The weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for March 25 and also available on the internet at https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/recreational/fishreport.phtml:

CENTRAL

AUSTIN: GOOD. Water stained; 61-63 degrees; 0.79’ low. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, chatter baits, and plastic worms in shallow coves. Sunfish are good on cutworms, and corn in the shallow structure of docks. Catfish are good on prepared baits and cut bait.

BASTROP: FAIR. Water stained; 63 degrees. Largemouth bass are fair fishing creeks and coves on Carolina rigged plastics, swimbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cut bait and stinkbait.

BELTON: FAIR Water stained; 63 degrees; 0.98' high. Black bass are fair in creek mouths on bladed spinners and shallow running crankbaits. White bass are good. Hybrid stripers are fair trolling jigs and diving crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on prepared baits.

BROWNWOOD: FAIR. Water stained; 58 degrees; 0.96’ low. Largemouth bass are fair with crankbaits and plastic worms in shallow water. White bass are fair on minnows and Alabama rigs in creeks. Catfish have been fair on prepared bait.

BUCHANAN: GOOD. Water clear; 62 degrees; 3.97’ low. Largemouth bass are good with jigs, plastics, spinners and crankbaits working creeks and coves. Striped bass are fair. White bass are good on minnows in creeks. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in creeks. Channel catfish have been good on prepared bait.

CANYON LAKE: FAIR. Water clear; 61-64 degrees; 2.88’ low. Striper fishing is fair on main lake humps. White bass are good in shallow areas near creeks and inlets. Largemouth bass are good in creeks and grassy shorelines with square billed crankbaits, jerk baits, plastic creatures, and spinners. Some fish take on topwater plugs. Catfish are good with live and cut bait throughout the lake in 14-22’.

FAYETTE: GOOD. Water lightly stained. 61 degrees. Largemouth bass are good on plastic worms, spinners and crankbaits among vegetation, moving shallower into spawning areas. Sunfish are good on worms and crickets around bank ledges and structure. Catfish are good on stinkbait, live bait, and cut bait.

GRANBURY: Good. Water clear. 56-58 degrees. 0.58’ low. Crappie fishing is fair around brush piles and boat docks with minnows and jigs. Catfishing is good when using cut bait or live bait in 12-25’. White bass are very good with fish spawning in creeks and rivers. Largemouth bass are good on chatter baits and flipping jigs in creeks and shallow water. Stripers are fair trolling.

GRANGER: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 58 degrees; 0.58’ high. Black bass are good upriver and creeks on rattle baits, jigs, and soft plastic worms. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good upriver around Dickerson's Bottom with jigs and small spoons. Blue catfish are good on cut shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: GOOD. Water clear; 63-67 degrees; 0.81’ low. Black bass are good in spawn activity in creeks and spawning coves on jigs, plastic creatures, spinners, and shallow diving crankbaits. Crappie are good on jigs around brush, marinas and docks. White bass are good fishing the river. Catfish are good on stinkbait and cut bait.

NAVARRO MILLS: GOOD. Water very stained; 62-64 degrees; 4.52’ high. Crappie are good on minnows around the marina and in the creeks. Catfish are good with live bait and punch bait. White bass are good on rooster tails in shallow inlets and creeks. Black bass are good with spinners and buzz baits in shallow coves.

PROCTOR: GOOD. Water stained; 64 degrees; 2.36’ high. Largemouth bass are good on Carolina rigged creatures and worms and with jigs in shallow water and coves. Hybrid stripers are fair. Crappie are good with jigs and minnows in shallow water. Catfish remain good on stinkbait and cut bait.

SOMERVILLE: GOOD. Water clear; 61 degrees; 0.32’ high. White bass and hybrids are good fishing creeks with rooster tails and jigs. Crappie are good with minnows and jigs. Catfish are good throughout the lake with cut shad and stinkbait in 12-20’. Largemouth bass are good with plastic worms, crankbait, larger spinners, and jigs near the creeks and coves.

STILLHOUSE HOLLOW: GOOD. Water clear; 60 degrees; 2.34’ low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, spinners, and Carolina rigged soft plastic worms working vegetation in creeks. Crappie are fair on minnows and light-colored jigs. White bass are good on small crankbaits and jigs. Catfish are good with live and cut bait.

TRAVIS: GOOD. Water clear; 61-64 degrees; 10.09’ low. Largemouth bass is fair fishing creeks and coves for spawning fish working plastic worms and jigs. White bass are good in shallow water with spawning activity in creeks working jigs and small crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on cut bait in 15’.

