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; 73-77 degrees; 0.43’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon Texas and Carolina rigged soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are good on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, frozen shrimp, and nightcrawlers.
GIBBONS CREEK: Water stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are good on minnows, shrimp, and liver.
HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 75-79 degrees; 0.12’ high. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows in creek channels. Bream are good on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on shad, live worms, and chicken livers. Yellow catfish are slow.
LIVINGSTON: Water stained; 73-77 degrees; 0.01’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are good but small on pet spoons and slabs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows in 8-15 feet. Blue catfish are fair on shad and shrimp. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.
SAM RAYBURN: Water stained; 72-76 degrees; 1.50’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastics and crankbaits. White bass are fair on minnows, hellbenders, and silver spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs over brush piles. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait.
STEINHAGEN: 0.89’ high. No report available.
TOLEDO BEND: Water stained; 73-77 degrees; 0.83’ low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastic worms in 12-22 feet. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs over brush in 15-25 feet. Bream are fair on crickets and nightcrawlers in 2-6 feet. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.