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Texas Fishing Conditions for First Weekend of June


FRESHWATER

(Alphabetical Order)

Alan Henry

GOOD. Water clear; 72 degrees; 1.33’ high. Black bass are good fishing fast baits on humps, drops, and points equally. Crappie remains great on minnows among the timber areas. Catfish are fair on live bait, cut bait, and stinkbait.


Amistad

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 80 degrees; 46.42’ low. Black bass are good, staying close to rocky banks with deep drops, stumps, and vegetation on the northern end close to the Devils River. Some other coves are also successful. Fish grubs, Carolina rigged worms, spinners, and crankbait for the best success. White bass continue to be on the same drops and points as black bass just a little deeper. Catfish are fair in coves despite the loss of habitat due to water levels being low. Fish with stinkbait cut bait and live bait. Remember to stay on the Texas side of the lake unless you possess a Mexican Fishing License.


Arlington

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 79 degrees; 0.20 low. Largemouth bass are fair on topwater plugs, senkos, deep diving crankbaits, and swimbaits. Crappie are good among structures such as boat docks and partially shaded vegetation on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on live bait and prepared baits in 4-15’.


Arrowhead

FAIR. Water stained; 70 degrees; 0.05’ high. Largemouth bass remain good fishing the southern end of the lake on rocky banks and among steep dropping vegetation. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on cheese bait, stinkbait, and shrimp.


Athens

GOOD. Water clear; 81 degrees; 0.27’ high. Largemouth bass are good on weightless worms, chatter baits, and spinnerbaits working the vegetation edges and grasslands. Top waters are effective along grassy shorelines and plastic frogs in the lily pads and weeds. Crappie are good with minnows and jigs in standing timber and man-made structures. Catfish are good on earthworms, cut bait, and prepared bait. Sunfish are excellent on cutworms.


Austin

GOOD. Water clear; 82 degrees; 0.55 low. Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits, buzz baits, and shaky head plastic worms in 5-15’. There is an early bite with topwater plugs and plastic frogs. Sunfish are good on cutworms, and corn. Catfish are good on prepared baits and cut bait.


B.A. Steinhagen

GOOD. Water stained; 76 degrees; 0.32’ low. Largemouth bass are good moving a bit deeper with spinners and rigged soft plastic worms. Topwater are still good early in the mornings. Crappie are good with minnows suspended around 6 feet. Catfish are excellent day and night on cut and prepped bait coming out of the river.


Bastrop

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 81 degrees; Largemouth bass are fair fishing grass lines, creek edges and brushy coves on Carolina rigged plastics, crankbaits, and spinners. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs on brush piles and standing timber. Channel and blue catfish are good on earthworks, cut bait, and prepared bait.


Belton

GOOD Water clear 79 degrees. 0.25 high. Black bass are good in creeks, gravel beds, and grassy coves on spinners, crankbaits, jerk baits, and Carolina rigged worms. White bass are excellent in the main lake with slabs and swimbaits. Hybrid stripers are good trolling jigs and live bait in the main lake. Look for large schools of bait using sonar to find active fish. Crappie are excellent on minnows and jigs near structure and brush piles in 12-18’. Catfish are good on prepared baits and live bait in 7-14’.


Benbrook

GOOD. Water slightly stained; 82 degrees; 1.17 high. Largemouth bass are fair fishing jerk baits, crankbaits, and drop shots near cover or grass lines. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs fishing structure and brush. Hybrid striped bass are good with live bait and slabs. White bass are excellent with slabs and jigs on the lake points and humps. Watch for diving birds to mark schools of feeding fish. Catfish are good with cut bait and prepared baits.


Bob Sandlin

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 79-85 degrees; 0.35’ high. Black bass are good on senkos, crankbaits, and finesse worms in 8-15’. Plastic frogs and topwater plugs are working early in 2-7’ in or near grass and lily pads Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in brush piles and standing timber. Catfish are good on earthworms, cut bait, and shiners in 6-15'.


