- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for March 5 and also available on the Internet at http://http://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water clear; 55-59 degrees. Black bass are fair on red/white spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs over brush piles. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait, liver, shrimp, and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water stained; 54-58 degrees; 9.41 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on silver spoons and light blue jigs. Crappie are excellent on minnows under lights at night. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and hot dogs. Yellow catfish are slow. 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; 51-55 degrees; 10.45 feet low. Black bass are good on chartreuse jigs and watermelon soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on Li’l Fishies and minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, minnows, and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water stained; 53-57 degrees; 30.79 feet low. Black bass are fair on Rattlin’ Rogues and black/chartreuse Curb’s hair jigs in 12-20 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on pet spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 55-59 degrees; 8.14 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged black Scoundrel worms on shaky jigheads. Striped bass are slow. White bass fair on ¼-oz. Blade Baits along the main river channel. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

COLEMAN: Water clear; 56-60 degrees; 16.13 feet low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics, and on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait, liver, and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

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

FAYETTE: Water stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon red, green pumpkin, and redbug Carolina rigged soft plastics off points. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shad.

GRANBURY: Water stained; 52-56 degrees; 9.37 feet low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics, and on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs. Catfish are fair on shrimp, liver, and stinkbait.

GRANGER: Water clear; 53-57 degrees; 0.28 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are fair on prepared baits. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ: Water stained; 56-60 degrees; 0.24 feet low. Black bass are good on Bleeding Shad Rat-L-Traps, 1/8-oz. Curb’s buzzbaits, and wacky rigged green pumpkin Whacky Sticks. White bass are fair vertically jigging Pirk Minnows under birds. Crappie are good on white tube jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on minnows. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water murky; 51-55 degrees; 0.10 feet high. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water stained; 50-54 degrees; 8.28 feet low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and small spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

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