South Texas Plains Region Week of November 7, 2019
- FAIR. Water lightly stained; 70–72 degrees; Largemouth bass are fair on Carolina rigged plastic worms, some crankbaits and spinnerbaits around the plant jetty. Redfish are fair but will be slowing quickly, will pick up again in March. Striped bass are fair on jigs and live shad. Catfish are good on live bait and cheese bait.
- GOOD. Water stained; 70-72 degrees. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, liver, and live shad. Red drum are fair on crawfish and rattle traps. Largemouth bass have been fair on plastic worms, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits with catches coming on the northern end around Hondo Creek. Hybrid striped bass are fair on spoons and rattle traps along the canals.
- Choke Canyon
- FAIR TO GOOD. Water lightly stained; 69-71 degrees; 17.11’ low. Largemouth bass are good on topwater, buzzbaits, jigs, plastic worms, spinners, and tube baits. The best largemouth populations have been along the northern delta and flooded timber. White bass are fair with minnows and smaller rattle traps. All catfish are good on larger live and cut baits.
- Corpus Christi Lake
- GOOD. Water lightly stained; 71-73 degrees; 2.83’ low. At the northern end of the lake, the largemouth bass are good on Texas rigged worms, Carolina rigs, spinners, and crankbaits. White bass are good on rattletraps and minnows in the Nueces River. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait, and cheese bait.
- FAIR. Water lightly stained; 68-72 degrees; 35.85’ low. Black bass are fair on soft plastic worms, spinners, and topwaters around flooded brush/structure, points, and humps. Beckwith's Arm has been the best cove to find structure. Crappie are good on plastics and hand-tied jigs. Catfish are good on all live bait including shrimp, shad, and stinkbait. Remember to stay on the Texas side unless you possess a Mexican Fishing License.
- FAIR. Water muddy; 70–76 degrees; 4.27’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on jigs, and Texas–rigged soft plastics. North of 59 has been active, and make sure you are using light colored bait to get noticed in the muddy water. Crappie are slow on jigs around standing timber. Catfish are fair to good on stinkbait, cut bait, and live bait. Trotlines are good for all species of catfish.
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