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South Texas Plains Fishing Reports

Week of February 25, 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 at Dead Tree Point and near the pier. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are fair on liver, shrimp, cheesebait, and cut bait near the spillway. Blue catfish are good on cut bait in 15–20 feet.

CALAVERAS :  Water stained. Black bass are good on dark soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits near the dam. Striped bass are fair on chicken livers and shad along the shoreline. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver, shrimp, and cheesebait. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON :  Water stained; 54–58 degrees; 28.70’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLETO CREEK :  Water murky; 54 degrees in main lake, 78 degrees at hot water discharge; 4.39’ low. Black bass to 7 pounds are good on pumpkinseed soft plastics and spinnerbaits in 4–8 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish to 8 pounds are good on trotlines and droplines baited with live perch in 8–10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON :  Water murky; 55–59 degrees; 25.36’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, jigs, and slow rolling spinnerbaits off ledges in 15–25 feet, and in pockets in 5–10 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, nightcrawlers, stinkbait, liver, 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.


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