June 16, 2022 - 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, clink the following link https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/action/reptmap.php?EcoRegion=PW.
GOOD. Water stained; 76-78 degrees; 1.24 feet low. The water level is 170.8 with one generator running from 12-3:00 p.m. Water temperature at the dam is 76 degrees with surface temperature around 78. The back feeder creeks are stained with no current flow, and the thermocline is showing up on boat electronics at 14 feet. The main lake is clear with no rain this week. Bass are in the full summer patterns going to river bends and points. Early in the mornings as the sun comes up use top water baits like Pop Rs, buzz baits, popping frogs, and spooks. Mid-morning as the fish go deeper transition to 8-12 inch ribbon tail worms and crankbaits in 12-20 feet of water. This week we have the full strawberry moon, so we can fish all night with cooler temperatures.Cast 8-12 inch dark colored worms to entice a bigger bass to bite. Crappie and bream are in the brush piles and lay downs. Crappie are biting best on crappie jigs on the T-Bend favorite colors of monkey milk, T-shad in MGS and pie yow, and live minnows. Bluegill are good using live crickets, grasshoppers, and earthworms. Catfish continue to be slow this week due to the thermocline. Summer is here with air temperatures in the 90’s, so don’t forget to wear sun protection and gear. It is important to stay hydrated when on the water to avoid heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Bring the family out to explore the beautiful Toledo Bend on kayaks or canoes. Remember to always keep your life jacket on while on the water, and to fasten the engine kill switch lanyard to your life jacket, if you are operating a motorized vessel on the water. Play it safe on the water, always inform your loved ones or a friend of your expected return time to port or home. Good luck and tight lines! Report from Captain Steve (Scooby) Stubbe, Mudfish Adventures LLC, Mudfish Rod Shop, Kayak and Fishing Guide Service.
GOOD. Water stained; 74 degrees; 1.68 feet low. Some flipping bass shallow and in the grass with topwater frogs in the morning, moving to 15-18 feet off drops and ledges using Carolina rigs and crankbaits later in the day. White bass are good in the lake off points with chrome jigs. Crappie are good on brush piles and catfish are close by. Bluegill have started their game of hide and seek for the summer. Catfish are in creek channels off ledges in 18 feet of water. Report by Lynn Atkinson, Reel Um N Guide Service.
GOOD. Water clear to stained; 83 degrees. Fish are in that summer pattern biting the same way. Fish are feeding on shad, so utilize small baits similar to shad size. Good numbers of post-spawn bass schooling up over deeper water. Most fish are suspended just above the thermocline depth, so count your lure down to 10-14 feet and keep it in the strike zone. A mag-worm in junebug color is getting bit in 8-12 feet of water. Try a square bill crankbait over the grass during the midday heat. Crappie population is good. Catfish are slow. Report by Eric Wolfe, NacoTack Fishing Services.