WALTER E. LONG: GOOD. Lightly stained; 60 degrees. Largemouth bass are good on worms and short-billed crankbaits in creeks and coves. Hybrid stripers are fair with jigs and live bait. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in shallow water. Catfish are good on live bait and stinkbait. Sunfish are fair.

WACO: GOOD. Water stained; 59-63 degrees; 2.08’ high. Largemouth bass are good on spinnerbaits, plastic frogs, and other topwater baits as well as chatter baits in the coves and creeks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in creeks and inlets. Sunfish are good on worms or crickets. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on cut shad or live bait.

WHITNEY: FAIR. Water stained 62-64 degrees; 3.96’ high. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and plastic creatures while fishing spawning areas and coves 8-10’. White bass are slow in creeks with jigs. Crappie are fair with minnows and jigs in shallow water. Catfish are fair on cut shad and prepared baits.

NORTHEAST

ARLINGTON: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 61 degrees; 1.21' high. Largemouth bass are good in creeks and coves with bladed spinners, lipless crankbaits, and jigs. Crappie are good among structures such as boat docks and partially shaded vegetation on small minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on live bait and prepared baits in 12-20’.

ATHENS: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 58-62 degrees; 0.78’ high. Largemouth bass are good on Carolina rigged worms, jigs, square billed crankbaits and bladed spinnerbaits working the vegetation edges of shoreline and creeks. Crappie are fair with minnows and jigs among natural and man-made structures. Catfish are good on cut bait. Sunfish are good on cutworms.

BENBROOK: FAIR. Water muddy; 56-58 degrees; 11.46’ high. Largemouth bass are slow fishing spinners and crankbaits in creek beds and coves. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striped bass are slow. White bass are fair with small spoons in creeks. Catfish are good on trotlines with cut bait.

BOB SANDLIN: GOOD. Water clear; 60-64 degrees; 0.69’ high. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits, plastic worms and lizards, and flipping jigs in creeks and coves. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in creeks. Catfish are good on cut bait and blood bait in 12-18'.

BRIDGEPORT: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 60 degrees; 1.02’ high. Black bass are good on shallow running crankbaits, jigs and Texas rigged creature baits in 2-5’. Crappie are good on minnows in creeks. White bass are good on jigs and swimbaits in creeks. Hybrid stripers are fair. Catfish are good on cut bait and live bait.

CADDO: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 58-61 degrees; 1.66’ high. Largemouth bass are good in shallow water with swimbaits, plastic worms and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in shallow water. White bass are fair on jigs in shallow water. Chain Pickerel are fair. Catfish are excellent on prepared bait and live bait in 15-20’.

CEDAR CREEK: GOOD. Water very stained; 60-62 degrees; 0.47’ high. Largemouth bass are in coves in 2 to 7' also along shorelines leading to the back of spawning coves. Jigs, plastic creatures, and moving baits like chatter baits and spinnerbaits are producing. Hybrids and sand bass are now up in the creeks. Small grubs, spoons, and swimbaits are good in the creeks, and crankbaits can be good in 4-10' on the points. Crappie are found in the creeks and spawning coves. Some docks are starting to hold fish, as well as some of the brush piles in various depths. Jigs and minnows are both effective. Catfish are good on the shallow north end of the lake and also moving shallow all over the lake. There are still some deep fish as well, so don't rule that out. Fresh cut shad is best.

COOPER: GOOD. Water very stained; 59-63 degrees; 6.46’ high. Largemouth bass are fair on Carolina rigged worms, crankbaits, and spinners in creeks and coves. The white bass are good in shallow water. Catfish are good on live and cut bait in 15-25’.

EAGLE MOUNTAIN: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 53 degrees; 0.83’ high. Black bass are good fishing coves with plastic frogs, jigs and plastic worms in 2-6’. White bass are fair. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs between 11-17’ working docks and structures. Catfish are good on cut bait and punch bait.

FORK: GOOD. Water stained; 62-66 degrees; 0.74’ high. Largemouth bass are good on soft plastic creatures, lipless crankbaits, and chatter baits spawning in creeks and coves in 2-8’. White and yellow bass are slow in creeks. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in creeks. Catfish are fair on cut bait in 15-22’.

