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; 74-78 degrees; 16.89’ low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits, frogs, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are fair on slabs, spoons, and small crankbaits. White bass are fair on topwaters. Catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp over baited holes. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines 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 murky. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and dark soft plastic worms. Striped bass are good on green striper jigs and shad. Redfish are good on crawfish, shad, and shrimp. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp, cut bait, and cheesebait near the dam. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait.

CALAVERAS: Water murky. Black bass are good on blue soft plastic worms with gold flakes. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. Redfish are fair on live bait. Channel and blue catfish are good on cheesebait and shad in 181 Cove. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water stained; 71-75 degrees; 19.58’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits early and late. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on frozen shrimp, hot dogs, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.

COLETO CREEK: Water murky; 69 degrees at the hot water discharge, 69 degrees in main lake; 2.68’ low. Black bass to 5 pounds are good on pumpkinseed soft plastics and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs near Coletoville Bridge in 8-12 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 8 pounds are fair on live perch and cut bait in 8-12 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 73-77 degrees; 29.07’ low. Black bass are good on perch colored Brush Hogs and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut bait and bloodbait upriver. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.