- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for June 19 and also available on the internet at http://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

AUSTIN: Water stained; 76-83 degrees; 0.73 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters, Trick Worms on a shakyhead, Texas rigs Bandit Rat-L-Traps. Sunfish are fair to good on cut nightcrawlers and kernel corn. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and hot dogs.

BASTROP: Water stained; 76-80 degrees. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on live bait and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 75-79 degrees; 1.23 feet high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on slabs under lights at night. Crappie are good on minnows under lights at night. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.



BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 74-78 degrees; 0.48 feet high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are excellent on swimbaits, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits in 2-6 feet. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are excellent on trotlines baited with cheesebait and cut shad. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch and goldfish in 3-10 feet.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 73-77 degrees; 0.01 feet high. Black bass are fair on weightless wacky rigged green pumpkin Whacky Sticks with chartreuse tails, watermelon topwaters, and Bleeding Shad Rat-L-Traps in 5-15 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Pet Spoons and jigging Pirk Minnows in 10-20 feet. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are fair on live bait and cut bait. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE: Water stained; 74-78 degrees; 0.96 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged watermelon Whacky Sticks and pumpkinseed Curb’s Erratic jigs in 6-15 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are slow. Crappie are fair on white tube jigs and live minnows. Channel catfish are fair on live bait. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water stained; 73-77 degrees; 0.13 feet high. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are good on live shad. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 20-35 feet. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water stained. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Carolina rigged soft plastics in 15-25 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and shad in 10-15 feet.

GRANBURY: Water stained; 74-78 degrees; 0.02 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow.

GRANGER: Water murky; 76-80 degrees; 1.25 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs tipped with Berkley Crappie Nibbles in 4-12 feet. Blue catfish are good in shallow flooded grassy areas. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 75-79 degrees; 0.71 feet low. Black bass are fair on Bleeding Shad Rat-L-Traps and weightless green pumpkin wacky rigged Whacky Sticks along break lines of flats early in 4-10 feet. White bass are fair trolling Shad Raps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs in 10 feet. Channel catfish are good on minnows and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch and carp.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water murky; 78-82 degrees; 4.68 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 74-78 degrees; 1.18 feet high. Black bass are fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and watermelon soft plastics. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and shad colored crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 76-80 degrees; 12.36 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; 74-78 degrees; 2.33 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.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 75-79 degrees; 0.08 feet low. Black bass are fair on black/blue soft plastic worms and chartreuse topwaters. Striped bass are fair on slabs. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water stained. Black bass are fair on shad and perch colored spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on shad. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, shad, and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 74-78 degrees; 4.02 feet high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water clear; 80-84 degrees; 0.61 feet high. Black bass are good on weightless Senkos, spinnerbaits and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

BENBROOK: Water stained; 79-83 degrees; 1.99 feet high. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits, topwaters and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BOB SANDLIN: Water stained; 80-84 degrees; 0.11 feet high. Black bass are good on buzz frogs, Flukes and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water lightly stained; 77-81 degrees; 0.14 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, spinnerbaits, and topwater poppers. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

BRIDGEPORT: Water lightly stained to stained; 78-81 degrees: 0.32 feet high. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits, topwaters and shakyhead worms. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

CADDO: Water muddy; 78-83 degrees; 1.65 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, swim jigs and hollow body frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

CEDAR CREEK: Water lightly stained; 80-83 degrees, 0.29 feet high. Black bass are good on topwaters, squarebill crankbaits and shakyhead worms. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters.

COOPER: Water stained; 80-88 degrees; 0.66 feet high. Black bass are fair on buzzbaits, Texas rigged craws and topwaters. Crappie are slow on minnows. Hybrid striper and white bass are good on slabs.

EAGLE MOUNTAIN: Water lightly stained; 79-83 degrees; 0.41 feet high. Black bass are good on football jigs, shakyhead worms and squarebill crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

FAIRFIELD: Water lightly stained. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged creature baits, topwaters and swim jigs. No report on other species.

FORK: Water lightly stained; 80-84 degrees; 0.18 feet high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, football jigs and deep diving crankbaits. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

GRAPEVINE: Water stained to muddy; 79-83 degrees; 14.92 feet high. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits, buzzbaits and Texas rigged creature baits. White bass and hybrid bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines. Call ahead to verify ramps are open (due to high water).

