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December 26, 2012 | 1057 views | Post a comment

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 slow. Striped bass are fair on live shad and silver jigging spoons. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are good on liver, frozen shrimp, and cut shad. Blue catfish are good on cut bait and shad.

BUCHANAN Water stained; 68--72 degrees; 27.70’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon red JDC curl tail grubs on jigheads, Texas rigged blue flake Scoundrel worms, and blue back Fat Free Shads along ledges and points in 10--20 feet. Striped bass are good drifting live shad, and jigging Spoiler Shad swim baits and Pirk Minnows around Garrett Island in 25--40 feet. White bass are fair jigging Tiny Traps and Curb’s crappie jigs along main lake points and creek bluffs in 15--25 feet. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CALAVERAS Water clear. Black bass are fair on small crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Redfish are fair on live perch and shad in 15--30 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver, frozen shrimp, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE Water lightly stained; 68--72 degrees; 8.64’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon red Brush Hogs, Texas rigged Red Shad JDC drop shot worms and tubes on jigheads in the stickups and along bluffs in 15--20 feet. Striped bass are fair jigging Pirk Minnows and trolling Shad Raps in the lower end of the lake over humps. White bass are fair on blade baits along main lake bluffs. Smallmouth bass are good on white JDC grubs, watermelon tubes on jigheads, and smoke drop shot worms along main lake points and bluff ledges. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON Water clear; 72--76 degrees; 16.84’ low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, heavy jigs, and large soft plastic lizards in the grass. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on punchbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLETO CREEK Water clear; 3.67’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on live perch and bloodbait in 12--18 feet. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch in 12--18 feet.

FALCON Water murky; 73--77 degrees; 34.76’ low. Black bass are fair on football jigs, large soft plastic worms, and 7” Carolina rigged Senkos. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on cut bait and doughbait. 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 stained; 68--72 degrees; 1.13’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on shad in the main lake and upriver. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are good on prepared baits, and on juglines baited with cut bait, shad, and Zote soap. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ Water clear; 68--72 degrees; 0.30’ low. Black bass are fair on PBJ colored Snag Proof jigs, pumpkin JDC drop shot worms, and green pumpkin tubes off docks. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on silver Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and nightcrawlers. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

TRAVIS Water clear; 68--72 degrees; 49.40’ low. Black bass are good on green shad crankbaits, electric blue worms, and smoke grubs in 10--25 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and spoons in 30--45 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and cut bait in 25--40 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG Water lightly stained. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows, and on red/white and chartreuse jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on minnows and frozen shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

Saltwater

BAFFIN BAY Trout are fair to good in mud and grass on Corkies and Catch 2000s Redfish are good in the Land Cut on natural baits.

BOLIVAR Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on soft plastics and plugs. Black drum and redfish are good at Rollover Pass.

CORPUS CHRISTI 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 and DOA Shrimp.

FREEPORT Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs. Sheepshead are good from the piers on shrimp.

EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on MirrOlures and soft plastics. 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 live shrimp and soft plastics over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are 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 on shell on soft plastics.

PORT ARANSAS Sheepshead are good at the jetty on shrimp. Redfish are fair to good on the East Flats on Gulps and mullet. Sand trout are good on shrimp in the channel.

PORT ISABEL Trout are fair on the edge of the flats on Gulps under popping corks. Redfish are fair around the spoils on Gulps and shrimp. Sand trout are fair to good in the channel on shrimp.

PORT MANSFIELD Trout are fair to good on DOA Shrimp under a popping cork around grass holes. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes and while wading spoil islands.

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.

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

NORTH SABINE Trout are fair to good under the birds when the wind allows. Redfish are good in the marsh on small topwaters and weedless plastics.

SOUTH SABINE Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair around the Reef on live shrimp. Trout are good around rafts of shad on MirrOlures and soft plastics.

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 on the edge of the deep channels on fresh shrimp. Flounder are fair on the spoils on Gulps and jigs tipped with 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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