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South Texas Plains Fishing Reports

Week of October 22, 2014

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BRAUNIG :  Water stained. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on liver and shad near the pier and at Dead Tree Point. Redfish are fair on perch, shad, and silver spoons. Channel catfish are excellent on liver, shrimp, cut bait, and cheesebait.

CALAVERAS :  Water stained. Black bass are fair on dark soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits around reed beds. Striped bass are slow.

CHOKE CANYON :  Water stained; 78–82 degrees; 27.44’ low. Black bass are fair on perch colored Rat–L–Traps. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Drum are fair on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLETO CREEK :  Water murky; 76 degrees in main lake, 91 degrees at hot water discharge; 4.14’ low. Black bass to 4 pounds are fair on watermelon soft plastics and spinnerbaits in 6–8 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs near Coletoville Bridge in 10–12 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 16 pounds are fair on trotlines and droplines baited with live perch in 8–10 feet.

FALCON :  Water murky; 79–83 degrees; 31.37’ low. Black bass are fair on white and chartreuse/white crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow.

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