- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Oct. 12 and also available on the Internet at https://www.txfishing.com

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water stained; 81-85 degrees. Black bass are good on black/blue soft plastics and small spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water stained; 80-84 degrees; 0.17 feet high. Black bass are good on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps and crankbaits early and late. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and white Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch and live shad.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 82-86 degrees; 1.29 feet low. Black bass are good on dark red crankbaits, watermelon Bass Hogg spinnerbaits, and Grande Bass Rattle Snakes early. Hybrid striper are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are good on small spinnerbaits and Li’l Fishies off lighted docks at night. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs over brush piles and under lighted docks at night. Channel catfish are good on cut bait and stinkbait over baited holes. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch.

BUCHANAN: Water stained; 80-84 degrees; 0.10 feet low. Black bass are fair on silver flake Whacky Sticks on jigheads, and on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair drifting live bait and jigging Spoiler Shads near the dam early. White bass are good on minnows and 2-inch plastic swim baits along the river channel in 20 feet. Crappie are fair on live minnows, and on pink and chartreuse Curb’s crappie jigs. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and live bait upriver. Yellow and blue catfish are good on live bait upriver.

CANYON LAKE: Water stained; 81-85 degrees; 0.04 feet high. Black bass are fair on watermelon red Whacky Sticks, chartreuse crankbaits, and Texas rigged pumpkin Scoundrel worms. Striped bass are good trolling crankbaits around humps in the lower end of the lake. White bass are fair on minnows. Smallmouth bass are fair on white JDC grubs and pumpkinseed Curb’s jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.

COLEMAN: Water stained; 82-86 degrees; 1.08 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon Rat-L-Traps, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Red ear perch are good on worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on live bait.

GRANBURY: Water stained; 83-87 degrees; 0.08 feet low. Black bass are good on perch colored spinnerbaits, soft plastics, and topwaters early and late. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on minnows and silver spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp.

GRANGER: Water stained; 82-86 degrees; 0.24 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps over shallow roadbeds and off points. Crappie are very good on minnows and watermelon tube jigs over brush piles. Blue catfish are good on prepared baits, and on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch.

LBJ: Water stained; 81-85 degrees; 0.78 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse topwaters and watermelon wacky rigged green pumpkin Whacky Sticks early and late. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies at night. Crappie are fair on pink tube jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on minnows and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair to good on trotlines baited with perch.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 82-86 degrees; 0.06 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon topwaters and shallow running crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on shad and minnows. Yellow catfish are fair on perch.

PROCTOR: Water stained; 80-84 degrees; 1.02 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits and small spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs and white crankbaits. White bass are fair on pet spoons and minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on goldfish, shrimp, and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 83-87 degrees; 0.34 feet high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and watermelon spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on live bait and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE HOLLOW: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 0.11 feet high. Black bass are good on chartreuse/black soft plastic worms and white spinnerbaits. White bass are good on white Li’l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water stained; 81-85 degrees; 0.03 feet low. 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 fair on watermelon soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails. Hybrid striper are good on live bait. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water stained; 81-85 degrees; 1.82 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits and soft plastic worms and lizards. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are fair on frozen shrimp, liver, and live bait.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water lightly stained; 76-80 degrees; 1.02 feet low. Black bass are fair on topwaters, shakyhead worms and Texas rig worms on docks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad

BOB SANDLIN: Water lightly stained; 75-80 degrees; 1.25 feet low. Black bass are good on topwaters, hollow body frogs, and white buzzbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs, minnows and topwaters. Catfish are good on punch bait and stink bait.

BONHAM: Water lightly stained; 76-79 degrees; 2.38 feet low. Black bass are good on topwaters, shallow crankbaits, jigs and Texas rig soft plastics. Crappie are good on brush piles with jigs. Catfish are good on cut bait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water lightly stained, 75-79 degrees: 0.80 feet high. Black bass are good on Megabass S Crank 1.2 in sexy french pearl and white buzzbaits as well as Texas rigged Zoom Speed Craws in sungill or green pumpkin with claws dipped in chartreuse. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and trotlines.

