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 murky; 85-89 degrees; 0.70’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are good on green striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp.
GIBBONS CREEK: Water murky. Black bass are fair on shallow running crankbaits, and on watermelon soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, cut bait, and shrimp.
HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 89-93 degrees; 0.76’ low. Black bass are slow, with few caught on Senko worms. Crappie are slow. Bream are fair on live worms off grass beds. Channel and blue catfish to 7 pounds are good on trotlines baited with bream and shad.
LIVINGSTON: Water stained; 86-90 degrees; 0.07’ high. Black bass are good on watermelon Rat-L-Traps and crankbaits. Striped bass are good on Charlie slabs, white striper jigs, and troll tubes. White bass are fair on minnows, pet spoons, and Charlie slabs. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
SAM RAYBURN: Water murky; 85-89 degrees; 0.97’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse jigs over brush piles. Bream are fair on crickets and nightcrawlers. Catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.
STEINHAGEN: 1.48’ high. No report available.
TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 85-89 degrees; 1.46’ low. Black bass are good on redbug and June bug soft plastic worms and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over baited holes. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with liver. Yellow catfish are slow.