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Fishing report

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 spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Redfish are fair on live perch and shad near the dam. Channel catfish are good on chicken livers, shrimp, and cut shad. Blue catfish are good on cut bait.



BUCHANAN Water clear; 56--60 degrees; 32.08' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Whacky Sticks, chartreuse Curb's jigs, Bleeding Shad Rat--L--Traps, and smoke grubs on flats. Striped bass are good on shad colored Rat--L--Traps, Spoiler Shads, and Pirk Minnows, in 20--30 feet. White bass are fair on minnows and Tiny Traps in deep creeks. Crappie are fair on live minnows over brush piles in 15--30 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.



CALAVERAS Water clear. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Redfish are fair on live perch, shad, and spoons. Channel and blue catfish are very good on chicken livers, shrimp, and cut shad. Yellow catfish are slow.



CANYON LAKE Water clear; 58--61 degrees; 10.31' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged watermelon Scoundrel worms on shaky head jigs and green pumpkin Whacky Sticks on jigheads off secondary points. Striped bass are good on Spoiler Shads, Red Fins, and Pirk Minnows in the lower end of the lake. Smallmouth bass are fair on smoke/red flake tubes, pumpkinseed curl tail grubs on jigheads, and pumpkin Curb's jigs along ledges in 12--15 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and crappie jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on live bait.



CHOKE CANYON Water clear; 60--64 degrees; 11.84' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon and pumpkinseed soft plastics and Rat--L--Traps in 10--25 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, liver, and bloodbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.



COLETO CREEK Water fairly clear; 2.75' low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with shrimp and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch.



FALCON Water stained; 62--65 degrees. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastic worms and jigs in 15--25 feet. Crappie are fair on chartreuse jigs. Striped bass are still in the lake in limited numbers. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on cut bait and stinkbait. 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 murky; 56--60 degrees; 4.68' low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair around shad upriver. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver at night. Blue catfish are good on prepared bait and juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.



LBJ Water clear; 57--60 degrees; 0.26' low. Black bass are fair on Bleeding Shad Rat--L--Traps, buzzbaits, and wacky rigged watermelon Whacky Sticks in 10--20 feet. White bass are fair vertically jigging Pirk Minnows under birds. Crappie are fair on Curb's crappie jigs and live minnows over brush piles in 15--20 feet. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and stinkbait.



TRAVIS Water lightly stained; 56--59 degrees; 54.32' low. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits, watermelon worms, and small spinnerbaits in 20--35 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and chartreuse spinnerbaits in 22--40 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.



WALTER E. LONG Water lightly stained. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

Saltwater

BAFFIN BAY Trout are fair to good in mud and grass on Corkies and Catch 2000s. Trout are fair to good in the guts along the King Ranch shoreline on Corkies.



BOLIVAR Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on slow--sinking plugs. Black drum and redfish are good at Rollover Pass.



CORPUS CHRISTI Trout are fair to good in Oslo Bay for waders tossing scented baits and Corkies. Redfish are good in the Humble Channel on crabs and table shrimp. Trout are fair to good on the edge of the flats on live shrimp, Gulps and DOA Shrimp.



FREEPORT Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs. Redfish are fair to good at San Luis pass on cracked blue crabs. Redfish are fair to good at the mouths of drains on Gulps and shrimp.



EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout are fair to good on the north shoreline on Corkies and MirrOlures. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp.



WEST GALVESTON BAY Waders have taken trout in the mud and shell on MirrOlures and Corkies. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs.



EAST MATAGORDA Trout are fair for drifters on plastics over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal and at the mouths of drains on Gulps and jigs tipped with shrimp.



MATAGORDA Redfish are fair to good on the south shoreline in the guts and bayous. Trout are fair on shell on soft plastics and finger mullet.



PORT ARANSAS Redfish are fair to good on the ledges of the channel on mullet. Sand trout are good on shrimp in the channel.



PORT ISABEL Trout are fair on the edge of the flats on soft plastics under popping corks. Redfish are good in the holes and guts on Gulps and scented baits.



PORT MANSFIELD Redfish are fair to good on DOA Shrimp and Gulps under a popping cork around grass holes. Trout are fair to good on mud along the edge of the channel on Corkies and MirrOlures.



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



ROCKPORT Trout are fair on the edge of the ICW on glow DOA Shrimp. Redfish are fair to good in California Hole and the Lydia Ann Channel on mullet and shrimp.



NORTH SABINE Trout and redfish are fair while drifting mud and shell. Waders have taken better trout on the Louisiana shoreline on slow--sinking plugs.



SOUTH SABINE Redfish are fair on the edge of the channel on mullet. Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp.



SOUTH PADRE Trout and redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on DOA Shrimp and Gulps. Redfish, black drum and mangrove snapper are fair to good in the channel on shrimp.



TEXAS CITY Redfish are good in Moses Lake on fresh shrimp. Black drum, sheepshead and redfish are fair on the edge of the channel and on shell in shrimp.



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