Texas Bass Fishing Reports March 2005 – Lake Mohave

ALAN HENRY

Water lightly stained; 49 degrees; .07′ low. Black bass are fair on
shad-colored jerkbaits and jigs suspended in trees. Crappie are good on
minnows and jigs.

AMISTAD

Water fairly clear; 58 degrees. Black bass are very good on Carolina
rigged watermelon seed, watermelon seed red, and red shad soft plastics
and deep diving crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on striper jigs and
slabs in the Castle Canyon area and up the rivers. White bass are fair
on striper jigs and slabs in the Castle Canyon area and up the rivers.
Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cheesebait over
baited holes in 5 – 40 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

ARROWHEAD

Water muddy in upper end; 54 degrees; 3.7′ low. Black bass are slow
around rocky areas and flooded vegetation on shallow running crankbaits
and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs suspended 13-15
feet near the derricks. White bass are fair on mud flats on
shad-imitation crankbaits and larger jigs with inline spinners. Blue
catfish are good on cut shad and prepared baits just off the river
channel in the mid-lake area and above.

ATHENS

Water stained; 50-57 degrees. Black bass are good on soft plastics and
Rat-L-Traps in 8-12 feet around man made brush piles. Crappie are fair
on live minnows in 10-15 feet around docks with brush. Catfish are fair
on prepared baits fished over baited holes in 12-15 feet.

BASTROP

Water murky. Black bass are slow on silver spinnerbaits and shallow
diving crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue
catfish are fair on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BAYLOR

Water lightly stained; 48 degrees. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow.

BELTON

Water murky; 4.00′ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow.
White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are
slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

BOB SANDLIN

Water clear; 50-56 degrees; 0.15′ low. Black bass are good on red
Rat-L-Traps and plastic worms in 10-18 feet; most bass still around the
mouth of creeks with adjacent shallow flats. Crappie are fair on jigs
and minnows around heavy brush in 15-25 feet. White bass are good on
jigging spoons in 20-24 feet. Catfish are fair on jug- and trotlines
with live bait.

BRAUNIG

Water stained; 71 degrees; Black bass to 8 pounds are fair along the
shorelines and near structure. Striped bass to 6.5 pounds are fair on
chicken livers and Tony Accetta spoons. Redfish to 18 pounds are fair
on live perch and tilapia. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp, liver,
and stinkbait. Blue catfish are fair on chicken livers, shrimp,
stinkbait, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

BRIDGEPORT

Water stained; 50-56 degrees. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms
and shad pattern medium running crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows
in 12-18 feet. White bass are fair to good on slabs and live shad in
15-20 feet. Hybrid striper are fair on live bait. Channel catfish are
good on cut bait and worms in 15-20 feet in holes baited with soured
grain.

BROWNWOOD

Water murky; 51 degrees; 0.68′ high. Black bass are fair on black/blue
jigs and waterbug colored Sweet Beavers and brush hogs in the rivers
and in the main lake in wind-blown rocky areas. Hybrid striper are
slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on small tubes and minnows
in the rivers and at Kirkland docks. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow
catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN

Water clear; 55 degrees; 0.46′ low. Black bass to 5 pounds are good
dead-sticking bubblegum Snap Back soft jerkbaits, ¼oz. crawfish
Rat-L-Traps, and suspending Rogues in 5 – 15 feet. Striped bass are
good trolling ½oz. Hyper Striper jigs with trailers around The Willows
in 30 feet, and on large diving shad-imitators and chrome Spin Traps in
surfacing schools. White bass are fair to good on 2in. Spoiler Shad
swim baits, Tiny Traps, and white Road Runners just inside the mouth of
large creeks and the main river channel below Mud Island. Crappie are
fair to good on white and chartreuse Curb’s crappie jigs and live
minnows under baited docks. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue
catfish are slow.

