IATA: Air Travel Recovery Rate Slows in November

Domestic air travel in November declined slightly month over month, largely due to “strengthened travel restrictions in China,” but that was outweighed by growth in international passenger demand as more markets reopened, according to the International Air Transportation Association. 

At least that was the scenario prior to the emergency of the Covid-19 omicron variant.

“Unfortunately, governments over-reacted to the emergence of the omicron variant at the close of the month and resorted to the tried-and-failed methods of border closures, excessive testing of travelers and quarantine to slow the spread,” said IATA director general Willie Walsh in a statement. “Not surprisingly, international ticket sales made in December and early January fell sharply compared to 2019, suggesting a more difficult first quarter than had been expected.”

November 2021 global air demand as measured in revenue passenger kilometers declined 47 percent compared with November 2019, a slight improvement over the prior month’s 48.9 percent contraction. November global capacity as measured in available seat kilometers was down 39.7 percent from the October 2019 level. Load factor was off 9.7 percentage points to 71.3 percent. 

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Crossborder demand for November was down 60.5 percent versus November 2019. European carriers posted the most resilient international air travel outcome in November, reporting a 43.7 percent RPK drop from 2019. North American carriers saw traffic drop 44.8 percent for the month, a significant improvement over the 56.7 percent decline in October when compared against 2019 levels. Both European and North American carriers benefitted from the reopening of the North Atlantic market in November. 

Domestic U.S. traffic in November 2021 reached 94 percent of pre-pandemic levels, supported by high demand around the Thanksgiving holidays. A new spike in Covid cases, staff shortages and poor weather conditions “mean that any significant RPK improvements in traffic is unlikely in December.”

December and January data is needed to better understand the full effect of the variant’s strain on air traffic, according to IATA.

“If the experience of the last 22 months has shown anything, it is that there is little to no correlation between the introduction of travel restrictions and preventing transmission of the virus across borders,” Walsh added. “These measures place a heavy burden on lives and livelihoods. If experience is the best teacher, let us hope that governments pay more attention as we begin the New Year.”

RELATED: IATA Issues Travel-Ban Warning, Notes Continuing Air Recovery in October

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STR: U.S. Hotels’ Slow November Disappoints After October Rally

The U.S. hotel industry’s recovery slowed again in November, with key performance metrics falling below October levels, STR reported.

November 2021 U.S. hotel occupancy was 57.6 percent compared with 62.9 percent for October. The November figure is 6.2 percent below November 2019 levels. November 2021 average daily rate was $128.50, down from $134.78 last month but up 2.4 percent from 2019 rates. Revenue per available room was $74.03, a 3.9 percent drop from 2019, as well as lagging behind October’s $84.75.

None of the top 25 markets reported higher occupancy in November 2021 than in 2019, although they did report higher ADR than all other markets.

New York City bested all other markets with 72.1 occupancy in November, but that remains 17.9 percent down from its 2019 benchmark. Phoenix at 71.3 percent and Miami at 70.1 percent were the only other markets with occupancy levels higher than 70 percent. 

RELATED: October U.S. Hotel Metrics Up From September

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US Travel Reacts To Sector’s Weak November Employment Numbers

A New York Times report released Friday, which breaks down data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Situation Summary, revealed that this past November saw a weaker-than-expected increase in hiring all around, but the Leisure & Hospitality sector was especially lagging.

Based on two separate surveys—one tracking hiring numbers among employers and the other polling households to see how many people were actually taking jobs—the government report offered a muddled picture of the nation’s economic outlook, as a new chapter of the pandemic begins to unfold.


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One thing that was clear is that the Leisure & Hospitality sector is still struggling in terms of recouping pre-pandemic employment levels. It had a pretty poor showing this November, adding only 23,000 jobs nationwide. Over the entire course of 2021, the industry has added back 2.4 million jobs, but employment in the sector is still down by 1.3 million (7.9 percent) since February 2020.

In reaction to the news, U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement:

“The latest jobs report—the worst for the Leisure & Hospitality sector since January—underscores the need for smart, effective policies, as well as stability in the inbound and business travel segments, to facilitate an even recovery.

