JOHN PAUL GREESON

For The Associated Press

AUSTIN (AP) — Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for May 27. (Report also available on Web as www.txfishing.com.)

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water clear. Black bass are good on watermelon red crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastics. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles in 2025 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on live bait and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water clear; 74 degrees; 0.35' low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits along the banks. Hybrid striper are good but small on shad at night. White bass are good on shad at night. Crappie are good on minnows in 1820 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on hot dogs and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with live perch and live shad.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 75 degrees; 6.11' low. Black bass are excellent on white Bass Hogg spinnerbaits, craw Bass Hogg jigs, Texas Perch Persuader crankbaits, GrandeBass Baby Rattle Snakes, Finesse worms, and watermelon red and redbug Honchos along the shoreline, among rocks, and near dead grass in 15 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass to 2 pounds are excellent on Li'l Fishies and crankbaits off lighted docks. Crappie are excellent on Li'l Fishies and jigs along the shoreline in 15 feet and over brush piles in 1215 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut bait over baited holes in 810 feet. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch in 618 feet.

BUCHANAN: Water clear; 74 degrees; 16.72' low. Black bass are good on watermelon Skip-N-Pop topwaters, weightless wacky rigged green pumpkin Whacky Sticks with chartreuse tails, and white/chartreuse spinnerbaits along lake and creek points and at Apple Head in 812 feet at first light. Striped bass are fair on topwaters and Rat-L-Traps, jigging white Curb's bucktail jigs, and drifting live bait on the surface over 20-30 feet near the Lighthouse at first light. White bass are fair trolling Shad Raps and jigging Pirk Minnows and Tiny Traps over rock piles in 2030 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and Curb's crappie jigs over brush piles in 12 feet. Channel catfish are good on live bait and cut bait. Yellow and blue catfish are very good on juglines and trotlines baited with goldfish and minnows.

CANYON LAKE: Water clear; 73 degrees; 12.37' low. Black bass are good on watermelon red Whacky Sticks on shaky head jigs, tomato red JDC grubs, and Texas rigged watermelon red finesse worms along bluff ledges in 816 feet early. Striped bass are fair vertically jigging white Curb's striper jigs and 1oz. Pirk Minnows in 40 feet. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are good on root beer/green JDC curl tailed grubs and craws, and smoke/red tubes on ball jigheads in 10 feet on main lake points and ledges. Crappie are fair to good on Curb's crappie jigs and live minnows upriver around submerged brush piles over break lines. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are very good on juglines and trotlines baited with live bait.

COLEMAN: Water clear; 74 degrees; 7.24' low. Black bass are good on Rat-L-Traps, spinnerbaits, and soft plastic worms and lizards. Hybrid striper are good on live shad near the park and the store. Crappie are good on minnows at night. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLORADO RIVER: (At Colorado Bend State Park) Water lightly stained. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and silver spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait and nightcrawlers.

FAYETTE: Water clear; 77 degrees. Black bass are good on shad patterned shallow running crankbaits and Texas and Carolina rigged soft plastic worms in 420 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on juglines baited with shrimp and shad in 1012 feet.

GRANBURY: Water clear; 1.91' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red and watermelon gold soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and chartreuse spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and frozen shrimp.

GRANGER: Water murky; 75 degrees; 1.84' low. Black bass are fair on soft plastic worms in shallow timber. White bass are good on main lake flats and roadbeds. Crappie are good on chartreuse jigs in 515 feet. Blue catfish are fair on prepared bait and shad. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch and goldfish.

LBJ: Water stained; 76 degrees; 0.17' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Curb's Erratic jigs, watermelon JDC Skip-N-Pop topwaters, Bleeding Shad Rat-L-Traps, and weightless watermelon red Texas rigged Whacky Sticks along riprap on seawalls and break lines of flats in 6-10 feet early. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white Curb's crappie jigs over brush piles in 12 feet. Channel catfish are good on minnows and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch and carp.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 73 degrees; 0.17' high. Black bass are very good on motor oil, watermelon, and June bug soft plastic worms. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows in 610 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and minnows. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch and goldfish.

