- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Nov. 4 and also available on the Internet at http://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water stained; 74-78 degrees. Black bass are fair on watermelon Rat-L-Traps and spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 71-75 degrees; 6.72 feet high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD: Water clear; 68-72 degrees; 1.92 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon chatterbaits, Finesse worms, and craw colored crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair trolling spinnerbaits. White bass are good on small Rat-L-Traps and perch colored crankbaits off lighted docks at night. Crappie are good on chartreuse tube jigs over brush piles and under lighted docks at night. Channel catfish are good on cut bait and stinkbait over baited holes in 10-20 feet. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 70-74 degrees; 12.54 feet low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed Skip-N-Pop topwaters, wacky rigged watermelon Whacky Sticks, and crankbaits in creeks in 5-15 feet at first light. Striped bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps and Spoiler Shads near the dam in 20-35 feet early. White bass are fair on Tiny Traps and Li’l Fishies in deep creeks. Crappie are fair on watermelon tube jigs and minnows. Channel catfish are good on nightcrawlers and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on live bait upriver.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 72-76 degrees; 4.88 feet high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water murky; 74-78 degrees; 7.14 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Channel catfish are good on shrimp and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLORADO RIVER: (At Colorado Bend State Park) No report available.

FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits, crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Red ear perch are good on worms in 2-8 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait over baited holes.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 71-75 degrees; 0.33 feet low. Black bass are fair on dark red/black spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are good on live bait. White bass are good on perch colored spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and hot dogs.

GRANGER: Water murky; 72-76 degrees; 6.49 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 73-77 degrees; 0.79 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon topwaters, large buzzbaits, and wacky rigged pumpkinseed Whacky Sticks around brush early and late. Striped bass are fair on live bait at night. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies and small spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on chartreuse tube jigs and live minnows over brush piles in 10-20 feet. Channel catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water murky; 72-76 degrees; 18.21 feet low. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 70-74 degrees; 0.47 feet low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on shad. White bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 71-75 degrees; 6.43 feet high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 75-79 degrees; 1.71 feet high. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastic worms and chrome Tiny Traps. White bass are good on chartreuse roadrunners and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 71-75 degrees; 10.70 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon worms, chartreuse topwaters, and large buzzbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on white jigging spoons and live minnows in 30-40 feet. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and minnows in 25-35 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water murky. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on live bait. White bass are fair on small spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 71-75 degrees; 2.99 feet high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water lightly stained; 67-70 degrees; 0.63 feet high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, bladed jigs and swim jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BOB SANDLIN: Water stained; 67-71 degrees; 0.54 feet low. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits and Flukes. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

BONHAM: Water lightly stained, 66-70 degrees; 2.26 feet low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs around brush piles in 10-12 feet. Catfish are good on cut bait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water stained, 66-69 degrees: 1.52 feet low. Black bass are slow on spinnerbaits and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and rod and reel.

CADDO: Water stained; 68-71 degrees; 0.30 feet high. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs and Senkos. White and yellow bass are good on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

CEDAR CREEK: Water stained; 67-70 degrees; 0.25 feet high. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits, swim jigs and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

COOPER: Water stained; 1.05 feet high. No report available.

FAIRFIELD: Fishing has been slow since the fish kill in September of 2010. TPWD has discontinued stocking the lake after another kill in early September 2011. Redfish and black bass survived the kill in limited numbers.

