- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for April 27 and also available on the Internet at https://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water clear; 63-67 degrees. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin and perch colored soft plastics. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, frozen shrimp, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 62-66 degrees; 9.57’ high. 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.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 61-65 degrees; 0.22’ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and white tube jigs under lights at night. Crappie are fair on white Li’l Fishies and black/chartreuse tube jigs. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are fair on droplines baited with live perch.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 61-65 degrees; 2.87’ low. Black bass are good on Bleeding Shad Rat-L-Traps, chartreuse Terminator spinnerbaits, and pumpkinseed Whacky Sticks over grass in creeks. Striped bass are fair on white jigs, silver Pirk Minnows, and live bait in 12-25 feet. White bass are fair on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps, watermelon Senkos, and Li’l Fishies early. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and cut bait. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 60-64 degrees; 1.61’ high. Black bass are good on chartreuse topwaters and spinnerbaits, and on root beer/red flake Baby Brush Hogs in creeks, and main lake flats in 10-18 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on watermelon Rat-L-Traps and spinnerbaits upriver. Smallmouth bass are good on chartreuse tubes on jigheads, white JDC curl tail grubs, and Bleeding Shad Tiny Traps along main lake points and ledges. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water murky; 62-66 degrees; 1.21’ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 60-64 degrees; 0.18’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and white striper jigs. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and chartreuse spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp.

GRANGER: Water murky; 61-65 degrees; 9.26’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 62-66 degrees; 0.93’ low. Black bass are good on perch colored topwaters, watermelon red Rat-L-Traps, and green pumpkin tubes in 12-25 feet. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse Curb’s crappie jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 61-65 degrees; 6.50’ 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; 11.64’ 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.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 60-64 degrees; 8.02’ high. 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.

STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 61-65 degrees; 4.22’ 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; 62-66 degrees; 3.13’ 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; 60-64 degrees; 17.34’ high. Black bass are slow.

Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water stained; 66-72 degrees; 0.53’ high. Black bass are fair on topwaters, hollow body frogs and buzzbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on rod and reel as well as prepared bait.

BOB SANDLIN: Water stained; 65-70 degrees; 0.45’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, flipping jigs and buzzbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut shad.

BONHAM: Water stained to muddy, 66-71 degrees; 0.07’ high. 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, 67-71 degrees: 1.10’ high. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines. Please call ahead as some ramps may be closed due to flooding.

CADDO: Water muddy; 2.40’ high. No report available. Please call ahead as some ramps may be closed due to flooding in the area.

CEDAR CREEK: Water stained; 66-70 degrees; 0.06’ high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged soft plastics and finesse jigs near docks and shallow cover. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

COOPER: Water stained; 1.18’ high. No report available.

FAIRFIELD: Black bass fishing reported as 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; 67-71 degrees; 0.33’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged creature baits, squarebill crankbaits and hollow body frogs. White and yellow bass are good on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

GRAPEVINE: Water stained to muddy; 8.83’ high. No report available. Please call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water.

JOE POOL: Water stained to muddy; 67-70 degrees; 5.04’ high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws, buzzbaits and buzz frogs. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water muddy; 9.77’ 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; 67-71 degrees: 4.70’ high. Black bass are slow on buzzbaits, flipping jigs and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

LEWISVILLE: Water stained to muddy; 66-70 degrees; 3.19’ high. Black bass are fair on creature baits and flipping jigs in bushes and shallow cover. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water lightly stained; 77-83 degrees; 0.05’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, white buzzbaits and hollow body frogs. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

MONTICELLO: Water stained; 68-73 degrees; 0.17’ low. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs, bladed jigs and buzzbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and trotlines.

PALESTINE: Water stained; 66-70 degrees; 1.02’ high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws, swimjigs and topwater baits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water stained; 66-70 degrees; 0.02’ low. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits and small plastic swimbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water stained; 66-71 degrees; 2.22’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, buzz frogs and swimjigs. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows near brush piles. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water stained; 67-70 degrees; 0.40’ high. Black bass are slow on shakyheads and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained to muddy; 67-72 degrees; 1.30’ high. Black bass fair on hollow body frogs, buzz frogs and Texas rigged creature baits. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

TEXOMA: Water stained; 66-70 degrees; 7.48’ high. Black bass are fair on swim jigs, spinnerbaits and Pop Rs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Striped bass are good on slabs and shad. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

WEATHERFORD: Water stained; 0.15’ high. No report available.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water muddy; 28.89’ high. No report available.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water murky; 64-68 degrees; 24.50’ low. Black bass are good on Rat-L-Traps, spinnerbaits, and topwaters. White bass are fair on minnows, slabs, and small crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on topwaters and large jerkbaits. Catfish are fair on cheesebait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. 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 slow. Striped bass are slow. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

CALAVERAS: Water stained. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water murky; 61-65 degrees; 23.38’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.

