South Texas Plains Region Week of September 20, 2023
- GOOD. Water slightly stained, 90 degrees. Redfish are good on the northeast side of the lake to the dam area on dark color soft plastics and gold spoons. Boaters and recreational shoreline fishermen doing good on live bait and frozen Gulf shrimp. Weather patterns and light rains will have a cooling trend that will continue as we start the week. Largemouth bass around the reeds have been hitting some topwaters early in the morning around the reedbeds switching to dark worm or jigs as the sun gets higher and the temperature starts rising.
- GOOD. Water slightly stained, 90 degrees. Redfish are fair for boaters trolling dark soft plastics and gold spoons. Recreational shoreline anglers and boaters alike catching reds on frozen Gulf shrimp and live baits around the boat ramps and Jet Ski Cove. Channel and blue catfish have been good in the coves throughout the lake on cut bait, live baits and worms.
- Choke Canyon
- SLOW. Water stained; 85 degrees; 26.41 feet below pool. Bass are slow with a few catches the first hour of sunlight in 4 feet of water with topwaters in the grass. Then fish brush piles or timber or the edge points in 8-15 feet of water with plastic worms and Carolina rigs. No report for white bass. Catfish are slow with few anglers on the water. Crappie are slow on deep, 20-25 feet of water, brush piles in the main lake using minnows or small grubs. Check ramp status before heading out. Report by Scott Springer, Fish Choke Canyon Lake.
- Corpus Christi Lake
- GOOD. 85 degrees; 6.44 feet below pool. Catfish are good in 10-15 feet of water with cut carp. Largemouth bass are slow. Crappie are good in 10-15 feet of water on minnows. Alligator gar are great in the river channel on cut carp. Conditions look great for fishing this week. Report provided by Captain Damian Hubbs, Top Gun Outfitters.
- GOOD. Water stained; 84-88 degrees; 43.61 feet below pool. Trophy catfish are good with cut or live bait 10-30 feet of water. Gar fishing is good with a rod and reel on cut carp or tilapia in the middle or back of creeks. Bow fishing mouth of the creek of midlake. Crappie are slow and scattered on isolated brush and timber in 30 plus feet of water along the river channel. Black bass are fair on crankbaits or soft plastics in 8-20 feet of water. Report by Ram Reyes, Ram Outdoors.
- GOOD. Water stained; 85 degrees; 4.90 feet below pool. Few reports and anglers on the water due to low lake levels.
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