South Texas Plains Fishing Reports
Week of August 26, 2015
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BRAUNIG : Water stained. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms over grass beds. Striped bass are fair on liver and shad off points. Redfish are good on perch, tilapia, shad, and silver spoons. Channel catfish are excellent on liver, shrimp, and cut bait near the dam. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait.
CALAVERAS : Water stained. Black bass are good on dark soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits over reed beds. Striped bass are good on chicken livers and shad along the shoreline. Redfish are good on live perch and tilapia along the shoreline. Channel and blue catfish are good on cheesebait, shrimp, and shad near the railroad trestle. Yellow catfish are slow.
CHOKE CANYON : Water murky; 87–91 degrees; 21.58’ low. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits and watermelon soft plastics on main lake points. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch and goldfish.
COLETO CREEK : Water stained; 85 degrees in main lake, 95 at hot water discharge; 0.77’ low. Black bass to 5 pounds are fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits around grass beds. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs at Coletoville Bridge in 10–12 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 15 pounds are good on live perch, and on juglines baited with cut bait in 8–10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
FALCON : Water murky; 89–93 degrees; 18.71’ low. Black bass are fair on large soft plastics and spinnerbaits in 5–15 feet. Striped bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on frozen shrimp, cut bait, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.