South Texas Plains Region Week of April 17, 2024

GOOD. Water stained, 75 degrees. Redfish are good along the bank on crawfish and shrimp, or in 10-15 feet of water. Catfish are being caught around the rock lines on chicken liver and cheese bait. Largemouth bass catches in the weeds on plastics. Report by Harry Lamb, Alamo Texas Fishing.
GOOD. Water slightly stained, 77 degrees. Redfish are being caught off the bank on crawfish, shrimp and shad, and near the dam area trolling 15-20 feet on plastics. Blue catfish are being caught in front of the crappie wall drifting or anchoring cheese bait, cut bait channel catfish on rock piles out on the lake. Report by Harry Lamb, Alamo Texas Fishing.
Choke Canyon
GOOD. Water stained; 73 degrees; 28.56 feet below pool. Bass are excellent on a swimbait or crankbait around shallow rock. As the sun rises, fish can be caught on main lake points with a Texas rig or Carolina rig. Report by Evan Coleman, Big Bassin Fishing. Bass are good in shallow water using shad or chartreuse colored running crankbaits, and watermelon or pumpkin colored soft plastics. Catfish are good on stink bait and shad in 10 feet of water. Crappie bite is fair to slow with fish transitioning to brush piles using minnows or grubs. Report by Scott Springer, Fish Choke Canyon Lake.
Corpus Christi Lake
FAIR. 67 degrees; 9.00 feet below pool. High winds and rain in the forecast. Lake levels are low, keep an eye out for newly exposed logs. Catfish are fair in 2-4 feet of water on worms, punch bait, and cut carp. Drum are slow. Crappie are slow. Alligator gar are good on cut carp in the river channel. Report provided by Captain Damian Hubbs, Top Gun Outfitters.
GOOD. Water stained; 76 degrees; 35.04 feet below pool. Bass are good on points, secondary points and in the creek channels. Some fish are pushing deeper for a post spawn pattern hitting crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow with many catches of undersized crappie 5-15 feet of water on vertical hardwoods. Bow fishing is good for gar and carp along the south side near the dam. Trophy catfish are hit-or-miss on cut bait as fish transition into a spawning pattern. Keeper blues and channel catfish are good 3-8 feet of water on shrimp and stink bait. Report by Ram Reyes, Ram Outdoors.
SLOW. Water stained; 59 degrees; 0.12 feet below pool. Crappie and catfish are slow. The bass bite is good north of the U.S. Route 59.

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