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EAST TEXAS FISHING REPORT: Week of June 10, 2021

The East Texas Fishing Report gives local anglers the best information as they head out for a day of boating with hopes of reeling in a sharelunker!
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TYLER, Texas — Fishing is a a popular East Texas pastime no matter the season.

That's why CBS19, along with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, has created the East Texas Fishing Report to give local anglers the best information as they head out for a day of boating with hopes of reeling in a sharelunker!

B.A. Steinhagen - GOOD. Water stained; 76 degrees; 0.89 feet low. Largemouth bass are good on the occasional noisy topwater fishing vegetation early in calmer water and creeks staying shallow on spinners and rigged soft plastics. Crappie are good in and under vegetation on jigs. Catfish are good on cut and prepped bait coming out of the river using nighttime 

Bob Sandlin - GOOD. Water lightly stained; 74 degrees; 0.60 feet high. Black bass are good using top waters, flipping jigs, crankbaits, frogs, and spinners near flooded grass, brush, and trees. Use drop shots, football jigs, and Texas rigged plastic worms when working over deeper water near cover. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in brush piles, under docks and timber near a creek or channel. Catfish are good on cut bait and live bait.  

Caddo - GOOD. Water lightly stained; 73 degrees; 2.69 feet high. Largemouth bass are good working bladed spinners, frogs, crankbaits, flipping jigs, and craws near grass lines, shallow drop-offs, and trees. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near brush piles and timber. White bass are excellent on slabs and swimbaits working the channel edges, flats, and main lake humps. Chain Pickerel are slow with spoons and small jigs. Catfish are good on chicken liver and cut bait. 

Conroe - GOOD. Water stained; 76 degrees; 0.32 feet high. Largemouth bass are good quickly reeling on bass jigs, spinners, and worms keeping lures around 6 feet on points and structures. Crappie are good on jigs in big structures. Hybrid striped bass are good striking baitfish. Catfish are good on stinkbait, cut bait, and small minnows deep. Sunfish are fair with live worms or crickets in shallow water. 

Fork - GOOD. Water lightly stained; 75-79 degrees; 0.33 feet high. Largemouth bass are good on frogs, top waters, drop shots, bladed spinners, crankbaits, and football jigs. White and yellow bass are good with jigging spoons and slabs on humps, flats, and ridge lines. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near brush piles. Catfish are good chicken liver and live bait in water depths 15-25 feet. 

Houston County - GOOD. Water lightly stained; 77 degrees; 0.83 feet high. Black bass are good on all structures below 15 feet using worms, crankbaits, and spinners. Crappie are on fire baiting holes in the structured flats or piers. Large bream are good near piers and banks using live worms. Channel catfish are good using cut bait, hot dogs, and live worms. 

Lake O' the Pines - GOOD. Water lightly stained; 72 degrees; 6.70 feet high. Largemouth bass are good on Texas rigged plastic worms, crankbaits, skirted jigs, top waters, and swimbaits. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows near brush piles, fallen timber, and creeks. Catfish are good with earthworms, chicken liver, or punch bait. 

Livingston - FAIR. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees; 1.39 feet high. Black bass are good on spinners, and slow crankbaits searching the mid-depth structures and drops. Striped bass are slow trying deeper. Crappie are great with minnows and jigs in trees and structure. White bass are good still deep below 15 feet on smaller spinners and crankbait. Catfish are fair on live baits. 

Martin Creek - GOOD. Water slightly stained; 75 degrees; 0.04 feet high. Largemouth bass are good on top waters, spinners, buzz baits, and skirted jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in timber and brush piles. Catfish are good on chicken liver and punch bait.  

Naconiche - GOOD. Water slightly stained; 75 degrees; Largemouth bass are good using fish finders to save time on points, down the sides of the creek channels on Carolina rigged worms, buzzbaits, and crankbait. Crappie are good using jigs in structures. Sunfish are fair on jigs and crickets. Catfish are good on dough balls, cut and live bait. 

Raven - GOOD. Water stained; 75 degrees. Largemouth bass are good on the open water side of thick bank vegetation, and drops with topwater, worms, and crankbait. Sunfish are fair on crickets and cutworms. 

Sam Rayburn - FAIR. Water stained; 75 degrees; 10.76 feet high. Largemouth bass are good finding success with topwater early and late. During the heat of the day shade and deeper structure are good with worms and crankbait. White bass are fair with Alabama rigs off points deeper than any other fishing. Crappie remain excellent on jigs staying close to shallow vegetation. Catfish are good on live and stinkbait. 

Toledo Bend - FAIR. Water slightly stained; 76 degrees; 0.58 feet high. Largemouth bass are good in clearer water skirting vegetation and mid-depth brush around 14 feet on Carolina rigs, deeper larger crankbait, and jigs. Striped bass are slow moving fishing mid lake and deeper than any other time of year. White bass are fair in deep brush, especially around islands of vegetation using Alabama rigs. Crappie are good preferring jigs over minnows in shallower over brush and using docks. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait.  

Tyler - GOOD. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees; 0.35 feet high. Black bass are good on crankbaits, jigs, flukes and poppers fishing near points, grass lines, and brushy coves. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in timber and brush piles. Catfish are good on chicken liver, punch bait, and earthworms. White bass are good in water depths 25 feet using slabs and swimbaits. Bream are good with live crickets, or cut worms. 

Wright Patman - FAIR. Water stained; 74 degrees; 16.05 feet high. Largemouth bass are fair on frogs, bladed spinners, chatter baits, swimbaits, and top waters in flooded vegetation, flats, and points. White bass are fair on swimbaits and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows near timber and brush piles. Catfish are fair on chicken liver, punch bait, and live bait. .