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Texas Fishing Report – March 6th, 2009

Austin, Texas (AP) _ Here is the weekly fishing report as
compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for March 4.
(Report also available on Web as www.txfishing.com.) CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water lightly stained. Black bass are very good on
watermelon and watermelon red spinnerbaits, crankbaits,
Rat-L-Traps, and soft plastics. Crappie are good on minnows and
black/blue tube jigs over brush piles. Channel and blue catfish are
good on stinkbait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are
slow.

BELTON: Water clear; 58 degrees; 3.32’ low. Black bass are good
on Rat-L-Traps and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are good on live
shad. White bass are good on live shad. Crappie are good on minnows
in 28-30 feet at night under lights. Channel and blue catfish are
good on shrimp and hot dogs. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 55 degrees; 5.53’ low. Black bass to 5
pounds are fair on Hot Tomato Bass Hog spinnerbaits, Brownwood craw
jigs, black/blue Bass Hogg jigs, perch and craw colored RJA custom
crankbaits, and chrome/blue Rat-L-Traps along the shorelines in 35
feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are excellent on Li’l
Fishies, Rat-L-Traps, and shad crankbaits. Crappie are fair on Li’l
Fishies and tube jigs over brush piles in 5-22 feet. Channel
catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water clear; 63 degrees; 15.79’ low. Black bass are
fair on jerkbaits, 1/8oz. and 1/4oz. pumpkin Curb’s jigs, and
Carolina rigged JDC lizards along break lines and bluff ledges in
10-25 feet. Striped bass are good drifting live bait in 25-35 feet,
and trolling white/chartreuse Curb’s striper jigs and crankbaits.
White bass are fair on Pirk Minnows, slabs, and trolling crankbaits
at the mouths of larger creeks. Crappie are fair on minnows over
brush piles in 12-15 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and
blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE: Water clear; 61 degrees; 11.83’ low. Black bass are
fair on jerkbaits, black/chartreuse Curb’s hair jigs, and Texas
rigged Scoundrel worms on shaky jigheads in 20-25 feet. Striped
bass are fair to good trolling 1/4oz. white Curb’s striper jigs,
and vertically jigging Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads. White bass
are fair jigging Pirk Minnows and 1/4oz. Blade Baits along the main
river channel at mid lake in 40 feet. Smallmouth bass are good on
JDC smoke/red flake tubes, tomato red curl tail grubs, and tomato
red drop shot worms over rock piles in 12-25 feet. Crappie are fair
on minnows and crappie jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow.
Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water clear; 63 degrees; 6.35’ low. Black bass are good
on chartreuse soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Hybrid
striper are good on silver and chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are
fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are
good on stinkbait, shrimp, and cut bait. Yellow catfish are
slow.

COLORADO RIVER: (At Colorado Bend State Park) Water clear. Black
bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on
minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and small white tube jigs.
Catfish are fair on stinkbait and frozen shrimp in deep holes.

FAYETTE: Water clear; 61 degrees. Black bass are good on
watermelon red, green pumpkin, and redbug Carolina rigged soft
plastics off deep points, and on spinnerbaits, Rat-L-Traps, Senkos,
flukes, and soft plastics in shallow areas. Channel and blue
catfish are slow.

GRANBURY: Water clear; 1.97’ low. Black bass are very good on
chartreuse/black soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps over grass. Striped
bass are fair on silver striper jigs and minnows. White bass are
fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and black tube jigs.
Catfish are slow.

GRANGER: Water murky; 58 degrees; 3.64’ low. Black bass are fair
on jigs and spinnerbaits around stumps along the river channel.
White bass are fair on white grubs in the river below Dickerson’s.
Crappie are fair on minnows upriver under lights at night near the
primitive boat launch and Fox Bottom. Blue catfish are fair on shad
and prepared baits. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 63 degrees; 0.18’ low. Black bass are slow.
White bass are fair jigging 1/4oz. Curb’s jigs and Pirk Minnows
from Apple head to Horseshoe Bay. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish
are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water murky; 55 degrees; 3.44’ low. Black bass
are fair on minnows and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on silver
and white slabs. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are
fair on minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water stained; 64 degrees; 5.12’ low. Black bass are
slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow.
Channel and blue catfish are fair on live shad in 2025 feet. Yellow
catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water fairly clear; 3.36’ low. Black bass are slow.
Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are excellent
on minnows, and on green/black jigs. Channel and blue catfish are
fair on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water clear; 60 degrees; 5.74’ low. Black bass are
good on minnows and soft plastics. White bass are slow. Crappie are
fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows and
shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water clear; 58 degrees; 27.33’ low. Black bass to 6
pounds are good on brown jigs, smoke grubs, and crawfish crankbaits
in 8-20 feet. Striped bass to 6 pounds are fair on white spoons and
minnows in 20-38 feet. White bass are fair on white spoons and
chrome crankbaits in 20-35 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and
pink tube jigs in 15-28 feet. Channel and blue catfish are slow.
Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water clear; 63 degrees. Black bass are slow.
Hybrid striper are good on minnows and cut bait. White bass are
good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and
blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water clear; 10.32’ low. Black bass are fair on

