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 lightly stained; 80-84 degrees; 3.64’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and topwaters in 10-20 feet. Striped bass are fair on green striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and blue/white tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, frozen shrimp, and nightcrawlers.
GIBBONS CREEK: Water clear. Black bass are good on green pumpkin crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on frozen shrimp and live bait.
HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 82-86 degrees; 2.41’ low. Black bass to 8 pounds are very good on topwaters, spinnerbaits, and dark/metal flake worms. Crappie are good on live minnows under lights at night in 17 feet. Bream are good on live worms in 12 feet. Channel catfish to 30 pounds are good on live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
LIVINGSTON: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 1.77’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on pet spoons, slabs, and hellbenders. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
SAM RAYBURN: Water stained; 78-82 degrees; 6.46’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters, soft plastic worms, and spinnerbaits early. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on punchbait.
STEINHAGEN: 1.39’ high. No report available.
TOLEDO BEND: Water stained; 78-82 degrees; 4.31’ low. Black bass are good on redbug soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, and topwaters early and late. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows in 12-15 feet over baited holes. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.