- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Dec. 2 and also available on the Internet at https://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water stained; 73-77 degrees. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 68-72 degrees; 4.10 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 murky; 67-71 degrees; 1.96 feet high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.



BUCHANAN: Water murky; 69-73 degrees; 11.66 feet low. Black bass are good on white buzzbaits, Bleeding Shad Rat-L-Traps, and shad Flukes in larger creeks. Striped bass are good on plastic swim baits, Red Fins, and live bait along the river channel. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and Spoiler Shads. Crappie are good on blue/white Curb’s crappie jigs and minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on liver, minnows, and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on live shad.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 71-75 degrees; 0.64 feet high. Black bass are good on Fat Free Shads, white/red spinnerbaits, and watermelon Flukes in over brush piles on secondary points. Striped bass are fair to good on Pirk Minnows and Red Fins over humps early. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies along the river channel. Smallmouth bass are good on smoke JDC curl tail grubs and green pumpkin tubes in 10-20 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and green tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines baited with live perch.

COLEMAN: Water murky; 72-76 degrees; 5.90 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits, soft plastic worms, and Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are fair on silver spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are fair on chartreuse and watermelon Carolina rigged soft plastics over grass in 5-15 feet. Red ear perch are good on worms in 5-15 feet. Channel and blue catfish are slow.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 68-72 degrees; 0.41 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and soft plastics off points early. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and small spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp.

GRANGER: Water murky; 70-74 degrees; 2.20 feet high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits upriver around standing timber. White bass are fair upriver among shad. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are good on prepared bait and juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 71-75 degrees; 0.75 feet low. Black bass are fair on plastic swimbaits and Bleeding Shad Rat-L-Traps off points. Striped bass are fair on live bait early and late. White bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are good on chartreuse crappie jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and nightcrawlers. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water murky; 70-74 degrees; 14.14 feet high. Black bass are fair on small spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 68-72 degrees; 6.81 feet high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 69-73 degrees; 5.77 feet high. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and soft plastic worms. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 71-75 degrees; 3.78 feet high. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits, spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, hot dogs, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 68-72 degrees; 7.61 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse worms and white/red topwaters in 10-20 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on silver spoons and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and stinkbait in 20-40 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water murky. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows near the dam. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 69-73 degrees; 9.73 feet low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water lightly stained; 58-62 degrees; 0.72 feet high. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits and weightless soft plastics near edges of grass. Football jigs on deeper brush piles effective as well. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

BOB SANDLIN: Water stained; 59-63 degrees; 0.29 feet high. Black bass are fair on black and blue flipping jigs, bladed jigs and spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water stained, 58-63 degrees; 1.07 feet high. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs and umbrella rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles. Catfish are good on prepared bait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water stained, 57-62 degrees: 2.03 feet high. Black bass are slow on squarebill crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

CADDO: Water stained; 60-64 degrees; 2.00 feet high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs and Texas rigged creature baits on cypress stumps and grass edges. White and yellow bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

CEDAR CREEK: Water stained; 59-63 degrees; 0.47 feet high. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

COOPER: Water stained; 7.54 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 stained; 58-62 degrees; 0.76 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, flipping jigs around timber in 4-10 feet. White and yellow bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near bridges. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

GRAPEVINE: Water stained; 14.97 feet high. No report available. Please call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water.

JOE POOL: Water stained; 9.00 feet high. No report available. Please call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water stained; 59-63 degrees; 5.20 feet high. Black bass are slow on lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

LAVON: Water stained; 10.36 feet high. No report available. Please call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water.

LEWISVILLE: Water stained; 58-61 degrees; 8.15 feet high. Black bass fair on jerkbaits and shallow crankbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared. Please use caution when navigating and please call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 78-81 degrees; 0.01 feet high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, spinnerbaits and hollow body frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

MONTICELLO: Water lightly stained; 72-75 degrees; 1.12 feet low. Black bass are fair on black and blue flipping jigs, bladed jigs and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

PALESTINE: Water lightly stained; 58-63 degrees; 1.48 feet high. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits, finesse jigs and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

RAY HUBBARD: Water slightly stained; 59-62 degrees; 0.08 feet high. Black bass are slow on crankbaits and football head jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water stained; 58-62 degrees; 5.40 feet high. Black bass are slow on Carolina rigged worms and shad pattern crankbaits near main lake points. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water stained; 58-61 degrees; 0.89 feet high. Black bass are fair on shakyheads and Texas rigged Zoom Speed Craws in green pumpkin. White bass are slow on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 3.63 feet high. No report available. Please call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water.

TEXOMA: Water stained; 5.08 feet high. Black bass are slow on medium crankbaits, jerkbaits and football jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Striped bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait. Please use caution when navigating lake due to high water.

WEATHERFORD: Water stained; 0.48 feet high. No report available.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained; 59-62 degrees; 9.40 feet high. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs and black/blue flipping jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water murky; 74-78 degrees; 25.95 feet low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, jerkbaits, soft plastics, and jigs, and fair on topwaters. Striped bass are good on slabs and Red Fins. White bass are fair on white crankbaits and jigging spoons. Crappie are slow. Catfish are fair on cheesebait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers over baited holes in 15-60 feet. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines 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 in reeds. Striped bass are good on silver and gold spoons and marble spinnerbaits near the jetty and dam. Redfish are good on perch, shrimp, shad, tilapia, and silver spoons. Channel catfish are fair on liver, shrimp, and cut bait near the dam. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait and live bait.

