South Texas Plains Region Fishing Reports for Week of March 2, 2011

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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; 63–65 degrees; 5.98′ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastic worms and lizards, and small crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.

 

COLETO CREEK Water fairly clear; 0.27′ low. Black bass are fair on shallow running crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and red tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on perch, stinkbait, and frozen shrimp in 20 – 25 feet. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch in 20 – 25 feet.

 

FALCON Water clear. 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. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.