South Texas Fishing Report
The South Texas temperatures are scorching hot, but fishing is still a hit at area lakes and coastlines. Here is a look at five area South Texas lakes as well as a few coastlines as we continue our weekly Fishing Reports for our avid fishermen and bass clubs in the area.
Braunig- Water clear. Black bass are good on crankbaits and watermelon soft plastics near the dam. Striped bass are good on liver, shad, and gold spoons along shorelines. Redfish are fair on perch and shad in the reeds. Channel catfish are good on shrimp, cut bait, and nightcrawlers. Blue catfish are fair on stinkbait.
Calaveras- Water clear. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics near the jetty. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons and striper jigs near the dam. Redfish are fair on live perch and tilapia along the shoreline. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on live bait, shrimp, and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
Choke Canyon- Water clear; 85–88 degrees; 13.68’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits, and watermelon soft plastics. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver and shrimp. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.
Coleto Creek- Water fairly clear; 2.20’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.
Falcon Lake- Water clear; 88–92 degrees; 36.15’ low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, jigs, and Carolina rigged magnum flukes. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are excellent on live minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on shrimp, shad, and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.
(Salt Walter) Rockport: Trout are fair on free-lined shrimp in the deep channels. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Redfish are good in shallow water on mullet and perch.
Port Aransas- Redfish are fair to good at East Flats on shrimp and Gulps. Redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp. Offshore is good for red snapper, ling and kingfish.
Corpus Christi- Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Trout are good on the flats while casting to the potholes on croakers and soft plastics.
Baffin Bay- Trout are fair in the grass on topwaters and live bait. Trout are fair to good in the Land Cut on live shrimp. Redfish have been best are the spoil islands.