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Texas Prairies & Lakes Region fishing report - week of July 3, 2019
By TPWD
Jul 10, 2019
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Athens
Water clear; 83–86 degrees; 0.53' high. Black bass are good on flukes, black buzzbaits and wacky rigged Senkos. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Bastrop
Water stained; 78–82 degrees. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on cheesebait and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Belton
Water murky; 77–81 degrees; 1.04' high. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and dark soft plastic worms in coves. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows under lights at night in 30 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on bacon. Yellow catfish are fair on juglines baited with live perch.
Benbrook
Water stained; 82–86 degrees; 0.53' high. Black bass are slow on football jigs, topwater poppers and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Bonham
Water lightly stained; 82–85 degrees; 0.23' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, squarebill crankbaits, and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Bridgeport
Water lightly stained to stained; 81–85 degrees: 0.03' high. Black bass are good on medium crankbaits, weightless Senkos and shakyhead worms. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Cedar Creek
Water lightly stained; 83–86 degrees, 0.63' high. Black bass are fair on deep diving crankbaits, Carolina rigged worms and shakyhead worms. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters.
Cooper
Water stained; 84–90 degrees; 0.86' high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, Texas rigged craws and topwater poppers. Crappie are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper and white bass are fair on slabs.
Eagle Mountain
Water lightly stained; 83–86 degrees; 0.24' high. Black bass are fair on football jigs, shakyhead worms and small plastic swimbaits on jigheads. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Fairfield
Water lightly stained. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged creatures, topwater walking baits and spinnerbaits. No report on other species.
Fayette
Water stained. Black bass are good on shad colored spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps in 10–20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait in 10–15 feet.
Gibbons Creek
Water stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.
Granbury
Water stained; 76–80 degrees; 0.09' low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and chartreuse spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and frozen shrimp.
Grapevine
Water stained to muddy; 83–86 degrees; 9.64' high. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits, white buzzbaits and Texas rigged craws. White bass and hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
Joe Pool
Water stained; 84–87 degrees; 0.07' high. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits, Texas rigged worms and Reaction Innovations Vixens. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Lavon
Water stained; 84–88 degrees: 1.27' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, white buzzbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Lewisville
Water stained; 83–87 degrees; 2.54' high. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits, Texas rigged creature baits and topwater walking baits. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Navarro Mills
Water murky; 80–84 degrees; 3.06' high. Black bass are good on topwaters near the boat ramps, and on red/black soft plastic worms along banks. White bass are good on silver dollars and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 7–12 feet. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait and hot dogs. Blue catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with perch and shad. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch and goldfish.
Palestine
Water lightly stained; 82–86 degrees; 0.67' high. Black bass are slow on shakyhead worms, Texas rigged craws and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Proctor
Water murky; 76–80 degrees; 0.65' high. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits off points early and late. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on live shad and jigging spoons. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut bait and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.
Ray Hubbard
Water lightly stained; 83–87 degrees; 0.02' high. Black bass are slow on deep diving crankbaits, Texas rigged creature baits and football jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
Ray Roberts
Water lightly stained: 83–86 degrees; 1.86' high. Black bass are fair on topwaters, Carolina rigged worms and football jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Richland Chambers
Water lightly stained; 83–87 degrees; 0.50' high. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, Magnum shakyheads and Texas rigged craws. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Somerville
Water murky; 78–82 degrees; 11.75' 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
Water murky; 76–80 degrees; 1.39' 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.
Tawakoni
Water stained; 84–88 degrees; 1.14' high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, black buzz baits and hollow body frogs. White bass are good on slabs and tail spinners. Hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
Texoma
Water stained to muddy; 82–86 degrees; 4.76' high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, shallow crankbaits and Flukes. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Striped bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
Weatherford
Water stained; 83–87 degrees; 0.01' high. Black bass are fair on shakyhead worms, topwater walking baits, and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
Whitney
Water murky; 76–80 degrees; 1.20' high. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp and liver.