South Texas Plains Region Week of April 14, 2021
- GOOD. Water lightly stained; 65-68 degrees; Largemouth bass are good in vegetation and using the rip rap out from the plant, settling deeper around 6-10 feet on plastic worms, spinners, and bass jigs. Striped bass are fair to slow as activity slows. Red drum are excellent on live bait watch for activity mid-lake. Catfish are good on live bait and cheese bait.
- FAIR. Water stained; 68-70 degrees; Red Drum remain great and will for next month or so on live bait. Black bass are good working ledges and points as they are very aggressive. Worms and crankbait are great, with topwater starting the day successful and turning off around 10 am. Hybrid striped bass are good on rattle traps following the baitfish is the key. Catfish are good on stinkbait, chicken livers, and cut shad.
- Choke Canyon
- GOOD. Water lightly stained; 67-69 degrees; 23.27’ low. Largemouth
- Corpus Christi Lake
- GOOD. Water stained; 68 degrees; 8.56’ low. Largemouth
- GOOD. Water stained north and clearer south; 68 degrees; 43.73’ low. It’s been hot down here, and the fishing has been amazing. Everybody is having great experiences with the best numbers we’ve seen in years. Black bass are great still fishing rocks, points, and ledges on crankbait, and thicker Carolina rigged worms with dipped tails. There are lots of mid-sized catches at 10feet and below. Crappie are good above brush piles no deeper than 12 feet on jigs. Catfish are excellent fishing all over the lake on most all baits. Remember to stay on the Texas side unless you possess a Mexican Fishing License.
- GOOD. Water lightly stained; 70 degrees; 1.47’ low. Largemouth bass are great, sinking just a bit deeper on soft plastics and spinners working drops and timber never deeper than 10 feet. Crappie are good on jigs on the edges of structure to help bring them out for catches. Catfish are good on stinkbait, cut bait, and live bait. Trotlines are good and popular for all species of catfish using live bait.
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