Weekly Texas Fishing Report (February 12)

Weekly Texas Fishing Report (February 12)
Texas Parks and Wildlife (Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife)

The weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Feb. 12 and also available on the internet at https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/recreational/fishreport.phtml:

CENTRAL

AUSTIN: FAIR. Water slightly stained; 54-55 degrees; 1.01' low. Largemouth bass are fair, with the majority of success being in the warm afternoons and evenings. Try casting the edges of vegetation and the open water side of docks with rigged plastic worms, spinners, jigs, and crankbaits in lighter colors. Sunfish are fair on cutworms, and corn in the shallower structure of docks. Catfish are fair on perch, minnows, and prepared dough balls.

BASTROP: FAIR. Water slightly stained; 60-64 degrees. Largemouth bass are fair fishing flats with vegetation and points on Carolina rigged centipedes and crankbaits. Crappie are picking up but still slow on minnows and jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut, live, and stinkbait.

BELTON: FAIR. Water lightly stained, 54 degrees; 3.05’ low. Black bass are fair and improving deep in creek beds, and on spinners, lizards, jigs, and smaller crankbait. White bass are fair on slabs in deep water. Hybrid stripers are fair bottom fishing live bait and jigs. Crappie are better moving to fair on jigs in coves and creeks in less than 8-12 feet. Catfish are fair on shad, shrimp, blood bait, and stinkbait.

BROWNWOOD: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 54-57 degrees; 3.75’ low. Largemouth bass are fair and increasing their activity fishing crankbaits, jigs, spinners, and plastic worms. Favorable locations are on points, rocks, and coves plus creeks off the main lake. White bass are fair on minnows and Alabama rigs on deeper points. Catfish have been good on prepared bait night fishing, and shad baited trotlines.

BUCHANAN: FAIR. Water stained; 53-56 degrees; 3.42’ low. Largemouth bass are fair with jigs, spinners, crankbaits, plastic worms, and topwater in clearer water points and structure. Striped bass are decent fishing the rivers. White bass are good on minnows and slabs when fishing points and using sonar to locate schools of baitfish. Crappie are slow but picking up on jigs and minnows. Channel catfish have been good on stinkbait, live and cut bait.

CANYON LAKE: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 56-58 degrees; 3.11’ low. Striper fishing continues to be fair on humps and moving toward the Guadalupe on live bait. Largemouth bass are fair with warmer weather improving on points and closer to shorelines with crankbait, worms, and spinners. Catfish are good with live and cut bait throughout the lake.

FAYETTE: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 55-58 degrees. Largemouth bass are good with plastic worms or creatures, spinners and crankbait among vegetation, moving shallower, and drops. Sunfish are fair on worms and crickets around bank ledges and structure. Catfish are good on stinkbait, live bait, and cut bait.

GRANBURY: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 53-55 degrees; 0.03’ high. Crappie fishing is fair around brush piles and boat docks with minnows and jigs. Catfishing is good when using cut bait near deeper water. Drop-offs with timber near the main river channel are good places to catch them. Look for white bass to be mid-lake in 30-45 feet deep. They are found on slabs and jig combo. Largemouth bass are around boat docks and timber. Stripers are slow but appear on live shad or soft plastics.

GRANGER: SLOW. Water murky; 54 degrees; 0.27’ high. Water is murky and at a normal level. Black bass are fair on jigs and worms. Crappie are fair at night under lights upriver and in Willis creek. White bass are fair up river around Dickerson's Bottom and downstream. Blue catfish are good on cut bait and perch. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: GOOD. Water stained; 55-56 degrees; 5.00’ low. Black bass are fair, staying shallow in vegetation and around deeper docks on jigs, worms, spinners, and crankbait. Crappie are good on jigs around brush and docks. White bass are slow fishing the rivers. Catfish are good on stinkbait and cut bait.

LIMESTONE: FAIR. Water stained; 56-57 degrees; 3.38’ low. Largemouth bass continue to be fair on plastic worms and spinners in coves and creeks. White bass are fair with spoons and small jigs fishing points and deep water. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs around points and creek mouths. Catfish are good on cut shad or prepped baits. Flatheads are more consistent with live bait.

NAVARRO MILLS: FAIR. Water stained; 52-54 degrees; 2.62’ low. Crappie remain fair on minnows around the marina and upper-end timber. Catfish are excellent and consistent with live bait. White bass are fair on slabs deep on points. Black bass are fair with spinners, crankbaits and jigs among timber.

