Weekly Texas Fishing Report (April 29)

Weekly Texas Fishing Report (April 29)

The weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for April 29 and also available on the internet at https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/recreational/fishreport.phtml:

CENTRAL

AUSTIN: GOOD. Water clear; 74 degrees; 0.73' low. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, chatter baits, and plastic worms in 8-14’. There is an early topwater bite with plugs and plastic frogs. Sunfish are good on cutworms, and corn. Catfish are good on prepared baits and cut bait.

BASTROP: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 71 degrees. Largemouth bass are good fishing grass lines, and brushy coves on Carolina rigged plastics, stick baits, and plastic frogs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in 12-18’. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut bait and prepared bait.

BELTON: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 71 degrees; 0.36' high. Black bass are good in creeks and grassy coves on bladed spinners and wacky worms. White Bass are good in the main lake. Hybrid stripers are fair trolling jigs and live bait in the main lake. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near structure and brush piles in 12-18’. Catfish are good on prepared baits and live bait in 8-15’.

BROWNWOOD: FAIR. Water clear; 69 degrees; 1.03’ low. Largemouth bass are good with crankbaits, rattle baits, plastic worms in 10’ with frogs working well in shallow water grass. White bass are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish have been good on prepared bait in 10-18’.

BUCHANAN: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 72 degrees; 2.03’ low. Largemouth bass are good with red, dark brown and watermelon colored plastic worms, stick baits, and crankbaits working along grass edges in 6-12’. Early morning bite with plastic frogs in grassy areas. Striped bass are good with slabs, jigging spoons and live bait. White bass are good on minnows and slabs when fishing deeper water and using sonar to locate schools of baitfish. Scout for diving birds early or late in the day. They mark feeding schools. Crappie are good on white and chartreuse jigs and minnows in 8-15'. Channel catfish have been excellent on stinkbait and live and cut bait.

CANYON LAKE: EXCELLENT. Water clear; 73 degrees; 2.77’ low. Striper fishing is good on main lake humps vertically jigging striper jigs and topwater baits when schools are near the surface. White bass are good on main lake points and humps. Look for birds diving over feeding schools. Largemouth bass are excellent in brushy shorelines, gravel beds, and roadbeds with square billed crankbaits, jerk baits, plastic lizards, and bladed spinners with some fish taken on topwater plugs and plastic frogs. Catfish are good with live and cut bait throughout the lake in 6-15’.

FAYETTE: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 71 degrees. Largemouth bass are excellent on plastic worms and crankbaits in 6-12’ off main lake points and drop-offs. Sunfish are very good on worms, corn, and crickets around bank ledges, grass, and structure. Catfish are excellent on cut bait.

GRANBURY: GOOD. Water clear; 65-70 degrees; 0.10’ high. Largemouth bass are good on swimbaits, and Texas rigged plastic creatures in 5-12’. Crappie fishing is good around brush piles, boat docks with minnows and gray- and blue-colored jigs. Catfishing is good when using cut bait or live bait in 7-15’. White bass are excellent. Stripers are good with slabs and live bait.

GRANGER: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 69 degrees; 0.13’ high. Black bass are good on crankbaits, soft plastic worms in 8-14’ and plastic frogs in the grass in 2-5’. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs in 15’. White bass are good on swimbaits and slabs in 25-40’. Catfish are good on cut shad and prepared baits.

LBJ: EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 73 degrees; 0.76’ low. Black bass are excellent in deeper in 7-14 with TX rigged plastic creatures, spinners and crankbaits also plastic frogs are working well in grass and lily pads. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows around brush, marinas, and docks. White bass are excellent over main lain points and humps in 20-35’. Catfish are excellent on cut bait in 15’.

NAVARRO MILLS: GOOD. Water clear; 72 degrees; 0.36.’ high. Crappie are good on minnows around the marina and other structure in 12-20.′ Catfish are good with punch bait. White bass are good on slabs and crankbaits over the schools in the main lake. Black bass are good with swimbaits, stick baits and buzz baits.

PROCTOR: GOOD. Water clear; 69 degrees; 0.14’ high. Largemouth bass are excellent on Carolina rigged creatures and worms and with swimbaits in 6-14’. Hybrid stripers are good with live bait and slabs. Crappie are good with jigs and minnows in 10-20’. Catfish remain good on prepared bait and cut bait, moving to shallow water.

