Austin – GOOD. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 0.56 low. Largemouth bass are slow on deep crankbaits, swimbaits, and drop shots along creek channels, boat docks, bluffs, and rock ledges. There is an early bite with topwater plugs and buzz baits along weed lines and points. Sunfish are good on worms along ledges, boat docks, and brush. Catfish are good on prepared baits and cut bait.
Bastrop – GOOD. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; Largemouth bass are fair fishing grass lines, creeks, and timber on Carolina rigged plastic worms, shad colored crankbaits, and bright spinners. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs on brush piles and standing timber in 12-25’. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut bait and live bait.
Belton – GOOD. Water clear; 86 Degrees; 1.26 low. Black bass are fair in gravel beds, structure and timber on jigs, crankbaits, and Carolina rigged plastic worms. White bass are good in the main lake humps and drop-offs with swimbaits and slabs. Hybrid stripers are good with live bait in the main lake. Look for large schools of bait using sonar to find active fish. Topwater plugs are effective with surfacing fish. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs over brush piles in 15-28’. Catfish are good on cut bait and live bait.
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