CADDO

Water stained; 51-56 degrees; 1.13′ high. Black bass are good on orange
belly Rogues and black or grape 6″ plastic worms in 3-6 feet around
single cypress trees. Crappie are fair on chartreuse or
black/chartreuse jigs and live minnows in 4-6 feet in Johnson’s Woods.
Yellow bass are excellent on baby crawfish in channels with current.
White bass are good on slabs and spoons in 8-10 feet at channel
intersections below Johnson’s Ranch. Channel catfish are excellent on
limb lines baited with small pieces of hot dog soaked in garlic and
olive oil.

CALAVERAS

Water stained; 70 degrees; Black bass to 7 pounds are good on plastic
worms and grubs around the reed beds along the shorelines. Striped bass
to 6 pounds are fair on chicken livers and shad. Redfish to 16 pounds
are fair on perch, tilapia, and shrimp on the bottom. Catfish to 4
pounds are fair to good on nightcrawlers, shad, and liver in 10 – 20
feet.

CANYON LAKE

Water clear; 57 degrees; 0.35′ high. Black bass to 10 pounds are very
good on pumpkin/chartreuse Snap Back lizards, crawfish Rat-L-Traps, and
Texas rigged pumpkin plastic stickbaits along points in 5 – 12 feet.
Striped bass are fair to good vertically jigging ½oz. silver Pirk
Minnows, 3″ Spoiler Shads, and white bucktails with grub trailers along
channel break lines in 35 feet. White bass are very good (staging for
the spawning run) on ¼oz. silver Pirk Minnows, 2″ Spoiler Shads, and
Blade Runners in 25 – 40 feet. Smallmouth bass to 5 pounds are good on
crawfish tubes, pumpkin Sliding Weight crawfish, and root beer/green
curl tail grubs. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish to 4 pounds are fair
upriver. Yellow and blue catfish to 19 pounds are good on juglines.

CEDAR CREEK

Water stained; 60-55 degrees; 0.14′ high. Black bass are fair on
spinnerbaits and plastic worms around vegetation in 6-10 feet. White
bass are good on slabs in 18-22 feet on main lake humps. Hybrid striper
are fair on 4″ glow Sassy Shad under the birds; better catches coming
between Crappie Island and the dam. Crappie are good on tube jigs in
20-25 feet around heavy man made brush piles. Catfish are good in 4-15
feet on fresh shad just out from windblown banks.

CHOKE CANYON

Water stained; 60 degrees; 0.14′ high. Black bass to 10 pounds are
excellent on gold sparkle spinnerbaits with chartreuse skirts in the
backs of major creeks in 3 – 6 feet early. White bass are excellent on
Riverside Mystic Shad, chartreuse 1.5in. YUM Wooly Hawgtails, 1/16oz.
chartreuse Road Runners, and large minnows at the Hwy. 99 Bridge.
Crappie are good on gray crickets, 1/16oz. white Road Runners, and live
minnows over brushpiles and pilings. Channel and blue catfish are fair
on live minnows, nightcrawlers, and Lewis King punchbait. Yellow
catfish are fair on trotlines and juglines baited with live hybrid
perch.

COLEMAN

Water slightly stained; 51 degrees; 0.41′ high. Black bass are very
good on chartreuse/white Senkos, cherry seed lizards, chartreuse spider
grubs and crankbaits, white spinnerbaits, and black/blue jigs. Hybrid
striper are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow.
Yellow catfish are slow.

COLETO CREEK

Water murky; 68 degrees (76 degrees at hot water discharge); 0.19′ low.
Black bass to 6 pounds are good on Carolina rigged soft plastics in 6 –
8 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie to 1 pound
are excellent on minnows in
10 – 12 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 2
pounds are fair on perch and liver in 10 – 12 feet. Yellow catfish to 6
pounds are fair on trotlines baited with perch and cutbait.

COLORADO CITY

Water clear; 53 degrees; .9′ low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are
slow. White bass are slow. Redfish are slow. Catfish are slow.