SOMERVILLE: GOOD. Water clear; 70 degrees; 0.09’ high. White bass and hybrids are excellent fishing slabs and jigs in 25-40’. Crappie are good with minnows and jigs in 14-20’. Catfish are good throughout the lake with cut shad and stinkbait in 7-20’. Largemouth bass are excellent with plastic frogs and worms, crankbaits, jerk baits, and top waters near the points, rocks, and grassy coves.

STILLHOUSE HOLLOW: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 69-72 degrees; 0.79’ high. Black bass are good on crankbaits, spinners, and Carolina rigged soft plastic worms working vegetation in 10’ working brush, rocks bluffs, or roadbeds. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in brush piles and standing structure in 12-20’. White bass are good on slabs and main lake points and drop-offs. Catfish are very good with live and cut bait.

TRAVIS: EXCELLENT. Water clear; 69 degrees; 7.34’ low. Largemouth bass are excellent fishing in 6-14’ with wacky worms, topwater (early), and square billed crankbaits. Plastic frogs are effective in grass and lily pads. White bass are very excellent with jigs, crankbaits, and slabs working main lake points and humps. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in 12-20’. Catfish are good on cut bait and prepared baits in 5-15’.

WALTER E. LONG: GOOD. Water stained; 71 degrees. Largemouth bass are good on plastic worms and lizards, short-billed crankbaits in creeks, and brushy shorelines. Jerk baits and plastic frogs along grass lines and shallow grassy coves. Hybrid stripers are good with slabs and live bait. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs in shallow water. Catfish are good on live bait and stinkbait. Sunfish are good.

WACO: GOOD. Water clear; 68 degrees; 0.07’ high. Largemouth bass are excellent on spinnerbaits, silver or white crankbaits, plastic frogs, and jerk baits in 4-12’. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs fishing structure up to 20′. Sunfish are very good on worms or crickets. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut bait and prepared bait.

WHITNEY: GOOD. Water clear; 66-70 degrees; 1.45’ low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, topwater (early), and plastic worms later in the day fishing 8-10’. White bass are excellent on the main lake with jigging spoons and slabs. Stripers are excellent when jigging slabs and live bait fishing the main lake. Watch for diving birds working the feeding schools of white bass and Stripers. Crappie are fair with minnows and jigs in 12-18’. Catfish are good on cut shad and prepared baits.

NORTHEAST

ARLINGTON: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 68 degrees; 2.08 low. Largemouth bass are good on topwater plugs, plastic frogs, crankbaits, and swimbaits. Crappie are fair among structures such as boat docks and partially shaded vegetation on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on live bait and prepared baits in 6-18’.

ATHENS: EXCELLENT. Water clear; 68 degrees; 0.53’ high. Largemouth bass are excellent on Carolina rigged worms, chatter baits, and bladed spinnerbaits working the vegetation edges and grasslands. Plastic frogs are effective along grassy shorelines and lily pads. Crappie are good with minnows and jigs among natural and man-made structures and creeks. Catfish are good on cut bait and prepared bait. Sunfish are excellent on cutworms.

BENBROOK: GOOD. Water stained; 69 degrees; 1.16' high. Largemouth bass are good fishing jerk baits, crankbaits and swimbaits in coves. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs fishing structure and brush. Hybrid striped bass are good. White bass are excellent with slabs and jigs on the lake points and humps. Watch for diving birds to mark schools of feeding fish. Catfish are very good with cut bait and prepared baits.

BOB SANDLIN: EXCELLENT. Water clear; 72 degrees; 0.31’ high. Black bass are excellent on square billed crankbaits, TX rigged plastic worms 7-12’. Plastic frogs and topwater plugs are working early in 2-7’ in or near grass, and lily pads Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in creeks fishing in 12-20’ near brush piles and submerged structure. Catfish are excellent on cut bait in 6-18′.

BRIDGEPORT: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 72 degrees; 0.02’ low. Black bass are good on square-billed crankbaits, top waters, plastic frogs, and Texas rigged creature baits in 6-12’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs fishing bridges and brush piles. White bass are excellent on jigs and swimbaits on main lake points. Hybrid stripers are good on main lake humps and points. Catfish are good on cut bait and live bait in 6-12’.

