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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; 81-89 degrees; 27.98’ low. Black bass are excellent on topwaters, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, swimbaits, Senkos, frogs, and soft plastics. Striped bass are good on Red Fins and topwaters. White bass are fair on crankbaits, grubs, and live minnows. Crappie are slow. Catfish are good on cheesebait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers under popping corks in 3-9 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 good on crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps near the dam. Striped bass are good on liver and perch off points. Redfish are fair on perch, shad, tilapia, crawfish, and silver spoons. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on liver, shrimp, cut bait, and cheesebait near the dam.

CALAVERAS: Water stained. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are good on spoons and striper jigs near the dam and the crappie wall. Redfish are good down rigging silver and gold spoons in 10-20 feet, and on live perch, tilapia, and crawfish near the power lines. Channel catfish are excellent on liver, bait shrimp, cheesebait, and shad. Blue catfish are good on liver and shrimp near 181 cove. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water murky; 82-86 degrees; 19.91’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon Rat-L-Traps, crankbaits, soft plastic lizards, and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Drum are fair on nightcrawlers and spoons. Channel and blue catfish are good on punchbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLETO CREEK: Water murky; 86 degrees in main lake, 91 at hot water discharge; 0.36’ high. Black bass to 5 pounds are good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits over grass beds. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs at the Coletoville Bridge in 10-12 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 12 pounds are good on live perch and cut bait in 8-10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 83-91 degrees; 17.66’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon magnum flukes, jigs on ledges and drop offs, and crankbaits in 8-12 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on pink crappie jigs under bridges. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on cut bait and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.