COLORADO RIVER

(At Colorado Bend State Park) Water murky. Black bass are slow. Striped
bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue
catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

CONROE

Water stained; 0.23′ high. Black bass are good on watermelon seed and
watermelon red spinnerbaits and shallow diving crankbaits in 1 – 6
feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and small tube
jigs. Catfish are good on liver, stinkbait, and shrimp.

COOPER

Water stained; 50-55 degrees. Black bass are fair in 6-8 feet on white
spinnerbaits and soft plastic shad imitations. Crappie are slow to fair
on Betts Crinkle jigs and minnows on main lake brush piles. Catfish are
good on prepared baits in 8-16 feet along creek channels. White bass
are fair.

DUNLAP/MCQUEENEY

Water stained; 50 degrees. Black bass are good on 3/8oz. black and red
Oldham’s jigs with black Uncle Josh’s pork trailers around docks in 8 –
15 feet, and on 4″ red worms with 3/16oz. standing weights around
docks, break lines, and brushpiles near the river channel in 8 – 15
feet. Crappie are slow on live minnows and 1/8oz. white Curbs crappie
jigs around brushpiles at night under lights. White bass are slow.
Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

FAIRFIELD

Water clear; 51-75 degrees; normal pool. Black bass are good on worms
fished around mid-lake points and reed beds. Crappie are slow. Catfish
are good on fresh shad and shrimp in 12-18 feet drifted on mid to lower
lake points and around the hot water discharge. Redfish are good with
surface schooling action on large Rat-L-Traps and Sassy Shad on 1/4oz.
heads; several fish in the 15-25 pound range landed the past week.

FALCON

Water fairly clear; 62 degrees. Black bass to 13 pounds are very good
on chartreuse and white spinnerbaits and dark soft plastics. Striped
bass are slow. Catfish are very good on liver and frozen shrimp. Yellow
catfish are slow. Mexican fishing licenses and boat permits are
required to fish in Mexican waters. Everyone in the boat must have a
Mexico Fishing License whether fishing or not.

FORK

Water stained; 50-56 degrees; 0.36′ low. Black bass are fair to good on
red Rat-L-Traps and white/chartreuse spinnerbaits in 8 feet along main
lake grass lines. The deeper bite (18-26 feet) is fair on silver/black
backed suspending Rogues around main lake points with grass. Crappie
are fair on minnows in 30-36 feet on the deep flats on the lower end of
the lake. Catfish are fair on minnows and prepared baits in 20 feet.
Yellow bass are good on small jigs in 20-22 feet. TFF Lake Fork Open
Team Bass Tournament held March 26 – see texasfishingforum.com/lakefork
or call (817) 488-8824.

FT. PHANTOM HILL

Water clear; 51 degrees; .4′ low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live bait. White bass are fair. Catfish are fair.

GIBBONS CREEK

Water stained. Black bass are good on watermelon red and watermelon
seed spinnerbaits and soft plastics, and on shallow diving crankbaits.
Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on
stinkbait and shrimp.

GRANBURY

Water murky; 0.47′ low. Black bass are slow on watermelon and
chartreuse soft plastic worms and lizards. Striped bass are slow. White
bass are slow on silver slabs and live bait. Crappie are fair on
minnows and small tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and live
bait.

GRANGER

Water murky; 58 degrees; 1.17′ high. Black bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps
and Stanley Jigs near the mouth of the river. White bass are fair on
twister tail jigs and small white marabou jigs up the river near
Circleville. Crappie to 2.4 pounds are fair on Bass Assassin Jigs and
minnows in 5 – 20 feet. Blue catfish are fair on cutbait and prepared
baits. Yellow catfish are slow.

GRAPEVINE

Water stained; 50-55 degrees; 0.22′ high. Black bass are fair on
Carolina rigged worms and shad pattern crankbaits in 8-15 feet around
submerged vegetation and brush. Crappie are fair on minnows around
docks with brush. White bass are good on jigging spoons and slabs
around humps and points in 20-24 feet. Catfish are good on punchbait
and fresh shad in 15-20 feet in baited holes.

