South Texas Plains Region Fishing Reports for Week of 2/23/11

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Water Body Report
BRAUNIG Water clear. Black bass are good on crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms near the dam. Striped bass are good on liver and shad at Dead Tree Point. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are good on shrimp, cheesebait, and cut bait near the discharge. Blue catfish are good on cut bait in 15 – 20 feet.
CALAVERAS Water clear. Black bass are good on dark Rat–L–Traps, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits near the dam. Striped bass are good on spoons and jigs near the dam in 15 – 25 feet, and on chicken livers, shad, and minnows along the shoreline. Redfish are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver, shrimp, and nightcrawlers near the railroad trestle. Yellow catfish are slow.
CHOKE CANYON Water clear; 57–63 degrees; 5.95′ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics, and flipping jigs in the grass. White bass are good on small spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps off the bank near the dam. Crappie are slow. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.
COLETO CREEK Water fairly clear; 58–63 degrees (76 degrees at discharge); 0.20′ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, stinkbait, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch.
FALCON Water clear; 68–73 degrees. Black bass are good on magnum flukes, large lizards, spinnerbaits, and shallow running crankbaits in 1 – 5 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and crappie jigs. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on frozen shrimp, frozen shad, and prepared bait. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.