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April 5, 2011 | 1544 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 good on crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms in the reeds and near the jetty and dam. Striped bass are good 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 dam and the discharge. Blue catfish are good on cut bait in 15 -- 20 feet.

BUCHANAN Water clear; 64 -- 66 degrees; 10.81' low. Black bass are fair on JDC RocKraw trailers, hard jerkbaits, pumpkin JDC Craws, and chartreuse Whacky Sticks on jigheads along ledges in 10 -- 20 feet. Striped bass are good trolling Curb's striper jigs and crankbaits, and drifting live bait near Paradise Point in 20 -- 30 feet. White bass are fair on Pirk Minnows and Shad Raps from the near Cedar Point. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 12 -- 20 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CALAVERAS Water clear. Black bass are good on dark soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits in reed beds and near the dam. Striped bass are good on spoons and jigs near the dam and the crappie wall in 15 -- 20 feet. Redfish are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on liver, shrimp, and cheesebait near the railroad trestle. Yellow catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE Water clear; 63 -- 66 degrees; 2.21' low. Black bass are fair on JDC drop shot worms, jerkbaits, brown Curb's hair jigs, and Scoundrel worms on shaky jigheads along ledges in 12 -- 20 feet. Striped bass are fair to good trolling white Curb's striper jigs and jigging Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads. White bass are fair jigging Pirk Minnows and Blade Baits along the main river channel in 30 feet. Smallmouth bass are good on JDC smoke/red flake tubes and watermelon curl tail grubs over rock piles in 12 -- 25 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and green crappie jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON Water clear; 65 -- 68 degrees; 6.28' low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and heavy jigs along banks. White bass are good on minnows and jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLETO CREEK Water fairly clear; 0.55' low. Black bass are fair on soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with nightcrawlers, liver, and shrimp in 10 -- 20 feet. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch in 10 -- 25 feet.

FALCON Water stained; 71 -- 73 degrees. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are excellent on minnows, jigs, and small spoons with grubs. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on shrimp and shad. 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; 65 -- 68 degrees; 0.09' high. Black bass are good on black jigs and soft plastic worms around heavy timber. White bass are good on white grubs in Willis Creek. Crappie are fair on jigs in shallow spawning areas. Blue catfish are good on prepared baits and shad. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.

LBJ Water fairly clear; 63 -- 66 degrees; 0.10' low. Black bass are fair on tequila sunrise Curb's jigs and watermelon tubes. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on silver Pirk Minnows and Li'l Fishies near the power plant. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and shrimp. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

TRAVIS Water stained; 65 -- 68 degrees; 15.96' low. Black bass to 3 pounds are good on watermelon Senkos and crawfish crankbaits in 5 -- 20 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on silver crankbaits, white grubs, and minnows in 10 -- 20 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and green tube jigs in 10 -- 25 feet. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG Water stained. Black bass are good on minnows and pumpkinseed soft plastic worm and lizards. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. White bass are good on minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Saltwater

BAFFIN BAY Trout are good on the spoils on topwaters and soft plastics. Black drum are good in the Land Cut on crabs. Trout are fair to good in the Land Cut on live shrimp.

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 Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Black drum and redfish are fair to good in the Packery Channel on crabs.

FREEPORT Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay. Black drum are good at the jetties on cracked blue crabs.

EAST GALVESTON BAY 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. Black drum are fair to good in the Ship Channel on crabs.

WEST GALVESTON BAY Trout are fair to good for drifters working shell on live shrimp. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Redfish are good in the back lakes on shrimp and Gulps. Trout are good for waders on the south shoreline.

EAST MATAGORDA Trout are fair to good for drifters over deep shell on Gulps and live shrimp under a popping cork. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet.

MATAGORDA Redfish are fair to good on the edge of Oyster Lake on shrimp and crabs. Black drum and redfish are fair to good at the jetty on crabs. Trout are good for waders on sand and grass.

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 at Gas Well Flats on live shrimp. Redfish are fair at Mexiquita Flats and South Bay on DOA Shrimp and live shrimp. Trout are good while drifting sand and grass on plastics under rattling corks.

PORT MANSFIELD Trout are fair to good on topwaters around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes. Black drum and redfish are good on crabs at East Cut.

PORT O’CONNOR Trout and redfish are fair on soft plastics over soft mud. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp.

ROCKPORT Trout are fair to good in Morris--Cummings Cut on free--lined shrimp. Black drum are good in the Lydia Ann Channel on crabs. Redfish are good in the back of Allyn's Bight on Gulps.

NORTH SABINE Trout are fair to good on the Louisiana shoreline on topwaters and Corkies. Flounder are fair on jigs tipped with shrimp around marsh drains.

SOUTH SABINE Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good around Garrison Ridge on topwaters and Corkies. Redfish are good around shad.

SOUTH PADRE Trout are good around the spoil islands, channel edges and color changes on DOA Shrimp in 3--4 feet of water. Black drum, redfish and sheepshead have taken at the jetty.

TEXAS CITY Black drum are good in are channel on crabs. Trout are fair on the reefs on live shrimp on the incoming tide.

TRINITY BAY Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Catfish are good in the marsh on shrimp. Redfish are fair to good for waders on the north shoreline.
 
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