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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; 80-84 degrees. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water stained; 79-83 degrees; 1.31’ high. Black bass are good on purple/black soft plastic crawdads on the bottom. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad early. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on summer sausage, stinkbait, and frozen shad. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines and throwlines baited with live perch.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 80-84 degrees; 0.10’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon and redbug crankbaits, Rat-L-Traps, and spinnerbaits over grass flats. Hybrid striper are good on shad. White bass are very good on Li’l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and green tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 78-82 degrees; 10.45’ low. Black bass are fair to good on chartreuse buzzbaits, flukes, and watermelon topwaters in 4-10 feet early. Striped bass are good on watermelon crankbaits, Rat-L-Traps, and soft plastic worms. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and live minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are good on liver, minnows, and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on goldfish and perch upriver.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 79-83 degrees; 0.43’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon topwaters, cotton candy flukes, and swim baits over grass early. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Smallmouth bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and white grubs in 5-14 feet early. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp. Yellow and blue catfish are good on goldfish and perch upriver.

COLEMAN: Water murky; 79-83 degrees; 5.72’ low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed Rat-L-Traps and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are good on perch colored Rat-L-Traps and small crankbaits early. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and bloodbait.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 79-83 degrees; 0.03’ high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/black soft plastic worms and lizards. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait, chicken livers, and frozen shrimp.

GRANGER: Water clear; 82-86 degrees; 0.76’ high. Black bass are fair on black soft plastic worms and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on slabs and spoons on humps and ridges near the dam. Crappie are very good on jigs tipped with Berkley Crappie Nibbles in 6-15 feet. Blue catfish are good on fresh shad. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.

LBJ: Water stained; 79-83 degrees; 0.40’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastic worms and topwaters, and on watermelon Whacky Sticks in 6-15 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water murky; 78-82 degrees; 7.50’ high. Black bass are good on minnows from the fishing dock at the marina. White bass are fair on Little Georges and spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 9-15 feet early. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 79-83 degrees; 9.24’ high. Black bass are fair on dark crankbaits and pumpkinseed soft plastic worms. Striped bass are very good on live shad. White bass are good on minnows and pet spoons. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 10.98’ high. Black bass are good on June bug spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on hellbenders and pet spoons. White bass are good on hellbenders and pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on bloodbait and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 79-83 degrees; 0.21’ high. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics. White bass are fair on slabs and pet spoons. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 10.29’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse worms and white spinnerbaits in 10-20 feet. Striped bass are good on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water murky. Black bass are good on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 0.54’ high. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on shrimp, stinkbait, and nightcrawlers.