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Posted: Jan 2, 2013 2:00 PM

Updated: Jan 2, 2013 2:01 PM

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Jan. 2 and also available on the Internet at http://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water lightly stained; 68-72 degrees. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water clear; 64-68 degrees; 6.74' low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD: Water lightly stained; 61-65 degrees; 10.39' low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/black jigs, small crankbaits, and watermelon red 4" worms over brush piles in 10-20 feet. Hybrid striper are fair on green striper jigs. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies and watermelon red crankbaits under lighted docks at night. Crappie are good on Li'l Fishies and minnows over brush piles in 10-20 feet. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait, minnows and shrimp in 10-20 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water stained; 65-69 degrees; 28.07' low. Black bass are good on black Curb's hair jigs, tequila sunrise JDC curl tail grubs on jigheads, and suspending crankbaits over rock piles in 8-18 feet. Striped bass are good on white striper jigs, and jigging Spoiler Shad swim baits and Pirk Minnows near Garrett Island in 20-30 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE: Water lightly stained; 66-70 degrees; 8.92' low. Black bass are good on watermelon red crankbaits, pumpkinseed worms, and watermelon tubes on jigheads along bluffs. Striped bass are fair trolling Gizz 4's on down riggers over humps in the lower end of the lake in 40-60 feet. White bass are fair but small on white spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Smallmouth bass are very good on Tomato Red JDC grubs and smoke/red flake tubes on jigheads. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water lightly stained; 65-69 degrees; 13.44' low. Black bass are good on watermelon Rat-L-Traps and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on white striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water stained. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits over grass, and on watermelon Carolina rigged worms. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and minnows over baited holes.

GRANBURY: Water stained; 63-67 degrees; 5.71' low. Black bass are good on chartreuse/blue flake soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on small spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp, stinkbait, and liver.

GRANGER: Water stained; 65-69 degrees; 1.19' low. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are fair on shrimp and prepared baits in 6-15 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water clear; 66-70 degrees; 0.23' low. Black bass are good on black/blue Curb's jigs and PBJ colored Snag Proof jigs. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair to good on Pirk Minnows and Li'l Fishies in the channel near the power plant. Crappie are fair on minnows in brush piles and under heated docks. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and nightcrawlers. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water lightly stained; 64-68 degrees; 2.84' low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows in 9-15 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water lightly stained; 64-68 degrees; 5.29' low. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and soft plastics. Striped bass are fair on green striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shad and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 65-69 degrees; 2.50' low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and green/black tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on bloodbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water stained; 65-69 degrees; 5.88' low. Black bass are fair on minnows and watermelon seed worms. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water clear; 65-69 degrees; 49.96' low. Black bass are good on chrome jigging spoons, black jigs, and smoke grubs in 28-45 feet. Striped bass are fair on chrome spoons in 30-40 feet. White bass are good on minnows and chrome jigging spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and cut bait in 30-48 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water lightly stained; 64-68 degrees; 9.00' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp, minnows, and stinkbait.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water clear, 52-57 degrees; 3.53' low. Black bass are slow on lipless crankbaits around shallow grass and football jigs along deeper points. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on prepared bait and cut shad.

BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 51-56 degrees; 5.73' low. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits and vibrating jigs around shallow stumps. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut bait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water clear; 50-55 degrees; 15.02' low. Black bass are slow on shaky heads with green pumpkin finesse worms around docks in 6-10'. Drop shots with Xcite worms are working as well. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are slow on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Channel catfish are slow on trotlines.

CADDO: Water stained; 52-57 degrees; 0.65' low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged soft plastics around stumps. Green pumpkin worms have been best. White and yellow bass are slow on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines. All boaters and anglers should be aware of new TPWD regulations to prevent the spread of invasive species see: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/fish_hunt/fish/exotic.phtml

CEDAR CREEK: Water clear; 51-56 degrees; 3.87' low. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits around any shallow docks. Black and blue Darkhorse flipping jigs are effective as well. White bass are slow on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on live shad. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.

COOPER: Water clear; 52-56 degrees; 7.04' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged soft plastics and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. Catfish are good on cut bait on trotlines.

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.

FORK: Water clear; 51-55 degrees; 4.51' low. Black bass are good on black/blue Darkhorse jigs along channel bends. Deep water bite good with Carolina rigs and football jigs. Yellow bass are slow on smaller spoons. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and cut shad.

GRAPEVINE: Water clear; 50-55 degrees; 7.39' low. Black bass are slow on football jigs around main lake points and shallow cover. Texas rigged soft plastics and finesse jigs are best later in the day. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and jigs. Catfish are fair on cut shad.

