TP&W regional fishing reports

Texas Parks and Wildlife

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.

Cedar Creek -- GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 0.57 low. Largemouth bass are good working topwater plugs very early on lake points, grass lines, brushy cover, shaky heads, drop shots, and diving cranks later in the day along deeper creek banks, drop-offs, and timber in 14-28’. Hybrids and sand bass are off main lake points and humps with slabs, swimbaits, and rooster tails. Crappie are good with jigs and minnows in brush piles, deep water boat docks and near submerged timber in 12-25’. Catfish are good in 12-25’.

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