Here's another fishing tip from Gander Mountain Pro Staff member Mike Ebach:
Fishing Top Water baits can be one of the most exciting ways to catch bass. The only drawback is that you have a lot of missed strikes or blow-ups that you can't hook. One way to improve your hooking ratio on top water baits like a Pop-R is to add a suspend-dot weight to the very bottom tip of the bait. This will make the bait settle in a more up-right position, which gives the bass a better target point and usually a better hook-up for you.
Always practice Catch and Release with your bass.
Pro Staff Member and Store Manager of Traverse City, MI
Also, the Texas Parks & Wildlife has updated it's Fishing Report for this week.