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South Texas Plains Fishing Reports

Week of January 21, 2015

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BRAUNIG :  Water stained. Black bass are good on crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms in the reeds and near the dam. Striped bass are good on liver and shad at Dead Tree Point, and down rigging silver and gold spoons and marble spinners near the dam. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are good on liver, shrimp, cheesebait, and cut bait near the spillway. Blue catfish are good on cut bait.

CALAVERAS :  Water stained. Black bass are good on dark soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits near the dam. Striped bass are slow. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver, shrimp, and cheesebait near the railroad trestle. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON :  Water stained; 57–61 degrees; 28.31’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits, heavy jigs, and large soft plastic lizards in the grass. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and red/white tube jigs. Drum are good on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLETO CREEK :  Water murky; 52 degrees in main lake, 69 degrees at hot water discharge; 4.95’ low. Black bass to 7 pounds are fair on soft plastics and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish to 10 pounds are fair on trotlines and droplines baited with live perch in 8–10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON :  Water murky; 56–60 degrees; 26.89’ low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on 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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