Texas Fishing Report

The weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Jan. 30 and also available on the internet at http://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

AUSTIN: Water lightly stained; 48-57 degrees; 0.52 feet low. Black bass are slow on jigs, Texas rigs and spoons. Sunfish are slow on cut nightcrawlers and corn. Catfish are fair on cut and live baitfish.

BASTROP: Water stained; 56-60 degrees. Black bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps and chartreuse jigs. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 54-58 degrees; 7.48 feet 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.

BROWNWOOD: Water murky; 52-56 degrees; 0.28 feet high. Black bass are good on chartreuse jigs, crankbaits, and watermelon worms in 10-25 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on Li'l Fishies and minnows over brush piles in 10-25 feet. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, minnows and frozen shrimp in 10-20 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 53-57 degrees; 1.87 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon red curl tail grubs on jigheads, black Curb's hair jigs, and suspending crankbaits along ledges in 10-20 feet. Striped bass are fair drifting live shad, and jigging Spoiler Shad in 25-40 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 55-59 degrees; 1.26 feet high. Black bass are good on pumpkin worms, Texas rigged Red Shad worms, and tubes on jigheads in stickups in 6-15 feet. Striped bass are fair jigging Pirk Minnows and trolling Shad Raps on down riggers over humps in the lower end of the lake. White bass are fair on blade baits along main lake bluffs. Smallmouth bass are fair on smoke drop shot worms along main lake points and bluff ledges. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water murky; 56-60 degrees; 0.02 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon and dark red soft plastics, Rat-L-Traps, and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps. Channel and blue catfish are slow.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 52-56 degrees; 0.09 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons. White bass are fair on silver spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp and stinkbait.

GRANGER: Water murky; 51-55 degrees; 0.35 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water murky; 54-58 degrees; 4.59 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on green pumpkin tubes and black/blue Curb's jigs around docks. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are fair on Spoiler Shads. Crappie are fair on minnows in brush piles under heated docks. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and nightcrawlers. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water murky; 53-57 degrees; 1.96 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 56-60 degrees; 0.24 feet high. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed spinnerbaits and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shad and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 57-61 degrees; 7.18 feet 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.

STILLHOUSE HOLLOW: Water murky; 56-60 degrees; 8.73 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 53-57 degrees; 1.19 feet 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.

WALTER E. LONG: Water murky. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs in coves. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on red wigglers. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 54-58 degrees; 0.22 feet high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water clear; 48-51 degrees; 0.48 feet high. Black bass are good on bladed jigs, Texas rigged craws and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BENBROOK: Water stained; 46-50 degrees; 0.71 feet high. Black bass are slow on Carolina rigged worms, shakeyhead worms and deep diving crankbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

BOB SANDLIN: Water lightly stained; 48-51 degrees; 0.32 feet high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, shakeyhead worms and black and blue jigs on docks. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water stained; 45-49 degrees; 0.05 feet low. Black bass are slow on spinnerbaits, suspending jerkbaits, and Ned rigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water lightly stained; 46-49 degrees: 0.07 feet high. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits, shakeyhead worms and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

CADDO: Water lightly stained; 48-52 degrees; 1.92 feet high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, spinnerbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

CEDAR CREEK: Water lightly stained; 46-49 degrees, 0.01 feet low. Black bass are slow on shakeyhead worms, spinnerbaits and medium crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs.

COOPER: Water stained; 48-51 degrees; 0.18 feet high. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, spinnerbaits and weightless Senkos. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper and white bass are fair on slabs.

EAGLE MOUNTAIN: Water lightly stained; 46-50 degrees; 0.27 feet high. Black bass are fair on shakeyhead worms, Ned rigs, and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.

FAIRFIELD: Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, bladed jigs and weightless Senkos. No report on other species.

FORK: Water lightly stained; 46-49 degrees; 0.22 feet low. Black bass are fair on Billy Dyson rigs, bladed jigs, and single Colorado blade spinnerbaits. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near bridges. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

GRAPEVINE: Water stained; 46-48 degrees; 0.90 feet high. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits, shakeyhead worms and suspending jerkbaits. White bass and hybrid bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

JOE POOL: Water stained to muddy; 46-49 degrees; 0.30 feet low. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, Texas rigged creature baits and shakeyhead worms. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

LAKE O' THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 49-52 degrees: 4.03 feet high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, lipless crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

LAVON: Water stained to muddy; 47-50 degrees: 0.19 feet high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws, lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

LEWISVILLE: Water stained; 46-48 degrees; 0.45 feet high. Black bass are fair on Ned rig worms, suspending jerkbaits and shakeyhead worms. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water lightly stained; 75-81 degrees; 0.09 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, swim jigs and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water stained; 46-49 degrees; 2.33 feet low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, lipless crankbaits and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

PALESTINE: Water lightly stained; 46-50 degrees; 0.55 feet high. Black bass are good on shakeyhead worms, green pumpkin jigs and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

RAY HUBBARD: Water lightly stained; 46-49 degrees; 0.04 feet low. Black bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits, Texas rigged craws and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water stained: 45-48 degrees; 0.15 feet high. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged worms, bladed jigs and lipless crankbaits. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 46-49 degrees; 0.14 feet high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, shakeyhead worms and Texas rigged creature baits. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs Catfish are good on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained to muddy; 47-50 degrees; 0.35 feet high. Black bass are good on bladed jigs, Texas rigged craws and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

