- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for July 23 and also available on the Internet at http://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water stained; 83-87 degrees. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shrimp, minnows, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water murky; 79-83 degrees; 8.44 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon seed crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are good on live shad. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows under lights at night in 18 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait, doughbait, and hot dogs in 6 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 82-86 degrees; 11.61 feet low. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish to 5 pounds are good on cheesebait in 5-10 feet. Yellow catfish to 25 pounds are good on trotlines baited with perch and goldfish in 3-10 feet.

BUCHANAN: Water murky; 79-83 degrees; 27.92 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; 8.92 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; 17.13 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water stained. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed Carolina rigged soft plastics and topwaters early and late. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and cut shad.

GRANBURY: Water murky; 81-85 degrees; 4.89 feet low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue/white tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait and chicken livers.

GRANGER: Water clear; 81-85 degrees; 1.22 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs in 6-17 feet. Blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 81-85 degrees; 0.38 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; 0.10 feet low. Black bass are fair on silver Rat-L-Traps in Liberty Hill Park, and on shallow running crankbaits near the dam. White bass are good trolling silver spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and orange/chartreuse jigs off docks early. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait and liver in 4-5 feet. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water murky; 81-85 degrees; 10.69 feet low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on live shad and pet spoons. White bass are good on shad. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with cut shad. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.

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