PROCTOR: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 53-55 degrees; 3.41’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on Carolina rigged plastic worms flipping brush, topwater, spinners, and jigs among structures. Hybrid stripers are fair trolling jigs in mid-lake humps. Crappie are fair with jigs. Catfish have been good on stinkbait and cut bait.

SOMERVILLE: GOOD. Water stained; 55 degrees; 0.2’ low. White bass and hybrids are fair fishing points and creeping into creeks on shad, minnows, and some jigs. Crappie are fair with small minnows and jigs. Catfish are good throughout the lake with cut shad and stinkbait. Largemouth bass are good with plastic worms, crankbait, larger spinners, and jigs near the western creeks and moving shallower to creeks and coves.

STILLHOUSE HOLLOW: FAIR. Water stained; 54-55 degrees; 3.74’ low. Black bass are fair on, crankbaits and Carolina rigged plastic worms working vegetation. White bass are slow. Catfish are fair with live and cut bait, and trot lining with live bait remains popular.

TRAVIS: FAIR. Water clear; 52-54 degrees; 10.8’ low. Largemouth bass remain fair fishing deep around points and structure, and fishing spinners on drop-offs. White bass have slowed mid-lake moving shallower than usual with smaller crankbaits and jigs. Catfish are fair on cut bait, live bait, and stinkbait.

WALTER E. LONG: FAIR. Water clear to slightly stained. 50-53 degrees. Largemouth bass are fair, flipping plastic worms and crankbaits over submerged deeper structures. Hybrid striper are fair with jigs and live bait. Crappie are fair. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait. Sunfish are slow due to colder waters.

WACO: FAIR. Water lightly stained. 55-57 degrees; 5.45’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on spinnerbaits, plastic worms and topwater in the warm water coves and creeks. Crappie are fair on minnows and light-colored jigs in mid-depth structure and creeks. Sunfish are fair on worms or crickets. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cut shad, live bait, and blood flavored-prepped bait.

WHITNEY: GOOD. Water stained; 56 degrees; 5.70’ low. Black bass have continued to be very good on deep diving crankbaits, plastic worms, and jigs while fishing mid to deep structure. White bass remain fair on slabs in deeper water. Crappie are fair with minnows and jigs with structures. Catfish are fair on cut shad.

NORTHEAST

ARLINGTON: FAIR. Water stained; 59 degrees; 0.15' low. Largemouth bass activity has increased by fishing docks and moving shallow on points and creeks with worms, spinners, and jigs. Look for warmer water. Crappie are fair among structures such as boat docks, and partially shaded vegetation. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait throughout the lake and around the plant.

ATHENS: FAIR. Water stained; 52-54 degrees; 0.24’ high. Largemouth bass are fair on Carolina rigged worms, jigs, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits working the submerged timber mid-day and vegetation edges Crappie are fair with minnows and jigs among natural and man-made structures. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and dough balls. Sunfish are slow on cutworms, and corn.

BENBROOK: FAIR. Water stained; 52-54 degrees; 5.12’ low. Largemouth bass are fair fishing spinners and worms across creek beds and docks. Crappie are fair on minnows starting to move to shallower cover. Hybrid striped bass remain slow. White bass are fair with spinners, or spoons by the dam, and main lake points. Catfish are fair on chicken livers, stinkbait, and live bait.

BOB SANDLIN: FAIR. Water stained; 52 degrees; 0.20’ high. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigs swim jigs spoons and spinnerbaits- some coming off shallow cover- better fish coming off of channel bends in deeper water. Crappie are fair with jigs and minnows in deeper water; historically, they will stack up on the river channel. Catfish are fair on cut bait and blood bait.

CADDO: FAIR. Water stained; 52-54 degrees; 0.93’ high. Largemouth bass are fair fishing in the lakes and edges of vegetation. Crappie are fair on smaller minnows and jigs fishing shallow gaps in vegetation and stumps. White bass are fair on small spinners in the open waters and points. Chain Pickerel are fair. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and live bait.

