- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 2, 2016

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

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water stained; 80-84 degrees. Black bass are very good on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shrimp and bloodbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.

BELTON: Water stained; 79-83 degrees; 0.03 feet low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and soft plastic worms. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are very good on minnows in 20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on doughbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are fair on small live perch.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 81-85 degrees; 1.57 feet low. Black bass are fair on June bug worms, frogs, and Persuader crankbaits around rocks and over brush piles in 10-15 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and minnows off lighted docks at night. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are fair on cut bait and nightcrawlers over baited holes in 12-20 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water stained; 80-84 degrees; 0.15 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits, Rat-L-Traps, and crankbaits in 10-20 feet. Striped bass are good on Red Fins, Zara Spooks, and plastic swim baits near Lighthouse Point at daylight. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on pink or chartreuse Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows. Channel catfish are good on liver and cheesebait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on live shad.

CANYON LAKE: Water stained; 79-83 degrees; 0.11 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Whacky Sticks on wacky rigs, Smokin’ Green Devil’s Tongues on drop shot rigs, and Texas rigged 6-inch pumpkin Scoundrel worms along main lake bluffs. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits over humps and on Pirk Minnows at daylight. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on pumpkin Curb’s jigs and smoke JDC grubs in 12-25 feet early. Crappie are fair on minnows and crappie jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines and juglines baited with live perch.

COLEMAN: Water stained; 82-86 degrees; 1.35 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastic worms. Hybrid striper are fair on white striper jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows and blue tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are good on shad patterned Pop-R’s and Rat-L-Traps early. Red ear perch are good on worms in 3-10 feet. Channel and blue catfish are slow.

GRANBURY: Water stained; 81-85 degrees; 0.01 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps off points. Striped bass are fair on slab spoons. White bass are fair on minnows and white spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and liver.

GRANGER: Water stained; 80-84 degrees; 0.23 feet high. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and soft plastics. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse jigs over brush piles in 4-15 feet. Blue catfish are good on prepared baits, and on juglines baited with fresh shad. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch.

LBJ: Water stained; 80-84 degrees; 0.79 feet low. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits, swim baits, and watermelon Whacky Sticks off creek points early. Striped bass are good on Li’l Fishies at night. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies at night. Crappie are fair on watermelon Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on minnows and liver. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 81-85 degrees; 0.30 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps and crankbaits. White bass are fair on white Li’l Fishies. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water stained; 80-84 degrees; 1.27 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon/black soft plastic worms. Striped bass are good on silver striper jigs. White bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and shad. Yellow catfish are good on live bait.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 82-86 degrees; 0.02 feet high. Black bass are fair on perch colored crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE HOLLOW: Water murky; 78-82 degrees; 0.12 feet high. Black bass are good on Rat-L-Traps, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows, hot dogs, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water stained; 80-84 degrees; 0.99 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms, topwaters, and crankbaits in 8-15 feet. Striped bass are fair on white grubs and chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on chrome jigging spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and fresh cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water murky. Black bass are good on chartreuse/black Rat-L-Traps and shad colored crankbaits. Hybrid striper are good on silver striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows near the dam. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water stained; 79-83 degrees; 2.49 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and topwaters early and late. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water lightly stained; 71-74 degrees; 0.85 feet low. Black bass are fair on weightless Flukes and Carolina rigged creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on prepared bait.

BOB SANDLIN: Water lightly stained; 72-75 degrees; 1.76 feet low. Black bass are fair on wacky rigged worms, squarebill crankbaits and Texas rigged Senkos. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water lightly stained; 70-73 degrees; 2.77 feet low. Black bass are good on buzzbaits, crankbaits, jigs and Texas rig soft plastics. Crappie are good on brush piles with jigs. Catfish are good on cut bait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water lightly stained, 68-75 degrees: 0.60 feet high. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits, buzzbaits and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

CADDO: Water stained to muddy; 72-25 degrees; 0.30 feet high. Black bass are fair on weightless Senkos, buzzbaits, Texas rigged craws and hollow body frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

CEDAR CREEK: Water lightly stained; 71-74 degrees; 1.86 feet low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, squarebill crankbaits and spinnerbaits near shallow cover and docks. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

COOPER: Water stained to muddy; 2.97 feet low. No report available.

