TPWD Fishing Report: Bass, Crappie Good at Lake Tawakoni

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AUSTIN – Seagoville News publishes a weekly fishing report from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD).

Arlington
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 89 degrees; 1.09 feet low. Largemouth bass are good on jigs, paddle tail swimbaits and diving crankbaits fishing near drop-offs, rocks and brush. Crappie are fair near boat docks and brush on minnows. Catfish are good on cut bait and earthworms.

Athens
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 89 degrees; 0.25 feet high. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, tubes and green or black Texas rigged worms working the points, humps, vegetation lines and grass beds. Crappie are good with minnows and jigs near timber, brush piles and boat docks. Catfish are good on live bait, punch bait and earthworms. Sunfish are good on dough balls, crickets and cut earthworms.

Cedar Creek
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 0.23 feet low. Largemouth bass are good with shaky head jigs, craws and crankbaits near brushy shorelines, docks and timber. Hybrids and sand bass are good on main lake points, humps and ridges using swimbaits, slabs and jigging spoons. Crappie are good with minnows and jigs in brush piles, beneath boat docks and bridges. Catfish are good in water depths 18-30 feet using live bait, punch bait and earthworms.

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Joe Pool
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 89 degrees; 0.72 feet high. Largemouth bass are fair fishing crankbaits, drop shots and football jigs along rocky shorelines, vegetation lines and drop-offs. Crappie are fair near brush piles on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on chicken liver, punch and live bait.

Lavon
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 89 degrees; 0.85 feet high. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs fishing timber, bridges and brush piles. White bass are good with chartreuse slabs and live bait. Look for birds diving over feeding schools of white bass. Black bass are good on top waters, crankbaits and drop shots. Catfish are fair on live bait and punch bait.

Lewisville
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 3.15 feet high. Black bass are good fishing points, flooded vegetation and brush using drop shots, crankbaits, flukes, spinner baits and brush hogs. White bass are good on live bait, pearl or white swimbaits and chrome or chartreuse slabs on main lake flats, humps and ridges. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles and bridge pilings. Catfish are fair on chicken liver, cut bait and nightcrawlers.

Ray Hubbard
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 86-90 degrees; 0.04 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on Carolina rigged worms, flipping jigs, jerk baits and crankbaits near rocky banks, flats, drop-offs and timber areas. White bass are fair with slabs near main lake flats, humps and points in water depths 15-40 feet. Crappie are fair with minnows in brush piles. Catfish are good on live bait and punch bait.

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Ray Roberts
FAIR; Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; 2.42 feet high. Largemouth bass are fair on drop shots, flukes, bladed spinners, chatter baits and flipping jigs near vegetation, rip rap and drop-offs. White bass are fair in water depths 12-40 feet using slabs and live bait near main lake points, flats and along the river channel. Crappie are fair on minnows around timber, bridge columns and in brush piles. Catfish are fair on worms, chicken liver and cut bait.

Richland Chambers
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86-90 degrees; 0.52 feet high. Largemouth bass are good on flipping jigs, drop shots and diving crankbaits fishing near points, creek channels and rocky shorelines. White bass and hybrids are good on live bait, slabs and jigging spoons near main lake flats, humps and points. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near bridge pilings, brush piles and timber. Catfish are good on cut or punch bait and earthworms. Bream fishing is good with dough balls, cut earthworms and crickets.

Tawakoni
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 0.26 feet high. Blue Catfish are good on fresh cut or live bait. Channel Catfish are good on punch bait and chicken liver. Largemouth Bass are good on crankbaits, Texas rigged plastic worms, flipping jigs and bladed spinners near vegetation lines, docks and flooded brush. White bass and hybrid stripers are good on swimbaits, slabs and live bait near the main lake channel, flats, drop-offs and humps. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around brush piles, docks and bridge pilings.

Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)

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