- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Feb. 3 and also available on the Internet at https://www.txfishing.com:

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water stained; 48-52 degrees. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 46-50 degrees; 0.67 feet high. Black bass are good on silver crankbaits. Hybrid striper are good on chrome slabs. White bass are good on chrome slabs, and on minnows under lights at night. Crappie are fair on minnows under lights at night around structure. Channel and blue catfish are good on doughbait, hot dogs, and summer sausage. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines and throwlines baited with live perch.

BROWNWOOD: Water murky; 44-48 degrees; 0.06 feet high. Black bass are good on perch colored jigs and soft plastics in 10-20 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 47-51 degrees; 7.28 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/watermelon soft plastic worms and lizards, watermelon Whacky Sticks on jigheads, and black/chartreuse Curb’s hair jigs with blue flake trailers in 15-25 feet. Striped bass are fair on perch colored Rat-L-Traps and trolling pumpkinseed striper jigs off points. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 48-52 degrees; 0.15 feet low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed hair jigs with blue flake trailers, watermelon Carolina rigged lizards, and Texas rigged blue/black Scoundrel worms along ledges. Striped bass are good trolling silver striper jigs and vertically jigging Pirk Minnows. White bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and perch colored Rat-L-Traps along the main river channel. Smallmouth bass are fair on watermelon red curl tail grubs, smoke/red flake tubes, and drop shot worms over rock piles in 15-25 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water murky; 45-49 degrees; 4.44 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on green striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, liver, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps in 10-25 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 46-50 degrees; 0.02 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on shrimp and bloodbait.

GRANGER: Water clear; 47-51 degrees; 0.81 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on small white jigs upriver. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver at night. Blue catfish are fair on prepared baits, and on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 46-50 degrees; 0.59 feet low. Black bass are good on shad colored jigs, pumpkinseed JDC drop shot worms, and chartreuse/blue flake tubes from docks. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies and small spinnerbaits in the channel. Crappie are fair on minnows in brush piles under heated docks. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

NAVARRO MILLS: No report available.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 48-52 degrees; 1.65 feet low. Black bass are fair on shad colored Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 47-51 degrees; 0.26 feet high. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water stained; 46-50 degrees; 0.77 feet high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 47-51 degrees; 3.36 feet low. Black bass are fair on small crankbaits and watermelon worms. Striped bass are fair on shad colored crankbaits in 25-40 feet. White bass are good on smoke grubs, jigging spoons, and minnows in 20-35 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water murky. Black bass are fair on small spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 45-49 degrees; 0.86 feet low. Black bass are good on dark soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on green striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and stinkbait.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water lightly stained; 47-51 degrees; 0.50 feet high. Black bass are slow on weightless Senkos, lipless crankbaits and suspending jerkbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BOB SANDLIN: Water stained; 48-51 degrees; 0.37 feet high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, lipless crankbaits and flipping jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs on brush piles. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water stained, 47-51 degrees; 0.02 feet high. Black bass are slow on lipless crankbaits and jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs around brush piles in 15 feet. Catfish are good on drifting cut bait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water stained to lightly stained, 47-52 degrees: 0.05 feet high. Black bass are fair on Megabass 110 jerkbaits in kohoku reaction and small umbrella rigs along main lake points. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

CADDO: Water murky; 48-53 degrees; 1.95 feet high. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits and wacky rigged weightless worms. White and yellow bass are slow on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

CEDAR CREEK: Water stained; 47-52 degrees; 0.01 feet low. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, squarebill crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

COOPER: Water stained; 1.25 feet 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; 48-52 degrees; 0.58 feet low. Black bass are fair on flutter spoons, football jigs and umbrella rigs. White and yellow bass are slow on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

GRAPEVINE: Water stained to muddy; 17.21 feet high. No report available. Please call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water.

JOE POOL: Water stained; 1.95 feet high. No report available. Please call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water murky; 10.13 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; 1.75 feet high. No report available.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 48-51 degrees; 3.88 feet high. Black bass fair on suspending jerkbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs Catfish are slow on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 78-83 degrees; 0.01 feet high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, Texas rigged craws and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut bait.

MONTICELLO: Water lightly stained; 59-62 degrees; 0.73 feet high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, spinnerbaits and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water stained; 47-52 degrees; 0.29 feet high. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and flipping jigs on docks and flooded cover. Crappie are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

RAY HUBBARD: Water slightly stained; 48-51 degrees; 0.02 feet high. Black bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water stained; 3.85 feet high. No report available.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water stained; 48-53 degrees; 0.09 feet high. Black bass are good on smaller umbrella rigs, spinnerbaits and lipless crankbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 0.27 feet high. No report available.

TEXOMA: Water stained; 47-51 degrees; 1.05 feet high. Black bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits, medium crankbaits and umbrella rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs on brush piles. Striped bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

WEATHERFORD: Water stained; 0.05 feet high. No report available.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water muddy; 48-52 degrees; 31.28 feet high. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs and black/blue flipping jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water murky; 52-56 degrees; 24.80 feet low. Black bass are good on jerkbaits, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and swimbaits. Striped bass are good on jigging spoons, slabs, small crankbaits, and large jerkbaits. White bass are good on jigging spoons, slabs, and small crankbaits. Catfish are good on cheesebait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers in 30-60 feet over baited holes. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines 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 watermelon crankbaits and soft plastic worms near the dam. Striped bass are good on liver and shad at Dead Tree Point. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp, cheesebait, and cut bait near the discharge. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait.

