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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; 48-52 degrees. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 46-50 degrees; 0.67’ high. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps in coves. Hybrid striper are good trolling Rat-L-Traps. White bass are good trolling Rat-L-Traps, and on minnows and white riversides. Crappie are good on minnows and white riversides. Channel and blue catfish are fair on doughbait and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD: Water murky; 46-50 degrees; 0.01’ high. Black bass are good on jerkbaits, swimbaits, and on green/brown and green pumpkin soft plastic worms among flooded bushes in 2-7 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and Li’l Fishies in 8-14 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish to 8 pounds are excellent on juglines baited with cut perch and shad in 5-15 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 46-50 degrees; 7.25’ low. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged black lizards, perch colored Rattlin' Rogues, and chartreuse Curb’s hair jigs in 10-20 feet. Striped bass are fair trolling white/blue Curbs striper jigs and Rattlin’ Rogues. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 47-51 degrees; 0.17’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged watermelon Scoundrel worms on shaky jigheads along break lines and ledges, and chartreuse hair jigs in 15-20 feet. Striped bass are fair trolling white/chartreuse Curbs striper jigs and vertically jigging Pirk Minnows. White bass are good jigging dark Blade Baits and Pirk Minnows along the main river channel. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water murky; 45-49 degrees; 4.50’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on green striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, liver, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps in 10-25 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 45-49 degrees; 0.03’ high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on shrimp and bloodbait.

GRANGER: Water clear; 46-50 degrees; 0.40’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on small white jigs upriver. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver at night. Blue catfish are fair on prepared baits, and on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 46-50 degrees; 0.66’ low. Black bass are fair on Bleeding Shad Rat-L-Traps, Curb's buzzbaits, and wacky rigged watermelon Whacky Sticks in 8-15 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair vertically jigging Pirk Minnows under birds. Crappie are good on live minnows over brush piles in 10-15 feet. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and shrimp. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water murky; 1.52’ high. All ramps and parks are closed. The marina is also closed.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 47-51 degrees; 0.51’ high. Black bass are fair on shad colored Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 46-50 degrees; 0.13’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water stained; 45-49 degrees; 0.34’ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 46-50 degrees; 3.33’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastic worms and perch colored crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs in 25-35 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cut shad in 30-45 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water murky. Black bass are fair on small spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 45-49 degrees; 1.13’ low. Black bass are good on dark soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on green striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and stinkbait.