TEXAS: Central – BELTON – White Bass are Good Trolling Green Rat-L-Traps

BASTROP:
Water clear; 60-63 degrees. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON:
Water stained; 58-62 degrees; 11.97’ low. Black bass are good on Rat-L-Traps and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are good on live shad early. White bass are good trolling green Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are good on minnows in 30 feet under lights at night. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD:
Water lightly stained; 56-60 degrees; 15.95’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse Bass Hogg spinnerbaits, Grande Bass Rattle Snakes, and craw colored crankbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on minnows, Li’l Fishies, and shad colored crankbaits off lighted docks at night. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN:
Water clear; 58-61 degrees; 32.06’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon topwaters, perch colored Rat-L-Traps, and Texas rigged silver flake Whacky Sticks in 10-20 feet. Striped bass are fair on Whacky Rigs and Rat-L-Traps along the river channel in 15-30 feet near the dam early. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and 2″ plastic swim baits in deep creeks. Crappie are fair on chartreuse Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows in clear water.

CANYON LAKE:
Water clear; 60-64 degrees; 10.30’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Rat-L-Traps, watermelon spinnerbaits, and Texas rigged grape Scoundrel worms on shaky head jigs along main lake bluffs. Striped bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps and deep running crankbaits over humps early. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on smoke JDC curl tail grubs on jigheads, Smokin’ Green” Devil’s Tongues on drop shots, and pumpkin Curb’s jigs along ledges and over rock piles in 10-25 feet early. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs upriver.

COLEMAN:
Water clear; 62-65 degrees; 15.88’ low. Black bass are good on perch colored spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are good on live minnows. Crappie are good on live minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

FAYETTE:
Water clear. Black bass are good on watermelon Carolina rigged soft plastic worms, and on topwaters over grass. Channel and blue catfish are slow.

GRANBURY:
Water clear; 58-61 degrees; 5.83’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on minnows and chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on shrimp, stinkbait, and nightcrawlers.

GRANGER:
Water murky; 59-62 degrees; 5.13’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair upriver among shad. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are good on prepared bait and juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ:
Water clear; 59-62 degrees; 0.40’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon topwaters, Curb’s buzzbaits, and wacky rigged pumpkinseed Whacky Sticks in 5-10 feet early and late. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and jigging Pirk Minnows under birds. Crappie are good on Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows over brush piles.

NAVARRO MILLS:
Water lightly stained; 58-62 degrees; 4.23’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and shallow running crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait. Blue catfish are good on shad and perch. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR:
Water fairly clear; 57-61 degrees; 7.66’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse and watermelon soft plastic worms and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows and small spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE:
Water murky; 59-62 degrees; 10.41’ low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.

STILLHOUSE:
Water stained; 56-60 degrees; 16.51’ low. Black bass are fair on perch colored Rat-L-Traps, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and green tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows, hot dogs, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are good on live bait.

TRAVIS:
Water lightly stained; 59-63 degrees; 54.42’ low. Black bass are fair on silver crankbaits, watermelon worms, and smoke grubs in 15-30 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies, white grubs, and minnows in 20-30 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and fresh cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG:
Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY:
Water stained; 57-61 degrees; 15.81’ low. Black bass are fair on perch colored spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on live minnows. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait.

Texas
Parks & Wildlife Dept

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