South Texas Plains Fishing Reports
Week of October 7, 2015
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BRAUNIG : Water stained. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin Rat–L–Traps and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are good down rigging silver spoons near the dam. Redfish are fair on perch, shad, and silver spoons. Channel catfish are good on liver, shrimp, and stinkbait near the dam. Blue catfish are slow.
CALAVERAS : Water stained. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on spoons and striper jigs near the dam and the crappie wall. Redfish are fair down rigging silver and gold spoons. Channel and blue catfish are good on cheesebait and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
CHOKE CANYON : Water murky; 80–84 degrees; 22.60’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps and watermelon spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shrimp and punchbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.
COLETO CREEK : Water stained; 82 degrees in main lake, 97 at hot water discharge; 1.52’ low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics, Rat–L–Traps, and crankbaits. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, liver, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines and juglines baited with live perch in 15–30 feet.
FALCON : Water murky; 83–87 degrees; 19.07’ low. Black bass are good on large worms and jigs in 10–12 feet. Striped bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on stinkbait, shrimp, and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.