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weekly fishing reports by region
SOUTH REPORTS

Compiled and edited by J.P. Greeson, Bink Grimes, Kendal Hemphill and Mark Perry for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department under a federal grant provided by the Sport Fish Restoration Program.

SOUTH
AMISTAD: Water murky; 63-67 degrees; 24.69’ low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, jerkbaits, soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and swimbaits. Striped bass are fair on slabs and jigging spoons. White bass are fair on slabs, jigging spoons, and live minnows. Catfish are fair on cheesebait, shrimp, and liver over baited holes. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines and droplines 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 stained. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics along shorelines and over structure. Striped bass are good on chicken livers and Tony Accetta spoons. Redfish are good on live perch and tilapia. Channel catfish are very good on shrimp, liver, and stinkbait. Blue catfish are fair on chicken livers, shrimp, stinkbait, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

CALAVERAS: Water stained. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastic worms and grubs around reed beds along shorelines. Striped bass are good on chicken livers, shad, and spoons. Redfish are good on perch and shrimp on the bottom. Channel and blue catfish are very good on nightcrawlers, shad, and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water murky; 60-64 degrees; 23.08’ low. Black bass are good on Rat-L-Traps, crankbaits, and buzzbaits in grass. White bass are good on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and live perch. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLETO CREEK: Water murky; 68 degrees in main lake; 0.63’ low. Black bass to 7 pounds are good on watermelon soft plastics and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in 10-12 feet at Coletoville Bridge. Channel and blue catfish to 9 pounds are good on trotlines baited with live perch. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 68-72 degrees; 16.80’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on minnows, frozen shrimp, shad, and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.