Texas Fishing Report, August 28

Published on Thursday, 28 August 2014 01:22 - Written by

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water clear; 84-88 degrees; 0.94 feet low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits and topwater walking type baits along edges of grass. Crappie are fair on white jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 83-88 degrees; 1.81 feet low. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged soft plastics and football jigs on brush piles. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines.

CADDO: Water stained; 84-89 degrees; 0.10 feet low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged creature baits and black buzzbaits near shallow cover. Hollow body frogs effective as well in same areas. White and yellow bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on cut shad and prepared bait.

CEDAR CREEK: Water clear; 84-88 degrees; 4.52 feet low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws in green pumpkin on docks and Carolina rigged centipedes and deep diving crankbaits on deeper brush piles. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on topwaters and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

COOPER: Water clear; 83-88 degrees; 9.61 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws and worms Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

FORK: Water clear; 84-89 degrees; 4.61 feet low. Black bass are slow on deep diving crankbaits, flutter spoons and drop shot worms in 15-20 feet. Weighted watermelon Flukes working in 10-15 feet. Some fish being caught in the pads with a Megabass Pony Gabot hollow body frog in tonosama. White and yellow bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows on brush piles and bridges. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 84-90; degrees; 1.18 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rig creature baits and hollow body frogs near shallow cover. Midday bite is slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on cut shad and trotlines.

LAVON: Water lightly stained; 83-88 degrees; 11.68 feet low. Black bass are fair on swim jigs and bladed jigs near stumps. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 88-96 degrees; 0.74 feet low. Black bass are slow on deep diving crankbaits and drop shot finesse worms along deeper points and breaks. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are slow on minnows and slabs. Catfish are fair on punch bait and trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water fairly clear; 95-101 degrees; 0.83 feet low. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged Trick Worms and drop shot finesse worms near breaks. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

PALESTINE: Water clear; 84-88 degrees; 0.54 feet low. Black bass are slow on weightless Senkos and wacky worms near docks. Some deeper fish being caught on football jigs and Carolina rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 84-90 degrees; 8.43 feet low. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and white buzzbaits near the dam. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 85-90 degrees; 10.17 feet low. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs and black buzzbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on topwaters. Striped bass and hybrid striper are good on slabs. 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.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water lightly stained; 85-89 degrees; 5.28 feet high. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs and weightless Senkos near shallow cover. Crappie are good on jigs minnows. Catfish are good on cut shad and trotlines.

SOUTHEAST

CONROE: Water stained; 82-86 degrees; 0.19 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Carolina rigged soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are good on silver/gold striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on liver and bait shrimp.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water clear. Black bass are fair on electric blue soft plastic worms and watermelon crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are fair on minnows, cut bait, and frozen shrimp.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 87-91 degrees; 0.52 feet low. Black bass to 3 pounds are fair on strawberry soft plastic worms in 15 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Bream are good on live worms off grassy banks and piers. Channel and blue catfish to 5 pounds are good on trotlines baited with liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 83-87 degrees; 0.17 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps and crankbaits. Striped bass are good on slabs, pet spoons, and troll tubes. White bass are good on troll tubes, pet spoons, and Charlie slabs. Crappie are good on minnows in 20 feet. Blue catfish are fair on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water murky; 82-86 degrees; 0.67 feet low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and silver spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse jigs over brush piles. Bream are fair on crickets and nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with shrimp and cut bait.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 83-87 degrees; 0.98 feet low. Black bass are good on redbug and watermelon red soft plastic worms and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on silver spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and blue/green tube jigs over baited holes in 20 feet. Bream are good on nightcrawlers and crickets in 2-8 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait, stinkbait, livers, and hearts. Yellow catfish are slow.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Trout are good under slicks and birds on soft plastics. Redfish are good under rafts of shad on topwaters. Redfish are good in the marsh on small topwaters.

SOUTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad. Trout are good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters. Trout are good at the rigs on live mullet.

BOLIVAR: Trout are good on the outgoing tide at Rollover Pass on soft plastics and mullet. Redfish are good in the marsh with higher tides. Trout are good in the surf on topwaters.

TRINITY BAY: Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and birds on soft plastics. Trout are good on the deep shell and around the wells on live shrimp, croakers and soft plastics.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are good on the south shoreline on topwaters and soft plastics. Trout are fair to good on the shell adjacent to the channel on live bait. Trout are good on live bait over deep shell.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Offshore is good for kingfish, ling and dolphin. Tarpon have been cruising the beachfront.

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 and Dickinson Bayou on shrimp.

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

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are good for drifters on live shrimp over mid-bay reefs and shell and mud humps. Trout and redfish are good over mud on live croakers.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair over sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish and black drum are fair to good at Shell Island on live shrimp.

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

ROCKPORT: Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp and Gulps. Redfish are good on piggy perch and shrimp around Mud Island and Estes Flats.

PORT ARANSAS: Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Offshore is good for dolphin, ling, kingfish and tuna.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Trout are good in Oso Bay for waders tossing Super Spooks and MirrOlures. Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on piggy perch, Gulps and live shrimp. Redfish are good in the potholes on shrimp and piggies. Trout are good in the surf.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are good on topwaters and soft plastics around deep rocks and grass. Trout are fair to good on soft plastics under a popping cork on the grass in the Land Cut.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are good on topwaters on the edge of the channel and around sand and grass. Redfish are good on the sand on small topwaters and Gulps. Waders have found redfish on soft plastics on the flats.

SOUTH PADRE: Redfish are good on the flats in South Bay on live bait and plastics. Snook are good in the Ship Channel on DOA Lures and live shrimp. Kingfish and trout are good at the jetty.

PORT ISABEL: Trout are good in the deep sand holes on Gulps, DOA Shrimp and topwaters. Redfish are good on the Gas Well Flats on shrimp under a cork and small topwaters.