GREENBELT

Water lightly stained; 47 degrees; 24.25′ low. Black bass are fair on
slow-rolled shad-colored spinnerbaits and suspending jerkbaits along
secondary points. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are
good on live bait and shad-colored jerkbaits worked along the dam.
Smallmouth bass are fair on live bait and jerkbaits. Walleye are fair
on live bait. Catfish are good on minnows.

HOUSTON COUNTY

Water stained; 61 degrees; 0.98′ high. Black bass are good on black
buzzbaits with black and white skirts, orange/black Rat-L-Traps, and
orange crankbaits near subdivisions and near ledges in 8 feet, and on
purple worms with chartreuse tails and gold spinnerbaits with
chartreuse and orange skirts near grass edges and sandy banks in 2
feet. Crappie are fair on live minnows and yellow/chartreuse beetle
spinnerbaits near piers at night in 3 – 6 feet. Catfish are slow.

HUBBARD CREEK

Water lightly stained; 54 degrees; 11.4′ low. Black bass are slow.
Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass and hybrid striper are
fair on live bait. Catfish are fair on chicken liver and shad.

JOE POOL

Water stained; 50-55 degrees; 0.32′ high. Black bass are fair in 6-10
feet on Rat-L-Traps and Texas rigged worms. Crappie are fair on minnows
and jigs around Corps of Engineers brush piles and bridge columns in
12-20 feet. White bass are good on chrome or white jigs in 20-24 feet
around main lake points and humps. Channel catfish are fair drift
fishing fresh shad and prepared baits around points and humps in 10-20
feet.

LAKE O’ THE PINES

Water stained; 50-55 degrees; 0.27′ high. Black bass are fair on worms
and crawfish pattern crankbaits; some fish landed on jigging spoons
from deep water by anglers fishing for white bass. Crappie are fair on
minnows in 18-24 feet around standing timber and brush. White bass are
fair on jigging spoons and live minnows in 15-20 feet. Catfish are fair
in 15-20 feet on nightcrawlers and cutbait on holes baited with soured
grain.

LAVON

Water stained; 50-54 degrees; 0.44′ high. Black bass are fair on
Rat-L-Traps and soft plastic worms in 8-15 feet. Crappie are fair on
minnows in 20 feet around standing timber and man made brushpiles off
main lake points. White bass are fair on white/chartreuse slabs fished
vertically on main lake points in 20-22 feet. Catfish are good drift
fishing cut bait in 30-40 feet around mid-lake points.

LBJ

Water clear; 55 degrees; 0.50′ low. (Refilling began Feb. 21) Black
bass are very good on Texas Red Terminator spinnerbaits, ¼oz. #46
Rat-L-Traps, and wacky rigged black/blue Wacky Sticks tight to deep
brushpiles and stumps along channel break lines. White bass are fair
vertically jigging Pirk Minnows, chrome Tiny Traps, and Spoiler Shad
swim baits in channels and ditches in the main lake. Crappie are fair
on Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows under docks. Channel catfish
are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines.

LEWISVILLE

Water stained; 50-55 degrees; 0.06′ high. Black bass are fair on jigs
in 10-12 feet around docks with brush and tire breakwaters. Crappie are
fair to good on minnows in 15-20 feet around boathouses. White bass are
good on jigging spoons in 20-24 feet around main lake points and humps.
Catfish are good drift fishing fresh cutbait on main lake points and
humps in 20-30 feet.

LIVINGSTON

Water stained; 60 degrees; 0.88′ high. Black bass are good on
spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow.
White bass are slow. Crappie are very good on minnows. Channel and blue
catfish are good on brown crawfish. Yellow catfish are slow.

