South Texas Plains Fishing Reports
Week of October 29, 2014
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BRAUNIG : Water stained. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms in reeds. Striped bass are fair on silver and gold spoons and marble spinnerbaits near the dam. Redfish are fair down rigging spoons near the jetty and dam. Channel catfish are good on liver and stinkbait near the dam. Blue catfish are good on cut bait.
CALAVERAS : Water stained. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on spoons and jigs near the crappie wall and the dam. Redfish are good on live bait and down rigging spoons with green grubs near the dam in 15–20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver, shrimp, cheesebait, and shad near the railroad bridge. Yellow catfish are slow.
CHOKE CANYON : Water stained; 78–82 degrees; 27.64’ low. Black bass are fair on perch colored Rat–L–Traps. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Drum are fair on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLETO CREEK : Water murky; 76 degrees in main lake, 90 degrees at hot water discharge; 4.24’ low. Black bass to 7 pounds are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics and spinnerbaits around grass in 10 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs near Coletoville Bridge in 10–12 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 16 pounds are fair on trotlines and droplines baited with live perch in 8–10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
FALCON : Water murky; 79–83 degrees; 31.35’ low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, buzzbaits, and topwaters. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are very good on cut bait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.