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Texas Fishing Report

February 14, 2019

The weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Feb. 13 and also available on the internet at http://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

AUSTIN: Water lightly stained; 54-63 degrees; 0.53 feet low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigs and shakyheads. Sunfish are slow. Catfish are fair on cut or live baitfish and nightcrawlers.

BASTROP: Water stained; 56-60 degrees. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed soft plastics and jigs. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 54-58 degrees; 1.15 feet high. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and trolling Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows under lights at night in 30 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait, summer sausage, and hot dogs. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD: Water murky; 52-56 degrees; 0.28 feet high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits, black/blue jigs, and chrome/blue Rat-L-Traps in 1-5 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies and crawdad crankbaits. Crappie are fair on Li’l Fishies and tube jigs over brush piles in 15-25 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 53-57 degrees; 2.10 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse/black Rat-L-Traps and white grubs on jigheads over deeper rock piles along ledges and points in 8-20 feet. Striped bass are good drifting live shad in 28-40 feet. White bass are fair jigging Tiny Traps and Pirk Minnows. Crappie are fair on live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 55-59 degrees; 0.55 feet high. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastic worms, perch colored spinnerbaits, and shallow running chartreuse crankbaits over 5-10 feet. Striped bass are fair on jigging spoons and silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Smallmouth bass are good on red grubs and smoke/red flake tubes on jigheads. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water murky; 56-60 degrees; 0.08 feet low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLORADO RIVER: (At Colorado Bend State Park) No report available.

FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are good on green pumpkin spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Channel and blue catfish are slow.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 52-56 degrees; 0.14 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and soft plastic worms. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on minnows and liver.

GRANGER: Water murky; 51-55 degrees; 0.37 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on slabs upriver. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water murky; 54-58 degrees; 4.54 feet low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed crankbaits and yellow/white spinnerbaits over and around humps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on silver Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads in the channel. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue/white tube jigs. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water murky; 53-57 degrees; 0.39 feet high. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on black/chartreuse, and watermelon jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 56-60 degrees; 0.04 feet high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on spoons. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with cut shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 57-61 degrees; 4.02 feet high. Black bass are fair on perch colored Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE HOLLOW: Water murky; 56-60 degrees; 0.25 feet high. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastic worms and small crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Carp are fair on corn. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 53-57 degrees; 0.51 feet high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/black crankbaits and spinnerbaits in 25-35 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies around docks. Crappie are good on minnows and pink/white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water murky. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on chartreuse striper jigs in the coves and at the hot water outlet. White bass are good on minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 54-58 degrees; 1.57 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/black spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and small spoons. Crappie are slow. Catfish are fair on hot dogs and liver.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water clear; 47-52 degrees; 0.70 feet high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, weightless Senkos and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

BENBROOK: Water stained; 46-50 degrees; 0.66 feet high. Black bass are slow on deep diving crankbaits, shakeyhead worms and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BOB SANDLIN: Water lightly stained; 48-52 degrees; 0.37 feet high. Black bass are fair on shakeyhead worms, lipless crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water stained; 46-49 degrees; 0.04 feet high. Black bass are slow on squarebill crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and weightless Senkos. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BRIDGEPORT: Water lightly stained; 46-50 degrees: 0.16 feet high. Black bass are slow on Ned rigs, shakeyhead worms and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

CADDO: Water lightly stained; 48-52 degrees; 1.80 feet high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, white spinnerbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

CEDAR CREEK: Water lightly stained; 46-49 degrees, 0.17 feet high. Black bass are slow on shakeyhead worms, lipless crankbaits and wacky rigged worms. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs.

COOPER: Water stained; 47-50 degrees; 0.91 feet high. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, Texas rigged craws and weightless Senkos. Crappie are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper and white bass are fair on slabs.

EAGLE MOUNTAIN: Water lightly stained; 46-50 degrees; 0.34 feet high. Black bass are good on black and blue jigs, spinnerbaits, and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

FAIRFIELD: Water lightly stained. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, bladed jigs and spinnerbaits. No report on other species.

