Prairies & Lakes Region Week of November 15, 2017

Athens
Water lightly stained; 64–67 degrees; 0.85' low. Black bass are fair on football jigs, bladed jigs and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
Bastrop
Water stained; 73–77 degrees. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Belton
Water stained; 74–78 degrees; 2.31' low. Black bass are fair on black/blue spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on hot dogs and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
Benbrook
Water stained; 65–68 degrees; 3.74' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, drop shot rigs and squarebill crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on Little Georges and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
Bonham
Water stained; 62–66 degrees; 1.28 low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws on boat docks and near reeds. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs near brush piles. Catfish are good along creek channel with punch bait and prepared bait.
Bridgeport
Water clear, 63–65 degrees: 2.77' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, squarebill crankbaits and shakyhead worms. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Cedar Creek
Water lightly stained; 63–66 degrees; 1.85' low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits, Texas rigged craws and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and minnows.
Cooper
Water stained; 74–78 degrees; 1.53' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms, bladed jigs and swim jigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Hybrid striper and white bass are good on slabs and minnows.
Eagle Mountain
Water lightly stained; 63–66 degrees; 1.42' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, spinnerbaits and shakyhead worms. Crappie are fair on white jigs, Catfish are fair on rod and reel and prepared bait.
Fairfield
Water fairly clear. Black bass are fair on swim jigs, Texas rigged craws and bladed jigs along shoreline vegetation.
Fayette
Water murky. Black bass are good on watermelon and redbug Carolina rigged worms, and on topwaters and shallow running crankbaits over grass. Channel and blue catfish are slow.
Gibbons Creek
Water stained. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps, crankbaits and soft plastic worms. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on doughbait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers.
Granbury
Water stained; 73–77 degrees; 0.27' low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms and lizards. Striped bass are good on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows, hellbenders, and pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on hot dogs, shrimp, and live minnows.
Grapevine
Water lightly stained; 62–65 degrees; 0.77' low. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Flukes. White bass and hybrid bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Joe Pool
Water lightly stained; 61–65 degrees; 0.97' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, bladed jigs and shakyheads. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Lavon
Water stained; 62–66 degrees: 2.60' low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, Texas rigged craws and bladed jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
Lewisville
Water lightly stained; 61–64 degrees; 1.55' low. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits and shakyhead worms. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Navarro Mills
Water stained; 74–78 degrees; 1.56' low. Black bass are good on soft plastic worms below the dam. White bass are fair on slabs and spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait. Blue catfish are good on shad and perch. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.
Palestine
Water lightly stained; 61–65 degrees; 0.99' low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, swim jigs and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Proctor
Water murky; 73–77 degrees; 2.54' low. Black bass are good on purple, black/yellow, and black/chartreuse soft plastic worms. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on jigging spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut shad and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
Ray Hubbard
Water lightly stained; 62–66 degrees; 1.67' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, and shakyhead worms. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Ray Roberts
Water lightly stained; 61–64 degrees; 0.89' low. Black bass are good on bladed jigs, Texas rigged craws and medium crankbaits. White bass are good on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
Richland Chambers
Water lightly stained; 61–65 degrees; 2.19' low. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits, Texas rigged craws and weightless Flukes. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Somerville
Water murky; 75–79 degrees; 0.67' high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. 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; 74–78 degrees; 2.29' low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin Rat–L–Traps and crankbaits. White bass are fair on jigging spoons and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.
Tawakoni
Water stained; 62–66 degrees; 0.95' low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and punch bait.
Texoma
Water lightly stained; 61–64 degrees; 1.46' high. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits, shallow crankbaits and shakyhead worms. Crappie are fair on minnows. Striped bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
Weatherford
Water lightly stained; 61–65 degrees; 1.80' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms, shakyhead worms and finesse jigs. Crappie are good on minnows on docks. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
Whitney
Water stained; 75–79 degrees; 4.47' low. Black bass are good on watermelon red spinnerbaits and crankbaits, and on 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 shrimp, stinkbait, and nightcrawlers.

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