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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)
BRAUNIG Water clear. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat--L--Traps and dark soft plastic worms in reeds. Striped bass are fair down rigging silver and gold spoons near the dam. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are fair on liver, shrimp, and cheesebait. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait.
BUCHANAN Water stained; 83--87 degrees; 30.40’ low. Black bass are fair on Pop--R’s, shad flukes, and watermelon red Whacky Sticks on jigheads along ledges in 8--15 feet at daylight. Striped bass are fair on Spoiler Shads on the surface at first light, and drifting or free lining live bait from Lighthouse Point to the dam. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are very good on rod/reel, juglines and trotlines baited with goldfish and perch upriver.
CALAVERAS Water clear. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits over reed beds. Striped bass are good on spoons and striper jigs near the dam and the crappie wall in 15--20 feet. Redfish are fair down rigging silver and gold spoons along the crappie wall and the dam in 10--20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver, cheesebait, shrimp, and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
CANYON LAKE Water clear; 83--87 degrees; 10.57’ low. Black bass are fair on JDC Skip--N--Pop topwaters and watermelon red Whacky Sticks along grassy banks early and late, and on Texas rigged green pumpkin worms along break lines. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on perch colored spinnerbaits. Smallmouth bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and blue Curb’s jigs. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on live bait.
CHOKE CANYON Water clear; 85--89 degrees; 21.49’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and Carolina rigged soft plastic worms early and late. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Drum are fair on nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and punchbait. Yellow catfish are good on live perch.
COLETO CREEK Water clear; 2.66’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed spinnerbaits and Rat--L--Traps. White bass are fair on slabs and small spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, liver, and live perch. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines and juglines baited with live perch.
WALTER E. LONG Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin spinnerbaits and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on white Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows, shrimp, and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.
CORPUS CHRISTI Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on live shrimp and croakers. Redfish are fair to good on small topwaters and Gulps while wading guts and drop--offs in Oso Bay.
PORT ARANSAS Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Offshore is good for kingfish and ling. Trout are fair to good in the surf on live shrimp and croakers.
SOUTH PADRE Trout are good on shrimp and DOA Shrimp and Gulps while drifting the grass beds. Snook are fair to good in South Bay on live shrimp, Gulps and piggy perch. Trout, redfish and tarpon have been found at the jetty.
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