CADDO: Water stained to muddy; 78-82 degrees; 0.40 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, black buzzbaits, shad pattern swim jigs and hollow body frogs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

CEDAR CREEK: Water lightly stained; 75-79 degrees; 1.35 feet low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, topwaters and spinnerbaits near shallow cover and docks White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

COOPER: Water stained to muddy; 2.56 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 lightly stained; 76-80 degrees; 2.03 feet low. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits, white buzzbaits and Texas rigged craws near shallow cover. White and yellow bass are good on minnows and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

GRAPEVINE: Water lightly stained; 75-79 degrees; 0.63 feet high. Black bass are good on topwaters, spinnerbaits and Texas rigged craws in green pumpkin near shallow cover. White bass and hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

JOE POOL: Water lightly stained; 76-79 degrees; 1.06 feet low. Black bass are fair on topwaters, spinnerbaits and shad pattern swim jigs. White bass are good on minnows and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 77-80 degrees: 0.37 feet high. Black bass are fair on topwaters, hollow body frogs and Texas rigged creature baits. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

LAVON: Water stained; 76-80 degrees: 3.10 feet low. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits, bladed jigs and Texas rigged craws. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and punch bait.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 75-79 degrees; 0.39 feet low. Black bass are fair on soft plastic jerkbaits, shallow crankbaits and topwaters. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

MARTIN CREEK: Water lightly stained; 82-86 degrees; 1.72 feet low. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs, weightless Senkos and Texas rigged trick worms. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on minnows and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water stained; 81-86 degrees; 0.31 feet low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits, hollow body frogs and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water lightly stained; 75-79 degrees; 1.67 feet low. Black bass are fair on topwaters, buzzbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

RAY HUBBARD: Water lightly stained; 76-79 degrees; 1.01 feet low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits, topwaters and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water lightly stained; 75-79 degrees; 0.46 feet low. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits, topwaters and Texas rigged craws. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 75-80 degrees; 0.70 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, spinnerbaits and topwaters. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 76-80 degrees; 2.13 feet low. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs, black buzzbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

TEXOMA: Water stained; 75-79 degrees; 0.13 feet high. Black bass are good on topwaters, weightless Flukes and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Striped bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

WEATHERFORD: Water lightly stained; 0.42 feet low. No report available.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained; 4.40 feet high. No report available.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water murky; 83-87 degrees; 17.91 feet low. Black bass are good on Zara spooks and watermelon soft plastic worms. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits and striper jigs. White bass are slow. Catfish are fair on shrimp 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.

BRAUNIG: Water murky. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms in reeds and near the jetty and dam. Striped bass are fair on silver and gold spoons and marble spinnerbaits near the dam. Redfish are fair on perch, shad, tilapia, and silver spoons. Channel catfish are good on liver, shrimp, and cut bait near the intake. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait.

CALAVERAS: Water murky. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits around reed beds. Striped bass are fair on spoons and jigs near the dam, and on chicken livers and shad along the shoreline. Redfish are good on perch and tilapia near the dam. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water stained; 82-86 degrees; 18.82 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits and topwaters off points. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLETO CREEK: Water murky; 93 degrees at the hot water discharge, 78 degrees in main lake; 1.83 feet low. Black bass to 6 pounds are good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits in 8-10 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows and green tube jigs near Coletoville Bridge in 8-12 feet. Tilapia are slow. Channel and blue catfish to 6 pounds are fair on live perch and soap bait in 8-12 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 83-87 degrees; 30.08 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon/white crankbaits and topwaters. Striped bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on cut bait and 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 stained; 81-85 degrees; 0.39 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water stained. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on liver, shrimp, and nightcrawlers.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 80-84 degrees; 0.10 feet low. Black bass to 5 pounds are fair on watermelon Senko worms. Crappie are fair on live minnows near stumps early and late. Bream are fair on live worms off piers and around stumps. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with shad and perch.

LIVINGSTON: Water stained; 82-86 degrees; 0.13 feet high. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits and perch colored crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on Zara spooks and chartreuse Rat-L-Traps. White bass are good on pet spoons, hellbenders, and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water stained; 80-84 degrees; 2.31 feet low. Black bass are fair on tequila sunrise soft plastic worms and lizards, and on perch colored topwaters early. White bass are fair on minnows and white Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Bream are good on nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on live bait, shrimp, and stinkbait.

