- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for May 25 and also available on the Internet at https://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water clear; 69-73 degrees. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastics. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 64-68 degrees; 7.69 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.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 64-68 degrees; 0.67 feet high. Black bass are good on redbug and watermelon red Shaky heads with Grande Bass Baby Rattlesnakes and topwaters. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on white Li’l Fishies and black/chartreuse tube jigs in 10-20 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch in 5-15 feet.



BUCHANAN: Water murky; 65-69 degrees; 0.22 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Skip-N-Pop topwaters, Bleeding Shad Rat-L-Traps, and watermelon Whacky Sticks in 8-16 feet. Striped bass are good on watermelon topwaters and Rat-L-Traps on the surface at first light. White bass are fair trolling green Rat-L-Traps and jigging Pirk Minnows over rock piles. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are good on shrimp and cut bait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on juglines and trotlines baited with live bait.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 66-70 degrees; 4.45 feet high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water murky; 65-69 degrees; 0.37 feet 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; 67-71 degrees; 0.15 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on green bucktail jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and white spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, liver, and shrimp.

GRANGER: Water murky; 66-70 degrees; 7.08 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 67-71 degrees; 0.64 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Senkos, pumpkinseed topwaters, and perch colored Rat-L-Traps early in 10-20 feet. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on minnows and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch and carp.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 65-69 degrees; 0.89 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; 66-70 degrees; 11.64 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.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 64-68 degrees; 10.11 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; 65-69 degrees; 10.73 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; 66-70 degrees; 2.37 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; 65-69 degrees; 2.07 feet high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water stained; 71-76 degrees; 0.42 feet high. Black bass are fair on topwaters, Senkos and football jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

BOB SANDLIN: Water stained; 72-76 degrees; 0.17 feet high. Black bass are fair on buzzfrogs, wakebaits and flipping jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and rod and reel.

BONHAM: Water stained; 71-75 degrees; 0.01 feet 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, 71-76 degrees: 0.41 feet high. Black bass are slow on squarebill crankbaits and topwater poppers. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

CADDO: Water muddy; 1.55 feet high. No report available.

CEDAR CREEK: Water stained; 71-75 degrees; 0.01 feet high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged soft plastics, swimjigs and Reaction Innovations Vixens. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

COOPER: Water stained; 0.09 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; 73-77 degrees; 0.23 feet low. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs, Megabass Diamante in secret gill and Texas rigged soft plastics on shallow docks. White and yellow bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

GRAPEVINE: Water stained to muddy; 3.65 feet high. No report available.

JOE POOL: Water stained; 71-76 degrees; 0.35 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged plastics, white buzzbaits and shallow crankbaits. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water stained to muddy; 11.09 feet high. No report available.

LAVON: Water stained to muddy; 73-78 degrees: 0.62 feet high. Black bass are fair on buzzbaits, buzz frogs and Texas rigged creature baits. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

LEWISVILLE: Water stained; 72-77 degrees; 0.73 feet high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits and flipping jigs around flooded cover. Some fish being caught on topwater walking baits. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water lightly stained; 78-84 degrees; 0.01 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, shakyheads and weightless Senkos. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water stained; 74-79 degrees; 0.21 feet high. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs, spinnerbaits and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water stained; 72-77 degrees; 0.34 feet high. Black bass are fair on swimjigs, Flukes and Yellow Magic poppers in yellow frog. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water stained; 73-77 degrees; 0.03 feet high. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits and shakyheads. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on rod and reel.

RAY ROBERTS: Water stained; 73-78 degrees; 1.95 feet high. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs, medium and deep diving crankbaits. Some fish being caught on topwaters. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water stained; 72-76 degrees; 0.01 feet high. Black bass are fair on Flukes and swimjigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

TAWAKONI: Water stained to muddy; 73-78 degrees; 0.37 feet high. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs, Texas rigged creature and black/blue flipping jigs in flooded bushes. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

TEXOMA: Water stained; 76-74 degrees; 1.37 feet high. Black bass are good on shallow and medium crankbaits and topwaters near main lake points. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Striped bass are good on slabs and shad. Catfish are good on trotlines.

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

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water muddy; 32.32 feet high. No report available.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water murky; 68-72 degrees; 24.52 feet low. Black bass are very good on Rat-L-Traps, jerkbaits, crankbaits, topwaters, and soft plastics. White bass are fair on crankbaits and jerkbaits. Striped bass are fair on crankbaits and jerkbaits. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cheesebait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are good 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 chartreuse crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms near the dam. Striped bass are good on liver and perch off points. Redfish are fair on shad, tilapia, and crawfish. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp, cut bait, and cheesebait.

