Austin — GOOD. Water clear; 88 degrees; 0.77 low. Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits, and TX rigged plastic worms along inlets, channel edges, and rock ledges. There is an early bite with topwater plugs and buzz baits along weed lines and grass beds. Sunfish are excellent on cutworms. Catfish are good on prepared baits and cut bait.
Bastrop — GOOD. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; Largemouth bass are fair fishing grass lines, creek banks, and brushy areas on Carolina rigged plastic worms, shad colored crankbaits and jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows on brush piles and standing timber in 12-25’. Channel and blue catfish are good on earthworms, cut bait, and live bait.
Belton — GOOD. Water lightly stained; 84 degrees; 0.37 low. Black bass are fair in gravel beds, brushy shorelines, and timber on skirted jigs, crankbaits, spinners, and Carolina rigged plastic worms. White bass are good in the main lake humps with slabs and swimbaits. Hybrid stripers are good with live bait in the main lake. Look for large schools of bait using sonar to find active fish. Crappie are fair on minnows near structure and brush piles in 14-28’. Catfish are good on prepared baits and live bait in 10-25’.
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