FORK: Water lightly stained; 46-51 degrees; 0.03 feet high. Black bass are fair on black Colorado bladed spinnerbaits, bladed jigs, and football jigs. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs near bridges. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

GRAPEVINE: Water stained; 46-49 degrees; 0.79 feet high. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits, shakeyhead worms and bladed jigs. White bass and hybrid bass are good on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

JOE POOL: Water stained; 46-49 degrees; 0.43 feet low. Black bass are slow on spinnerbaits, Texas rigged craws and shakeyhead worms. White bass are fair on slabs and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 48-52 degrees: 1.25 feet high. Black bass are good on bladed jigs, lipless crankbaits and weightless Senkos. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

LAVON: Water stained; 47-50 degrees: 0.52 feet high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws, lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

LEWISVILLE: Water stained; 46-49 degrees; 0.32 feet high. Black bass are fair on weightless Senkos, spinnerbaits and shakeyhead worms. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water lightly stained; 75-82 degrees; 0.06 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, weightless Senkos and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

MONTICELLO: Water stained; 46-49 degrees; 2.30 feet low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, spinnerbaits and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

PALESTINE: Water lightly stained; 46-50 degrees; 0.56 feet high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, spinnerbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water lightly stained; 46-49 degrees; 0.05 feet high. Black bass are slow on football jigs, Texas rigged creature baits and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water stained: 46-50 degrees; 0.90 feet high. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged worms, bladed jigs and white spinnerbaits. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 45-49 degrees; 0.27 feet high. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, shakeyhead worms and Texas rigged worms. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs Catfish are slow on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained to muddy; 48-51 degrees; 0.54 feet high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, Texas rigged craws and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

TEXOMA: Water stained to muddy; 45-49 degrees; 1.24 feet low. Black bass are fair on umbrella rigs, shakeyhead worms and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Striped bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

WEATHERFORD: Water stained; 45-49 degrees; 0.12 feet low. Black bass are slow on shakyhead worms, bladed jigs and weightless Senkos. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained; 48-53 degrees; 5.49 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, spinnerbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water murky; 58-62 degrees; 23.82 feet low. Black bass are good on football jigs, crankbaits, jigging spoons, and soft plastics. Striped bass are good on slabs and jigging spoons. White bass are good on slabs and jigging spoons. Catfish are fair on shrimp, nightcrawlers, and cheesebait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.

BRAUNIG: Water murky. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastics and spinnerbaits near the dam. Striped bass are fair down rigging silver and gold spoons and marble spinners near the dam. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait.

CALAVERAS: Water murky. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps around reed beds. Striped bass are good on spoons and jigs near the crappie wall and the dam in 15-20 feet. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water murky; 57-61 degrees; 13.91 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. White bass are fair on minnows upriver. Crappie are slow. Drum are fair on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on punchbait in 2-7 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLETO CREEK: Water stained; 55 degrees in the main lake, 87 degrees at the hot water discharge, 67-71 degrees in main lake; 0.33 feet high. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics and spinnerbaits in 4-8 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines and droplines baited with live perch in 8-10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

CORPUS CHRISTI LAKE: Water off color; 61-66 degrees; 0.19 feet high. Black bass are fair on drop shot rigs, Texas rigs and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and live shad.

FALCON: Water murky; 56-60 degrees; 25.48 feet low. Black bass are fair on perch colored soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.

TEXANA: Water stained; 60-66 degrees; 0.15 feet low. Black bass are slow to fair on Senkos, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

SOUTHEAST

CONROE: Water murky; 55-59 degrees; 0.08 feet high. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps in 15-30 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait, liver, and frozen shrimp.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water murky. Black bass are fair on watermelon red and watermelon/white soft plastics and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp and stinkbait.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water murky; 54-58 degrees; 0.27 feet high. Black bass are fair on buzzbaits, green pumpkin spinnerbaits, and crankbaits in 8-15 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on live minnows. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water stained; 55-59 degrees; 0.30 feet high. Black bass are good on buzzbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps and soft plastics. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water stained; 57-61 degrees; 9.25 feet high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastic worms and shallow running crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait.

