White bass bite is good on slabs and live shad at Richland Chambers
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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.
COLETO CREEK: Water fairly clear; 0.95’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Rat–L–Traps and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
HOUSTON COUNTY: Water clear; 87–91 degrees. Black bass to 4 pounds are good on 11” June bug/pumpkinseed soft plastic worms in 8–12 feet. Crappie are slow. Bream are good on live worms off piers and over grass beds. Blue catfish are slow.
RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water clear; 86–90 degrees; 1.20’ low. Black bass are slow on green pumpkin finesse worms on shakyheads around docks. Slow presentation is best. 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 good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on prepared bait and nightcrawlers.
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