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South Texas Plains Fishing Reports

Week of December 17, 2014

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BRAUNIG :  Water stained. Black bass are good on crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms. Striped bass are fair on liver and shad. Redfish are good on crawfish, shad, shrimp, tilapia, and silver spoons. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp, cut bait, and stinkbait near the dam. Blue catfish are fair on live bait.

CALAVERAS :  Water stained. Black bass are good on dark soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits around reed beds. Striped bass are fair on silver slabs. Redfish are fair on crawfish and tilapia near the dam. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON :  Water stained; 66–70 degrees; 27.98’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits in 10–20 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white/pink tube jigs. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shrimp, liver, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.

COLETO CREEK :  Water murky; 68 degrees in main lake, 83 degrees at hot water discharge; 4.94’ low. Black bass to 4 pounds are fair on chartreuse soft plastics and spinnerbaits near the hot water discharge in 4–8 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs near Coletoville Bridge in 10–12 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 8 pounds are fair on trotlines and droplines baited with live perch in 8–10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON :  Water murky; 60–64 degrees; 28.57’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and Brush Hogs in 5–12 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are very good on cut bait and stinkbait up the river. 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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