TEXOMA: Water stained to muddy; 45-48 degrees; 1.08 feet high. Black bass are good on umbrella rigs, shakeyhead worms and suspending jerkbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Striped bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

WEATHERFORD: Water stained; 46-49 degrees; 0.22 feet low. Black bass are slow on shakyhead worms, spinnerbaits and Ned rigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained; 48-57 degrees; 10.92 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; 24.16 feet low. Black bass are good on slabs, crankbaits, and soft plastic worms. Striped bass are fair on slabs, crankbaits, and grubs. White bass are fair on slabs and crankbaits. Catfish are fair on shrimp, nightcrawlers, chicken livers, and cheesebait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines and droplines 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 good on crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms in the reeds and near the dam. Striped bass are good on liver and shad at Dead Tree Point, and down rigging silver and gold spoons and marble spinners near the dam. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are good on liver, shrimp, cheesebait, and cut bait near the spillway. Blue catfish are good on cut bait.

CALAVERAS: Water murky. Black bass are good on dark soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits near the dam. Striped bass are slow. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver, shrimp, and cheesebait near the railroad trestle. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water murky; 57-61 degrees; 13.98 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits, Rat-L-Traps, and pumpkinseed worms. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Drum are fair on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are slow. 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; 0.36 feet high. Black bass are fair on soft plastics and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.

CORPUS CHRISTI LAKE: Water off color; 57-65 degrees; 0.27 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, shakyheads and jigs. White bass are fair to good 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; 25.54 feet low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and cut bait. 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; 53-63 degrees; 0.25 feet low. Black bass are slow to fair on 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; 0.52 feet high. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on liver and nightcrawlers.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water murky. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastic worms, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on live bait and chicken livers.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water murky; 54-58 degrees; 0.45 feet high. Black bass to 3 pounds are fair on black/red soft plastic worms in 8-15 feet, and on jig n pigs around stumps. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs near piers at the dam in 35 feet. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on juglines and in creek channels. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water stained; 55-59 degrees; 0.46 feet high. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps and Charlie slabs. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water stained; 57-61 degrees; 10.45 feet high. Black bass are fair on watermelon red and watermelon gold soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. White bass are fair on live minnows and chartreuse spoons. Crappie are slow. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, frozen shrimp, and liver.

STEINHAGEN: 0.63 feet low. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water stained; 56-60 degrees; 0.77 feet high. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on chicken livers and doughbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: Water off color; 42-48 degrees; 36.51 feet low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigs. Crappie are slow to fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

MACKENZIE: Water stained; 47-52 degrees; 78.47 feet low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

MEREDITH: Water fairly clear; 39-46 degrees; 49.28 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; 42-51 degrees; 5.15 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; 44-53 degrees; 0.01 feet high. 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; 46-52 degrees; 12.31 feet low. Black bass are slow on shakyheads and jigs. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water stained; 43-51 degrees; 0.61 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; 43-48 degrees; 0.14 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; 42-49 degrees; 0.65 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; 43-50 degrees; 0.31 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; 44-52 degrees; 16.89 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; 47-53 degrees; 0.02 feet low. 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: 36.42 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; 0.77 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; 0.29 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; 43-49 degrees; 23.30 feet low. No reports on black bass. 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 topwaters and Corkies. Flounder are fair on jigs tipped with shrimp around marsh drains. Redfish are good in the marsh on Gulps.

SOUTH SABINE: Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good around Blue Buck Point on soft plastics.

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: Redfish are fair around the spillway on shrimp. The upper end of the bay remains fresh.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are good on the south shoreline on Soft-Dines, MirrOlures and soft plastics. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair to good for drifters working shell on soft plastics. Trout, sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers.

TEXAS CITY: Redfish are fair to good in Moses Lake on shrimp. Trout and black drum are good on the reefs on live shrimp.

FREEPORT: Trout are fair at San Luis Pass on live bait. Sand trout, trout, redfish and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay and at the jetties. Bull redfish are good just off the beach on sardines.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair to good over deep shell on Gulps, Bass Assassins and Down South Lures. Redfish are fair to good at the mouth of Boggy on crabs and mullet. Redfish are fair over deep shell on shrimp.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Redfish are fair to good on the edge of Oyster Lake on shrimp and crabs. Black drum and redfish are fair to good at the jetty on crabs.

PORT O'CONNOR: Trout and redfish are fair on soft plastics over sand and grass near Grass Island. Trout, black drum and redfish are good at the jetty on mullet.

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 fair to good in the holes along the Estes Flats on mullet and crabs.

PORT ARANSAS: Redfish are fair to good at East Flats on gold spoons and small topwaters. Black drum are good in the Shrimpboat Channel on crabs and finger mullet. Redfish, trout 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 over sand and grass on Bass Assassins, Gamblers and Corkies. Black drum are good in the Land Cut on crabs. Trout are fair to good in the Land Cut on DOA shrimp.

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

SOUTH PADRE: Trout are fair to good around the spoil islands channel edges on DOA Shrimp and Down South Lures. Black drum and redfish are fair at the jetty on shrimp.

PORT ISABEL: Trout are fair to good at on the ledges on DOA Shrimp and Gulps. Redfish are fair to good at Holly Beach on DOA Shrimp and live shrimp.

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