CALAVERAS: Water stained. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on spoons and striper jigs between the dam and the crappie wall. Redfish are fair down rigging silver and gold spoons. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp, cheesebait, and shad. Blue catfish are good on liver and cut bait near 181 cove. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water murky; 67-71 degrees; 23.66 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps and shad colored spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and minnows. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.

COLETO CREEK: Water murky; 71 degrees in main lake; 0.29 feet low. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits and perch colored Rat-L-Traps. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch.

FALCON: Water murky; 69-73 degrees; 27.15 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and shallow running crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows over brush. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on cut bait and frozen shrimp. 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; 65-69 degrees; 0.09 feet high. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics and watermelon spinnerbaits. Striped bass are good on Rat-L-Traps and white striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water murky. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms and shad colored crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait and liver.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 67-71 degrees; 0.21 feet high. Black bass are good on June bug multi-flake, black/blue, and pumpkinseed soft plastic worms at mid-lake early and late. Crappie are good on white Rooster Tails and live minnows at night. Bream are good on live worms off piers and over grass beds. Channel and blue catfish are good on shad.

LIVINGSTON: Water stained; 66-70 degrees; 0.54 feet high. Black bass are fair on topwaters, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, Rat-L-Traps, and soft plastics. Striped bass are good but small on Rat-L-Traps, Zara spooks, and slabs. White bass are very good on slabs, pet spoons, and troll tubes. Crappie are very good on minnows over brush. Blue catfish are fair on shad and shrimp. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.

SAM RAYBURN: Water murky; 65-69 degrees; 3.04 feet high. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics and green Rat-L-Traps. White bass are fair on minnows, hellbenders, and silver spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs over brush piles. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait.

STEINHAGEN: 1.46 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 66-70 degrees; 0.32 feet high. Black bass are fair on soft plastic worms and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on white bucktail jigs. White bass are fair on silver spoons and Li’l Fishies in the river. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs over baited holes. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: 33.26 feet low. No report available.

MACKENZIE: 72.26 feet low. No report available.

MEREDITH: 57.97 feet low. No report available.

PALO DURO: 52.19 feet low. No report available.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water murky from windy days; 70 degrees; 2.41 feet low. Black bass are fair on topwaters and crankbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs in 12 to 20 feet. Catfish are slow on cut bait, perch and goldfish up the river.

ARROWHEAD: Water fairly clear; 68-71 degrees; 0.14 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: 20.53 feet low. No report available.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water murky; 68-73 degrees; 0.87 feet 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; 70-74 degrees; 7.24 feet 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: 69-73 degrees; 1.36 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; 68-72 degrees; 11.98 feet 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; 67-72 degrees; 43.86 feet 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; 69-73 degrees; 0.71 feet 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: 54.9 feet low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 0.19 feet high. No report available.

SWEETWATER: Water off color; 71-75 degrees; 24.31 feet low. No report available.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 70-74 degrees; 16.99 feet low. No report available.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad on soft plastics. Redfish are good under rafts of shad on topwaters. Trout are good while working deep shell on plastics.

SOUTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad. Trout are good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters. Redfish and Spanish mackerel are good on live shrimp tight to the rocks.

BOLIVAR: Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on Bass Assassins, Gamblers and Sand Shad. Sand trout are fair to good on shrimp in the Intracoastal.

TRINITY BAY: Fishing remains slow due to freshwater.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are good for drifters working deep shell on limetreuse, glow and chicken-on-a-chain Bass Assassins, Gamblers and Lit’l Johns. Trout are good in the channel on croakers.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Trout, sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Redfish are good in the back lakes on Gulps.

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 on shrimp.

FREEPORT: Trout, redfish and Spanish mackerel are fair to good on shrimp at the jetties. Trout, redfish, sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay. Redfish are good along the beachfront.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout to near nine pounds are good for drifters on live shrimp over mid-bay reefs. Redfish are fair in Lake Austin on live shrimp.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair to good on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are fair on topwaters and live shrimp in Oyster Lake. Black drum are good on the reefs on live shrimp.

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are 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. Redfish are good at the jetty.

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. Trout are good around the islands on croakers. Redfish are good on mullet in the deep guts on the outgoing tide.

PORT ARANSAS: Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Trout are good on topwaters around East Flats.

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 in the sand holes and grass on croakers.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are good on topwaters worked over shallow rocks. Trout are good on for waders working plastics over sand and grass. Redfish are good in knee-deep water on small topwaters.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are good on topwaters on the edge of the channel and around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while wading shallow flats on small topwaters and Gulps.

SOUTH PADRE: Redfish are fair to good around Gas Well Flats and South Bay on shrimp and DOA Shrimp. Trout are good on plastics and topwaters while wading spoils and drop-offs.

PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are fair to good on the flats on live shrimp. Trout are good on the deeper edges and flats in Laguna Vista and Airport Cove on topwaters, Gulps, DOA Shrimp and live shrimp.

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