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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 crankbaits and watermelon soft plastics near the dam. Striped bass are good on liver, shad, and gold spoons along shorelines. Redfish are fair on perch and shad in the reeds. Channel catfish are good on shrimp, cut bait, and nightcrawlers. Blue catfish are fair on stinkbait.

CALAVERAS Water clear. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics near the jetty. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons and striper jigs near the dam. Redfish are fair on live perch and tilapia along the shoreline. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on live bait, shrimp, and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE Water stained; 83--87 degrees; 5.16’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon flukes and topwaters, and watermelon/blue flake soft plastic worms over brush piles. Striped bass are fair on spinnerbaits and shallow running crankbaits around humps early. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are good on watermelon jigs and white grubs. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait and live bait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on perch upriver.

CHOKE CANYON Water clear; 85--88 degrees; 13.71’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and Rat--L--Traps early and late. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are good on live perch and goldfish.

COLETO CREEK Water fairly clear; 0.95’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Rat--L--Traps and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

catfish are very good on nightcrawlers, stinkbait, and live bait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with goldfish and perch.

Saltwater

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, croakers and piggy perch.

FREEPORT Trout are good at San Luis Pass on shrimp and MirrOlures. Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay. Trout, Spanish mackerel and sand trout are good at the jetties on soft plastics and shrimp fished on the bottom. Offshore is good for kingfish, ling and dorado.

EAST MATAGORDA Trout are fair 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. Trout are fair on topwaters on the shorelines early.

MATAGORDA Trout are fair on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are fair on topwaters and live shrimp in Oyster Lake and Crab Lake.

PORT ARANSAS Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Trout are fair to good in the surf on topwaters, piggies and croakers. Offshore is good for kingfish and dorado around shrimp boats.

PORT ISABEL Trout and redfish are fair to good on the flats on live shrimp and Gulps. Redfish are good on Gulps small topwaters while casting to the shallows.

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. Redfish are good on shrimp and mullet on the Estes Flats.

SOUTH PADRE Redfish and trout are good in South Bay and Mexiquita Flats on shrimp and Gulps under rattling corks. Tarpon are showing at the jetty.

TEXAS CITY Trout are fair to good on the reefs on live shrimp and croakers. Trout are good on the edge of the Ship Channel on croakers and shrimp.
 

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