Gleaning – TPWD Fishing Reports

| January 29, 2009 | 0 Comments

Translating conventional fishing reports to fly fishing reports

RAY ROBERTS – Water stained;

44-48 degrees; 1.34′ low. Black bass are slow on red XCalibur Rattle Baits. Crappie are good on jigs walking the creeks. White bass are good on CC Jigging Spoons (worked slow or dead sticking). Catfish are excellent on cut shad and prepared bait in 25-30 feet.

LEWISVILLE – Water off color; 46-50 degrees; 3.92′ low. Black bass are slow on suspending rogues, spinnerbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on brown/blue jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on liver and cut shad in the creeks along bends and humps.

TEXOMA – Water off color; 44-50 degrees; 0.55′ low. Black bass are fair on jigs, spinnerbaits and Carolina rigs. Smallmouth bass are fair to good on live shad and jigging spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows around boathouses. Striped bass are fair on live shad, slabs and Sassy Shad. Blue catfish are fair on cut shad and prepared baits.

GRAPEVINE – Water off color; 44-50 degrees; 7.55′ low. Black bass are fair on shad pattern or chartreuse crankbaits, gold/orange jerkbaits, drop shot rigs and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in deep water. White bass are good on yellow or white slabs. Catfish are fair on cut bait

GRANBURY – Water clear; 2.64′ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon and watermelon red soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp and stinkbait.

The challenge my friends, is translating this into fly worthy information. It is in there, but sometimes it’s like pescatorial sudoku.

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