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South Texas Plains Fishing Reports

Week of November 26, 2014

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BRAUNIG :  Water stained. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms in reeds and near the jetty and dam. Striped bass are good on silver and gold spoons and marble spinnerbaits near the jetty and dam. Redfish are good down rigging spoons near the jetty and dam. Channel catfish are good on liver, shrimp, cut bait, and cheesebait near the dam and the intake. Blue catfish are good on cut bait.

CALAVERAS :  Water stained. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps and crankbaits near the dam. Striped bass are slow. Redfish are good on live bait and down rigging silver spoons between the crappie wall and the dam. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver, shrimp, cheesebait, and shad near the railroad bridge. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON :  Water stained; 72–76 degrees; 27.84’ low. Black bass are good on soft plastic lizards and large worms in 12–20 feet. White bass are fair on Charlie slabs and pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Drum are fair on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on punchbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch and goldfish.

COLETO CREEK :  Water murky; 57 degrees in main lake, 79 degrees at hot water discharge; 4.58’ low. Black bass to 5 pounds are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics and spinnerbaits near the hot water discharge in 4–8 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs near Coletoville Bridge in 10–12 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 16 pounds are good on trotlines and droplines baited with live perch in 8–10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON :  Water murky; 64–68 degrees; 29.75’ low. Black bass are good but mostly small on spinnerbaits and large Brush Hogs in 5–10 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on cut bait up the river. 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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