jerkbaits and Carolina rigged soft plastic lizards along
break

lines in 10-20 feet. Striped bass are fair drifting live bait
in

25-35 feet, and on striper jigs and crankbaits. White bass are
fair

on Pirk Minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows over
brush

piles in 20-25 feet. Catfish are slow.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water lightly stained, 52-59 degrees; 0.31’ low. Black
bass are fair on spinnerbaits, flukes and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are
fair on minnows and jigs fished over brush piles. Bream are fair to
good on live worms. Catfish are good on live worms and prepared
bait.

BOB SANDLIN: Water fairly clear; 53-59 degrees; 0.3’ high. Black
bass are fair to good on wacky rigs, spinnerbaits and Senkos (bass
are on beds in the coves). White bass are good on slabs. Crappie
are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on
trotlines.

BRIDGEPORT: Water fairly clear; 53-59 degrees; 9.17’ low. Black
bass are fair on shad pattern crankbaits, Rat-L-Traps and 4” Yum
Dingers. White bass and hybrid striper are fair on slabs and live
bait. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait.

CADDO: Water off color; 52-59 degrees; 0.53’ high. Black bass
are fair on Senkos, flukes, spinnerbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie
are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on
nightcrawlers and cut shad.

CEDAR CREEK: Water lightly stained; 53-60 degrees; 2.95’ low.
Black bass are fair on medium running shad pattern crankbaits,
Texas rigs and drop shot rigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid
striper are fair on live shad and large slabs jigged vertically.
Crappie are fair to good on minnows. Catfish are fair drifting cut
shad.

COOPER: Water lightly stained; 52-58 degrees; 7.03’ low. Black
bass are fair on Texas rigged blue fleck worms, drop shot rigs and
slow-rolled spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and
minnows over brush piles. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid
striper are fair to good on slabs and live shad. Catfish are fair
on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.

FAIRFIELD: Water fairly clear; 77-88 degrees. No report
available.

FORK: Water lightly stained; 53-61 degrees; 0.81’ low. Black
bass are fair to good on soft plastics and spinnerbaits in the
shallows and off the first drop target pre-spawn and bedding bass.
Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on
prepared baits under roosting cormorants.

GRAPEVINE: Water off color; 53-60 degrees; 8.25’ low. Black bass
are fair on jigs, Texas rigs, crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie
are fair to good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs.
Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.

JOE POOL: Water off color; 52-59 degrees; 2.65’ low. Black bass
are fair on Texas rigs, spinnerbaits and wacky rigs. Crappie are
fair to good on minnows and jigs over brush piles. White bass are
good on slabs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and
prepared baits.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water stained; 52-59 degrees; 0.19’ high.
Black bass are slow to fair on Texas rigs, weightless flukes or 5”
Yum Dingers and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair to good on minnows
and jigs. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut shad. Bream are
fair on red wigglers.

LAVON: Water stained; 54-61 degrees; 4.56’ low. Black bass are
fair on Texas rigs, spinnerbaits and shallow slow-running
crankbaits. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on
minnows and jigs around bridge columns. Catfish are fair to good on
cut shad and nightcrawlers.

LEWISVILLE: Water off color; 53-59 degrees; 4.54’ low. Black
bass are fair on slow-rolled spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, Texas rigs
and Carolina rigs. White bass and hybrid striper are fair to good
on slabs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are
good on cut shad and prepared baits.

MARTIN CREEK: 3.53’ low. No report available.

MONTICELLO: Water fairly clear; 75-88 degrees; 0.89’ low. Black
bass are fair to good on topwaters early, later switching to
weightless flukes, Texas rigs, spinnerbaits and chrome Rat-L-Traps.
Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair to good on prepared
bait. Get there early to avoid crowded ramps and long walks.

PALESTINE: Water lightly stained; 53-60 degrees; 0.58’ low.
Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, jigs and crankbaits. Crappie are
fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait. Bream
are fair on worms. Hybrid striper and white bass are good on slabs
and Sassy Shad worked near the bottom.