“As more is learned about the Omicron variant, we must continue to welcome qualified global travelers from around the world, which will be critical to rebuilding the Leisure & Hospitality sector, as well as advance the safe recovery of business travel and professional events. Now is not the time to enact policies that stifle growth and dissuade inbound travel.

“Temporary tax credits to spur increased business travel and emergency funding for Brand USA, the United States’ destination marketing organization, will help boost travel spending and accelerate job growth.”

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Wales breaking news plus traffic, weather and travel updates (Friday, November 26)

All the traffic, weather, M4, showbiz and sport from across the country on Friday, November 26.

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Men’s College Basketball TV and Streaming Guide: Sunday, November 21, 2021

For a more complete listing of today’s games, visit the daily schedule at Matt Sarz’s Sports, adjustable by time zone.

All times are Eastern.

Championship: Villanova (Big East, 3-1, 8 KenPom) vs. Purdue (Big Ten, 4-0, 4 KP), 1 p.m. (ABC)
Consolation: Tennessee (SEC, 2-1, 19 KP) vs. North Carolina (ACC, 3-1, 48 KP), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

In Saturday’s semifinal doubleheader, Nova had no trouble with the Vols, rolling to a 71-53 victory, while the Boilermakers used a red-hot shooting performance—one that produced three 20-plus-point scorers—to take down the Tar Heels, 93-84. Villanova-Purdue should be a pre-Thanksgiving Elite Eight/Final Four type contest, but the loser of Tennessee-UNC will be unfortunate to leave the Mohegan Sun with consecutive losses.

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Championship: Utah State (MW, 3-1, 75 KP) vs. Oklahoma (Big 12, 4-0, 40 KP), approx. 3 p.m. (ESPN2)
3rd/4th Place: New Mexico State (WAC, 3-1, 111 KP) vs. Indiana State (MVC, 3-2, 157 KP), approx. 8:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
5th/6th Place: Davidson (A 10, 2-2, 86 KP) vs. East Carolina (American, 4-1, 152 KP), 6 p.m. (ESPNU)
7th/8th Place: Penn (Ivy, 2-4, 214 KP) vs. Old Dominion (C-USA, 2-3, 171 KP), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN News)

On Friday, Porter Moser’s Sooners had no trouble with the Sycamores in an impromptu Valley reunion in the second semifinal of the day, while Utah State routed New Mexico State in the reunion of WAC Aggies. Oklahoma is a clear favorite in the championship game, but Ryan Odom’s Aggies can claim an important win for a Mountain West that’s hungry for multiple NCAA bids.

Spare a thought for Penn in the 7th place game, particularly since Utah State needed two OTs to defeat the Quakers on Thursday.

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Championship: St. Bonaventure (A 10, 4-0, 30 KP) vs. Marquette (Big East, 5-0, 71 KP), approx. 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
3rd/4th Place: Clemson (ACC, 4-1, 45 KP) vs. West Virginia (Big 12, 3-1, 50 KP), 5 p.m. (ESPN2)
5th/6th Place: Boise State (MW, 2-2, 66 KP) vs. Ole Miss (SEC, 3-1, 57 KP), approx. 1 p.m. (ESPN2)
7th/8th Place: Temple (American, 1-3, 136 KP) vs. Elon (CAA, 2-3, 218 KP, 10:30 a.m. (ESPNU)

Tonight’s final (and third-place game for that matter) should be intense, as the Bonnies have had the habit of starting slowly so far this season and the Golden Eagles are going out of their way to exceed expectations. In Friday’s semis, St. Bonaventure had to rally late to defeat Clemson, 68-65, while Marquette moved to 5-0 by dominating West Virginia in the second half to claim an 82-71 victory. Unfortunately for the Tigers and Mountaineers, only one of them will be able to recover from their loss with a getaway win.

FloHoops ($) will stream all four games.

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Championship: Utah (Pac-12, 4-0, 77 KP) vs. Tulsa (American, 3-1, 131 KP), approx. 7:30 p.m.
Consolation: Boston College (ACC, 3-2, 130 KP) vs. Rhode Island (A 10, 3-1, KP 98), 5 p.m.

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Championship: Bethune-Cookman (SWAC, 1-3, 355 KP) vs. Air Force (MW, 3-1, 272 KP), approx. 2:30 p.m.
Consolation: Bryant (NEC, 1-3, 248 KP) vs. Holy Cross (Patriot, 1-3, 337 KP). 12 p.m.

