South Texas Plains Region Week of September 28, 2022

GOOD. Water lightly stained, 86 degrees. Red drum are good on shrimp and live tilapia. Boaters trolling gold spoons and crankbaits have been landing fish around the intake and where the jetty begins. Shoreline anglers have seen mixed results off points for red drum during the day and in the coves at night for channel catfish on shrimp and worms. Bass anglers are still doing good along the reeds on topwaters and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striped bass no report.
FAIR. Water lightly stained, 86 degrees. Red drum have been good for shoreline anglers using live perch, tilapia, and shrimp. Red drum have been fair to good for boaters using shrimp. Same for boaters trolling silver or gold spoons and crankbaits. Blue and channel catfish have been good along the dam areas and coves at night on cheese bait or cut bait. Hybrid stripers no report.
Choke Canyon
GREAT. Water stained; 83-87 degrees; 22.72 feet low. Bass fishing is starting to pickup topwater buzz baits and frogs in grass. Chatter square bill cranks flukes senkos watermelons green pumpkins edge of grass in the afternoon. Crappie are excellent on live bait over brush piles 12-18 feet of water. Catfish are for along the edge of grass with cheese bait or shrimp. Topwater time. Report by Charles Whited, Barefoot Fishing Tours. .
Corpus Christi Lake
GREAT. 80 degrees; 1.85 feet below. Catfish are great in shallow flooded grass for 1-3 pound blue catfish. The big blue catfish are beginning to be active in deeper water around 10 feet near structures. Shad, perch, cut carp, soap baits, and nightcrawlers have all been doing well. Largemouth bass are good in the shallow flooded grass on crankbaits and Texas rigged worms. White bass are good scattered throughout deep water. Trolling has been great with small white crankbaits. Crappie are slow, all the new flooded grass has spread them out, it should get better next month. The few I have seen have been caught on minnows in shallow flooded grass. Alligator gar are great in 5-10 feet of water. Look for big rolling fish and put a cut carp out. Report provided by Damian Hubbs, Mathis Bait Co.
GOOD. Water stained; 85 degrees; 39.33 feet low. Bass fishing is good shallow in the recently submerged vegetation with spinner baits, lipless crankbaits and chatterbaits. Catfish are good in 3-10 feet of water along banks using a float or bottom rig with cut bait, stink bait or shrimp. Gar are active at the mouths of rivers, and the middle of the channel using bow or rod and reel. Report by Ram Reyes, Texas Kings Outdoors.
FAIR. Water stained; 80 degrees; 4.50 feet low. Bass are good in timber and structure with crankbaits and weightless flukes. Crappie are fair in deep water using minnows and jigs. Catfish are good throughout the lake on liver perch, cut bait and juglines. White bass are in the Navidad River biting on slabs and spoons.

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