South Texas Plains Region Week of September 16, 2020
- GOOD. Water lightly stained; 84 degrees; Red drum are fair with decreased surface activity, so when you spot it, act quickly. Largemouth bass are good with some adjustment to current conditions. Topwater has been your best bet near vegetation dusk and dawn. Working deeper structure and rocks continue with crankbaits and worms. Strippers are fair circling points. Catfish are good on live bait, cut bait, and cheese bait.
- GOOD. Water stained; 84-85 degrees. Red drum are consistently fair with live bait and rattletraps moving a tad bit shallower and moving fast. Black bass are good fishing crankbait and C-rigged worms still along the rip rap and moving to shallower structure. Hybrid striped bass are good on live bait in bunches at least 10 feet or deeper. Catfish are good on stinkbait, chicken livers, and cut shad.
- Choke Canyon
- FAIR. Water lightly stained; 84-86 degrees; 20.64’ low. Largemouth bass are fair fishing splashing topwater like poppers near vegetation, and 6-inch leader on plastic worms on lake points, gravel humps, and on the rip rap shallower than 18 feet. White bass are fair off points and moving shallower than its been in a while, around 15 feet. Crappie are good, staying mainly north and among structures. Catfish are fair with live bait and cheese bait.
- Corpus Christi Lake
- GOOD. Water stained; 87 degrees; 5.51’ low. Largemouth bass are good with the most activity we’ve seen since spring. Rattletraps has slowed just a bit, jigs a good in structure, worms are the best bait for all structures, and jerkbaits work best in the late afternoons. Crappie are good equally on jigs and minnows under those bigger docks and piers, especially on points. Catfish are good on cut bait and cheese bait.
- FAIR. Water lightly stained north and clear south; 85-87 degrees; 37.94’ low. The cold spell has been a welcome sight around Falcon, increased fish, and boat activity. Black bass are good with increased activity on producing poppers using exposed structures or creek beds following baitfish. Brush piles remain good for longer periods of the day on Texas rigged worms, senkos, C-Rigs, and mid-depth crankbait. White bass are fair sitting just above the brush piles. Catfish are excellent, especially at night. Crappie are good on brush piles and some of the creeks. Remember to stay on the Texas side unless you possess a Mexican Fishing License.
- Good. Water stained; 87 degrees; 1.35’ low. Largemouth bass are good on established brush piles and points presenting a slightly brighter worm and crankbait. Crappie are excellent with minnows and jigs moving a bit deeper around vegetation still in calm water. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, cut bait, and live bait.
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