In Saturday’s semifinals in Daytona Beach, the Utes picked up a 68-61 victory over the Eagles, while the Golden Hurricane took down the Rams, 77-71. That sets up a third-place game that’s an instant rematch of the regularly-scheduled BC-Rhody game from Wednesday, one won by the Rams, 57-49. In the final, Craig Smith’s new team can claim a championship mere hours after his former team, Utah State, will do the same.

Championship: Arizona (Pac-12, 4-0, 28 KP) vs. Michigan (Big Ten, 3-1, 3 KP), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Consolation: Wichita State (American, 3-1, 67 KP) vs. UNLV (MW, 3-1, 127 KP), approx. 12 a.m. 11/22 (ESPN2)

On Friday night, the Wildcats needed overtime to defeat the Shockers, 82-78. In the nightcap, the Wolverines used a big second half to knock off a Runnin’ Rebels squad that was playing a virtual home game to immediately rebound from Tuesday’s loss at Seton Hall. Tonight’s championship game provides a Pac-12 team not named “UCLA” with a great opportunity to boost its tournament bona fides, though Michigan will want to continue its recovery from its first loss of the season.

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CBSSN will air both games.

Loyola Marymount (WCC, 2-1, 80 KP) vs. Florida State (ACC, 2-1, 32 KP), 5:30 p.m.
Missouri (SEC, 2-1, 113 KP) vs. SMU (American, 3-1, 60 KP) approx. 8 p.m.

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Pass The Ball ($) will stream both games.

Boston University (Patriot, 2-2, 184 KP) vs. Northern Illinois (MAC, 1-2, 315 KP), 12 p.m.
Little Rock (Sun Belt, 3-1, 291 KP) vs. Sam Houston State (WAC, 1-2, 212 KP), approx. 2:30 p.m.

This is a new event that will take place at North Florida’s on-campus arena, not JU’s or the much larger Veterans Memorial Arena downtown. Florida State is a heavy favorite to win this event, particularly with Missouri struggling early and SMU losing to their best opponent so far (Oregon) by 23.

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ESPN3 will stream both games.

Colorado State (MW, 4-0, 61 KP) vs. Creighton (Big East, 4-0, 56 KP), 7:45 p.m.
Northeastern (CAA, 2-2, 165 KP) vs. Southern Illinois (MVC, 2-1, 121 KP), approx. 10 p.m.

With the Salukis knocking off Colorado in Friday’s quarters, the winner of tonight’s first quarterfinal will be expected to claim the trophy on Monday night on St. Thomas.

Green Bay (Horizon, 0-4, 309 KP) vs. Weber State (Big Sky, 4-0, 105 KP), 12 p.m. (Pluto.tv)
Ball State (MAC, 1-3, 281 KP) vs. UMass (A 10, 3-2, 112 KP), approx. 2:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
UNCG (SoCon, 4-1, 176 KP) vs. FIU (C-USA, 3-1, 295 KP), approx. 5 p.m. (Pluto.tv)

On Friday, UMass handed UNCG its first loss of the season (after OT), while FIU kept Green Bay winless and Weber State remained perfect by handling Ball State. The Wildcats will end up winning this event if they defeat the Phoenix early this afternoon.

Princeton (3-1, 150 KP) at Oregon State (1-3, 94 KP), 3 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks)
The Beavers will host the Tigers looking to end a three-game losing streak before traveling to Florida for the Emerald Coast Classic late next week. Princeton has lost just once this season, to Minnesota in the Asheville Championship final one week ago, and the Golden Gophers needed two OTs to do that.

Navy (2-2, 168 KP) at Furman (3-1, 101 KP) (Furman MTE), 3 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
Both the Midshipmen and Paladins took care of Radford in the first two games of this MTE. Navy took down the Highlanders by a 47-33 score on Saturday, while Furman won by an 81-64 count on Friday night.

Morehead State (2-2, 169 KP) at Mississippi State (3-0, 46 KP), 3 p.m. (SECN+/ESPN+ ($))
Last season’s OVC champs travel to Starkville riding a two-game win streak but still looking for their first victory over a D1 opponent.

