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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 lightly stained; 65-74 degrees; 0.66’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Rat-L-Traps, Texas rigs and drop shot rigs. Sunfish are slow to fair on dough bait and red wigglers. Catfish are fair to good on cut or live shad and nightcrawlers.

BASTROP: Water stained; 67-71 degrees. Black bass are fair on dark soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait, shrimp, and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water stained; 68-72 degrees; 2.15’ 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.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 65-69 degrees; 0.77’ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water stained; 66-70 degrees; 2.06’ low. Black bass are good on hard jerkbaits, and black/blue Whacky Sticks on jigheads along ledges in 12-20 feet. Striped bass are fair trolling crankbaits and drifting live bait in 20-30 feet. White bass are fair on Pirk Minnows, Shad Raps, and live bait. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE: Water stained; 65-69 degrees; 0.20’ high. Black bass are good on brown Curb's hair jigs, watermelon lizards, and Scoundrel worms along break lines and ledges in 15-25 feet. Striped bass are good vertically jigging Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads. White bass are fair on ¼oz. Blade Baits in 40 feet. Smallmouth bass are good on smoke/red flake tubes, tomato red curl tail grubs, and tomato red drop shot worms over rock piles in 12-25 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water stained; 66-70 degrees; 0.51’ 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 good on spinnerbaits, Rat-L-Traps, Senkos, flukes, and soft plastics. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait.

GRANBURY: Water stained; 66-70 degrees; 0.14’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse/black soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps over grass. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and black tube jigs. Catfish are slow.

GRANGER: Water stained; 65-69 degrees; 2.14’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 67-71 degrees; 0.89’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse Curb's jigs and watermelon red tubes. Striped bass are fair on silver slabs. 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 nightcrawlers. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 66-70 degrees; 4.34’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water stained; 68-72 degrees; 7.96’ high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 69-73 degrees; 5.10’ 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 stained; 68-72 degrees; 1.62’ 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 stained; 67-71 degrees; 0.11’ high. Black bass are very good on Senkos, flukes, and crawfish crankbaits in 5-20 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits, white grubs, and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water stained. Black bass are good on shallow running crankbaits and chartreuse soft plastics. Hybrid striper are good on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are excellent on minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water stained; 66-70 degrees; 4.20’ high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow.