- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Nov. 25 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; 1.16 feet high. Black bass are good on topwaters and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are good on live shad early. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow to fair on hot dogs and summer sausage. Yellow catfish are good on live perch.

BROWNWOOD: Water clear; 67-71 degrees; 2.06 feet low. Black bass are fair on medium running crankbaits, buzzbaits, and watermelon worms over brush piles in 8-15 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies and minnows off lighted docks at night. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are fair on cut bait and shrimp over baited holes. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 69-73 degrees; 12.13 feet low. Black bass are good on white Spinnerbaits, perch colored Rat-L-Traps, and chartreuse crankbaits in 10-20 feet. Striped bass are fair on Red Fins, Zara Spooks, and Spoiler Shads near Lighthouse Point in 20-35 feet. White bass are fair on plastic swim baits and Tiny Traps in 10-20 feet. Crappie are fair on chartreuse Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows. Channel catfish are good on shrimp, minnows, and cheesebait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on perch and live shad.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 71-75 degrees; 0.10 feet high. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits, watermelon Scoundrel worms, and Texas rigged 6-inch pumpkinseed worms in 15-25 feet. Striped bass are fair jigging 1oz. Pirk Minnows and trolling crankbaits at daylight. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on pumpkinseed JDC grubs and watermelon Curb’s jigs in 15-30 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with live goldfish and perch.

COLEMAN: Water murky; 72-76 degrees; 7.33 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; 0.02 feet high. 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; 1.64 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; 0.71 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse Curb’s buzzbaits, white swim baits, and watermelon Whacky Sticks in 10-20 feet at daylight. Striped bass are good on Li’l Fishies and Creme 2-inch Spoiler Shads at night. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies at night. Crappie are fair on white tube jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on minnows and shrimp. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water murky; 70-74 degrees; 12.52 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; 0.06 feet low. Black bass are good on perch colored spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are good on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on cut shad. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and shad. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 69-73 degrees; 7.27 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; 2.84 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; 9.07 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse topwaters, pumpkinseed worms, and small crankbaits in 8-18 feet. Striped bass are fair on clear grubs and jigging spoons in 20-30 feet. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and minnows in 20-35 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs in 10-20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and fresh cut bait in 25-40 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; 0.15 feet low. Black bass are fair on blue/black spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on live minnows. White bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on shrimp, stinkbait, and nightcrawlers.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water lightly stained; 61-65 degrees; 0.48 feet high. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits and weightless soft plastics near edges of grass. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BOB SANDLIN: Water stained; 62-66 degrees; 0.27 feet high. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits, bladed jigs and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and stinkbait.

BONHAM: Water stained, 61-66 degrees; 1.25 feet low. Black bass are fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around brush piles. Catfish are good on prepared bait and drifting cut bait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water stained, 61-64 degrees: 1.53 feet low. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits and weightless Senkos near deep docks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

CADDO: Water stained; 63-67 degrees; 1.70 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 slow on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

CEDAR CREEK: Water stained; 62-66 degrees; 0.05 feet low. Black bass are slow on crankbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

COOPER: Water stained; 0.61 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; 61-64 degrees; 0.31 feet low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, flipping jigs and swimbaits. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and near bridges. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

GRAPEVINE: Water stained; 61-65 degrees; 0.34 feet high. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits and jerkbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

JOE POOL: Water stained: 62-66 degrees; 0.44 feet high. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water stained; 62-65 degrees; 2.52 feet high. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits and weightless Senkos. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

LAVON: Water stained; 63-66 degrees; 0.39 feet low. Black bass are slow on black and blue flipping jigs and Texas rigged craws. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 0.47 feet high. Black bass good on jerkbaits and shallow crankbaits. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 78-82 degrees; 0.06 feet high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, spinnerbaits and plastic jerkbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

MONTICELLO: Water lightly stained; 74-78 degrees; 0.06 feet low. Black bass are fair on black and blue flipping jigs and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.