RAY HUBBARD: Water off color; 53-59 degrees; 2.42’ low. Black
bass are fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and Texas- or
Carolina-rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are
good on small Bass Assassins. Hybrid striper are good on 4” Bass
Assassins. Catfish are fair to good on cut shad and
nightcrawlers.

RAY ROBERTS: Water murky; 51-57 degrees; 3.03’ low. Black bass
are slow, but improving on warm days, on chartreuse/white Booyah
spinnerbaits and red XCalibur Rattle Baits. Crappie are good on
minnows and jigs on isolated trees in 10-14 feet near creek
channels. White bass are good on points on C.C. Spoons. No reports
on catfish.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water off color; 54-59 degrees; 5.23’ low.
Black bass are fair on medium running shad pattern crankbaits,
Texas rigs and spinnerbaits. White bass and hybrid striper are good
on slabs, Bass Assassins and live shad. Crappie are good on minnows
and jigs. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut shad.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 51-57 degrees; 5.04’ low. Black bass
are fair on red Rat-L-Traps, spinnerbaits, jigs and Texas rigs.
Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good follow the birds.
Striped bass and hybrid striper are excellent on 4” Bass Assassins
dead-sticked with a 1 oz. jighead. Catfish are fair on prepared
bait.

TEXOMA: Water off color; 52-58 degrees; 0.08’ high. Black bass
are fair on chatterbaits, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and Texas rigs.
Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Striped bass are good
on slabs and large Road Runners over humps. Catfish are fair to
good on cut and live shad.

WEATHERFORD: Water lightly stained; 51-57 degrees; 6.56’ low.
Black bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps, Texas rigs, chatterbaits and
wacky rigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs in the
crappie house. White bass are fair to good on slabs and Sassy Shad.
Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and cheese bait.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water lightly stained; 54-61 degrees; 3.82’
high.

Black bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps, flukes, Texas rigs and
slow

rolled spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs.
Catfish

are fair to good on prepared bait and cut shad.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water clear; 60 degrees; 2.18’ high. Black bass are
good on Yamamoto Senkos, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, nightcrawlers,
and soft plastic lizards in 325 feet. Striped bass are good on
slabs, crankbaits, and Sassy Shad. White bass are good on slabs,
crankbaits, and Sassy Shad. Crappie are fair on minnows in Devil’s
River above Rough Canyon in the trees. Catfish are good over baited
holes in 60-120 feet. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in the boat
must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side)
whether fishing or not.

BRAUNIG: Water stained; 64 degrees. Black bass are good on
crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms in the reeds and near the
jetty and dam. Striped bass are good on liver and shad at Dead Tree
Point and near the pier. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are
excellent on liver, shrimp, cheesebait, and cut bait near the dam
and the discharge. Blue catfish are good on cut bait in 15-20
feet.

CALAVERAS: Water stained; 64 degrees. Black bass are good on
dark soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits in reed beds
and near the dam. Striped bass are good on spoons and jigs near the
dam and the crappie wall in 15-20 feet. Redfish are slow. Crappie
are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on liver, shrimp,
and cheesebait near the railroad trestle. Yellow catfish are
slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water clear; 65 degrees; 6.01’ low. Black bass are
good on watermelon and pumpkinseed soft plastic worms and lizards,
and on jigs over grass. White bass are fair on small spinnerbaits
and Rapalas from 99 Bridge north. Crappie are slow. Drum are slow.
Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow
catfish are fair on live perch.

COLETO CREEK: Water clear; 77 degrees (84 degrees at discharge);
3.62’ low. Black bass to 7.5 pounds are fair on soft plastics in
3-12 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are
slow. Channel and blue catfish to 4 pounds are good on trotlines
baited with nightcrawlers, liver, and shrimp in 8-10 feet. Yellow
catfish to 8 pounds are good on trotlines baited with live perch in
6-15 feet.

FALCON: Water clear; 68 degrees. Black bass are good on soft
plastics and spinnerbaits in shallow areas. Striped bass are
slow.

Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on
frozen shrimp and cut bait. Everyone in the boat must have a Mexico
fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or
not.

SOUTHEAST

CONROE: Water murky; 1.30’ low. Black bass are very good on
pumpkinseed soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair
on minnows and silver striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and
blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, cut bait, and frozen
shrimp.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water clear. Black bass are good on chartreuse
soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair on
minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp, cut
bait, and stinkbait.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 59 degrees; 0.50’ high. Black
bass to 8 pounds are very good on brown/chartreuse Senkos and
spinnerbaits near the marina in 6 feet. Crappie are very good on
live minnows near the dam 23 feet off the bottom. Bream are slow.
Channel and blue catfish are slow.

LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 58 degrees. Black bass are good
on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are
fair on soft plastics and spec rigs upriver. White bass are good on
soft plastics and spec rigs upriver. Crappie are very good on
minnows. Blue catfish are very good on shad. Yellow catfish are
slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water lightly stained; 64 degrees; 6.13’ low. Black
bass are very good on Carolina rigged green pumpkin soft plastics,
crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on live minnows
and watermelon jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube
jigs. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp,
liver, and cut bait.

STEINHAGEN: 0.57’ high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water clear; 63 degrees; 3.13’ low. Black bass are
good on watermelon and watermelon red soft plastics, spinnerbaits,
and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on live bait. White bass are
fair on minnows and white spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows
and red tube jigs. Bream are good on worms. Channel and blue
catfish are fair on frozen shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are
slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: Water stained; 48 degrees; 29.67’ low. Black bass to
5-pounds are good on white/chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits
worked slowly along grass lines and over moss beds, or live baits
or black/blue jigs suspended in trees. Crappie are fair on jigs and
minnows. White bass are good on live baits and silver slabs.
Smallmouth bass are fair on live baits. Walleye are good on live
baits and jigs. Catfish are good on minnows and cut baits.

MACKENZIE: Water lightly stained; 44 degrees; 77.01’ low. Black
bass are fair on minnows and firetiger crankbaits. Crappie are fair
on minnows and jigs. White bass and striped bass are fair on live
baits. Smallmouth bass are fair on dark jigs and live baits.
Walleye are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on cut baits.

MEREDITH: Water stained; 46 degrees; 75.43’ low. Black bass are
fair on minnows, black/blue jigs and white/blue spinnerbaits around
rocky outcrops and grass lines. Crappie are good on jigs and
minnows. White bass are good on live baits. Smallmouth bass are
fair on live baits and crankbaits. Walleye are fair on live baits
and blue back jerkbaits. Channel catfish are good on cut and live
baits.

PALO DURO: Water stained; 42 degrees; 53.35’ low. Black bass are
fair on live baits. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows.
Smallmouth bass are fair on minnows. Walleye are fair on live
baits. Channel catfish are good on minnows and prepared baits.
WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water lightly stained; 50 degrees; 0.10’ low. Black
bass are good on white spinnerbaits and shad-colored DD-22
crankbaits along creek channel bends, and fair on chartreuse soft
jerkbaits, black/chartreuse ringworms or jigs and live baits
suspended in trees. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish
are fair on live baits.

ARROWHEAD: Water lightly stained; 56 degrees; 6.78’ low. Black
bass are fair on shallow-running lipless crankbaits or swim blade
jigs off secondary points. Crappie are good on minnows fished at
the east side bridges with some fish moving shallow. White bass are
fair trolling. Blue Catfish are good drift fishing with cut shad or
cheese baits on flats at 12-15 feet depth.

COLORADO CITY: Water clear; 55 degrees; 6.45’ low. Black bass
are slow. Crappie are slow. White bass are slow. Catfish are
slow.

FT. PHANTOM HILL: Water clear; 54 degrees; 0.77’ low. Black bass
are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair
on minnows and crankbaits. Catfish are fair on live baits.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water lightly stained; 55 degrees; 2.87’ low.
Black bass are fair on white spinnerbaits, baby bass or firetiger
crankbaits, and live baits along grass lines. Crappie are good on
jigs and minnows. White bass and hybrid stripers are good on live
baits. Catfish are good on prepared baits and minnows.

NASWORTHY: Water lightly stained; 53 degrees. Black bass are
slow on live baits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Redfish
are fair. White bass and striped bass are fair on minnows and
chrome/blue back jerkbaits . Catfish are fair on minnows.

OAK CREEK: Water lightly stained; 55 degrees; 2.98’ low. Black
bass are slow. Crappie are fair on shallow crankbaits, minnows and
jigs. Catfish are good on minnows and cut baits.

