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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 green pumpkin soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are good down rigging spoons near the dam. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are very good on shrimp, cheesebait, and cut bait.

BUCHANAN Water stained; 72--76 degrees; 30.51’ low. Black bass are fair on Curb’s “erratic” jigs, topwaters, and wacky rigged watermelon/red Whacky Sticks in creeks and pockets. Striped bass are fair jigging white Curb’s bucktail jigs in 15--30 feet. White bass are fair vertically Pirk Minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on juglines and trotlines baited with live bait.

CALAVERAS Water clear. Black bass are fair on dark soft plastic worms and crankbaits over reed beds. Striped bass are fair on chicken livers and shad near the dam. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are good on shrimp and nightcrawlers. Blue catfish are good on cut bait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE Water murky; 73--77 degrees; 9.27’ low. Black bass are fair on JDC spider Grubs, green pumpkin Whacky Sticks on jigheads, and grape Scoundrel worms in 6--12 feet. Striped bass are fair vertically jigging silver Pirk Minnows and white Curb’s striper jigs. White bass are fair vertically jigging Pirk Minnows and trolling Shad Raps in 10--20 feet. Smallmouth bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on live bait.

CHOKE CANYON Water clear; 74--78 degrees; 24.40’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits, Texas rigged lizards, and large worms. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnow tipped jigs. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLETO CREEK Water clear; 74 degrees in main lake, 87 degrees at hot water discharge; 4.09’ low. Black bass to 6 pounds are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics and spinnerbaits in 6--8 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish to 14 pounds are fair on live perch in 10--12 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON Water clear; 75--79 degrees; 29.71’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon and chartreuse soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and deep running crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on frozen shrimp, stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and cut bait under cormorants. 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; 74--78 degrees; 0.40’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on pink tube jigs over brush piles. Blue catfish are good on stinkbait and Zote soap. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch in the river.

LBJ Water stained; 72--76 degrees; 0.35’ low. Black bass are good on Bleeding Shad Rat--L--Traps, watermelon creature baits, and pumpkin JDC Skip--N--Pop topwaters in 5--12 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair vertically jigging Tiny Traps and Pirk Minnows under birds. Crappie are good on live minnows and white tube jigs in 6--10 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on live bait.

TRAVIS Water murky; 73--77 degrees; 56.04’ low. Black bass are very good on watermelon Senkos, white grubs, and Rat--L--Traps in 5--20 feet. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and white grubs in 10--20 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and blue/white tube jigs in 15--25 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and fresh cut bait in 20--35 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG Water lightly stained. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and silver striper jigs. White bass are good on soft plastic curltail minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

Saltwater

BAFFIN BAY 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 on live shrimp.

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 live shrimp under a popping cork 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 fair at the jetties on live shrimp and finger mullet.

EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on Catch 5s, MirrOlures and Catch 2000s. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp. Redfish are fair in the marsh around points on shrimp and Gulps.

WEST GALVESTON BAY Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Trout are fair to good at the jetty on live bait when the wind allows. Trout are fair for waders in the afternoon on topwaters.

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.

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. Redfish and black drum are fair to good at Shell Island on live shrimp.

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.

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 at Green Island and the Saucer. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes and while anchored with natural baits at East Cut.

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 working the back lakes with live shrimp.

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 the Estes Flats on shrimp and Gulps.

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 spoons.

SOUTH SABINE Trout are fair to good over shell in 3--4 feet of water. Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good around Lighthouse Cove on topwaters.

SOUTH PADRE Trout are fair to good for waders around the spoil island 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. Redfish are fair in Moses Lake on mullet and shrimp.

TRINITY BAY Redfish are fair to good in the marsh on shrimp on the outgoing tide. Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels.
 

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