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.
AMISTAD: Water clear; 72-76 degrees; 60.14’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are good on Red Fins, crankbaits, and topwaters. White bass are fair on spinnerbaits and minnows. Crappie are slow. Catfish are good on cheesebait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers over baited holes. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch near rockslides. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.
BRAUNIG: Water clear. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and dark soft plastics in reeds. Striped bass are fair on liver and perch off points near the pier. Redfish are good on perch, shad, and silver spoons. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, cheesebait, cut bait, and liver near the dam.
CALAVERAS: Water clear. Black bass are fair on dark soft plastic worms and crankbaits over reed beds. Striped bass are good on spoons and striper jigs near the dam and the crappie wall. Redfish are fair down rigging silver and gold spoons in 10-20 feet. Channel catfish are good on liver, shrimp, cheesebait, and shad. Blue catfish are good on cut bait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.
CHOKE CANYON: Water clear; 73-77 degrees; 19.74’ low. Black bass are good on blue/white deep running crankbaits and watermelon red Carolina rigged soft plastic worms and lizards. Crappie are fair on minnow-tipped jigs. Channel catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait. Blue and yellow catfish are good on live bait in 5-10 feet.
COLETO CREEK: Water clear; 2.27’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon and green pumpkin soft plastics and spinnerbaits in 3-12 feet. Striped bass are fair on silver jigs and spoons. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows in 8-12 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with nightcrawlers, shrimp, and liver in 8-10 feet. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch in 6-15 feet.
FALCON: Water murky; 73-77 degrees; 41.90’ low. Black bass are very good on crankbaits off ledges and points. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on watermelon tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on cut bait 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.