Compiled and edited by J.P. Greeson, Bink Grimes, Kendal Hemphill and Mark Perry for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department under a federal grant provided by the Sport Fish Restoration Program.
CONROE: Water stained; 70-74 degrees; 0.04 high. Black bass are good on watermelon Carolina and Texas rigged soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on silver/blue striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, liver, and cheesebait.
GIBBONS CREEK: Water stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon and green pumpkin soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and liver.
HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 72-76 degrees; 0.21’ high. Black bass to 6 pounds are fair on black/blue craw worms and watermelon red swim baits. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows around brush piles. Bream are good on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
LIVINGSTON: Water stained; 70-74 degrees; 0.33’ high. Black bass are fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.
SAM RAYBURN: Water stained; 69-73 degrees; 1.40’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Senkos, lizards, and Brush Hogs. White bass are good on silver slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs in shallow areas. Bream are good on nightcrawlers and crickets. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with nightcrawlers.
STEINHAGEN: 1.57’ high. No report available.
TOLEDO BEND: Water stained; 68-72 degrees; 1.79’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastics and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on spoons in the river. Crappie are fair on watermelon jigs under the bridge. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.