JOE POOL: Water clear; 52-56 degrees; 2.69' low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged soft plastic creature baits in watermelon red. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and jigs. Catfish are good on prepared baits.

LAKE O' THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 52-57 degrees; 3.49' low. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs around grass and shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines. All boaters and anglers should be aware of new TPWD regulations to prevent the spread of invasive species see: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/fish_hunt/fish/exotic.phtml

LAVON: Water lightly stained; 52-57 degrees; 9.40' low. Black bass are slow on black/chartreuse flipping jigs around shallow cover. Some deeper fish being caught off main lake points on football jigs. White bass are slow on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on cut shad. All boaters and anglers should be aware of new TPWD regulations to prevent the spread of invasive species see: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/fish_hunt/fish/exotic.phtml

LEWISVILLE: Water clear; 51-55 degrees; 6.27' low. Black bass are slow on shakyheads around marinas and football jigs along main lake points. Suspending jerkbaits around larger rock is effective late. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs and jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut shad.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 52-57 degrees; 4.63' low. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits around shallow cover. Any type of shallow cover seems best. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow on slabs. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut shad.

MONTICELLO: Water fairly clear; 61-65 degrees; 0.31' high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged soft plastics and black and blue jigs around stumps. Squarebill crankbaits are good midday. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on cut bait.

PALESTINE: Water clear; 51-55 degrees; 1.64' low. Black bass are fair on black/blue jigs and shaky heads around docks. Finesse worms in watermelon blue are best. Crappie are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.

RAY HUBBARD: Water clear; 52-56 degrees; 4.09' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged plastics around deep rocks. Football head jigs and deep diving crankbaits are effective as well. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on cut shad.

RAY ROBERTS: Water clear; 50-55 degrees; 3.95' low. Black bass are slow on Rat-L-Traps and Texas rigged soft plastic baits along edge of grass lines. Carolina rigs are effective as well. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on prepared bait or live shad.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water clear; 52-56 degrees; 5.01' low. Black bass are fair on weightless soft plastics and shakyheads around docks. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on prepared bait.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 53-57 degrees; 4.67' low. Black bass are slow on white bladed jigs and California 420 color flipping jigs around docks midday bite has been best. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are slow on slabs. Striped bass and hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut bait.

TEXOMA: Water clear; 49-54 degrees; 5.46' low. Black bass are slow on medium diving crankbaits and suspending jerkbaits along main lake points. Good numbers of fish reported on Rat-L-Traps as well. Striped bass are slow on slabs. Catfish are slow on cut bait. All boaters and anglers should be aware of new TPWD regulations to prevent the spread of invasive species - see: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/fish_hunt/fish/exotic.phtml

WEATHERFORD: Water clear; 51-56 degrees; 7.15' low. Black bass are slow on shakyheads and finesse jigs around docks. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on prepared bait. White bass are good on slabs and live minnows.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water lightly stained; 52-57 degrees; 3.07' high. Black bass are fair on vibrating jigs and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait. All boaters and anglers should be aware of new TPWD regulations to prevent the spread of invasive species - see: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/fish_hunt/fish/exotic.phtml

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water clear; 66-70 degrees; 37.92' low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, jerkbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are good on slabs, spoons, and jigs in 30-65 feet. White bass are good on slabs, spoons, and jigs in 30-65 feet. Catfish are good on shrimp, chicken livers, nightcrawlers, and cheesebait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.

BRAUNIG: Water clear. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits, dark soft plastic worms, and minnows in the reeds and near the dam. Striped bass are good on spoons in deeper water. Redfish are fair on perch, shad, and silver spoons. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver, shrimp, perch, and shad.

CALAVERAS: Water clear. Black bass are good on dark soft plastic worms, live minnows, and crankbaits around reed beds and near the dam. Striped bass are good on shad near the dam in 15-20 feet. Redfish are fair on live perch, shad, tilapia, and crawfish. Channel catfish are good on liver, shrimp, and minnows. Blue catfish are good on liver and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water clear; 69-73 degrees; 17.24' low. Black bass are good on watermelon jigs and large soft plastic lizards in the grass, and fair on crankbaits. White bass are fair on minnows upriver. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLETO CREEK: Water clear; 3.62' low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait and liver. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.