MACKENZIE

Water lightly stained; 46 degrees; 66.7′ low. Black bass are fair on
jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass and striped bass
are fair on minnows. Smallmouth bass are fair on live bait. Walleye are
fair on live bait and jerkbaits. Catfish are fair on shad and chicken
liver.

MARTIN CREEK

Water clear; 51 degrees mid-lake, 76 at hotwater discharge; normal
pool. Black bass are good in 3-8 feet on jigs and lizards fished in the
hotwater discharge cove. Crappie are fair on minnows in 20-30 feet over
submerged brush and timber. Channel catfish are good on prepared baits
in 15-20 feet around baited holes.

MEDINA

Water stained; 61 degrees; 0.53′ high. Black bass to 4 pounds are good
on gold shad JoBabies, gold Nichols spinnerbaits, and green pumpkin YUM
Houdini Shads off main lake points in 4 – 8 feet. Striped bass to 8
pounds are fair trolling Hellbenders off main lake points in 15 – 18
feet. White bass are very good on chartreuse Berkley Blade Dancers and
large minnows upriver in 8 – 10 feet, and trolling firetiger Bomber As
off main lake points. Smallmouth bass to 3 pounds are good on
black/blue Terminator Finesse jigs with junebug YUM Wooly Hawgtail
trailers over rock piles and steep ledges. Crappie are fair on live
minnows, gray crickets, and pink Fle-Flys around brushpiles and
pilings. Channel and blue catfish are fair on Lewis King punchbait,
chicken livers, and live minnows in 6 – 12 feet. Yellow catfish are
fair on live perch, comets, and jumbo minnows.

MEREDITH

Water lightly stained; 45 degrees; 22.77′ low. Black bass are fair on
minnows and suspended jerkbaits off secondary points in coves. Crappie
are fair on jigs tipped with minnows. White bass are fair on jigs
tipped with minnows. Smallmouth bass are fair on jerkbaits and slabs
tipped with minnows. Walleye are good on bottom bouncers and minnows
along main lake points. Channel catfish are fair.

MONTICELLO

Water clear; 50 degrees upper end, 76 degrees at hotwater discharge.
Black bass are fair to good in shallow water on soft plastics; females
are on nests in shallow water around shorelines close to the hotwater
discharge. Points adjacent the railroad bridge are good spots to
intercept bass migrating into shallow water to spawn. Crappie are slow.
Channel catfish are good on prepared baits in 20-30 feet in the center
of creek channels on holes baited with soured grain and drift fishing
shrimp in the hotwater discharge area.

MURVAUL

No report available.

NASWORTHY

Water lightly stained; 48 degrees. Black bass are slow. Crappie are
fair. Redfish are fair. White bass and striped bass are fair on
minnows. Catfish are fair on chicken liver.

NAVARRO MILLS

Water clear; 1.73′ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow.
Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow
catfish are slow.

O.H. IVIE

Water lightly stained; 55 degrees; 22′ low. Black bass are fair on live
bait and Carolina-rigged dark plastics tipped chartreuse fished along
humps and creek channels. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White
bass are good on live bait. Smallmouth bass are fair on live baits.
Channel catfish are fair on prepared and live bait.

OAK CREEK

Water lightly stained; 49 degrees; 24.25′ low. Black bass are fair.
Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on live bait. No
boat ramps open. 4×4 vehicles can unload on the dirt road near the dam.

PALESTINE

Water clear lower lake, stained upper end; 50-55 degrees; 0.47′ high.
Black bass are good on jigs and trick worms in 8-12 feet around
boathouses with brush and along the river on the upper end around
stickups. Crappie fair on minnows and chartreuse/black jigs in 15-20
feet around standing timber and heavy submerged brush. Catfish are good
on fresh cutbait along channels in 20-24 feet. White bass are good on
Road Runners and soft plastic shad imitations along the river channel
in the upper end of the lake. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad and
Sassy Shad.