CADDO: EXCELLENT. Water stained; 68-71 degrees; 1.86' high. Largemouth bass are excellent in shallow water in trees and cover in 1-4’ fishing plastic creatures, frogs, flukes, and rattle baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near brush piles and submerged structure. White bass are excellent on jigs and small crankbaits in the main lake. Chain pickerel are fair. Catfish are excellent on prepared bait and live bait in 8-18’.

CEDAR CREEK: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 70 degrees; 0.02’ low. Largemouth bass are good working plastic frogs, and topwater early then TX rigged plastic worms, crankbaits, and swimbaits along bank edges and creek beds in 6-12’. Hybrids and sand bass are caught off main lake points and humps with slabs, swimbaits, and live bait. Crappie are good with jigs and minnows in brush piles and near structure in 12-18’. Catfish are good in 5-15’.

COOPER: GOOD. Water clear; 71 degrees. Largemouth bass are good on Texas rigged plastic worms and creatures, crankbaits, and plastic frogs in 10’ or less. The white bass are good in 20-35’ with slabs, jigs, and jigging spoons. Catfish are good on live and cut bait in 8-16’.

EAGLE MOUNTAIN: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 70 degrees; 0.02’ high. Black bass are good fishing coves with plastic frogs in the grass, then crankbaits and plastic worms in 7-14’. White bass are good in the main lake fishing humps and drop-offs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs between 10-20’ working docks and structures. Catfish are good on fresh cut bait and punch bait.

FORK: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 68-72 degrees; 0.17’ low. Largemouth bass are excellent on plastic worms, topwater and chatter baits near roadbeds, submerged structure and points in 8-12’ and plastic frogs in shallow grass and lily pads. White and yellow bass are good deeper water off main lake points and humps. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in 12-20’. Catfish are good on cut bait and punch bait in 8-20’.

GRAHAM: GOOD. Water clear; 69 degrees; 0.20’ low. Largemouth bass are good in shallow water 4-10’ on plastic worms and frogs, swimbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. White bass are excellent on slabs. Hybrid stripers are good on white/chartreuse slabs in 20-40’. Catfish are good on cut shad and live bait.

GRAPEVINE: FAIR. Water muddy; 68-71 degrees; 7.02’ high. Largemouth bass are fair on buzz baits, and square billed crankbaits. Fish creeks, flooded flats, and shallow structure. White bass are good in 25-35’. Look for birds diving over feeding schools. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs in marinas and submerged structure. Catfish are good on cut bait.

JACKSONVILLE: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 70 degrees; 0.22′ high. Largemouth bass are very good with crankbaits, plastic creatures, and swimbaits in 8-12’. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in 10-20’ around submerged structure and brush. Catfish are good on cut shad and prepared bait.

JOE POOL: EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 72 degrees; 0.19’ high. Largemouth bass are excellent fishing Texas rigged lizards in Junebug and watermelon colors as well as crankbaits along creek banks and ledges as well as grassy coves in 6-12’. Crappie are excellent beneath bridges and with both jigs and minnows. Catfish are excellent on fresh cut bait and stink baits in 8-16’.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: GOOD. Water stained; 68-72 degrees; 4.04’ high. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, flukes, topwater baits, and Texas rigged creature baits in 5-14’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in the timber areas and brush piles 10-15’. Catfish are good on cut bait and prepared bait in 6-16 feet of water.

LAVON: GOOD. Water stained; 72 degrees: 0.19' high. Crappie are good on minnows fishing 10-20’ over brush piles and bridges. White bass are excellent in the 25-40’ with jigs and slabs. Look for birds diving over feeding schools of white bass. Black bass are good on crankbaits, top waters, plastic lizards, and frogs in 4-12’. Catfish are good on prepared baits and live bait in 10-20’.

LEWISVILLE: EXCELLENT. Water clear; 71 degrees; 2.10’ high Black bass are excellent fishing the crankbaits, spinners and Texas rigged plastic creatures. Good topwater bite early in the day on points and in grassy/brushy coves. White bass are excellent on slabs and swimbaits in 20-35’. Look for birds diving over feeding schools of white bass. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around brush piles and bridges. Catfish are good on cut bait and prepared bait.

