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; 78-82 degrees; 0.09’ low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are good on prepared bait, liver, and shrimp.
GIBBONS CREEK: Water stained. Black bass are good on green pumpkin Rat-L-Traps and soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are very good on doughbait, cut bait, and frozen shrimp.
HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 85-89 degrees; 0.08’ low. Black bass to 4 pounds are fair on purple neon and watermelon seed soft plastic worms. Crappie are good on live minnows near brush piles. Bream are good on live worms near points and the islands. Channel and blue catfish are good on juglines baited with shrimp and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.
LIVINGSTON: Water stained; 79-83 degrees; 0.12’ high. Black bass are good on green pumpkin spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are good on slabs, pet spoons, and troll tubes. White bass are good on troll tubes, pet spoons, and Charlie slabs. Crappie are very good on minnows in 20 feet. Blue catfish are fair on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
SAM RAYBURN: Water stained; 78-82 degrees; 0.51’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and watermelon spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs over brush piles. Bream are fair on crickets and nightcrawlers. Catfish are fair on trotlines baited with shrimp and cut bait.
STEINHAGEN: 1.45’ high. No report available.
TOLEDO BEND: Water stained; 80-84 degrees; 0.50’ low. Black bass are good on June bug and plum soft plastic worms early and late, and on topwaters early. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and spoons. Crappie are slow. Bream are very good on crickets and nightcrawlers off docks. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait, stinkbait, livers, and hearts in 30 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.