For The Associated Press

The weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for March 14 and also available on the internet at http://www.txfishing.com

CENTRAL

AUSTIN: Water stained; 57-64 degrees; 0.79 feet low. Black bass are fair on chrome Rat-L-Traps, Texas rigs, shallow running crankbaits and jigs. Sunfish are fair on cut nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on live bait and nightcrawlers.

BASTROP: Water stained; 72-76 degrees. Black bass are fair on red/white spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait, liver, shrimp, and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water stained; 70-74 degrees; 2.43 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on silver spoons and light blue jigs. Crappie are excellent on minnows under lights at night. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and hot dogs. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 69-73 degrees; 3.67 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse jigs and watermelon soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on Li’l Fishies and minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, minnows, and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water stained; 71-75 degrees; 4.03 feet low. Black bass are fair on Rattlin’ Rogues and black/chartreuse Curb’s hair jigs in 12-20 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on pet spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE: Water stained; 72-76 degrees; 3.81 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged black Scoundrel worms on shaky jigheads. Striped bass are slow. White bass fair on Blade Baits along the main river channel. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water stained; 69-73 degrees; 2.35 feet low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics, and on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait, liver, and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLORADO RIVER: (At Colorado Bend State Park) No report available.

FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are fair on watermelon red, green pumpkin, and redbug Carolina rigged soft plastics off points. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shad.

GRANBURY: Water stained; 70-74 degrees; 0.08 feet high. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics, and on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs. Catfish are fair on shrimp, liver, and stinkbait.

GRANGER: Water stained; 71-75 degrees; 0.15 feet high. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits, soft plastics, and Rat-L-Traps. White bass are good on pet spoons and slabs. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 72-76 degrees; 0.68 feet low. Black bass are good on Bleeding Shad Rat-L-Traps, buzzbaits, and wacky rigged green pumpkin Whacky Sticks. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are fair vertically jigging Pirk Minnows under birds. Crappie are good on white tube jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on minnows. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 67-71 degrees; 1.12 feet low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 69-73 degrees; 2.12 feet low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and small spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 70-74 degrees; 0.22 feet high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on chartreuse jigs and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and green/black tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE HOLLOW: Water murky; 69-73 degrees; 3.73 feet low. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water stained; 71-75 degrees; 12.20 feet low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin worms and crawfish crankbaits in 12-30 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and chrome/white jigging spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue/white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and cut shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water murky. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are fair on silver slabs. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water stained; 69-73 degrees; 2.91 feet low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water stained; 57-62 degrees; 0.38 feet high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, shakyhead worms and weightless Flukes. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

BENBROOK: Water stained; 57-61 degrees; 1.92 feet high. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits, swimjigs and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BOB SANDLIN: Water stained to murky in the creeks; 59-63 degrees; 0.83 feet high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, bladed jigs and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water stained to muddy; 56-59 degrees; 0.08 feet low. Black bass are fair on small crankbaits around shoreline rocks and boat docks. Crappie are good on minnows in shallow cover. Catfish are good along creek channel with cut shad.

BRIDGEPORT: Water lightly stained to stained, 58-61 degrees: 0.79 feet low. Black bass are fair on shallow and medium crankbaits as well as Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs on brush piles. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

CADDO: Water stained to muddy; 59-64 degrees; 2.80 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged tubes, spinnerbaits, and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

CEDAR CREEK: Water lightly stained to stained; 58-61 degrees; 0.1 feet high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, shakyhead worms and squarebill crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and minnows.

COOPER: Water stained to muddy; 60-64 degrees; 5.30 feet high. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, shallow crankbaits and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are slow on minnows. Hybrid striper and white bass are fair on slabs.

EAGLE MOUNTAIN: Water lightly stained; 58-61 degrees; 0.43 feet high. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits, Texas rigged craws and worms. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs on docks. Catfish are good on trotlines.

FAIRFIELD: Water lightly stained. Black bass are good on weightless Flukes, spinnerbaits and Texas rigged creature baits along shoreline cover. No report on other species.

