Compiled with data from TPWD and other sources
Port O’Conner–GOOD. 45-50 degrees. Slightly stained. Drastic swing in water temperature due to the cold front and freeze warning. Trout are very good on a combination of live or fresh baits such as shrimp or crab. Redfish are very good in back bays on live shrimp. Tarpon are very good on mullet or pinfish. Flounder are good on minnows or mullet and croakers in vegetation.
Rockport–Current fishing conditions have water temps dropping to 71°, which is significantly below average water temps over the last month in the 82° range. Water clarity on mid-bay reefs is muddy with having had sustained north winds over 20 mph for about 30 hours that have now dropped to 7 mph currently out of the North. Solid redfish action and the start of some good Flounder action can be found on guts the draining Estes Flats, South Bay and St. Joseph Island. Anglers looking for good trout action under current conditions should be working shell reefs on protected shorelines or deep holes in flats. Live shrimp is always a favorite bait for trout, redfish and flounder this time of year. Limited live shrimp will be available during current conditions and anglers are using soft tout soft plastics to produce good fishing action. Pods of bait are moving and migrating, so drift shorelines and the sloughs or the apex of the reefs that run perpendicular to that shoreline for good results.
Port Aransas–GOOD. 68 degrees. Redfish are good on shrimp, KWigglers paddle tail, top waters and will be found in schools. Speckled Trout are fair on shrimp, KWigglers ball tail, and top waters. Black drum are good on shrimp or crab or soft plastics. Currently, conditions are changing quickly.
Corpus Christi–VERY GOOD. 68 degrees. Redfish are schooling and being caught on mullet and shrimp. Trout are very good with popping bobbers. Flounder are very good on minnow or squid.
Baffin Bay–EXCELLENT. The cold front shook the end of this week, but redfish continues to be excellent in the flats with topwater, and live bait following the mullet. Flounder is excellent on jigs or minnow. Still getting limits on trout using chartreuse Gulp 4-inch twirl tail mullet
Choke Canyon–FAIR TO GOOD. Water lightly stained; 64-67 degrees; 17.19’ low. Largemouth bass are good on topwater, buzzbaits, jigs, plastic worms, spinners, and rattletraps. The best largemouth populations continue along the northern delta and flooded timber. White bass are fair with minnows and smaller rattle traps starting towards the river with the recent cold snap. All catfish are good on larger live bait and cut baits
Lake Corpus Christi–GOOD. Water lightly stained; 66-69 degrees; 2.74’ low. Largemouth bass are good on Texas rigged worms, Carolina rigs, spinners, and crankbaits. Hit the shallow brush flats and the northern end for largemouth success. White bass are good on rattletraps and minnows in the Nueces River. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait, and cheese bait in 10 feet or less of water.
Falcon–FAIR. Water lightly stained; 65-68 degrees; 35.61’ low. Black bass are fair on soft plastic worms, spinners, and topwaters around rock piles and flooded brush. Crappie are good on live bait and hand-tied jigs. Catfish are good on all live bait including shrimp, shad, and stinkbait.
Texana–FAIR. Water muddy; 64–70 degrees; 3.33’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on jigs, Texas–rigged soft plastics, buzz baits, and light-colored tube baits. North of 59 continues to be active. Crappie are fair on jigs around standing timber. Catfish are fair to good on stinkbait, cut bait, and live bait. Trotlines are good for all species of catfish.
Brauning–FAIR. Water lightly stained; 65–67 degrees; Largemouth bass are fair on Carolina rigged plastic worms, some crankbaits and spinnerbaits around the plant jetty. Redfish are fair using crawfish and tilapia, the slowdown has yet to come. Striped bass are fair on jigs and live shad following feeding birds for activity. Catfish are good on live bait and cheese bait.
Calaveras–GOOD. Water stained; 65-67 degrees. Channel Catfish are good on stinkbait, liver, and live shad. Red drum are fair on crawfish and rattle traps. Largemouth bass have been fair on plastic worms, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits by Hondo Creek, the dam, and intake point. Hybrid striped bass are fair on spoons and rattle traps along the canals.