Texas Southern (0-4, 235 KP) at NC State (3-1, 62 KP), 6 p.m. (ACC RSNs/ACCNX)
Last time out, the Wolfpack dropped their Hall of Fame Showcase showdown with Oklahoma State, 74-68. The Tigers, meanwhile, are in the midst of a 13-game road trip to start the season. Texas Southern has only been defeated by double figures once so far though, at Oregon on Opening Night.

Louisiana (3-0, 161 KP) at Indiana (3-0, 36 KP) (Indiana Classic), 7:30 p.m. (B1G Network)
This event will see the Ragin’ Cajuns—who have only defeated a single D1 opponent, Southern Miss—visit Indiana and Marshall in a 48-hour span before returning home to face Jackson State next Saturday. The Hoosiers, meanwhile, will next host the Tigers on Tuesday and the Thundering Herd on Saturday.

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Wales breaking news plus traffic, weather and travel updates (Sunday, November 21)

Millions on NHS waiting list

Approximately 5.9 million people are on the NHS waiting list, the Health Secretary said today. Talking on Sky News, Sajid Javid said:

The number of people waiting for elective procedures is around 5.9 million. As I have said, I have been really clear, this number is going to go up before it comes down. Why? Because some seven to eight million people stayed away during the height of the Covid crisis because they were asked to. They did what was asked of them.

But I want them to come forward, I want them to come back to the NHS, I want them to know that it is open to them, and if you take that along with normal demand of course that is huge pressure.

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Wales breaking news plus traffic, weather and travel updates (Saturday, November 20)

All designated bathing sites in Wales pass

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Bathing waters across Wales are compliant again for the fourth year in a row, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) said. It visited all 105 designated bathing water sites and collected and analysed water quality samples throughout the season. This year’s results saw 85 bathing waters classed as ‘Excellent’, 14 ‘Good’ and 6 ‘Sufficient’, including improvements in classification for eight sites including Cemaes, Kinmel Bay and Nolton Haven. While all Wales’ designated sites are compliant, six have unfortunately dropped a classification from ‘Excellent’ to ‘Good’, including Tenby North, New Quay Harbour, Llandonna and Aberystwyth North.

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November 18 Outdoors Digest Calendar Fishing Hunting reports tip


Through Nov. 28 – Texas North Zone duck season first split.

Through Nov. 28 – Oklahoma Zone 2 duck season first split.

Through Dec. 14 – Oklahoma woodcock season.

Through Jan. 2 – Texas North Zone general whitetail season.

Through Jan. 2 – General whitetail season in Grayson and Collin Counties with the means and method of take restricted to lawful archery and crossbow gear.

Through Jan. 15 – Oklahoma archery deer season.

Through Jan. 16 – Texas South Zone general whitetail season.

Through Feb. 15 – Oklahoma quail season.

Through Feb. 27 – Texas quail hunting season.

Nov. 19-21 – Segment B archery deer hunt at Hagerman NWR.

Nov. 20-Dec. 5 – Oklahoma gun deer season.

Dec. 1-29 – Oklahoma dove season second split.

Dec. 3-5 – Segment C archery deer hunt at Hagerman NWR.

Dec. 4-Jan. 30 – Texas North Zone duck season second split.


