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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; 31.92’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and perch colored Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on silver slabs. White bass are good on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and punchbait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines and juglines 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 crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms in reeds. Striped bass are fair down rigging silver and gold spoons near the dam. Redfish are good on perch, tilapia, and shad. Channel catfish are good on liver, shrimp, and cut bait. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

CALAVERAS: Water murky. Black bass are good on watermelon Rat-L-Traps and soft plastic worms. Striped bass are good on spoons and striper jigs near the dam. Redfish are very good down rigging silver and gold spoons near the crappie wall. Channel and blue catfish are very good on liver, cheesebait, and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water stained; 78-82 degrees; 22.40’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Drum are fair on worms. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and punchbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch and goldfish.

COLETO CREEK: Water clear; 91 degrees at the hot water discharge, 83 degrees in main lake; 1.68’ low. Black bass to 6 pounds are fair on watermelon crankbaits and spinnerbaits in 4-6 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish to 8 pounds are fair on trotlines baited with live perch and shad in 8-10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON: Water murky; 81-85 degrees; 37.54’ low. Black bass are very good on watermelon crankbaits and soft plastics in 10-20 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are very good on frozen shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.