FORK: Water lightly stained; 66-69 degrees; 0.37 feet low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws in green pumpkin around flooded willows. Megabass Renegade Wakasagis and River2Sea Whopper Plopper topwaters have been effective as well. White and yellow bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

GRAPEVINE: Water stained; 66-70 degrees; 2.73 feet high. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

JOE POOL: Water stained: 67-71 degrees; 4.79 feet high. Black bass fair on bladed jigs and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are good on jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on shad. Catfish are good on trotlines.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water stained; 68-71 degrees; 2.59 feet high. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

LAVON: Water stained; 67-71 degrees; 2.43 feet low. Black bass are fair on flipping jigs and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 1.38 feet high. Black bass fair on spinnerbaits and shallow crankbaits. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 80-84 degrees; 1.83 feet low. Black bass are fair on swim jigs and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

MONTICELLO: Water lightly stained; 77-80 degrees; 0.52 feet high. Black bass are fair on black and blue flipping jigs and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

PALESTINE: Water lightly stained; 66-69 degrees; 1.15 feet high. Black bass are slow on finesse jigs and weightless worms. Crappie are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

RAY HUBBARD: Water slightly stained; 67-71 degrees; 0.02 feet high. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water lightly stained; 66-70 degrees; 1.06 feet high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water stained; 67-70 degrees; 0.95 feet high. Black bass are fair on Senkos and shakyheads. White bass are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 68-71 degrees; 1.41 feet high. Black bass are slow on flipping jigs and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TEXOMA: Water stained; 1.44 feet low. Black bass are good on shakyheads, finesse jigs and Reaction Innovations Vixens. No report on crappie. Striped bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

WEATHERFORD: Water lightly stained; 3.61 feet low. No report available.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained; 68-71 degrees; 5.45 feet high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs and black/blue flipping jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water murky; 76-80 degrees; 26.56 feet low. Black bass are good on topwaters, crankbaits, jigs, soft plastics, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on crankbaits, slabs, and jerkbaits. White bass are fair on slabs, crankbaits, and jigging spoons. Crappie are slow. Catfish are fair on cheesebait, shrimp, and minnows over baited holes. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines, droplines, and throwlines baited with live perch. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.

BRAUNIG: Water stained. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and watermelon soft plastic worms. Striped bass are fair on green spinnerbaits near the dam. Redfish are fair on perch, shad, and silver spoons. Channel catfish are excellent on shrimp, cut bait, and nightcrawlers near the dam. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait.

CALAVERAS: Water stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits near the dam. Striped bass are fair on shad. Redfish are good on perch along the shoreline. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, cheesebait, and shad near the discharge. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water murky; 75-79 degrees; 22.63 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLETO CREEK: Water stained; 76 degrees in main lake, 86 at hot water discharge; 0.88 feet low. Black bass to 5 pounds are good on crankbaits and soft plastic worms in 6-8 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs in 10-12 feet at Coletoville Bridge. Channel and blue catfish to 10 pounds are good on live perch and soap in 8-10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 70-74 degrees; 17.78 feet low. Black bass are very good on crankbaits and jigs in 12 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on white and white/blue jigs. Channel and blue catfish are very good on cut bait upriver. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.

SOUTHEAST

CONROE: Water murky; 74-78 degrees; 1.49 feet low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are good on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water stained. Black bass are fair on blue/black soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on shrimp and liver.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water lightly stained; 69-73 degrees; 1.05 feet low. Black bass to 8 pounds are good on silver spinnerbaits and crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are very good on live minnows. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 73-77 degrees; 1.30 feet high. Black bass are fair on soft plastics and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on Zara spooks and Rat-L-Traps. White bass are fair on troll tubes and pet spoons. Crappie are very good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water stained; 74-78 degrees; 2.52 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails in 20-30 feet. White bass are fair on minnows and small spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Bream are good on nightcrawlers. Catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.

STEINHAGEN: 0.93 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 73-77 degrees; 3.37 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon/chartreuse soft plastic worms and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs and slabs. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Bream are fair on crickets and nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: 36.46 feet low. No report available.

MACKENZIE: 71.6 feet low. No report available.

MEREDITH: 62.61 feet low. No report available.

PALO DURO: 55.3 feet low. No report available.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water stained; 63-68 degrees; 2.05 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, jigs, Rat-L-Traps and Caroline rigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on prepared bait.