FAIRFIELD: Black bass fishing reported as significantly improved. TPWD discontinued stocking the lake after the fish kill in September 2011. Redfish survived the kill in limited numbers.

FORK: Water lightly stained; 73-75 degrees; 2.48 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged, weightless Flukes near submerged grass and topwaters. White and yellow bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

GRAPEVINE: Water lightly stained; 69-73 degrees; 0.41 feet high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, shallow crankbaits and topwaters. White bass and hybrid bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

JOE POOL: Water lightly stained; 70-74 degrees; 1.35 feet low. Black bass are fair on weightless Senkos, spinnerbaits and buzzbaits. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 72-75 degrees: 0.09 feet low. Black bass are fair on weightless Flukes, topwaters and Texas rigged worms. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and punchbait.

LAVON: Water stained; 72-75 degrees: 3.74 feet low. Black bass are fair on black buzzbaits, spinnerbaits and Texas rigged craws. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and rod and reel.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 70-73 degrees; 0.68 feet low. Black bass are fair on topwaters, spinnerbaits and squarebill crankbaits. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

MARTIN CREEK: Water lightly stained; 83-87 degrees; 2.16 feet low. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs, topwaters and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water stained; 82-86 degrees; 0.17 feet high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, hollow body frogs and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water lightly stained; 70-74 degrees; 1.8 feet low. Black bass are slow on finesse jigs, Texas rigged craws, and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water lightly stained; 71-74 degrees; 1.36 feet low. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits and wakebaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water lightly stained; 70-73 degrees; 0.60 feet low. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, spinnerbaits and Texas rigged craws. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 71-74 degrees; 1.06 feet low. Black bass are good on swimjigs, spinnerbaits and topwaters. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 70-74 degrees; 2.43 feet low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws flipped in shallow cover and docks. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

TEXOMA: Water stained; 63-74 degrees; 0.59 feet high. Black bass are good on topwaters, soft plastic jerkbaits and hard jerkbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Striped bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

WEATHERFORD: Water lightly stained; 0.77 feet low. No report available.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained; 3.74 feet high. No report available.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water murky; 82-86 degrees; 17.44 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse topwaters, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are fair on topwaters and large jerkbaits. White bass are slow. Catfish are fair on cheesebait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. 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 murky. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are good on liver and shad near the pier and at Dead Tree Point. Redfish are good downrigging spoons near the jetty and dam. Channel catfish are excellent on liver, shrimp, cut bait, and cheesebait near the dam. Blue catfish are good on cut bait.

CALAVERAS: Water murky. Black bass are good on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits near the dam. Striped bass are slow. Redfish are fair on live bait and down rigging spoons near the crappie wall. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on liver, shrimp, cheesebait, and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water stained; 80-84 degrees; 19.21 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastic worms and lizards over grass in 8-15 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.

COLETO CREEK: Water murky; 90 degrees at the hot water discharge, 78 degrees in main lake; 2.33 feet low. Black bass to 5 pounds are good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits in 8-10 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows and green tube jigs near Coletoville Bridge in 8-12 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 8 pounds are fair on live perch and soap bait in 8-12 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 82-86 degrees; 30.18 feet low. Black bass are good on crankbaits in creeks. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are very good on cut bait and frozen shrimp. 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 stained; 80-84 degrees; 0.86 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Rat-L-Traps, spinnerbaits, and topwaters. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and nightcrawlers.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water stained. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and live bait.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 78-82 degrees; 0.13 feet low. Black bass to 6 pounds are good on black/blue and black/red Wacky worms, crankbaits, and buzzbaits. Crappie are good on live minnows early. Bream are good on live worms near the islands. Channel and blue catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water stained; 80-84 degrees; 0.50 feet high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water stained; 78-82 degrees; 3.01 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse topwaters, soft plastic worms, and crankbaits early. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on live minnows. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait.

STEINHAGEN: 1.38 feet high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water stained; 79-83 degrees; 4.41 feet low. Black bass are good on redbug soft plastic worms, and on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps and spinnerbaits off points. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: 31.15 feet low. Black bass are fair on medium running crankbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows.

MACKENZIE: 73.34 feet low. No report available.

MEREDITH: 60.48 feet low. TPWD has begun restocking the lake with Walleye. Reports of black bass are rare. No reports of smallmouth bass. Bream and channel catfish are being caught in good numbers.

