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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; 54-58 degrees. Black bass are good on green pumpkin spinnerbaits, crankbaits, Rat-L-Traps, and soft plastics. Crappie are good on minnows and black/blue tube jigs over brush piles. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 53-57 degrees; 12.74’ low. Black bass are good on Rat-L-Traps and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are good on live shad. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows under lights at night in 18-20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and hot dogs. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD: Water clear; 51-55 degrees; 12.63’ low. Black bass are good on black/blue Bass Hogg jigs, crankbaits, and soft plastic worms over brush piles. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies off lighted docks. Crappie are fair on Li’l Fishies and minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on cut bait and nightcrawlers over baited holes. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 52-56 degrees; 32.82’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps, pumpkinseed lizards, and black/chartreuse Curb’s hair jigs over main lake humps. Striped bass are good on chartreuse spoons and white striper jigs. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows in 15-25 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 54-58 degrees; 11.40’ low. Black bass are good on black/chartreuse hair jigs in 15-25 feet, and Texas rigged black Scoundrel worms on shaky jigheads. Striped bass are slow. White bass fair on minnows and small white crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water clear; 54-58 degrees; 19.48’ low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are good on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water stained. Black bass are good on watermelon, green pumpkin, and redbug Carolina rigged soft plastics off deep points. Channel and blue catfish are slow.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 52-56 degrees; 9.43’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastics, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are slow.

GRANGER: Water clear; 52-56 degrees; 0.46’ high. Black bass are fair on jigs and spinnerbaits along the river channel. White bass are fair on white grubs in the river below Dickerson’s Bottom. Crappie are fair on minnows under lights at night upriver. Blue catfish are fair on shad and prepared baits. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 53-57 degrees; 0.30’ low. Black bass are very good on Bleeding Shad Rat-L-Traps, Curb's buzzbaits, and wacky rigged green pumpkin Whacky Sticks in 6-12 feet. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are good vertically jigging Pirk Minnows under birds. Crappie are good on Curb's crappie jigs and live minnows over brush piles in 12-15 feet. Channel catfish are fair on minnows under crappie docks. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 53-57 degrees; 1.41’ low. Black bass are fair green pumpkin soft plastics and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on Charlie slabs. Crappie are fair on chartreuse tube jigs off piers. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 55-59 degrees; 12.81’ low. Black bass are fair on deep running crankbaits and spinnerbaits off points. Striped bass are fair on live shad. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 10-15 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on live shad and goldfish. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 56-60 degrees; 0.15’ high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/black Rat-L-Traps and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 55-59 degrees; 14.92’ low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water murky; 53-57 degrees; 55.28’ low. Black bass are fair on purple/black soft plastic worms and crawfish crankbaits in 12-30 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies in 30-40 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows in 20-35 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver and cut shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water lightly stained. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are good on chartreuse striper jigs and silver slabs. White bass are good on minnows and silver slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water murky; 53-57 degrees; 10.30’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and stinkbait.