South Texas Plains Fishing Reports
Week of April 22, 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 jetty and dam. Striped bass are good on liver and shad near the pier. Redfish are fair down rigging silver spoons near the jetty and dam. Channel catfish are very good on liver, shrimp, cheesebait, and cut bait. Blue catfish are good on cut bait in 15–20 feet.
CALAVERAS : Water stained. Black bass are good on dark soft plastic worms and crankbaits in reed beds. Striped bass are very good on cut perch and shad along the shoreline. Redfish are fair down rigging silver spoons near the dam in 15–20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are very good on live bait, shrimp, and prepared bait near the railroad trestle. Yellow catfish are slow.
CHOKE CANYON : Water stained; 64–68 degrees; 27.83’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits and Texas rigged watermelon soft plastic lizards. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs under lights at night. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on punchbait. Yellow catfish are good on live bait.
COLETO CREEK : Water murky; 74 degrees in main lake, offline at hot water discharge; 0.45’ high. Black bass to 8 pounds are good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs at Coletoville Bridge in 10–12 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 14 pounds are good on live perch and cut bait in 8–10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
FALCON : Water murky; 63–67 degrees; 22.23’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon red Brush Hogs, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shrimp, stinkbait, 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.