PROCTOR: Water stained; 72 degrees; 5.75' low. Black bass are good on crankbaits off points. Striped bass are fair on live shad. White bass are excellent on live shad and jigging spoons. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut bait in the upper end of the lake. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 78 degrees; 0.93' low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are good on live shad off points. White bass are good on live shad off points. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on dead shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water clear; 86 degrees; 1.41' low. Black bass are good on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water stained; 74 degrees; 29.06' low. Black bass to 7 pounds are good on chrome topwaters, watermelon worms, and smoke grubs in 824 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on white grubs and minnows in 2032 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs in 1025 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 6 pounds are fair on fresh cut bait and nightcrawlers in 2238 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water clear; 76 degrees. Black bass are very good on shad. Hybrid striper are fair on shad and crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers, frozen shad, and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water stained; 9.17' low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp and liver.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water lightly stained, 74-84 degrees; 0.23' high. Black bass are good on drop shot rigged finesse worms and weightless flukes. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

BOB SANDLIN: Water stained; 75-82 degrees; 0.65' high. Black bass are good on Carolina rigs, drop shot rigs and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs around structure. Catfish are fair on cut bait and nightcrawlers.

BRIDGEPORT: Water fairly clear; 74-83 degrees; 8.32' low. Black bass are fair on shad pattern crankbaits, white/chartreuse spinnerbaits and watermelon seed lizards. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on Rooster Tails and topwaters. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut shad.

CADDO: Water off color; 76-85 degrees; 1.66' high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged 10" worms, Senkos and wacky rigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines with live bait. Bream are good on red wigglers and crickets.

CEDAR CREEK: Water lightly stained; 75-83 degrees; 0.2' low. Black bass are fair on topwaters early, midday switching to Carolina rigs, jigs and chatterbaits. White bass are good on slabs over humps and on topwater when surface schooling is occurring. Hybrid striper are good on Sassy Shad. Crappie are good on jigs around boathouses and over brush piles. Catfish are good on cut shad and chicken liver drifted over points.

COOPER: Water lightly stained; 76-84 degrees; 0.2' high. Black bass are fair on drop shot rigs, Rat-L-Traps and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. White bass are good on slabs and Rooster Tails. Hybrid striper are fair to good on Sassy Shad and live shad. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.

FAIRFIELD: Water fairly clear; 78-88 degrees. No report available.

FORK: Water lightly stained; 76-85 degrees; 0.54' high. Black bass are fair on topwaters early and late, and midday on drop shot rigged 7" worms and Carolina rigged Brush Hogs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs under the bridges and over brush piles. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and prepared baits.

GRAPEVINE: Water off color; 75-85 degrees; 3.5' low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits off points, Texas rigs and medium running crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on Humdingers and slabs. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

JOE POOL: Water off color; 74-83 degrees; 0.18' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, shallow running chartreuse/brown crankbaits and Carolina rigged Baby Brush Hogs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs over brush piles. White bass are fair on Humdingers. Catfish are fair on cut and prepared baits.

LAKE O' THE PINES: Water stained; 76-85 degrees; 5.15' high. Black bass are fair on Pop Rs, spinnerbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs in coves and around structure. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cheesebait.

LAVON: Water stained; 76-85 degrees; 0.54' high. Black bass are fair on white/chartreuse spinnerbaits, Texas rigs and Senkos. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around structure. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and prepared baits.

LEWISVILLE: Water off color; 75-84 degrees; 0.42' high. Black bass are fair to good on Carolina rigs, Rat-L-Traps and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on Humdingers and topwaters when surface schooling. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

MARTIN CREEK: 0.11' high. No report available.

MONTICELLO: Water fairly clear; 79-90 degrees; 0.82' high. No report available.

