Big Bend Region Week of May 17, 2017

Water murky; 76–80 degrees; 32.83' low. Black bass are good on topwaters, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are good on Red Fins, crankbaits, and topwaters. White bass are fair on spinnerbaits and minnows. Crappie are slow. Catfish are good on cheesebait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers over baited holes. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch near rockslides. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.

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