O.H. IVIE: Water lightly stained; 59 degrees; 12.71’ low. Black
bass are good on live baits and large profile green pumpkin or
black neon soft plastics, such as 10-inch worms or tube baits,
along tree and grass lines. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs.
White bass are good on live baits and brown crawfish crankbaits.
Smallmouth bass are good on minnows and white spinnerbaits. Channel
catfish are good on live baits.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water stained; 56 degrees; 2.99’ low. Black bass
to 51/2 -pounds are fair on white spinnerbaits, dark-colored soft
plastic worms or watermelon soft plastic lizards on southern end of
reservoir suspended in 3 to 8-foot depth. Crappie are fair on
minnows and yellow jigs in Rock, Caddo and Bee Creeks. White bass
are fair on small silver Rat-L-Traps and white Beetle Spins
suspended in 3’-7’ in Rock, Caddo and Bee Creeks. Stripers are good
on live shad below the Dam. Catfish are good on live shad, cut
baits and liver. Note: Small gold algae bloom in the Rock Creek
area primarily affecting shad and drum. Initial observations
include very few game fish.

SPENCE: Water lightly stained; 54 degrees; 50.77’ low. Black
bass are slow. Crappie are slow. White bass are slow. Striped bass
and hybrid striper are slow. Catfish are slow.

STAMFORD: Water lightly stained; 56 degrees; 2.57’ low. Black
bass are good on live baits along structure lines and white/blue
spinnerbaits worked along points and grass lines. Crappie are fair
on minnows and jigs. White and striped bass are good on live baits.
Catfish are fair on prepared baits and minnows.

SWEETWATER: Water lightly stained; 55 degrees; 1.47’ low. Black
bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are
fair on live baits and shad-colored crankbaits. Catfish are fair on
prepared baits.

WHITE RIVER: Water lightly stained; 56 degrees; 28.48’ low.
Black bass are fair on minnows and black/neon jigs or tubes.
Crappie are fair on small crankbaits, jigs and minnows. Walleye are
fair on live baits and crankbaits. Channel catfish are fair on cut
baits.

WICHITA: Water lightly stained; 57 degrees; 1.15’ low. Fishing
reported as poor for all species due to an active golden algae
bloom.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Trout and redfish are good in the river on live
shad. Redfish are good in the marsh on gold spoons and small
topwaters.

SOUTH SABINE: Bull redfish are good at the jetty on crabs and
shrimp. Sheepshead are good around the rocks on live shrimp.

BOLIVAR: Redfish are good in Rollover Pass on natural baits.
Sand trout and croaker are good on shrimp on the edge of the
Intracoastal.

TRINITY BAY: Trout are fair to good in 4-9 feet of water while
working slicks and pods of mullet. Redfish are fair to good around
the spillway on natural baits.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair to good while drifting shell
on soft plastics. Sand trout are good in the Intracoastal on live
shrimp and fresh dead shrimp.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Trout have been caught while drifting shell
and mud. Bull redfish and sharks have been taken at the jetty on a
variety of natural baits. Bull reds are good in state waters around
wrecks.

TEXAS CITY: Bull reds, black drum and sand trout are good on
shrimp in the channel. Redfish are good in the holes in Moses
Lake.

FREEPORT: Bull redfish are good at the jetty on shrimp and
crabs. Redfish and black drum are fair to good at San Luis Pass and
Cold Pass on soft plastics tipped with shrimp and mullet.

EAST MATAGORDA: Trout are fair while drifting over shell and mud
on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Redfish are fair to
good on the west end on soft plastics.

WEST MATAGORDA: Trout are fair on the south shoreline of West
Bay over sand and grass on Bass Assassins, Sand Eels and Trout
Killers. Redfish are good in the Diversion Channel on shrimp.

PORT O’CONNOR: Bull redfish are good at the jetty on crabs,
finger mullet and live shrimp. Trout are good over shell and mud in
San Antonio Bay on soft plastics and live shrimp.

ROCKPORT: Trout are fair to good over shell and mud for waders
working topwaters and soft plastics. Redfish are good on live
shrimp under a cork while drifting the drop-offs.

PORT ARANSAS: Sand trout, sheepshead and redfish are good at the
jetty on shrimp. Redfish and black drum are fair to good around the
Lydia Ann Channel on Gulps and shrimp.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Redfish are good in the channels and deep holes
on natural baits. Trout are fair on the reefs in Nueces Bay on live
bait.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are fair to good around the rocks and on the
edges of the spoils on Corkies and small topwaters. Trout and
redfish are good on the edge of the channel on soft plastics.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are good around pods of bait on topwaters
and soft plastics. Redfish and sheepshead are good at the jetty on
shrimp and other natural baits.

SOUTH PADRE: Redfish are good on the flats on DOA Shrimp and
Gulps. Snook are good in the Brownsville Ship Channel on shrimp and
DOA Shrimp.

PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are good on the edge of the
Intracoastal. Redfish are good around the spoils on live shrimp,
Gulps and DOA Shrimp under popping corks.

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