South Texas Plains Fishing Reports
Week of August 27, 2014
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BRAUNIG : Water stained. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and soft plastic worms in reeds. Striped bass are good on liver and perch off points near the pier. Redfish are excellent on perch, shad, and silver spoons. Channel and blue catfish are very good on liver, shrimp, and cut bait.
CALAVERAS : Water stained. Black bass are fair on perch colored crankbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on spoons and striper jigs. Redfish are fair on live perch and tilapia along the shoreline, and on live bait along the crappie wall. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are good on liver and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
CHOKE CANYON : Water stained; 83–87 degrees; 26.48’ low. Black bass are very good on watermelon crankbaits and large soft plastic lizards and worms. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait in 5–10 feet. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.
COLETO CREEK : Water stained; 87 degrees in main lake, 100 degrees at hot water discharge; 3.04’ low. Black bass to 6 pounds are good on green pumpkin soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps around vegetation in Coleto and Perdido Creeks in 8–10 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish to 21 pounds are good on trotlines and droplines baited with live perch and goldfish in 10–14 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
FALCON : Water murky; 85–89 degrees; 32.82’ low. Black bass are good on large soft plastics and slow rolling spinnerbaits in 5–10 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shrimp, cut 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.