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South Texas Plains Fishing Reports

Week of March 4, 2015

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BRAUNIG :  Water stained. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs near the pier. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are fair on shrimp and cut bait.

CALAVERAS :  Water stained. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed worms, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on spoons and jigs near the dam. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and shrimp near the railroad trestle. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON :  Water stained; 54–58 degrees; 28.80’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLETO CREEK :  Water murky; 58 degrees in main lake, 71 degrees at hot water discharge; 4.30’ low. Black bass to 14 pounds are good on chartreuse crankbaits, soft plastics, and spinnerbaits in 4–8 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish to 12 pounds are good on trotlines and droplines baited with live perch in 8–10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON :  Water murky; 55–59 degrees; 25.26’ low. Black bass are good on soft plastics and spinnerbaits in shallow areas. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are very good on frozen 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.


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