WELL. Water stain; 60 degrees; 35.64 feet below the pool. Winter fishing patterns remain steady. Bass are fair on deep-diving crankbaits, jigs, Carolina rigs and dropshots in deeper grass edges and river ledges in 20 to 30 feet. White and striped bass are good in the larger bays chasing bait balls in 30-60 feet of water. Tail rigs, spoons, small george, leaf baits and rattle traps in shad colors work best. Catfish are good at various depths, mainly on cheese baits and cut albacore. Report by Captain Raul Cordero, Far West Guide Service.
FAIR. Clear water; 45 degrees; 10.02 feet below the pool. Crappies are concentrating on trees in 42-47 feet of water biting well on minnows and minnows. Report provided by Randy Britton, Lake Alan Henry Crappie Guide. Bass reports using plastics or live baits near submerged cliffs, canyons and trees. Bait Kandy Corp Report
WELL. Lightly stained water; 44-50 degrees; 6.04 feet below the pool. Winter fishing patterns are similar in steady weather. Catfish are good in the main part of the lake drifting cool cut shad in about 30 feet of water. At this time of year, walleye can be caught on oil rigs and over brush piles with machines or fish. Report by Brandon Brown, Brown’s Guide Service.
WELL. Water stain; 58 degrees; 8.17 feet below the pool. Catfish are biting perch on docks and trolling lines. Bass are biting docks on perch. Report by Jason Miller, Lake Cisco Rentals.
SLOW. A little spotted; 53-58 degrees; 5.23 feet below the pool. Bass are biting on docks and in creeks on crankbaits. Crappie are found in brush piles and standing timber near streams using rigs and fish. Catfish are in deeper water biting cut bait.
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WELL. Water stain; 44-47 degrees; 6.77 feet below the pool. Fish can be found at all depths this time of year. No thermocline or set bait in 20-40 feet of water or 2 feet of water in the creek offers a variety of options. An early morning drift in deep water can produce an abundance of catfish from 10 to 35 pounds. Focus on flats with some type of nearby deck or canal ledge. Cold days with strong sunshine are great times for shallow water fishing during the winter months. Big baits will be key, so use an 8-10 inch minnow cut into two pieces. Report from local fisherman Alex Tatum.
SLOW. Water stain; 58 degrees; 45.40 feet below the pool. Few reports due to few anglers on the water.
BIG Water stained; 53 degrees; 7.43 feet below the pool. Largemouth bass are pretty shallow on senkos, with some coming down on Carolina rigs, crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on live fish and cabinets over brush and standing timber. White bass are good in creeks over slabs. Catfish are fair to live and cut algafa. .
SLOW. Water stain; 42 degrees; 54.89 feet below the pool. Winter fishing patterns are similar. Bass are slow on fish and artificials. Catfish are slow on fish and frozen halibut. Crappies are slow, but fish are the ticket here. White bass are light on minnows, and jig heads with a curly tail. Trout are good on crankbaits, worms, small spinners and flies. Walleyes are slow on fish and grubs in 35 feet of water. Please stay safe out there, watch the weather reports. Life jackets save lives. I hope this helps you enjoy Lake Meredith. Reporting by Kenneth Wysong, SharKens Honey Hole.
WELL. Water stain; 50 degrees; 5.76 feet below the pool. Bass are biting on ledges on Texas or Carolina rigs, football machines and crankbaits. Crappie are good on standing timber and brush piles with fish or small jigs. Catfish are good on cut baits and cheese baits. White bass are slow-working slabs and spoons. .
WELL. Turbid water; 50 degrees 0.94 feet below the pool. Winter fishing patterns remain steady. The bass have been slow to bite. Fish around deeper boat docks and concrete walls in the evening with soft plastics and jigs. Crappie are fair around docks and bridge pilings using black and chartreuse jigs. Catfish are fair in the dam and river on cut bait and stink bait. Water clarity is about 5 inches of visibility. Report provided by Angelo State Fisheries Team.
SLOW. Water stain; 67 degrees; 48.09 feet below the pool. Few reports and anglers fishing due to weather and low lake levels. .
