South Texas Plains Fishing Reports
Week of August 13, 2014
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BRAUNIG : Water stained. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms. Striped bass are fair on liver and shad off points. Redfish are fair downrigging near the jetty and dam. Channel catfish are good on shrimp, cut bait, and cheesebait near the dam. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait.
CALAVERAS : Water stained. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are good on chicken livers and shad along the shoreline. Redfish are good down rigging silver and gold spoons and live bait near the dam in 10–20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver, cheesebait, shrimp, and shad near the railroad trestle and 181 cove. Yellow catfish are slow.
CHOKE CANYON : Water stained; 83–87 degrees; 26.06’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse/white spinnerbaits and large soft plastics. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Drum are fair on worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on punchbait. Yellow catfish are good on live perch and goldfish.
COLETO CREEK : Water stained; 88 degrees in main lake, 100 degrees at hot water discharge; 2.52’ low. Black bass to 6 pounds are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics and spinnerbaits over grass beds in 6–10 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish to 25 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; 31.54’ low. Black bass are good on Brush Hogs and shallow running crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are very good on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.