Bastrop – GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; Largemouth bass are fair fishing grass lines, creek edges and brushy coves on Carolina rigged plastics, crankbaits, and bladed spinners. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs on brush piles and standing timber. Channel and blue catfish are biting on earthworms, cut bait, and prepared bait.
Belton – GOOD. Water clear 83 degrees. 0.25 high. Black bass are good in gravel beds, brushy shorelines and grassy coves on jigs, crankbaits, jerk baits, and Carolina rigged worms. White bass are in the main lake with slabs and swimbaits. Troll jigs and use live bait in the main lake for hybrid stripers. Look for large schools of bait using sonar to find active fish. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs near structure and brush piles in 12-22’. Catfish are good on prepared baits and live bait in 5-14’.
Braunig – FAIR. Water lightly stained; 80-84 degrees; Largemouth bass are unchanged at fair and moving deeper with increased temperatures. Hit the deeper spots and rip rap with crankbaits, spinners, and Carolina rigged plastic worms. Red drum are good on crawfish and tilapia midlake moving a bit less but still biting in bunches. Strippers are fair deep. Catfish are good on live bait and cheese around 8-12 deep.
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