- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for July 16 and also available on the Internet at http://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water stained; 83-87 degrees. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are very good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 79-83 degrees; 8.50 feet low. Black bass are good trolling Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows in 20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 82-86 degrees; 11.60 feet low. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are good on cheesebait in 5-10 feet. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch and goldfish in 3-10 feet.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 79-83 degrees; 28.18 feet low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged grape Scoundrel worms, flukes, and watermelon JDC Skip-N-Pop topwaters around stumps in 5-15 feet. Striped bass are good on Red Fins, Zara Jr’s, and trolling Gizz 4 crankbaits on the surface at daylight. White bass are fair trolling Shad Raps and jigging Pirk Minnows and Tiny Traps over rock piles in 20-30 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and Curb’s crappie jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on live bait and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are very good on juglines and trotlines baited with goldfish and perch.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 8.77 feet low. Black bass are fair on Pop R’s, crankbaits and Flukes upriver along shorelines in 4-8 feet at daylight. Striped bass are fair drifting live bait and trolling Gizz 4 and Shad Rap crankbaits. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are good on root beer JDC grubs and craws, chartreuse plastic Crickets and watermelon red tubes on ball jigheads along ledges in 6-20 feet. Crappie are good on Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows upriver over submerged brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are very good on juglines and trotlines upriver.

COLEMAN: Water clear; 79-83 degrees; 17.99 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red and watermelon green spinnerbaits and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 20-30 feet. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon and watermelon gold Carolina rigged soft plastics in 10-18 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and cut shad in 8-12 feet.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 81-85 degrees; 4.63 feet low. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged soft plastic worms and lizards, and on shad colored crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on slabs and silver spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers, chicken livers, and frozen shrimp.

GRANGER: Water stained; 80-84 degrees; 0.17 feet high. Black bass are fair on jigs upriver. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs in 12-15 feet. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with shad and cut bait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch and goldfish.

LBJ: Water stained; 81-85 degrees; 0.47 feet low. Black bass are fair on black/blue jigs, JDC Skip-N-Pop topwaters, and weightless watermelon red Whacky Sticks along seawalls and docks. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs over brush piles in 12 feet. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 80-84 degrees; 0.07 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon and June bug soft plastic worms, white or chartreuse spinnerbaits, and shallow running crankbaits. White bass are good on slabs over humps. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs off docks. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 81-85 degrees; 10.58 feet low. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and soft plastic worms early. Striped bass are good on live shad. White bass are excellent on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with goldfish. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.

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