TEXAS: Black Bass are Fair on Crankbaits and Spinnerbaits

BASTROP: Water clear; 61-65 degrees. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on live bait, liver, and bloodbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water clear; 60-64 degrees; 0.79’ low. Black bass are excellent on spinnerbaits in coves, and soft plastics on the bottom. Hybrid striper are good on live shad early and late, and during the day trolling Rat-L-Traps and chrome spinnerbaits. White bass are good trolling Rat-L-Traps and blue tube jigs. Crappie are very good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait, doughbait, summer sausage, and hot dogs. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines and throwlines baited with live perch.

BROWNWOOD: Water lightly stained; 57-61 degrees; 9.91’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Bass Hogg spinnerbaits and jigs, craw colored crankbaits, and watermelon soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on Li’l Fishies and minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water clear; 59-63 degrees; 25.77’ low. Black bass are good on blue/chartreuse tailed Whacky Sticks, white/red Terminator spinnerbaits, and watermelon soft jerkbaits along points and in creeks in 5-10 feet. Striped bass are fair to good vertically jigging silver Blade Runners and on live bait in 25-35 feet. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies, watermelon Tiny Traps, and live minnows in 18-25 feet. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Channel catfish are fair on live bait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with live bait.

CANYON LAKE: Water clear; 58-62 degrees; 9.04’ low. Black bass are good on yellow Terminator spinnerbaits, pumpkin Whacky Sticks, and watermelon jerkbaits along stickups in 5-12 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Smallmouth bass are good on blue/green flake curl tail grubs, smoke/red tubes, and watermelon Whacky Sticks over rock piles in 10-20 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver in 6-12 feet. Channel catfish are fair upriver on minnows. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with live bait.

COLEMAN: Water clear; 57-61 degrees; 15.69’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms and lizards, and on small crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows and live shad. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water clear. Black bass are good on watermelon and chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Channel and blue catfish are good on shad and shrimp over baited holes.

GRANBURY: Water clear; 59-63 degrees; 0.39’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait.

GRANGER: Water murky; 60-64 degrees; 0.43’ low. Black bass are fair on black soft plastic worms and white spinnerbaits upriver. White bass are good on small white jigs and minnows upriver. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver at night. Blue catfish are good on prepared baits on rod & reel, and on juglines baited with Zote soap. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.

LBJ: Water clear; 59-63 degrees; 0.14’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Whacky Sticks, blue/green spinnerbaits, and soft plastic jerkbaits in 4-10 feet. Striped bass are fair on minnows and green striper jigs early. White bass are fair on green/blue Tiny Traps and Spoiler Shads early. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs in 4-8 feet. Channel catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 63-66 degrees; 0.38’ high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits along the shoreline. White bass are good on minnows in the creeks. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait. Blue catfish are good on cut shad. Yellow catfish are good on live perch and goldfish.

PROCTOR: Water fairly clear; 59-63 degrees; 1.05’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms and lizards. Striped bass are fair on green striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 59-63 degrees; 0.21’ high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water stained; 58-62 degrees; 13.84’ low. Black bass are fair on minnows, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. White bass are good on minnows below Long Bridge. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water lightly stained; 60-64 degrees; 48.34’ low. Black bass are good on white grubs, Senkos, and watermelon Baby Brush Hogs in 5 – 15 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on smoke grubs, small spinnerbaits, and Li’l Fishies in 15-26 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are good on slabs and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water stained; 58-62 degrees; 0.87’ high. Lake Whitney is currently experiencing a lake-wide fish kill event, caused by golden algae. The fish kill is reportedly affecting every species of fish; however the vast majority are non-game species. Anglers considering fishing Lake Whitney should be aware of this fish kill, and plan their trip accordingly. Additional information will be released as needed. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow.

Texas
Parks and Wildlife Dept

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