TPWD Weekly Fishing Reports for June 20

June 21, 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

Toledo Bend

FAIR. Water stained; 81-83 degrees; 3.25 feet low. The water level is 168.9 with both generators running from 1-7:00 p.m. Water temperature at the Dam is 81-82 degrees with surface temperature around 83. The back feeder creeks are clear, and the main lake is clear with no rain again this week. Bass are in the same pattern with early morning topwater bite with topwater baits like Pop Rs, tiny torpedoes, buzz baits, popping frogs, flukes, and spooks. Then mid-morning as the fish go deeper to 12-30 feet of water transition to 8-12 inch ribbon tail worms in plum apple, June bug, or June bug red. Carolina rigs for bass have been working with four or six inch worms in chartreuse/pepper and Tequila Sunrise. Black bass, yellow bass, and catfish are in the main lake biting vertical jigging spoons in 1/2 ounce or 3/4 ounce from War Eagle and Cotton Cordell in chrome or gold in deep water creek channels and ridges. Crappie, bream and yellow bass are still holding in the brush piles and lay downs in 15-25 feet of water. Crappie are biting best on live minnows and crappie jigs on T-Bend's favorite colors like monkey milk, blue ice, and T-shad. and live minnows. Summer is here with triple digit weather, so remember to wear light clothing, sunglasses, and sunscreen. When on the water it is important to stay hydrated so that you do not experience heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Remember to always keep your life jacket on while on the water, and to fasten the engine kill switch lanyard to your person when 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 Sales, Fishing Guide Service & Rod Repair.

Sam Rayburn

GOOD. Water stained; 89 degrees; 3.32 feet low. Fishing will look similar while the Texas heat warms the water. Best success at daybreak and in the evenings. Dock fishing is good for catfish, perch and a few bass. Bass are good early morning with topwaters over grass transitioning to points with Carolina rigs and big crankbaits midday. White bass are good in the lake off points with chrome jigs. Crappie are good on brush piles with live minnows. Bluegill are mixed in with the crappie biting on worms. Catfish are in creek channels off ledges in 15 feet of water and 30 feet of water near the bridges. Navigate with caution as stumps are surfacing. Report by Lynn Atkinson, Reel Um N Guide Service.


GOOD. Water clear to stained; 89 degrees; 1.5 feet low. Lake has settled into a typical summer pattern that should stay constant throughout the summer months. Good numbers of bass schooling over deeper water. The shad are small, so down-size your presentation to match. Most fish are suspended just above the thermocline depth, so count your lure down to the thermocline depth and keep it in the strike zone. A Mag-worm in Junebug color is getting bit in 8-12 feet of water. Try casting into shade provided by standing timber or shoreline trees. The Crappie population is good. Catfish are slow. Report by Eric Wolfe, NacoTack Fishing Services.