- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Feb. 12 and also available on the Internet at http://http://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water clear; 50-54 degrees. Black bass are slow. 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 stained; 49-53 degrees; 9.33’ low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows at night. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with frozen shad. Yellow catfish are slow. Boats, livewells, and bait buckets must be drained of all water before leaving the area. Details at: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/possession-and-transport-of-exotic-aquatic-species .

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 47-51 degrees; 10.21’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed jigs, small crankbaits, and watermelon red 4” worms over brush piles. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and watermelon red crankbaits under lighted docks at night. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are fair on liver, minnows and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water stained; 48-52 degrees; 30.68’ low. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged black/blue lizards, Rattlin’ Rogues, and blue flake Whacky Sticks on jigheads along ledges. Striped bass are fair trolling white/chartreuse Curbs striper jigs and Rattlin’ Rogues. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 12-15 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 49-53 degrees; 7.98’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkin/chartreuse hair jigs with JDC Pebble Craw trailers and Carolina rigged lizards along break lines and ledges. Striped bass are good trolling white striper jigs and vertically jigging Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads. White bass are fair jigging Pirk Minnows in 40 feet. Smallmouth bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and crappie jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water clear; 51-55 degrees; 15.91’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. 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 pumpkinseed soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver and shrimp.

GRANBURY: Water stained; 45-49 degrees; 9.30’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastics, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on pet spoons. Crappie are slow. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and stinkbait.

GRANGER: Water clear; 47-51 degrees; 0.33’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with shad and cut bait in 10-20 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 50-54 degrees; 0.19’ low. Black bass are fair on PBJ colored Snag Proof jigs and green pumpkin tubes on docks and seawalls. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair to good on silver Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and worms. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water murky; 45-49 degrees; 0.13’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on black/chartreuse jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water stained; 46-50 degrees; 8.08’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Charlie slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

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