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AUSTIN -- Here is the fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (full report is available at www.tpwd.state.tx.us)
BRAUNIG Water stained; 75 degrees. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms in reeds and near the jetty and dam. Striped bass are fair on liver and shad near the pier and at Dead Tree Point, and on silver and gold spoons and marble spinnerbaits near the jetty and dam. Redfish are fair on perch, shad, tilapia, and silver spoons, and down rigging spoons near the jetty and dam. Channel catfish are excellent on liver, shrimp, cut bait, and cheesebait near the dam and the intake. Blue catfish are good on cut bait.
BUCHANAN Water clear; 74 degrees; 29.15' low. Black bass are good on wacky rigged watermelon/purple Whacky Sticks, pumpkin Skip-N-Pop topwaters, and crankbaits along deeper ledges in creeks in 5 - 10 feet at first light. Striped bass are fair on Spoiler Shads (plastic swim baits) and Rat-L-Traps along the river channel near the dam in 25 - 40 feet at daylight, and drifting or free lining live bait in 30 - 40 feet. White bass are fair on Tiny Traps and 2" plastic swim baits along the river channel and in deep creeks. Crappie are fair on pink/white or chartreuse Curb's crappie jigs and live minnows in clear water. Channel catfish are fair to good upriver. Yellow and blue catfish are good upriver.
CALAVERAS Water stained; 75 degrees. Black bass are fair on dark soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits around reed beds, near the dam, and in Granny's Cove. Striped bass are slow to fair on spoons and jigs near the crappie wall and the dam in 15 - 20 feet, and on chicken livers and shad along the shoreline. Redfish are good on live bait and down rigging spoons with green grubs between the crappie wall and the dam in 15 - 20 feet, and on perch and tilapia near the dam and Spider Island. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on liver, shrimp, cheesebait, and shad near the railroad bridge and Turtle Rock. Yellow catfish are slow.
CANYON LAKE Water clear; 73 degrees; 13.93' low. Black bass are good on drop shot rigs, watermelon red Whacky Sticks on jigheads, Texas rigged 6in. purple Scoundrel worms on shaky head jigs, and white spinnerbaits along ledges of main lake bluffs in 10 - 20 feet. Striped bass are fair jigging blade baits and trolling Gizz4 or deep running Shad Raps crankbaits over and around humps in the lower end of the lake at first light. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on Smokin' Greenin. Devil's Tongues on drop shots, smoke JDC curl tail grubs on jigheads, and 3/16oz. pumpkin Curb's jigs with matching drop shot worms along ledges and over rock piles in 15 - 28 feet early. Crappie are fair on minnows and tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.
CHOKE CANYON Water clear; 75 degrees; 8.23' low. Black bass are very good on watermelon red and watermelon green soft plastics in 15 - 25 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Drum are good on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on liver and stinkbait in 5 - 15 feet. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch and goldfish.
COLETO CREEK Water stained; 74 degrees (86 degrees at discharge); 2.74' low. Black bass are fair on soft plastics in 8 - 12 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver and shrimp in 8 - 15 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLORADO RIVER (Above Lake Buchanan) Water fairly clear. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on live minnows near the boat ramp. Crappie are slow. Catfish are fair on liver and nightcrawlers in deep holes.
FALCON Water clear; 77 degrees. Black bass are good on topwaters and on deep running crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut bait and shrimp in the river. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in the boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.
GRANGER Water clear; 70 degrees; 1.98' high. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps off points. Crappie are good on chartreuse jigs tipped with Berkley Crappie Nibbles in 7 - 14 feet. Blue catfish are fair on fresh shad. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines in timbered areas near the mouth of Willis Creek and the river.
LBJ Water stained; 73 degrees; 0.34' low. Black bass are good on JDC Skip-N-Pops, 1/8oz. Curb's buzzbaits, and wacky rigged green pumpkin Whacky Sticks tight to seawalls and laydowns in 4 - 8 feet at daylight and just before dark. Striped bass are fair on Creme Spoiler Shads at night. White bass are good on Li'l Fishies at night. Crappie to 16" are good on Curb's crappie jigs and live minnows over brush piles in 12 - 15 feet. Channel catfish are very good on minnows and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines.
TRAVIS Water stained; 72 degrees; 48.88' low. Black bass are good on chrome topwaters, red shad worms, and buzzbaits in 5 - 15 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on chrome jigging spoons and minnows in 32 - 40 feet. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut shad in 32 - 47 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
WALTER E. LONG Water clear; 73 degrees. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are good on live bait. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
BAFFIN BAY Trout are good on topwaters and plum plastics around rocks and grass on the King Ranch shoreline. Redfish are fair to good in the Land Cut on shrimp and crabs.
BOLIVAR Trout, black drum, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass. A few birds are beginning to work. Trout are fair to good while drifting shell on plastics.
CORPUS CHRISTI Bull redfish are good in the surf on mullet and shrimp. Trout are fair for waders working mud and grass on small topwaters and Corkies. Redfish and black drum are good in the Humble Channel on live bait.
FREEPORT Redfish are fair to good on the reefs in Christmas Bay. Bull redfish are good around Surfside and at the Quintana jetty on crabs, shrimp and mullet.
EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout and large Gulf trout are good for drifters working deep shell on plastics and fresh shrimp. Redfish and flounder are fair to good in the marsh around drains on shrimp.
WEST GALVESTON BAY Bull redfish and flounder are good at San Luis Pass on shrimp and shad. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs.
EAST MATAGORDA Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Trout and flounder are fair to good on muddy shorelines on soft plastics.
MATAGORDA Trout are fair on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are fair on live shrimp at Shell Island and Mad Island.
PORT ARANSAS Redfish are fair at Shamrock Cove and Pelican Island on topwaters and Gulps. Bull redfish are good at the jetty and on the beachfront on natural baits. Offshore is good for tuna.
PORT ISABEL Trout and redfish are good at Laguna Vista and Stover Point on TTF Flats Minnows and Brown Devil Eyes. Redfish are steady at Airport Cove and Holly Beach on natural baits and DOA Shrimp under popping corks.
PORT MANSFIELD Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on topwaters and soft plastics under a popping cork. Trout and redfish are fair to good on the spoils in West Bay.
PORT O’CONNOR Redfish are best in the back lakes on shrimp and mullet. Bull redfish are good at the jetty on crabs, mullet and shad. Trout are fair to good on the reefs in San Antonio Bay.
ROCKPORT Redfish are good in Redfish Bay on mullet and crabs. Bull redfish are good in the Shrimpboat Channel on shrimp and crabs.
NORTH SABINE Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad on soft plastics. Redfish and flounder are good in the marsh on shrimp.
SOUTH SABINE Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad. Redfish are good at the jetty on live bait and cracked crabs. Flounder are fair at the mouths of the bayous on a falling tide.
SOUTH PADRE Redfish are good in South Bay and on the Gas Well Flats on DOA Shrimp and TTF Flats Minnows. Snook are solid in South Bay on topwaters and good on shrimp in the Brownsville Ship Channel.
TEXAS CITY Redfish are fair to good in Moses Lake on crabs and shrimp. Gulf trout are good in the channel on fresh shrimp. A few birds are beginning to work on the outgoing tide.
TRINITY BAY Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Trout are fair under birds in the upper end of the bay.
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