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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 stained; 82-86 degrees; 0.19’ 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; 0.52’ low. Black bass to 3 pounds are fair on strawberry soft plastic worms in 15 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Bream are good on live worms off grassy banks and piers. Channel and blue catfish to 5 pounds are good on trotlines baited with liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 83-87 degrees; 0.17’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps and crankbaits. Striped bass are good on slabs, pet spoons, and troll tubes. White bass are good on troll tubes, pet spoons, and Charlie slabs. Crappie are good on minnows in 20 feet. Blue catfish are fair on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water murky; 82-86 degrees; 0.67’ 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: 1.43’ high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 83-87 degrees; 0.98’ low. Black bass are good on redbug and watermelon red soft plastic worms and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on silver spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and blue/green tube jigs over baited holes in 20 feet. Bream are good on nightcrawlers and crickets in 2-8 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait, stinkbait, livers, and hearts. Yellow catfish are slow.