GRAHAM: FAIR. Water stained; 57 degrees; 0.85’ high. Largemouth bass are slow in shallow water on plastic worms, buzzbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. White bass are fair on jigs in creeks. Hybrid stripers are fair slabs in deep water and humps. Catfish are fair on cut shad and live bait.

GRAPEVINE: FAIR. Water muddy; 56-59 degrees; 13.95’ high. Largemouth bass are slow on buzz baits, and square billed crankbaits. Fish creeks and shallow structure. White bass are fair in creeks. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs in marinas and creek areas. Catfish are slow on live and prepped bait.

JACKSONVILLE: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 61 degrees; 0.68' high. Largemouth bass are fair with crankbaits, creatures, and spinners, moving into spawning areas and coves. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in creeks and shallow structure. Catfish are good on cut shad and prepared bait.

JOE POOL: FAIR. Water stained; 58-62 degrees; 4.17’ high. Largemouth bass are active fishing Texas rigged creatures and frogs and shallow running crankbaits in creeks. Active bass found in warmer water less than 2-5’. Crappie are fair beneath bridges and in creeks with jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on cut bait and prepared baits.

LAKE O' THE PINES: GOOD. Water stained; 58 degrees; 5.37’ high. Largemouth bass are good on medium size crankbaits, and Texas rigged creature baits in spawning areas. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs in the creek mouths and drains. Catfish are slow on cut bait and blood bait in 10-16 feet of water.

LAVON: FAIR. Water muddy; 58 degrees; 8.32' high. Crappie are fair on minnows fishing creeks and marinas. White bass are fair in the creeks with rooster tails, jigs, and spoons. Black bass are fair on crankbaits, worms, lizards, and jigs. Catfish are good on prepared baits and live bait.

LEWISVILLE: FAIR. Water muddy; 58 degrees; 7.33’ high. Black bass are fair fishing the crankbaits, spinners, and Texas rigged plastic creatures. White bass are fair on jigs in creeks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in creeks. Catfish are fair on cut bait.

MARTIN CREEK: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 62 degrees; 0.15' high. Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits, and Texas rigged works in shallow coves and creeks. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows at Dirgin Bridge and railroad trestle. Catfish are good on cut bait in 25’.

PALESTINE: GOOD. Water clear; 61 degrees; 0.93’ high. Largemouth bass are good in shallow water working soft plastics and flipping jigs. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in creeks or near shallow structure. Hybrid stripers are fair on slabs and trolling. White bass are good on swimbaits and jigs in the creeks. Catfish are good on shad and chicken livers.

PALO PINTO: GOOD. Water stained; 61-64 degrees; 0.08’ low. Largemouth bass are good in coves and creeks with Carolina rigged creature baits, plastic frogs, and bladed spinners. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near structure. White bass are fair on live shad and jigs in creeks and inlets. Striped bass are fair on live shad and jigs. Catfish are good on prepared baits in 15-20’.

RAY HUBBARD: GOOD. Water clear; 59-64 degrees; 0.03’ high. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, plastics and spinners in water less than 5’. White bass are excellent spawning in creeks caught on white rooster tails and swimbaits. Crappie are moving shallow into creeks. Catfish are excellent on live and cut bait.

RAY ROBERTS: FAIR. Water muddy: 58-60 degrees; 4.61’ high. Largemouth bass are fair on plastic creatures and worms, swimbaits, and spinners. White bass are good in creeks and Trinity river on jigs and spinners. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in the marina and shallow water 8’ in creeks. Catfish are fair on live bait and cut bait.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: GOOD. Water stained; 63 degrees; 1.04’ high. Largemouth bass are good in creeks on crankbaits, plastic worms, frogs, bladed jigs working flats, submerged vegetation. White bass and hybrids are good on jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near structure. Catfish are excellent on live bait and cut bait.

SQUAW CREEK: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 66 degrees; 0.02’ high. Catfishing is good working baited areas in 12-20’ using punch bait and cut bait. The largemouth bass fishing is good around shallow structures on soft plastic worms and crankbaits. The warmer water pockets near the Comanche plant will hold more bass. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs.

SULPHUR SPRINGS: GOOD. Water slightly stained; 59-62 degrees; 0.88’ high. Largemouth bass are fair on bladed jigs and plastics in creeks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in 7-15’. Catfish are good on cut shad and live bait in 18’.

