- Associated Press - Friday, October 5, 2018

The weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Oct. 3 and also available on the internet at http://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

AUSTIN: Water lightly stained; 72-78 degrees; 0.77 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on chrome Rat-L-Traps, Texas rigs and jigs. Sunfish are fair on cut nightcrawlers and corn. Catfish are fair to good nightcrawlers.

BASTROP: Water stained; 87-91 degrees. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, liver, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water stained; 85-89 degrees; 4.85 feet low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps near banks. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows in 30 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on hot dogs, stinkbait, and shrimp. Yellow catfish are good on live perch and live shad.



BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 85-89 degrees; 7.46 feet low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastic worms and topwaters near the docks and over brush piles. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies off lighted docks at night. Crappie are good on Li’l Fishies and minnows over brush piles in 10-18 feet, and off lighted docks at night. Channel catfish are good on cut bait and nightcrawlers over baited holes. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch.

BUCHANAN: Water stained; 85-89 degrees; 6.21 feet low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics, Pop-R’s, and shad flukes along deeper creek points and ledges in 6-15 feet at daylight. Striped bass are fair on plastic swim baits on the surface at first light, and drifting or free lining live bait near the dam. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on chartreuse crappie jigs and live minnows. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp. Yellow and blue catfish are good on rod/reel, juglines and trotlines baited with goldfish and perch upriver.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 85-89 degrees; 2.19 feet low. 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 fair on juglines and trotlines upriver.

COLEMAN: Water stained; 86-90 degrees; 4.76 feet low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are fair on shad colored swim baits, Zara Spooks, and Carolina rigged soft plastics in 14-18 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cut shad.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 86-90 degrees; 0.10 feet high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow.

GRANGER: Water stained; 85-89 degrees; 1.56 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 87-91 degrees; 0.72 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on blue flake Whacky Sticks, black/blue jigs, and Texas rigged Big Pigs in 5-12 feet early. Striped bass are good on Li’l Fishies at night. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies at night. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, liver, and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with goldfish and perch.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 87-91 degrees; 1.56 feet low. Black bass are fair on crappie jigs and shallow running crankbaits near Crappie Point. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and watermelon tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and shad. Blue catfish are fair on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 87-91 degrees; 6.37 feet low. Black bass are fair on perch colored crankbaits. Striped bass are good on silver spoons. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 88-92 degrees; 1.72 feet low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin Rat-L-Traps and crappie jigs. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Perch are fair on worms. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cut shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE HOLLOW: Water murky; 86-90 degrees; 7.95 feet low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastic worms. White bass are good on pet spoons and slabs. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 22.11 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 chartreuse Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on pet spoons and Charlie slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water stained; 85-89 degrees; 3.90 feet low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are slow.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water clear; 77-80 degrees; 1.48 feet low. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs, Carolina rigged lizards and topwater poppers. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

BENBROOK: Water lightly stained; 77-81 degrees; 3.87 feet low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws, shakyhead worms and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BOB SANDLIN: Water lightly stained; 76-80 degrees; 0.49 feet low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, hollow body frogs and white buzzbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water stained to muddy; 76-79 degrees; 0.21 feet high. Black bass are slow on crankbaits, topwaters, and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are slow on brush piles on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BRIDGEPORT: Water clear; 75-79 degrees: 6.13 feet low. Black bass are good on Texas craws, topwater poppers and shad pattern squarebill crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

CADDO: Water lightly stained; 78-81 degrees; 0.01 feet high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, hollow body frogs and buzz frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

CEDAR CREEK: Water lightly stained; 76-79 degrees, 1.94 feet low. Black bass are good on shakyhead worms and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters.

COOPER: Water stained; 80-88 degrees; 1.00 feet low. Black bass are fair on buzzbaits, shallow crankbaits and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper and white bass are fair on slabs.

EAGLE MOUNTAIN: Water lightly stained; 77-80 degrees; 1.04 feet low. Black bass are good on medium crankbaits, shakyhead worms, and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

FAIRFIELD: Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, bladed jigs and weightless Senkos. No report on other species.

