Fishing Reports for Week of November 26, 2014

Prairies & Lakes Region

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ATHENS Water clear; 50–54 degrees; 1.66' low. Black bass are fair on weightless Senkos and black and blue jigs on docks. Lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs working as well. Crappie are good on minnow and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.
BASTROP Water stained; 70–74 degrees. Black bass are good on watermelon Finesse worms and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair on live minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on hot dogs and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.
BELTON Water murky; 67–71 degrees; 12.01' low. Black bass are good on tequila sunrise spinnerbaits and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on live shad. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on hot dogs and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
BONHAM Water stained, 49–53 degrees; 3.24' low. Black bass are slow near cattails, boat docks, points. Creek channel swings are producing as well. Best baits are jigs, Texas rigged soft plastics and shakyheads. Crappie are slow drifting the main lake with minnows. Catfish are good along the rocks on shrimp, chicken livers and stinkbait.
BRIDGEPORT Water lightly stained, 49–53 degrees; 23.80' low. Black bass are fair on Megabass Vision 100 jerkbaits in pro blue. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. Channel catfish are fair on trotlines.
CEDAR CREEK Water clear; 49–53 degrees; 5.92' low. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits, spinnerbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are slow on jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
COOPER Water clear; 50–53 degrees; 12.58' low. No report available. Please call ahead to verify if launching a boat is possible.
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.
FAYETTE Water stained. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Carolina rigged soft plastics over grass in 6–10 feet. Red ear perch are good on worms in 4 – 10 feet. Channel and blue catfish are slow.
GIBBONS CREEK Water clear. Black bass are good on chartreuse/black soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are very good on stinkbait, frozen shrimp, and live bait.
GRANBURY Water murky; 66–70 degrees; 10.24' low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastic worms and lizards. Striped bass are good on green striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows, hellbenders, and pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and live minnows.
GRAPEVINE Water clear; 49–54 degrees; 12.42' low. Black bass are fair on shakyheads and drop shot Reaction Innovations Trixie Worms in California 420 near floating docks. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
JOE POOL Water clear; 49–52 degrees; 1.95' low. Black bass are fair on weightless Senkos and soft plastic jerkbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad and rod and reel.
LAVON Water lightly stained; 50–53 degrees; 12.77' low. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits and chartreuse/white spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on slabs and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and tube jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
LEWISVILLE Water lightly stained; 49–53 degrees; 7.39' low. Black bass are slow on chartreuse and black shallow to medium crankbaits. Suspending jerkbaits effective as well. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
NAVARRO MILLS Water stained; 67–71 degrees; 1.88' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Rat–L–Traps, crankbaits, and soft plastics. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
PALESTINE Water clear; 50–54 degrees; 0.71' low. Black bass are fair on shakyheads and drop shots around docks. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
PROCTOR Water murky; 67–71 degrees; 12.47' low. Black bass are good on purple, black/yellow, and chartreuse soft plastic worms. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good but small on jigging spoons. Crappie are good on minnows in 12–15 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut shad and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
RAY HUBBARD Water clear; 50–53 degrees; 10.27' low. Black bass are good on crankbaits and suspending jerkbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
RAY ROBERTS Water clear; 49–52 degrees; 7.84' low. Black bass are fair on umbrella rigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
RICHLAND CHAMBERS Water lightly stained; 51–54 degrees; 10.25' low. Black bass are slow on green pumpkin shakyheads and Senkos. White bass are slow on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 67–71 degrees; 0.73' low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on pet spoons and Charlie slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and green/black jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait, liver, and cheesebait. Yellow catfish are slow.
STILLHOUSE Water murky; 68–72 degrees; 13.50' low. Black bass are good on perch colored Rat–L–Traps, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows in 40 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows, hot dogs, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
TAWAKONI Water stained; 50–54 degrees; 11.91' low. Black bass are slow on flipping jigs and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow on minnows. Striped bass and hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines. Please call ahead to verify access at ramp of your choice. Lake access is severely limited due to low water.
TEXOMA Water clear; 49–53 degrees; 6.73' low. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits and shakyhead worms in green pumpkin. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Striped bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
WEATHERFORD Water clear; 51–54 degrees; 8.44' low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.
WHITNEY Water murky; 66–70 degrees; 10.53' low. Black bass are good on watermelon red spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and topwaters early and late. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are good on minnows, pet spoons, and hellbenders. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on liver, stinkbait, and nightcrawlers.
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