Austin – FAIR. Water lightly stained; 89 degrees; 0.68 low. Largemouth bass are slow on deep diving crankbaits, and Texas-rigged craws near boat docks, bluffs, and rocky shorelines. There is an early morning and sundown bite with topwater and chatter baits near points with drop-offs and ledges. Sunfish are good on worms and live crickets along ledges, boat docks, and brush. Catfish are fair on prepared baits and cut bait.
Bastrop – FAIR. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; Largemouth bass are fair fishing grass lines, creeks, and timber on spinners, crankbaits, finesse worms, and poppers. Crappie are fair on minnows in brush piles and standing timber in 14- 25’. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut bait and live bait.
Belton – FAIR. Water lightly stained; 85 Degrees; 2.85 low. Black bass are fair near roadbeds, drop-offs, submerged structure, and timber on bladed spinners, crankbaits, and Carolina rigged plastic worms. White bass are good on the main lake flats, humps, and dropoffs with slabs in 20-35’. Hybrid stripers are fair with live bait in the main lake from 20- 35’.Look for large schools of bait using sonar to find feeding fish. Topwater plugs, crankbaits, and swimbaits are effective with surfacing fish. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs over brush piles in 15-28’. Catfish are fair on cut bait and live bait.
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