FORK: Water lightly stained; 76-79 degrees; 1.87 feet low. Black bass are slow on Carolina rigged creature baits, shallow crankbaits, and football jigs. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs on brush piles. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

GRAPEVINE: Water lightly stained to stained; 77-80 degrees; 1.23 feet high. Black bass are slow on squarebill crankbaits, Texas rigged craws and white buzzbaits. White bass and hybrid bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

JOE POOL: Water stained; 77-81 degrees; 0.89 feet high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, Texas rigged craws and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 78-81 degrees: 0.91 feet low. Black bass are fair on weightless Senkos, bladed jigs and buzzbaits. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

LAVON: Water stained; 77-80 degrees: 1.32 feet high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged creature baits, black buzzbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained to stained; 76-79 degrees; 1.64 feet high. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits, bladed jigs and topwaters. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water lightly stained; 84-90 degrees; 3.12 feet low. Black bass are slow on topwaters, swim jigs and hollow body frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water stained; 78-81 degrees; 3.12 feet low. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits, Texas rigged craws and shakeyhead worms. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

PALESTINE: Water lightly stained; 76-79 degrees; 1.93 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, topwaters and shakyhead worms. Crappie are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water lightly stained to stained; 78-80 degrees; 0.07 feet low. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits, bladed jigs and buzzbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

RAY ROBERTS: Water lightly stained to stained: 76-79 degrees; 1.92 feet high. Black bass are slow on Carolina rigged creature baits, football jigs and squarebill crankbaits. White bass are good on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 77-79 degrees; 1.63 feet low. Black bass are fair on shakyhead worms, shallow crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 76-80 degrees; 0.12 feet low. Black bass are fair on buzzbaits, bladed jigs and Texas rigged craws. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TEXOMA: Water lightly stained to stained; 75-79 degrees; 3.45 feet high. Black bass are slow on shakyhead worms, bladed jigs and squarebill crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Striped bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

WEATHERFORD: Water lightly stained; 77-80 degrees; 3.15 feet low. Black bass are slow on shakyhead worms, Texas rigged craws and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained to muddy; 78-81 degrees; 4.27 feet high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged creature baits, bladed jigs and hollow body frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water murky; 84-88 degrees; 32.67 feet low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow. 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 fair on liver and shad off points near the pier. Redfish are fair on perch, shad, and silver spoons. Channel catfish are very good on liver, shrimp, cut bait, and cheesebait near the dam. Blue catfish are slow.

CALAVERAS: Water murky. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are good on spoons and striper jigs near the dam and the crappie wall in 15-20 feet. Redfish are fair on crawfish and tilapia along the shoreline. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water stained; 83-87 degrees; 20.33 feet low. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLETO CREEK: Water clear; 105 degrees at the hot water discharge, 84-88 degrees in main lake; 1.00 feet low. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

CORPUS CHRISTI LAKE: Water off color; 78-83 degrees; 0.41 feet high. Black bass are fair to good on shad pattern crankbaits, Texas rigs and jigs. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and live shad.

FALCON: Water murky; 86-90 degrees; 28.24 feet low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. 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; 77-84 degrees; 1.07 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on drop shot rigs, Texas rigs, jigs and weightless flukes. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

SOUTHEAST

CONROE: Water stained; 87-91 degrees; 1.69 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse and watermelon red Carolina rigged soft plastics, Senkos, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water stained. Black bass are good on green pumpkin Carolina rigged soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and live perch.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 82-86 degrees; 1.27 feet low. Black bass to 7 pounds are good on watermelon Senkos. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on live minnows. Bream are good on live worms near the islands. Channel and blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water stained; 87-91 degrees; 0.80 feet high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on shad. White bass are good on troll tubes and pet spoons. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water stained; 86-90 degrees; 2.84 feet low. Black bass are good on bone topwaters and watermelon soft plastic worms. White bass are fair on spoons over humps. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait and nightcrawlers.