TAWAKONI: GOOD. Water stained; 60 degrees; 2.63’ high. Catfish are good on live bait and cut bait 25-45’. Largemouth bass are good on spinnerbaits, plastic worms, and square billed crankbaits in coves and creeks. White bass and hybrid stripers are good on swimbaits in creeks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around structure including docks and marinas.

TEXOMA: FAIR. Water stained; 54-58 degrees; 3.69’ high. Striped bass and white bass are fair using slabs, shad imitations, and live shad on main lake humps and points. Largemouth bass are fair fishing plastics and crankbaits in shallow water. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs by boathouses, marinas, creeks, and inlets. Catfish are fair on cut bait, and minnows in 25’.

TYLER: GOOD. Water clear; 59-63 degrees; 0.50’ high. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged creature baits and worms as well as spinners and jigs fishing dock structures and natural shorelines in creeks and coves. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows near submerged structure or brush and creeks. Catfish are good on stinkbait and live baits. White bass are good.

WEATHERFORD: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 59 degrees; 0.45’ high. Largemouth bass are fair on spinnerbaits, lipless crankbaits, and worms working shallow water coves. White bass are fair in creeks and shallow water run-offs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around docks and marinas. Catfish are good on crawfish and cut bait.

WORTH: GOOD. Water stained; 60 degrees; 2.16’ high. Largemouth bass are good with spinners, lipless crankbaits and jigs working coves and creeks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs among vegetation beds and under docks and in creeks. Catfish are fair on live bait and cut bait.

WRIGHT PATMAN: FAIR. Water muddy; 56 degrees; 12.09’ high. Largemouth bass are fair on slow-moving worms and jigs working creeks and coves. White bass are slow on spoons and jigs. Crappie are fair on jigs in creeks. Catfish are fair on cut bait, live bait, and stinkbait.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 62-63 degrees; 39.02’ low. Devil’s River structure and points remain the most successful portion of the lake for largemouth. Top lures are topwaters, spinners, plastic worms, and crankbait. White bass are fair fishing minnows on creek mouths and points. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and cut bait fishing deep points and deep drops. Remember to stay on the Texas side unless you possess a Mexican fishing license.

CALAVERAS: GOOD. Water stained; 67-68 degrees. Red drum are good with crawfish and tilapia. Largemouth are good with topwater early morning, quick jigs in vegetation, and spinners throughout the day. Hybrid striped bass are fair. Catfish are good on stinkbait, liver and cut shad.

CHOKE CANYON: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 68-69 degrees; 18.16’ low. Largemouth bass are good. There is movement all day among grassy shores and drops close by with jigs, worms, and topwaters. White bass remain good in the Frio River. Crappie are fair on jigs.

CORPUS CHRISTI LAKE: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 71-72 degrees; 4.09’ low. Largemouth bass are good in coves, along weed beds, and creeks with spinners, rattletraps, crankbaits, and plastic worms. White bass remain good in the mouth of the Nueces River. Crappie are fair fishing live minnows. Catfish are good on cut bait and cheese bait.

FALCON: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 71-73 degrees; 35.51’ low. Black bass are good, continually moving all day close to coves, flooded vegetation, and points. Crappie are fair near the hardwoods. Catfish are good on live and prepped baits. Remember to stay on the Texas side unless you possess a Mexican fishing license.

MEDINA: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 66-69 degrees; 12.16’ low. Black bass are fair some days and good some days. Overcast days have been most successful with jigs and crankbait. Crappie are fair with jigs and minnows. White bass are fair on spoons and jigs on the shallow side of points. Striped bass are slow. Catfish are fair on live bait, chicken livers, and blood baits.

TEXANA: FAIR. Water stained; 67-68 degrees; 5.78’ low. Largemouth bass are good fishing continuing to fish worms, jigs, and light-colored spinners. Look by submerged vegetation and brush. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, cut bait, and live bait. Trotlines remain great with live bait.

SOUTHEAST

BRAUNIG: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 67-68 degrees. Largemouth bass are good fishing shallow vegetation with topwater, plastic worms, spinners, and jigs. Red drum are good and active in the afternoons. Strippers have increased following the birds. Catfish are good on live bait and cheese bait.

B.A. STEINHAGEN: GOOD. Water stained; 66-68 degrees; 0.20’ low. Largemouth bass remain good early with topwater and shallow in the flooded timber with worms and spinners. Crappie are on fire in the shallow structure. Catfish are good on cut and prepped bait.

