The following fishing reports are provided by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for the week of September 23:
Fishing is good. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees; 0.08 feet low. The water is beginning to cool down, and we should see Fall fishing patterns coming soon.
Largemouth bass are good with perch like crankbaits, brown or green Texas rigged plastic worms, chartreuse bladed spinners and shaky head jigs near timber, rocky shorelines, and docks.
Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in brush piles and near bridge pilings.
White bass and hybrids are good on slabs, swimbaits, and live bait along the main lake channels, humps, and ridges. Look for birds diving over feeding schools of white bass.
Catfish are good on shrimp, chicken liver, and live bait.
Fishing is good. Water stained; 70 degrees; 1.84 feet low. As the heat continues the fishing remains the same.
Largemouth bass are fair on crankbait and soft plastic rigs in the early mornings and later in the evenings fishing the northern portion of the lake.
Sunfish are good on cutworms under structures or vegetation.
Crappie remain fair on jigs and minnows.
Catfish have been fair on stink bait, chicken livers, and cut shad.
Fishing is fair. Water slightly stained; 79 degrees; 0.37 feet low.
Hybrid stripers are fair on rattle traps chasing schools deeper preferring silver coloring.
Largemouth bass are fair with topwater, worms, and jerkbaits just off the timber in deeper water and brush.
Crappie remain good on jigs off of points.
Catfish are fair with stink bait and cut bait.
LAKE O.H. IVIE
Fishing is good. Water is clear; 79 degrees; 14.61 feet low.
Largemouth bass and white bass are great using half inch pumpkinseed jigs, and ten-inch power worms.
Crappie are good on jigs.
Catfish are good on stink bait, live bait, and cut bait.
Fishing is good. Water lightly stained; 74 degrees; 0.59 feet low.
Largemouth bass are good on Texas rigged plastic worms, diving crankbaits, flukes and football jigs near main lake points, road beds, humps, and rocky shorelines.
Hybrid stripers are good in shallow water 8 – 10 feet.
Sand bass are good in 8 – 10 feet of water off points. Try 3/4-oz. cordell spoons for hybrids and sand bass.
Crappie are good with minnows and jigs near timber and brush piles in water ranging 14 – 28 feet.
Catfish are good on cut bait, and earthworms.
All fishing is slow on live baits.