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Texas Fishing Report

November 8, 2018

The weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Nov. 7 and also available on the internet at http://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

AUSTIN: Water stained; 65-71 degrees; 0.5 feet low. Black bass are slow to fair on Texas rigs, shakyheads and lipless crankbaits. Sunfish are slow to fair on cut nightcrawlers and corn. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and cut shad.

BASTROP: Water stained; 75-79 degrees. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 70-74 degrees; 13.23 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; 72-76 degrees; 0.77 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; 74-78 degrees; 1.93 feet low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 77-81 degrees; 1.03 feet high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water murky; 76-80 degrees; 0.29 feet high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 74-78 degrees; 0.07 feet low. Black bass are fair on shad colored spinnerbaits and crankbaits. 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 slow.

GRANGER: Water murky; 75-79 degrees; 4.51 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water murky; 76-80 degrees; 1.02 feet low. Black bass are fair on buzzbaits and wacky rigged green pumpkin Whacky Sticks under boat docks. Striped bass are good on soft plastics and Li’l Fishies 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 dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair to good on trotlines baited with live bait.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water murky; 74-78 degrees; 10.89 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 72-76 degrees; 3.79 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; 77-81 degrees; 2.40 feet high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Perch are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE HOLLOW: Water murky; 71-75 degrees; 13.17 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 75-79 degrees; 1.85 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.

WALTER E. LONG: Water murky. 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.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 74-78 degrees; 10.41 feet high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water clear to lightly stained; 63-66 degrees; 0.09 feet low. Black bass are good on topwaters, buzzbaits and white spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BENBROOK: Water stained to muddy; 62-66 degrees; 10.55 feet high. Black bass are slow on squarebill crankbaits, bladed jigs and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are slow on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BOB SANDLIN: Water lightly stained; 64-67 degrees; 0.23 feet high. Black bass are good on buzzfrogs, Texas rigged craws and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water stained; 62-64 degrees; 0.27 feet high. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits, topwaters, and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are good on brush piles on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BRIDGEPORT: Water lightly stained to stained; 63-66 degrees: 0.36 feet high. Black bass are good on Megabass S Cranks and shallow crankbaits along rocky points. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

CADDO: Water lightly stained; 65-68 degrees; 0.90 feet high. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits, buzz frogs and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

CEDAR CREEK: Water lightly stained; 62-65 degrees, 0.23 feet high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, Texas rigged craws and squarebill crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs.

COOPER: Water stained to muddy; 77-85 degrees; 0.71 feet high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, bladed jigs and Texas rigged worms. Crappie are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper and white bass are fair on slabs.

EAGLE MOUNTAIN: Water lightly stained; 62-65 degrees; 0.39 feet high. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

FAIRFIELD: Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, bladed jigs and topwater poppers. No report on other species.

FORK: Water lightly stained; 62-66 degrees; 0.20 feet high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, Carolina rigged creature baits, and shallow crankbaits. White and yellow bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

GRAPEVINE: Water stained to muddy; 62-65 degrees; 13.91 feet high. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits, bladed jigs and medium crankbaits. White bass and hybrid bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines. Please call ahead to confirm ramps are open.

JOE POOL: Water stained to muddy; 62-66 degrees; 5.44 feet high. Black bass are slow on spinnerbaits, Texas rigged creature baits and bladed jigs. White bass are slow on slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines. Please call ahead to confirm ramps are open.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 64-67 degrees: 0.73 feet high. Black bass are good on bladed jigs, black buzzbaits and Texas rigged craws. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

LAVON: Water stained to muddy; 63-66 degrees: 9.30 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, shallow crankbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines. Please call ahead to confirm ramps are open.

LEWISVILLE: Water stained to muddy; 62-65 degrees; 5.72 feet high. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits, bladed jigs and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines. Please call ahead to confirm ramps are open.

MARTIN CREEK: Water lightly stained; 80-88 degrees; 0.01 feet low. Black bass are good on buzz frogs, buzzbaits and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water stained; 62-66 degrees; 2.27 feet low. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits, black and blue jigs and shakeyhead worms. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

PALESTINE: Water lightly stained; 61-64 degrees; 0.53 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, shakeyhead worms and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water lightly stained; 62-66 degrees; 0.08 feet high. Black bass are fair on crankbaits, Texas rigged craws and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water stained to muddy: 61-65 degrees; 5.96 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, bladed jigs and squarebill crankbaits. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines. Please call ahead to confirm ramps are open.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 63-66 degrees; 0.42 feet high. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits, swim jigs and finesse jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained to muddy; 63-66 degrees; 1.31 feet high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, spinnerbaits and Texas rigged creature baits. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TEXOMA: Water stained to muddy; 61-64 degrees; 6.69 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, bladed jigs and white spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Striped bass are good on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines. Please call ahead to confirm ramps are open.

WEATHERFORD: Water stained; 62-64 degrees; 0.03 feet low. Black bass are good on shakyhead worms, Texas rigged craws and weightless Senkos. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained to muddy; 64-66 degrees; 5.24 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, bladed jigs and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water murky; 75-79 degrees; 27.58 feet low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow. 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 slow. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are slow.

