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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; 64-68 degrees. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are good on live minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on hot dogs, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 62-66 degrees; 12.22’ low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps along banks and in coves. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on doughbait and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD: Water clear; 60-64 degrees; 12.33’ low. Black bass are good on Bass Hogg spinnerbaits, craw colored jigs, and craw colored crankbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies, minnows, and shad colored crankbaits off lighted docks at night. Crappie are good on Li’l Fishies and red tube jigs under lights at night. Channel catfish are good on live bait over baited holes. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 62-66 degrees; 33.54’ low. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits, Bleeding Shad Rat-L-Traps, and 3” shad Flukes in larger creeks. Striped bass are good on Spoiler Shad plastic swim baits, Red Fins, and drifting live bait along the river channel in 30 feet. White bass are fair on Tiny Traps and Spoiler Shads. Crappie are good on pink/white tube jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on liver, nightcrawlers, and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on live shad.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 65-69 degrees; 12.06’ low. Black bass are good on Fat Free Shads, white spinnerbaits, and watermelon Flukes on secondary points in 4-12 feet. Striped bass are fair on Red Fins and jigging Pirk Minnows over and around humps in 30-60 feet at daylight. White bass are fair on Pirk Minnows along the river channel. Smallmouth bass are good on green pumpkin tubes, pumpkin Curb's jigs, and smoke JDC curl tail grubs in 8-15 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines baited with live perch.

COLEMAN: Water clear; 64-68 degrees; 18.98’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are good on live minnows. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water stained. Black bass are good on watermelon and redbug Carolina rigged Finesse worms, and on shallow running crankbaits over grass. Channel and blue catfish are slow.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 62-66 degrees; 10.34’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastic worms and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on hellbenders and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are good on shrimp and live minnows.

GRANGER: Water clear; 63-67 degrees; 1.30’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on jigs tipped with Crappie Nibbles. Blue catfish are good on prepared baits. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 62-66 degrees; 0.29’ low. Black bass are very good on Bleeding Shad Rat-L-Traps, Curb's buzzbaits, and weightless watermelon red Whacky Sticks along laydowns and stumps on creek points. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies at night. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and nightcrawlers. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 62-66 degrees; 2.01’ low. Black bass are good on soft plastic worms and shallow running crankbaits. White bass are fair on slabs and spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait. Blue catfish are good on shad and perch. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 62-66 degrees; 12.56’ low. Black bass are very good on chartreuse soft plastic worms and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons. White bass are good on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows and blue/white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 63-67 degrees; 0.69’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on chicken livers. Yellow catfish are fair on minnows.

STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 63-67 degrees; 13.86’ low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics and crankbaits. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are good on live bait.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 62-66 degrees; 57.40’ low. Black bass are good on bone topwaters and green pumpkin worms in 5-25 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on chrome spoons and minnows in 35-45 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows in 12-20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and bloodbait in 25-40 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

WHITNEY: Water murky; 62-66 degrees; 10.63’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and topwaters. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on bait shrimp and stinkbait.