Austin — GOOD. Water clear; 62 degrees; 0.72 low. Largemouth bass are fair on skirted jigs, spinners, and jerk baits near boat docks, creeks, inlets, and rocky shorelines. There is an early morning bite with topwaters, chuggers, and poppers on rocky points and grass beds. Sunfish are good on earthworms and live crickets along ledges, boat docks, and brush. Catfish are good punch bait, shrimp, and cut bait.
Bastrop — GOOD. Water lightly stained; 67 degrees; Largemouth bass are good fishing creeks ledges, shorelines with timber and shallow brush on bladed spinners, medium crankbaits, brown or orange craws, and jerk baits. Crappie are fair on minnows in brush piles and standing timber in 14-25’. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut bait, live bait, and earthworms.
Belton — EXCELLENT. Water clear; 65 Degrees;0.72 low. Black bass are good near rocky shorelines, creeks, and brushy outcrops on spinnerbaits, jigs, and topwater plugs. White bass are excellent on the main lake flats, humps, and drop-offs with slabs, jerk baits, and swim baits in 20-35’. Hybrid stripers are fair with live bait in the main lake from 18-35’. Topwater plugs, crankbaits, and swimbaits are effective with surfacing schools of hybrids and white bass. Crappie are fair on minnows in brush piles in 15-28’. Catfish are fair on punch bait.
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