STEINHAGEN: 1.57 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water stained; 81-85 degrees; 4.06 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms, flukes and topwaters early and late. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on pet spoons. Crappie are good on minnows over baited holes. Bream are good on nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: 30.95 feet low. No report available.

MACKENZIE: 73.02 feet low. No report available.

MEREDITH: 60.08 feet low. No report available.

PALO DURO: 55.71 feet low. No report available.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water clear main lake to stained up river; 76 degrees; 2.8 feet low. Black bass are slow to fair on small crankbaits, spoons, 7- and 10-inch Power Worms and watermelon red Baby Brush Hogs (throw a black buzzbait early and on cloudy days). Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on jug lines baited with gold-fish, perch and minnows.

ARROWHEAD: Water fairly clear; 85-89 degrees; 0.58 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on buzzbaits early, midday switching to squarebill crankbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are good on worms and stinkbait.

COLORADO CITY: 20.92 feet low. No report available.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water murky; 84-88 degrees; 0.21 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, jigs and chatterbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 85-90 degrees; 1.7 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 jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and live shad.

NASWORTHY: 84-89 degrees; 1.31 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on shallow running crankbaits, 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; 10.56 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, drop shot 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; 86-90 degrees; 35.26 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on Zara Spooks early, midday switching to Carolina rigs, 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; 0.04 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on DD22s, drop shot rigs, Texas rigs 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: 54.5 feet low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 0.18 feet low. No report available.

SWEETWATER: Water off color; 83-89 degrees; 23.51 feet low. No report available.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 84-89 degrees; 19.23 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 in the marsh on small topwaters. Flounder are good on jigs tipped with shrimp.

SOUTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad. Trout are good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters. Flounder are fair at the mouths of the bayous on a falling tide.

BOLIVAR: Trout are fair along the south shoreline on topwaters. Trout, black drum, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass. A few birds are beginning to work over trout.

TRINITY BAY: Trout are fair to good under birds on soft plastics. Redfish are fair in the marsh on mullet and crabs.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout and large Gulf trout are good for drifters working deep shell on plastics and fresh shrimp. Redfish are good in the marsh and out the mouths of drains on the falling tide.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Sand trout are fair to good in the surf and around San Luis Pass on live shrimp and topwaters. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs.

TEXAS CITY: Redfish are fair to good in Moses Lake on crabs and shrimp. Gulf trout are good in the channel on fresh shrimp. Bull redfish are good off the end of the dike on crabs and mullet.

FREEPORT: Redfish are fair to good on the reefs in Christmas Bay and Bastrop Bay on shrimp. Bull redfish are fair to good around Surfside and at the Quintana jetty on crabs, shrimp and mullet.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are good for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Trout are fair on the shorelines on small topwaters and dark plastics. Flounder are fair on the shorelines on Gulps.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish and black drum are fair on live shrimp in Oyster Lake, Crab Lake and at Shell Island. Redfish are good while wading the south shoreline on live bait.

PORT O’CONNOR: Redfish are good in the back lakes on shrimp and mullet. Bull redfish are good at the jetty on crabs, mullet and shad. Trout are fair on plastics around shell in San Antonio Bay.

ROCKPORT: Redfish are good on mullet on the Estes Flats and around Mud Island. Bull redfish are good in the Lydia Ann Channel on mullet.

PORT ARANSAS: Trout are good on the flats while wading with topwaters. Redfish are fair at East Flats on topwaters and Gulps. Bull redfish are good at the jetty and on the beachfront on natural baits.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Redfish are good on the beachfront on mullet and shrimp. Trout are fair for waders working mud and grass on small topwaters and Corkies.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are good on topwaters and plum plastics around rocks and grass. Redfish are fair to good in knee-deep water on small Super Spooks, She Pups and SkitterWalks. Trout are fair to good on plastics under rattling corks at Rocky Slough.

PORT MANSFIELD: Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on topwaters and soft plastics under a popping cork. Trout are fair to good for waders over sand and grass on topwaters.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout, redfish and snook are fair to good in South Bay and on the flats adjacent to the channel. Redfish are fair to good on the beachfront and at the jetties on mullet and crabs.

PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are fair to good while drifting sand and grass flats on live shrimp, DOA Shrimp and Gulps under popping corks. Trout and redfish are fair to good at Laguna Vista on small topwaters and soft plastics under rattling corks.

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