PALESTINE: Water lightly stained; 61-64 degrees; 0.78 feet high. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water slightly stained; 62-65 degrees; 0.08 feet low. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and football head jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water lightly stained; 61-64 degrees; 0.26 feet high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and shad pattern crankbaits near main lake points. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water stained; 62-65 degrees; 0.03 feet high. Black bass are slow on shakyheads and Flick Shake worms. White bass are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 62-66 degrees; 0.90 feet high. Black bass are fair on flipping jigs and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

TEXOMA: Water stained; 1.10 feet low. Black bass are good on medium crankbaits and football jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Striped bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

WEATHERFORD: Water lightly stained; 3.89 feet low. No report available.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained; 61-64 degrees; 5.90 feet high. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs and black/blue flipping jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water murky; 74-78 degrees; 26.12 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 good on chartreuse soft plastics in 15-20 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on blue tube jigs and minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.

COLETO CREEK: Water murky; 70 degrees in main lake, 77 at hot water discharge; 1.13 feet low. Black bass are good on crankbaits and soft plastic worms in 6-8 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in 10-12 feet at Coletoville Bridge. Channel and blue catfish are good on live perch and soap in 8-10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 69-73 degrees; 17.23 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; 0.34 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, Rat-L-Traps, and topwaters. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water stained. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 67-71 degrees; 0.06 feet low. Black bass are fair on white crankbaits, dark purple and green worms, and silver and bream colored shallow diving crankbaits in 15 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 71-75 degrees; 0.45 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; 1.52 feet low. Black bass are good on perch colored topwaters, soft plastic worms, and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp.

STEINHAGEN: 1.77 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 70-74 degrees; 1.10 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: 35.08 feet low. No report available.

MACKENZIE: 71.4 feet low. No report available.

MEREDITH: 59.4 feet low. No report available.

PALO DURO: 50.16 feet low. No report available.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water stained; 54-59 degrees; 1.91 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; 55-60 degrees; 1.17 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; 54-59 degrees; 4.84 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; 55-61 degrees; 17.58 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: 52-58 degrees; 1.81 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; 51-58 degrees; 20.02 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; 46.03 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; 0.05 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: 56.66 feet low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 1.88 feet low. No report available.

SWEETWATER: Water off color; 60-67 degrees; 30.18 feet low. No report available.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 61-66 degrees; 16.87 feet low. No report available.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad on soft plastics. Redfish and flounder are good in the marsh on shrimp. Some of the upper end of the lake is fresh, but the river is subsiding.

SOUTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad. Redfish are good at the jetty on live bait and cracked crabs. Flounder are good on the falling tide around marsh drains on jigs tipped with shrimp.

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: Most of the upper end of Trinity Bay is fresh. Lake Livingston was discharging at 57,000 cfs.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Redfish and flounder are fair to good in the marsh around drains on shrimp. Trout and redfish are good under the birds and over deep shell.

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.

TEXAS CITY: Gulf trout are good in the channel on fresh shrimp. Sand trout and black drum are good at the wells on fresh shrimp. Flounder are fair to good around Sea Wolf Park on Gulps.

FREEPORT: Bull redfish are good at jetty on crabs, shrimp and mullet. Redfish are good on the beachfront on shad and mullet. Trout are good on the reefs in Christmas Bay and Bastrop Bay on shrimp.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout and redfish are good for waders on the south shoreline. Trout are good for drifters on live shrimp and soft plastics over humps and scattered shell on the north shoreline.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are fair on the south shoreline on live shrimp.

PORT O’CONNOR: Redfish are good in the back lakes on shrimp and mullet. 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.

ROCKPORT: Redfish are good on the edge of the flats on live shrimp under a popping cork. Trout are fair to good on topwaters around shell in St. Charles Bay and Aransas Bay.

PORT ARANSAS: Trout are fair to good on reefs on live shrimp and mullet. 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. Redfish are good in the holes on live bait. Trout are fair to good around spoils for waders working mud on small topwaters.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are good on topwaters and plum Gamblers, Down South Lures and Bass Assassins around rocks and grass. Trout are good in the Land Cut at night under lights.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are fair to good on the shorelines and spoils on soft plastics and plugs. Redfish are good while drifting pot holes on topwaters and soft plastics under a popping cork.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout are fair to good on soft plastics under corks on the edge of the channel. Redfish are good in South Bay on DOA Shrimp and Gulps. Tides remain above normal.

PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are good at Laguna Vista on swim baits, live shrimp and DOA Shrimp under corks. Redfish are good along the color changes on the outgoing tide on shrimp under a cork.

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