CALAVERAS: Water stained. Black bass are fair on dark soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits near the dam. Striped bass are slow. Redfish are good on perch and tilapia near the dam. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver, shrimp, and cheesebait. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water murky; 72-76 degrees; 22.92 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and soft plastics in 10-20 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and minnows in 5-15 feet. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch and goldfish.

COLETO CREEK: Water murky; 63 degrees in main lake, 70 at hot water discharge; 1.22 feet low. Black bass to 6 pounds are good on crankbaits and soft plastic worms in 6-8 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs in 10-12 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 10 pounds are fair on live perch and soap in 8-10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 69-73 degrees; 17.06 feet low. Black bass are good on deep running crankbaits and jigs in 12-20 feet. Crappie are good on shiners and jigs. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on shrimp and stinkbait. 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; 71-75 degrees; 0.28 feet low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed soft plastics and spinnerbaits in 10-25 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and live bait.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on shrimp and live bait.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water lightly stained; 63-67 degrees; 0.19 feet high. Black bass to 7 pounds are fair on Texas rigged June bug colored worms around brush. White bass are slow. Crappie to 3 pounds are fair on live minnows near structure. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 71-75 degrees; 0.13 feet high. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are good on spoons and Rat-L-Traps. White bass are fair on troll tubes and pet spoons. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water stained; 72-76 degrees; 1.23 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits in 15-30 feet. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Bream are slow. Catfish are good on stinkbait and liver.

STEINHAGEN: 1.08 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 70-74 degrees; 0.84 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and topwaters off points. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows in 15-20 feet. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: 34.63 feet low. No report available.

MACKENZIE: 71.32 feet low. No report available.

MEREDITH: 59.28 feet low. No report available.

PALO DURO: 50.44 feet low. No report available.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water stained; 54-59 degrees; 1.37 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, drop shot rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

ARROWHEAD: Water off color; 53-60 degrees; 0.56 feet low. Black bass are fair on jigs, Texas rigs and shad pattern crankbaits. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

COLORADO CITY: 19.74 feet low. No report available.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water clear; 54-59 degrees; 2.16 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 55-61 degrees; 14.92 feet low. Black bass are fair Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and live shad.

NASWORTHY: 52-58 degrees; 1.44 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and jigs. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 51-58 degrees; 18.29 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; 53-59 degrees; 45.65 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; 56-61 degrees; 0.78 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: 55.62 feet low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 0.97 feet low. No report available.

SWEETWATER: Water off color; 53-58 degrees; 29.21 feet low. No report available.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 54-59 degrees; 16.53 feet low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigs and jigs. No report on crappie. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good under the birds when the wind allows. Redfish are good in the marsh on plastics tipped with shrimp.

SOUTH SABINE: Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are good for waders working slow-sinkers on the Louisiana shoreline. Birds have worked in the middle of the lake.

BOLIVAR: Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on soft plastics and plugs. Black drum and redfish are good at Rollover Pass.

TRINITY BAY: Most of the bay is inundated with freshwater. Fishing is slow.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on topwaters and soft plastics. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair to good in the mud and shell on MirrOlures and Corkies. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs.

TEXAS CITY: Sand trout and croakers are good from the piers on fresh shrimp. Redfish are good in the holes in Moses Lake. Flounder are fair on shrimp and mullet along the edge of the channel.

FREEPORT: Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs. Redfish and black drum are fair to good in Cold Pass and San Luis pass on cracked blue crabs.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet. Flounder are fair on Brown Cedar Flats on jigs tipped with shrimp.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Redfish are good in the holes on the north shoreline. Trout are fair on shell on soft plastics. Flounder are fair to good on soft plastics over muddy bottoms near the Intracoastal.

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are fair to good on Corkies over soft mud in waist-deep water in San Antonio Bay. Trout are good over reefs on live shrimp. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes and the mouths of drains with live shrimp.

ROCKPORT: Trout are fair on the edge of the channel on glow DOA Shrimp and Gulps. Redfish are fair to good in the holes along the Estes Flats on mullet and shrimp.

PORT ARANSAS: Redfish are fair to good on the East Flats on Gulps and mullet. Sand trout are good on shrimp in the channel. Flounder are fair on Gulps on the edge of the Intracoastal.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Redfish are good in the Humble Channel on crabs and table shrimp. Trout are fair on the edge of the flats on live shrimp and DOA Shrimp.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are fair to good in mud and grass on Corkies and Gamblers. Redfish are good in the Land Cut and on the edge of the channel on shrimp and Gulps.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are fair to good on DOA Shrimp under a popping cork around grass holes. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on topwaters and plastics under rattling corks.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout and redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on DOA Shrimp and Gulps. Redfish, black drum and mangrove snapper are fair to good in the channel on shrimp.

PORT ISABEL: Trout are good over mud bottoms around islands and along channel drop-offs on Gulps and shrimp. Redfish are fair to good around the Drum Boats and along the flats on Gulps and live shrimp.

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