JOE POOL: Water stained; 79-83 degrees; 0.82 feet high. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits, Texas rigged craws and topwaters. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water stained; 81-85 degrees; 9.52 feet high. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs, Texas rigged creature baits and topwaters. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

LAVON: Water stained; 80-84 degrees: 4.18 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, buzzbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

LEWISVILLE: Water stained; 78-83 degrees; 4.76 feet high. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits, Texas rigged creature baits and topwater poppers. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water lightly stained; 80-89 degrees; 0.24 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, Flukes and buzzbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water stained; 80-84 degrees; 2.51 feet low. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs, shakyhead worms and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

PALESTINE: Water lightly stained; 78-82 degrees; 0.89 feet high. Black bass are good on topwater poppers, Texas rigged craws and swim jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water lightly stained; 80-83 degrees; 0.01 feet high. Black bass are fair on medium crankbaits, Texas rigged creature baits and football jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water lightly stained: 80-83 degrees; 3.59 feet high. Black bass are fair on topwaters, squarebill crankbaits and Texas rig craws in flooded cover. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 79-83 degrees; 0.48 feet high. Black bass are slow on topwaters, swim jigs and Texas rigged craws. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 81-84 degrees; 0.77 feet high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws on docks, bladed jigs and hollow body frogs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TEXOMA: Water stained to muddy; 78-81 degrees; 10.94 feet high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, topwaters and Flukes. Crappie are fair on minnows. Striped bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines. Call ahead to verify ramps are open (due to high water).

WEATHERFORD: Water stained; 80-83 degrees; 0.11 feet low. Black bass are fair on shakyhead worms, topwaters, and Texas rigged worms. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained to muddy; 81-85 degrees; 20.21 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, buzz frogs and buzzbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines. Call ahead to verify ramps are open (due to high water).

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water stained; 84-88 degrees; 30.52 feet low. Black bass are very good on topwaters, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are fair on Red Fins, crankbaits, and topwaters. White bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are slow. Catfish are fair on cheesebait, shrimp, and prepared bait over baited holes. Yellow catfish are fair on 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 crankbaits and dark soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. Redfish are fair on perch, shad, and silver spoons. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp, cheesebait, cut bait, and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

CALAVERAS: Water stained. Black bass are fair on dark soft plastic worms and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on spoons and striper jigs. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and shad. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water stained; 79-83 degrees; 14.27 feet low. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on punchbait and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.

COLETO CREEK: Water stained; 78 degrees in the main lake, 100 degrees at the hot water discharge, 67-71 degrees in main lake; 0.12 feet low. Black bass are good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits over grass beds. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs at the Coletoville Bridge in 10-12 feet. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on live perch and cut bait in 8-10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

CORPUS CHRISTI LAKE: Water off color; 79-84 degrees; 0.16 feet high. Black bass are good on Baby Bass 5-inch Senkos, Texas rigs and shad pattern lipless crankbaits. White bass are fair to good on live shad and slabs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and live or dead shad.

FALCON: Water stained; 84-88 degrees; 30.28 feet low. Black bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps, spinnerbaits, and shallow running crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair 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.

TEXANA: Water stained; 79-85 degrees; 0.10 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on split shot rigged watermelon/red flukes, Texas rigs and small swimbaits. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

SOUTHEAST

CONROE: Water stained; 78-82 degrees; 0.84 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Rat-L-Traps and pumpkinseed Texas and Carolina rigged soft plastics and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water stained. Black bass are good on chartreuse/gold flake soft plastics, Rat-L-Traps, and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and liver.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 82-86 degrees; 0.68 feet high. Black bass are good on red shad, purple or watermelon red soft plastic worms, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits in 3-10 feet. Smallmouth bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows in 20 feet. Bream are very good on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are very good on shad and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 0.82 feet high. Black bass are fair on perch colored Rat-L-Traps, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows, hellbenders, and slabs. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are fair on shrimp and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water stained; 81-85 degrees; 3.39 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Bream are good on worms. Catfish are slow.

STEINHAGEN: 0.20 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 0.67 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on white bucktail jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs over baited holes. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: Water off color; 74-83 degrees; 34.87 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged 7-inch Power Worms, Bandit 200s and finesse jigs. Crappie are fair on split shot rigged live minnows. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

MACKENZIE: Water stained; 73-82 degrees; 78.31 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon/red flake Senkos, Texas rigs and white swimjigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.

MEREDITH: Water fairly clear; 72-79 degrees; 46.48 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and crankbaits. No reports on smallmouth bass. There are a few reports of walleye being caught on live bait and artificials. Bream are fair to good on cut nightcrawlers and kernel corn. Channel catfish are good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water clear main lake and 77 degrees, stained up the river and 79 degrees; 0.82 feet low. Black bass are slow on crankbaits and topwater. Crappie are fair at night on minnows. Catfishing are slow on live perch and cut bait.

