Reporting Vicariously – North Texas Fishing Reports from TPWD

| April 16, 2009 | 1 Comment

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to translate “Humdinger” to flyspeak, to convert “chatterbaits” and “Rat-L-Traps” to flyspeak, and then submit your own report to TFC. Go ahead, make our day.

BRIDGEPORT
Water fairly clear; 59-64 degrees; 9.43′ low. Black bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps, Texas rigs and drop-shot rigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and Humdingers. Hybrid striper are fair on live bait. Channel catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

FORK
Water lightly stained; 59-64 degrees; 0.24′ low. Black bass are fair to good on soft plastics fished in the shallows, chatterbaits and Rat-L-Traps – fish spotted on beds. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and prepared baits.

GRANBURY
Water clear; 1.56′ low. Black bass are good on watermelon red and watermelon green soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on minnows and white striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and chartreuse spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and shrimp.

GRAPEVINE
Water off color; 60-65 degrees; 7.85′ low. Black bass are fair on crankbaits, red Rat-L-Traps and Texas rigged watermelon candy Baby Brush Hogs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs around humps and points. Catfish are fair on prepared baits.

LEWISVILLE
Water off color; 60-65 degrees; 3.97′ low. Black bass are fair on chatterbaits, black/blue jigs, spinnerbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on jigging spoons and Humdingers. Catfish are good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.

RAY ROBERTS
Water murky (creeks are clearing); 59-64 degrees; 3.04′ low. Black bass to 8 pounds are good on 7″ Zellamanders and Boogie Baits. Crappie are fair and starting to show up on brush piles. White bass are good to excellent on C.C. Spoons and Rattle Baits with sporadic topwater schooling. No reports on catfish.

TEXOMA
Water off color; 59-65 degrees; 0.03′ high. Black bass are fair on red Rat-L-Traps, brown jigs and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Striped bass are good on live shad and Bass Assassins. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut shad.

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  1. shannon says:

    Looking at the water levels, TEXOMA has me interested.

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