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July 20, 2011 | 1187 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 near the jetty and dam. Striped bass are fair on liver and shad off points near the pier. Redfish are very good on perch, tilapia shad, and silver spoons. Channel and blue catfish are very good on liver, shrimp, and cheesebait near the dam.

BUCHANAN Water clear; 77--80 degrees; 20.06' low. Black bass are good on chartreuse JDC Skip--N--Pop topwaters, Texas rigged pumpkinseed worms, and watermelon flukes along secondary points in 10--18 feet. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse Rat--L--Traps, Zara Spooks, and shad col-ored crankbaits near the dam early and late. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on live bait and shrimp. Yel-low and blue catfish are good on juglines and trot-lines baited with goldfish and perch.

CALAVERAS Water clear. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and Rat--L--Traps. Striped bass are fair on chicken livers and shad. Redfish are fair on live perch and tilapia near the crappie wall. Crap-pie are slow. Channel cat-fish are fair on cheesebait and shad. Blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE Wa-ter clear; 76--79 degrees; 5.09' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinner-baits, soft plastic worms, and crankbaits along banks in 6--14 feet early. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Smallmouth bass are good on root beer soft plastics and watermelon topwaters along ledges in 5--15 feet. Crappie are fair to good on minnows over brush piles in 8--12 feet. Channel cat-fish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are very good on juglines and trotlines baited with live bait.

CHOKE CANYON Water clear; 77--80 degrees; 8.67' low. Black bass are good on black/blue crank-baits, spinnerbaits, and topwaters. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cut bait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are good on juglines baited with live bait.

COLETO CREEK Water fairly clear; 3.03' low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits in 4--12 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON Water stained to clear; 87--91 de-grees. Black bass are very good on watermelon and chartreuse jigs and crank-baits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excel-lent on cut bait, shrimp, and shad. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexi-co side) whether fishing or not.

GRANGER Water clear; 84--88 degrees; 2.01' low. Black bass are fair on white spinnerbaits upriver around flooded timber. White bass are fair on slab spoons over main lake humps and ridges. Crappie are good on Stanley Wedge--Tail minnow jigs in 6--12 feet. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with fresh shad. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.

LBJ Water fairly clear; 80--83 degrees; 0.41' low. Black bass are fair on char-treuse jigs, watermelon topwaters, and green pumpkin Whacky Sticks in 6--18 feet early. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 12 feet. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and shrimp. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch.

TRAVIS Water stained; 77--81 degrees; 36.55' low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms, white grubs, and chartreuse topwaters in 8--18 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut bait and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG Water stained. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat--L--Traps and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are fair on min-nows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on night-crawlers and shrimp. Yel-low catfish are slow.

Saltwater

BAFFIN BAY Trout are fair in mud and grass on Corkies and topwaters. Trout are fair to good in the Land Cut on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good while drifting with topwaters at Rocky Slough.

BOLIVAR Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on soft plastics and plugs. Black drum and redfish are good at Rollover Pass. Croakers are good on dead shrimp in the channel and around the pass.

CORPUS CHRISTI Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Trout are good in the sand and grass holes and humps on croakers and shrimp.

FREEPORT Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs. Trout and sand trout are good at the jetties on shrimp and DOA Shrimp.

EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout are good while working the edges of reefs on soft plastics and top-waters. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intra-coastal on fresh shrimp. Trout are good on croakers in the Ship Chan-nel.

WEST GALVESTON BAY Trout are fair to good for drifters working shell on live shrimp. Trout, sheeps-head, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp. Tarpon are showing on the beachfront. Kingfish, ling and red snapper are good offshore.

EAST MATAGORDA Trout are fair to good for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. 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. Trout are fair on sand and grass on soft plastics. Trout are good in the surf when the wind allows.

PORT ARANSAS Red-fish are fair to good at East Flats on shrimp. Redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp. Offshore is good for red snapper, ling and kingfish.

PORT ISABEL Trout and redfish are fair to good at Gas Well Flats on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good around the channel edges by the causeway on shrimp under a popping cork.

PORT MANSFIELD Trout are good on top-waters around sand and grass and pods of mullet. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes and while working shallow wa-ter on the sand flats.

PORT O’CONNOR Trout and redfish are good on croakers on the reefs in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair at the mouths of bayous on the outgoing tide.

ROCKPORT Trout are fair in Big Bayou on free--lined shrimp. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Redfish are good on the edge of the ICW on mullet.

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 and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good around Lighthouse Cove and around the jetty rocks on topwaters.

SOUTH PADRE Trout are good around the spoil islands, channel edges and color changes on DOA Shrimp. Tarpon, snook, trout and Spanish mackerel have been solid at the jetty on live bait.

TEXAS CITY Trout are good on the channel on croakers. Reefs and wells have held good trout on live bait.

TRINITY BAY Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on soft plastics. Trout are fair to good at the wells on live bait and plastics. Redfish and trout are fair to good at the spillway on shrimp.
 
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