- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for July 2 and also available on the Internet at http://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water stained; 82-86 degrees. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel and blue catfish are good on cheesebait and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 77-81 degrees; 8.18 feet low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and dark soft plastic worms in coves. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows under lights at night in 30 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on live bait. Yellow catfish are fair on juglines baited with live perch.

BROWNWOOD: Water clear upper end, stained lower end; 81-85 degrees; 11.15 feet low. Black bass are good on craw and shad colored crankbaits around docks in 3-10 feet, and on green pumpkin and redbug soft plastic worms in 8-15 feet. White bass are good on small spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and tube jigs off lighted docks at night in 8-15 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and white or shad Li’l Fishies in 10-18 feet. Channel catfish are good on cheesebait and cut shad over baited holes. Blue catfish are good on prepared bait in 5-10 feet. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch, shrimp, and goldfish in 3-10 feet.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 78-82 degrees; 27.58 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse JDC Skip-N-Pop topwaters, Texas rigged pumpkinseed worms, and watermelon flukes along secondary points in 10-18 feet. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps, Zara Spooks, and shad colored crankbaits early and late. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines and trotlines baited with goldfish and perch.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 79-83 degrees; 8.36 feet low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits, soft plastic worms, and crankbaits in 6-14 feet early. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Smallmouth bass are good on watermelon topwaters along ledges in 5-15 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 8-12 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on juglines and trotlines baited with live bait.

COLEMAN: Water clear; 77-81 degrees; 17.57 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon Rat-L-Traps and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad near the park. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs at night. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water stained. Black bass are good on shad colored spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps in 10-20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and shad in 10-15 feet.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 79-83 degrees; 4.26 feet low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and chartreuse spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and live bait.

GRANGER: Water stained; 78-82 degrees; 0.38 feet high. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on marabou jigs tipped with power baits in 6-12 feet. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with fresh shad. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.

LBJ: Water stained; 79-83 degrees; 0.33 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse jigs, pumpkinseed topwaters, and green pumpkin Whacky Sticks in 6-18 feet early. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on slabs and spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 12-18 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 78-82 degrees; 0.33 feet high. Black bass are good on topwaters and red/black soft plastic worms. White bass are good on silver dollars and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 7-12 feet. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait and hot dogs. Blue catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with perch and shad. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch and goldfish.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 10.08 feet low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits off points early and late. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are good on live shad and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut bait and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.

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