|Texarkana: Fishing Report
PATMAN: Water clear; 81-86 degrees. Black bass are slow. Crappie are
fair on live minnows and jigs at Kelly Creek Marina and around standing
timber in 12-16 feet. Catfish are good on trotlines with small perch
and on rod & reel in 10-15 feet on live minnows and punchbait.
BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 82-85 degrees; 2.22' low. Black bass are fair on topwaters early and Carolina rigs later in
the day. Crappie are fair on minnows at night under
the Highway 21 and Rail-
bridges. White bass are good on slabs in 15-20 feet around steep ledges
and humps. Flathead catfish are good on trotlines with live perch.
Water clear; 81-86 degrees; 0.65' low. Black bass are fair on red shad
Texas-rigged worms on the outside edge of lily pads in 6-8 feet.
Crappie are good on live minnows around brush in 6-8 feet on the
submerged river ledges. White bass are fair in Big Lake trolling
Rat-L-Traps in 12-15 feet. Channel catfish are good
on small live bream and
on punch bait around baited holes. Warmouth (goggle eye) and bream are good on
worms under a floater fished along the edge of lily pads in 6 feet.
Water clear 81-86 degrees; 1.40' low. Black bass are good during the
first couple hours of daylight on weightless watermelon color Super
Flukes in 6-9 feet around main lake grass beds - look for baitfish
breaking the surface. Night fishing is good on black spinnerbaits and
10" black worms around shallow grass beds. Channel catfish are good in
holes baited with soured grain in 15-20 feet on punch bait or fresh shad
O' THE PINES: Water stained; 82-85 degrees; 1.60' low. Black bass are
fair on soft plastics during early morning around heavy submerged
vegetation. Crappie are slow. White bass are fair on slabs in 18-20
feet around main lake channels. Flathead catfish are good in 15 feet on
trotlines and juglines baited with live perch. Channel catfish are good
on Bill's Catfish Bait in baited holes.
Water clear; 83 degrees upper end, 97 degrees at hot water discharge;
normal pool. Black bass are fair early on soft plastics around shallow
vegetation close to channels. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are
good on punch bait in 10-20 feet.
LAKE: The water temperature ranges from 88 to 91 degrees with the water
level 6 inches above normal and a discharge at the dam of 782 cubic
feet per second. Largemouth bass remain good, early and late on
top-water soft plastics like Bass Assassin Shads, Zoom Horny Toads, and
soft-plastic rats and frogs.
COLUMBIA: The lake is stained and low. Crappie are biting fair in 10 to
12 feet of water on shiners and silver crankbaits. Bass fishing is good
in 6 to 8 feet of water on tequila sunrise and Junebug colored
soft-plastics. Bream are good in 3 to 4 feet on crickets and red
wigglers. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.
LAKE ERLING: The lake is low and fishing is extremely slow. Catfish are fair on chicken livers.
Oak Lake: Bream are still biting well at White Oak. The low water level
and hot weather are keeping the bass in 6 to 10 feet of water. Some
good catches have been reported on top-water lures, spinnerbaits and
soft-plastics fished near the trees. Catfish are good on chicken liver
and live bait fished in creek turns.
GREESON: The water is clear and low. Bream are fair on red worms and
crickets fished on deeper ledges. Bass have been fair on top-water
lures early and late in the day. Mountain Harbor Resort said black bass
are off the points and hitting plastic worms and crankbaits fished near
the brush piles.
LAKE: The lake is low and murky. Bream are good on worms and crickets.
Bass have been good early in the mornings. Catfish are fair. DeGray One
Stop said the lake is still dropping with temperatures in the mid-90s.
Crappie fishing has been good at night on minnows suspended around
channel bends and rocky points.