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Texas Prairies & Lakes Region fishing report for week of July 12, 2019
By Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Jul 14, 2019
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Athens
Water clear; 82–86 degrees; 0.42' high. Black bass are good on flukes, topwaters and wacky rigged Senkos. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

Bastrop
Water stained; 81–85 degrees. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on cheesebait and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

Belton
Water murky; 80–84 degrees; 1.23' high. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and soft plastic worms early and late. Hybrid striper are fair on chrome slabs with bucktails. White bass are fair but small on minnows and chrome slabs with bucktails at night. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with snails and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on juglines baited with live perch.

Benbrook
Water stained; 83–86 degrees; 0.09' low. Black bass are fair on football jigs, weightless Senkos and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

Bonham
Water lightly stained; 83–65 degrees; 0.05' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, squarebill crankbaits, and topwater poppers. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

Bridgeport
Water lightly stained to stained; 83–87 degrees: 0.11' high. Black bass are good on small plastic swimbaits, weightless Senkos and shakyhead worms. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

Cedar Creek
Water lightly stained; 84–87 degrees, 0.09' low. Black bass are fair on football jigs, Carolina rigged worms and shakyhead worms. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters.

Cooper
Water stained; 85–92 degrees; 0.29' high. Black bass are slow on spinnerbaits, Texas rigged craws and wacky rigged Senkos. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper and white bass are fair on slabs.

Eagle Mountain
Water lightly stained; 83–87 degrees; 0.15' high. Black bass are good on football jigs, shakyhead worms and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

Fairfield
Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creatures, bladed jigs and spinnerbaits. No report on other species.

Fayette
Water stained. Black bass are good on shad colored spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps in 10–20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait in 10–15 feet.

Gibbons Creek
Water stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.

Granbury
Water stained; 80–84 degrees; 0.08' low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and chartreuse spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and frozen shrimp.

Grapevine
Water stained; 83–87 degrees; 6.93' high. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits, spinnerbaits and Texas rigged craws. White bass and hybrid bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

Grapevine
Water stained; 83–87 degrees; 6.93' high. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits, spinnerbaits and Texas rigged craws. White bass and hybrid bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

Joe Pool
Water stained; 84–88 degrees; 0.08' low. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits, Texas rigged craws and green pumpkin football jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

Lavon
Water stained; 84–88 degrees: 0.51' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, spinnerbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

Lewisville
Water stained; 84–87 degrees; 0.45' high. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits, Texas rigged craws and weightless flukes. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

Navarro Mills
Water murky; 83–87 degrees; 0.06' high. Black bass are good on topwaters along banks and near the boat ramps early and late. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles and structure near the dam and the marina in 7–14 feet. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait. Blue catfish are fair on trotlines and juglines baited with perch and shad. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch and goldfish.

Navarro Mills
Water murky; 83–87 degrees; 0.06' high. Black bass are good on topwaters along banks and near the boat ramps early and late. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles and structure near the dam and the marina in 7–14 feet. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait. Blue catfish are fair on trotlines and juglines baited with perch and shad. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch and goldfish.

Palestine
Water lightly stained; 83–86 degrees; 0.31' high. Black bass are fair on shakyhead worms, Texas rigged craws and buzz frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

Proctor
Water murky; 79–83 degrees; 0.41' high. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits off points early and late. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on live shad and jigging spoons. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut bait and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.

Ray Hubbard
Water lightly stained; 84–87 degrees; 0.10' low. Black bass are fair on deep diving crankbaits, Texas rigged creature baits and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

Ray Roberts
Water lightly stained: 84–88 degrees; 1.44' high. Black bass are slow on topwaters, Carolina rigged worms and football jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

Richland Chambers
Water lightly stained; 84–87 degrees; 0.16' high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, football jigs and Texas rigged craws. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

Somerville
Water murky; 81–85 degrees; 10.27' high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

Stillhouse
Water murky; 79–83 degrees; 0.17' high. Black bass are fair on shallow running crankbaits and topwaters. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies and pet spoons. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

Tawakoni
Water stained; 85–88 degrees; 0.65' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, bladed jigs and hollow body frogs. White bass are fair on slabs and tail spinners. Hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

Texoma
Water stained to muddy; 83–87 degrees; 2.09' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms, shakyhead worms and weightless Flukes. Crappie are good on minnows. Striped bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

Weatherford
Water stained; 84–87 degrees; 0.11' low. Black bass are slow on shakyhead worms, Ned rigs, and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

Whitney
Water murky; 80–84 degrees; 0.90' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp and liver.