FORK: Water lightly stained to stained; 57-62 degrees; 0.04 feet high. Black bass are good on bladed jigs, squarebill crankbaits and Texas rigged craws. White and yellow bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows along bridges and brush piles. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

GRAPEVINE: Water stained; 57-61 degrees; 3.41 feet high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, Texas rigged craws and squarebill crankbaits. White bass and hybrid bass are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

JOE POOL: Water stained to muddy; 58-61 degrees; 0.05 feet high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, shallow crankbaits and Texas rigged craws. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs Catfish are fair on trotlines.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water stained to muddy; 58-63 degrees: 9.23 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, shallow crankbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

LAVON: Water stained to muddy; 58-62 degrees: 5.97 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, bladed jigs and black and blue jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained to stained; 58-61 degrees; 1.53 feet high. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits, Texas rigged craws and bladed jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water stained; 76-82 degrees; 0.08 feet high. Black bass are fair on white Flukes, lipless crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

MONTICELLO: Water stained; 58-62 degrees; 1.83 feet low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, wakebaits and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water lightly stained; 58-61 degrees; 0.58 feet high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, spinnerbaits and weightless Senkos. Crappie are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water lightly stained; 58-62 degrees; 0.05 feet high. Black bass are good on bladed jigs, shallow crankbaits and Texas rigged worms. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water lightly stained to stained; 57-60 degrees; 0.94 feet high. Black bass are slow on lipless crankbaits, bladed jigs and Texas rigged creature baits. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 57-61 degrees; 0.63 feet low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws, weightless Senkos and split shot Flukes. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained to muddy; 59-63 degrees; 1.00 feet high. Black bass are slow on lipless crankbaits, black and blue flipping jigs and bladed jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

TEXOMA: Water lightly stained; 57-60 degrees; 0.89 feet high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, medium crankbaits and shakyhead worms. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs on brush piles. Striped bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

WEATHERFORD: Water stained; 57-61 degrees; 0.08 feet low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, small swimbaits and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained to muddy; 58-63 degrees; 27.22 feet high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged creature baits, lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water murky; 72-76 degrees; 22.95 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits, Rat-L-Traps, and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on slabs and small spinnerbaits up the Rio Grande. Catfish are good on shrimp, nightcrawlers, and cheesebait over baited holes. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.

BRAUNIG: Water murky. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps and soft plastic worms near the dam. Striped bass are fair down rigging silver and gold spoons and marble spinners near the dam. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are fair on liver and nightcrawlers near the discharge. Blue catfish are fair on live bait and cut bait.

CALAVERAS: Water murky. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps near the dam. Striped bass are fair on chicken livers, shad, and minnows along the shoreline. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water stained; 71-75 degrees; 25.17 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse/black soft plastic worms and lizards. White bass are good on small spinnerbaits and minnows. Crappie are slow. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on punchbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.

COLETO CREEK: Water clear; 88 degrees at the hot water discharge, 72 degrees in main lake; 1.33 feet low. Black bass are good on soft plastics and spinnerbaits in 8-10 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

CORPUS CHRISTI LAKE: Water off color; 58-63 degrees; 1.18 feet low. Black bass are fair on jigs, shad pattern crankbaits and Texas rigs. White bass are fair on Rooster Tails. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and live shad.

FALCON: Water murky; 73-77 degrees; 17.87 feet low. Black bass are good on jigs, small soft plastics, and slow rolling spinnerbaits in 15-25 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers, stinkbait, liver, and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.

TEXANA: Water stained; 59-66 degrees; 3.34 feet low. Black bass are fair on jigs, Texas rigs and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

SOUTHEAST

CONROE: Water stained; 69-73 degrees; 0.07 feet high. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and pink/white tube jigs. Catfish are slow.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water stained. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are good on minnows and blue/white tube jigs. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 69-73 degrees; 0.12 feet high. Black bass are good on green/pumpkinseed lizards in 5 feet early. Crappie are good on live minnows. Bream are fair on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on perch. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water stained; 70-74 degrees; 0.39 feet high. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Charlie slabs and spec rigs upriver. Crappie are good on minnows in the creeks. Blue catfish are fair on shrimp and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water stained; 72-76 degrees; 1.72 feet high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/black crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on minnows and white spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and liver. Up 3.65

STEINHAGEN: 1.62 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water stained; 71-75 degrees; 0.32 feet high. Black bass are fair on watermelon and June bug soft plastics, and on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Bream are fair on worms. Channel and blue catfish are fair on live minnows, frozen shrimp, liver, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: Water off color; 56-64 degrees; 32.64 feet low. Black bass are slow to fair on Texas rigs, jigs and chrome Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on live and cut bait.