ARROWHEAD: Water off color; 62-67 degrees; 1.57 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and spinnerbaits. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

COLORADO CITY: 19.96 feet low. No report available.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water clear; 64-69 degrees; 8.69 feet low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, jigs and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 64-70 degrees; 19.9 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on Rat-L-Traps, Texas rigs, jigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and live shad.

NASWORTHY: 62-68 degrees; 1.87 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on chatterbaits and Texas rigs. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 61-68 degrees; 19.98 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on weighted flukes, medium running shad pattern crankbaits, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worn-Glo) nightcrawlers.

O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 63-69 degrees; 45.52 feet low. Black bass are fair to good Texas rigs, jigs, squarebill crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs fished shallow. Catfish are fair to good on live bait.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water fairly clear; 64-69 degrees; 1.94 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on medium running crankbaits, Texas rigs, drop shot rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on live shad and nightcrawlers.

SPENCE: 60.38 feet low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 2.02 feet low. No report available.

SWEETWATER: Water off color; 60-67 degrees; 30.52 feet low. No report available.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 61-66 degrees; 16.81 feet low. No report available.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Trout are good under birds and pods of shad on soft plastics. Redfish and flounder are good in the marsh on shrimp. Flounder are good on the falling tide on the muddy shorelines. Rivers are running from recent rains.

SOUTH SABINE: Trout are good under birds and pods of shad. Redfish are good at the jetty on live bait and cracked crabs. Flounder are good on Gulps in the bayous.

BOLIVAR: Trout, black drum, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass. Trout are fair to good while drifting shell on plastics. Bull redfish are good on the beachfront.

TRINITY BAY: Trout are fair over deep shell on plastics. The Trinity River is swollen and running with recent rains.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout and large Gulf trout are good for drifters working deep shell on plastics and fresh shrimp. Redfish and flounder are fair to good in the marsh around drains on shrimp. Trout and redfish are good under the birds.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Bull redfish and flounder are good at San Luis Pass on shrimp and shad. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Trout are good under the birds in the afternoon over deep shell.

TEXAS CITY: Bull redfish are good in the channel on shrimp and crabs. Gulf trout are good in the channel on fresh shrimp.

FREEPORT: Trout are good on reefs on shrimp and DOA Shrimp under corks. Redfish are fair to good on the reefs in Christmas Bay and Bastrop Bay. Bull redfish are good on the beach.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are good for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Trout and flounder are fair to good on muddy shorelines on soft plastics tipped with shrimp.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are good on live shrimp at Shell Island, Oyster Lake, Crab Lake and Mad Island. The Colorado River is running from recent rains.

PORT O’CONNOR: Bull redfish are good at the jetty on crabs, mullet and shad. Trout are fair to good on the reefs in San Antonio Bay on live shrimp. Flounder are fair to good in Saluria Bayou on Gulps and jigs tipped with shrimp.

ROCKPORT: Trout are fair in St. Charles Bay on Corkies while working reefs. Redfish are good in Redfish Bay on mullet and crabs. Bull redfish, black drum and flounder are good in the Lydia Ann Channel on shrimp and mullet.

PORT ARANSAS: Redfish are fair at Shamrock on topwaters and plum soft plastics. Bull redfish are good at the jetty and on the beachfront on natural baits.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Bull redfish are good in the surf on mullet and shrimp. Trout are fair for waders working mud and grass on Gulps and topwaters.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are good on topwaters and plum plastics around rocks and grass. Trout are good while drifting deep rocks on plum plastics. Redfish are fair to good on Gulps and plum plastics around spoil islands.

PORT MANSFIELD: Redfish are good while drifting pot holes on topwaters and soft plastics under a popping cork. Trout and redfish are fair to good on the spoils on small topwaters and Down South Lures.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout are fair to good while drifting grass and mud on plastics and live shrimp. Redfish are good in Airport Cove and around the causeway on Gulps and DOA Shrimp.

PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are good at Laguna Vista and Holly Beach on plum and black plastics. Bull redfish are good along the channel near the causeway and at the jetty.

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