South Texas Plains Fishing Reports
Week of September 2, 2015
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BRAUNIG : Water stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and soft plastic worms near the dam. Striped bass are good on liver and perch near the pier. Redfish are fair on perch, shad, and silver spoons. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver, shrimp, cut bait, and stinkbait.
CALAVERAS : Water stained. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on spoons and striper jigs near the crappie wall. Redfish are fair down rigging silver and gold spoons in 10–25 feet. Channel catfish are good on liver, stinkbait, and shad. Blue catfish are good on liver and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
CHOKE CANYON : Water murky; 87–91 degrees; 21.81’ low. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits and watermelon soft plastics on main lake points. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch and goldfish.
COLETO CREEK : Water stained; 82 degrees in main lake, 97 at hot water discharge; 0.98’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits around grass beds. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs at Coletoville Bridge in 10–12 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 10 pounds are fair on live perch, and on juglines baited with cut bait in 8–10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
FALCON : Water murky; 89–93 degrees; 18.84’ low. Black bass are very good on jigs and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on shrimp, cut bait, live bait, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.