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Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for March 19 and also available on the Internet at http://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water clear; 59-63 degrees. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits, and soft plastics. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water clear; 56-60 degrees; 9.57 feet low. Black bass are good on topwaters and spinnerbaits in coves. Hybrid striper are good on live shad early. White bass are good on light blue jigs. Crappie are good on minnows in 30 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on bloodbait, stinkbait, and minnows. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines and throwlines baited with perch. 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; 56-60 degrees; 10.60 feet low. Black bass are fair on perch colored spinnerbaits, jigs, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and shad crankbaits. Crappie are fair on Li’l Fishies and tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water stained; 55-59 degrees; 30.98 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse JDC Craws, JDC RocKraw trailers, and black/blue Whacky Sticks along ledges. Striped bass are fair jigging and trolling Curb’s striper jigs and drifting live bait in 20-30 feet. White bass are fair on Pirk Minnows and Shad Raps. 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; 57-61 degrees; 8.26 feet low. Black bass are fair on jerkbaits and black/chartreuse hair jigs along break lines and ledges. Striped bass are fair trolling white striper jigs and vertically jigging Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads. White bass are fair jigging Pirk Minnows at mid lake in 40 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water clear; 58-62 degrees; 16.18 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on silver and chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water stained. Black bass are good on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and shad.

GRANBURY: Water stained; 55-59 degrees; 9.67 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on live bait and stinkbait.

GRANGER: Water clear; 57-61 degrees; 0.29 feet high. Black bass are fair on soft plastics and jigs upriver. White bass are good on pet spoons and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver under lights at night. Blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with shad and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 58-62 degrees; 0.31 feet low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps and plastic swimbaits. Striped bass are good on Spoiler Shads and Li’l Fishies at night. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies at night. Crappie are good on chartreuse/white tube jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on minnows and nightcrawlers. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water murky; 54-58 degrees; 0.05 feet high. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed Rat-L-Traps and crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue/white jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water stained; 53-57 degrees; 8.43 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are good on white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on live shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

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