South Texas Plains Fishing Reports
Week of July 30, 2014
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BRAUNIG : Water stained. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps in reeds. Striped bass are good down rigging silver and gold spoons near the jetty and dam. Redfish are good on perch, tilapia, shad, and silver spoons. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver and shrimp.
CALAVERAS : Water stained. Black bass are good on dark soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits over reed beds and near the dam. Striped bass are good on spoons and striper jigs near the dam in 15–20 feet. Redfish are good on live perch and tilapia along the shoreline. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are fair on live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
CHOKE CANYON : Water stained; 81–85 degrees; 25.61’ low. Black bass are fair on small white/chartreuse spinnerbaits, watermelon crankbaits, and pumpkin Whacky Sticks with chartreuse tails along main lake points. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are good on live bait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on live bait upriver.
COLETO CREEK : Water stained; 87 degrees in main lake, 100 degrees at hot water discharge; 1.96’ low. Black bass to 5 pounds are fair on watermelon soft plastics and spinnerbaits over grass beds in 6–10 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; 83–87 degrees; 29.93’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon seed soft plastics and brush hogs off points. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and cut bait upriver. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.