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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 chartreuse crankbaits and soft plastic worms in the reeds. Striped bass are fair on liver and shad at Dead Tree Point and near the pier. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are good on liver, shrimp, cheesebait, and cut bait. Blue catfish are good on cut bait.



BUCHANAN Water clear; 54--58 degrees; 30.35' low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed jigs, watermelon jerkbaits, and Carolina rigged JDC lizards along break lines in 15--25 feet. Striped bass are good trolling watermelon/chartreuse Curb's striper jigs and perch colored crankbaits. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows in creeks. 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 fair on watermelon soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and Rat--L--Traps near the dam. Striped bass are fair on minnows and jigs near the dam. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.



CANYON LAKE Water clear; 54--58 degrees; 9.88' low. Black bass are fair on white/chartreuse Curb's jigs, jerkbaits, and pumpkinseed Texas rigged worms in 20--30 feet. Striped bass are good vertically jigging Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads. White bass are fair jigging Pirk Minnows and on slabs along the main river channel. Smallmouth bass are fair on chartreuse curl tail grubs and JDC watermelon tubes. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.



CHOKE CANYON Water clear; 57--61 degrees; 12.22' low. Black bass are fair on minnows and small Rat--L--Traps. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.



COLETO CREEK Water fairly clear; 2.58' low. Black bass are fair on green spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, stinkbait, and shrimp. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.



FALCON Water stained; 58--62 degrees; 24.61' low. Black bass are good on soft plastics and spinnerbaits in shallow areas. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on shrimp, stinkbait, and cut bait. 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; 52--56 degrees; 3.51' low. Black bass are fair on jigs and shad rap crankbaits. White bass are fair on small white jigs and small Rat--L--Traps upriver near the primitive boat launch. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver at night. Blue catfish are fair on prepared baits, and on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.



LBJ Water clear; 53--57 degrees; 0.26' low. Black bass are fair on minnows and perch colored Rat--L--Traps. Striped bass are fair on minnows and chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair jigging white Curb's jigs and Pirk Minnows off points. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.



TRAVIS Water lightly stained; 53--57 degrees; 53.93' low. Black bass are good on smoke grubs, chartreuse jigs, and watermelon crankbaits in 10--20 feet. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse spoons and minnows in 20--35 feet. White bass are fair on silver spoons and dark red crankbaits in 20--30 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs in 15--25 feet. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.



WALTER E. LONG Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and cut bait. White bass are good on minnows and jigging spoons. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. 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 and MirrOlures.



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



CORPUS CHRISTI Redfish and black drum are fair to good in the Humble Channel on crabs and table shrimp. Trout are fair to good for waders in Oso Bay on Gulps and soft plastics.



FREEPORT Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs. Redfish and black drum are fair to good at San Luis pass on cracked blue crabs.



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



WEST GALVESTON BAY Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Trout are fair to good for wader on the shorelines in the afternoon. Flounder are beginning to show on the edge of the channel.



EAST MATAGORDA Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp and plastics over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet. Some redfish have been found schooling in the middle of the bay.



MATAGORDA Redfish are fair to good on the south shoreline in the guts and bayous. Trout, black drum and redfish are fair on shell on soft plastics and live shrimp.



PORT ARANSAS Sheepshead, black drum and redfish are fair to good at the jetty on fresh shrimp. Redfish are fair to good around Pelican Island on Gulps and mullet. Sand trout are good on shrimp in the channel.



PORT ISABEL Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the flats on Gulps, TTF Flats Minnows and Hackberry Hustlers. Trout are fair on the edge of the flats on DOA Shrimp and Gulps.



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 ICW 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. Redfish are fair to good at the mouths of drains on soft plastics and slow--sinking plugs.



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



NORTH SABINE Trout and redfish are fair while drifting mud and shell. Sheepshead are fair to good around the rocks. Runoff is flowing down the rivers with the recent rains.



SOUTH SABINE Redfish are fair on the edge of the channel on mullet and Gulps. 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 and small Gulps.



TEXAS CITY Sheepshead are fair around rock groins on live shrimp. Mangrove snapper and whiting are fair from the piers.



TRINITY BAY Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Redfish are good at the spillway on crabs and mullet. The mouth of the Trinity River is fresh from recent rains.
 

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