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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; 75-79 degrees. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits and soft plastics. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver, minnows, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water stained; 74-78 degrees; 0.28’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 75-79 degrees; 0.15’ low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, flukes, spinnerbaits, and jigs around docks in 8-10 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on silver jigs off lighted docks at night in 5-15 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs over baited brush piles. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water stained; 76-80 degrees; 0.48’ low. Black bass are fair to good on watermelon flukes, white crankbaits, and Texas rigged watermelon candy Whacky Sticks in 4-8 feet early. Striped bass are good on Rattlin' Rogues, Rat-L-Traps, and plastic swim baits. White bass are fair on Tiny Traps and plastic swim baits in creeks. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are good on liver, minnows, and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on goldfish and perch upriver.

CANYON LAKE: Water stained; 75-79 degrees; 0.39’ low. Black bass are fair on topwaters, watermelon flukes, and Whacky Sticks around flooded bushes. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on clear grubs and watermelon crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs in standing timber. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp. Yellow and blue catfish are good on goldfish and perch upriver.

COLEMAN: Water stained; 76-80 degrees; 0.24’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red and watermelon green spinnerbaits and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics and spinnerbaits in 12-18 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait.

GRANBURY: Water stained; 74-78 degrees; 0.03’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and soft plastic worms. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on blue/black Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait.

GRANGER: Water stained; 73-77 degrees; 0.26’ high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits in willows upriver. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on marabou jigs in 5-15 feet. Blue catfish are good on shad and prepared bait in 5-12 feet. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait upriver.

LBJ: Water stained; 75-79 degrees; 0.73’ low. Black bass are fair on motor oil Berkley Power worms, watermelon topwaters, and watermelon red Whacky Sticks in 6-12 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and watermelon jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 74-78 degrees; 0.21’ high. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics and chartreuse Rat-L-Traps near the dam. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies and perch colored topwaters. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and nightcrawlers. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water stained; 73-77 degrees; 0.30’ high. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons. White bass are fair on black/chartreuse spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and bloodbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 75-79 degrees; 0.24’ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are good on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and small crankbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 74-78 degrees; 0.21’ high. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits and watermelon red soft plastics. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on doughbait, chicken livers, and chicken bloodbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water stained; 75-79 degrees; 1.57’ low. Black bass are good on plum worms and smoke grubs in 10-25 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on chrome spoons and white grubs. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on bloodbait and shrimp in 25-40 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water murky. Black bass are good on green pumpkin crankbaits and soft plastic worms. Hybrid striper are fair on pet spoons. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and hot dogs. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water stained; 74-78 degrees; 0.37’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.