South Texas Plains Region Week of July 20, 2016

Braunig
Water murky. Black bass are good on crankbaits and watermelon soft plastics near the dam. Striped bass are good on liver, shad, and gold spoons along shorelines. Redfish are fair on perch and shad in the reeds. Channel catfish are good on shrimp, cut bait, and nightcrawlers. Blue catfish are fair on stinkbait.
Calaveras
Water murky. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics near the jetty. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons and striper jigs near the dam. Redfish are fair on live perch and tilapia along the shoreline. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on live bait, shrimp, and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
Choke Canyon
Water murky; 82–86 degrees; 22.05' low. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits, and watermelon soft plastics. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver and shrimp. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.
Coleto Creek
Water murky; 98 degrees at the hot water discharge, 88 degrees in main lake; 0.57' low. Black bass to 5 pounds are good on green pumpkin soft plastic worms and crankbaits in 8–10 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs in 10–12 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 9 pounds are fair on live perch and cut bait in 8–10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
Falcon
Water murky; 85–89 degrees; 30.82' low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, jigs, and Carolina rigged magnum flukes. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are excellent on live minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on shrimp, shad, and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.

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