FALCON: Water murky; 71-75 degrees; 33.87' low. Black bass are fair slow rolling spinnerbaits, and on large worms in 12-18 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on frozen shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not

SOUTHEAST

CONROE: Water clear; 64-68 degrees; 3.29' low. Black bass are good on watermelon and watermelon red soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are slow.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water clear. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 59-63 degrees; 0.30' low. Black bass to 5 pounds are good on soft plastic worms near the marina in 12 feet, and on bream colored jigs near the dam over brush piles in 16 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse jigs near the dam around brush in 20-30 feet. Bream are slow. Catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 66-70 degrees; 0.48' low. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water lightly stained; 65-69 degrees; 4.59' low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed soft plastics worms, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on live minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are fair on shrimp and nightcrawlers.

STEINHAGEN: 1.12' high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water lightly stained; 65-69 degrees; 3.94' low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs over brush piles. Bream are fair on worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers, shrimp, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: Water stained; 45-52 degrees; 43.47' low. No report available.

MACKENZIE: Water stained; 44-53 degrees; 92.48' low. No report available.

MEREDITH: 99.44' low. No report available.

PALO DURO: 53.1' low. No report available.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water lightly stained; 48-56 degrees; 10.26' low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on prepared bait.

ARROWHEAD: Water off color; 49-54 degrees; 12.07' low. Black bass are fair on white crankbaits, spinnerbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

COLORADO CITY: 16.7' low. No report available.

FT. PHANTOM HILL: Water clear; 47-54 degrees; 11.16' low. Black bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps, Texas rigs, jigs and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 47-54 degrees; 20.1' low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters, shad pattern crankbaits, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs over brush piles. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.

NASWORTHY: No report available.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 48-53 degrees; 17.46' low. Black bass are fair to good on chrome Rat-L-Traps, Texas rigs, shad pattern crankbaits and shaky heads. Crappie are good on jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Catfish are good on chartreuse (use Worm-Glo) nightcrawlers.

O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 48-54 degrees; 34.46' low. Black bass are fair to good on Rat-L-Traps, Texas rigs, chatterbaits and shaky heads. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water fairly clear; 49-54 degrees; 9.81' low. Black bass are fair to good on shallow running crankbaits, Texas rigs, jigs and drop shot rigs. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and nightcrawlers.

SPENCE: 63.19' low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 8.35' low. No report available.

SWEETWATER: Water murky; 46-53 degrees; 18.64' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and chartreuse (use Worm-Glo) nightcrawlers.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 45-52 degrees; 29.65' low. No report available.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Redfish are fair to good at the discharge canal on peeled shrimp. Black drum are fair around rock groins. Sand trout are good in the deep holes on shrimp.

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

BOLIVAR: Sand trout are fair to good in the ICW on shrimp. Black drum and redfish are good at Rollover Pass.

TRINITY BAY: Redfish are fair to good in the bayous for waders tossing plastics. Redfish are good at the spillway on crabs and mullet. Trout are fair around the wells on Gulps worked slowly on the bottom.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair over deep mud and structures on MirrOlures. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp.

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

TEXAS CITY: Redfish are fair to good in the holes in Moses Lake on shrimp and crabs. Sand trout and whiting are fair on shrimp from the Dike.

FREEPORT: Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs. Redfish are fair in Cold Pass and San Luis pass on cracked blue crabs.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell when the winds allows. Redfish are fair on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Redfish are fair on the south shoreline in the guts and bayous. Sheepshead are fair around piers and rocks on shrimp.

PORT O'CONNOR: Redfish are fair on Corkies over soft mud and drop-offs near reefs on plastics. Redfish are fair at the mouths of drains on soft plastics and gold spoons.

ROCKPORT: Redfish are fair to good at California Hole on shrimp. Trout are fair on the edge of the ICW on glow DOA Shrimp and Gulps.

PORT ARANSAS: Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the channel on Gulps and mullet. Sand trout are good on shrimp in the channel.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Redfish are fair good in the Humble Channel and around Emmords Hole on crabs and shrimp. Trout are best on the edge of the flats on live shrimp and DOA Shrimp.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are fair to good in mud and rocks on Corkies and Catch 2000s. Redfish are fair on the edge of the Land Cut on plastics tipped with shrimp and Gulps.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are fair to good on DOA Shrimp around grass holes. Trout and redfish are fair on muddy shorelines and on the edge of the ICW on Corkies, Gulps and soft plastics.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout and redfish are fair on the edge of the Intracoastal on DOA Shrimp and Gulps. Redfish, black drum and mangrove snapper are fair to good in the channel on shrimp.

PORT ISABEL: Trout are fair on the edge of the flats on soft plastics and imitation shrimp. Redfish are fair to good at Stovers and Lookout on TTF Flats Minnows and Gulps.

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