If you haven’t noticed yet, the cooler weather and chillier water temperatures of late have ushered in the 2021-22 trout fishing season here in Texomaland. Earlier this month, the first stockings took place in Oklahoma at the Blue River near Tishomingo and will continue regularly through March 2022…On the Texas side of the Red River, the trout stocking season will start next month with stockings in Pottsboro on Dec. 14 at Pottsboro Lake and on Dec. 17 at Denison’s Waterloo Lake Park Pond. Additional trout stockings of catchable size rainbow trout—which will be smaller this year than in year’s past—will happen early in 2022 on Jan. 9 and Jan. 30 at Waterloo Lake Park Pond. The final stockings will happen at the end of February with stockings at Waterloo Lake Park Pond on Feb. 27 and Sherman’s Pebblebrook Community Park Pond on the same date…In Central Texas, where the upcoming antlerless deer season is coming up, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is reminding hunters to report their harvests during the Nov. 25 — 28 time period. As a reminder, the agency says that mandatory reporting is required for any antlerless deer harvested during the four-day doe season in Austin, Bastrop, Caldwell, Colorado, Comal (East of I-35), De Witt, Fayette, Goliad (North of US 59), Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays (East of I-35), Jackson (north of US 59), Karnes, Lavaca, Lee, Travis (East of I-35), Victoria (North of US 59), Waller, Washington, Wharton (North of US 59) and Wilson counties…Within 24 hours of harvest, hunters in the 21 counties listed above are required to report their harvest to TPWD using either the free My Texas Hunt Harvest mobile app (for iOS and Android) or on the My Texas Hunt Harvest web page…The Thanksgiving holiday period is also going to bring mule deer hunters into the field out in the Lubbock area. As a result, between Nov. 20 and 28, TPWD says that Lubbock area game wardens will dedicate extra patrol hours and state resources to the mule deer hunting season…The west Texas mule deer season attracts hunters from across the country, as well as around the state, due to the over-the-counter tags available as well as the region’s well-known trophy potential. The nine-day general season that is coming up is open to hunters with a valid Texas hunting license and landowner permission to hunt on the property.  Legal harvesting methods include the use of permitted firearms or archery equipment. The bag limit is one buck per legal hunter and does not allow the take of a mule deer doe unless a special MLD permit is obtained…If you are traveling west to hunt mule deer, remember that with the discovery of a positive CWD case in a local mule deer, TPWD is reminding hunters that harvest mule deer and white-tailed deer in the Lubbock area CWD Containment Zone that they are required by law to bring their animals to a TPWD check station within 48 hours of harvest…TPWD reminds saltwater anglers that the agency will close red snapper fishing in state waters as of Nov. 15. In January 2022, TPWD will reopen red snapper fishing in state waters, although fishing for red snapper in federal waters will remain closed until next summer…

Hunting Reports

Duck hunting has been hit and miss across the Texoma area during the first week of action in the 2021-22 season. Dakota Stowers and his North Texas Outfitters guides have found a number of limit shoots out in southwestern Oklahoma and northwestern North Texas with fair numbers of gadwalls, wigeon and pintails being reported. There has also been some good Canada goose hunting reported as well by NTO guides…With a good cold front this week and the chance of a big storm and front later next week, expect the first split to get better in southern Oklahoma and North Texas as the Nov. 28 first split closing day approaches…This weekend marks the first weekend of the Oklahoma gun deer hunt and ODWC reports that deer are moving well all over the state. With a huge archery buck being reported in the Edmond, Okla. area few days ago, expect to see some more wallhangers fall in the Sooner State…After three very good archery bucks were taken during the Nov. 5-7 Segment A bowhunt at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, bowhunters take to the local refuge again this weekend. That’s when the Segment B archery hunt will take place Nov. 19-21, today through Sunday and with the rut peaking locally, there is another good chance for a few Hagerman hatrack bucks to be reported…FYI, the final Segment C archery hunt at Hagerman NWR will take place next month from Dec. 3-5…There’s been a report of another good buck here in the Red River Valley region, one that could easily qualify for the Texas Big Game Awards program and/or the Pope and Young Club’s archery record book…Quail season is now open on both sides of the Red River, but reports are scarce as most hunters are focusing on big bucks and ducks right now…