PALO DURO

Water lightly stained; 44 degrees; 43.25′ low. Black bass are fair.
Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Smallmouth bass are fair on live
bait. Walleye are fair. Catfish are good on prepared baits.

PAT MAYSE

Water stained; 49-54 degrees; normal pool. Black bass are good on white
spinnerbaits and Carolina rigged Top Dog lizards in 6-8 feet. Crappie
are fair on black/chartreuse Betts Crinkle jigs and small live minnows
in 24-27 feet on main lake brush piles. Catfish are fair on prepared
baits and nightcrawlers in creek channels. White bass are fair on slabs
in 20-28 feet around mid lake humps. Hybrid striper are good on
suspending crankbaits.

POSSUM KINGDOM

Water clear; 55 degrees; .75′ low. Black bass are fair. Crappie are
slow. White bass are good near Carter Bend. Striped bass are slow on
live bait fished vertically in the lower part of the lake. Channel and
blue catfish are fair just above the reservoir on trotlines baited with
shad. Note: Golden alga is affecting fewer shoreline areas with a shad
die-off.

PROCTOR

Water murky; 2.91′ high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow.
White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are
slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

RAY HUBBARD

Water stained; 48-54 degrees; normal pool. Black bass are fair on Texas
rigged worms with a light weight in 6-12 feet around rip rap. Crappie
are fair on minnows and jigs at the fishing barges in 12-18 feet and on
the main lake on man made brush piles in 20 feet. White bass are good
on slabs and Sassy Shad fished close to bottom around Robertson Point
and The Peanut. Hybrid striper and striped bass are fair in 20 feet on
4″ Sassy Shad. Catfish are fair on fresh shad and prepared baits in
24-28 feet on holes baited with soured grain.

RAY ROBERTS

Water stained; 49-55 degrees; 0.19′ high. Black bass fair on
Rat-L-Traps around isolated cedar trees in 6-10 feet; some fish still
being landed on jigging spoons in 24 feet at mouth of creeks. Crappie
are good on minnows and black/chartreuse jigs in 28-30 feet around main
lake points and humps with submerged brush. White bass are excellent on
silver jigging spoons and slabs in 22-28 feet. Catfish are good on
prepared baits in 12-20 feet along sheltered creeks.

RICHLAND-CHAMBERS

Water stained; 50-56 degrees; 0.46′ high. Black bass are slow. White
bass are excellent on white or chartreuse slabs fished close to the
bottom in 20-24 feet around Pelican Island and Wind Sock Point. Hybrid
striper to 8 pounds are fair on Sassy Shad and slabs; some topwater
schooling on the edge of The 309 Flats. Crappie are slow on minnows in
20-30 feet around heavy brush and timber. Catfish are good drift
fishing fresh shad in 15-20 feet around the 309 Flats.

SAM RAYBURN

Water stained north, lightly stained south; 58 degrees; 2.86′
high.
Black bass are good on watermelon and green pumpkin Wacky Worms,
Senkos, lizards, and tubes in buck brush. Crappie are fair on live
shiners and pink/white jigs near brush tops in 25 – 30 feet. Catfish
are good on juglines baited with live bait and prepared bait.

SOMERVILLE

Water stained; 1.90′ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are
slow. White bass are fair on spinnerbaits and spoons. Crappie are good
on minnows and jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish
are slow.

SPENCE

Water lightly stained; 54 degrees; 48.35′ low. Black bass are fair on
Carolina-rigged dark red plastics. Crappie are fair on minnows and
jigs. White bass are fair. Striped bass and hybrid striper are slow.
Catfish are slow.

STAMFORD

Water lightly stained; 53 degrees; 4.12′ low. Black bass are slow.
Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. White and striped bass are fair
on slabs tipped with minnows. Catfish are fair.

STEINHAGEN

0.27′ high. No report available.

STILLHOUSE

Water fairly clear; 57 degrees; 1.98′ high. Black bass are fair on
Carolina rigged soft plastics. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are
slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on
shrimp and chicken livers. Yellow catfish are slow.