MACKENZIE: Water stained; 54-63 degrees; 74.55 feet low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigs and Rat-L-Traps. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

MEREDITH: Water fairly clear; 54-62 degrees; 47.73 feet low. No reports on black bass. No reports of smallmouth bass or walleye. Bream and channel catfish are being caught in limited numbers.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water clear main lake, lightly stained up the river; 54-63 degrees; 6.35 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged Power Worms, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and spoons. Crappie and bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on punch bait, live perch and live worms.

ARROWHEAD: Water fairly clear; 56-64 degrees; 2.22 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.

COLORADO CITY: 15.78 feet low. After a period of drought, this lake caught water and boating is now allowed. However, it is not currently recommended for fishing due to severe golden alga blooms.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water off color; 56-63 degrees; 2.33 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and chatterbaits. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on live and cut bait.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 54-62 degrees; 3.25 feet low. Black bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are good on live and cut bait.

NASWORTHY: 53-58 degrees; 1.16 feet low. Black bass are slow to fair on Rat-L-Traps, Texas rigs and jigs. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on live bait.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 51-57 degrees; 11.14 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, shallow running crankbaits and jigs. Crappie are slow on live minnows. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait.

O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 51-59 degrees; 38.43 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on live bait.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water off color; 51-58 degrees; 1.02 feet low. Black bass are fair on drop shot rigs, shakyheads and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnow. White bass are fair on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are good on live and cut bait.

SPENCE: 51.81 feet low. Catfish are fair to good on live and cut bait.

STAMFORD: Water stained to muddy; 52-60 degrees; 0.99 feet low. Black bass are slow to fair on Texas rigs. Crappie are slow on live minnows. White bass are fair on live bait. Blue catfish are good on cut and live bait.

SWEETWATER: Water off color; 50-58 degrees; 24.62 feet low. This lake is currently experiencing a fish kill due to golden alga. Biologists are monitoring the situation and will post updates as they become available.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 44-56 degrees; 22.17 feet low. Black bass are slow to fair on Texas rigs and jigs. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on live bait.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good on the Louisiana shoreline on topwaters and Corkies. Flounder are fair on jigs tipped with shrimp around marsh drains.

SOUTH SABINE: Flounder are good on the flats on the incoming tide. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good around Garrison Ridge on topwaters and Corkies.

BOLIVAR: Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on soft plastics and plugs. Black drum and redfish are good at Rollover Pass.

TRINITY BAY: Catfish are good around Long Island Bayou and shrimp. Redfish are fair to good around the spillway on live bait.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are good on the south shoreline on MirrOlures and Corkies. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp. Black drum are fair to good in the Ship Channel on crabs.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair to good for drifters working shell on live shrimp and Gulps. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Redfish are good in the back lakes on shrimp and Gulps.

TEXAS CITY: Black drum are good in are channel on crabs. Trout are fair on the reefs on live shrimp on the incoming tide.

FREEPORT: Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay and Bastrop Bay. Black drum and redfish are good at the jetties on cracked blue crabs.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair to good while drifting deep shell with plastics and live shrimp. Redfish are fair for drifters in the back lakes on live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Redfish are fair to good on the edge of Oyster Lake on shrimp and crabs. Black drum and redfish are fair to good at the jetty on crabs. Trout are fair to good for waders on Down South Lures over sand and grass.

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are fair on soft plastics over soft mud. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp.

ROCKPORT: Trout are fair to good in Morris-Cummings Cut on free-lined shrimp. Black drum are good in the Lydia Ann Channel on crabs. Redfish are good in the back of Allyn’s Bight on Gulps, mullet and shrimp.

PORT ARANSAS: Black drum are good in the Shrimpboat Channel on crabs and finger mullet. Redfish, black drum and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Black drum and redfish are fair to good in the Packery Channel on crabs.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are fair to good for wader working the King Ranch shoreline on Gamblers, Down South Lures, Bass Assassins and Corkies. Black drum are good in the Land Cut on crabs. Trout are fair to good in the Land Cut on live shrimp.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are fair to good on topwaters around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on Gulps and DOA Shrimp. Black drum and redfish are good on crabs at East Cut.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout are good around the spoil islands, channel edges and color changes on DOA Shrimp in 3-4 feet of water. Black drum, redfish and sheepshead are good at the jetty. Flounder are fair to good on the spoils along the ICW.

PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are fair to good at Gas Well Flats on live shrimp. Redfish and snook are fair to good on the flats and in South Bay on DOA Shrimp and live shrimp.

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