MARTIN CREEK: GOOD. Water clear; 69 degrees; 0.03′ high. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, and Texas rigged worms in 6-12’. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in 12-18’. Catfish are good on cut bait in 6-15’.

PALESTINE: EXCELLENT. Water clear; 72 degrees; 0.70’ high. Largemouth bass are excellent working Texas rigged soft plastic creatures, swimbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows around bridges and marinas in 10-18’. Hybrid stripers are very good on slabs and live bait. White bass are excellent on swimbaits and slabs in 25-45’. Look for birds diving over feeding schools. Catfish are good on cut shad, chicken livers and prepared baits.

PALO PINTO: GOOD. Water clear; 70 degrees; 0.30’ low. Largemouth bass are good in coves and creeks with Carolina rigged creature baits in 6-12’. Plastic frogs and topwater plugs from 3-12’ early and late are producing. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs in brush piles in 12-20’. White bass are excellent on slabs and swimbaits on main lake points and humps. Striped bass are good on live shad. Catfish are good on prepared baits in 8-18’.

RAY HUBBARD: GOOD. Water clear; 72 degrees; 0.13’ low. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, plastics, and top waters in water 5-12’. White bass are excellent on swimbaits, slabs and jigging spoons on main lake points, humps, and deep water flats. Look for birds diving over feeding schools. Crappie are good near bridges, brush piles, and marinas. Catfish are good on cut bait.

RAY ROBERTS: GOOD; Water stained; 71 degrees; 2.48’ high. Largemouth bass are fair on Texas rigged plastic creatures, crankbaits and swimbaits in 6-12’. White bass are excellent in 20-40’ on slabs and jigging spoons. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in the marina, bridges and brush piles. Catfish are good on live bait and cut bait.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: EXCELLENT. Water stained; 73 degrees; 0.05’ high. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, plastic lizards and frogs, and topwater baits fishing 3-12’ near submerged vegetation and creeks. White bass and hybrids are excellent on jigs and swimbaits under birds or deeper near points and humps when marking large bait schools on sonar. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs near structure. Catfish are excellent on live bait and cut bait in shallow water.

SQUAW CREEK: GOOD. Water clear; 74 degrees; 0.47’ high. Catfishing is good working baited areas in 6-15’ using punch bait and cut bait. The largemouth bass fishing is good around shallow structure on plastic creatures, swimbaits and rattle baits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs.

SULPHUR SPRINGS: FAIR. Water clear; 67 degrees; 2.46’ low. Largemouth bass are good on topwater baits and plastics in creeks and coves in 5-12’. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on cut shad and live bait in 6-15’.

TAWAKONI: EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 65 degrees; 0.28’ high. Catfish are excellent on live bait and cut bait 6-18’. Largemouth bass are good on spinnerbaits, plastic worms, and square billed crankbaits in 6-12’. White bass and hybrid stripers are excellent on swimbaits and slabs. Watch for diving birds to mark feeding schools or use sonar to locate fish feeding in schools of bait over deeper points, creek beds, and humps in the main lake. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around brush piles, docks, and marinas.

TEXOMA: EXCELLENT. Water stained; 68 degrees; 0.04’ low. Striped bass and white bass are excellent on live bait. Diving birds are marking feeding schools throughout the lake. Largemouth bass are excellent fishing plastic creatures, swimbaits, and crankbaits in 6-14’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs by boathouses, marinas and brush piles 8-15’. Catfish are excellent on cut bait and minnows in 8-18’.

TYLER: EXCELLENT. Water clear; 66 degrees; 0.33’ high. Black bass are excellent on Carolina rigged creature baits, bladed spinners, and crankbaits fishing dock structures and brushy shorelines in 6-15’. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are excellent on prepared bait and live bait. White bass are good in 25-40’ on swimbaits and slabs.

WEATHERFORD: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 70 degrees; 0.08’ low. Largemouth bass are good on spinnerbaits, top waters and plastic worms working depths of 5-12’. Plastic frogs are working in grass and lily pads. White bass are excellent in 15-35’. Crappie are excellent on minnows and jigs around docks, marinas, and creeks. Catfish are good on prepared and cut bait.

WORTH: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 71 degrees; 0.33’ low. Largemouth bass are good with spinners, lipless crankbaits and plastic worms working coves and creeks in 5-12’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs among vegetation beds and under docks. Catfish are good on live bait and cut bait.

