South Texas Plains Region Week of April 26, 2017
- Water murky. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are good down rigging spoons near the dam and jetty. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are very good on shrimp, cheesebait, and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
- Water murky. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastic worms and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on chicken livers and shad near the dam. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, shrimp, and shad. Blue catfish are good on cut bait and live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
- Choke Canyon
- Water stained; 69–73 degrees; 20.46' low. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits, Texas rigged lizards, and large worms. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnow tipped jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on punchbait and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.
- Coleto Creek
- Water murky; 86 degrees at the hot water discharge, 78 degrees in main lake; 0.48' low. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits and spinnerbaits in 6–8 feet. White bass are fair on minnows and spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs near Coletoville Bridge in 8–10 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on live perch and shad in 8–10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
- Water murky; 72–76 degrees; 30.77' low. Black bass are good on deep running crankbaits and fair on Carolina rigged soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on cut bait and stinkbait in the river. 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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