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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; 54-58 degrees. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 53-57 degrees; 12.42’ low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on blue jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows under lights at night in 25 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and hot dogs. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD: Water clear; 51-55 degrees; 12.64’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse jigs and watermelon soft plastics in 10-30 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 10-30 feet. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, minnows, and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 52-56 degrees; 32.51’ low. Black bass are fair suspending Carolina rigged black lizards, Rattlin' Rogues, and pumpkinseed jigs along ledges in 12-20 feet. Striped bass are fair trolling white/chartreuse Curbs striper jigs and Rattlin’ Rogues. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles in 12-15 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 54-58 degrees; 11.20’ low. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged lizards in 15-20 feet, chartreuse Rat-L-Traps, and pumpkinseed soft plastics along break lines and ledges. Striped bass are fair trolling white striper jigs and vertically jigging Pirk Minnows. White bass are fair jigging Pirk Minnows along the main river channel at mid lake. Smallmouth bass are fair on JDC tomato red curl tail grubs and matching drop shot worms along ledges in 10-25 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water clear; 54-58 degrees; 19.48’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon red soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits, and on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, liver, and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

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

GRANBURY: Water murky; 52-56 degrees; 8.63’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on silver slabs. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp and stinkbait.

GRANGER: Water murky; 52-56 degrees; 2.04’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are fair on prepared baits in 6-15 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 53-57 degrees; 0.39’ low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin worms, PBJ colored jigs, and watermelon tubes along docks and seawalls. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Spoiler Shads in the channel. Crappie are fair on minnows in brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and worms. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 53-57 degrees; 0.53’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 55-59 degrees; 12.72’ low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 56-60 degrees; 2.60’ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and green/black tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 55-59 degrees; 14.45’ low. Black bass are fair on dark soft plastics and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on spoons. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 53-57 degrees; 54.02’ low. Black bass are good on chrome spoons, chartreuse worms, and firetiger crankbaits in 15-35 feet. Striped bass are fair on shad crankbaits and chrome spoons in 32-50 feet. White bass are good on minnows, white grubs, and chrome spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs in 15-30 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and bloodbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair chartreuse Rat-L-Traps. White bass are fair on minnows and green soft plastics. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 53-57 degrees; 9.80’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and white jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on frozen shrimp and stinkbait.