WELL. Water stain; 53 degrees; 23.24 feet below the pool. Fishing patterns are similar. White bass are good on live baits and crankbaits. Fish fair with jigs and fish. Sea bass are fair. Catfish are fair on prepared baits, cut baits and live baits. Report from Concho Park and Marina. Giant bass are 50 feet of water suspended in 20-30 feet of water. Alabama rig with a five-inch swimbait, white swimbaits with albarca trailers. Rock ledges and rock piles in 20-30 feet of water. Carolina rigs and deep baits, power worms. Report by Bryan Cotter, Texas Hawgs.
SLOW. Lightly stained water; 56 degrees; 11.01 feet below the pool. Few reports of fishing while windy. Bass are good up to ten pounds on soft plastics. Crappie are good lighted docks, large rock banks, small trash piles. Report provided by Randall Pate, Sportsman’s Lodge.
WELL. Lightly stained water; 51-55 degrees; 5.94 feet below the pool. Striper fishing has been good. Catching good numbers and good size. Live bait is the key to catching them. 18-28 feet. Bass are good on slabs and live bait in 20-28 feet. Catfish are fair with cut albacore fished on or near the bottom in 5-15 feet. Water clarity remains constant in 2-6 feet of water. Report by TJ Ranft, Ranft Guide Service.
SLOW. Water stain; 55 degrees; 9.13 feet below the pool. Catfish are biting very well in 15-18 feet of water on cut or whole shad. Plenty of bait can be found close to shore almost anywhere on the lake. Seeing bigger fish in shallow water but not getting many good bites in less than 7 feet. Report by Jeffery Sojourner, Sojourner Fishing LLC.
SLOW. Water stain; 50 degrees 44.61 feet below the pool. Target catfish in deeper water drifting with cut baits or in holes with worm baits. Crappie are slow on submerged structure. Bass are found on ledges with Carolina or Texas rigs, rattle traps and crankbaits.
SLOW. Water stain; 51 degrees; 4.50 feet below the pool. Fishing is slow for all species, be sure to put some patience in your tackle box. Aim for crappie at the Crappie House. White bass are slow. Black bass and largemouth bass are slow tackle from the Carolinas and Texas. Catfish are slow on cut bait. Report from Anchor Marina.
WELL. stained water 54 degrees; 22.54 feet below the pool. Check the weather and wind forecast before you head out. Fishing is best later in the day as the water warms. Crappie are good to drop in open water in 25 feet of water suspended in 15-20 feet of water hitting fish and jigs alike. White bass spread out under shad in open water, but are beginning to migrate into the river and streams. Channel catfish are slow in 32 feet of water suspended a foot off the bottom, hitting live baits and fresh cut bait. Yellow catfish are in 24-30 feet of water biting big fish. Bass are slow in 12 feet of water. Report by Captain Michael Peterson, 4 Reel Fun Guide Service.
SLOW. Water stain; 50 degrees; 24.22 feet below the pool. No new reports, but fishing should be similar with stable weather. Flathead and big channel catfish bite along the banks. The big catfish start hitting the poles at midnight and the smaller catfish bite during the day. Crappie are slow but should recover within a month. Bait Kandy Corp Report
SLOW. Lightly stained water; 49-52 degrees; 8.32 feet below the pool. Bass are slow to five pounds in 3-8 feet of water on the rocks using Alabama rigs, squarebills and craw colored rigs. Pisces are slow with fish. White bass are slow on the machines. The catfish are just drifting the cut albarca or the vase lines.
BIG Lightly stained water; 56 degrees; 17.34 feet below the pool. Winter fishing patterns remain steady. Crappie are good on brush piles in 25 feet of water on chartreuse jigs. Catfish are in 30 feet of water on punch baits. Report by Jess Rotherham, Texas Crappie Fishing Service. White bass and striped bass are good for vertical movements in 20 to 55 feet of water. In the warm weather, the birds work the fish all over the lake early and late. Report by Travis Holland, TH Fishing.
WELL. Water stain; 51 degrees; 0.29 feet below the pool. Winter fishing patterns remain steady. Catfish are good in 30 feet of open water on jigging bait. Crappie are good on chartreuse jigs in 30 feet of water over brush piles. Report by Jess Rotherham, Texas Crappie Fishing Service. Target bass on ledges in 15-20 feet of water by trolling Texas or Carolina rigs, and in shallow water with squarebill crankbaits and Texas rigs near bulkheads and docks. Report by Bryan Cotter, Texas Hawgs.