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CENTRAL REPORTS

Compiled and edited by J.P. Greeson, Bink Grimes, Kendal Hemphill and Mark Perry for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department under a federal grant provided by the Sport Fish Restoration Program.

CENTRAL
BASTROP: Water stained; 61-65 degrees. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water stained; 60-64 degrees; 0.39’ high. Black bass are good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows under lights at night. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and hot dogs. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 62-66 degrees; 0.35’ high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Bass Hogg spinnerbaits, jigs, and crankbaits along shorelines. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are fair on Li’l Fishies and tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water stained; 61-65 degrees; 1.99’ low. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged watermelon lizards, Rattlin' Rogues, and blue flake Whacky Sticks on jigheads in 10-20 feet. Striped bass are fair trolling chartreuse Curbs striper jigs and Rattlin' Rogues. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles in 12-18 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE: Water stained; 62-65 degrees; 0.48’ high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse hair jigs with JDC Pebble Craw trailers, Carolina rigged lizards, and Texas rigged blue flake Scoundrel worms along break lines and ledges. Striped bass are good on white Curbs striper jigs, Pirk Minnows, and Spoiler Shads. White bass are fair jigging Pirk Minnows and Blade Baits in the main river channel. Smallmouth bass are fair to good on JDC smoke/red flake tubes over rock piles in 10-20 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water stained; 62-66 degrees; 1.26’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLORADO RIVER: (At Colorado Bend State Park) No report available.

FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Channel and blue catfish are fair on live bait.

GRANBURY: Water stained; 61-65 degrees; 0.03’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon and watermelon red soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp and nightcrawlers.

GRANGER: Water stained; 60-64 degrees; 1.03’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on shad upriver. Crappie are fair upriver under lights at night. Blue catfish are good on prepared baits and on juglines baited with cut bait and Zote soap. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 60-64 degrees; 4.81’ low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin tubes and pumpkinseed JDC drop shot worms along docks and seawalls. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on Spoiler Shad and silver Pirk Minnows near the power plant. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and worms. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 61-65 degrees; 0.25’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and pet spoons. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water stained; 59-63 degrees; 0.23’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with cut shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 61-65 degrees; 1.93’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 59-63 degrees; 0.49’ high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastic worms and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water stained; 61-65 degrees; 1.92’ high. Black bass are good on chrome spoons, black worms, and chartreuse crankbaits in 20-35 feet. Striped bass are fair on shad crankbaits in 30-50 feet. White bass are good on minnows and white grubs in 30-50 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and bloodbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water murky. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on crickets and shrimp at the gravel pit. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water stained; 62-66 degrees; 3.06’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon Rat-L-Traps, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are fair on small spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp and stinkbait.