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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; 83-87 degrees. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shrimp, minnows, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 8.64’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon seed crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are good on live shad. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows under lights at night in 18 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait, doughbait, and hot dogs in 6 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 82-86 degrees; 11.81’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are good on cheesebait in 5-10 feet. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch and goldfish in 3-10 feet.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 81-85 degrees; 28.19’ low. Black bass are fair on flukes, buzzbaits, Chug Bugs, and Texas rigged 5” watermelon candy Whacky Sticks in 4-10 feet at first light. Striped bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps, Rattlin' Rogues, and plastic swim baits. White bass are fair on Tiny Traps and plastic swim baits in creeks. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are good on liver, minnows, and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on goldfish and perch upriver.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 82-86 degrees; 9.17’ low. Black bass are fair on topwaters, watermelon candy flukes, and Whacky Sticks along grassy banks early. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on JDC grubs, Gambler Crickets, and white crankbaits in 10-21 feet early. Crappie are fair on minnows and Curb's jigs in standing timber. Channel catfish are fair on live bait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on goldfish and perch upriver.

COLEMAN: Water clear; 80-84 degrees; 17.30’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water stained. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed Carolina rigged soft plastics and topwaters early and late. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and cut shad.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 81-85 degrees; 5.22’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue/white tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait and chicken livers.

GRANGER: Water clear; 81-85 degrees; 1.08’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs in 6-17 feet. Blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 81-85 degrees; 0.31’ low. Black bass are fair on black/blue Berkley Power worms, watermelon topwaters, and watermelon red Whacky Sticks in 5-12 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and watermelon jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on minnows and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 80-84 degrees; 0.27’ low. Black bass are fair on silver Rat-L-Traps in Liberty Hill Park, and on shallow running crankbaits near the dam. White bass are good trolling silver spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and orange/chartreuse jigs off docks early. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait and liver in 4-5 feet. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 81-85 degrees; 9.63’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on live shad and pet spoons. White bass are good on shad. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with cut shad. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 80-84 degrees. Black bass are fair on watermelon seed soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows early. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 82-86 degrees; 9.66’ low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 81-85 degrees; 53.07’ low. Black bass are good on plum worms, smoke grubs, and chartreuse topwaters in 10-25 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on chrome topwaters and white grubs. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on bloodbait and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water lightly stained. Black bass are good on shad colored crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on shad colored Li’l Fishies. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 7.61’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are good on shrimp and live bait.