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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
AUSTIN: Water stained; 57-66 degrees; 0.81’ low. Black bass are slow to fair on chrome Rat-L-Traps and Texas rigs. Sunfish are fair to good on cut nightcrawlers. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.

BASTROP: Water stained; 71-75 degrees. Black bass are fair on chartreuse and chartreuse/white soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait, chicken liver, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water stained; 70-74 degrees; 2.67’ low. Black bass are good on dark soft plastics on the bottom. Hybrid striper are good on silver slabs. White bass are good on silver slabs. Crappie are good on minnows under lights at night in 30 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on hot dogs and doughbait. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 69-73 degrees; 3.02’ low. Black bass are fair on black/blue jigs, crankbaits, and redbug and watermelon soft plastic worms over brush piles. Hybrid striper are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and crankbaits from lighted docks at night. Crappie are good on Li’l Fishies and minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on cut bait and nightcrawlers over baited holes. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water stained; 72-76 degrees; 4.44’ low. Black bass are good on Bleeding Shad Rat-L-Traps, pumpkin Curb's jigs, and smoke/red flake grubs in 4-12 feet. Striped bass are good on Spoiler Shads, Rat-L-Traps, and jigging Pirk Minnows in 20-40 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live goldfish.

CANYON LAKE: Water stained; 71-75 degrees; 3.43’ low. Black bass are good on Rat-L-Traps and P.B.J. plastic stickbaits over flats in 5-15 feet. Striped bass are good on Spoiler Shads and Red Fins. Smallmouth bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on live bait.

COLEMAN: Water stained; 69-73 degrees; 2.22’ low. Black bass are good on tequila sunrise soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are good on white striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are good on electric blue Carolina rigged soft plastic worms and spinnerbaits along the outside edges of grass. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp over baited holes.

GRANBURY: Water stained; 70-74 degrees; 0.44’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon and pumpkinseed soft plastics. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on shrimp, stinkbait, and live minnows.

GRANGER: Water stained; 69-73 degrees; 0.34’ high. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps. White bass are good on slabs and spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 70-74 degrees; 0.73’ low. Black bass are very good on Curb's buzzbaits and Bleeding Shad Rat-L-Traps in 5-12 feet. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and Charlie slabs. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. Crappie are good on live minnows over brush piles. Channel and blue catfish are fair on minnows under crappie docks. Yellow catfish are slow.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 71-75 degrees; 1.80’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies at night. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait and nightcrawlers. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 68-72 degrees; 2.82’ low. Black bass are good on black/purple and chartreuse soft plastic worms and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on minnows, small Rat-L-Traps, and roadrunners. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs in 15 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on juglines baited with cut shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 69-73 degrees; 0.12’ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with cut shad and perch. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 71-75 degrees; 2.89’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on minnows, hot dogs, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water stained; 70-74 degrees; 11.56’ low. Black bass are good on crawfish crankbaits, watermelon worms, and jigs. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on white jigging spoons and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water murky. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows and frozen shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water stained; 71-75 degrees; 4.53’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon, watermelon red, and watermelon gold spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and jigging spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on shrimp, liver, and stinkbait.