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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 good on dark soft plastic worms near the jetty and dam. Striped bass are fair on minnows and shad. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, shrimp, and cut bait near the discharge. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait in 15--50 feet.



BUCHANAN Water clear; 54--58 degrees; 27.96' 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 good on chartreuse soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits in reed beds. Striped bass are good on silver spoons and jigs near the crappie wall. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and cheesebait near the railroad trestle. Yellow catfish are slow.



CANYON LAKE Water clear; 54--58 degrees; 9.47' 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; 12.30' 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; 2.32' 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; 23.13' low. Black bass are good on watermelon red Brush Hogs and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are very good on frozen 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; 1.42' low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse jigs and Rat--L--Traps in the river channel. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs near Dickerson's. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs upriver at night. Blue catfish are fair on prepared bait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.



LBJ Water clear; 53--57 degrees; 0.29' 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; 50.93' 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 good on minnows and watermelon soft plastics. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and white striper jigs. White bass are very good on minnows and Li'l Fishies. Crappie are slow. 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 MirrOlures. Trout are fair to good in the guts along shorelines on Corkies. Redfish and black drum are good in the Land Cut on shrimp and crabs.



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 on the King Ranch shoreline on Gulps and plastics. Redfish are good in the Humble Channel on crabs and table shrimp. Waders have taken trout in Oso Bay.



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.



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 Trout are fair on the mud and shell on MirrOlures and Corkies in the afternoon. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs.



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.



MATAGORDA Redfish are fair to good on the south shoreline in the guts and bayous. Trout are fair in the guts for waders tossing plastics and Corkies.



PORT ARANSAS Sheepshead are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Redfish and black drum are good in the channels on crabs.



PORT ISABEL Sheepshead are good around the causeway on shrimp. Snook are fair in the Brownsville Ship Channel on free--lined shrimp. Trout are fair on the edge of the flats on soft plastics under popping corks.



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. Some trout have been taken on topwaters on warmer days.



PORT O’CONNOR Trout and redfish are fair on soft plastics on the edge of muddy channels. Redfish are good at the mouths of drains. Sheepshead are good at the jetty on shrimp.



ROCKPORT Trout are fair on the edge of the ICW on glow DOA Shrimp. Redfish are fair to good in the holes on the Estes Flats 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 Whiting and sand trout are fair to good on shrimp from the piers. Redfish are fair in Moses Lake on the falling tide on crabs and shrimp.



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.
 

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