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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; 64-68 degrees; 29.99’ low. Black bass are fair on topwaters, frogs, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are good on slabs, spoons, and small crankbaits. White bass are good on slabs, spoons, and small crankbaits. Catfish are fair on liver, shrimp, and nightcrawlers 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 stained. Black bass are good on crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms. Striped bass are fair on liver and shad. Redfish are good on crawfish, shad, shrimp, tilapia, and silver spoons. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp, cut bait, and stinkbait near the dam. Blue catfish are fair on live bait.

CALAVERAS: Water stained. Black bass are good on dark soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits around reed beds. Striped bass are fair on silver slabs. Redfish are fair on crawfish and tilapia near the dam. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water stained; 67-71 degrees; 27.91’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon red and tequila sunrise soft plastics in 15-25 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Drum are fair on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.

COLETO CREEK: Water murky; 68 degrees in main lake, 84 degrees at hot water discharge; 4.82’ low. Black bass to 5 pounds are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics and spinnerbaits near the hot water discharge in 4-8 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs near Coletoville Bridge in 10-12 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 14 pounds are fair on trotlines and droplines baited with live perch in 8-10 feet. Yellow catfish to 18 pounds are fair on droplines baited with live perch in 10-12 feet.

FALCON: Water murky; 60-64 degrees; 28.94’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and Brush Hogs in 5-12 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are very good on cut bait and stinkbait up the river. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.