good on topwaters around sand and grass and pods of bait. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on Gulps and small topwaters.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout are fair to good around the spoil islands and channel edges on DOA Shrimp and live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good over humps, guts and grass beds on Gulps, gold spoons and shrimp.

PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are fair to good on the flats on live shrimp, Gulps and DOA Shrimp under a popping cork. Redfish are fair at in the coves on the incoming tide on SkitterWalks and soft plastics under rattling corks.

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