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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 stained. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms near the dam. Striped bass are fair on liver and shad off points near the pier. Redfish are good down rigging near the jetty and dam. Channel and blue catfish are very good on cut bait and cheesebait near the hot water discharge.

BUCHANAN Water murky; 78--82 degrees; 27.79’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse JDC Skip--N--Pop topwaters, Texas rigged pumpkinseed worms, and watermelon flukes along secondary points in 10--18 feet. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse Rat--L--Traps, Zara Spooks, and shad colored crankbaits early and late. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines and trotlines baited with goldfish and perch.

CALAVERAS Water stained. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat--L--Traps and soft plastics. Striped bass are fair on chicken livers and shad along the shoreline. Redfish are fair down rigging silver and gold spoons along the crappie wall and the dam in 10--20 feet. Channel catfish are good on cheesebait, and shad near the railroad trestle. Blue catfish are good on liver and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE Water murky; 79--83 degrees; 8.54’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits, soft plastic worms, and crankbaits in 6--14 feet early. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Smallmouth bass are good on watermelon topwaters along ledges in 5--15 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 8--12 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on juglines and trotlines baited with live bait.

CHOKE CANYON Water stained; 79--83 degrees; 25.15’ low. Black bass are good on black/blue crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and topwaters. White bass are fair on pet spoons. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cut bait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are good on juglines baited with live bait.

COLETO CREEK Water stained; 84 degrees in main lake, 96 degrees at hot water discharge; 1.23’ low. Black bass are good on soft plastics and spinnerbaits in 6--8 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs in 10 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines and droplines baited with live perch in 10--12 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON Water murky; 81--85 degrees; 28.73’ low. Black bass are fair on shallow running crankbaits and Carolina rigged soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shrimp under birds. 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; 78--82 degrees; 0.41’ high. Black bass are fair on jigs upriver. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs in 12--15 feet. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with shad and cut bait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch and goldfish.

LBJ Water stained; 79--83 degrees; 0.33’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse jigs, pumpkinseed topwaters, and green pumpkin Whacky Sticks in 6--18 feet early. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on slabs and spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 12--18 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch.

TRAVIS Water murky; 80--84 degrees; 51.77’ low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastic worms, white grubs, and shad colored topwaters in 8--18 feet. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse Rat--L--Traps. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut bait and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

Saltwater

BAFFIN BAY Trout are fair to good on topwaters around rocks and grass. Trout are fair to good while drifting grass around spoil islands on Bass Assassins, Gamblers and MirrOlures. Trout are good on croakers for wader working sand and grass.

BOLIVAR Trout are good on the south shoreline on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Trout, sand trout and croakers are fair to good at Rollover Pass on live bait.

CORPUS CHRISTI Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Trout are fair to good on topwaters on sand and grass near the Packery Channel.

FREEPORT Trout, redfish, sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay and Chocolate Bay. Trout, redfish and croakers on shrimp at the jetty.

EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout are good for drifters working deep shell on limetreuse and plum plastics. Trout are good on live bait around the Ship Channel.

WEST GALVESTON BAY Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Trout and redfish are fair to good at the mouth of bayous on the outgoing tide on live shrimp.

EAST MATAGORDA Trout are good for drifters and waders on live shrimp over mid--bay reefs. Redfish are good in the middle of the bay on live shrimp near slicks.

MATAGORDA Trout are fair on sand and grass on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are good in the back reaches of the bay on mud and shell on live shrimp. Trout are good in the surf on topwaters and croakers.

PORT ARANSAS Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Offshore is good for kingfish and ling.

PORT ISABEL Trout are good on the deeper edges and flats on topwaters and live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good in along the drops on small topwaters and live shrimp. Black drum and sheepshead are fair to good in South Bay on live bait.

PORT MANSFIELD Trout are good on topwaters on the edge of the channel and around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while wading over sand on small topwaters. Offshore is good for kingfish and ling.

PORT O’CONNOR Trout and redfish are good on topwaters and live bait over sand, grass and shell near Pass Cavallo. Trout and redfish are fair at the mouths of the back lakes on the outgoing tide. Offshore is good for ling kingfish.

ROCKPORT Trout are fair in the guts and channels on free--lined shrimp. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good in the guts with lower tides.

NORTH SABINE Redfish are good in the marsh on topwaters. Redfish are fair to good at the mouths of bayous draining from the marsh.

SOUTH SABINE Trout are fair to good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters. Trout are good while drifting scattered shell on plastics. Trout are good in the surf.

SOUTH PADRE Trout are good on shrimp and DOA Shrimp while drifting the grass beds. Spanish mackerel and trout are good at the jetty. Tarpon are good around the pass and at the jetty early in the morning and late in the evening.

TEXAS CITY Trout are fair to good on the reefs and in the channel on live shrimp and croakers. Redfish and sand trout are fair to good in Moses Lake on shrimp.

TRINITY BAY Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Trout, redfish and croaker are good at the spillway on live bait. Redfish have been schooling on the surface around midday when the wind allows.
 

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