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South Texas Plains Fishing Reports

Week of September 10, 2014

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BRAUNIG :  Water stained. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms near the dam. Striped bass are good down rigging silver and gold spoons near the jetty and dam. Redfish are fair down rigging spoons near the jetty and dam. Channel catfish are good on cheesebait near the dam. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait.

CALAVERAS :  Water stained. Black bass are good on dark soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits over reed beds. Striped bass are good on chicken livers and shad along the shoreline. Redfish are good down rigging silver and gold spoons along the crappie wall and the dam in 10–20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver, cheesebait, shrimp, and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON :  Water stained; 83–87 degrees; 26.76’ 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 stained; 86 degrees in main lake, 99 degrees at hot water discharge; 3.43’ low. Black bass to 5 pounds are good on watermelon soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps around vegetation in Coleto and Perdido Creeks in 8–14 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish to 18 pounds are fair on trotlines and droplines baited with live perch and goldfish in 10–16 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON :  Water murky; 84–88 degrees; 33.50’ low. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged large soft plastic worms and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut bait 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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