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South Texas Plains Fishing Reports

Week of April 23, 2014

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BRAUNIG :  Water clear. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and crankbaits along shorelines and structure. Striped bass are good on chicken livers and silver spoons. Redfish are good on live perch and tilapia. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp, liver, and stinkbait. Blue catfish are fair on chicken livers, shrimp, stinkbait, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

CALAVERAS :  Water clear. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastic worms and grubs along shorelines. Striped bass are good on chicken livers, shad, and spoons. Redfish are good on perch and shrimp on the bottom. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers, shad, and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON :  Water clear; 65–69 degrees; 24.16’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse/white spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Carolina rigged soft plastics. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnow tipped jigs. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait in 10–15 feet. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.

COLETO CREEK :  Water clear; 74 degrees in main lake, 86 degrees at hot water discharge; 3.92’ low. Black bass to 5 pounds are good on soft plastics and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish to 10 pounds are fair on live perch in 8–10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON :  Water clear; 65–69 degrees; 24.82’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and shallow running crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, stinkbait, and liver. 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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