Fishing Reports

At Lake Texoma, water is lightly stained; water temp is 60 degrees; and the lake is 1.46 feet low. According to John Blasingame of Adventure Texoma Outdoors, striped bass are biting well all over the lake. He tells TPWD that anglers should follow the bird action to locate the active fish. Limits of striped bass are coming in around 1-10 feet of water for those using slabs, Alabama-rigs, and swimbaits…On the Oklahoma side of Texoma, ODWC says that striper fishing this past week has been great. Striped bass are currently described as good on live shad, soft plastic baits, Sassy Shad, and slabs fished in the main lake, around points, in the main river channel and in shallow water. On that last note, ODWC says that Texoma stripers are feeding very well right now on live shad in shallow water and that they are moving towards the northern end of the lake. ODWC also says that blue, channel and flathead catfish are good on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, goldfish, live bait, live shad, punch bait, stinkbait and sunfish below the dam, along river channels, creek channels, around docks, in the main lake, on points, and around the river channel and river mouth. ODWC also says that blue cats are being caught right now on juglines and rod-and-reel in 25-60 ft. of water. The blue cats on Texoma are biting well on sunfish and live shad.  Crappie at Texoma are fair on jigs, minnows and small lures thrown around brush and structure, in coves, around docks and on standing timber. Crappie are getting better every day at Texoma…At Lake Ray Roberts, site of the 51st Bassmaster Classic this past summer, water is lightly stained; water temps are 60 degrees; and the lake is 0.48 feet low. TPWD says that white bass are moving quickly in 20-28 feet of water on main lake points and biting on 1-oz. silver and chartreuse slabs, with better luck coming on smaller slabs because the smaller size is most similar to what the sand bass are feeding on. There is no report on largemouth bass at Ray Roberts this week, but TPWD says that crappie are good on main lake brush piles in 20-30 foot depths on minnows. The bigger crappie are in the Buck Creek area in the standing timber, and TPWD says these slabs are coming into angler’s livewells from around 20 feet with the bait suspended in the 10-12 feet of water…At Lake Fork, water is lightly stained; water temps are 62-64 degrees; and the lake is 2.63 feet low. TPWD says that largemouth bass are fair right now and clinging to the same holding pattern. Bass are biting on Chatterbaits in the backs of coves in 1-3 feet of water. TPWD also says that anglers should try Shaky Heads, and Texas rigged soft plastics. Those baits are good in submerged timber in 1-3 feet of water with Lake Fork Tackle Baby ring fry selections working best. Suspending jerkbaits around wood in 5-7 feet are also bringing some catches of bass at Fork. The crappie bite is good in the creek channels and the slabs are suspended to 15-20 feet of water for those using minnows and jigs. All in all, fishing is good right now according to Lake Fork fishing guides Jason Hoffman and Marc Mitchell…At the Blue River near Tishomingo, ODWC says that the river elevation is below normal, the water temp is 60,and the water is clear. ODWC says that rainbow trout are excellent on in-line spinnerbaits, PowerBait and spoons fished along channels and rocks. Orange and pink PowerBait seem to be producing the best right now although slow rolling 1/8 gold spoons have also produced lots of fish the past weekend. ODWC says that fly fishermen have done well with midges, caddis and Pat’s rubber leg fly patterns…At McGee Creek Reservoir, the lake elevation is below normal and the water temp is 66 degrees. ODWC says that largemouth, spotted and white bass are all good on crankbaits, jigs, soft plastic baits and topwater lures thrown around lake points, rocks, and shallow water areas…If your Thanksgiving holiday travel plans take you to the saltwater, TPWD says that on the upper Texas Gulf Coast at the Bolivar Peninsula, there are many reports of bull redfish, redfish, and jackfish being caught on live finger mullet, fresh cut bait, or squid…On the middle Texas Gulf Coast at Port Aransas, TPWD reports that bull redfish are in the jetty regions are biting on cut menhaden and blue crab. Black drum and slot redfish are also good in the bay biting dead shrimp…And finally, on the Lower Gulf Coast at South Padre Island, TPWD reports that as long as the wind is blowing, the fishing is good this time of year. The fish are feeding, so anglers that are using live shrimp under popping corks are being successful. And in a nice change from reports this year after last February’s deadly freeze, there are finally reports of limits of good-sized trout being reported. TPWD says that there are also good catches of slot redfish and many undersized reds as well…

Tip of the Week

Take a big whitetail buck this month? If so, you’ll probably want a good photo or two to share with family, friends, hunting buddies, and on social media. To get better buck harvest photos, be sure that the whitetail’s tongue isn’t hanging out; take a few moments to wipe away any excess blood from around the mouth, the nostrils, and the bullet or arrow entry and exit wound regions; and position the deer on the ground for a respectful harvest shot. While a shot or two in the back of a pickup truck is ok, be sure that you have something other than the standard pickup truck shot before taking the buck to the meat processing plant or the taxidermist’s shop. If you’ll spend a few moments here, and make sure that shots are respectful to the animal, you’ll have a photo suitable for inclusion in a hunting magazine, for use on social media, or even in a framed photo displayed in your den or family room!

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Wales breaking news plus traffic, weather and travel updates (Sunday, November 14)

All the traffic, weather, M4, showbiz and sport from across the country on Sunday, November 14.

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