South Texas Plains Fishing Reports
Week of July 1, 2015
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BRAUNIG : Water stained. Black bass are good on crankbaits and Rat–L–Traps near the dam. Striped bass are good on liver and perch off points. Redfish are fair on perch, shad, tilapia, crawfish, and silver spoons. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on liver, shrimp, cut bait, and cheesebait near the dam.
CALAVERAS : Water stained. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are good on spoons and striper jigs near the dam and the crappie wall. Redfish are good down rigging silver and gold spoons in 10–20 feet, and on live perch, tilapia, and crawfish near the power lines. Channel catfish are excellent on liver, bait shrimp, cheesebait, and shad. Blue catfish are good on liver and shrimp near 181 cove. Yellow catfish are slow.
CHOKE CANYON : Water murky; 74–78 degrees; 20.07’ low. Black bass are fair on shad colored crankbaits and watermelon soft plastic worms. Crappie are fair on minnows. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and prepared bait in 5–15 feet. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.
COLETO CREEK : Water murky; 86 degrees in main lake, 91 at hot water discharge; 0.42’ high. Black bass are good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits over grass beds. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs at 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; 75–79 degrees; 17.34’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon magnum flukes, jigs on ledges and drop offs, and crankbaits in 8–12 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on pink crappie jigs under bridges. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on cut bait and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.