Braunig

FAIR. Water lightly stained; 78-81 degrees; Largemouth bass are fair and moving deeper with increased temperatures. Hit the deeper spots with crankbaits, spinners, and Carolina rigged plastic worms. Always try the rip rap close to the dam. Red drum are good on crawfish and tilapia mid-lake normally between 24-15 feet in schools with birds on the surface. Strippers are fair following the same methods as red drum. Catfish are good on live bait and cheese around 8-12 deep.


Bridgeport

GOOD. Water lightly stained. 80 degrees. 0.74 high. Black bass are good on square-billed crankbaits, top waters, plastic frogs, and Texas rigged creature baits in 6-18’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs fishing bridges and brush piles. White bass are excellent on slabs on the main lake points and drop-offs. Hybrid stripers are good on main lake humps and points with live bait. Catfish are good on blood bait in 3-12’’.


Brownwood

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 82 degrees; 1.62’ low. Largemouth bass are good with crankbaits, rattle baits, plastic worms in 10’ with plastic frogs still working in grass beds and weed lines. White bass are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish have been good on prepared bait and blood bait in 5-15’.


Buchanan

EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 81 degrees; 0.06’ low. Largemouth bass are good with Texas-rigged plastic worms and deep-diving crankbaits working along grass edges, drop-offs, and brushy areas. Early morning bite with plastic frogs in grassy areas and weed patches. Striped bass are very good with slabs, jigging spoons and live bait. White bass are excellent on minnows and slabs when fishing deeper water and using sonar to locate baitfish schools. Scout for diving birds mostly early or late in the day to mark feeding schools. Crappie are excellent on jigs and minnows in 8-15’’ fishing timber. Channel catfish have been excellent on prepared bait, live and cut bait.


Caddo

EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 76-81 degrees,1.53’ high. Largemouth bass are good in shallow water near trees and vegetation in 1-4’ fishing plastic creatures, frogs, topwater, and rattle baits. Crankbaits in deeper water near structure are producing as well. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near brush piles and submerged structure. White bass are excellent on jigs and small crankbaits in the main lake. Chain Pickerel are fair. Catfish are excellent on prepared bait and live bait in 6-15’


.Calaveras

FAIR. Water stained; 78-82 degrees. Red drum remain good on live baits crawfish and tilapia along with rattletraps mostly mid-lake. Black bass have improved this past week with various topwater lures, Carolina rigged worms, spinners, and crankbait. Hybrid striped bass are fair with spoons and rattletraps. Catfish are good mid-depth every day on stinkbait, chicken livers, and cut shad.


Canyon Lake

EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 79-85 degrees; 1.07’ low. Striper fishing is excellent on main lake humps vertically jigging striper jigs and topwater baits when schools are near the surface. White bass are excellent on main lake flats, drop-offs, and humps. Look for birds diving over feeding schools. Largemouth bass are fair in brushy shorelines, gravel beds, and roadbeds with square billed crankbaits, jerk baits, plastic lizards, and bladed spinners with some fish taken early with topwater plugs and plastic frogs. Catfish are excellent with live and cut bait throughout the lake in 6-15’.


Cedar Creek

EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 82 degrees, 0.01 high. Largemouth bass are good working plastic frogs and topwater early then TX rigged craws, crankbaits, and swimbaits along bank edges, drop-offs, and docks in 6-18’. Hybrids and sand bass are being caught off main lake points and humps with slabs, swimbaits, and live bait. Crappie are excellent with jigs and minnows in brush piles and near structure in 12-18’. Catfish are good in 5-15’.


Choke Canyon

FAIR. Water lightly stained; 79-81 degrees; 18.60’ low. Largemouth bass are good all-around but best fishing early and late. We have been fishing jigs, soft plastic worms, and spinners for success. White bass are fair on points. Crappie are good on jigs seeking shade or suspending over submerged piles. Catfish are decent mid-depth and coming out of creeks with dough balls, live bait, and cheese bait.


