Texas Fishing Report: Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, September 26

Published on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 21:25 - Written by

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water clear, 80-84 degrees; 4.33’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on cut shad and trotlines.

BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 82-85 degrees; 7.02’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits and craws. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut bait.

CADDO: Water stained; 80-85 degrees; 0.70’ low. Black bass are slow on smaller flipping jigs in black/blue. White and yellow bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

CEDAR CREEK: Water clear; 80-84 degrees; 6.33’ low. Black bass are good on swim jigs and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on topwater. Crappie are good on minnows on brush piles. Catfish are good on trotlines.

COOPER: Water clear; 80-83 degrees; 12.01’ low. Black bass are slow on nail weighted Flukes and Senkos. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on Sassy Shad and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

FORK: Water clear; 79-84 degrees; 5.79’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws near shallow wood cover. Some fish still being caught deep on Carolina rigs. Yellow bass and white bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows near brush piles. Catfish are good on trotlines and nightcrawlers.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 79-83 degrees; 3.81’ low. Black bass are good on bladed jigs and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on perch and cut shad.

LAVON: Water lightly stained; 81-85 degrees; 11.82’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged soft plastics in green pumpkin. White bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 80-84 degrees; 4.87’ low. Black bass are slow on wacky worms and Senkos. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and perch.

MONTICELLO: Water fairly clear; 82-86 degrees; 0.44’ low. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs and buzzbaits around shallow vegetation. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on cut shad.

PALESTINE: Water clear; 81-84 degrees; 2.02’ low. Black bass are fair on shakyheads and split shot rigs near docks and timber closest to deep water. Crappie are good on chartreuse jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and minnows. White bass are good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on cut bait and prepared bait.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water clear; 78-83 degrees; 9.75’ low. Black bass are fair on topwaters and medium diving crankbaits. White bass are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and Sassy Shad. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are good on cut shad.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 82-86 degrees; 8.54’ low. Black bass are good on black buzzbaits early, later switching to Texas rigged creature and black/blue flipping jigs around shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Striped bass and hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

TEXOMA: Water clear; 79-83 degrees; 3.41’ low. Black bass are slow on topwaters early and late, midday switching to Carolina rigs around rocky points. Striped bass are good on slabs and Sassy Shad. Catfish are good on trotlines and perch.

SOUTHEAST

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 82-86 degrees; 2.23' low. Black bass are very good on bone colored baby Zara Spooks with glitter, poppers, and shad colored crankbaits early and late. Crappie are good on minnows around brush piles. Bream are very good on live worms around stumps near the islands. Channel catfish are good on juglines baited with perch. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water lightly stained; 78-82 degrees; 6.52' low. Black bass are good on redbug soft plastic worms and buzzbaits in 15-25 feet, and on topwaters early and late. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Bream are good on nightcrawlers. Catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.

TOLEDO BEND: Water stained; 78-82 degrees; 4.51' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon/blue flake Finesse and redbug soft plastic worms. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and silver spoons. Crappie are good on live minnows and green tube jigs. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers.

Channel and blue catfish are good on punchbait. Yellow catfish are slow.