CONROE: GOOD. Water stained; 65-66 degrees; 0.63’ low. Largemouth bass remain good on topwaters, soft plastics, spinners, and jigs in shallower than 6 feet of water around structures. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs shallow in creeks and around structure. Hybrid striped bass are slow on shad. Catfish are good on stinkbait and cut bait. Sunfish are fair with live worms or crickets in shallow water.

GIBBONS CREEK: GOOD. Water stained; 65-66 degrees. Largemouth bass are good and hopefully not slowing. Spinners and crankbaits have been best around warm shallow structure. Crappie are fair on jigs and spinners. Catfish are fair on live bait. Sunfish are fair on cutworms shallow.

HOUSTON COUNTY: GOOD. Water clear to lightly stained; 65-69 degrees; 0.56’ high. Black bass are good on spawning beds using Finesse worm before the cool front weather change. Bass fishing has been slow after the front. Spotted bass have been excellent using live minnows in 10-12'. Channel catfish are excellent off piers using rod and reel and a combo of chicken and pork liver on a treble hook.

LIVINGSTON: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 65-66 degrees; 1.06’ high. Black bass are staying good in creeks with worms, spinners, and jigs. Striped bass has upticked to fair. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs sticking shallow. White bass are good on spoons. Catfish are fair on live baits.

NACONICHE: GOOD. Water slightly stained; 65-66 degrees. Largemouth bass are good with lots of activity most all of the day in shallow water, on spinners, and creature baits. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows remaining around structure, in creek mouths and vegetation. Sunfish are fair on jigs and crickets. Catfish are good on dough balls, cut and live bait.

RAVEN: GOOD. Water stained; 65-66 degrees. Largemouth bass are doing good with soft plastics flipping nests and topwaters early. Sunfish are fair on crickets and cutworms among any shallow structure under 5 feet.

SAM RAYBURN: FAIR. Water stained; 65-66 degrees; 0.84’ high. Largemouth bass are good within flooded timber and any vegetation with worms, crankbait, and spinners. White bass are fair fishing minnows in creeks and creek points. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on live and stinkbait.

TOLEDO BEND: FAIR. Water slightly stained; 65-66 degrees; 0.03’ low. Largemouth bass are good with crankbaits, spinners, and jigs shallow and with cover. There are so many habitats to fish largemouth make sure to find extended cover spots. Striped bass are fair. White bass remain slow. Crappie are fair on minnows in structure. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait.

PANHANDLE

CISCO: FAIR. Water clear; 60-61 degrees; 2.40’ low. Largemouth bass are good staying shallow west lake with jigs and spinners. Sunfish are fair on minnows and worms fishing docks. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows under docks and shallow structure. Catfish are fair at night on nightcrawlers, liver, and cut shad all over the lake.

MEREDITH: SLOW. Water stained; 55-57 degrees; 46.50’ low. Black bass are fair in river structure with crankbaits, spinners, and minnows. It’s still a bit cold but improving inactivity. Walleye remain fair on crankbaits. Crappie are slow on jigs. Channel catfish are fair on cut bait and live bait near the dam.

MILLERS CREEK: FAIR. Water stained; 54-55 degrees; 1.93’ high. Largemouth bass in flooded timber are fair, Wolf and Sulphur Creeks are good with soft plastics spinners and crankbaits. Spawn is almost upon us. Crappie are staying good on minnows and jigs. White bass and hybrids remain fair on rattle traps. Catfish are good in the upper lake with live, blood, and liver prepared baits.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: GOOD. Water clear 55-57 degrees; 0.41' low. Black bass are great with spinners and swim jigs with a heavy pre-spawn bite. Crappie are fair on minnows off the pier. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait.

ARROWHEAD: FAIR. Water stained; 55-57 degrees; 0.49’ low. Largemouth bass are good in the south in less than 8 feet under boat docks, vegetation, and points with mainly jigs, and crankbait. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp with trotline success.

COLEMAN: FAIR. Water slightly stained; 55-57 degrees; 0.59’ low. Hybrid stripers remain good in numbers. Largemouth bass are good on topwaters, jerkbaits, and bottom bumping on shelves in creeks and coves. Crappie and improving to fair on jigs. Catfish are fair with stinkbait and cut bait.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: GOOD. Water stained; 58-59 degrees; 0.79’ high. White bass remain active in west lake and south on points. Black bass continues high movement all day in all parts of the creek and throughout standing timber. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on cut shad and stinkbait throughout the lake.