WRIGHT PATMAN: GOOD. Water stained; 64 degrees; 12.59’ high. Largemouth bass are good on swimbaits and rattle baits in flooded areas. White bass are good on jigging spoons and slabs. Crappie are good on jigs in creeks. Catfish are good on cut bait, live bait and blood bait.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 75-77 degrees; 42.39’ low. Black bass are good by fishing the river channel structure and the first drop off the steep shorelines. Successful trips are fishing topwater, plastic worms, and spinners. White bass are still fair with minnows on shallow depth points and drops. Catfish are fair on cut bait. Remember to stay on the Texas side of the lake unless you possess a Mexican fishing license.

CALAVERAS: GOOD. Water stained; 73 degrees. Red drum are great on crawfish and tilapia, might have to keep moving in open water. Largemouth bass remain good with topwater before 10 am, worms all day in structures, and crankbait along riprap. Hybrid striped bass remain fair with frequent movement in open water. Catfish are good on chicken livers and cut shad.

CHOKE CANYON: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 73-75 degrees; 18.37’ low. Largemouth bass are good fishing topwaters in excellent water clarity, spinners, worms and jigs fishing deeper. White bass remain good but are moving out of the Frio River, moving to deeper water. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are fair in shallow water vegetation and deep river channels with live bait and cheese bait.

CORPUS CHRISTI LAKE: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 74-75 degrees; 4.35’ low. Largemouth bass are holding up in vegetation and points of larger coves and creeks. Continue to matching the hatch with plastic baits. White bass are fair, moving to deeper points with mid-day to afternoons being the best times. Crappie are good fishing live minnows in structure. Catfish are good on cut bait and cheese bait.

FALCON: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 74 degrees; 40.48’ low. This past week has had some windy days but bearable if you want to get out. Black bass remain great fishing rocks and trees with creature baits. Shad are spawning on windy, rocky banks so fish a square bill, and Carolina rigs just a little deeper off those points ledges. Always pay attention to the shady side of the lake. Crappie remain great in the hardwoods. Catfish are good on live and prepped baits. Remember to stay on the Texas side unless you possess a Mexican fishing license.

MEDINA: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 73 degrees; 13.44’ low. Black bass remain good on topwater early and late a bit back off points. Best hot spots are points with crankbaits and spinners. White bass remain fair on spoons and jigs deep off points. Striped bass stayed slow. Catfish are fair on live bait, chicken livers and blood baits.

TEXANA: FAIR. Water stained; 74 degrees; 3.16’ low. Largemouth bass are good in shallower water vertically fishing worms, moving out to points with jigs, buzzbait, and crankbaits. Crappie remain fair on jigs working creek channels. Catfish are good on stinkbait, cut bait, and live bait. Trotlines remain successful with most live bait.

SOUTHEAST

BRAUNIG: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 73 degrees; Largemouth bass are good fishing Carolina rigged plastic worms, crankbait and an occasional spinner. Red drum are good on crawfish and tilapia just following birds and using fish finders to find schools of baitfish. Strippers remain inconsistent. Catfish are good on live bait and cheese bait normally around 8-12' deep.

B.A. STEINHAGEN: GOOD. Water stained; 72 degrees; 0.60’ low. Largemouth bass are good fishing crankbaits, spinners, and rigged plastics on points and still in some creek structures. Crappie are good with minnows. Catfish are good on cut and prepped bait coming out of the river.

CONROE: FAIR. Water stained; 74 degrees; 0.95’ low. Largemouth bass are good fishing Carolina rigs, spinners, and some deep crankbait. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striped bass remain slow. Catfish are good on stinkbait, cut bait, and small minnows deep. Sunfish are fair with live worms or crickets in shallow water.

GIBBONS CREEK: GOOD. Water stained; 73 degrees. Largemouth bass are good working Carolina rigged worms, spinners in warmer water, and crankbaits over deeper structure. Crappie are fair on jigs and spinners. Catfish are fair on live bait. Sunfish are fair on cutworms shallow.

HOUSTON COUNTY: GOOD. Water clear to lightly stained; 74 degrees; 0.13’ high. Black bass are fair with catches using watermelon red worm and black-blue Senko in an average of 6-12' feet of water on the north side of the lake. Crappie are fair to good using live minnows around structure. Bream are excellent spawning on live worms. Catfish are good using liver and prepared baits, perch on trotlines, and a 46-pounder hand fishing.

