- Associated Press - Thursday, January 25, 2018

The weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Jan. 24 and also available on the internet at http://www.txfishing.com

CENTRAL

AUSTIN: Water stained; 49-56 degrees; 0.82 feet low. Black bass are slow. Sunfish are fair on cut nightcrawlers. Catfish are fair to good on live and cut bait.

BASTROP: Water stained; 58-62 degrees. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/white soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait, chicken livers, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water stained; 57-61 degrees; 3.23 feet low. Black bass are fair on perch colored Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.



BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 56-60 degrees; 3.48 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits, jigs, crankbaits, and soft plastics off points in coves. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water stained; 57-61 degrees; 4.58 feet low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged watermelon Scoundrel worms and blue back Fat Free Shads along points in 10-25 feet. Striped bass are good drifting live shad. White bass are fair jigging Tiny Traps and blade baits along main lake points. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE: Water stained; 59-63 degrees; 3.68 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon red Brush Hogs and tubes on jigheads in 10-20 feet along bluffs. Striped bass are fair jigging Pirk Minnows. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water stained; 55-59 degrees; 2.56 feet low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait and hot dogs. 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 fair on stinkbait and shrimp over baited holes.

GRANBURY: Water stained; 57-61 degrees; 0.43 feet low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on shrimp, stinkbait, and hot dogs.

GRANGER: Water stained; 58-62 degrees; 0.42 feet high. Black bass are fair on watermelon/white soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are fair on prepared stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 57-61 degrees; 0.69 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Snag Proof jigs and green pumpkin tubes along docks and seawalls. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on silver Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and worms. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 55-59 degrees; 1.96 feet low. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 57-61 degrees; 2.88 feet low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on frozen shad and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 58-62 degrees; 0.12 feet high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE HOLLOW: Water murky; 57-61 degrees; 3.93 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps and crankbaits. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water stained; 56-60 degrees; 11.89 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits, black worms, and smoke grubs. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and chrome spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water murky. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on frozen shrimp and frozen shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water stained; 57-61 degrees; 4.63 feet low. Black bass are fair on perch colored Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on silver slabs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are fair on shrimp, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water lightly stained; 42-45 degrees; 0.17 feet high. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits, football jigs and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.

BENBROOK: Water stained; 40-44 degrees; 1.96 feet low. Black bass are slow on lipless crankbaits, shakyhead worms and suspending jerkbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BOB SANDLIN: Water lightly stained; 43-46 degrees; 0.15 feet low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, bladed jigs and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water stained; 40-43 degrees; 1.03 feet low. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, suspending jerkbaits, and soft jerkbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are slow along creek channel with cut shad.

BRIDGEPORT: Water clear, 39-43 degrees: 4.14 feet low. Black bass are fair on shakyhead worms, drop shot worms and medium crankbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

CADDO: Water stained; 43-46 degrees; 0.80 feet high. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, Texas rigged craws, and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

CEDAR CREEK: Water lightly stained; 40-44 degrees; 2.00 feet low. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits, soft jerkbaits and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs.

COOPER: Water stained; 51-58 degrees; 1.61 feet low. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, spinnerbaits and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are fair on white jigs. Hybrid striper and white bass are fair on slabs.

EAGLE MOUNTAIN: Water lightly stained; 40-43 degrees; 1.68 low. Black bass are fair on soft jerkbaits, suspending jerkbaits and shakyhead worms. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

FAIRFIELD: Water fairly clear. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, shallow crankbaits and spinnerbaits. No report on other species.

FORK: Water stained; 42-46 degrees; 1.15 feet low. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, suspending jerkbaits, and black and blue flipping jigs near timber along channel swings. White and yellow bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

GRAPEVINE: Water lightly stained; 39-43 degrees; 0.64 feet low. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged worms, suspending jerkbaits, and lipless crankbaits. White bass and hybrid bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

JOE POOL: Water lightly stained; 40-44 degrees; 0.84 feet low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, suspending jerkbaits and lipless crankbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 44-47 degrees: 1.12 feet high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

LAVON: Water stained; 41-45 degrees: 2.67 feet low. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, shakyhead worms and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 39-43 degrees; 1.61 feet low. Black bass are slow on weightless Senkos, suspending jerkbaits and lipless crankbaits. White bass are slow on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water lightly stained; 87-93 degrees; 2.62 feet low. Black bass are good on swim jigs, shallow crankbaits and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water stained; 46-51 degrees; 2.66 feet low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, black and blue jigs and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water lightly stained; 40-44 degrees; 0.04 feet high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, shakyheads and finesse jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water lightly stained; 40-43 degrees; 1.00 feet low. Black bass are slow on football jigs, lipless crankbaits and shakyhead worms. Crappie are fair on white jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water lightly stained; 39-44 degrees; 1.40 feet low. Black bass are slow on lipless crankbaits, suspending jerkbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are slow on jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 39-43 degrees; 2.88 feet low. Black bass are fair on finesse jigs, suspending jerkbaits and lipless crankbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 41-45 degrees; 0.76 feet low. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, flipping jigs and bladed jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TEXOMA: Water lightly stained; 39-43 degrees; 0.65 feet low. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits, spinnerbaits and shakyhead worms. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Striped bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

WEATHERFORD: Water lightly stained; 40-44 degrees; 2.36 feet low. Black bass are slow on Senkos, Texas rigged worms and suspending jerkbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained; 41-45 degrees; 3.45 feet high. Black bass are fair on black and blue jigs, bladed jigs and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water murky; 60-64 degrees; 23.28 feet low. Black bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps, spinnerbaits, and soft plastics in 18-25 feet. Striped bass are fair on jigging spoons. White bass are fair on jigging spoons and spinnerbaits. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines 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 murky. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on live shad and silver jigging spoons. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are fair on liver, frozen shrimp, and cut shad. Blue catfish are slow.

