Texas Fishing Report, December 19, 2013

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ATHENS — Water clear; 46–50 degrees; 1.52’ low. Black bass are slow on shaky heads with green pumpkin finesse worms and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are fair on white jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and minnows.

BOB SANDLIN — Water clear; 47–50 degrees; 5.56’ low. Black bass are slow on Rat–L–Traps and weightless wacky worms. Crappie are fair on minnow. White bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

*CADDO — Water stained; 48–51 degrees; 0.98’ high. Black bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps. White and yellow bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake.

CEDAR CREEK — Water clear; 44–49 degrees; 4.50’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are slow on slabs. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnow. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.

FORK — Water clear; 46–49 degrees; 5.47’ low. Black bass are slow on black/blue flipping jigs. Yellow bass and white bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

*LAKE O’ THE PINES — Water lightly stained; 48–51; degrees; 0.04’ high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, Rat–L–Traps and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake.

LIVINGSTON — Water murky; 62–68 degrees; 0.33’ high. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are fair on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

MONTICELLO — Water fairly clear; 57–60 degrees; 0.40’ high. Black bass are fair on flipping jigs and creature baits around shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

PALESTINE — Water clear; 45–49 degrees; 0.43’ high. Black bass are good on shakyheads. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS — Water lightly stained; 46–50 degrees; 7.85’ low. Black bass are slow on deep crankbaits and Carolina rigs. White bass are slow on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are slow on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

SAM RAYBURN — Water murky; 62–66 degrees; 4.83’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon red and watermelon gold soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and chartreuse spoons. Crappie are slow. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on stinkbait, frozen shrimp, and liver.

TOLEDO BEND — Water murky; 63–67 degrees; 3.75’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse blue and chartreuse green soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs over brush piles. Bream are fair on worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers, shrimp, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

*WRIGHT PATMAN — Water lightly stained; 50–53 degrees; 5.23’ high. Black bass are slow on black/blue jigs and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake.

 

*Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake. See:http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/possession-and-transport-of-exotic-aquatic-species .