Fishing Reports for Week of August 13, 2014

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ATHENS Water clear; 82–86 degrees; 0.53' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits and topwater walking type baits along edges of grass. Crappie are good on white jigs. Catfish are fair on rod and reel.
BASTROP Water stained; 85–89 degrees. Black bass are fair on watermelon seed crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on frozen shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
BELTON Water murky; 81–85 degrees; 9.20' low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on hot dogs. Yellow catfish are slow.
BONHAM Water stained, 80–84 degrees; 2.56' low. Black bass are good early along points using topwaters. Later in the day move to ridges, humps and points along the creek. Crappie are excellent on jigs and minnows on offshore brush piles up to 20'. Catfish are excellent along the rocks with stinkbait, chicken liver and cut shad.
BRIDGEPORT Water clear, 81–84 degrees; 22.52' low. Black bass are good on small soft plastic swimbaits on jigheads fished near rocky points on main lake. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Channel catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
CEDAR CREEK Water clear; 83–86 degrees; 4.07' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws in green pumpkin and Carolina rigged centipedes on deeper brush piles. White bass are good on topwaters and slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on topwaters and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
COOPER Water clear; 82–87 degrees; 8.93' low. Black bass are fair on drop shot finesse worms. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on cut shad and trotlines.
FAIRFIELD Fishing has been slow since the fish kill in September of 2010. TPWD has discontinued stocking the lake after another kill in early September 2011. Redfish and black bass survived the kill in limited numbers.
FAYETTE Water stained. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps early and late. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows and shad over baited holes.
GIBBONS CREEK Water clear. Black bass are fair on watermelon seed soft plastic worms and white crankbaits, and on spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, frozen shrimp, and live bait.
GRANBURY Water murky; 82–86 degrees; 6.00' low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and frozen shrimp.
GRAPEVINE Water clear; 81–85 degrees; 10.13' low. Black bass are good on Texas rig Speed Craws and topwaters near floating docks. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines and nightcrawlers.
JOE POOL Water clear; 82–85 degrees; 1.17' low. Black bass are good on medium crankbaits in shad patterns. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on cut shad.
LAVON Water lightly stained; 81–86 degrees; 11.47' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
LEWISVILLE Water lightly stained; 82–86 degrees; 5.20' low. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on topwaters, shallow crankbaits and slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
NAVARRO MILLS Water stained; 81–85 degrees; 0.59' low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics and shallow running crankbaits. White bass are good on Humdingers, Little Georges, and silver spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs around structure. Channel catfish are good on cut shad and stinkbait. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch and goldfish.
PALESTINE Water clear; 82–85 degrees; 0.20' low. Black bass are slow on flukes and weightless Senkos near docks. Some deeper fish being caught on football jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. White bass are good on topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines.
PROCTOR Water murky; 82–86 degrees; 11.33' low. Black bass are good on crankbaits. Striped bass are good on live shad. White bass are fair on live shad and Li'l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
RAY HUBBARD Water clear; 83–87 degrees; 8.17' low. Black bass are slow on deep diving crankbaits and football jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on topwaters. Catfish are good on cut shad and nightcrawlers.
RAY ROBERTS Water clear; 82–85 degrees; 5.93' low. Black bass are slow on Carolina rigged worms and medium diving crankbaits near creek channels. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on prepared bait and trotlines.
RICHLAND CHAMBERS Water lightly stained; 82–85 degrees; 7.95' low. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and swim jigs. White bass are slow on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 81–85 degrees; 0.19' low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on dead shad, live minnows, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
STILLHOUSE Water murky; 82–86 degrees; 10.27' low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
TAWAKONI Water stained; 83–87 degrees; 9.77' low. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Striped bass and hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad. Please call ahead to verify access at ramp of your choice. Lake access is severely limited due to low water.
TEXOMA Water clear; 82–85 degrees; 5.24' low. Black bass are fair on topwaters and drop shot finesse worms along deeper points. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs on brush piles. Striped bass are good on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
WEATHERFORD Water clear; 82–86 degrees; 7.72' low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.
WHITNEY Water murky; 82–86 degrees; 8.11' low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are good on minnows and stinkbait.

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