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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; 76-80 degrees; 32.83’ low. Black bass are very good on Yamamoto Senkos, Rat-L-Traps, and watermelon soft plastics and topwaters. Striped bass are good on Sassy Shad, swimbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are fair on bloodbait and punchbait. 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 murky. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits near the dam. Striped bass are good on liver and perch off points. Redfish are fair on tilapia, crawfish, and silver spoons. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver, shrimp, and cheesebait near the dam. Yellow catfish are slow.

CALAVERAS: Water murky. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are good on spoons and striper jigs between the dam and the crappie wall. Redfish are fair on live perch, tilapia, and crawfish near the power lines. Channel catfish are very good on liver, shrimp, and shad. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water stained; 75-79 degrees; 21.05’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon deep running crankbaits and white spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Drum are fair on nightcrawlers and spoons. Channel and blue catfish are good on punchbait. Yellow catfish are fair on cut bait.

COLETO CREEK: Water murky; 90 degrees at the hot water discharge, 79 degrees in main lake; 1.01’ low.
Black bass to 5 pounds are good on watermelon crankbaits and spinnerbaits in 6-8 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and green tube jigs near Coletoville Bridge in 8-10 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 8 pounds are good on trotlines baited with live perch and shad in 8-10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 75-79 degrees; 33.60’ low. Black bass are good on shallow running crankbaits in 10-12 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on liver, cut bait, stinkbait, 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.