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; 65-69 degrees; 19.80’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits, jigging spoons, and soft plastics. Striped bass are good on watermelon slabs and jigging spoons. White bass are good on slabs and jigging spoons. Catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair 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 chartreuse crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms in the reeds. Striped bass are good down rigging silver and gold spoons and marble spinners near the dam. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are good on liver, shrimp, and cut bait. Blue catfish are good on cut bait.

CALAVERAS: Water murky. Black bass are good on dark soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits around reed beds. Striped bass are fair on spoons and jigs near the crappie wall. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver, minnows, and cheesebait near the railroad trestle. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water stained; 61-65 degrees; 19.96’ low. Black bass are fair on heavy jigs and large crankbaits over grass. White bass are good on small spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on punchbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLETO CREEK: Water murky; 76 degrees at the hot water discharge, 65 degrees in main lake; 1.87’ low. Black bass to 7 pounds are good on watermelon soft plastics and crankbaits in 8-10 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish to 6 pounds are fair on live perch in 8-12 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 62-66 degrees; 31.98’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are very good on frozen shrimp 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.