PALO DURO: 56.33 feet low. No report available.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water clear main lake, stained up river; 74 degrees; 3.32 feet low. Black bass are good on black buzzbaits at first light and last light with lots of small bass on baby bass wacky worms with chartreuse tips fished around grass. Blue fleck 7- and 10-inch Power Worms have been productive on the 25-35 foot drops. Spoons are catching schooling bass all day in 25-50 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on juglines baited with goldfish, perch or minnows.

ARROWHEAD: Water fairly clear; 71-76 degrees; 0.8 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on shakyheads, jigs and TEXAS RIGS. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

COLORADO CITY: 21.21 feet low. No report available.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water murky; 72-76 degrees; 0.52 feet low. Black bass are fair on chrome Rat-L-Traps, shallow running crankbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 73-77 degrees; 1.55 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigged Baby Brush Hogs, drop shot rigs and black/blue jigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and live shad.

NASWORTHY: 71-75 degrees; 1.34 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs and Rat-L-Traps. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 72-75 degrees; 15.39 feet low. Black bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps, 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; 73-76 degrees; 35.66 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, jigs and split shot weighted flukes. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on live bait.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water off color; 73-76 degrees; 0.05 feet low. Black bass are fair to good on chrome Rat-L-Traps, Texas rigs and shakyheads. Crappie are good on live minnows. White bass are fair to good on live shad and slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

SPENCE: 54.67 feet low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 0.47 feet low. Black bass and crappie are fair to good, but mostly undersized. White bass are fair to good on minnows and Little Georges. Blue catfish are fair to good on cut and live bait.

SWEETWATER: Water off color; 71-74 degrees; 23.72 feet low. No report available.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 69-74 degrees; 19.46 feet low. Black bass are very slow (the bass population was greatly reduced during the drought). No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad on soft plastics. Redfish are good in the marsh with high tides.

SOUTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad. Trout are good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters. Flounder are fair at the mouths of the bayous on a falling tide.

BOLIVAR: Trout are good on the south shoreline on soft plastics and topwaters. Trout, black drum, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass. A few birds are beginning to work.

TRINITY BAY: Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on soft plastics. Redfish are good on live bait around the reefs and in the marsh. Tides are above normal.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout and large Gulf trout are good for drifters working deep shell on plastics and fresh shrimp. Redfish are good in the marsh and out the mouths of drains on the falling tide. Bull redfish are good at Rollover Pass.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Trout and redfish are fair to good in Bastrop Bay on live shrimp.

TEXAS CITY: Redfish are fair to good in Moses Lake on crabs and shrimp. Gulf trout are good in the channel on fresh shrimp.

FREEPORT: Redfish are fair to good on the reefs in Chocolate Bay on live shrimp. Bull redfish are fair to good around Surfside and at the Quintana jetty on crabs, shrimp and mullet.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are good on the shorelines on small topwaters and dark plastics.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are good on live shrimp in Oyster Lake, Crab Lake and at Shell Island. Trout and redfish are good in the Colorado River on 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 good on the reefs in San Antonio Bay on live shrimp.

ROCKPORT: Redfish are good on mullet on the Estes Flats and around Mud Island. Bull redfish are good in the Lydia Ann Channel on mullet and crabs.

PORT ARANSAS: Redfish are fair to good on East Flats on topwaters and Gulps. Bull redfish are good at the jetty and on the beachfront on natural baits.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Redfish are good on the beachfront on mullet and shrimp. Trout are fair for waders working mud and grass on small topwaters, Corkies and Gulps.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are good on topwaters and plum plastics around rocks and grass. Redfish are fair to good in knee-deep water on small Super Spooks, She Pups and SkitterWalks.

PORT MANSFIELD: Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on topwaters and soft plastics under a popping cork. Trout are fair to good on the shoreline on small Super Spooks and Corkies. Bull reds are good at East Cut on crabs.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout, redfish and snook are fair to good in South Bay and Mexiquita Flats. Tarpon and snook are fair on DOA Shrimp at the jetty. Redfish are schooling in large pods.

PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are fair to good while drifting sand and grass flats on live shrimp, DOA Shrimp and Gulps under popping corks. Trout and redfish are fair to good while drifting deep sand and grass on Gulps and shrimp under rattling corks.

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