CALAVERAS: Water murky. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water murky; 77-81 degrees; 14.65 feet low. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLETO CREEK: Water stained; 98 degrees at the hot water discharge, 75-79 degrees in main lake; 0.28 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

CORPUS CHRISTI LAKE: Water stained; 63-67 degrees; 0.26 feet high. Black bass are on Texas rigs, white spinnerbaits and jigs. White bass are fair to good on slabs and live minnows. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut shad.

FALCON: Water murky; 74-78 degrees; 24.20 feet low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.

TEXANA: Water stained; 63-68 degrees; 0.1 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, jigs and Senkos. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

SOUTHEAST

CONROE: Water murky; 79-83 degrees; 0.56 feet high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water murky. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water murky; 75-79 degrees; 0.46 feet high. Black bass are fair on shad colored soft plastics near boat docks in 10 feet early. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows in 12 feet. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on juglines baited with worms and shad near the islands. Yellow catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water stained; 76-80 degrees; 1.71 feet high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water stained; 77-81 degrees; 1.98 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastic worms and chartreuse crankbaits. White bass are good on slabs and white/gold spoons. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on live bait, shrimp, and punchbait.

STEINHAGEN: 0.69 feet low. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water stained; 78-82 degrees; 3.41 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, flukes, and topwaters early and late. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows in 12-15 feet. Bream are good on nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: Water off color; 44-52 degrees; 36.34 feet low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

MACKENZIE: Water stained; 41-47 degrees; 77.78 feet low. Black bass are fair on slow rolled spinnerbaits, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on split shot weighted minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

MEREDITH: Water fairly clear; 41-48 degrees; 49.27 feet low. No reports on black bass. No reports of smallmouth. There are a few reports of walleye being caught on live bait and artificials. Bream and channel catfish are being caught in limited numbers.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water clear main lake, stained up the river; 52-58 degrees; 3.93 feet low. Black bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps, Texas rigs and spoons. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow.

ARROWHEAD: Water stained; 46-52 degrees; 0.23 feet high. Black bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.

COLORADO CITY: Water fairly clear; 44-50 degrees; 11.86 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, jigs and Suspending Rogues. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water stained; 43-51 degrees; 1.01 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, shakyheads and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows around deeper structure. Catfish are good on live and cut bait.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water stained; 43-48 degrees; 0.15 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and drop shit rigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on live and cut bait.

NASWORTHY: Water stained; 42-49 degrees; 0.68 feet low. Black bass are fair on slow rolled spinnerbaits, Texas rigs and lipless crankbaits. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on live bait and nightcrawlers.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 43-50 degrees; 0.83 feet high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on live and cut bait.

O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 44-52 degrees; 21.19 feet low. Black bass are fair on spoons, Texas rigs and chrome Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are good on cut and live bait.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water fairly clear; 47-53 degrees; 0.48 feet low. Black bass are slow to fair on jigs, Texas rigs and live shad. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs around structure. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are good on live and cut bait.

SPENCE: 37.53 feet low. Black bass are slow. No report on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

STAMFORD: Water stained to muddy; 42-49 degrees; 2.23 feet high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, jigs and white spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows around structure. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Blue catfish are good on cut and live bait.

SWEETWATER: Water stained; 41-48 degrees; 0.2 feet high. This lake is currently experiencing a fish kill due to golden alga. Biologists are monitoring the situation and will post updates as they become available. Fish populations have been substantially reduced by the golden alga blooms.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 43-49 degrees; 22.82 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, spoons and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are slow on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good under the birds when the wind allows on soft plastic. Redfish are good in the marsh on small topwaters and shrimp under a cork.

SOUTH SABINE: Bull redfish are good at the jetty on crabs. Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair around the Reef on live shrimp.

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: Freshwater runoff from the Trinity River has made for poor fishing.

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

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

TEXAS CITY: Bull redfish are good on mullet and crabs. Sand trout are good off the dike at night under lights. Flounder are fair along the drops on Gulps and Chicken Boy Lures.

FREEPORT: Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs. Bull redfish are good in Cold Pass and San Luis pass on cracked blue crabs. Trout are fair in Christmas Bay on shrimp over reefs.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are good for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal and Lake Austin on crabs and mullet.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Redfish are good in Oyster Lake on shrimp and mullet. Trout are fair on shell and grass on soft plastics. Flounder are fair to good on soft plastics over muddy bottoms. The Colorado River is fresh from runoff.

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

ROCKPORT: Bull redfish are good in the Lydia Ann Channel on crabs. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Redfish are good on the Estes Flats on mullet and shrimp.

PORT ARANSAS: Bull redfish are good in the Shrimpboat Channel and at the jetty on crabs and finger mullet. Redfish are good on the East Flats on topwaters and Gulps.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Redfish are fair to good around Shamrock Cove on small topwaters and spoons. Redfish are good in the Humble Channel on crabs and table shrimp.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are fair to good in mud and grass on Corkies and topwaters. Redfish are good in the Land Cut on natural baits.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are fair to good on topwaters around sand and grass holes. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes and sight-casting to the shallows. Bull redfish are good at East Cut on crabs and mullet.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout and redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on DOA Shrimp and Gulps. Sand trout, black drum and redfish are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and shad.

PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are fair to good in South Bay on live shrimp, finger mullet and topwaters. Trout are good for drifters working the flats on DOA Shrimp.

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