STEINHAGEN: 0.05 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water stained; 56-60 degrees; 0.77 feet low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs over brush piles. Bream are fair on worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: Water off color; 39-48 degrees; 36.53 feet low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow to fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

MACKENZIE: Water stained; 41-49 degrees; 78.57 feet low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

MEREDITH: Water fairly clear; 41-52 degrees; 49.25 feet low. No reports on black bass. No reports of smallmouth. There are a few reports of walleye being caught on live bait and artificials. Bream and channel catfish are being caught in limited numbers.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water clear main lake, stained up the river; 46-59 degrees; 5.35 feet low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow to fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on cut and live bait.

ARROWHEAD: Water stained; 48-57 degrees; 0.01 feet low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.

COLORADO CITY: Water fairly clear; 49-58 degrees; 12.36 feet low. Black bass are slow on shakyheads and jigs. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water stained; 48-58 degrees; 0.53 feet high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are slow to fair on live minnows around deeper structure. Catfish are good on live and cut bait.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water stained; 49-57 degrees; 0.21 feet high. Black bass are slow to fair on jigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on live and cut bait.

NASWORTHY: Water stained; 48-58 degrees; 0.66 feet low. Black bass are slow on drop shot rigs, Texas rigs and jigs. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on live bait and nightcrawlers.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 48-57 degrees; 0.27 feet high. Black bass are slow on shakyheads. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait.

O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 49-58 degrees; 16.55 feet low. Black bass are slow to fair on shakyheads, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on cut and live bait.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water fairly clear; 47-59 degrees; 0.05 feet high. Black bass are slow on jigs and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait.

SPENCE: 36.38 feet low. Black bass are slow. No report on crappie. Catfish are fair on cut bait and nightcrawlers.

STAMFORD: Water stained to muddy; 52-63 degrees; 0.72 feet high. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow to fair on live minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Blue catfish are fair on cut and live bait.

SWEETWATER: Water stained; 56-64 degrees; 0.25 feet high. This lake is currently experiencing a fish kill due to golden alga. Biologists are monitoring the situation and will post updates as they become available. Fish populations have been substantially reduced by the golden alga blooms.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 46-59 degrees; 23.46 feet low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow on live minnows. Catfish are fair on cut and live bait.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good on the Louisiana shoreline on Down South Lures. Flounder are fair on jigs tipped with shrimp around marsh drains.

SOUTH SABINE: Flounder are good on the flats on the incoming tide. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good around Garrison Ridge on topwaters and Corkies.

BOLIVAR: Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on soft plastics and plugs. Black drum and redfish are good at Rollover Pass.

TRINITY BAY: Catfish are good around Long Island Bayou and shrimp. Redfish are fair to good around the spillway on live bait.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are good on the south shoreline on MirrOlures and Corkies. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp. Black drum are fair to good in the Ship Channel on crabs.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair to good for drifters working shell on live shrimp and Gulps. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Redfish are good in the back lakes on shrimp and Gulps.

TEXAS CITY: Black drum are good in are channel on crabs. Trout are fair on the reefs on live shrimp on the incoming tide.

FREEPORT: Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay and Bastrop Bay. Black drum and redfish are good at the jetties on cracked blue crabs.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair to good while drifting deep shell with plastics Redfish are fair for drifters in the back lakes on live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Redfish are fair to good on the edge of Oyster Lake on shrimp and mullet. Trout are fair to good for waders on Down South Lures over sand and grass.

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are fair on soft plastics over soft mud. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp.

ROCKPORT: Trout are fair to good in Morris-Cummings Cut on free-lined shrimp. Black drum are good in the Lydia Ann Channel on crabs. Redfish are good in the back of Allyn’s Bight on Gulps, mullet and shrimp.

PORT ARANSAS: Black drum are good in the Shrimpboat Channel on crabs and finger mullet. Redfish, black drum and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Black drum and redfish are fair to good in the Packery Channel on crabs.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are fair to good for waders working the King Ranch shoreline on Gamblers, Down South Lures, Bass Assassins and Corkies. Black drum are good in the Land Cut on crabs. Trout are fair to good in the Land Cut on live shrimp.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are fair to good on Corkies around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on Gulps and DOA Shrimp. Black drum and redfish are good on crabs at East Cut.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout are good around the spoil islands, channel edges and color changes on DOA Shrimp in 3-4 feet of water. Black drum, redfish and sheepshead are good at the jetty.

PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are fair to good at Gas Well Flats on DOAs. Redfish are fair to good on the flats and in South Bay on DOA Shrimp and live shrimp.

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