ATHENS — Water level is about nine inches high and slightly stained. Water temp in the upper 40s, low 50s.
Fishing guide Jim Brack says bass fishing has been slow. A few fish on 18-20 foot brush piles hitting jigs and umbrella rigs. Shallow bite is very slow. Crappie are fair on shiners soaked around brush piles in 20-22 feet.
CEDAR CREEK — Water level is about five inches high and stained. Water temp in the mid-50s.
Fishing guide Jason Barber says crappie are good at the head of Caney Creek. Shad plastics deadsticked over 30-45 feet of water are producing limits of white bass and a few hybrids. Blue cat are good on cut bait drifted in the same areas. A good bite up north around shallow stump fields. Black bass are fair on jerk baits around rocks. Docks on secondary points giving up some good quality on black blue jigs, Chatterbaits and spinnerbaits.
NACOGDOCHES — Water level is 1 1/2 feet high very dirty. Water temp in the mid- 50s.
Bass fishing has been slow with the high, muddy water conditions. A few fish reported on cranks, Chatterbaits and spinnerbaits fished slowly around scattered grass beds. Deep bite is slow. Crappie are slow around brush.
TOLEDO BEND — Water level about 1 1/2 feet high and stained. Water temp in the low-to-mid-50s.
Rhonda Shivley at Bill's Landing says trotliners are reporting some solid catches on blues using cut bait when the wind allows. Ben Matsubu at Keith's Tackle says bass fishing has been good to five pounds on spinnerbaits tossed around flooded bushes in 2-3 feet. Also some fish hitting Senkos, Texas rigs and cranks. Crappie are hit or miss at the Pendleton Bridge.
SAM RAYBURN — Water level is eight feet high, rising and muddy to stained. Water temp in the mid-50s.
Fishing guide Ben Matsubu says bass fishing has been been hit or miss with the rising, dirty water. Anglers are reporting scattered groups of deep fish main lake structure. Outside and inside grass lines also giving up some keepers on crankbaits, Carolina rigs and Texas rigs. Catfish are good to 20 pounds around baited holes and along channels using punch bait and night crawlers. Crappie fishing is slow.
PALESTINE — Water level is two feet high and stained to muddy. Water temp in the mid-50s.
Fishing guide Ricky Vandergriff most fishing has been slow with the rising, dirty water. Bass anglers picking up a few quality fish up north on the back sides of the islands using jigs and spinnerbaits around flood brush. Docks with brush are the best bet down south using red 'Traps and square bills. Crappie are fair on under bridges using small shiners. Catfish are excellent on jug lines tipped with live perch and along channels on rod and reel using punch bait.
CONROE — Water level is a foot high and stained. Water temp in the mid-50s.
Fishing guide Butch Terpe says the catfish bite has been excellent with all the fresh water using cheese bait, night crawlers and punch bait over baited holes in 20 feet. Bass fishing has been slow with the best bite coming around docks and rock on plastics and crawfish pattern crank baits. Crappie fishing has been slow with the best bite coming around the FM 1097 bridge and brush piles down south.
FORK — Water level is about five inches high and stained to clear. Water temp in the mid-50s.
Lake Fork Marina says bass fishing has been slow with lots of current created with open gates at the dam. Anglers reporting a few fish shallow. Crappie fishing has been good at the Highway 515 bridge and on deep points around dam. Catfish are good along creeks and drops using punch bait.
HOUSTON COUNTY — Water level is seven inches high and stained. Water temp in the mid-50s.
Crockett Family Report says bass fishing is good to three pounds using Flukes around docks. Also some fish taking dark plastics around the pump station and points near the dam.
Crappie fishing are good to 1 1/2 pounds using shiners and jigs around lights in 35 feet. Catfish are fair to three pounds using night crawlers an punch bait.
'PINES — Water level is about four feet high and very dirty. Water temp in the mid-50s.
Local bass pro Jim Tutt says bass fishing has been slow with high water conditions. Crappie fishermen reporting a few keepers down south along the river, mainly on shiners. Catfish are good along channels and sandy points using punch bait and night crawlers.
RICHLAND CHAMBERS — Water level is about 1 1/2 feet high and stained. Water temp in the mid-50s.
Larry Winters at Midway Landing says catfishing has been good with solid limits of blues coming on punch bait and cut shad soaked on wind-blown points and shorelines. Standing timber in 14-16 feet of water also giving up some solid fish in the 15-20 pound range. Bass are slow. A few fish reported around stumps near channel breaks in 3-6 feet using jigs, Texas rigs and spinnerbaits.
LIVINGSTON — Water level is about 1.4 feet high and dirty. Water temp the mid-50s.
Fishing guide Randy Dearman says bass fishing has been slow with the high, muddy water but should improve on spinnerbaits and cranks once the water in the backs of creeks begins to clear. Catfish are good on brush cut and night crawlers along the river. No report on white bass. Crappie are slow.
NACONICHE — No report available this week.