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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 )

Freshwater

BRAUNIG Water clear; 62 degrees. Black bass are fair on minnows. Striped bass are fair on live shad and striper jigs. Redfish are fair on live perch and shrimp near the dam. Channel catfish are good on chicken livers, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait.

CALAVERAS Water clear; 62 degrees. Black bass are fair on minnows and small spinnerbaits. Striped bass are good on live shad and chartreuse striper jigs. Redfish are fair on live perch and shad. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE Water clear; 57 degrees; 1.07’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon Brush Hogs, Texas rigged chartreuse JDC drop shot worms, and tubes on jigheads along bluffs in 15 -- 25 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits along main lake points. Smallmouth bass are good on watermelon red grubs, blue/red flake tubes on jigheads, and white soft plastic worms along main lake points. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON Water clear; 61 degrees; 5.70’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon jigs, crankbaits, and soft plastic worms along grassy edges. White bass are slow. Crappie are on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Drum are fair on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows and hot dogs in 5 -- 15 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLETO CREEK Water fairly clear; 63 degrees (82 degrees at discharge); 0.14’ high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat--L--Traps and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish to 3 pounds are good on perch and stinkbait in 10 -- 20 feet. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.

LBJ Water stained; 60 degrees; 0.18’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon red jigs, pumpkinseed worms, and green pumpkin tubes off docks. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair to good on silver Pirk Minnows near the power plant. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and nightcrawlers. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

TRAVIS Water fairly clear; 59 degrees; 13.25’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits, soft plastic worms, and Rat--L--Traps in 10 -- 25 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and jigging spoons in 30 -- 40 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs in 15 -- 30 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and nightcrawlers in 20 -- 40 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

Saltwater

CORPUS CHRISTI Redfish are fair to good in the coves and bayous on small topwaters and spoons. Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp.

FREEPORT Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs. Black drum are fair to good in San Luis Pass on cracked blue crabs.

EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on Catch 5s, MirrOlures and Catch 2000s. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp.

WEST GALVESTON BAY Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Trout are fair for waders working slow--sinkers in the afternoon.

EAST MATAGORDA Trout are fair to good for drifters in the afternoon on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet. Waders have taken trout over mud.

MATAGORDA Redfish are fair to good at the mouth of Oyster Lake on shrimp. Trout are fair on shell, mud and grass on soft plastics. Black drum are fair to good at the jetty on crabs.

PORT ARANSAS Redfish and black drum are good in the Shrimpboat Channel on crabs and finger mullet. Redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp.

PORT ISABEL Trout and redfish are fair to good in South Bay on live shrimp. Redfish are fair at Three Island on small topwaters and soft plastics under rattling corks. Trout are fair on the edge of the channel on Gulps.

PORT MANSFIELD Trout are fair to good on topwaters around sand and grass holes. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on Gulps under popping corks.

PORT O’CONNOR Trout and redfish are good on topwaters and live shrimp over reefs and soft mud in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp.

ROCKPORT Redfish are fair to good in the on the drop--offs in the channel on crabs. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp.

NORTH SABINE Redfish are good in the marsh on small topwaters and live shad. Trout are fair on the shorelines on Corkies and Catch 2000s.
 

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