featureNET FISHING REPORTS – APRIL 9
NET Fishing Report

NET FISHING REPORTS – APRIL 9

Bob Sandlin

GOOD. Water clear; 60 degrees; 0.08 high. Black bass are good on top waters, finesse jigs, chatter baits, frogs, and skirted jigs in 2-8’’ near shorelines, brush, and in the creeks. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse jigs in brush piles and near creeks. Catfish are good on cut bait and punch bait in 8-15 near baited holes.

Fork

FAIR. Water lightly stained; 59-62 degrees; 0.35 low. Largemouth bass are fair on bladed spinners, crankbaits, jerk baits, curly-tailed worms and skirted jigs in 2-8’. White and yellow bass are fair with spoons and swimbaits in the creeks and feeder arms. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near docks and creeks. Catfish are slow on punch bait and cut bait in 8-20’.

Caddo

GOOD. Water clear; 61 degrees; 1.40 high. Largemouth bass are good working bladed spinners, square billed crankbaits, skirted jigs, and drop shots near coves and creek mouths. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near brush piles and creeks. White bass are good on slabs in the creeks and shallow channels. Chain pickerel are good with spoons and small jigs. Catfish are fair on punch bait, chicken liver, and cut bait fishing baited holes near channels and timber edges.

Cooper

GOOD. Water stained; 57 degrees; 0.15 high. Largemouth bass are fair on shallow diving crankbaits, soft plastics, bladed spinners, and skirted jigs. The white bass and hybrids are good in 25-35’ with slabs and over humps, ridges, and in main lake creeks with spoons and rooster tails. Crappie are good with minnows and jigs on brush piles and near timber. Catfish are fair on cut bait and in punch bait.

Pat Mayse

62 degrees. 1.87 high. Largemouth Bass’ will be along the shoreline. Largemouth Bass baits to use: plastic worms and lizards, spinnerbaits, jigs and jerk baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near deep boathouses, timber, and brush piles in 12-25’. Catfish are fair on punch bait and cut bait.

Sulphur Springs

FAIR. Water lightly stained; 58 degrees; 0.84 low. Largemouth bass are fair on football jigs, plastic lizards and craws, and lipless crankbaits near points, creek bends, and fallen timber. Crappie are fair on minnows in near brush piles and standing timber. Catfish are good on punch bait and cut bait.

Tawakoni

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 57 degrees;0.44 high. Blue catfish are excellent on fresh-cut bait. Channel catfish are good on punch bait. Largemouth bass are good on swimbaits, lizards, craws, skirted jigs, and jerk baits. White bass and hybrid stripers are good on swimbaits near points and creeks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around brush piles, docks, bridge pilings, and creek channels.

Texoma

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 56 degrees; 1.93 low. Striped bass are good on large white swimbaits and live shad. White bass are good on swimbaits, rooster tails, small crankbaits, and spoons in creeks and tributaries. Largemouth bass are fair fishing swim jigs, lipless crankbaits, suspended jerk baits, and chatter baits in 3-10’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near boathouses, timber, and brush piles. Catfish are good on punch bait and cut bait.

Tyler

FAIR. Water clear; 57 degrees; 0.23 high. Black bass are fair on chatter baits, crankbaits, jigs, and bladed spinners fishing docks, shorelines, and creeks. Crappie are fair on minnows in brush piles, structure, and timber. Catfish are fair on punch bait and crawfish. White bass are good in creeks and points.

Source: TPWD

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