ARROWHEAD: Water stained; 74-83 degrees; 0.15 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early, Texas rigs and chrome Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.

COLORADO CITY: Water stained; 78-84 degrees; 11.03 feet low. Black bass are fair to good Texas rigged 7-inch blue fleck Power Worms, jigs and medium running crankbaits. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water stained; 75-83 degrees; 0.76 feet high. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigged Yum Dingers, chatterbaits and DT 10s. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows and jigs around deeper structure. Catfish are good on live and cut shad.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water stained; 76-84 degrees; 0.11 feet high. Black bass are fair to good on Zara Spooks early, Texas rigged 7-inch blue fleck worms and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows and jigs around deeper structure. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers, live and cut shad.

NASWORTHY: Water stained; 74-83 degrees; 0.82 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, medium running crankbaits and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and live minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait, live bait and nightcrawlers.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 74-82 degrees; 0.35 feet high. Black bass are fair on Zell Pops, Texas rigs and drop shot rigs. Crappie are fair on split shot rigged live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers, live and cut shad.

O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 74-83 degrees; 7.22 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on Zara Spooks early, Texas rigs and split shot rigged flukes. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are good on cut and live shad.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water fairly clear; 73-81 degrees; 0.13 feet high. Black bass are fair to good on Carolina rigs, drop shot rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on split shot rigged live minnows and jigs around deeper structure. White bass are fair to good on tail spinners and live shad. Striped bass are fair to good on live shad and Sassy Shad. Catfish are good on live or dead shad and nightcrawlers.

SPENCE: Water off color; 74-83 degrees; 32.86 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on Zara Spooks, Senkos, Texas rigs and chatterbaits. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.

STAMFORD: Water stained to murky; 74-82 degrees; 1.55 feet high. Black bass are fair to good on shakyheads, Texas rigged Baby Brush Hogs and squarebills. Crappie are fair to good on split live minnows. White bass are fair on slabs and live shad. Blue catfish are fair on cut and live bait.

SWEETWATER: Water stained; 75-82 degrees; 0.14 feet high. 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. Fish populations have been substantially reduced by the golden alga blooms.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 77-82 degrees; 19.18 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on split shot rigged live minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good in the middle of the lake over rafts of shad. Redfish are fair on jigs tipped with shrimp around marsh drains. Some birds have worked over trout.

SOUTH SABINE: Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good around Lighthouse Cove and around the jetty rocks on topwaters. Redfish are fair to good in the marsh on topwaters.

BOLIVAR: Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on soft plastics and plugs. Black drum and redfish are good at Rollover Pass. Croakers are good on dead shrimp in the channel and around the pass.

TRINITY BAY: Fishing continues to suffer due to freshwater.

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 for drifters working shell on live shrimp. Trout, sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp. Kingfish, ling, red snapper and sharks are good offshore.

TEXAS CITY: Trout are fair on the channel on croakers and live shrimp. Sand trout are fair on fresh shrimp off the piers.

FREEPORT: Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs. Trout and sand trout are good at the jetties on shrimp and DOA Shrimp. Red snapper, kingfish and ling are good offshore.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair to good for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are fair to good around slicks on topwaters and live shrimp.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Redfish are fair to good on the edge of Oyster Lake on shrimp and crabs. Trout are fair on sand and grass on soft plastics and croakers.

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 at the mouths of bayous on the outgoing tide. Trout are fair to good around Pass Cavallo on soft plastics.

ROCKPORT: Trout are fair on free-lined shrimp in the deep channels. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good in the deep guts with low tides.

PORT ARANSAS: Redfish are fair to good at East Flats on shrimp. Redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp. Offshore is good for sharks, ling, red snapper and kingfish.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Redfish are good in the guts on the outgoing tide on Gulps and live shrimp.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are fair in mud and grass on Gamblers and Down South Lures. Trout are fair to good in the Land Cut on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good while drifting with Lil’ Johns and topwaters at Rocky Slough.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are fair on topwaters and soft plastics under corks around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes and sand flats on live shrimp and Gulps. Offshore is good for red snapper and kingfish.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout are fair to good around the spoil islands, channel edges and color changes on DOA Shrimp. Trout and Spanish mackerel are fair at the jetty on live bait.

PORT ISABEL: Snook are fair to good in South Bay on shrimp and DOA Shrimp. Trout and redfish are fair to good at Gas Well Flats on live shrimp and Gulps.

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