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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; 51 degrees. Black bass are good on crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms in the reeds. Striped bass are good on liver and shad near the pier, and down rigging silver and gold spoons and marble spinners near the dam. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are good on liver, shrimp, cheesebait, and cut bait near the spillway. Blue catfish are good on cut bait.

BUCHANAN Water clear; 45 degrees; 10.62' low. Black bass are fair on drop shot worms, chartreuse Scoundrel worms on shaky head jigs, and watermelon red JDC curl tail grubs on jigheads along ledges and docks in 10 -- 20 feet. Striped bass are good on Pirk Minnows, drifting live shad, and jigging Spoiler Shad swim baits near Shaw Island in 25 feet. White bass are fair jigging Tiny Traps, blade baits, and Curb's crappie jigs along main lake points in 18 -- 30 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CALAVERAS Water clear; 51 degrees. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin and chartreuse soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits around reeds. Striped bass are good on spoons and jigs near the crappie wall. Redfish are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and cheesebait in 181 Cove. Yellow catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE Water clear; 48 degrees; 1.36' low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin Brush Hogs, Texas rigged red shad worms, and watermelon tubes on jigheads along bluffs. Striped bass are fair on Li'l Fishies and trolling worms and Shad Raps in 30 -- 40 feet. White bass are fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits along main lake bluffs. Smallmouth bass are good on white drop shot worms and watermelon red tubes on jigheads along main lake points and bluffs. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON Water clear; 52 degrees; 5.83' low. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits and soft plastic lizards in the grass. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Drum are fair on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLETO CREEK Water fairly clear; 54 degrees (76 degrees at discharge); 0.13' low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows in 10 -- 16 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch and shrimp. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.

FALCON Water fairly clear; 54 -- 56 degrees. Black bass are fair on soft plastics and slow rolling spinnerbaits in shallow areas. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse jigs. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on frozen shrimp, frozen shad, and prepared bait. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.

GRANGER Water murky; 45 degrees; 0.36' low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on white roadrunners from Comanche Bluff to Dickerson's. Crappie are fair on minnows from Fox Bottom to the primitive launch under lights at night. Blue catfish are good on prepared bait and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ Water fairly clear; 50 degrees; 0.12' low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed worms and black/blue Curb's jigs off docks. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair to good on Li'l Fishies and silver Pirk Minnows near the power plant. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

TRAVIS Water stained; 52 degrees; 13.52' low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse jigs, pumpkinseed worms, and white grubs in 25 -- 35 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on minnows and white grubs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cut bait and minnows in 30 -- 45 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG Water stained; 51 degrees. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows near the hot water outlet. White bass are fair on minnows and Li'l Fishies. Crappie are good on chartreuse tube jigs and minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
Saltwater

BAFFIN BAY Trout are fair to good in mud and grass on Corkies and Catch 2000s. Trout are fair to good in the guts along the King Ranch shoreline on Corkies.

BOLIVAR Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on slow--sinking plugs. Black drum and redfish are good at Rollover Pass.

CORPUS CHRISTI Redfish are good in the Humble Channel on crabs and table shrimp. Trout are best on the edge of the flats on live shrimp, Gulps and DOA Shrimp.

FREEPORT Sand trout and sheepshead are fair on live shrimp on the reefs. Redfish are fair to good at San Luis pass on cracked blue crabs. Redfish are fair to good at the mouths of drains on Gulps and shrimp.

EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout are fair while drifting deep mud and shell on plastics. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp. No sign of a major fish kill since the freeze.

WEST GALVESTON BAY Trout are fair over deep shell and mud on plastics. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. No signs of a major fish kill since the freeze.

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 Intracoastal and at the mouths of drains on Gulps and jigs tipped with shrimp. A few trout were found floating on the south shoreline.

MATAGORDA Redfish are fair to good on the south shoreline in the guts and bayous. Trout are fair in the guts on the incoming tide.

PORT ARANSAS Redfish are fair to good on the ledges of the channel on mullet. Sand trout are good on shrimp in the channel.

PORT ISABEL Trout are fair on the edge of the flats on soft plastics under popping corks. Cullen Bay and Laguna Vista Cove have held trout as well. Redfish are fair to good in the holes and guts on Gulps and scented baits.

PORT MANSFIELD Redfish are fair on DOA Shrimp and Gulps under a popping cork around grass holes. Trout are fair on mud along the edge of the ICW on Corkies and MirrOlures.

PORT O’CONNOR Trout and redfish are fair on Corkies over soft mud in waist--deep water in San Antonio Bay. Redfish are fair to good at the mouths of drains and deep channels. Hard heads, mullet and scattered trout perished as a result of the freeze.

ROCKPORT Trout are fair on the edge of the ICW on glow DOA Shrimp. Redfish are fair to good in California Hole on mullet and shrimp.

NORTH SABINE Trout and redfish are fair while drifting mud and shell. Waders have taken better trout on the Louisiana shoreline on slow--sinking plugs. No signs of a major fish kill since the freeze.

SOUTH SABINE Redfish are fair on the edge of the channel on mullet. Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp.

SOUTH PADRE Trout and redfish are fair on the edge of the Intracoastal and at Gas Well Flats on DOA Shrimp and Gulps. Redfish and sheepshead are fair in the channel on shrimp. Scattered snook and mangrove snapper perished as a result of the freeze.

TEXAS CITY Redfish are fair in Moses Lake on shrimp and crabs. Pier anglers have taken sand trout and mangrove snapper on fresh shrimp.

TRINITY BAY Trout are fair to good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on the east shoreline on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Redfish are good at the spillway on crabs and mullet. No signs of a major fish kill since the freeze.
 
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