LIVINGSTON: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 73 degrees; 0.48’ high. Black bass are good in creek beds, points, and drops with mainly weighted Carolina rigged worms and an occasional crankbait. Striped bass are fair moving quickly. Crappie are excellent on minnows and jigs in most structures under 6'. White bass remain good on spoons. Catfish are fair on live baits.

NACONICHE: GOOD. Water slightly stained; 72 degrees. Largemouth bass are excellent and consistent early mornings on topwater with flat water, spinners and crankbaits hitting drops, and creature baits shallow normally late. Crappie remain good on jigs within shaded structure. Sunfish are fair on jigs and crickets. Catfish are good on dough balls, cut and live bait.

RAVEN: GOOD. Water stained; 73-74 degrees. Largemouth bass are good working long points with spinners. We’ve tried a lot of spots this week with success coming on topwaters later in the last hour of daylight, and the edge of vegetation. Sunfish are fair on crickets and cutworms among any shallow structure under 5'.

SAM RAYBURN: FAIR. Water stained; 73 degrees; 1.06’ high. Largemouth bass are good with topwaters and deep rigged weighted worms. White bass are fair with minnows. Crappie are the best they get on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on live and stinkbait.

TOLEDO BEND: FAIR. Water slightly stained; 74 degrees; 0.23’ high. Largemouth bass remain good with vegetative cover, in timber, and long shallow western points using subtle colored worms, and smaller spinners. Striped bass are fair in deep water in schools. White bass are fair, finding the deep flowing water. Crappie are good on minnows in structure. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait.

PANHANDLE

CISCO: FAIR. Water clear; 62-63 degrees; 2.80’ low. Largemouth bass remain spawning with some inconsistencies mid-mornings. Fish jigs, worms, and spinners. Sunfish are consistently good on minnows and cutworms. Crappie are picking up on jigs and minnows on the edges of shade.

MEREDITH: FAIR. Water stained; 63 degrees; 46.72’ low. Black bass are good with shallow structure catches during spawn. Use worms, spinners, and jigs. Walleye remain good on crankbaits in some open water. Crappie are fair fishing minnows and jigs. Channel catfish are fair on cut bait and live bait near the dam.

MILLERS CREEK: GOOD. Water stained; 62-63 degrees; 0.70’ high. Largemouth bass are good. Drop fish spawning spots, in timber and flowing creeks with tailed lures, fast flashing lures, and topwater. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass and hybrids are good on rattle traps moving shallower. Catfish are good in the upper lake with live, blood, and liver prepared baits.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: GOOD. Water clear; 62 degrees; 0.71′ low. Black bass are good close to shore in coves feeding regularly with soft plastic tackle, including worms and jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait, testing your patience in shallow water.

ARROWHEAD: FAIR. Water stained; 61 degrees; 0.72’ low. Largemouth bass are good finding holes along rocks, and all shallow vegetation. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs moving shallower. Catfish are good on cheese bait, stinkbait and shrimp.

COLEMAN: FAIR. Water slightly stained; 61 degrees; 0.56’ low. Hybrid stripers remain sleepy, with many slow days. Largemouth bass are stuck to holes with jerkbaits and worms. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are fair with stinkbait and cut bait.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: GOOD. Water stained; 60 degrees; 0.23’ high. White bass are good on points with long deep casts of Alabama Rigs. Black bass remain in spawn with a ton of activity on worms and spinners. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on cut shad and stinkbait throughout the lake.

HUBBARD CREEK: GOOD. Water stained; 62 degrees; 0.33’ low. Largemouth bass are good with worms and jigs moving quickly. Crappie are excellent in numbers with most caught near slabs on live minnows. White bass are good deeper in the creeks. Catfish are fair on live and cut shad.

NASWORTHY: GOOD. Water murky; 59-62 degrees; 0.95’ low. Black bass remain good in spawn structures and shallower coves on topwater, and with shallow baits. Crappie remain good beneath docks and bridges on minnows and jigs all day long. White bass are fair on points and deeper than expected. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits throughout the lake.

