South Texas Plains Fishing Reports
Week of July 29, 2015
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BRAUNIG : Water stained. Black bass are good on crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms near the jetty and dam. Striped bass are fair on liver and shad off points near the pier. Redfish are very good on perch, tilapia shad, and silver spoons. Channel and blue catfish are very good on liver, shrimp, and cheesebait near the dam.
CALAVERAS : Water stained. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on chicken livers and shad. Redfish are fair on live perch and tilapia near the crappie wall. Channel catfish are fair on cheesebait and shad. Blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
CHOKE CANYON : Water murky; 80–84 degrees; 20.87’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon Rat–L–Traps, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are good on juglines baited with perch.
COLETO CREEK : Water stained; 87 degrees in main lake, 97 at hot water discharge; 0.23’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits around grass beds. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows and green tube jigs near the Coletoville Bridge in 10–12 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on live perch and cut bait in 8–10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
FALCON : Water murky; 82–86 degrees; 17.28’ low. Black bass are very good on watermelon and chartreuse jigs and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on cut bait, shrimp, and shad. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.