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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 clear; 63-67 degrees. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are very good on live bait, frozen shrimp, liver, and bloodbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 61-65 degrees; 0.15’ high. Black bass are good on Rat-L-Traps and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are very good on minnows around structure under lights at night. Channel and blue catfish are good on hot dogs. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines and throwlines baited with live perch.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 60-64 degrees; 0.08’ low. Black bass are fair on craw colored crankbaits, chartreuse/blue Bass Hogg spinnerbaits and jigs, and watermelon soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on white tube jigs and minnows over brush piles. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 58-62 degrees; 6.93’ low. Black bass are good on pumpkin JDC Craws, hard jerkbaits, and watermelon Whacky Sticks on jigheads off points in 10-20 feet. Striped bass are fair trolling crankbaits and Curb’s striper jigs, and drifting live bait from near Paradise Point in 20-25 feet. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies, Shad Raps, and live bait near Cedar Point. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 10-20 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 59-63 degrees; 0.01’ high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse jerkbaits, watermelon Curb's hair jigs, and Scoundrel worms along break lines and ledges in 12-20 feet. Striped bass are fair trolling white Curb’s striper jigs and vertically jigging Spoiler Shads. White bass are good on minnows and Li’l Fishies along the main river channel in 30 feet. Smallmouth bass are good on pumpkinseed curl tail grubs, JDC smoke/red flake tubes, and chartreuse drop shot worms over rock piles in 10-20 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water murky; 58-62 degrees; 4.55’ low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and dark soft plastic worms. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. 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 white and white/chartreuse spinnerbaits, and on pumpkinseed Dead Ringer worms along the outside edges of breaks. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut shad and shrimp over baited holes.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 57-61 degrees; 0.08’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastic worms with white tails. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait.

GRANGER: Water clear; 60-64 degrees; 0.53’ high. Black bass are fair on white spinnerbaits around standing timber. White bass are good on spinnerbaits upriver near Dickerson’s Bottom. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs in coves and sloughs. Blue catfish are good on live bait, and on juglines baited with cut bait and Zote soap. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait in the river.

LBJ: Water stained; 61-65 degrees; 0.87’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon Curb's jigs and chartreuse Rat-L-Traps from docks. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on silver Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads in main lake channels. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and nightcrawlers. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 60-64 degrees; 0.10’ high. All boat ramps are closed.

PROCTOR: Water stained; 62-66 degrees; 0.52’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms and lizards. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on live shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 58-62 degrees; 0.24’ high. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and chicken livers. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water stained; 59-63 degrees; 0.05’ high. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed soft plastics and watermelon Super Flukes. White bass are fair on minnows in 10-20 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows in 10-22 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 60-64 degrees; 3.00’ low. Black bass are fair on buzzbaits, flukes, and crawfish crankbaits in 6-18 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits, white grubs, and minnows in 10-25 feet. Crappie are good on minnows in 10-20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water murky. Black bass are fair on watermelon Rat-L-Traps, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on slabs and chartreuse soft plastics. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and hot dogs. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 58-62 degrees; 2.49’ low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on silver spoons and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on live bait and frozen shrimp.