PALESTINE: Water lightly stained; 75-83 degrees; 0.37' low. Black bass are fair to good on spinnerbaits, Texas rigs and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs over brush piles. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. White bass are good on Humdingers. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cheesebait.

RAY HUBBARD: Water stained; 75-85 degrees; 0.16' high. Black bass are fair to good on Booyah spinnerbaits, chatterbaits and Carolina rigged 10" worms. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on Humdingers and chrome topwaters. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait.

RAY ROBERTS: Water muddy in the upper lake stained on the main lake; 76-85 degrees; 0.84' high. Black bass to 11.2 pounds are good on Carolina rigged Zellamanders in 5-8 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs over brush piles and around isolated trees. White bass are excellent on C.C. Spoons in 26-36 feet, with occasional topwater schooling. Catfish are excellent on prepared bait around rocks.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water off color; 74-83 degrees; 2.3' low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and Texas rigs. White bass and hybrid striper are fair to good on Humdingers, topwaters and live shad. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around brush. Catfish are good prepared baits.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 75-85 degrees; 0.25' high. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigs, chatterbaits and medium diving chartreuse/brown crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on Humdingers and topwaters. Striped bass and hybrid striper are fair on live shad. Catfish are good on cut bait.

TEXOMA: Water off color; 75-84 degrees; 7.79' high. Black bass are fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and Texas rigs. Striped bass are good on topwaters and live shad. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut shad.

WEATHERFORD: Water lightly stained; 75-84 degrees; 5.67' low. Black bass are good around docks and on rocky points. Crappie are good on minnows in the crappie house and off rocks in the marina cove. White bass are good around the lake on small shad imitation lures. Channel catfish are good on worms, liver and doughbait in the river channel on the north end. Bream are good on worms.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained; 76-85 degrees; 22.13' high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, medium diving firetiger crankbaits and Texas rigged Brush Hogs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on Little George's and topwaters. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and prepared baits.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water clear; 75 degrees; 0.68' high. Black bass are excellent on Yamamoto Senkos, minnows, and watermelon and watermelon red soft plastics, and on topwaters early. Striped bass are good on swimbaits, Sassy Shad, and Rat-L-Traps. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are fair on cheesebait and punchbait. Yellow catfish to 22 pounds are good on trotlines baited with live perch. Everyone in the boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.

BRAUNIG: Water stained; 74 degrees. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms in reeds and near the dam. Striped bass are excellent on liver and perch off points. Redfish are fair on perch, shad, tilapia, crawfish, and silver spoons. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on liver, shrimp, cut bait, and cheesebait near the dam.

CALAVERAS: Water stained; 74 degrees. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are good on spoons and striper jigs between the dam and the crappie wall. Redfish are excellent down rigging silver and gold spoons in 1020 feet, on live perch, tilapia, and crawfish near the power lines, and on live bait along the crappie wall. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are excellent on liver, bait shrimp, cheesebait, and shad. Blue catfish are good on liver and cut bait near 181 Cove. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water clear; 75 degrees; 7.09' low. Black bass are good on deep running crankbaits and watermelon red lizards, and fair on spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Drum are fair on nightcrawlers and spoons. Channel and blue catfish are good on punchbait. Yellow catfish are fair on cut bait.

COLETO CREEK: Water stained; 80 degrees (88 degrees at discharge); 2.67' low. Black bass to 4 pounds are fair on soft plastics and topwaters in 48 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows in 1214 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 3 pounds are fair on trotlines baited with liver, shrimp, and perch. Yellow catfish to 6 pounds are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.

FALCON: Water stained; 76 degrees. Black bass are excellent on deep running crankbaits and fair on Carolina rigged soft plastics in 48 feet. Striped bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on cut bait and stinkbait in the river. Everyone in the boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.

