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; 60-64 degrees; 0.06’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on green striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, cut bait, and shrimp.
GIBBONS CREEK: Water stained. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on shrimp, cut bait, and liver.
HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 66-70 degrees; 0.18’ high. Black bass to 7 pounds are good on green pumpkinseed and watermelon seed soft plastic worms. White bass are slow. Crappie are very good on live minnows. Bream are fair on live worms. Channel and blue catfish to 4 pounds are good on perch. Yellow catfish are slow.
LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 61-65 degrees; 1.23’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on minnows, soft plastics, and spec rigs in the upper creeks. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on perch and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
SAM RAYBURN: Water stained; 59-63 degrees; 0.19’ high. Black bass are good on green pumpkin and watermelon soft plastics, crankbaits, and buzzbaits. White bass are good on live minnows and chartreuse jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on shrimp, liver, and cut bait.
STEINHAGEN: 0.76’ high. No report available.
TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 60-64 degrees; 0.50’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and shallow running crankbaits in 6-12 feet. Crappie are good on black/chartreuse jigs. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.