CEDAR CREEK: FAIR. Water stained; 52-53 degrees, 2.05’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on plastic worms, chatter baits, spinners, and jigs 8-12 feet around docks, rocks, and brush piles 8-24 feet. Hybrids and sand bass are in deeper waters from 24-45' relating to bait. They can be caught vertically on shad imitations on jigheads deadsticking the bait 5' to 15' up off the bottom, depending on what you see on your electronics. Crappie are still mostly deep 22-40 feet, but some caught in 6-16 feet near docks and brush piles staging up for pre-spawn movements. Both minnows and jigs are effective right now. Catfish can be found deep or shallow, try anchoring in strategic locations on the shallow north end of the lake, and drifting deep 20-40' on the south end. Fresh cut gizzard shad, drum, carp, or bluegill are all excellent choices. Bigger bait is best for bigger fish.

COOPER: FAIR. Water clear; 52-54 degrees; 0.6’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on Carolina rigged worms, crankbaits, and spinners in timber, and shallower habitats. The white bass are good on slabs and live bait in deeper water 30-40 feet. Catfish are good on live and cut bait.

EAGLE MOUNTAIN: FAIR. Water stained; 52-54 degrees; 0.06’ high. Black bass are fair fishing docks and submerged structure with spinners and plastic worms. White bass continue to be slow. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs working docks, and most structures. Catfish are good on cut bait, prepped bait, and liver.

FORK: FAIR. Water stained; 52-54 degrees; 1.65’ low. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits and chatter baits in warmer water. Pre-spawn bass found near secondary creeks and windy side of brush near the shoreline. White and yellow bass are fair in deep water under bait schools. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows around any structure. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and cut bait.

GRAHAM: FAIR. Water stained; 52-54 degrees; 2.75’ low. Largemouth bass are active in warm water on worms and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. White bass are good on Alabama rigs. Hybrid stripers are moving further out from channels on rattle traps. Catfish are fair on cut shad and live bait.

GRAPEVINE: FAIR. Water murky; 53-54 degrees; 3.18’ high. Largemouth bass are fair on Carolina rigged plastic worms and crankbaits. Fish rocky areas, and find shallower structure as cover and warmer water. White bass are fair in deeper water. Look for bait balls and fish under with a slab and jig combo. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs over structure in 25-32 feet. Catfish are good on live and prepped bait in most parts of the lake. High water is challenging fisherman, causing inconsistency.

JACKSONVILLE: FAIR. Water stained; 52-54 degrees; 0.07' high. Largemouth bass are fair with crankbaits, worms, and spinners in creeks moving shallower. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in the traditional structures. Catfish are slow on cut shad and prepped bait.

JOE POOL: FAIR. Water slightly stained; 51-53 degrees; 2.51’ low. Largemouth bass are fair fishing slowly with Texas rigs and crankbaits in 8-15 feet of water near structure. Crappie are fair beneath bridges with jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on cut bait by the spillway and creek mouths.

LAKE O' THE PINES: SLOW. Water stained; 48-50 degrees; 0.03’ low. Largemouth bass are slow on Carolina Rigs and swim jigs near shallow structure and creek channels. Crappie are slow on mostly minnows, and jigs when fishing over brush piles 20-25 feet down. Catfish are slow on blood bait and prepared bait.

LAVON: FAIR. Water stained; 55 degrees: 1.50' low. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows fishing drops, and significant structures. White bass are slow. Black bass are fair on crankbaits, worms, lizards and jigs around untouched shorelines. Catfish are good on prepared baits.

LEWISVILLE: GOOD. Water stained; 56-57 degrees; 0.1’ high. Black bass are fair fishing the diving crankbaits and Texas rigged plastics. White bass are good on slabs on deeper points. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs among brush and marinas. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut bait.

MARTIN CREEK: SLOW. Water stained; 52 degrees; 2.42' low. Largemouth bass are slow on soft plastic baits. Crappie are slow on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on cut bait or prepared bait in 25 feet of water.

PALESTINE: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 53 degrees; 0.31’ low. Largemouth bass are fair moving among shallow water. Carolina rigged worms, spinners, jigs, and lipless crankbait have been most successful. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Hybrid stripers are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish continue to be excellent on shad and chicken livers.

PALO PINTO: FAIR. Water stained; 52-54 degrees; 3.29’ low. Largemouth bass are fair with coves and creeks with worms and spinners. Crappie are fair on jigs. White bass are fair on live shad. Striped bass are good on live shad and jigs. Catfish are fair on live shad, minnows, and stinkbait.