CALAVERAS: Water murky. Black bass are fair on small crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Redfish are fair on live perch and shad. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water stained; 59-63 degrees; 24.67 feet low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastic worms in heavy grass in 12-20 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on punchbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLETO CREEK: Water clear; 88 degrees at the hot water discharge, 60 degrees in main lake; 1.17 feet low. Black bass are fair soft plastics in 8-10 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Tilapia are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

CORPUS CHRISTI LAKE: Water off color; 45-53 degrees; 0.12 feet low. Black bass are on Rat-L-Traps and shakyheads. White bass are fair on tail spinners. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

FALCON: Water murky; 59-63 degrees; 17.56 feet low. Black bass are fair on football jigs, large soft plastic worms, 7-inch Carolina rigged Senkos, and slow rolling spinnerbaits in 14-18 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cut bait and doughbait. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.

TEXANA: Water stained; 44-53 degrees; 1.95 feet low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

SOUTHEAST

CONROE: Water stained; 56-60 degrees; 0.15 feet high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are slow.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water stained. Black bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and watermelon tube jigs. Catfish are fair on live bait and frozen shrimp.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 53-57 degrees; 0.09 feet high. Black bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water stained; 58-62 degrees; 0.34 feet high. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows in creeks. Blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water stained; 57-61 degrees; 2.75 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and blue/white tube jigs. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and minnows.

STEINHAGEN: 1.54 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water stained; 56-60 degrees; 4.09 feet low. Black bass are fair on soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: Water off color; 37-43 degrees; 32.32 feet low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow to fair on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

MACKENZIE: 74.21 feet low. Black bass are slow. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers. No reports on crappie.

MEREDITH: Water fairly clear; 34-45 degrees; 47.6 feet low. No reports on black bass. No reports of smallmouth bass or walleye. Bream and channel catfish are being caught in limited numbers.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water clear main lake, stained upriver; 44-51 degrees; 5.66 feet low. Black bass are slow on crankbaits and spoons. Crappie and bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow on live punch bait and live worms.

ARROWHEAD: Water fairly clear; 41-49 degrees; 2.55 feet low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow to fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

COLORADO CITY: 15.46 feet low. After a period of drought, this lake caught water and boating is now allowed. However, it is not currently recommended for fishing due to severe golden alga blooms.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water off color; 42-48 degrees; 1.87 feet low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 41-49 degrees; 3.12 feet low. Black bass are slow. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait.

NASWORTHY: 43-48 degrees; 1.37 feet low. No reports on black bass. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair on live bait.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 41-47 degrees; 10.73 feet low. Black bass slow on Texas rigs. Crappie are slow on live minnows. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait.

O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 41-52 degrees; 37.82 feet low. No reports on black bass. Crappie are slow on live minnows. Catfish are fair on live bait.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water off color; 39-46 degrees; 1.38 feet low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are slow to fair on live minnow. White bass are fair on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on live and cut bait.

SPENCE: 51.17 feet low. Catfish are fair on live bream, cut bait and nightcrawlers.

STAMFORD: Water stained; 38-49 degrees; 0.57 feet low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigs. Crappie are slow on live minnows. White bass are fair on live bait. Blue catfish are fair on cut and live bait.

SWEETWATER: Water off color; 39-45 degrees; 24.34 feet low. This lake is currently experiencing a fish kill due to golden alga. Biologists are monitoring the situation and will post updates as they become available.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 38-46 degrees; 21.56 feet low. Black bass are slow. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair on cheese bait.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Trout and redfish are fair while drifting mud and shell. Trout are fair to good for waders 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 for drifters working clam shell on the east shoreline on Bass Assassins, Down South Lures and Bull Minnows. 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 to good in 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: Black drum and redfish are fair to good in the holes in Moses Lake. Low tides have forced many fish to deep channels.

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. Redfish are fair to good at the mouths of drains on Gulps and shrimp.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair for drifters on Down South Lures and Bass Assassins over scattered shell. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal and at the mouths of drains on Gulps and jigs tipped with shrimp.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Redfish are fair to good on the south shoreline in the guts and bayous. Trout are fair on shell on soft plastics and finger mullet.

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are fair on Corkies over soft mud in waist-deep water in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair at the mouths of the back lakes on Corkies. Redfish are good at the mouths of drains.

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

PORT ARANSAS: Redfish are fair to good on the ledges of the channel on mullet. Sand trout are good on shrimp in the channel.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Redfish are good in the Humble Channel on crabs and table shrimp. Trout are fair to good on the edge of the flats on live shrimp, Gulps and DOA Shrimp.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are fair to good in mud and grass on Corkies and Soft-Dines. Trout are fair to good in the guts along the King Ranch shoreline on Corkies. Redfish are fair around spoils on live bait.

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: Trout are fair on the edge of the flats on soft plastics under popping corks. Redfish are good in the holes and guts on Gulps and scented baits.

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