OAK CREEK: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 60-62 degrees; 0.99’ low. Largemouth bass are slowly moving into spawn with shallower vegetation using worms, spinners, and buzzbait. Crappie remain good on live minnows sticking to structure. White bass remain fair in deeper water. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, live bait and cut bait.

O.C. FISHER: FAIR. Water stained; 63 degrees; 37.72’ low. Largemouth bass are good fishing flats and vegetation on topwater and moving quickly with your casts. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair fishing points not too deep. Catfish are fair with limited structure on live and cut bait.

O.H. IVIE: GOOD. Water clear; 61 degrees; 8.98’ low. Black bass are unchanged, spawning in the river near flooded timber on worms and spinners. Crappie are good with lots of slabs moving and competing for minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, and live and cut bait. White bass are fair in creeks and river structures moving slowly.

POSSUM KINGDOM: FAIR. Water clear; 60- 63 degrees; 0.33’ low. Largemouth are fair on islands and rock-faced steep shorelines with spinners and jigs. White bass remain good throughout the river channel. Crappie are good in coves and under docks. Striped bass are slow. Catfish are good on cut shad.

SPENCE: FAIR. Water stained; 60-62 degrees; 36.46’ low. Largemouth are good around creeks, coves, and vegetation worms and topwater some days with low light. White bass remain fair on points of creeks. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait.

STAMFORD: FAIR. Water stained; 62-64 degrees; 0.79’ high. Largemouth bass are good in the backs of coves and creeks on mainly worms. The holes are more difficult this year, with the water level being a little high. Crappie are good on minnows fishing stumps and drops. White bass are fair on live shad and slabs. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait.

TWIN BUTTES: FAIR. Water stained; 61-62 degrees; 7.46’ low. Black bass have flipped the switch to good in North Lake. The only lures to use are worms and topwater close to shore. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs on structure with larger cover. White bass are still fair mid-depth. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits throughout the lake.

WHITE RIVER: SLOW. Water stained; 60-62 degrees; 21.36’ low. Drought conditions continue to be in place. Please check boat ramp access. The Largemouth bass are great in spawn on Texas rigged worms, and jigs near holes. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in shallow water. Walleye are fair with increased activity. Catfish are fair on live bait, cut bait and stinkbait.

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SABINE LAKE: GOOD. Water stained; 76-77 degrees. Speckled trout: Best trout fishing is along the shorelines. As soon as winds subside, there should be trout around jetties. Best lures are jig and soft plastics with live shrimp attached. Redfish are best on the jetties, the ship channel, or in the marsh areas. Live finger mullet, mud minnows, or jigs and soft plastics will work. The spring flounder run is on but in low numbers. We have been taking several flounder each day on jigs and soft plastics up to 4 pounds.

PORT MANSFIELD: GOOD. 74-75 degrees. All boat ramps are back open in Port Mansfield. There’s a lot of boats back on the water. Reds and flounder can be caught in the east cut and both east and west of the cut depending on wind direction using live shrimp, topwater and kwiggler paddle tail in Mansfield Margarita. Move out to the deeper water, and you will have good numbers of healthy trout using kwiggler ball tail in red white, topwater, and shrimp under popping cork.

TRINITY BAY: GOOD. 72-74 degrees. Check local ordinances related to the current pandemic as well as the status of the location you plan on fishing. All city facilities have been closed. The strong suits of this bay have been and always will be wade fishing shorelines with artificial baits or drift fishing the open bay over shell reefs & wells from the boat for speckled trout and redfish. Flounder are good on minnow around the rocks.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: GOOD. 75-76 degrees. Reopening will occur on May 1. Until then, the city of Galveston has closed all beach park amenities. Fishing piers and charter fishing operations are prohibited. In addition, the following west end beach access points are closed to vehicular traffic: The north and south side of the San Luis Pass bridge, Salt Cedar Drive access point, access point number 35 which is just to the east of the house at 24125 FM 3005 and Estuary Drive at the beach.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: GOOD. 75-76 degrees. Reopening will occur on May 1. Until then, the city of Galveston has closed all beach park amenities. Fishing piers and charter fishing operations are prohibited. In addition, the following west end beach access points are closed to vehicular traffic: The north and south side of the San Luis Pass bridge, Salt Cedar Drive access point, access point number 35 which is just to the east of the house at 24125 FM 3005 and Estuary Drive at the beach.

