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Fishing Report, Week of 5/23




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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 chartreuse crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms near the dam. Striped bass are good on liver and perch off points. Redfish are fair on shad, tilapia, and crawfish. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp, cut bait, and cheesebait.



BUCHANAN Water murky; 70--75 degrees; 23.08' low. Black bass are fair on Bleeding Shad Rat--L--Traps, chartreuse Skip--N--Pop topwaters, and weightless wacky rigged watermelon Whacky Sticks in 8--16 feet. Striped bass are good on watermelon topwaters and Rat--L--Traps on the surface at first light. White bass are fair trolling green Rat--L--Traps and jigging Pirk Minnows over rock piles. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are good on shrimp and cut bait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on juglines and trotlines baited with live bait.



CALAVERAS Water clear. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on spoons and striper jigs between the dam and the crappie wall. Redfish are fair down rigging silver and gold spoons. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp, cheesebait, and shad. Blue catfish are good on liver and cut bait near 181 Cove. Yellow catfish are slow.



CANYON LAKE Water stained; 71--75 degrees; 5.40' low. Black bass are good on chartreuse topwaters, Texas rigged watermelon Whacky Sticks, and green pumpkin jigs in 8--15 feet. Striped bass are slow to fair trolling perch colored crankbaits and jigging silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies upriver. Smallmouth bass are good on green Rat--L--Traps, watermelon tubes, and white spinnerbaits in 12--18 feet. Crappie are fair on pink tube jigs and minnows around submerged brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait and minnows. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on juglines and trotlines baited with live bait.



CHOKE CANYON Water clear; 72--76 degrees; 12.51' low. Black bass are good on minnows and shad colored spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and minnows. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.



COLETO CREEK Water fairly clear; 1.60' low. Black bass are good on minnows and perch colored Rat--L--Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and Li'l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch.



FALCON Water stained; 80--84 degrees; 30.96' low. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and shallow running crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows over brush. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on cut bait and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow. Every-one in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.



GRANGER Water murky; 73--77 degrees; 0.18' high. Black bass are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad and prepared bait in shallow water. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch in the river.



LBJ Water clear; 70--74 degrees; 0.51' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Senkos, pumpkinseed topwaters, and perch colored Rat--L--Traps early in 10--20 feet. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on minnows and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch and carp.



TRAVIS Water stained; 71--75 degrees; 39.43' low. Black bass are fair on shad colored topwaters, watermelon soft plastic worms, and smoke grubs. Striped bass are fair on minnows. White bass are good on chartreuse topwaters, white grubs, and small spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on fresh stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.



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

Saltwater

BAFFIN BAY Trout are fair to good on sand and grass on topwaters and plastics. Trout are good at night in the Land Cut on live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good in the grass on the King Ranch shoreline on small topwaters.



BOLIVAR Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. 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. Trout are good for drifters working like shrimp over sand and grass.



FREEPORT Trout are fair to good at San Luis Pass on shrimp. Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay. Trout and redfish are good at the jetties on live shrimp and finger mullet.



EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout are good on the south shoreline on Catch 5s, MirrOlures and topwaters. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp. Trout are good on live bait around the wells.



WEST GALVESTON BAY Trout are fair to good on live shrimp on reefs. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Trout are beginning to show in the surf and at the jetty.



EAST MATAGORDA Trout are 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. Some redfish are schooling in the middle of the bay.



MATAGORDA Redfish are fair to good on the edge of Oyster Lake on shrimp and crabs. Trout are fair on shell and grass on soft plastics. Black drum are fair to good at Shell Island on crabs.



PORT ARANSAS Redfish are fair to good at East Flats and around Dagger Island on shrimp and crabs. Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers.



PORT ISABEL Trout and redfish are fair to good on the flats on live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good in South Bay on topwaters.



PORT MANSFIELD Trout are good on topwaters around sand and grass and along the edge of the ICW on Gulps. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes with topwaters and Gulps.



PORT O’CONNOR Trout and redfish are good on topwaters over sand and grass in the guts in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters work-ing the back lakes with live shrimp. Trout are showing at the jetty.



ROCKPORT Trout are fair to good in the guts and channels on free--lined shrimp. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Many trout have been showing on the outside of the islands.



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. Redfish are good in the marsh on topwaters and Gulps.



SOUTH SABINE Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad. Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good while wading coves and bayous on topwaters.



SOUTH PADRE Trout are good around the spoil islands, channel edges and color changes on DOA Shrimp and live shrimp. Redfish are fair while drifting sand and grass on Gulps and live shrimp under a popping cork.



TEXAS CITY Trout are fair to good on Dollar Reef on live shrimp and croakers. Redfish are fair in Moses Lake on mullet and shrimp.



TRINITY BAY Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Trout are fair to good on deep shell on Gulps and live bait.
 
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