SWEETWATER

Water lightly stained; 54 degrees; 30.63′ low. Black bass are slow.
Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on live bait
and roadrunners. Catfish are good on live baits and prepared baits.

TAWAKONI

Water stained; 50-55 degrees; 0.09′ high. Black bass are fair on
plastic worms around marinas and docks with brush in 8-12 feet. Crappie
are fair on live minnows jigs in 12-18 feet at the Duck Cove Fishing
Barge and around man made brush piles; best bite during low-light
conditions. White bass are good on 1oz. white or chartreuse slabs
fished close to the bottom around upper lake humps and ridges. Striped
bass and hybrid striper are fair on 4″ Sassy Shad and 1 to 2oz. slabs
fished close to the bottom in 20-24 feet. Catfish are excellent on
fresh shad and prepared baits in 15-20 feet around points close to the
mouth of creeks – larger blues hitting large pieces of fresh cutbait on
5/0 circle hooks in 35-40 feet.

TEXOMA

Water clear; 50-55 degrees; 0.57′ high. Black bass are fair to good on
jigs and soft plastics fished around boat docks in sheltered waters
with cover. Crappie are fair on minnows around boathouses in 20-30
feet. Striped bass are excellent on live bait, Sassy Shad and slabs in
30-40 feet along the river ledges. Blue catfish are excellent on cut
bait and live shad along the submerged river ledges and adjacent flats.

TOLEDO BEND

Water stained north, lightly stained south; 60 degrees; 2.22′ low.
Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged lizards and French Fries around
main lake grass beds on the south end, Texas rigged soft plastic
lizards and worms around shoreline cover at mid lake, and on
spinnerbaits and shallow running crankbaits around shoreline cover and
jigging spoons over deeper drops in the north end in 15 – 25 feet.
Crappie are fair on shiners over planted brush tops in the Chicken Coop
area above the Pendleton Bridge.

TRAVIS

Water murky; 57 degrees; 2.10′ high. Black bass to 4 pounds are good on
red shad worms, brown jigs, and white drop shot rigs in 15 – 42 feet.
Striped bass are slow. White bass to 1 pound are fair on shad rap
crankbaits and jigging spoons in 10 – 35 feet. Crappie to 1 pound are
fair on minnows and pink and blue tube jigs in 12 – 32 feet. Channel
and blue catfish to 4 pounds are fair on fresh cutbait and
nightcrawlers in 30 – 40 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

TYLER

No report available.

WALTER E. LONG

Water clear. Black bass are fair on minnows and small crankbaits.
Hybrid striper are good on minnows, silver spoons, Rat-L-Traps, and
gold and black shysters. White bass are good on minnows, silver spoons,
and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish
are fair on shrimp, stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and frozen shad. Yellow
catfish are slow.

WHITE RIVER

Water lightly stained; 55 degrees; 18′ low. Black bass are fair on
black/blue jigs and shad-colored crankbaits. Crappie are good on jigs
and minnows. Walleye are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are fair on
live bait.

WHITNEY

Water stained; 1.78′ low. Black bass are slow on shallow diving
crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are
fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp.

WICHITA

Water clearing; 55 degrees. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow.
White bass and hybrid striped bass are fair on large minnows and white
twister-tails along the dam. Channel catfish are fair on trotlines
baited with shrimp, punchbait or shad. Note: East and north boat ramps
are open.

WRIGHT PATMAN

Water stained; 50-55 degrees. Black bass are slow to fair on Texas
rigged worms and red Rat-L-Traps around brush and stick-ups in 6-12
feet. Crappie fair on live minnows and chartreuse jigs at Kelly Creek
Marina and over submerged brush in 12-18 feet. Catfish are good in
15-20 feet on prepared baits in holes baited with soured grain.
– Lake Mohave

– Lake Mohave

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