Fishing Reports for Week of May 20, 2015
South Texas Plains Region
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|BRAUNIG||Water stained. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are excellent on liver and perch near Dead Tree Point, and down rigging spoons near the dam and jetty. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, cheesebait, cut bait, and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.|
|CALAVERAS||Water stained. Black bass are fair on soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on spoons and striper jigs near the dam, and on chicken livers and shad near the dam and power lines. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are good on liver, shrimp, cheesebait, and shad. Blue catfish are good on cut bait and liver near 181 cove and the railroad bridge. Yellow catfish are slow.|
|CHOKE CANYON||Water murky; 68–72 degrees; 25.48' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and Texas rigged soft plastic worms and lizards. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnow tipped jigs. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on punchbait and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.|
|COLETO CREEK||Water murky; 75 degrees in main lake, offline at hot water discharge; 0.49' high. Black bass are fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps in 8–15 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and green tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on perch and shrimp. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch in 12–20 feet.|
|FALCON||Water murky; 68–72 degrees; 20.70' low. Black bass are very good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shrimp 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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