Fishing Report on Texas Lakes — April 12


Lake Meredith: GOOD. Water stained; 48-52 degrees; 52.32 feet low. Bass are good in the shallows on minnows, and artificial baits. Catfish are fair on perch, minnows, and nightcrawlers. Crappie are starting to move in, but are slow on minnows and artificials. Walleye are good shallow early morning and evening on minnows, nightcrawlers, grubs, stick baits and other artificials. Still some trout being caught in the Spring Canyon Stilling Basin on power baits and small spinners. Report by Kenneth Wysong, SharKens Honey hole.

Lake Greenbelt: FAIR. Water stained; 58 degrees; 40.59 feet low. The bite has improved as we head into spring. Largemouth bass are good on shallow beds using spinner baits, Texas rigs, and minnows. Crappie and white bass are fair near gravel beds and brush piles using jigs and minnows.

White River: SLOW. Water stained; 58 degrees; 22.78 feet low. Crappie are good on white jigs, should move up shallow soon. Catfish are good on shrimp. Largemouth bass should be migrating shallow to beds biting on creature baits.

Alan Henry: GOOD. Water clear; 60 degrees; 5.07 feet low. Crappie are good in 4-28 feet of water on minnows and a few catches on jigs. Full of eggs but waiting for the Easter Bunny and the full moon. Bait balls all over the lake. Catfish are slow on liver, fresh cut bait and live perch. Report provided by Randy Britton, Lake Alan Henry Crappie Guide. Milder winds and warm days should bring some good fishing this weekend. Bass are good on crankbaits, worms, and jigs. Report provided by Phillip Pool, Gone Fish’n Guide Service.

Arrowhead: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 58-64 degrees; 2.80 feet low. Catfish are good shallow using punch bait or fresh cut shad. Crappie are still transitioning to the shallows. No report on largemouth bass or white bass. Report by Brandon Brown, Brown’s Guide Service.

Proctor: FAIR. Water clear; 62 degrees; 1.96 feet low. Sand bass are fair on RatLTraps off points. Crappie are good in shallow water. Catfish are fair at the back of the lake. Black bass are fair. Hybrid striped bass are slow. Black bass are fair in less than 6 feet of water.

Information in this fishing report is from Texas Parks and Wildlife, Bitly link:


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