South Texas Plains Region Week of February 22, 2024
- FAIR. Water stained, 57-60 degrees. Red drum are fair to poor on cut bait like shad and crawfish scented baits around the discharge in warmer water. Catfish are fair using cheese bait, livers and frozen Gulf shrimp around the edges of the discharge, jetties and shoreline coves.
- FAIR. Water slightly stained, 57 degrees. Red drum have been fair to slow on frozen Gulf shrimp, cut bait and crawfish scented baits. Blue catfish and channel catfish have been fair on cheese bait, frozen Gulf shrimp and livers in 15-25 feet of water and in deep parts of coves from the recreational shoreline.
- Choke Canyon
- FAIR. Water stained; 54 degrees; 27.98 feet below pool. Bass are slow on deep drop offs with a Carolina rig. Catfish are slow with stink bait or cut shad. Crappie are fair to good in 20-30 feet of water on brush piles using little minnows or small jigs. Check ramp status before heading out, and navigate with caution. Report by Scott Springer, Fish Choke Canyon Lake.
- Corpus Christi Lake
- SLOW. 52 degrees; 7.91 feet below pool. Conditions look great over the next week. Catfish are good in 2-4 feet of water on wind blown shorelines on worms, cheese bait, and cut carp. Crappie are fair in 1-2 feet of water on minnows and jigs. The spawn is slowly turning on. White bass are slow. Largemouth are slow. Report provided by Captain Damian Hubbs, Top Gun Outfitters.
- GOOD. Water stained; 63-67 degrees; 35.63 feet below pool. The lake is on the rise so many new structures will be submerged to target fish in. Bass are good in the backs of coves with hard bottoms and green grass using weedless swimbaits, chatterbaits, and spinnerbaits. In the coming weeks there could be a wave of fish moving shallow to structures to spawn. Fish the hardwoods with creature baits. Bow fishing for gar has been slow, but should improve with the rising water and warming temperatures for gar. Lots of tilapia and carp in the shallow green grass. Trophy catfish are in the main river channel in 20-30 feet of water. Keeper catfish are being caught in the back of creeks in the recently submerged vegetation fishing with shad under a cork has been key. Crappie are slow with very few reports. Report by Ram Reyes, Ram Outdoors.
- FAIR. Water stained; 53 degrees; 0.06 feet below pool. Few anglers on the water due to the recent weather, but the warming trend and full moon should bring fish shallow. No white bass or crappie reports from anglers. Water clarity is turbid from runoff.
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