SOUTHEAST

CONROE: Water murky; 0.12' low. Black bass are good on watermelon red and watermelon gold Carolina rigged soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, cut bait frozen shrimp.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water clear. Black bass are fair on watermelon red and chartreuse soft plastics and small crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are very good on stinkbait and frozen shrimp.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water clear; 80 degrees; 0.37' high. Black bass to 9 pounds are good on crawfish colored soft plastic worms on the southeast side of the lake in 610 feet, and on shad crankbaits near the dam. White bass are good along the northeast shore. Crappie are excellent on live minnows around structure at the pump station in 1016 feet. Bream are good on live worms off piers and grass beds. Channel and blue catfish to 43 pounds are good on trotlines baited with perch.

LIVINGSTON: Water stained; 82 degrees; 0.43' high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and topwaters. Striped bass are good but small on pet spoons and hellbenders. White bass are very good on hellbenders, pet spoons, and Charlie slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are very good on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water murky; 73 degrees; 1.56' low. Black bass are slow. White bass are good on silver spoons. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles and baited holes in 2030 feet. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait.

STEINHAGEN: 1.35' high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 73 degrees; 0.09' low. Black bass are fair but small on redbug and watermelon red soft plastic worms in 1220 feet. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on silver spoons and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse and blue jigs over brush in 2025 feet. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers in 24 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: Water stained; 66 degrees; 28.64' low. Black bass are good on shad pattern spinnerbaits and crankbaits, green pumpkin jigs, large soft plastic tubes and live bait worked along grass lines and on buzzbaits during mid-afternoon. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. White bass are good on live bait and white/black crankbaits. Smallmouth bass are good on live bait and white/black crankbaits along points. Walleye are good on live bait. Catfish are good on cut and prepared bait.

MACKENZIE: Water lightly stained; 61 degrees; 78.74' low. Black bass are good on minnows and red/yellow Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White and striped bass are good on live bait and chanteuse inline spinnerbaits. Smallmouth bass are good on live bait. Walleye are good on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.

MEREDITH: Water stained; 64 degrees; 71.61' low. Black bass are good on minnows, black/blue jigs and watermelon pepper soft plastic worms or tubes around rocky points along grass lines, with topwater action along the outer rocky points. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. White bass are good on live bait and white spinnerbaits. Smallmouth bass are good on live bait and lavender shad crankbaits. Walleye are good on live bait along north end of lake. Channel catfish are good on prepared and live bait.

PALO DURO: Water stained; 59 degrees; 56.67' low. Black bass are fair on live bait and white spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Smallmouth bass are fair on minnows and shad pattern crankbaits. Walleye are fair on live bait. Channel catfish are good on live bait.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water lightly stained; 69 degrees; 0.87' low. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits along creek channels and brush lines, and on black/blue or black/chartreuse soft plastics and jigs worked in brush. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on live bait.

ARROWHEAD: Water lightly stained; 68 degrees; 4.41' low. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and black/blue jigs off rocky points and rip-rap. Crappie are good on minnows at the east side bridges, state park piers and off rip rap in 6-10 feet (the spawn is almost over). White bass are fair trolling and casting to rocky points near Pawnee Point boat ramp. Blue catfish are good drifting cut shad or cheesebait on flats in 12-15 feet.

COLORADO CITY: Water clear; 67 degrees; 9.41' low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow. White bass are slow. Catfish are slow.

FT. PHANTOM HILL: Water clear; 66 degrees; 3.64' low. Black bass are fair on live bait. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and shad pattern crankbaits. Catfish are fair on live bait.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water lightly stained; 67 degrees; 5.31' low. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits and watermelon red or pumpkin soft plastics worked along edges of trees. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. White bass and hybrid striper are good on live bait and shallow running crankbaits. Catfish are good on live bait.

NASWORTHY: Water lightly stained; 65 degrees. Black bass are fair on live bait, white spinnerbaits and Carolina rigged watermelon red soft plastics. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Redfish are fair. White bass and striped bass are fair on live bait. Catfish are fair on live bait.

