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March 24, 2011 | 1462 views | Post a comment

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. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms in the reeds. Striped bass are fair on liver and shad at Dead Tree Point and near the pier. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are excellent on liver, shrimp, cheesebait, and cut bait near the discharge. Blue catfish are good on cut bait.

BUCHANAN Water clear; 58 -- 61 degrees; 10.78’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkin Curb’s jigs, jerkbaits, and Carolina rigged JDC lizards along break lines in 10 -- 20 feet. Striped bass are good trolling white/chartreuse Curb’s striper jigs and crankbaits, and drifting live bait in 20 -- 30 feet. White bass are fair on slabs, Pirk Minnows, and trolling crankbaits near the mouths of larger creeks. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CALAVERAS Water clear. Black bass are fair on dark soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits near the dam. Striped bass are fair on spoons and jigs near the dam. Redfish are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver, shrimp, and cheesebait near the railroad trestle. Yellow catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE Water clear; 60 -- 63 degrees; 1.91’ low. Black bass are fair on black/chartreuse Curb’s hair jigs, jerkbaits, and Texas rigged Scoundrel worms on shaky jigheads in 20 -- 30 feet. Striped bass are fair to good vertically jigging Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads, and trolling white Curb’s striper jigs. White bass are fair jigging Blade Baits and Pirk Minnows along the main river channel at mid lake. Smallmouth bass are good on tomato red curl tail grubs, JDC smoke/red flake tubes, and tomato red drop shot worms over rock piles in 15 -- 25 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and crappie jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON Water clear; 63 -- 65 degrees; 6.06’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms and lizards. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and prepared baits. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.

COLETO CREEK Water fairly clear; 0.43’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.

FALCON Water clear. Black bass are good on small crankbaits and swimbaits, and on deep running crankbaits off points. Striped bass are slow. Crappie to 3.5 pounds are very good on minnows and crappie jigs under bridges. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on frozen shrimp, shad, and prepared bait. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.

GRANGER Water clear; 58 -- 61 degrees; 0.14’ high. Black bass are fair on white spinnerbaits around heavy timber. White bass are good on white Rooster Tails from Comanche Bluff to Dickerson’s. Crappie are fair on chartreuse tube jigs in Willis Slough. Blue catfish are good on prepared baits and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ Water fairly clear; 60 -- 63 degrees; 0.15’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on Pirk Minnows and Curb’s jigs near Horseshoe Bay. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

TRAVIS Water stained; 62 -- 65 degrees; 15.87’ low. Black bass are good on smoke grubs, brown jigs, and crawfish colored crankbaits in 10 -- 20 feet. Striped bass are fair on white spoons and minnows in 20 -- 40 feet. White bass are fair on white spoons and chrome crankbaits in 20-- 35 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs in 15 -- 30 feet. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG Water stained. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and Rat--L--traps. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and cut bait. White bass are good on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Saltwater

BAFFIN BAY Trout are fair to good on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels around the rocks. Trout are fair to good on the King Ranch shoreline on Corkies and topwaters. Trout are good at night in the Land Cut.

BOLIVAR Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on soft plastics and plugs. Black drum and redfish are good at Rollover Pass.

CORPUS CHRISTI Redfish are fair to good around Shamrock Cove on small topwaters and spoons. Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Trout are fair in Oso Bay on topwaters.

FREEPORT Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs. Black drum are good at San Luis pass on cracked blue crabs.

EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout are good while drifting shell and mud and dark--colored plastics. Trout are 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. Black drum are good in the channel on blue crabs. Trout are fair to good for waders on the south shoreline on topwaters.

EAST MATAGORDA Trout are fair to good for drifters on live shrimp and Gulps under rattling corks over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are fair to good in the middle of the bay.

MATAGORDA Redfish are fair to good in Oyster Lake on shrimp. Trout are fair on shell and grass on soft plastics and topwaters. Black drum are fair to good at the jetty on crabs.

PORT ARANSAS 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. Sheepshead and mangrove snapper are fair around the causeway on shrimp. Redfish are fair in Cullen Bay on Gulps and jigs tipped with shrimp.

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

PORT O’CONNOR Trout and redfish are good on topwaters over soft mud in waist--deep water in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the mouths and drains of the back lakes with live shrimp.

ROCKPORT Black drum are good in the Lydia Ann Channel on crabs. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Redfish are fair on the Estes Flats on crabs and mullet.

NORTH SABINE Trout are fair to good in the river on live shad. Redfish are good in the marsh on small topwaters and Stanley Ribbits. Flounder are good on jigs tipped with shrimp.

SOUTH SABINE Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair around the Reef on live shrimp.

SOUTH PADRE Black drum, redfish and sheepshead have been taken at the jetty. Trout and redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on DOA Shrimp and Gulps. Sheepshead are fair on shrimp around the rocks.

TEXAS CITY Sheepshead and sand trout are good around the piers on shrimp. Redfish are fair to good on shrimp and crabs in Moses Lake.

TRINITY BAY Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Redfish are good at the spillway on crabs and mullet. Trout are good while drifting slicks.
 
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