Fishing Reports for Week of September 17, 2014

South Texas Plains Region

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Water Body Report
BRAUNIG Water stained. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on liver and shad off points near the pier. Redfish are fair on perch, shad, and silver spoons. Channel catfish are very good on liver, shrimp, cut bait, and cheesebait near the dam. Blue catfish are slow.
CALAVERAS Water stained. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are good on spoons and striper jigs near the dam and the crappie wall in 15–20 feet. Redfish are fair on crawfish and tilapia along the shoreline. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
CHOKE CANYON Water stained; 83–87 degrees; 26.98' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon/chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits and Carolina rigged soft plastics early. White bass are fair on slabs and spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Drum are fair on nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good on punchbait. Yellow catfish are good on live perch.
COLETO CREEK Water clear; 85 degrees in main lake, 99 degrees at hot water discharge; 3.63' low. Black bass to 5 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 16 pounds are fair on trotlines and droplines baited with live perch in 10–14 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
FALCON Water murky; 84–88 degrees; 33.31' low. Black bass are good on chartreuse and watermelon Rat–L–Traps, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent 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.

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