OAK CREEK: Water lightly stained; 60 degrees; 5.01' low. Black bass are fair on white spinnerbaits and live bait. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on live bait.

O.H. IVIE: Water lightly stained; 67 degrees; 12.53' low. Black bass are good on live bait, shad pattern spinnerbaits and green pumpkin soft plastics worked over brush and trees. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on live bait and silver jerkbaits. Smallmouth bass are good on crankbaits and live bait. Channel catfish are good on live bait.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water stained; 70 degrees; 3.93' low. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits, red and black soft plastics and silver Rat-L-Traps in the back of creeks. Crappie are fair on minnows and yellow jigs in Rock, Caddo and Cedar creeks. White bass are good on silver Rat-L-Traps in Hell's Gate and Neely's Slough. Striped bass are good on silver spoons and crankbaits in Hell's Gate and Neely's Slough. Catfish are good on live shad and cut liver.

SPENCE: Water lightly stained; 66 degrees; 56.91' 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; 66 degrees; 4.01' low. Black bass are good on live bait, white spinnerbaits and crankbaits along grass lines, and on topwaters early. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White and striped bass are good on live bait. Catfish are good on live bait.

SWEETWATER: Water lightly stained; 66 degrees; 5.39' low. Black bass are fair on live bait and shallow running shad pattern crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on live bait and chrome jerkbaits. Catfish are good on live and cut bait.

WHITE RIVER: Water lightly stained; 65 degrees; 21.71' low. Black bass are good on live bait, watermelon red soft plastics and jigs worked on brush and tree lines. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Walleye are good on live bait and chrome jerkbaits. Channel catfish are good on live bait.

WICHITA: Water lightly stained; 70 degrees; 0.05' low. Channel catfish and carp are fair. The boat ramp is open and reported as "serviceable."

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad on soft plastics. Redfish are good in the marsh with the swollen tides.

SOUTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad. Trout are good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters. Sheepshead are good on live shrimp tight to the rocks.

BOLIVAR: Trout are good on the south shoreline on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Waders tossing topwaters have scored better fish. Black drum, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass.

TRINITY BAY: Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Waders have taken better trout on the shell along the east shoreline. Redfish are good on live bait around the reefs.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are good for drifters working deep shell on limetreuse and plum plastics. Waders have taken good trout on topwaters on the south shoreline. Trout are good on the south shoreline on Catch 5s, MirrOlures and Catch 2000s. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Drifters have caught their best fish on live bait over reefs. Waders have taken good trout on topwaters in the afternoon. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs.

TEXAS CITY: Trout are fair to good on April FoolÂ’s Reef on live shrimp and croakers. A few fish are showing in the channel on croakers.

FREEPORT: Trout are good at San Luis Pass on shrimp and MirrOlures. The surf has held trout on live bait and artificial. Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are good for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Waders have taken good catches on reefs on soft plastics. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are good on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are good on topwaters and live shrimp in Oyster Lake.

PORT O'CONNOR: Trout and redfish are good on topwaters and live bait over sand, grass and shell in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp. Trout are good in the surf and at the jetty.

ROCKPORT: Trout are fair to good in the guts and channels on free-lined shrimp. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Redfish are good on mullet on the Estes Flats.

PORT ARANSAS: Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Trout are good in the surf on topwaters and croakers.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Redfish are good in the potholes on shrimp. Trout are good in the surf.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are good on topwaters around rocks and grass. Trout are good at night in the Land Cut on live shrimp. Redfish have been found in knee-deep water.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are good on topwaters around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes and while anchored with natural baits at East Cut. Offshore is good for red snapper and kingfish.

SOUTH PADRE: Good numbers of redfish and trout have come from the shallows in South Bay and Mexiquita flats. Tarpon are showing at the pass.

PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are fair to good on the flats on live shrimp and in Airport Cove. Trout are good on the deeper edges and flats in Laguna Vista on topwaters and live shrimp.

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