RAY HUBBARD: GOOD. Water stained; 51-53 degrees; 1.97' low. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits and spinners in the deeper structures and flooded timber. White bass are good on slab and jig in deep water 35-42 feet deep. Fish 5-10 feet from the bottom where bait schools are present. Crappie remain slow on minnows and small jigs using bridge pilings, structure, and the larger marinas. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait.

RAY ROBERTS: GOOD. Water stained: 51-52 degrees; 0.38’ high. Largemouth bass remain good on worms and lizards seeking deeper structure. White bass are excellent on minnows on deep points. Crappie are slow on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 51-54 degrees; 3.54’ low. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, plastic worms, and spinners working flats, submerged vegetation, and deeper points. White bass and hybrids are biting on fishing spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on live bait and cut bait.

SQUAW CREEK: GOOD. Water clear; 53-55 degrees; 0.61’ low. Catfishing is good over baited creek channels 20-30 feet deep using punch bait. The largemouth bass fishing is good around shallow and deep structure on soft plastic worms, topwater baits, and crankbaits.

SULPHUR SPRINGS: SLOW. Water stained; 52-53 degrees; 0.83’ low. Largemouth bass remain slow. Crappie continue to be slow on minnows and jigs working all structures. Catfish are slow to fair on cut shad and live bait.

TAWAKONI: FAIR. Water muddy; 52 degrees; 0.85’ low. Catfish are excellent on live bait, cut shad, and stinkbait. Largemouth bass are fair on spinnerbaits, plastic worms, and crankbait along points and in coves. White bass and hybrid stripers are good on slabs, spoons, and Alabama rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows around structure.

TEXOMA: FAIR. Water stained; 50-52 degrees; 0.62’ low. Striped bass are fair using live bait and shad with large schools on main lake ledges. Largemouth bass are good fishing plastics and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs by boathouses, submerged vegetation, and timber. Catfish are fair on cut bait and minnows in river structures.

TYLER: FAIR. Water stained; 51-53 degrees; 0.74’ low. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged creature baits, spinners, worms, and jigs fishing dock structures and natural shorelines with drops. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in submerged structure, and boat docks. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and live baits. White bass are slow.

WEATHERFORD: FAIR. Water stained; 52-54 degrees; 0.06’ low. Largemouth bass remain fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and worms. White bass are slow on main lake points. Crappie have been good on minnows and jigs around docks and marinas. Catfish are good on crawfish, livers, blood baits, and cut bait.

WORTH: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 51-53 degrees; 1.81' low. Largemouth bass are fair with spinners and jigs sticking to rocky drops and the deeper docks. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs among vegetation beds and under docks. Catfish are good on live bait, stinkbait, and cut bait.

WRIGHT PATMAN: FAIR. Water stained; 51 degrees; 3.51’ high. Largemouth bass are good on slow-moving worms and jigs trying vegetation, timber, and man-made structures. White bass are good on slabs and spoons on main lake points and most bass habitats. Crappie are fair on jigs in brush piles. Catfish are fair on cut bait, live bait, and stinkbait.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 56-59 degrees; 31.16’ low. Largemouth bass are good on topwaters, spinners, and plastic worms with points, drop-offs, and submerged vegetation. Topwater is the best bait mornings and evenings. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and cut bait throughout the reservoir. Baiting holes has increased success and in popularity among local catfisherman. Remember to stay on the Texas side unless you possess a Mexican Fishing License.

CALAVERAS: FAIR. Water stained; 57-59 degrees. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, liver, and cut shad. Red drum are slow on live crawfish and tilapia but have shown signs of picking up. Largemouth bass are good on jigs, plastic worms, and spinnerbaits mid-depth. Hybrid striped bass are fair on spoons, chicken livers, and rattle traps following the main channel.

CHOKE CANYON: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 56-58 degrees; 18.06’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on worms and spinners. Deep and bottom fishing have been the most successful. White bass are fair on chartreuse. Crappie are spread out staging to spawn in the main lake. All catfish are good in about 3 feet of water on worms.

CORPUS CHRISTI LAKE: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 60-61 degrees; 3.77’ low. Largemouth bass are fair to good using spinnerbaits fishing drops, and points. White bass are good on spoons and minnows feeding near the Nueces River. Crappie are fair fishing live minnows on most structures. Catfish are good on cut bait and cheese bait.

FALCON: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 60-65 degrees; 37.39’ low. Black bass are good on soft plastic worms, spinners, and topwater lures fishing points flooded vegetation and most structures. Crappie are good on live bait among structure. Catfish are good on all live bait, including shrimp, shad, and stinkbait. Remember to stay on the Texas side unless you possess a Mexican Fishing License.

