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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 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.
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; 9.19’ low. Black bass are good on JDC Skip-N-Pop topwaters and flukes, and on root beer Baby Brush Hogs in bays. Striped bass are fair trolling Shad Raps. White bass are fair on Road Runners upriver. Smallmouth bass are fair on root beer JDC curl tail grubs and Bleeding Shad Tiny Traps along main lake points. Crappie are good on Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows around submerged brush piles along break lines. Channel catfish are fair in the upper end of the lake. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on juglines and trotlines in creeks.
CHOKE CANYON Water clear; 74--78 degrees; 24.54’ low. Black bass are good on blue/white deep running crankbaits and watermelon Carolina rigged soft plastic worms and lizards. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are fair on live bait. Blue and yellow catfish are good on cheesebait in 5-10 feet.
COLETO CREEK Water stained; 75 degrees in main lake, 87 degrees at hot water discharge; 3.76’ low. Black bass to 6 pounds are good on pumpkinseed soft plastics and spinnerbaits in 6-8 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs in 10-12 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 19 pounds are good on trotlines and droplines baited with live perch in 10-12 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
LBJ Water stained; 72-76 degrees; 0.30’ low. Black bass to 4 pounds are good on JDC Skip-N-Pop topwaters, watermelon red flukes, and green pumpkin tubes along break lines of flats in 10--20 feet. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs and Pirk Minnows. White bass are fair trolling Shad Raps and Tiny Traps. Crappie are good on minnows and blue Curb’s crappie jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on live bait and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines.
TRAVIS Water murky; 73-77 degrees; 55.88’ low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed Brush Hogs, chrome topwaters, and grubs in 5-15 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on chrome jigging spoons and white jigs in 5-20 feet. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver and stinkbait in 20-30 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
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. Black drum are good at the jetties on cracked blue crabs.
EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout are 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.
WEST GALVESTON BAY Trout are fair for waders on topwaters and Corkies in the afternoon. Sheepshead, redfish, and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and 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.
PORT ISABEL Trout and redfish are fair to good on the flats on live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good in South Bay on shrimp.
PORT O’CONNOR Trout and redfish are fair on plastics 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. Black drum are good in the Lydia Ann Channel on crabs. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp.
SOUTH PADRE 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 around Lighthouse Cove on topwaters.
TRINITY BAY Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers, and Sand Eels. Waders have taken better trout on the shell along the east shoreline.
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