Fishing Reports for Week of October 29, 2014

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ATHENS Water clear; 71–74 degrees; 1.69' low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin Texas rig worms and craws as well as Yellow Magic topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
BASTROP Water stained; 77–81 degrees. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Crappie are very good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on bait shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
BELTON Water murky; 73–77 degrees; 11.80' low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits near the bank and trolling Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. White bass are good on silver jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows at night. Channel and blue catfish are good on Spam and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are good on live perch and live shad.
BONHAM Water stained, 70–75 degrees; 2.90' low. Black bass are slow along creek channel and on the rocks with shad pattern crankbaits and Texas rigged soft plastics. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs along bridge pilings and deeper points with brush. Catfish are good along the rocks on shrimp, chicken livers and stinkbait.
BRIDGEPORT Water lightly stained, 70–73 degrees; 23.73' low. Black bass are fair on shad pattern squarebills and Texas rigged Speed Craws in green pumpkin around shallow wood and brush. Crappie are good on minnows near brush piles. White bass are good on topwaters and slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Channel catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
CEDAR CREEK Water clear; 69–73 degrees; 5.45' low. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits in shad patterns near docks and shallow cover. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
COOPER Water clear; 80–84 degrees; 11.77' 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 green pumpkin spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Red ear perch are good on worms. Channel and blue catfish are slow.
GIBBONS CREEK Water clear. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are fair on minnows and hot dogs.
GRANBURY Water murky; 74–78 degrees; 9.75' low. Black bass are good on shad colored spinnerbaits and crankbaits, and on topwaters early and late. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows, hellbenders, and silver spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait, liver, and nightcrawlers.
GRAPEVINE Water clear; 69–73 degrees; 11.77' low. Black bass are fair on topwaters and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
JOE POOL Water clear; 71–74 degrees; 1.72' low. Black bass are fair on shad pattern shallow crankbaits and soft plastic jerkbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on topwaters. Catfish are fair on cut shad.
LAVON Water lightly stained; 71–75 degrees; 12.62' low. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are slow on slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
LEWISVILLE Water lightly stained; 70–74 degrees; 7.08' low. Black bass are good on chartreuse and black shallow to medium crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines.
NAVARRO MILLS Water stained; 74–78 degrees; 1.70' low. Black bass are fair on topwaters and shallow running crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on live and frozen shad. Yellow catfish are fair on perch.
PALESTINE Water clear; 69–73 degrees; 0.84' low. Black bass are slow on swim jigs and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
PROCTOR Water murky; 76–80 degrees; 12.51' low. Black bass are good on watermelon/chartreuse tailed soft plastics. Striped bass are fair on white pearl crankbaits. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on goldfish, stinkbait, shrimp, and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
RAY HUBBARD Water clear; 71–74 degrees; 9.86' low. Black bass are slow on medium crankbaits and small swimbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
RAY ROBERTS Water clear; 70–73 degrees; 7.40' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws and worms. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on topwaters and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
RICHLAND CHAMBERS Water lightly stained; 70–74 degrees; 9.68' low. Black bass are slow on green pumpkin shakyheads and Senkos. White bass are good on topwaters and slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 74–78 degrees; 0.97' low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on minnows at night. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
STILLHOUSE Water murky; 73–77 degrees; 12.86' low. Black bass are good on chrome Tiny Torpedoes and on cotton candy and watermelon red soft plastic worms. White bass are good on white/chartreuse little roadrunners and Li'l Fishies. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and night crawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
TAWAKONI Water stained; 72–75 degrees; 11.40' low. Black bass are slow on flipping jigs and swimjigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on topwaters and small crankbaits. Striped bass and hybrid striper are fair on topwaters. Catfish are good 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; 70–74 degrees; 6.61' low. Black bass are good on topwaters, medium crankbaits and shakyhead worms. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Striped bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
WEATHERFORD Water clear; 70–73 degrees; 8.92' low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.
WHITNEY Water murky; 73–77 degrees; 10.22' low. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits, and on topwaters early. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on frozen shrimp, liver, and live bait.

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