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Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Jan. 15 and also available on the Internet at http://www.txfishing.com:

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water clear; 60-64 degrees. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/white soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait, chicken livers, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water stained; 58-62 degrees; 9.18 feet low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, doughbait, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow. Anglers will need to drain all water from their boats before leaving the lake. See: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/possession-and-transport-of-exotic-aquatic-species.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 56-60 degrees; 9.91 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits, jigs, crankbaits, and soft plastics off points in coves. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water stained; 59-63 degrees; 30.90 feet low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged watermelon Scoundrel worms and blue back Fat Free Shads along points in 10-25 feet. Striped bass are good drifting live shad. White bass are fair jigging Tiny Traps and blade baits along main lake points. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 59-63 degrees; 7.68 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon red Brush Hogs and tubes on jigheads in 10-20 feet along bluffs. Striped bass are fair jigging Pirk Minnows. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water clear; 60-64 degrees; 15.59 feet low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are fair on frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water stained. Black bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp over baited holes.

GRANBURY: Water stained; 57-61 degrees; 8.99 feet low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on shrimp, stinkbait, and hot dogs.

GRANGER: Water clear; 60-64 degrees; 0.63 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with shad and cut bait in 5-20 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 60-64 degrees; 0.09 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Snag Proof jigs and green pumpkin tubes along docks and seawalls. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on silver Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and worms. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water murky; 55-59 degrees; 0.35 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water stained; 56-60 degrees; 7.83 feet low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on frozen shad and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

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