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; 76-80 degrees; 0.01’ high. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged watermelon soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are good on white striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs over brush piles. Catfish are good on stinkbait and nightcrawlers.
GIBBONS CREEK: Water murky. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms and blue/green crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers, cut bait, and hot dogs.
HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 77-81 degrees; 0.13’ high. Black bass are fair on black/red flake worms. Crappie are slow. Bream are good on live worms over grass beds and off piers. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shad.
LIVINGSTON: Water stained; 78-82 degrees; 1.25’ high. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on striper jigs, hellbenders, and silver slabs. White bass are fair on minnows, troll tubes, and Charlie slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Blue catfish are fair on shad. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.
SAM RAYBURN: Water murky; 79-83 degrees; 4.79’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Bream are slow. Catfish are slow.
STEINHAGEN: 1.41’ high. No report available.
TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 78-82 degrees; 0.27’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and black/blue soft plastics. Striped bass are good on white striper jigs. White bass are good on minnows and pet spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.