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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 stained; 82-86 degrees; 41.65’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters, soft plastics, jigs, and drop shots. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are good on cheesebait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines, juglines, 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 fair on crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms near the dam. Striped bass are good down rigging silver and gold spoons near the jetty and dam. Redfish are fair down rigging spoons near the jetty and dam. Channel catfish are good on cheesebait near the dam. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait.

CALAVERAS: Water stained. Black bass are good on dark soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits over reed beds. Striped bass are good on chicken livers and shad along the shoreline. Redfish are good down rigging silver and gold spoons along the crappie wall and the dam in 10-20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver, cheesebait, shrimp, and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water stained; 83-87 degrees; 26.71’ low. Black bass are very good on watermelon crankbaits and large soft plastic lizards and worms. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait in 5-10 feet. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.

COLETO CREEK: Water stained; 87 degrees in main lake, 100 degrees at hot water discharge; 3.21’ low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps around vegetation in Coleto and Perdido Creeks in 8-10 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines and droplines baited with live perch and goldfish in 10-14 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 85-89 degrees; 33.43’ low. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged large soft plastic worms and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut bait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.