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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; 63-67 degrees. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver, shrimp, and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water stained; 64-68 degrees; 1.11’ high. Black bass are good on perch colored Rat-L-Traps and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 63-67 degrees; 0.54’ high. Black bass are fair on Brownwood craw jigs, watermelon spinnerbaits, craw colored crankbaits, and chrome/blue Rat-L-Traps along the shorelines. Hybrid striper are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies, Rat-L-Traps, and shad crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water stained; 65-69 degrees; 1.97’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkin Curb’s jigs, jerkbaits, and Carolina rigged JDC lizards along break lines in 10-20 feet. Striped bass are good drifting live bait in 20-30 feet. White bass are fair on Pirk Minnows, slabs, and crankbaits in creeks. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE: Water stained; 64-68 degrees; 1.35’ high. Black bass are fair on black/chartreuse Curb's hair jigs, jerkbaits, and Texas rigged Scoundrel worms on shaky jigheads in 20-30 feet. Striped bass are good trolling white Curb’s striper jigs and vertically jigging Pirk Minnows. White bass are fair jigging Pirk Minnows and Blade Baits. Crappie are good on minnows and crappie jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water stained; 65-69 degrees; 0.15’ low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are good on watermelon red and redbug Carolina rigged soft plastics spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps off deep points. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait.

GRANBURY: Water stained; 63-67 degrees; 0.04’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps over grass. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are slow.

GRANGER: Water stained; 62-66 degrees; 0.83’ high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse jigs and soft plastic worms upriver in heavy timber. White bass are fair upriver. Crappie are fair on minnows 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; 64-68 degrees; 0.84’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 64-68 degrees; 0.15’ high. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on chicken livers and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water stained; 62-66 degrees; 0.11’ high. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on small spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on live shad and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 63-67 degrees; 2.15’ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 62-66 degrees; 1.08’ high. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water stained; 65-69 degrees; 1.22’ high. Black bass are good on chartreuse jigs, smoke grubs, and watermelon crankbaits in 8-20 feet. Striped bass are fair on white spoons in 20-35 feet. White bass are fair on white spoons and chrome crankbaits in 20-35 feet. 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 fair on chartreuse and green pumpkin soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are very good on Charlie slabs. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water stained; 65-69 degrees; 1.16’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow.