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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; 76-83 degrees; 0.73’ low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters, Trick Worms on a shakyhead, Texas rigs Bandit Rat-L-Traps. Sunfish are fair to good on cut nightcrawlers and kernel corn. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and hot dogs.

BASTROP: Water stained; 76-80 degrees. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 75-79 degrees; 2.24’ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on slabs under lights at night. Crappie are good on minnows under lights at night. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 74-78 degrees; 0.76’ high. Black bass are good on watermelon Rat-L-Traps and spinnerbaits over grass flats, and on black/chartreuse soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails near the rocks. Hybrid striper are fair on shad. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies and perch colored crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs in 10-16 feet. Channel catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 73-77 degrees; 0.03’ high. Black bass are fair on weightless wacky rigged green pumpkin Whacky Sticks with chartreuse tails, watermelon topwaters, and Bleeding Shad Rat-L-Traps in 5-15 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Pet Spoons and jigging Pirk Minnows in 10-20 feet. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are fair on live bait and cut bait. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE: Water stained; 74-78 degrees; 1.18’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged watermelon Whacky Sticks and pumpkinseed Curb's Erratic jigs in 6-15 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are slow. Crappie are fair on white tube jigs and live minnows. Channel catfish are fair on live bait. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water stained; 73-77 degrees; 0.52’ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water stained. Black bass are fair on topwaters and buzzbaits early, and on chartreuse soft plastics over grass. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and perch.

GRANBURY: Water stained; 74-78 degrees; 0.69’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastic worms and lizards, and on chartreuse crankbaits. Striped bass are good on minnows and silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and shrimp.

GRANGER: Water murky; 76-80 degrees; 1.67’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on slab spoons on main lake ridges and humps. Crappie are very good on minnow jigs over main lake brush piles. Blue catfish are fair on prepared bait on rod & reel, and on trotlines baited with shad and Zote soap. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch.

LBJ: Water stained; 75-79 degrees; 0.91’ low. Black bass are fair on Bleeding Shad Rat-L-Traps and weightless green pumpkin wacky rigged Whacky Sticks along break lines of flats early in 4-10 feet. White bass are fair trolling Shad Raps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs in 10 feet. Channel catfish are good on minnows and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch and carp.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water murky; 78-82 degrees; 6.63’ 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; 74-78 degrees; 2.74’ high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits and soft plastics early and late. Striped bass are good on live shad. White bass are good on minnows and perch colored spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines and juglines baited with perch. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 76-80 degrees; 12.98’ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 74-78 degrees; 4.18’ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 75-79 degrees; 0.01’ low. Black bass are fair on black/blue soft plastic worms and chartreuse topwaters. Striped bass are fair on slabs. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

WHITNEY: Water murky; 74-78 degrees; 9.18’ high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow.