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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; 81-85 degrees; 0.47’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs over brush piles. Catfish are good on chicken livers and shrimp.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water clear. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and liver.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 87-91 degrees; 0.35’ low. Black bass to 6 pounds are fair on bream colored topwaters, crankbaits, and purple or watermelon seed soft plastic worms around structure. Smallmouth bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Bream are good on live worms off piers and over grass beds. Channel and blue catfish to 5 pounds are good on shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 81-85 degrees; 0.52’ high. Black bass are good on tequila sunrise crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on slabs and white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are very good on minnows in 12-22 feet. Blue catfish are fair on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water stained; 80-84 degrees; 3.30’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Bream are slow. Catfish are very good on trotlines baited with live bait and shrimp.

STEINHAGEN: 1.58’ high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 81-85 degrees; 0.48’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on crankbaits and silver striper jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Bream are fair on crickets and nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.