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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; 73-77 degrees; 25.35’ low. Black bass are good on green tubes, Senkos, and spinnerbaits in 20-40 feet. Striped bass are good on Red Fins. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and trolling hellbender crankbaits. Catfish are slow. 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 murky. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on liver and perch near Dead Tree Point, and down rigging spoons near the dam and jetty. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, cheesebait, cut bait, and liver. Blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

CALAVERAS: Water murky. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons and striper jigs near the dam. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are good on liver, shrimp, cheesebait, and shad. Blue catfish are good on cut bait and liver near 181 cove. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water stained; 69-73 degrees; 20.31’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits, Texas rigged lizards, and large worms. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnow tipped jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on punchbait and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.

COLETO CREEK: Water murky; 86 degrees at the hot water discharge, 78 degrees in main lake; 0.47’ low. Black bass to 6 pounds are good on watermelon crankbaits and spinnerbaits in 6-8 feet. White bass are fair on minnows and spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs near Coletoville Bridge in 8-10 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 5 pounds are good on live perch and shad in 8-10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 72-76 degrees; 31.09’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon and green pumpkin soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and deep running crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on frozen shrimp, stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and cut bait under cormorants. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.