Fish On!
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; 57-61 degrees; 29.23’ low. Black bass are good on jigs, crankbaits, jigging spoons, and soft plastics. Striped bass are good on slabs, white grubs, and jigging spoons up the Rio Grande. White bass are good on slabs, white grubs, and jigging spoons up the Rio Grande. Catfish are good on shrimp, nightcrawlers, and cheesebait over baited holes in 80-130 feet. Yellow catfish are slow. 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 fair on crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms in the reeds and near the jetty and dam. Striped bass are fair on liver and shad. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are good on liver, shrimp, cheesebait, and cut bait. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait.

CALAVERAS: Water stained. Black bass are fair on dark soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits around reed beds and near the dam. Striped bass are fair on chicken livers and shad along the shoreline. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water stained; 54-58 degrees; 28.67’ low. Black bass are fair on soft plastic worms and lizards, and flipping jigs in the grass. White bass are good on small spinnerbaits and Rapalas off the bank in the river. Crappie are slow. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on punchbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.

COLETO CREEK: Water murky; 65 degrees in main lake, 71 degrees at hot water discharge; 0.75’ low. Black bass to 7 pounds are excellent on green pumpkin crankbaits and soft plastics. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on cut bait and live perch in 8-10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 55-59 degrees; 22.72’ low. Black bass are fair on jigs, small soft plastics, and slow rolling spinnerbaits in 15-25 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, nightcrawlers, stinkbait, liver, 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.