Area Lake Reports

BROWNWOOD Water stained; Black bass are good on shallow running crankbaits, silver spoons, and white spinnerbaits. Striped bass are good on chrome/white striper jigs, slabs, and silver spoons. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow. BUCHANAN Water clear;’81 degrees; 1018.65′; Black bass’are fair’on white/chartreuse Tiny-T spinnerbaits, Pop R’s, and’4′ watermelon/red Scoundrel worms at daylight’along shallow ledges with grass. Striped bass’are fair drifting live bait or trolling Hyper Striper jigs near the dam in’30-50 feet. White bass’are fair jigging 2′ Lit’l Fishie Shads and 1/8 oz. chrome Tiny Traps’to feeding schools along’main creek’points early. Crappie’are slow on minnows. Channel catfish are fair on liver and minnows. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines and juglines. COLEMAN Water clear; 83 degrees; Black bass are fair on purple and junebug colored worms among the willows. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are fair to good on minnows on the main lake. Channel and blue catfish are fair on frozen shad, liver, and worms. Yellow catfish are slow. COLORADO RIVER (At Colorado Bend State Park) Water murky; Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish to 10 pounds are very good on trotlines baited with live perch. Yellow catfish are slow. OH. IVIE Water lightly stained; 79 degrees; 23′ low; Black bass are fair on live bait and green plastics. Crappie are fair on live bait and jigs. White bass are fair on live bait and inline spinners. Smallmouth bass are fair. Catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.

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