Summer is here and that means more and more Texans are getting outside and enjoying the outdoor weather. In recent years, fishing has seen a big increase people participating and this year seems like it's no different. So with summer upon us, where are some good places to fish in Texas?

The good news for Texans? We have a ton of places to go fishing. Whether you are hitting a lake, stream, river, or local pond, there are plenty of places to cast.

When searching for a good place to fish this weekend, or really any day. You can always check out the weekly fishing reports from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. This week, several lakes check in with "GOOD" reports.

James Wheeler,
James Wheeler,

The Texas Parks and Wildlife website updates each week their fishing report site. Fishing reports are normally updated by Thursday morning and the information is collected by a third party who spoke with fishing guides, marinas, and bait shops.

Here are some examples of reports around Texas.

Alan Henry GOOD. Water clear; 81 degrees; 0.35 feet above pool. Crappie are good in 15-25 feet of water over brush with minnows. Report by The Bait Shop, Post, Texas.

Brownwood GOOD. Water stained; 85 degrees; 1.78 feet below pool. Black bass to 6.62 pounds are fair on Hag’s Cheat Codes in Ramsey’s revenge color, shaky heads and top waters in 2-10 feet of water. Crappie to 11 inches are good around docks on minnows and jigs in 10-15 feet. White bass are fair with catches ranging between 10-12 inches on crankbaits and crappie jigs with some topwater action early and late in the day. Catfish are good to 10 pounds on cut or prepared bait and on jug lines on the main lake flats. Blue catfish are good.

O.H. Ivie GOOD. Water slightly stained; 81 degrees; 29.44 feet below pool. Black bass are fair to 10 pounds on 10 inch worms and wobble head jigs also on big crankbaits from 8-18 feet depths. Some schooling black bass as well all over the lake but small chasing small shad. Crappie fair in river trees suspended in 6-12 feet. A couple limits reported last week but up to 12 inches in length. Minnows working best but small jigs in red white tails are as well. Some schools of white bass early in the mornings on points on Main Lake. Channel catfish are still good on rod-and-reel chicken liver and stink bait two two 10 feet. Report by Wendell Ramsey, Ramsey Fishing.

Get the full report on both freshwater and saltwater fishing on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Website.

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