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July 6, 2011 | 1238 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 wa-termelon crankbaits and spinnerbaits near the dam. Striped bass are fair on silver and gold spoons near the dam. Redfish are good on perch and shad near the jetty. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait near the hot water discharge.

BUCHANAN Water clear; 75--79 degrees; 17.87' low. Black bass are good on watermelon topwaters, chartreuse Whacky Sticks, and Texas rigged green pumpkin Scoundrel worms on secondary points and ledges in 10--22 feet. Striped bass are fair on small Rat--L--Traps and trolling crankbaits near the dam in 1--5 feet. White bass are fair on Pirk Minnows and Li'l Fishies over rock piles in 15--20 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on live bait and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines and trotlines baited with perch upriver.

CALAVERAS Water clear. Black bass are fair on live bait. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs near the crappie wall. Redfish are good on live bait near the dam. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait and shad near the railroad trestle. Blue catfish are fair on live bait and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE Water clear; 76--79 degrees; 4.55' low. Black bass are fair on Shad Raps, Rat--L--Traps, and buzzbaits upriver near lay downs along banks in 5--10 feet early and late. Striped bass are fair on watermelon plum colored crankbaits on main lake points. White bass are fair on live bait. Smallmouth bass are fair on smoke grubs and watermelon tubes on jigheads in 8--18 feet. Crappie are fair on Curb's crappie jigs and live min-nows upriver over brush piles in 12 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with live bait.

CHOKE CANYON Water clear; 86--91 degrees; 8.31' low. Black bass are fair on shad colored crankbaits and watermelon soft plastic worms. Crappie are fair on minnows. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and prepared bait in 5--15 feet. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.

COLETO CREEK Water fairly clear; 2.56' low. Black bass are fair on black/chartreuse soft plastics and topwaters in 5--10 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON Water stained; 88--91 degrees. Black bass are good on watermelon and June bug jigs in 8--12 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are excellent on minnows and jigs. Channel and blue cat-fish are good 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; 81--84 degrees; 1.56' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with shrimp and cut bait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.

LBJ Water fairly clear; 80--83 degrees; 0.36' low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms and topwaters, and on shad colored Rat--L--Traps along break lines in 5--15 feet early and late. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs over brush piles in 10 feet. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and prepared bait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines and ju-glines baited with live perch.

TRAVIS Water stained; 77--81 degrees; 34.45' low. Black bass are fair on black/chartreuse soft plastic worms and crankbaits in 10--20 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on live bait. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and nightcrawlers in 20--30 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG Water stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows and silver striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

Saltwater

BAFFIN BAY Trout are good on topwaters and soft plastics around rocks and grass. Redfish have been found in knee--deep water and on the sand on shrimp and gold spoons.

BOLIVAR Trout are good on the south shoreline on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels -- also good at Rollover Pass in the evening on the outgoing tide. Black drum, sand trout 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. Redfish are good in the potholes on shrimp.

FREEPORT Trout are good in the surf and at the jetty on live shrimp and croakers. Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay.

EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout are good for drifters working deep shell on live bait. Trout are good on the south shoreline on Catch 5s, MirrOlures and Catch 2000s.

WEST GALVESTON BAY Trout, sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Trout are also good on MirrOlures and live shrimp at San Luis Pass. Offshore is good for red snapper and kingfish.

EAST MATAGORDA Trout are good for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell when the winds allows. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet.

MATAGORDA Trout are good on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are good on Gulps and live shrimp in Oyster Lake and Crab Lake.

PORT ARANSAS Trout, redfish and sheeps-head are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Redfish are also fair around Pelican Island on shrimp. Offshore is good for red snapper and kingfish.

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

PORT MANSFIELD Trout are good on topwaters around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on small topwaters and live shrimp. Offshore is good for red snapper and kingfish.

PORT O’CONNOR Trout and redfish are fair to good on topwaters and live bait over sand, grass and shell in San Antonio Bay -- also 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 to good over grass while drift-ing with live shrimp. Red-fish are good on mullet on the Estes Flats and around Mud Island.

NORTH SABINE Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad on soft plastics -- also good in the river on live shad.

SOUTH SABINE Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad -- also good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters when the water clears.

SOUTH PADRE Red-fish and trout are good along the sand and grass in South Bay and Mexiquita Flats. Tarpon are showing around the passes and jetties. Snook are fair on shrimp in the channel.

TEXAS CITY Trout are fair to good on April Fool's Reef on live shrimp and croakers. Trout are good in the ship channel on live bait and plastics.

TRINITY BAY Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Red-fish are good on live bait around the reefs and in the marsh.
 
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