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 stained; 81-85 degrees; 0.35’ high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on shad colored crankbaits and silver striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and fair on blue tube jigs over brush in 20 feet. Catfish are good on stinkbait, chicken livers, and nightcrawlers.
GIBBONS CREEK: Water clear. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on liver, cut bait, and stinkbait.
HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 86-90 degrees; 0.26’ high. Black bass to 4 pounds are good on frogs, shad topwaters, and purple or watermelon seed soft plastics around structure and drop offs, and in small coves. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on live minnows. Bream are good on live worms around piers and grass beds. Channel and blue catfish are good on juglines baited with cut shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 81-85 degrees; 0.37’ high. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits, soft plastics, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on pet spoons and Charlie slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
SAM RAYBURN: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 0.31’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue/black tube jigs over brush piles. Bream are slow. Catfish are very good on trotlines baited with live bait and cut bait.
STEINHAGEN: 1.32’ high. No report available.
TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 81-85 degrees; 0.44’ low. Black bass are fair on redbug soft plastics and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on spoons in the river. Crappie are fair on minnows at night. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait, stinkbait, livers, and hearts in 30 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.