Texas Fishing Report, June 12

Published on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 23:43 - Written by

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water clear; 79-84 degrees; 0.09’ high. Black bass are good on weightless Senkos and Flukes. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and rod and reel.

BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 79-83 degrees; 0.75’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters and swim jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water stained, 78-82 degrees; 2.02’ low. Black bass are good on swimjigs, soft plastics, and crankbaits on boat docks, ridges, creek channels and rocky points up to 15’ deep. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows around the bridge. Catfish are good along the rocks with stinkbait, chicken liver and cut shad. All species are being caught from the fishing pier as well.

BRIDGEPORT: Water clear, 78-82 degrees; 22.41’ low. Black bass are good on squarebill and medium crankbaits in shad patterns. 1/4oz Yellow Magic poppers in yellow frog or white shad are effective. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Channel catfish are fair on trotlines. Zebra mussels have been found in this reservoir. Boats, livewells, and bait buckets must be drained of all water before leaving the area.*

CADDO: Water stained; 80-84 degrees; 0.80’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rig Sweet Beavers in black/blue. White and yellow bass are fair on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake.*

CEDAR CREEK: Water clear; 78-82 degrees; 3.22’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws and medium crankbaits. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and topwaters. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

COOPER: Water clear; 79-83 degrees; 7.12’ low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits and Texas rigs worms. Crappie are fair on jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and chicken liver.

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; 78-83 degrees; 3.09’ low. Black bass are good on football jigs. DD22s and Carolina rigged soft plastics. Hollow body frogs around vegetation near deeper water catching good numbers. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near bridges. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

GRAPEVINE: Water clear; 77-81 degrees; 10.84’ low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits and shakeyhead worms near main lake points and floating docks. Crappie are good on white jigs and tube jigs. White bass are good on topwaters and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

JOE POOL: Water clear; 78-82 degrees; 0.32’ low. Black bass are fair on finesse jigs and weightless worms. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 79-83; degrees; 2.44’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits and topwater poppers near grass. Crappie are good on tube jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake.*

LAVON: Water lightly stained; 79-83 degrees; 11.43’ low. Black bass are fair on deep diving crankbaits and football jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on tube jigs and minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines. Zebra mussels have been found in this reservoir. Boats, livewells, and bait buckets must be drained of all water before leaving the area.*

LEWISVILLE: Water clear; 78-82 degrees; 7.90’ low. Black bass are fair on shakyheads and squarebill crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and tube jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and nightcrawlers. Zebra mussels have been found in this reservoir. Boats, livewells, and bait buckets must be drained of all water before leaving the area.*

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 79-83 degrees; 0.13’ high. Black bass are fair on swim jigs and hollow belly frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and punch bait.

MONTICELLO: Water fairly clear; 79-84 degrees; 0.16’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged green pumpkin Sweet Beavers and hollow body frogs near shallow cover. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

PALESTINE: Water clear; 78-82 degrees; 0.23’ high. Black bass are good on green pumpkin shakyheads and weightless Senkos near docks. Crappie are fair on white jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. White bass are good on topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water clear; 79-83 degrees; 7.31’ low. Black bass are fair on medium and deep diving crankbaits. Some fish being caught early on riprap with topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut shad.

RAY ROBERTS: Water clear; 78-83 degrees; 8.67’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged green pumpkin soft plastics near shallow timber. Crappie are fair on white jigs and minnows. White bass are fair on topwaters. Catfish are good on cut shad and prepared bait. Zebra mussels have been found in this reservoir. Boats, livewells, and bait buckets must be drained of all water before leaving the area.*

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 77-81 degrees; 7.11’ low. Black bass are good on medium crankbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse jigs. Catfish are good on cut shad and trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 79-83 degrees; 8.32’ low. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs and swim jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Striped bass and hybrid striper are fair on topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines and nightcrawlers. Please call ahead to verify access at ramp of your choice. Lake access is severely limited due to low water.

TEXOMA: Water clear; 78-82 degrees; 7.89’ low. Black bass are good on topwater walking baits and Texasrigged plastics. Crappie are fair on minnows and tube jigs. Striped bass are good on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines. Zebra mussels have been found in this reservoir. Boats, livewells, and bait buckets must be drained of all water before leaving the area.*

WEATHERFORD: Water clear; 77-82 degrees; 7.12’ low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water lightly stained; 79-84 degrees; 7.50’ high. Black bass are good on topwaters and hollow body frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on rod and reel. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake.*

SOUTHEAST

SAM RAYBURN: Water murky; 75-79 degrees; 0.37’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics and Brush Hogs. White bass are good on minnows, hellbenders, and silver spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and tube jigs over brush piles. Bream are slow. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 76-80 degrees; 1.32’ low. Black bass are good on soft plastic worms and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on bucktail jigs. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies and slabs in the river. Crappie are good on minnows and tube jigs over baited holes. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad on soft plastics. Redfish are good in the marsh. Trout are good around slicks on plastics.

SOUTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad. Trout are good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters. Flounder are good on the outgoing tide around the bayous.

BOLIVAR: Trout are good on the south shoreline on topwaters and live bait. Trout, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass at night under lights.

TRINITY BAY: Trout are good for drifters working slicks and deep clam shell on plastics. Trout are good at the spillway on plastics and shrimp. Redfish are good on live bait around the reefs.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are good for drifters working deep shell on glow, limetreuse and plum plastics. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are good while drifting reefs on live shrimp. Trout, sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs.

TEXAS CITY: Trout are fair to good along the Ship Channel on live shrimp and croakers. Redfish and sheepshead are fair around the rocks on shrimp.

FREEPORT: Trout are good at San Luis Pass on shrimp and MirrOlures. Trout and Spanish mackerel are fair in the surf on live bait and artificials. Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair to good for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal and in Boggy Lake on crabs and mullet.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are good on sand and grass humps on soft plastics, croakers and topwaters. Redfish are good on topwaters and live shrimp in Oyster Lake and Crab Lake.

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are good on topwaters and live bait over sand, grass and shell in San Antonio Bay. Trout are good at the jetty and on the grass flats on croakers.

ROCKPORT: Trout are fair to good in the guts and channels on free-lined shrimp. Trout are fair over grass while wading with live croakers. Redfish are good on mullet on the Estes Flats and in Allyn’s Bight.

PORT ARANSAS: Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Trout are good at Super Flats on topwaters and croakers. Red snapper are good offshore.

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

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are good on topwaters around rocks and grass. Trout are fair to good while drifting the spoils on Bass Assassins, Gulps and live shrimp. Trout are good at night in the Land Cut under lights.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are good on topwaters around sand and grass adjacent to the ICW. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on shrimp and small topwaters. Offshore is good for red snapper and kingfish.

SOUTH PADRE: Redfish and trout are fair to good in the shallows in South Bay and Mexiquita Flats on the incoming tide. Tarpon and snook are fair around the pass.

PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are fair to good at Airport Cove on topwaters and soft plastics. Trout are good on the deeper edges and flats in Laguna Vista on Gulps, DOA Shrimp and live shrimp.

*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 .