- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Aug. 31 and also available on the Internet at https://www.txfishing.com

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water murky; 86-90 degrees. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/white spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 84-88 degrees; 2.35 feet high. Black bass are good on topwaters. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs on the bottom. White bass are good trolling Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are excellent on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on Vienna sausages. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch and goldfish.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 85-89 degrees; 0.93 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon Rat-L-Traps over brush piles, and on chartreuse topwaters. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies and minnows at night. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on cut bait and live bait over baited holes. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 83-87 degrees; 0.27 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Rat-L-Traps, perch colored topwaters, and watermelon red soft plastic worms early. Striped bass are good on green striper jigs and live bait at first light. White bass are fair on pet spoons and slabs. Crappie are fair on live minnows and chartreuse Curb’s crappie jigs. Channel catfish are good on liver and minnows. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on goldfish and perch upriver.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 83-87 degrees; 0.80 feet high. Black bass are fair to good on chartreuse crankbaits, watermelon JDC Skip-N-Pop topwaters, and Texas rigged red flake worms along break lines and ledges early and late. Striped bass are fair trolling watermelon crankbaits off main points. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on white JDC grubs early. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on live bait.

COLEMAN: Water murky; 84-88 degrees; 1.24 feet low. Black bass are fair on black/blue spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are fair on green striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are good on bloodbait, nightcrawlers, and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are good on green pumpkin Carolina rigged soft plastics and crankbaits. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and cut shad.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 88-92 degrees; 0.02 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps, soft plastics, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and shrimp.

GRANGER: Water murky; 87-91 degrees; 4.40 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 85-89 degrees; 0.81 feet low. Black bass are fair on perch colored spinnerbaits and crankbaits, and on pumpkinseed soft plastics early and late. Striped bass are fair on live bait and Li’l Fishies early. White bass are fair on live minnows. Crappie are good on white Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with goldfish and perch.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water murky; 86-90 degrees; 1.91 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; 85-89 degrees; 0.68 feet low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are good on slabs and pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 87-91 degrees; 8.46 feet 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 HOLLOW: Water murky; 85-89 degrees; 2.38 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; 86-90 degrees; 0.27 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 fair on live bait. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 86-90 degrees; 1.64 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Rat-L-Traps, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water lightly stained; 81-85 degrees; 0.51 feet low. Black bass are good on topwaters, hollow body frogs and weightless Senkos. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BOB SANDLIN: Water lightly stained; 82-86 degrees; 0.45 feet low. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs, Texas rigged creature baits and craws, and swim jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

BONHAM: Water lightly stained; 81-85 degrees; 1.73 feet low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged soft plastics and jigs on docks - topwaters effective early. Crappie are slow on brush piles near points. Catfish are excellent on cut bait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water lightly stained, 82-86 degrees: 0.50 feet high. Black bass are fair on Megabass Diamantes in HT Kossori Shad, spinnerbaits and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are good on jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

CADDO: Water stained to muddy; 83-86 degrees; 0.90 feet high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged creature baits, weightless Senkos and hollow body frogs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

CEDAR CREEK: Water lightly stained; 81-85 degrees; 0.71 feet low. Black bass are fair on topwaters, white buzzbaits and Texas rigged worms near docks and shallow cover. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

COOPER: Water stained to muddy; 1.37 feet low. 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; 82-86 degrees; 1.36 feet low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, white buzzbaits and Texas rigged worms in 10-15 feet. White and yellow bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

GRAPEVINE: Water lightly stained; 81-85 degrees; 1.67 feet high. Black bass are good on Yellow Magic topwaters in yellow frog, shad pattern shallow crankbaits and shakyheads near boat docks. White bass and hybrid bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

JOE POOL: Water lightly stained; 82-86 degrees; 0.48 feet low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged worms, shallow crankbaits and topwaters White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water stained; 82-85 degrees: 2.91 feet high. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs, topwaters and wakebaits. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

LAVON: Water stained; 82-86 degrees: 1.85 feet low. Black bass are slow on buzzbaits, flipping jigs and bladed jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 82-85 degrees; 0.07 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, weightless Senkos and topwaters. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water lightly stained; 85-89 degrees; 0.67 feet low. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs and weightless trick worms. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

MONTICELLO: Water stained; 85-88 degrees; 0.80 feet high. Black bass are slow on deep crankbaits, hollow body frogs and drop shot worms. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water lightly stained; 81-85 degrees; 0.82 feet low. Black bass are fair on topwaters, spinnerbaits and black buzzbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water lightly stained; 82-86 degrees; 0.76 feet low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits and buzz frogs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

RAY ROBERTS: Water stained; 82-85 degrees; 0.01 feet high. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged Flukes, swimjigs and topwater walking baits. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 81-85 degrees; 0.40 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, shakyhead worms and topwaters. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 82-86 degrees; 1.15 feet low. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs, black buzzbaits 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; 81-85 degrees; 1.16 feet low. Black bass are good on topwaters, medium diving crankbaits and shakyhead worms. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Striped bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

WEATHERFORD: Water lightly stained; 0.03 feet high. No report available.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained; 6.27 feet high. No report available.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water murky; 88-92 degrees; 21.37 feet low. Black bass are good on soft plastics, jigs, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Catfish are fair on shrimp, chicken livers, and nightcrawlers over baited holes in 15-45 feet. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.

BRAUNIG: Water murky. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are good on liver and shad off points near the pier. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are fair on liver, cut bait, and cheesebait near the dam. Blue catfish are fair on live bait.

