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AUSTIN -- Here is the fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (full report is available at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us )

Freshwater

BRAUNIG Water clear; 89 degrees. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms in reeds and along the jetty and near the dam. Striped bass are excellent on liver and shad off points, and down rigging silver and gold spoons near the jetty and dam. Redfish are excellent on perch, shad, 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. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait.

BUCHANAN Water clear; 88 degrees; 9.06’ low. Black bass are fair to good on JDC Skip--N--Pop topwaters, watermelon flukes, Rat--L--Traps, and watermelon red Whacky Sticks at first light along break lines of flats in Morgan and Silver Creeks. Striped bass are good on Spoiler Shads plastic swim baits and drifting live bait around Lighthouse Point at first light on the surface. White bass are fair but small on Tiny Traps and 2” plastic swim baits in clear water. Crappie are fair on pink/white and chartreuse Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows in clear water. Channel catfish are good on liver, minnows, and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are very good on goldfish and perch upriver.

CALAVERAS Water clear; 89 degrees. Black bass are good on dark soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits over reed beds and near the dam. Striped bass are good on spoons and striper jigs near the dam and the crappie wall in 15 -- 20 feet, and on chicken livers and shad along the shoreline. Redfish are excellent down rigging silver and gold spoons and live bait along the crappie wall and the dam in 10 -- 20 feet, on crawfish and tilapia along the shoreline, and on live bait along the crappie wall. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on liver, cheesebait, shrimp, and shad near the railroad trestle and 181 Cove. Yellow catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE Water clear; 87 degrees; 0.48’ low. Black bass are fair to good on JDC Skip--N--Pop topwaters, watermelon Whacky Sticks, and Texas rigged blue flake worms in flooded bushes and grass banks at sunrise and all day under cloud cover, and on drop shot Devil’s Tongues along break lines and ledges. Striped bass are fair trolling Gizz 4 crankbaits over and around humps and jigging 1oz. Pirk Minnows at daylight. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on smoke JDC grubs and 3/16oz. pumpkin Curb’s jigs with matching JDC craw trailers in 12 -- 25 feet early. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are good on live bait.

CHOKE CANYON Water clear; 90 degrees; 4.01’ low. Black bass are very good on crankbaits and large soft plastic lizards and worms. Crappie are slow. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are very good on stinkbait in 5 -- 10 feet. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.

COLETO CREEK Water fairly clear; 86 degrees (98 degrees at discharge); 0.68’ low. Black bass are fair on soft plastics and topwaters in 4 -- 8 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON Water murky; 91 degrees. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged large soft plastic worms and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut bait and stinkbait. Everyone in the boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.

GRANGER Water clear; 89 degrees; 2.22’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits around stumps. White bass are fair on slab spoons over roadbeds in the middle of the lake. Crappie are good on chartreuse jigs in 5 -- 12 feet. Blue catfish are good on shad and prepared bait in shallow water, and on juglines in 10 -- 20 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ Water stained; 89 degrees; 0.40’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Curb’s jigs and perch colored crankbaits in 6 -- 15 feet, and flipping green pumpkin tubes and Texas rigged flukes at docks and lay downs. Striped bass are fair on Li’l Fishies at night. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies at night. Crappie are good on Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on liver and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are very good on trotlines baited with goldfish and perch.

TRAVIS Water fairly clear; 90 degrees; 11.34’ low. Black bass are fair on chrome chuggers and red shad worms in 18 -- 35 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on chrome chuggers and silver spoons in 5 -- 25 feet. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish to 6 pounds are good on nightcrawlers and cut shad in 28 -- 35 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG Water stained; 91 degrees. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows, crickets, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
Saltwater
BAFFIN BAY Trout are good on topwaters around rocks and grass. Redfish are fair to good on the edges of channels on live bait.

BOLIVAR Trout are good on the south shoreline on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Trout, black drum, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass.

CORPUS CHRISTI Trout are fair on the edge of the spoils on Gulps, piggy perch and live shrimp. Redfish are good in the potholes on shrimp. Trout are good in the surf on croakers.

FREEPORT Trout are good at San Luis Pass on shrimp, Super Spooks and She Dogs. Trout are fair to good on live bait. Black drum, redfish, sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay.

EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout are good for drifters working deep shell on TTF Flats Minnows and Bass Assassins. Live bait has worked on the edges of the channel for trout and redfish. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp.

WEST GALVESTON BAY Trout are fair to good in the surf and around San Luis Pass on live shrimp and MirrOlures. 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. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the drop--off along the south shoreline on mullet.

MATAGORDA Trout are fair on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are fair on live shrimp in Oyster Lake and around Shell Island.

PORT ARANSAS Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Offshore is good for amberjack, kingfish, tuna and dolphin.

PORT ISABEL Trout and redfish are fair to good while drifting sand and grass flats on live shrimp, DOA Shrimp and Gulps under popping corks. Trout are good on the deeper edges and flats in Laguna Vista on topwaters and live shrimp.

PORT MANSFIELD Trout are good on topwaters around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on topwaters and soft plastics under a popping cork. Offshore is good for kingfish, ling and dolphin.

PORT O’CONNOR Trout and redfish are fair on live bait over sand, grass and shell in San Antonio Bay and around Pass Cavallo. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp. Trout are fair in the surf and at the jetty on croakers and shrimp.

ROCKPORT Trout are fair in the guts and channels on free--lined shrimp. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Redfish are good on mullet on the Estes Flats and around Mud Island.

NORTH SABINE Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad on soft plastics. Redfish are good in the marsh on Stanley Ribbits and small topwaters. Drifters have caught trout under slicks.

SOUTH SABINE Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad. Trout are good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters. Kingfish, ling, dolphin and tuna are good offshore.

SOUTH PADRE Trout, redfish and snook are fair to good in South Bay and Mexiquita Flats. Tarpon have been caught around the jetty on live bait. Trout are good while drifting sand and grass on plastics under a cork.

TEXAS CITY Trout are fair to good around Dollar Reef on live shrimp and croakers. Redfish are fair to good in Moses Lake on mullet and shrimp.

TRINITY BAY Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Redfish are good on live bait around the reefs. Redfish are good at the spillway on finger mullet.
 
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