Texas Fishing Report, April 10

Published on Thursday, 10 April 2014 00:43 - Written by

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water clear; 59-63 degrees; 0.21 feet high. Black bass are fair on shad pattern shallow crankbaits along the shoreline as well as weightless Senkos. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.

BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 59-64 degrees; 2.14 feet low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged lizards in green pumpkin near shallow cover. Crappie are good on jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

*BRIDGEPORT: Water clear, 57-61 degrees; 21.50 feet low. Black bass are fair on Bahama milk or sunshine gill color Megabass Knuckle 60 crankbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Channel catfish are good on trotlines.

*CADDO: Water stained; 59- 63 degrees; 1.37 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rig creature baits and weightless Senkos. White and yellow bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on cut shad and trotlines.

CEDAR CREEK: Water clear; 58-64 degrees; 3.98 feet low. Black bass are fair on citrus color squarebill crankbaits. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are good on cut shad and trotlines.

FORK: Water clear; 59-64 degrees; 3.82 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged Missile D- Bombs in super bug around shallow stumps. Bed fish being caught on white Zoom Speed Craws. Yellow bass and white bass are good on slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows near bridges. Catfish are slow on rod and reel and cut shad.

*LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 59-64; degrees; 1.59 feet high. Black bass are fair on flipping jigs and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

*LAVON: Water lightly stained; 58-62 degrees; 11.84 feet low. Black bass are slow on sun perch bladed jigs and green pumpkin creature baits. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are slow on jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 68-71 degrees; 0.05 low. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits and weightless soft plastics. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and rod and reel.

MONTICELLO: Water fairly clear; 60-65 degrees; 0.81 feet high. Black bass are good on black and blue flipping jigs and Texas rigged green pumpkin creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers.

PALESTINE: Water clear; 57-62 degrees; 0.86 feet high. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin wacky worms. Crappie are fair on jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are good on jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 58-62 degrees; 7.48 feet low. Black bass are slow on medium and deep diving crankbaits. White bass are good on jigs and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 58-62 degrees; 9.77 feet low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin creature baits. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Striped bass and hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are slow on cut shad. Please call ahead to verify access at ramp of your choice. Lake access is severely limited due to low water.

*TEXOMA: Water clear; 57-60 degrees; 8.59 feet low. Black bass are slow on shakyheads and Texas rigged worms near floating docks. Crappie are good on chartreuse jigs. Striped bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad and trotlines.

SOUTHEAST

SAM RAYBURN: Water murky; 61-65 degrees; 2.32 feet low. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged watermelon red soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps. White bass are fair on Charlie slabs and silver spoons. Crappie are good on minnows. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on shrimp, live minnows, and stinkbait.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 59-63 degrees; 1.30 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon and watermelon red soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on live bait. White bass are fair on minnows and white spinnerbaits.

Crappie are good on minnows and red tube jigs. Bream are good on worms. Channel and blue catfish are fair on frozen shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good on the Louisiana shoreline on topwaters and Corkies. Flounder are fair on jigs tipped with shrimp around marsh drains. Redfish are good in the marsh.

SOUTH SABINE: Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good around Blue Buck Point on topwaters and live shrimp.

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 around the pocket while wading with Bass Assassins and Tidal Surges. Redfish and black drum are fair on live bait at the spillway and in Red’s Bayou.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair on the south shoreline on MirrOlures and soft plastics. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp. Black drum are fair to good in the Ship Channel on crabs.

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 and croakers. Redfish are good in the back lakes on shrimp and Gulps.

TEXAS CITY: Redfish are fair to good in Moses Lake on shrimp. Black drum are fair on shrimp on reefs on live shrimp.

FREEPORT: Black drum are fair at San Luis Pass on live bait. Sand trout, trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair to good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay and at the jetties.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair for drifters in the back lakes on live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Redfish are fair to good on the edge of Oyster Lake on shrimp and crabs. Black drum and redfish are fair to good at the jetty on crabs.

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are fair on soft plastics over sand and grass near Grass Island. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp. Trout and redfish are good at the jetty on mullet.

ROCKPORT: Trout are fair to good in the cuts on free-lined shrimp. Black drum are good in the Lydia Ann Channel on crabs. Redfish are fair to good on the Estes Flats on mullet and crabs.

PORT ARANSAS: Redfish are fair to good at East Flats on gold spoons and Gulps. Black drum are good in the deep channels on crabs and finger mullet.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Black drum and redfish are fair to good in the Packery Channel on crabs and finger mullet. Sheepshead are good on shrimp around rocks and reefs.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are fair to good in sand and grass guts on Bass Assassins, Gamblers and Corkies. Black drum are good in the Land Cut on crabs.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are fair to good on soft plastics around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on Gulps and scented baits. Black drum and redfish are good on crabs at East Cut.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout are fair around the spoil islands, channel edges and color changes on DOA Shrimp, Gulps and live shrimp. Black drum, sheepshead and redfish are fair at the jetty on shrimp.

PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are fair to good on the flats on soft plastics and Gulps. Redfish are fair in South Bay on DOA Shrimp and live shrimp.