South Texas Plains Region Week of August 16, 2017
- Water murky. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps and dark soft plastic worms in reeds. Striped bass are fair down rigging silver and gold spoons near the dam. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are fair on liver, shrimp, and cheesebait. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait.
- Water murky. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits over reed beds. Striped bass are good on spoons and striper jigs near the dam and the crappie wall in 15–20 feet. Redfish are fair down rigging silver and gold spoons along the crappie wall and the dam in 10–20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver, cheesebait, shrimp, and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
- Choke Canyon
- Water stained; 81–85 degrees; 22.95' low. Black bass are good on dark crankbaits and large soft plastic lizards and worms. Crappie are slow. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.
- Coleto Creek
- Water clear; 91 degrees at the hot water discharge, 83 degrees in main lake; 2.30' low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are fair on slabs and small spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, liver, and live perch. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines and juglines baited with live perch.
- Water murky; 84–88 degrees; 38.19' low. Black bass are good on watermelon/chartreuse soft plastic worms and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp. 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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