HUBBARD CREEK: FAIR. Water stained; 58-59 degrees; 0.17’ low. Largemouth bass remains great fishing around brush and standing timber with spinners, worms, and jigs. Crappie are good on live minnows. White bass are good deeper in the creeks. Catfish are fair on live and cut shad.

NASWORTHY: FAIR. Water murky; 59 degrees; 0.83’ low. Black bass are fair in shallow vegetation with spinners and crankbait picking up in catches with slow, shallow casts. Crappie have increased in numbers under docks and bridges on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on points. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits throughout the lake.

OAK CREEK: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 59 degrees; 0.97’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on topwater, artificial baits, and jigs. Work the creeks and mid-depth structures. Crappie are good in numbers on live minnows with coves, docks and in the river. White bass are fair. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, live bait, and cut bait.

O.C. FISHER: FAIR. Water stained; 60 degrees; 37.33’ low. Largemouth bass are good in vegetation and coves moving shallower early and late with some traditional structures during the day. Crappie remain fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair fishing creek mouths and points to them. Catfish are fair with limited structure on live and cut bait.

O.H. IVIE: GOOD. Water clear; 60 degrees; 8.95’ low. Black bass are good pushing shallower structures. Crappie remain fair with live minnows and jigs. We have been catching crappie with regularity. Catfish are good on stinkbait, live, and cut bait. White bass are fair in creek structures with minnows.

POSSUM KINGDOM: FAIR. Water clear; 58-60 degrees; 0.16’ low. Water temp increases this week have increased the largemouth bass catches. Try soft plastics, spinners, and crankbaits on points mid-day and shallower early and late. White bass are good. Crappie are increasing in coves and good shelter. Striped bass are slow. Catfish are good on cut shad.

SPENCE: FAIR. Water stained; 56-58 degrees; 36.15’ low. Largemouth are fair fishing minnows, worms, and spinnerbait, finding some sheltered warm water with vegetation and drops. White bass are fair off points and drops. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait.

STAMFORD: FAIR. Water stained; 56-58 degrees; 1.87’ low. In the south lake, largemouth bass are consistently fair on worms, spinners, and crankbait. Find the structure outside of coves and creeks. Crappie are good on minnows among stumps and drops. White bass are fair on live shad and slabs. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait.

TWIN BUTTES: FAIR. Water stained; 56-58 degrees; 7.48’ low. North Lake and Nasworthy remain the place to fish. Black bass are fair with topwater and quick-moving baits through structures. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are in creek channels. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits throughout the lake.

WHITE RIVER: SLOW. Water stained; 56-58 degrees; 20.86’ low. Drought conditions continue to be in place. Please check boat ramp access. It's been a rough winter fishing, but there are good signs of activity. Largemouth bass continue some success with worms and spinners off points and wanting to get shallower. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Walleye remains slow. Catfish are fair on live bait, cut bait, and stinkbait.

COASTAL

SABINE LAKE: GOOD. Water stained, visibility 1-3'; 74-75 degrees. Fishing conditions unchanged from the last report. Trout fishing has been excellent drifting the south revetment wall on shrimp. Redfish are good in the mud shell flats adjacent to steeper shorelines, and channel drops The Entergy Outfall Canal are producing good catches of slot reds. Scattered catches of flounder are taken around the mouths of bayous and ditches on Sabine Lake and the Keith Lake Chain. Some flounder are on channel drops at Sabine Pass. Best baits are mud minnows and Gulp lures on a 1/4=1/8-oz. jig head.

PORT MANSFIELD: GOOD. 77-78 degrees. No change. With the water temperature risings, the topwater bite has been very good for both reds and trout. Reds are good in the shallows north and south of the east cut on topwater, kwiggler paddle tail, and shrimp under a popping cork. Trout can be caught in the flats in deeper water on the breaks with good numbers with kwiggler ball tail in Mansfield margarita. Sheephead also are running at the jetties. Flounder in the east cut using soft plastics and shrimp under a popping cork.

