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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; 49-56 degrees; 0.82’ low. Black bass are slow. Sunfish are fair on cut nightcrawlers. Catfish are fair to good on live and cut bait.

BASTROP: Water stained; 58-62 degrees. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/white soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait, chicken livers, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water stained; 57-61 degrees; 3.23’ low. Black bass are fair on perch colored Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 56-60 degrees; 3.48’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits, jigs, crankbaits, and soft plastics off points in coves. 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; 57-61 degrees; 4.58’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged watermelon Scoundrel worms and blue back Fat Free Shads along points in 10-25 feet. Striped bass are good drifting live shad. White bass are fair jigging Tiny Traps and blade baits along main lake points. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE: Water stained; 59-63 degrees; 3.68’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon red Brush Hogs and tubes on jigheads in 10-20 feet along bluffs. Striped bass are fair jigging Pirk Minnows. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water stained; 55-59 degrees; 2.56’ low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait and hot dogs. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp over baited holes.

GRANBURY: Water stained; 57-61 degrees; 0.43’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on shrimp, stinkbait, and hot dogs.

GRANGER: Water stained; 58-62 degrees; 0.42’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon/white soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are fair on prepared stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 57-61 degrees; 0.69’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Snag Proof jigs and green pumpkin tubes along docks and seawalls. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on silver Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and worms. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 55-59 degrees; 1.96’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 57-61 degrees; 2.88’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on frozen shad and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 58-62 degrees; 0.12’ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 57-61 degrees; 3.93’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps and crankbaits. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water stained; 56-60 degrees; 11.89’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits, black worms, and smoke grubs. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and chrome spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

WHITNEY: Water stained; 57-61 degrees; 4.63’ low. Black bass are fair on perch colored Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on silver slabs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are fair on shrimp, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait.