Texas Fishing Report, June 26

Published on Wednesday, 25 June 2014 23:59 - Written by

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water clear; 82-85 degrees; 0.13 feet high. Black bass are slow on topwaters and swim jigs early. Later in day Texas rig 7-inch worms in watermelon red are effective fished on docks. Crappie are fair on white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 82-86 degrees; 0.93 feet low. Black bass are good on Yellow Magic poppers and shallow crankbaits in shad patterns. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on rod and reel.

BONHAM: Water clear, 82-85 degrees; 2.27 feet low. Black bass are good on swimjigs, soft plastics, and crankbaits on boat docks, ridges, creek channels and rocky points up to 15 feet 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, 79-83 degrees; 22.20 feet low. Black bass are good on white medium crankbaits near riprap and green pumpkin shakyhead worms on deeper docks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Channel catfish are fair on trotlines.

CADDO: Water stained; 81-84 degrees; 0.45 feet high. Black bass are good on bladed jigs and hollow body frogs near stumps. White and yellow bass are fair on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are good on jug lines. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake.*

CEDAR CREEK: Water clear; 81-84 degrees; 3.06 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws and medium crankbaits. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on topwaters. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

COOPER: Water clear; 81-85 degrees; 7.56 feet low. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits and small soft plastic swimbaits on jigheads. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are slow on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are good on rod and reel 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; 81-84 degrees; 3.28 feet low. Black bass are fair on football jigs and Carolina rigged soft plastics along deeper ledges. White and yellow bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows near the bridges. Catfish are good on trotlines and chicken liver.

GRAPEVINE: Water clear; 80-83 degrees; 11.03 feet low. Black bass are good on shakeyhead worms near main lake points. Crappie are good on tube jigs and minnows. White bass are good on minnows and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines.

JOE POOL: Water clear; 80-84 degrees; 0.29 feet low. Black bass are fair on finesse jigs and weightless worms in 5-12 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 81-84; degrees; 2.19 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits and flipping jigs in black and blue. Crappie are fair on tube jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

LAVON: Water lightly stained; 81-85 degrees; 11.58 feet low. Black bass are fair on deep diving crankbaits and football jigs on brush piles. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

LEWISVILLE: Water clear; 80-83 degrees; 7.96 feet low. Black bass are good on shakyheads and medium diving crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 80-84 degrees; 0.01 feet low. Black bass are good on bladed jigs and hollow belly frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and punch bait.

MONTICELLO: Water fairly clear; 80-85 degrees; 0.17 feet low. Black bass are good on finesse jigs and hollow body frogs near shallow cover. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water clear; 80-84 degrees; 0.17 feet high. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin shakyheads and weightless Senkos near docks at mouths of creeks. Crappie are fair on white jigs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are fair on topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water clear; 81-84 degrees; 7.70 feet low. Black bass are fair on medium and deep diving crankbaits in 10-14 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

RAY ROBERTS: Water clear; 80-84 degrees; 8.93 feet low. Black bass are slow on football jigs in 10-15 feet targeting rock piles. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on topwaters. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 80-85 degrees; 7.18 feet low. Black bass are good on football jigs and Carolina rigged worms. White bass are good on topwaters and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on cut shad and trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 81-85 degrees; 8.74 feet low. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and tube jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Striped bass and hybrid striper are slow on 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; 79-83 degrees; 6.74 feet low. Black bass are good on topwaters and Texas rigged plastics. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Striped bass are good on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

WEATHERFORD: Water clear; 80-83 degrees; 7.15 feet low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water lightly stained; 81-85 degrees; 7.37 feet high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs and hollow body frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on cut shad and prepared bait.

SOUTHEAST

SAM RAYBURN: Water murky; 77-81 degrees; 0.16 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are good on silver spoons and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles and baited holes. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers. Catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 78-82 degrees; 0.79 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastic worms in 10-20 feet. Striped bass are fair on live bait and silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on silver spoons and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs over brush in 10-20 feet. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers in 2-8 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Redfish are good under rafts of shad on Gulps. Redfish are fair to good at the mouths of bayous draining from the marsh.

SOUTH SABINE: Trout are fair at the jetty on live bait and topwaters. Flounder are fair on live bait at the mouths of bayous.

BOLIVAR: Trout are fair on the south shoreline on topwaters and soft plastics. Trout, sand trout and croakers are fair to good at Rollover Pass on live bait.

TRINITY BAY: Trout are fair for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Trout, redfish and croaker are fair at the spillway on live bait.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair for drifters working deep shell on limetreuse and plum plastics. Trout are fair on live bait around the Ship Channel.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are fair at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Trout and redfish are fair to good at the mouth of bayous on the outgoing tide on live shrimp.

TEXAS CITY: Trout are fair to good on the reefs and in the channel on live shrimp and croakers. Redfish and sand trout are fair to good in Moses Lake on shrimp. Trout are fair to good at Dollar Reef on live bait.

FREEPORT: Trout are fair at San Luis Pass on shrimp, MirrOlures and soft plastics. Trout, redfish, sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay and Chocolate Bay.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp over mid-bay reefs when the wind allows. Redfish are fair in the middle of the bay on live shrimp near slicks when the wind allows.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair on sand and grass on soft plastics and topwaters. Live-baiters have taken better catches. Redfish are fair in the back reaches of the bay on mud and shell on live shrimp.

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are fair on topwaters and live bait over sand, grass and shell near Pass Cavallo. Trout and redfish are fair at the mouths of the back lakes on the outgoing tide.

ROCKPORT: Trout are fair in the guts and channels on free-lined shrimp. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp.

PORT ARANSAS: Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Offshore is good for kingfish and ling, though seas have been choppy.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps, croakers and live shrimp. Trout are fair to good on Gulps and live shrimp over sand and grass near the Packery Channel and in Oso Bay.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are fair to good on topwaters and live bait around rocks and grass. Trout are fair to good while drifting grass around spoil islands on Bass Assassins and Gamblers.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are good on topwaters on the edge of the channel and around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while wading over sand on small topwaters. Offshore is good for kingfish, dorado and ling.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout are fair to good on shrimp and DOA Shrimp while drifting the grass beds. Tarpon are good around the pass and at the jetty early in the morning and late in the evening.

PORT ISABEL: Trout are fair to good on the deeper edges and flats on topwaters and live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good in Cullen Bay on small topwaters and live shrimp.

*Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake.

See:http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regu lations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general- rules-regulations/possession-and-trans port-of-exotic-aquatic-species.