Cisco

GOOD. Water clear; 71-73 degrees; 3.20’ low. Largemouth bass are good and mostly active all day. Points, vegetation spots, and some shallow drops are the place to be. Sunfish are good on minnows and cutworms everywhere in sand, or gravel bottomed shallow water. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Catfish have been fair on stinkbait, chicken livers, and cut shad.


Coleman

FAIR. Slightly stained. 71 degrees. 0.89’ low. Hybrid stripers are fair moving in schools among open water on some rattle traps. Largemouth bass are fair with jerkbaits, jigs, spinners, and worms. Crappie are good with lots of limits available in structures less than 10 feet. Catfish are fair with stinkbait and cut bait.


Conroe

FAIR. Water stained; 76 degrees; 0.99’ low. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged worms, spinners, and deeper crankbait from points, drops, and sandy humps. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs underpads and vegetation. Hybrid striped bass are fair moving deep under white bass on deep points and further deep. Catfish are good on stinkbait, cut bait, and small minnows deep. Sunfish are fair with live worms or crickets in shallow water.


Cooper

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 80 degrees; 0.45’ high. Largemouth bass are fair on Texas rigged plastic worms and creatures, crankbaits, and plastic frogs in 10’ or less. Deeper water from 14-20’ is active later in the day with drop shots and diving crankbaits. The white bass are excellent in 12-30’ with slabs, jigs, and jigging spoons. Crappie are good with minnows in standing timber. Catfish are good on live and cut bait in 4-16’.


Corpus Christi Lake

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 81 degrees; 3.89’ low. Several windy afternoons hurt this past week, especially when the wind was eastern. Largemouth bass are still on points and shallow gravel bottoms using spinners, jigs, and non-weighted soft plastic worms. White bass are fair only fishing spoons. Crappie are good fishing jigs and minnows in shady spots out of the wind. Catfish are good on cut bait and cheese bait.


Eagle Mountain

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 79 degrees;0.59 high. Black bass are good fishing coves with plastic frogs in grass early in the morning, then crankbaits, senkos, and plastic worms in 8-20’ later in the day. White bass are excellent in the main lake fishing humps and drop-offs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs between 10-20’ working docks and structures. Catfish are good on fresh cut bait and punch bait.


Falcon

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 81 degrees; 37.00’ low. Good days had a mix of good and bad reports. Black bass are good with crankbaits in about ten feet of water and have caught a lot of nice fish. A five or six XD crankbait in Sexy Shad or Citrus Shad are as good as any with rocks being the key to catching fish. Rocks with brush piles on them are even better. Crappie are excellent and nice sized in the right brush piles. White bass are close to black bass and love their crankbait. Catfish are fair in the deep spots with cut shad, or nightcrawlers. Remember to stay on the Texas side unless you possess a Mexican Fishing License.


Fayette

GOOD. Water lightly stained. 82 degrees; Largemouth bass are fair on shaky head worms, buzz baits and crankbaits in 6-15’ off main lake points, rock ledges, and drop-offs. Sunfish are very good on worms, corn, and crickets around bank ledges, grass, and structure. Catfish are good on cut bait and prepared baits.


Fork

EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 81-85 degrees; 0.17’ high. Largemouth bass are fair on plastic worms, topwater and crankbaits near roadbeds, submerged structure, and points in 8-12’ and with some action with plastic frogs in shallow grass and lily pads. White and yellow bass are excellent in the deeper water of main lake points, flats, and humps. Crappie are excellent on jigs and minnows in 12-20’ in brush piles. Catfish are good on cut bait and punch bait in 8-20’.


Ft. Phantom Hill

FAIR. Water stained; 70 degrees; 0.14’ low. White bass are fair on Alabama Rigs strictly working points and edges of non-visual drops. Black bass are good continuing to bite plastic worms, topwater, buzzbait, and spinners. Points of large coves have been best. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs with cover. Catfish are fair on cut shad and stinkbait throughout the lake.