Texas Fishing Report for November 12th

Here is the latest fisheries report provided by Texas Parks and Wildlife for November 12th. If there are locations that were not included and you would like to see them included, please email [email protected] with requests.


WELL. water spotted; 70 degrees; 36.82 feet low. Bass continue to bite the fall pattern. Shad colored baits work well with Texas rigged plastics in watermelon and pumpkin seeds. Report by Captain Olin Jensen, Jensen’s Guide Service.

Panhandle/Plains region

Alan Henry

INDUSTRIAL FAIR. water clear; 64 degrees; 9.51 feet low. Cooler weather and water temperatures have resulted in the fish eating flat bait fish. Crappie are good on minnows about brush 22-30 feet of water on jigs and minnows. Reported by Randy Britton, Lake Alan Henry Crappie Guide.


WELL. water slightly stained; 62 degrees; 5.68 feet low. Fishing patterns are similar. Catfish can be caught floating in the main body of the lake, and in shallows with freshly cut allis shad. Crappie are good in the derricks and bush clumps in 10-15 feet of water. Report by Brandon Brown, Brown’s Guide Service.


WELL. water spotted; 70 degrees; 7.93 feet low. Channel catfish and bass are good in 15 foot water with live bass. Crappie are good after sundown with minnows in 20 feet of water. Report by Jason Miller, Lake Cisco Rentals.


INDUSTRIAL FAIR. Slightly stained; 67 degrees; 5.75 feet low. Hybrid striped bass are good on rattle traps and slabs. Crappie are fair with jigs or minnows on brush piles. Perch are fair on topwater, jerkbaits and crankbaits in and around the vegetation.

feet phantom hill

WELL. water spotted; 66 degrees; 6.51 feet low. White bass are good on plates and spoons. Crappie are fair on the main lake structure with minnows and small jigs. Catfish are good with cut baits.

Hubbard Creek

GREAT. water spotted; 64 degrees; 6.95 feet low. White bass will be excellent from now through December. Aim for large active schools in 20-30 feet of water on the main lake structure. They will hit anything you throw at plates, rooster tails, roadrunners or spoons. Report by Clayton Lohse, Respect the Fish Guide Service.

Miller’s Creek

WELL. water spotted; 65 degrees; 5.34 feet low. Bass is good on soft plastic and topwater on vegetation. Crappie are good on standing wood and brush piles with minnows and small jigs. Catfish are good for cut baits and cheese baits. White bass are fair on platters and spoons.

wet worthy

WELL. water cloudy; 69 degrees. 1.03 feet low. Fishing patterns are similar. Perch are fair in the reeds and around boat docks with soft plastics, jigs and spinnerbaits. Crappie is good in the reeds, around docks and around the bridge pilings with black and yellow-green crappie jigs and minnows. Catfish are good down the dam and up the river with cut baits and stink baits. Report from the Angelo State Fishing Team.

OC Fischer

SLOW. water spotted; 67 degrees; 47.82 feet low. The lake level is very low and fishing is slow for all species. No reports due to few anglers on the water. Fishing from the shore is the best choice, or using a kayak or a flat-bottomed boat that can be launched in a foot of water.

OH Ivie

WELL. water spotted; 65 degrees; 23.07 feet low. White bass are good with live baits and crankbaits. Crappie great with jigs and minnows. Largemouth bass are slow to good. Catfish do well with prepared baits, cut baits and live baits. Report by Concho Park and Marina.
Possum kingdom

WELL. water slightly stained; 66 degrees; 5.82 feet low. Striped bass is hit-or-miss trolling with live bait in 20-40 feet of water. If you are using plates, chartreuse and white are good colors. Sandfish are slow-moving and use chartreuse, white and silver plates in 10-25 feet of water. Catfish are great, cut shad is the best bait. For smaller catfish baits, holes 2-20 feet deep with beef cubes or sour maze are good. Water clarity is 2-4 feet. Report by TJ Ranft, Ranft Guide Service.


SLOW. water spotted; 70 degrees. 43.79 feet low. Bass are in 12 feet of water and will bite plastic. Catfish bite is good for cheese baits and cut baits. Be safe and wear your life jacket. Bill Brasher Bronte Fishing Guide Service.

Twin Buttes

INDUSTRIAL FAIR. water stained. 72 degrees; 22.54 feet low. The solid cold front we’ve been waiting for is finally in the forecast this weekend. Fish are scattered, but that cold front should train them with bigger fish in the game. White bass and crappie are fair in open water in 20-32 feet of water on the margins, good for live minnows. Channel catfish are anywhere from 12 to 30 feet water punch lures and nightcrawlers fair. Largemouth bass are fair with few reports of catches in the brush but the cold water should lure them out if they follow the baitfish. Report by Captain Michael Peterson, 4 Reel Fun Guide Service.

hill country


SLOW. water slightly stained; 61-66 degrees; 8.05 feet low. Bass are slow to 3.75 pounds in 5-10 feet of water on jigs and topwaters early in the day and late in 1-5 feet of water on the flats. Squarebill crankbaits and wobbly heads around docks with brush. Crappie up to a pound are slow on minnows and jigs on brush piles. White bass are slow on jigs under the lights. Catfish are slow on cut baits and perch.


GREAT. water slightly stained; 64 degrees; 17.75 feet low. Catfish also does well with cut shads or punch baits in 6-12 feet of water. Crappie are good in 8-14 foot water on chartreuse jigs. Report by Jess Rotherham, Texas Crappie Fishing Service.


WELL. water spotted; 67 degrees; 0.18 feet low. Catfish do great with punch baits in 20-25 feet of water. Crappie continues to do well with chartreuse jigs in 16-22 foot water. Report by Jess Rotherham, Texas Crappie Fishing Service.