CALAVERAS: Water stained. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits over grass. Striped bass are good on silver spoons and jigs near the dam in 15-25 feet. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and cheesebait in 181 cove. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water murky; 46-50 degrees; 23.56 feet low. Black bass are good on chrome jigs and watermelon soft plastic lizards in the grass. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on punchbait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLETO CREEK: Water murky; 52 degrees in main lake, 47 at hot water discharge; 0.69 feet low. Black bass to 6 pounds are good on crankbaits and soft plastic worms in 8-10 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish to 8 pounds are fair on live perch and cut bait in 8-10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 50-54 degrees; 15.52 feet low. Black bass are good on green jigs, watermelon soft plastics, and slow rolling spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on shrimp, nightcrawlers, stinkbait, 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; 47-51 degrees. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water stained. Black bass are good on dark spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 54-58 degrees; 0.15 feet high. Black bass to 7 pounds are fair on black/blue jigs and watermelon red soft plastic worms in 2-10 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on live minnows around brush piles. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 48-52 degrees; 0.31 feet high. Black bass are good on perch colored crankbaits in the creeks. Striped bass are fair on Zara spooks. White bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps and spec rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water stained; 49-53 degrees; 0.75 feet high. Black bass are good on dark green/blue flake soft plastics. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on shrimp and nightcrawlers.

STEINHAGEN: 1.23 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 48-52 degrees; 0.09 feet high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are fair on worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on live bait, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: 33.63 feet low. No report available.

MACKENZIE: 71.35 feet low. No report available.

MEREDITH: 58.36 feet low. No report available.

PALO DURO: 52.58 feet low. No report available.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: 1.77 feet low. No reports due to winter weather.

ARROWHEAD: 0.33 feet high. No reports due to winter weather.

COLORADO CITY: 19.9 feet low. No report available.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water murky; 45-52 degrees; 0.26 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and split shot rigged Rattlesnakes. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 47-55 degrees; 14.02 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, Rat-L-Traps and jigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and live shad.

NASWORTHY: 43-54 degrees; 1.25 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and jigs. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 44-53 degrees; 15.45 feet low. Black bass are fair on drop shot rigs, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worn-Glo) nightcrawlers.

O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 48-54 degrees; 46.06 feet low. Black bass are fair on Senkos with a 1/16 oz. bullet weight, Texas rigs, jigs and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs fished shallow. Catfish are fair to good on live bait.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water off color; 48-57 degrees; 0.11 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, spinnerbaits, drop shot rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on live shad and nightcrawlers.

SPENCE: 55.4 feet low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 0.73 feet high. No report available.

SWEETWATER: Water off color; 43-52 degrees; 28.14 feet low. No report available.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 44-54 degrees; 16.42 feet low. No reports due to winter weather.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Trout and redfish are fair while drifting mud and shell. Waders have taken better trout on the Louisiana shoreline on slow-sinking plugs.

SOUTH SABINE: Redfish are fair on the edge of the channel on mullet. Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp.

BOLIVAR: Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on slow-sinking plugs. Black drum and redfish are good at Rollover Pass.

TRINITY BAY: Trout are fair to good over deep shell on soft plastics. Redfish are good at the spillway on crabs and mullet.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair to good on the north shoreline on Corkies and MirrOlures. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair on the mud and shell on MirrOlures and Corkies in the afternoon. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs.

TEXAS CITY: Whiting and sand trout are fair to good on shrimp from the piers. Redfish are fair in Moses Lake on the falling tide on crabs and shrimp.

FREEPORT: Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs. Redfish are fair to good at San Luis pass on cracked blue crabs.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered 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 south shoreline in the guts and bayous. Trout are good in the guts and bayous on Down South Lures and Soft-Dines.

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are fair on soft plastics on the edge of muddy channels. Redfish are good at the mouths of drains. Sheepshead are good at the jetty on shrimp.

ROCKPORT: Trout are fair on the edge of the ICW on glow DOA Shrimp. Redfish are fair to good in the holes on the Estes Flats on mullet and shrimp.

PORT ARANSAS: Sheepshead are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Redfish are fair around Pelican Island on mullet.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Trout are fair on the King Ranch shoreline on Gamblers and Bass Assassins. Redfish are good in the Humble Channel on crabs and table shrimp.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are good in mud and grass on Corkies and Soft-Dines. Trout are fair to good in the guts along shorelines and around rocks on Corkies. Redfish and black drum are good in the Land Cut on shrimp and crabs.

PORT MANSFIELD: Redfish are fair to good on DOA Shrimp and Gulps under a popping cork around grass holes. Trout are fair to good on mud along the edge of the ICW on Corkies and MirrOlures.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout and redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on DOA Shrimp and Gulps. Redfish, black drum and mangrove snapper are fair to good in the channel on shrimp.

PORT ISABEL: Redfish are fair in skinny water on scented baits. Sheepshead are good around the causeway on shrimp. Trout are fair on the edge of the flats on soft plastics under popping corks.

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