COLETO CREEK: Water murky; 68 degrees in main lake; 0.21’ high. Black bass are good on perch colored Rat-L-Traps and soft plastics. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows in 10-20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and liver. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.

FALCON: Water murky; 68-72 degrees; 23.01’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse deep running crankbaits and Carolina rigged soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on live bait, cut 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; 61-65 degrees; 0.20’ high. Black bass are good on watermelon Carolina rigged soft plastics, and on small spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on silver slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait and cheesebait.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water murky. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 66-70 degrees; 0.49’ high. Black bass are good on June bug soft plastic worms on the south side of the lake in 8-15 feet. Crappie are good on live minnows off piers and over brush piles in 15 feet. Bream are fair on live worms from piers. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait off piers and on trotlines baited with perch. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water stained; 62-66 degrees; 1.12’ high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Blue catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water murky; 61-65 degrees; 2.40’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Bream are slow. Catfish are slow.

STEINHAGEN: 1.04’ high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 62-66 degrees; 0.47’ high. Black bass are fair on perch colored spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: 33.38’ low. No report available.

MACKENZIE: 71.94’ low. No report available.

MEREDITH: 58.18’ low. No report available.

PALO DURO: 54.79’ low. No report available.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water stained; 66-70 degrees; 2.56’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters, Texas rigged worms, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs in 12-18 feet. Catfish are excellent on cut bait up the river.

ARROWHEAD: Water fairly clear; 65-70 degrees; 0.32’ high. No reports on black bass. Crappie are slow on jigs and minnows in the shallows. Catfish are good on worms and stinkbait.

COLORADO CITY: 20.33’ low. No report available.

FT. PHANTOM HILL: Water murky; 64-69 degrees; 0.83’ high. Black bass are fair on chatterbaits, swimbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 66-72 degrees; 8.96’ low. Black bass are fair on shallow running crankbaits, weightless flukes and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.

NASWORTHY: 65-71 degrees; 1.19’ 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; 66-70 degrees; 13.3’ low. Black bass are fair on drop shot rigs, spinnerbaits and jigs. 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; 65-71 degrees; 44.18’ low. Black bass are fair on Senkos, chatterbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs fished shallow. Catfish are fair to good on live bait.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water off color; 64-70 degrees; 0.23’ low. Black bass are fair on medium running crankbaits, Texas rigs, drop shot rigs and split shot weighted flukes. Crappie are fair to good on chartreuse jigs and live minnows. White bass are fair to good on Road Rooster Tails. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cur bait.

SPENCE: 54.94’ low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 0.45’ high. No report available.

SWEETWATER: Water off color; 65-69 degrees; 25.66’ low. No report available.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 64-69 degrees; 16.69’ low. No report available.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good on the Louisiana shoreline on topwaters and Corkies. Flounder are fair on jigs tipped with shrimp around marsh drains. Redfish are good in the marsh on topwaters and spoons.

SOUTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good over shell in 3-4 feet of water. Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good around Lighthouse Cove on topwaters.

BOLIVAR: Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Black drum, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass on live shrimp.

TRINITY BAY: The Trinity River was dumping freshwater in the bay from floods last week. EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on topwaters and MirrOlures. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp. Redfish are fair in the marsh around points on shrimp and Gulps.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Trout are fair to good at the jetty on live bait when the wind allows. Trout are fair for waders in the afternoon on topwaters and Lit’l Johns.

TEXAS CITY: Trout are fair to good on Dollar Reef on live shrimp. 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 good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay. Trout and redfish are fair at the jetties on live shrimp and finger mullet.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are good for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Trout to 10 pounds are good on soft plastics over deep shell. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Redfish are fair to good on the edge of Oyster Lake on shrimp and crabs. Trout are fair on shell and grass on soft plastics. Redfish and black drum are fair to good at Shell Island on live shrimp.

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are good on topwaters over sand and grass in the guts in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp.

ROCKPORT: Trout are fair to good in the guts and channels on free-lined shrimp. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Redfish are good on the Estes Flats on shrimp and topwaters.

PORT ARANSAS: Redfish and black drum are fair to good at East Flats and around Dagger Island on shrimp and crabs. Trout, 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.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are good on Gamblers and topwaters while wading sand and grass. Trout are good at night in the Land Cut on live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good in the grass on the King Ranch shoreline on small topwaters and Gulps.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are good on topwaters around sand and grass while wading. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on soft plastics.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout are fair to good for waders around the spoil island on DOA Shrimp and live shrimp. Redfish are fair while drifting sand and grass on Gulps and live shrimp under a popping cork.

PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are fair to good on the flats on live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good in South Bay on topwaters and Gulps. Black drum are good over reefs on shrimp.

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