STEINHAGEN: 0.22 feet low. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water stained; 85-89 degrees; 3.79 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse topwaters and redbug soft plastic worms early and late. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on pet spoons. Crappie are slow. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers in 5-10 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with shrimp and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: Water off color; 67-73 degrees; 36.2 feet low. Black bass are fair on wacky rigs, Texas rigs and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

MACKENZIE: Water stained; 65-73 degrees; 77.6 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on finesse jigs, Texas rigs and drop shot rigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs around structure. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

MEREDITH: Water fairly clear; 69-75 degrees; 50.78 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 up the river; 72 degrees main lake, 77 up the creeks; 7.9 feet low. Black bass are fair on spoons, topwater baits early, Texas rigged 7-inch Power Worms and Z-Man TRDs. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow.

ARROWHEAD: Water fairly clear; 71-77 degrees; 3.26 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on drop shot rigs, Texas rigs and chatterbaits. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.

COLORADO CITY: Water fairly clear; 71-76 degrees; 19.35 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and crankbaits. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water off color; 68-75 degrees; 3.24 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on chatterbaits, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows around deeper structure. Catfish are good on live and cut bait.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water stained; 73-78 degrees; 5.96 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, chrome Rat-L-Traps and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on live and cut bait.

NASWORTHY: 72-77 degrees; 1.48 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, crankbaits and shakyheads. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on live bait and nightcrawlers.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 71-76 degrees; 1.88 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, squarebill crankbaits and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on live and cut bait.

O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 73-77 degrees; 42.78 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, Senkos and Rapala DT10s. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are good on cut and live bait.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water fairly clear; 72-78 degrees; 0.11 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on drop shot rigs, shakyheads, chrome/black Rat-L-Traps and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs around structure. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are good on live and cut bait.

SPENCE: 50.45 feet low. No report on black bass. No report on crappie. Catfish are fair on live bait, cut bait and nightcrawlers.

STAMFORD: Water stained to muddy; 72-77 degrees; 1 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, drop shot rigs and chatterbaits. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and live minnows around structure. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Blue catfish are fair to good on cut and live bait.

SWEETWATER: Water off color; 71-77 degrees; 24.29 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; 72-78 degrees; 24.41 feet low. Black bass are fair on chrome/black Rat-L-Traps, Texas rigs and squarebill crankbaits. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good under the birds when the wind allows on soft plastics and good in the river on live shad. Redfish are good in the marsh on small topwaters.

SOUTH SABINE: Bull redfish are good at the jetty on crabs. Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Redfish are good around birds and slicks on soft plastics.

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

TRINITY BAY: Trout are fair for drifters working pods of shad and mullet in the middle of the bay. Redfish are good at the spillway on crabs and mullet.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on topwaters and soft plastics. 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 topwaters and Corkies. Bull redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs.

TEXAS CITY: Redfish are good in Moses Lake on live shrimp and mullet. Large sand trout are good in the channel on fresh shrimp. Flounder are fair on Chicken Boy Lures.

FREEPORT: Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs. Bull redfish are good in Cold Pass and 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 good while drifting the east end of the bay on live shrimp under a popping cork and Gulps. Redfish are good in Boggy Lake on live shrimp.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Redfish are good in Oyster Lake on shrimp. Trout are fair along the south shoreline on live shrimp while fishing the reefs.

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are fair on topwaters over soft mud in waist-deep water in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp and topwaters. Bull redfish are good at the jetty on live shrimp fished on the bottom. Tarpon are showing around the jetty.

ROCKPORT: Trout are good on topwaters along the south shoreline. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good on the Estes Flats on mullet and shrimp.

PORT ARANSAS: Bull redfish are good at the jetty on crabs and finger mullet. Redfish are fair to good on the East Flats on topwaters and Gulps.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Redfish are fair to good around Shamrock Cove on small topwaters and spoons. Redfish are good in the Humble Channel on crabs and shrimp.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are fair to good in mud and grass on topwaters and Gulps under rattling corks. Redfish are good in the Land Cut on natural baits. Flounder are fair to good on the edge of the channel on Gulps.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are fair to good on topwaters around sand and grass holes. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes and sight-casting to the shallows. Bull redfish are good at East Cut on mullet and crabs.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout and redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on DOA Shrimp and Gulps. Tarpon and redfish are good at the jetty on live shad and crabs.

PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are fair to good in South Bay on live shrimp. Redfish are good on the flats on Gulps under rattling corks. Flounder are fair to good on the edge of the channel on Gulps and jigs tipped with shrimp.

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