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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; 56-60 degrees. Black bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps and chartreuse jigs. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles in 15-20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 54-58 degrees; 12.58’ low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are good on live shad. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows at night. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with frozen shad. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.

BROWNWOOD: Water clear; 52-56 degrees; 12.42’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse jigs, crankbaits, and watermelon worms in 10-25 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on Li’l Fishies and minnows over brush piles in 10-25 feet. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, minnows and frozen shrimp in 10-20 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 53-57 degrees; 33.14’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse/black Rat-L-Traps and white grubs on jigheads over deeper rock piles along ledges and points in 8-20 feet. Striped bass are good drifting live shad near Garrett Island in 28-40 feet. White bass are fair jigging Tiny Traps and Pirk Minnows. Crappie are fair on live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 55-59 degrees; 11.65’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastic worms, perch colored spinnerbaits, and shallow running chartreuse crankbaits over 5-10 feet. Striped bass are fair on jigging spoons and silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Smallmouth bass are good on Tomato Red JDC grubs and smoke/red flake tubes on jigheads. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water clear; 56-60 degrees; 19.22’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon and dark red soft plastics, Rat-L-Traps, and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. 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 Carolina rigged soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps. Channel and blue catfish are slow.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 52-56 degrees; 10.31’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons. White bass are fair on silver spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp and stinkbait.

GRANGER: Water stained; 48-52 degrees; 1.93’ high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with shad and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 54-58 degrees; 0.20’ low. Black bass are fair to good on pumpkinseed crankbaits and yellow/white spinnerbaits over and around humps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on silver Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads in the channel. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue/white tube jigs. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 53-57 degrees; 1.45’ low. Black bass are good on slabs near the dam. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles near the dam in 8-10 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and cheesebait near the dam. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 56-60 degrees; 12.64’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed spinnerbaits and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shad and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 57-61 degrees; 3.67’ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and black tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 56-60 degrees; 14.64’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastic worms and small crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Carp are fair on corn. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 53-57 degrees; 56.58’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/black crankbaits and spinnerbaits in 25-35 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies around docks. Crappie are good on minnows and pink/white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water lightly stained. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs in coves. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on red wigglers. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 54-58 degrees; 10.42’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l fishies. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp, liver, and stinkbait.