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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 good on Rat-L-Traps and chartreuse jigs. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water stained; 60-64 degrees; 1.14’ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows at night. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with frozen shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 62-66 degrees; 0.23’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps over brush piles. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water stained; 61-65 degrees; 2.04’ low. Black bass are good on black Curb's hair jigs, tequila sunrise JDC curl tail grubs on jigheads, and suspending crankbaits over rock piles in 8-18 feet. Striped bass are good on white striper jigs, and jigging Spoiler Shad swim baits and Pirk Minnows near Garrett Island in 20-30 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE: Water stained; 62-65 degrees; 0.34’ high. Black bass are good on watermelon red crankbaits, pumpkinseed worms, and watermelon tubes on jigheads along bluffs. Striped bass are fair trolling Gizz 4’s on down riggers over humps in the lower end of the lake in 40-60 feet. White bass are fair but small on white spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Smallmouth bass are very good on Tomato Red JDC grubs and smoke/red flake tubes on jigheads. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water stained; 62-66 degrees; 1.28’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps. Channel and blue catfish are slow.

GRANBURY: Water stained; 61-65 degrees; 0.06’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait.

GRANGER: Water stained; 60-64 degrees; 0.30’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are fair on shrimp and prepared baits in 6-15 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 60-64 degrees; 4.85’ low. Black bass are good on black/blue Curb's jigs and PBJ colored Snag Proof jigs. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair to good on Pirk Minnows and Li’l Fishies in the channel near the power plant. Crappie are fair on minnows in brush piles and under heated docks. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and nightcrawlers. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 61-65 degrees; 0.11’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Rat-L-Traps. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on chartreuse tube jigs at the marina. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water stained; 59-63 degrees; 0.38’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 61-65 degrees; 0.32’ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and watermelon tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 59-63 degrees; 0.51’ high. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and watermelon seed worms. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water stained; 61-65 degrees; 1.90’ high. Black bass are good on chrome jigging spoons, black jigs, and smoke grubs in 28-45 feet. Striped bass are fair on chrome spoons in 30-40 feet. White bass are good on minnows and chrome jigging spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and cut bait in 30-48 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

WHITNEY: Water stained; 62-66 degrees; 2.83’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are good on frozen liver, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait.