Prairies & Lakes Region Week of November 30, 2016

Athens
Water lightly stained; 60–63 degrees; 0.69' low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, flukes and weightless Senkos. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait and rod and reel.
Bastrop
Water stained; 71–75 degrees. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Belton
Water stained; 70–74 degrees; 0.29' high. Black bass are good on dark soft plastic worms in coves. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows at night. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Bonham
Water lightly stained; 61–64 degrees; 2.71' low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, jigs and Texas rig soft plastics. Crappie are good on brush piles with jigs and jigs. Catfish are good on cut bait.
Bridgeport
Water lightly stained, 60–64 degrees: 0.04' high. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
Cedar Creek
Water lightly stained; 61–64 degrees; 1.80' low. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Cooper
Water stained to muddy; 3.47' 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.
Fayette
Water murky. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged soft plastic worms, topwaters, and shad colored crankbaits. Channel and blue catfish are slow.
Gibbons Creek
Water stained. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait and live bait.
Granbury
Water stained; 73–77 degrees; 0.03' low. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on hellbenders and pet spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are fair on shrimp and live minnows.
Grapevine
Water lightly stained; 60–63 degrees; 0.17' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged soft plastics and squarebill crankbaits. White bass and hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on prepared bait.
Joe Pool
Water lightly stained; 62–65 degrees; 0.81' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, shakyheads and soft jerkbaits. White bass are good on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Lavon
Water stained; 62–65 degrees: 3.20' low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs and flipping jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
Lewisville
Water lightly stained; 61–64 degrees; 0.04' high. Black bass are fair on shakyhead worms, Flukes and squarebill crankbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Navarro Mills
Water stained; 72–76 degrees; 0.18' low. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs at the fishing docks in Liberty Hill Park. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Blue catfish are fair on shad and perch. Yellow catfish are slow.
Palestine
Water lightly stained; 61–64 degrees; 1.87' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, finesse jigs and soft jerkbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Proctor
Water stained; 71–75 degrees; 0.73' low. Black bass are good on watermelon red soft plastic worms and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are very good on stinkbait and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
Ray Hubbard
Water lightly stained; 62–65 degrees; 0.75' low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits, wakebaits and shakyhead worms. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
Ray Roberts
Water lightly stained; 61–64 degrees; 0.29' high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, spinnerbaits and Carolina rigged creature baits. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
Richland Chambers
Water lightly stained; 62–65 degrees; 1.32' low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs and Texas rigged worms. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
Somerville
Water murky; 72–76 degrees; 0.16' high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are good on small watermelon spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on chicken livers and doughbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.
Stillhouse
Water murky; 70–74 degrees; 0.29' high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on minnows and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.
Tawakoni
Water stained; 62–65 degrees; 2.47' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws and flipping jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Texoma
Water stained; 61–64 degrees; 1.40' high. Black bass are good on jerkbaits, medium crankbaits and shakyhead worms. Crappie are good on minnows. Striped bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Weatherford
Water lightly stained; 0.74' low. No report available.
Whitney
Water stained; 70–74 degrees; 1.90' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink/white tube jigs. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp and stinkbait.

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