MEDINA: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 59-61 degrees; 10.91’ low. Black bass are fair on worms, crankbait, jigs, and spinners between points and tributaries. Crappie are slow with jigs and minnows. White bass are fair on spoons and jigs on points. Striped bass are fair on rattletraps on deep main points. Catfish are fair on live bait, chicken livers, and blood baits.

TEXANA: FAIR. Water stained; 58-60 degrees; 5.37’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on jigs, and spinners staying in creek structures. Crappie are fair on jigs and small minnows on the edges of cover. Catfish are good on stinkbait, cut bait, and live bait. Trotlines are excellent and popular for all species of catfish using live bait.

SOUTHEAST

BRAUNIG: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 57-59 degrees. Largemouth bass are good on Carolina rigged plastic worms and bass jigs working points stretching towards the shore. Red drum remain inconsistent. Striped bass are fair to slow. Red drum have picked up to fair with warm water. Catfish are good on live bait and cheese bait.

B.A. STEINHAGEN: GOOD. Water stained; 57-59 degrees; 0.49’ low. Largemouth bass are good with worms, spinners and crankbaits around points and submerged vegetation. Crappie remain fair on jigs and minnows in shallow structure moving towards the shore. Catfish are good on cut and prepped bait.

CONROE: FAIR. Water stained; 57-59 degrees; 1.84’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on jigs, live shad, and crankbait around shallow structure. Crappie are improving to fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striped bass are fair on shad in open water. Catfish are good on stinkbait and cut bait. Sunfish are good with live worms or crickets in shallow water.

GIBBONS CREEK: GOOD. Water stained; 58-60 degrees. Largemouth bass remain very good in warm water. Crappie are fair on jigs in the shallower submerged structure. Catfish are fair on live bait deeper in the warm water.

HOUSTON COUNTY: GOOD. Water stained; 55 degrees; 0.19’ high. Good bass to 4 pounds 7 ounces using Texas rigged dark plastics and watermelon red in 8’ to 15 feet of water. Late morning best fishing off points at the dam and near the pump station. Crappie are fair in 25 feet of water at structure using minnows and green jigs. 2 oz to 3-pound catfish are biting on live worm rig one foot off the bottom of the lake.

LIVINGSTON: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 55-57 degrees; 0.19’ high. Largemouth bass are fair working Carolina rigged worms, spinners, and jigs working points to mid cove. Striped bass are fair on spoons and live shad. Crappie are excellent on minnows and jigs within shallow structure. White bass are good on spoons main lake or cove edges. Catfish are fair on live baits.

NACONICHE: GOOD. Water slightly stained; 56-58 degrees. Largemouth bass are good on spinners, and jigs, moving shallow in coves. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Sunfish are fair on jigs and crickets. Catfish are good on dough balls, cut and live bait.

RAVEN: GOOD. Water stained; 58-60 degrees. Largemouth bass are good with worms, topwater, and spinners fishing points into coves with vegetation. Sunfish are fair on crickets and cutworms.

SAM RAYBURN: GOOD. Water stained; 57-61 degrees; 0.69’ low. Largemouth bass are good in shallow water working crankbaits, worms, and spinners. White bass are fair on minnows moving up from deep. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs casting shallow structure. Catfish are good on live and stinkbait.

TOLEDO BEND: FAIR. Water slightly stained; 55-58 degrees; 4.37’ low. The largemouth bass bite has been fair on spinnerbaits and jigs in deep water. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles or near structure. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait.

PANHANDLE

CISCO: FAIR. Water clear; 50-52 degrees; 3.26’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on jigs and worms fishing timber and natural structures. Sunfish are fair with minnows, cutworms, or grubs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in the shallow cover and under docks. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers, liver, and cut shad all over the lake.

MEREDITH: FAIR. Water stained; 50-52 degrees; 46.80’ low. Black bass are fair with crankbaits and jigs bank fishing. Walleye are slow on crankbaits and rattletraps. Crappie are slow on jigs. Channel catfish are good on cut bait and live bait near the dam.

