South Texas Plains Fishing Reports
Week of February 3, 2016
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BRAUNIG : Water stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and soft plastic worms near the dam. Striped bass are good on liver and shad at Dead Tree Point. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp, cheesebait, and cut bait near the discharge. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait.
CALAVERAS : Water stained. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits over grass. Striped bass are good on silver spoons and jigs near the dam in 15–25 feet. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and cheesebait in 181 cove. Yellow catfish are slow.
CHOKE CANYON : Water murky; 46–50 degrees; 23.56’ low. Black bass are good on chrome jigs and watermelon soft plastic lizards in the grass. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on punchbait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLETO CREEK : Water murky; 52 degrees in main lake, 47 at hot water discharge; 0.69’ low. Black bass to 6 pounds are good on crankbaits and soft plastic worms in 8–10 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish to 8 pounds are fair on live perch and cut bait in 8–10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
FALCON : Water murky; 50–54 degrees; 15.52’ low. Black bass are good on green jigs, watermelon soft plastics, and slow rolling spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on shrimp, nightcrawlers, 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.