ATHENS — Water level is about five inches high and stained. Water temperature is in the 50s.
Fishing guide Jim Brack says bass fishing has been fair to 10 pounds in 3-12 feet of water
using Carolina rigs to target staging fish along main lake grass edges. Crappie are in transition towards the shallows and the bite is slow. Best action coming around docks in 5-8 feet using shiners.
CEDAR CREEK — Water level is about normal level and stained. Water temperature is in the low 50s.
Fishing guide Jason Barber says catfish have been tough; best bite coming shallow on cut shad. Drifting in 18 feet producing a few blues to 50 pounds. Bass fishing has been fair on jigs and Chatterbaits tossed around scattered shore cover, deeper docks and rock. Crappie are good up the creeks and around some of the deeper docks. White bass are good up Kings and Lacy creeks, hitting small grubs and Roadrunners.
'PINES — Water level is about six inches high and stained. Water temp in the 50s.
Local bass pro Jim Tutt says bass fishing has been good on 'Traps, bladed jigs and Texas rig plastics fished around shallow grass and flooded bushes. Crappie still excellent along the river using jigs and shiners. Catfish are fair over baited holes using punch bait.
TOLEDO BEND — Water level about a foot low and fairly clear. Water temp in the upper 50s.
Rhonda Shivley over at Bill's Landing says crappie fishermen are beginning to pick up keepers around old old sloughs and shore cover using shiners under a cork. Bass are moving shallow as well, hitting spinnerbaits, bladed jigs, square bills and Texas rigs. Two limits over 30 pounds weighed during the Feb. 16 Bass Champs event. Cole Brewer and Rob Richards won it with 33.15. Catfish action picking up on trotlines, mainly blues and a few flatheads in the 5-50 pound range. White bass guide Jane Gallenbach says fishing is excellent north of the Logansport bridge. Good number of big females upwards of two pounds reported on Roadrunners and cranks.
NACONICHE — Water level is at full pool and clear. Water temp in the upper 50s.
David Russell says bass fishing has been good to eight pounds when using jerkbaits and A-rigs. The better quality fish are staging in 10-14 feet, hitting shaky heads and drop shots. No report on crappie.
FORK — Water level is about two inches low and fairly clear. Water temp in the low 50s.
Tony Parker at the Minnow Bucket says bass fishing has been slow overall with a few small fish coming on drop shots, 'Traps and crankbaits in 2-15 feet. Crappie are scattered at depths of 15-35 feet, some on deep points, bridge pilings and channel breaks leading to the shallows. Channel cat are fair in 25 feet of water along channels and on flats, hitting punch bait.
LIVINGSTON — Water level about four inches high and stained. Water temp in the upper 50s, low 60s.
Fishing guide Jeromy Francis says white bass are showing up in the creeks, hitting 'Traps, small spinners and small jigs. Fishing guide Dave Cox says crappie fishing has been good in White Rock and Harmon creeks using live shiners around wood on cut banks in 4-6 feet. Blue cats are slow on cut shad drifted on the main lake. Jug lines in Bethy and Carolina bays are good for a few decent blues.
NACOGDOCHES — Water level is about normal level and muddy. Surface temp in the upper 50s.
Bass are slow overall with a few fish hitting spinnerbaits, Chatterbaits and cranks in 1-4 feet of water. Fishing should improve with warming weather. No report on crappie.
SAM RAYBURN — Water level is 8.45 feet high and stained up north. Clearer down south.
Ann Wilson at Ann's Tackle says bass fishing has been fair on cranks, 'Traps and spinnerbaits fished along inside grass lines in 10-12 feet of water. No report on crappie. White bass are excellent up the Angelina with limits being reported as far north as the Highway 59 bridge. No report on crappie.
RICHLAND CHAMBERS — Water level is at normal level and muddy. Water temp in the low 50s.
Larry Winters at Midway Landing says bass fishing is slow. Best bite coming on spinnerbaits and jigs in 3-5 feet towards the rear of main and secondary creeks. White bass are fair in 21-28 feet on points using slabs. Catfish bite as slowed. A few limits reported, mostly small fish holding on windy shorelines.
CONROE — Water level is about normal level and stained. Water temp in the upper 50s.
Fishing guide Butch Terpe says bass fishing is fair to eight pounds around shallow shore cover in 1-3 feet using plastics, spinnerbaits and Chatterbaits. Lots of buck bass with an occasional 3-5 pounder reported. Crappie are fair around the docks in 10-12 feet; the shallow bite has waned but should improve with a warming trend. Catfish are steady over baited holes in 21-22 feet using punch bait and dip baits.
HOUSTON COUNTY — No report available this week.