South Texas Plains Fishing Reports
Week of November 19, 2014
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BRAUNIG : Water stained. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are good on liver and shad near the pier. Redfish are good on perch, shrimp, shad, tilapia, and silver spoons. Channel catfish are very good on shrimp, cut bait, and cheesebait. Blue catfish are slow.
CALAVERAS : Water stained. Black bass are fair on dark soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits around reed beds. Striped bass are slow. Redfish are good on perch and tilapia near the dam. Channel and blue catfish are very good on live bait and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
CHOKE CANYON : Water stained; 72–76 degrees; 27.79’ 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; 56 degrees in main lake, 78 degrees at hot water discharge; 4.49’ low. Black bass to 4 pounds are fair on chartreuse soft plastics and spinnerbaits near the hot water discharge in 8–10 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 18 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; 30.10’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters and on deep running crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp in 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.