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June 22, 2011 | 1771 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 near the dam. Striped bass are very good on liver and perch off points. Redfish are fair on perch, shad, tilapia, crawfish, and silver spoons. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on liver, shrimp, cut bait, and cheesebait near the dam.

BUCHANAN Water clear; 70 -- 74 degrees; 15.18’ low. Black bass are good on weightless wacky rigged green pumpkin Whacky Sticks with chartreuse tails, watermelon Skip--N--Pop topwaters, and white/chartreuse spinnerbaits along lake and creek points and at Apple Head in 8 -- 12 feet at first light. Striped bass are fair on topwaters and Rat--L--Traps, and drifting live bait in 20 -- 30 feet. White bass are fair trolling Shad Raps and jigging Pirk Minnows and Tiny Traps over rock piles in 20 -- 30 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and Curb’s crappie jigs over brush piles in 12 -- 15 feet. Channel catfish are good on live bait and cut bait. Yellow and blue catfish are very good on juglines and trotlines baited with goldfish and minnows.

CALAVERAS Water clear. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are good on spoons and striper jigs near the dam and the crappie wall. Redfish are excellent down rigging silver and gold spoons in 10 -- 20 feet, and on live perch, tilapia, and crawfish near the power lines. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are excellent on liver, bait shrimp, cheesebait, and shad. Blue catfish are good on liver and cut bait near 181 Cove. Yellow catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE Water clear; 75 -- 78 degrees; 4.11’ low. Black bass are good on tomato red JDC grubs, watermelon red Whacky Sticks on shaky head jigs, and Texas rigged watermelon red finesse worms along bluff ledges in 10 -- 18 feet. Striped bass are fair vertically jigging white Curb’s striper jigs and Pirk Minnows in 30 feet. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are good on smoke/red tubes on ball jigheads, and on root beer/green JDC curl tailed grubs and craws in 10 feet on main lake points. Crappie are fair to good on Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows upriver around submerged brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are very good on juglines and trotlines baited with live bait.

CHOKE CANYON Water clear; 74 -- 78 degrees; 8.06’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon Rat--L--Traps, crankbaits, soft plastic lizards, and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Drum are fair on nightcrawlers and spoons. Channel and blue catfish are good on punchbait. Yellow catfish are fair on cut bait.

COLETO CREEK Water fairly clear; 2.52’ low. Black bass are fair on minnows and perch colored Rat--L--Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on small spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch and shrimp. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch.

FALCON Water clear to stained; 79 -- 82 degrees. Black bass are good on watermelon magnum flukes, jigs on ledges and drop offs, and crankbaits in 8 -- 12 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on pink crappie jigs under bridges. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on cut bait and frozen shrimp. 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 clear; 78 -- 82 degrees; 1.15’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on marabou jigs tipped with power baits in 6 -- 12 feet. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with fresh shad. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch.

LBJ Water fairly clear; 79 -- 82 degrees; 0.26’ low. Black bass are fair on Bleeding Shad Rat--L--Traps, watermelon JDC Skip--N--Pop topwaters, and weightless watermelon red Texas rigged Whacky Sticks along break lines of flats in 6 -- 12 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white Curb’s crappie jigs over brush piles in 12 feet. Channel catfish are good on minnows and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch and carp.

TRAVIS Water stained; 77 -- 81 degrees; 32.63’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms and lizards, chrome topwaters, and white grubs in 6 -- 20 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on white grubs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish to 6 pounds are fair on fresh cut bait and nightcrawlers in 25 -- 40 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG Water stained. Black bass are good on shad and shad colored crankbaits and Rat--L--Traps. Hybrid striper are fair on shad and crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
Saltwater
BAFFIN BAY Trout are good on topwaters worked over shallow rocks. Trout are good on for waders working plastics over sand and grass. Redfish are good on the flats early in the morning on small topwaters.

BOLIVAR Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Sand trout are fair to good on shrimp in the Intracoastal. Trout are good at Rollover Pass on live bait.

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

FREEPORT Trout, redfish and Spanish mackerel are fair to good on shrimp at the jetties. Trout, redfish, sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay. Trout and redfish are fair to good at San Luis Pass on live bait.

EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout are fair for drifters working deep shell on live bait and plastics. Trout are good on the south shoreline on topwaters and plastics. Trout are good in the channel on croakers.

WEST GALVESTON BAY Trout, sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Redfish are good in the back lakes. Tarpon are beginning to show on the beachfront. Red snapper, dorado and kingfish are good offshore.

EAST MATAGORDA Trout are good for drifters on live shrimp over mid--bay reefs. Trout are fair on the shorelines for waders. Redfish are fair on the edge of the ICW on live shrimp.

MATAGORDA Trout are fair to good on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are fair on topwaters and live shrimp in Oyster Lake. Red snapper is good offshore.

PORT ARANSAS Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Redfish are fair to good on the East Flats and around Dagger Island on shrimp and Gulps. Red snapper, kingfish and ling are good offshore.

PORT ISABEL Trout and redfish are fair to good on the flats on live shrimp. Trout are good on the deeper edges and flats in Laguna Vista and Airport Cove on topwaters and live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good on DOA Shrimp in Cullen Bay and South Bay.

PORT MANSFIELD Trout are good on topwaters on the edge of the channel and around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while wading shallow flats on small topwaters and Gulps. Offshore is good for red snapper, kingfish and ling.

PORT O’CONNOR Trout and redfish are good on topwaters and live bait over sand, grass and shell in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp.

ROCKPORT Trout are fair to good in the guts and channels on free--lined shrimp. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Redfish are good on mullet in the deep guts on the outgoing tide.

NORTH SABINE Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad on soft plastics. Redfish are good under rafts of shad on topwaters. Trout are good while working deep shell on plastics.

SOUTH SABINE Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad. Trout are good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters. Red snapper are good offshore.

SOUTH PADRE Redfish are fair to good around Gas Well Flats and South Bay on shrimp and DOA Shrimp. Tarpon are showing at the pass. Trout are good on TTF Flats Minnows behind spoils.

TEXAS CITY Trout are fair to good on the reefs and in the channel on live shrimp and croakers. Redfish and sand trout are fair to good in Moses Lake on shrimp.

TRINITY BAY Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on Bass Assassins, TTF plastics and Sand Eels. Trout, redfish and flounder are good at the spillway on live bait.
 
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