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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; 82-88 degrees; 0.26’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon Rat-L-Traps and pumpkinseed Texas and Carolina rigged soft plastics and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water clear. Black bass are good on chartreuse/gold flake soft plastics, Rat-L-Traps, and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and liver.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 84-88 degrees; 0.23’ high. Black bass to 7 pounds are good on purple or watermelon red soft plastic worms, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits near drop offs. Smallmouth bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Bream are very good on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are very good on shad and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 83-87 degrees; 0.92’ high. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits and soft plastics. Striped bass are good on Zara spooks. White bass are excellent on pet spoons, troll tubes, and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are good on cut bait and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water stained; 81-89 degrees; 9.47’ high. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics and crankbaits. White bass are fair on minnows, hellbenders, and pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait.

STEINHAGEN: 1.51’ high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 71-75 degrees; 0.70’ high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/black soft plastic worms in 10-20 feet. Striped bass are fair on live bait. White bass are fair on silver spoons and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs over brush in 10-20 feet. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers in 2-8 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.