MILLERS CREEK: GOOD. Water stained; 50-52 degrees; 1.55’ low. Largemouth bass are fair among vegetation and the backs of coves with plastic worms and jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs among timber. White bass and hybrids remain fair on rattle traps and flashing lures. Catfish are good with live, blood, and liver prepared baits in the northern half.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: GOOD. Water clear 52-54 degrees; 2.46' low. Black bass are good on worms, crankbait, and spinners on submerged structure and points. Crappie are fair on minnows fishing the pier. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait.

ARROWHEAD: FAIR. Water stained; 55-57 degrees; 1.84’ low. Largemouth bass are fair, moving from docks to vegetation to drops mainly shallow with jigs and topwater. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs near piers, docks, and bridges. Catfish are good on punch bait, prepped baits, and shrimp.

COLEMAN: FAIR. Slightly stained. 56 degrees. 3.03’ low. Hybrid stripers are good drift fishing with live bait and fast-moving lures. Largemouth bass are fair by trolling topwater lures above brush and vegetation. Catfish are fair with stink bait and cut bait. Trotlines are good with live bait.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: GOOD. Water stained; 55 degrees; 1.72’ low. White bass are good with minnows with regularity in most structure, right now. Largemouth bass are good on worms near quick dropping points and coves. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair at night on cut shad and stinkbait.

HUBBARD CREEK: FAIR. Water stained; 56-58 degrees; 2.68’ low. Largemouth bass are fair fishing shallow timber using worms, spinners, and jigs. Crappie are good on live minnows. White bass are fair, moving deeper. Catfish are fair on live and cut shad.

NASWORTHY: FAIR. Water murky 56 degrees. 0.93’ low. Largemouth bass remain fair in vegetation with worms, spinners, and jigs. Crappie are fair under docks on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair looking on ridges. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits throughout the lake.

OAK CREEK: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 55 degrees; 1.87’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on plastic worms and spinners in timber. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs in structure. White bass are fair on Alabama Rigs and small crankbaits. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, live bait, cut bait in most areas on the lake.

O.C. FISHER: FAIR. Water stained; 56 degrees; 37.56’ low. Largemouth bass remain fair on plastic worms, spinners, and jig fishing drops. Crappie are slow with the structure on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair. Catfish are slow to fair with the limited structure on live and cut bait.

O.H. IVIE: FAIR. Water clear; 55 degrees; 9.94’ low. Largemouth bass are good on worms and minnows fishing into coves from the point. Crappie are fair continuing with live minnows and jigs in the timber and structure. Catfish are good on stinkbait, live, and cut bait. White bass are fair mid-lake.

POSSUM KINGDOM: GOOD. Water clear; 48-49 degrees; 0.25’ low. Game fish activity has increased in the warmer parts of the day. Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits, plastic worms and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on jigs, slabs, and spoons in the same habitat as largemouth. Striped bass are fair mid-lake. Catfish are good on cut and live bait.

SPENCE: FAIR. Water stained; 50-52 degrees; 36.68’ low. Largemouth are fair this week around vegetation fishing minnows and spinnerbait. White bass continue to be slow. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait.

STAMFORD: FAIR. Water stained; 50 degrees; 0.99’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on Carolina rigged plastic worms and jigs fishing on points and humps. Crappie are good on live minnows with just about any structure. White bass are fair on live shad and slabs. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait.

TWIN BUTTES: SLOW. Water stained; 51 degrees; 8.31’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on Carolina rigged worms, spinners, and crankbait working drops and points. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs in coves. Catfish are fair on live, prepped, and cut bait.

WHITE RIVER: SLOW. Water stained; 52 degrees; 22.16’ low. Drought conditions continue to be in place. Please check boat ramp access. Largemouth bass are fair bottom fishing. Crappie are slow on live minnows with limited success in structure. Walleye are slow but picking up. Catfish are good on live bait, cut bait, and stinkbait close to the White River Marina.

COASTAL

SABINE LAKE: FAIR. 55-58 degrees. Water stained to muddy in Neches and Sabine rivers, stained to clear mid-lake and stained at the south end. Speckled trout are still scattered in the main lake but are beginning to show up in small groups along shorelines and in larger bayous. The best lures are 1/4-oz. jigs with soft plastic tails such as Mirro Lure Lil John or Provokers. Suspending twitch baits such as Mirrodine or Borboleta Hot Rod or Lele. The best colors are white, limetreuse, or glow. Redfish are somewhat scattered, but the best bet is fishing in deeper bayous or along deeper shorelines. Entergy outfall canal and the ship channel at Sabine Pass are still holding reds. Best lures are jigs and soft plastics or Gulp. Mud Minnows or live Finger mullet on a Carolina rig will work as well. Flounder fishing is fair in deeper bayous or near the mouth of bayous and ditches. Spring flounder run hasn't begun yet but should in about three weeks if the weather stays mild. Best lures, jig and Gulp lures or live mud minnows.

