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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; 83-87 degrees; 36.68’ low. Black bass are fair on buzzbaits, spooks, and Pop-R’s in 4-12 feet. Striped bass are fair on Red Fins near the dam. White bass are slow. Catfish are good on cheesebait, punchbait, and nightcrawlers. 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 fair on watermelon crankbaits and spinnerbaits. 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 fair on live bait near the dam and the discharge. Blue catfish are good on cut bait.

CALAVERAS: Water stained. Black bass are good on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on chicken livers and shad along the shoreline. Redfish are good down rigging spoons with green grubs between the crappie wall and the dam in 15-20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver, shrimp, cheesebait, and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water stained; 83-87 degrees; 26.99’ low. Black bass are fair on perch colored Rat-L-Traps and white spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are very good on frozen shrimp and punchbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.

COLETO CREEK: Water murky; 80 degrees in main lake, 93 degrees at hot water discharge; 3.83’ low. Black bass to 4 pounds are fair on chartreuse soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps around vegetation in 8-10 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish to 16 pounds are good on trotlines and droplines baited with live perch in 10-14 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 84-88 degrees; 31.90’ low. Black bass are good on small crankbaits and spinnerbaits in 5-8 feet. Striped bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are very good on 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.