Texas Fishing Report, May 15

Published on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 23:42 - Written by

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water clear; 70-74 degrees; 0.18 feet high. Black bass are good on topwaters and small soft plastic swimbaits. Crappie are good on jigs minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 71-74 degrees; 0.84 feet low. Black bass are good on black buzzbaits and topwaters near flooded vegetation. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water stained, 69-74 degrees; 2.19 feet low. Black bass are good on bladed jigs, crankbaits and spinner baits on boat docks and rocky points. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are good on jug lines with cut bait.

*BRIDGEPORT: Water clear, 68-72 degrees; 22.01 feet low. Black bass are good on white splatterback Bandit 200 crankbaits and 1/4oz yellow magic poppers. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Channel catfish are good on trotlines and rod and reel.

*CADDO: Water stained; 70-74 degrees; 1.60 feet high. Black bass are good on Texas rig creature baits in green pumpkin and white buzzbaits. White and yellow bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on cut shad.

CEDAR CREEK: Water clear; 69-73 degrees; 3.14 feet low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws on docks in 3-5 feet of water. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

COOPER: Water clear; 69-74 degrees; 6.87 feet low. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

FAIRFIELD: Fishing has been slow since the fish kill in September of 2010. TPWD has discontinued stocking the lake after another kill in early September 2011. Redfish and black bass survived the kill in limited numbers.

FORK: Water clear; 70-74 degrees; 3.03 feet low. Black bass are good on Strike King 10XDs and soft plastic swimbaits on deep drops. Hollow body frogs effective as well. White and yellow bass good on slabs and small crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on cut shad and trotlines.

GRAPEVINE: Water clear; 69-73 degrees; 10.20 feet low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits and Reaction Innovations Skinny Dippers in sprayed grass color fished slowly around shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

JOE POOL: Water clear; 69-74 degrees; 0.32 feet low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits and topwaters. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

*LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 69-73; degrees; 1.62 feet high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits and small crankbaits. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

LAVON: Water lightly stained; 69-74 degrees; 11.37 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged Missile D Bombs in blue bruiser. White bass are slow on slabs and crankbaits. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

LEWISVILLE: Water clear; 69-73 degrees; 7.64 feet low. Black bass are slow on watermelon candy shakyheads and flick shake worms. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 73-76 degrees; 0.07 high. Black bass are good on topwater poppers. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water fairly clear; 69-75 degrees; 0.50 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged green pumpkin creature baits and finesse jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

PALESTINE: Water clear; 69-72 degrees; 0.49 feet high. Black bass are good on green pumpkin shakyheads and weightless Senkos. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. White bass are good on jigs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

RAY HUBBARD: Water clear; 70-74 degrees; 6.82 feet low. Black bass are good on medium diving crankbaits and shaky heads in watermelon red. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water clear; 69-73 degrees; 8.25 feet low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged green pumpkin soft plastics and Missile D-Bombs in super bug along main lake points. Crappie are good on white jigs and minnows. White bass are good on minnows and topwaters. Catfish are good on cut shad.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 69-72 degrees; 7.73 feet low. Black bass are good on medium crankbaits and topwaters. White bass are good on jigs and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on cut shad.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 70-74 degrees; 8.48 feet low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin creature baits and hollow body frogs. Crappie are good on jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Striped bass and hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines. Please call ahead to verify access at ramp of your choice. Lake access is severely limited due to low water.

TEXOMA: Water clear; 69-72 degrees; 8.48 feet low. Black bass are good on topwater walking baits and Texas rigged plastics. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Striped bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines.

WEATHERFORD: Water clear; 69-72 degrees; 6.52 feet low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water lightly stained; 69-73 degrees; 7.16 feet high. Black bass are good on black neon Texas rigged creature baits and hollow body frogs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

SOUTHEAST

SAM RAYBURN: Water murky; 73-77 degrees; 2.01 feet low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed lizards and Brush Hogs. White bass are good on pet spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Bream are good on nightcrawlers and crickets. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with nightcrawlers.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 72-76 degrees; 1.42 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on spoons in the river. Crappie are fair on chartreuse jigs under the bridge. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.