TPWD Weekly Fishing Reports for May 31

June 1, 2023 - Texas Parks and Wildlife fishing reports are updated each week, usually by Thursday morning. The reports are compiled by an outside contractor who receives the information from bait shops, marinas and fishing guides. Only the local lakes are listed below. If you would like to see the fishing report for other Texas lakes, click the following link

Toledo Bend

GOOD. Water stained; 75-79 degrees; 0.62 feet below pool. The water level is 171.37 with no generators running. Water temperature at the Dam is 77 degrees. North of the three-mile Pendleton bridge, temperatures have been running 75-79 degrees. The shad spawn is winding down, and now the bluegill spawning beds will be the key for that big bass bite using swim jigs in bluegill colors with a short trailer in green pumpkin and watermelon red with just a little tail dip in chartreuse. Look for a hard sandy bottom where the Bluegill can spawn on shallow points close to deep water. Some bigger bass are being caught on the main lake using Carolina rigs with a 10-12-inch old monster worms in colors watermelon red, watermelon red candy, black/red flake and tilapia gold over brush piles and edges of the river channel. Pay close attention to your thermocline as this can make or break your fishing day. Crappie bite is still heating up offshore using minnows and jigs. While fishing deep for Crappie using minnows you might catch several types of fish like Catfish, White Bass, Bluegill, and Gaspergou. The frog bite has been producing on popping frogs and hollow body frogs late in the evenings over vegetation. Flyrodders are catching quality Bass over vegetation using 8 and 10 weight fly rods. Top flies this week have been a weighted spoon fly black with red glitter, a Stealth Goober, and shad imitation topwater popper fly. Safety reminder: sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen! Remember, it is always better to play it safe by telling a loved one or friend the area you will be fishing, how many people are in your party and the expected return time. Good luck and keep casting forward! Report from Master Captain Steve “Scooby” Stubbe, Mudfish Adventures LLC, Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide, and Mudfish Custom Rod Shop.

Sam Rayburn

GOOD. Water stained; 77 degrees; 0.63 feet above pool. Bass topwater bite is picking up, and wacky worms, spinnerbaits and Carolina rigs are good on offshore ridges and humps. Crappie are good with mostly smaller sized fish being caught on brush piles and timber using minnows and jigs. Blue and channel catfish are good off points in 20 feet of water with cut bait. White bass are roaming on humps and points. Report by Captain Lynn Atkinson, Reel Um N Guide Service.


GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees. Finally finding some Wolfpack schools of bass off shore. Fish range between 2-5 pounds. All the typical shad lures are working, so cast Alabama rigs, jerkbaits, underpins. The crappie population is good. Catfish are slow. Report by Eric Wolfe, NacoTack Fishing Services.


GOOD. Water clear; 78-82 degrees; 0.31 feet below pool. Largemouth bass are good shallow on grass edges or along creek channels. Topwater lures in the morning hours can be very productive. Lots of fish are suspended in the water column feeding on shad. Black crappie are good and grouped up well on timber and brush piles. Report by Blake Oestreich, Brushbuster Guide Service.