PORT MANSFIELD: GOOD. 62 degrees. With the mild winter weather, good numbers of trout and redfish are being caught. On the warmer days work, the sand holes keeping the bait on the bottom, kwiggler ball tail, and willow tail have been good in all colors. Also, mud bottoms are producing good fish using topwater and kwigglers. Remember to conserve and keep what you want to eat and release others to be caught another day. Texas waters still producing red snapper when the weather permits.

TRINITY BAY: GOOD. 61 degrees. Wade fishing the shoreline with artificial bait or drifting over the shell reefs are the best ways to catch redfish or trout this time of year. Flounder are best on minnows.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: GOOD. 56 degrees. Flounder are excellent on live shrimp. Redfish and trout are found around the oyster filled mudflats- use corkys or soft plastics on a light jig. Catfish are fair on cut bait. Sheepshead are good near the jetties on shrimp or around Offats Bayou.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: GOOD. 56 degrees. Sheepshead are good on shrimp near the jetties. Black drum are good around the south shoreline coves. Flounder are good on live shrimp. Catfish are fair on cut bait. Redfish and trout can be found around the oyster filled mudflats- use corkys or soft plastics on a light jig.

TEXAS CITY: GOOD. 57 degrees. Redfish are good over shell reefs and wells on shrimp. Flounder are fair on live shrimp or minnow. Sea wolf is worth checking out at the flood gates in Moses Lake. Speckled trout are good along the shoreline on mullet. Black drum are fair on crankbaits.

FREEPORT: FAIR. 61 degrees. Water clarity is excellent. Very low tides this past week. Black drum are fair on blue crab or shrimp. Redfish will be found along the flats on shrimp. Speckled trout are also good on shrimp. Sheepshead are good on shrimp and will be migrating to the bays and jetties to spawn. Flounder are fair around the bridge on mullet.

PORT ARANSAS: GOOD. 60 degrees. Flounder are good on live mullet along the marsh. Sheepshead are good on shrimp around the south jetty. Redfish and trout have been caught in the ship channel on shrimp. Black drum can be found near Lydia Ann Lighthouse on shrimp.

ROCKPORT: GOOD. 60-61 degrees. Redfish are good using live shrimp around the flats and channel edges. Trout are found around the Reef on warmer days using shrimp. Flounder have been fair on mullet near the rocks.

CORPUS CHRISTI: GOOD. 60 degrees. Redfish continue to be good on live mullet or shrimp around Mustang Island. Speckled trout are best around the mid-bay reefs on artificial baits. Flounder are good on mullet around rocks. Black drum are fair on shrimp or crab around Laguna Madre.

SOUTH PADRE: GOOD. 62 degrees. Redfish and trout are good in the seagrasses around Holly Beach. Snook can be found in the flats and around the jetties. Red snapper can be found around the reef on shrimp. Black drum are fair on shrimp or crab.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: GOOD. 61-62 degrees. Black drum are fair to good on soft plastics and crankbait. Speckled trout are good on the south shoreline in the bayous on the incoming tide on shrimp. Redfish are good on live mullet and soft plastics. Flounder are fair to good on live shrimp around the rocks.

PORT O’CONNOR: GOOD. 58-60 degrees. Trout and redfish are good on shrimp or croakers. Tie on a bottom rig when fishing the rocks. Black drum are fair on blue crab or shrimp. Flounder are good around the jetties on jigs or minnow. Sheepshead are also good near the jetty on live shrimp.

BAFFIN BAY: VERY GOOD. 68-69 degrees. Redfish are good around the rocks on mullet or shrimp. Flounder are good on jigs or minnow. Wade fish for speckled trout around the worm rocks and sandbars using shrimp or soft plastics.

PORT ISABEL: GOOD. 62-63 degrees. Redfish will be found in less than two feet of water and are best on shrimp. Sheepshead are fair on crab around rocks. Flounder are good on fresh shrimp or minnows. Jack crevalle are fair on live mullet. Black drum are good on a crankbait and found near mud bottoms. Snook are decent on shrimp and located near the port.