CALAVERAS: Water murky. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are good on chicken livers and shad along the shoreline. Redfish are good down rigging silver and gold spoons and live bait along the crappie wall and the dam. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water murky; 85-89 degrees; 18.72 feet low. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLETO CREEK: Water murky; 99 degrees at the hot water discharge, 85 degrees in main lake; 1.10 feet low. Black bass to 5 pounds are good on crankbaits and soft plastics in 8-10 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and tube jigs in 8-12 feet. Tilapia to 6 pounds are fair bowfishing in the shallows. Channel and blue catfish to 10 pounds are good on droplines baited with live perch and cut bait in 8-10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 88-92 degrees; 32.11 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on stinkbait and live 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; 85-89 degrees; 0.01 feet high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers, liver, and shrimp.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water murky. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and live bait.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 84-88 degrees; 0.17 feet high. Black bass are good on live minnows from piers. Crappie are good on live minnows. Bream are good on live worms from piers and over grassy areas. Channel and blue catfish are good on juglines baited with cut shad and bream.

LIVINGSTON: Water stained; 86-90 degrees. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and soft plastics. Striped bass are good but small on pet spoons and troll tubes. White bass are good on troll tubes and pet spoons. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are fair on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water murky; 85-89 degrees; 0.85 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits and soft plastic worms. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles. Bream are good on nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait and cut bait.

STEINHAGEN: 1.87 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 85-89 degrees; 1.67 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse topwaters and redbug soft plastic worms early and late. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are good on slab spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers in 4-10 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with shrimp and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: 30.92 feet low. No report available.

MACKENZIE: 72.96 feet low. No report available.

MEREDITH: 59.63 feet low. No report available.

PALO DURO: 54.31 feet low. No report available.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water clear; 84-88 degrees; 3.49 feet low. Black bass are fair early on Carolina rigs, jigs and deep diving crankbaits. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on juglines.

ARROWHEAD: Water fairly clear; 85-89 degrees; 1.41 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters and Texas rigs. Crappie are slow on jigs and minnows in the shallows. Catfish are good on worms and stinkbait.

COLORADO CITY: 21.82 feet low. No report available.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water murky; 84-88 degrees; 0.95 feet low. Black bass are fair on weightless Senkos and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 85-90 degrees; 1.45 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early and late, midday switching to crankbaits, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and live shad.

NASWORTHY: 84-89 degrees; 1.12 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on buzzbaits, Texas rigs and jigs. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 84-88 degrees; 11.04 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, jigs and chatterbaits. 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; 86-90 degrees; 35.85 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on Yellow Magics early and late, midday switching to Texas rigs, drop shot rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on live bait.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water off color; 84-90 degrees; 0.1 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on drop shot rigs, Texas rigs, medium running shad pattern crankbaits and Carolina rigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. White bass are fair to good on Little Georges. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cur bait.

SPENCE: 55.46 feet low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 1.11 feet low. No report available.

SWEETWATER: Water off color; 83-89 degrees; 23.07 feet low. No report available.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 84-89 degrees; 18.79 feet low. No report available.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Trout are good under slicks and birds on soft plastics. Redfish are good under rafts of shad on topwaters. Redfish are good in the marsh on small 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. Trout are good at the rigs on live mullet.

BOLIVAR: Trout are good on the outgoing tide at Rollover Pass on soft plastics and mullet. Redfish are good in the marsh with higher tides.

TRINITY BAY: Trout are fair for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on soft plastics. Redfish are good along the north shoreline on gold spoons and Gulps with high tides.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are good on the south shoreline on topwaters and soft plastics. Trout are fair to good on the shell adjacent to the channel on live bait.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair to good along the channel on soft plastics and croakers. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Offshore is good for kingfish, ling and dolphin. Tarpon have been cruising the beachfront.

TEXAS CITY: Trout are fair to good on the reefs and in the channel on live shrimp and croakers. Redfish and sand trout are fair to good in Moses Lake and Dickinson Bayou on shrimp.

FREEPORT: Trout are good at San Luis Pass on shrimp, topwaters and soft plastics. Trout, redfish, sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay. Trout are good in the surf.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are good for drifters on live shrimp over mid-bay reefs and shell and mud humps. Trout and redfish are good over mud on live croakers and soft plastics.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair over sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish and black drum are fair to good at Shell Island on live shrimp.

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are good at the jetty on live bait. Trout and redfish are fair to good on topwaters and live bait over sand, grass and shell in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp and small topwaters.

ROCKPORT: Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp and Gulps. Redfish are good on piggy perch and shrimp around Mud Island and Estes Flats.

PORT ARANSAS: Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Offshore is good for dolphin, ling, kingfish and tuna.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Trout are good in Oso Bay for waders tossing Super Spooks and MirrOlures. Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on piggy perch, Gulps and live shrimp. Redfish are good in the potholes on shrimp and piggies.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are good on topwaters and soft plastics around deep rocks and grass. Trout are fair to good on soft plastics under a popping cork on the grass in the Land Cut. Redfish have been found on the flats with higher tides.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are good on topwaters on the edge of the channel and around sand and grass. Redfish are good on the sand on small topwaters and Gulps.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout are good while drifting sand and grass potholes on soft plastics. Redfish are good on the flats in South Bay on live bait and plastics. Snook are good in the Ship Channel on DOA Shrimp and live shrimp.

PORT ISABEL: Trout are good on sand and grass on Gulps, DOA Shrimp and topwaters. Redfish are good on the Gas Well Flats on shrimp under a cork and small topwaters.


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