Fish On!
weekly fishing reports by region
 
SOUTHEAST REPORTS
 

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.

SOUTHEAST
CONROE: Water murky; 55-59 degrees; 0.06’ high. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on liver and nightcrawlers.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water clear. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastic worms, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on live bait and chicken livers.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 52-56 degrees; 0.45’ high. Black bass to 4 pounds are good on black/red skirted spinnerbaits, yellow and perch colored crankbaits, and black/red soft plastic worms in 5-15 feet. Smallmouth bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are very good on live minnows near the dam and around piers and brush. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on juglines. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 55-59 degrees; 0.98’ high. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps and Charlie slabs. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water murky; 56-60 degrees; 0.54’ high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastic worms and shallow running crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait.

STEINHAGEN: 0.42’ high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 55-59 degrees; 2.60’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on chicken livers and doughbait. Yellow catfish are slow.