TEXAS CITY: GOOD. 75-76 degrees. Redfish are good over the flats on live shrimp. Flounder are good on live shrimp or minnow around the jetties. Speckled trout are good along the shoreline on shrimp. Black drum are excellent on blue crab. Sheepshead are very good around the dike. The dike will be closed weekends (starting at 5 pm Fridays and reopens Monday at 8 a.m.) effective through April 30.

FREEPORT: GOOD. 76-77 degrees. Water clarity is excellent. All Freeport beaches are closed until further notice, including Bryan Beach. The opening of boat ramps will be decided on the 30th. Black drum are good on shrimp or blue crab, slow bouncing off the bottom. Redfish will be found along the flats and are best on shrimp- on windier days, look for them to be stacked up along the shoreline chasing baitfish. Speckled trout are good on shrimp. Sheepshead are around the oyster reefs. Flounder are good around the rocks on mullet.

ROCKPORT: GOOD. 80 degrees. Mostly clear. All beaches and parks have been closed until April 30th. All public boat ramps are also closed. Shore fishing is still allowed at this time. Redfish are very good, using small white shrimp or finger mullet around the flats and edges. Trout are excellent on mullet or shrimp and are around the shoreline. Flounder are good on mullet near the rocks. Black drum are excellent and found around grass beds- blue crab or shrimp are best baits.

CORPUS CHRISTI: GOOD. 81 degrees. Check local ordinances and follow 6' guidelines. Redfish are very good on live mullet on a jighead in the shallows. Speckled trout are good around the mid-bay reefs on artificial baits or shrimp. Flounder are good on mullet or shrimp around the rocks. Black drum are good on crab and shrimp near the jetty and around structure.

SOUTH PADRE: GOOD. 80-81 degrees. Mullet and shrimp baits have proven to be great or artificials in natural colors. Speckled trout are best in deeper water transitions and are good on soft plastics. Redfish are in the shallows along the grass flats. Large amounts of black drum will be in deeper water and are best on blue crab.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: GOOD. 76 degrees. Maintain social distancing and follow local ordinances. Wading and drifting remain the best fishing methods. Black drum are good on blue crab or shrimp. Speckled trout are excellent along the shallow shoreline or around flats on shrimp. Redfish are good on live shrimp. Flounder are heating up on shrimp around the rocks.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: GOOD. 77 degrees. Maintain social distancing and follow local ordinances. Trout are good in shallow water over mud on shrimp or soft plastics. Black drum are good on blue crab around structures or vegetation. Redfish are good on soft plastics around the reefs and shorelines.

PORT O’CONNOR: GOOD. 75 degrees. Some access points may be closed. Please check with local authorities to ensure fishing activities are allowed at this time. Trout and redfish are good on shrimp. Black drum are good on blue crab or shrimp. Flounder are good around the jetties on shrimp or minnow. Sheepshead are excellent near the jetty on live shrimp.

BAFFIN BAY: VERY GOOD. 81 degrees. The only restriction that pertains to the bay is that there is an 8 p.m. curfew on the beach, this includes public piers and public boat ramps. There are no fishing restrictions as long as you adhere to the social gathering rules 10'-by-6'. This means no more than ten people in an area at a time, ensuring that everyone is 6' apart on the piers. No one will interfere with commercial and sports fisherman that adhere to the rules. It is still holding good trout, redfish, and flounder. They will most likely be found in the shallow water, less than 4'. The darker colors will perform best in dirty water. The flats have been holding good slot reds on the Eastside, and good solid trout are caught around Los Corrallos area. Flounder are good on minnow around the rocks.

PORT ISABEL: GOOD. 77 degrees. Boat ramps are open. Charter services have resumed with social distancing restrictions. Fishing may only take place during hours not covered by a curfew. No more than two people are allowed on a boat and must be on that boat to fish. Face coverings must be used. Social distancing must be practiced. Trout can be found in the shallow grass flats around the Laguna Madre and are good on shrimp. Redfish will be found in shallow water around the grass flats and are best on shrimp. Sheepshead are good on mullet around rocks. Flounder are good on fresh shrimp or mullet. Jack crevalle are good on live mullet. Black drum are good on blue crab and shrimp around vegetation.