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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; 78-82 degrees; 23.22’ low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, jerkbaits, soft plastics, and jigs. Striped bass are fair on slabs and small crankbaits. White bass are good on slabs, small crankbaits, and minnows. Crappie are fair on live minnows up Devil’s River in the trees. Catfish are fair on cheesebait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers over baited holes. 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 spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps near the dam. Striped bass are fair down rigging silver and gold spoons and marble spinnerbaits near the dam. Redfish are fair on perch, shad, tilapia, crawfish, and shrimp near Dead Tree Point. Channel catfish are good on liver, shrimp, cheesebait, and cut bait near the dam. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait.

CALAVERAS: Water murky. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on cut perch and shad along the shoreline. Redfish are fair down rigging silver spoons near the dam. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water stained; 76-80 degrees; 25.50’ low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and heavy jigs in grass. White bass are good on minnows and jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and live perch. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLETO CREEK: Water clear; 98 degrees at the hot water discharge, 79 degrees in main lake; 1.56’ low. Black bass are good on soft plastics and spinnerbaits in 6-10 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on live perch in 8-10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

CORPUS CHRISTI LAKE: Water off color; 62-68 degrees; 1.65’ low. Black bass are good on drop shot rigs, Texas rigs and chrome Rat-L-Traps. White bass are fair to good on Little Georges. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and live shad.

FALCON: Water murky; 77-81 degrees; 25.25’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon red Brush Hogs, soft plastic worms, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shrimp, stinkbait, 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.

TEXANA: Water stained; 61-68 degrees; 2.72’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, shakyheads and shallow running crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows and marabou jigs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.