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; 82-86 degrees; 0.60’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Carolina rigged soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are good on silver/gold striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on liver and bait shrimp.
GIBBONS CREEK: Water clear. Black bass are fair on electric blue soft plastic worms and watermelon crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are fair on minnows, cut bait, and frozen shrimp.
HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 87-91 degrees; 0.64’ low. Black bass to 8 pounds are good on watermelon Carolina rigged soft plastic worms near structure in 8 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Bream are good on live worms over grass beds. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with calf liver and perch. Yellow catfish are slow.
LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 83-87 degrees; 0.38’ low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are good on Rat-L-Traps and Zara spooks. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
SAM RAYBURN: Water murky; 82-86 degrees; 0.99’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and silver spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse jigs over brush piles. Bream are fair on crickets and nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with shrimp and cut bait.
STEINHAGEN: 1.53’ high. No report available.
TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 83-87 degrees; 1.35’ low. Black bass are good on black/blue flake and black/red flake soft plastic worms early and late. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over baited holes. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers off docks in 4-5 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait, stinkbait, and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.