TRINITY BAY: GOOD. 70 degrees. Unchanged. Wade fishing the shoreline with artificial bait or drifting over the shell reefs off the boat are the best ways to catch redfish or speckled trout here. Flounder are excellent on minnow around the rocks. The nearby plant's cooling canal flows into the north side of Trinity Bay. The warm water flows over a spillway and into a small lake, which in turn spills into the bay. These conditions bring the best redfish action of the year during the colder months.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: GOOD. 71-72 degrees. The City of Galveston is advising against recreational fishing during shelter in place ordinance. March can be one of the best months for wade fishing in the bay, and it has been heating up. Flounder are good on live shrimp or minnow. Redfish and trout can be found around the shallow grass flats and are good on shrimp. Catfish are good on cut bait. Sheepshead spawning is in full swing and will be found primarily around the jetties on shrimp. Moses Lake floodgate closure effective until April 20th.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: GOOD. 71-72 degrees. The City of Galveston is advising against recreational fishing during shelter in place ordinance. Sheepshead are spawning and are excellent on shrimp by the jetties. Black drum are good around structure on blue crab. Flounder are good on live shrimp or minnow. Catfish are good on cut shad. Redfish and trout can be found along the shoreline and are best with live shrimp. Moses Lake Floodgate closure is effective until April 20th. March can be one of the best months for wade fishing in the bay.

TEXAS CITY: GOOD. 70-71 degrees. Redfish are excellent over the flats on live shrimp. Flounder are good on live shrimp or minnow around the jetties. Speckled trout are good along the shoreline on shrimp. Black drum are excellent on blue crab. Sheepshead are very good around the dike.

FREEPORT: GOOD. 70-71 degrees. Water clarity is excellent. Most boat ramps and bait shops are open at this time. Black drum are good on a gold spoon this time of year, slow bouncing off the bottom. Redfish will be found along the flats and are best on shrimp- on windier days, look for them to be stacked up along the shoreline chasing baitfish. Speckled trout are good on shrimp. Sheepshead will be found around the oyster reeds in the back lakes. Flounder are good around the rockets on mullet.

PORT ARANSAS: GOOD. 74 degrees. Unchanged. Flounder are good on live mullet along the marsh. Sheepshead are good on shrimp around the rocks. Redfish and trout are good along the south jetty on shrimp. Black drum are good on blue crab.

ROCKPORT: GOOD. 69-70 degrees. Mostly clear. Most bait shops have remained open. Redfish are very good, using small white shrimp or finger mullet around the flats and edges. Trout are excellent on mullet or shrimp and are found around the shoreline. Flounder have been good on mullet near the rocks. Black drum are excellent and found around grass beds — blue crab or mullet.

CORPUS CHRISTI: GOOD. 73 degrees. Redfish are good on live mullet around Mustang Island. Speckled trout are good around the mid-bay reefs on artificial baits or shrimp. Flounder are good on mullet or shrimp around the rocks. Pompano on dead shrimp, Bull reds on cut bait in the surf. Black drum on crab and shrimp off the jetty.

SOUTH PADRE: GOOD. 75-76 degrees. Soft plastics are still doing well. Mullet and shrimp baits have also been great in the natural colors. Speckled trout are hanging along with color changes. Redfish will be found along the grass flats and are better targets once the wind picks up. There have been a couple of large schools of black drum showing up along the deeper water transitions. Expect the bite to remain good for the time being.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: GOOD. 71 degrees. Most boat ramps have been closed. Wading and drifting have continued to be successful methods. Black drum are good on blue crab or shrimp. Speckled trout are excellent along the shoreline on shrimp. Redfish are very good on live shrimp or soft plastics. Flounder are good on shrimp around the rocks.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: GOOD. 71 degrees. Most boat ramps have been closed. Trout are good in shallow water over mud on shrimp or soft plastics. Black drum have been good on blue crab. Redfish are good on soft plastics around the reefs and shorelines.

PORT O’CONNOR: GOOD. 76 degrees. Ramps are open. Trout and redfish are good on shrimp- the back lakes continue to be good. Black drum are good on blue crab or shrimp. Flounder are good around the jetties on shrimp or minnow. Sheepshead are very good near the jetty on live shrimp or mullet.

BAFFIN BAY: VERY GOOD. 73 degrees. Trout are excellent on shrimp. Redfish are good on soft plastics or shrimp. Black drum are good on peeled shrimp, and flounder are there in good numbers and best on artificial.

PORT ISABEL: GOOD. 72 degrees. Unchanged. Trout can be found in the shallow grass flats around the Laguna Madre and are good on shrimp. Redfish will be found in less than two feet of water around the grass flats and are best on shrimp. Sheepshead are good on mullet around rocks. Flounder are good on fresh shrimp or mullet. Jack crevalle are fair on live mullet. Black drum are good on crab and shrimp around the structure.

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