. Black bass are good on green pumpkin finesse worms on Shakyheads around docks.
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CALAVERAS: Water clear. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps over reed beds. Striped bass are good on chicken livers and shad along the shoreline. Redfish are good on live bait along the crappie wall. Channel catfish are fair on liver, cheesebait, and nightcrawlers near the railroad trestle. Blue catfish are fair on shrimp and cheesebait. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLETO CREEK: Water fairly clear; 2.09’ 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.
HOUSTON COUNTY: Water clear; 87–91 degrees; 0.08’ low. Black bass to 8 pounds are good on black/blue soft plastic worms along banks in 10 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows around brush. Bream are good on live worms around grass beds. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with perch.
RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water clear; 83–89 degrees; 0.87’ low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin finesse worms on shakyheads around docks. Carolina rigged soft plastics and black/blue football jigs around deep brush piles have also been effective. The deep crankbait bite is still slow. White bass are good on slabs and live shad. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and live shad. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and nightcrawlers.
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