Catfish stocking ongoing
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The Texas Parks and Wildlife department’s “Neighborhood Fishin’ “ program is stocking channel catfish in 19 clean, well-lit sites in city and county parks near picnic tables, parking and restrooms.
New anglers, this is your chance to catch a keeper close to home. Please remember the rules: five fish per day, pole and line only, two or fewer poles per person.
Granbury water temperatures have risen to around 70 degrees.
Water is extremely stained due to heavy rains and fishing has been slow for most species except catfish. Creeks with flowing muddy water are producing good catches of catfish on cut bait and worms.
Largemouth bass fishing is fair in the backs of creeks on banks where the water is clearing some. Stripers are slow in the muddy water. Crappie can still be caught in the back of creeks and sloughs on small minnows.
Squaw Creek black bass continue to be good on spinners and soft plastics fished near creek channels and points. I do not have a tilapia report.
Striper limits to 14 pounds are common on Lake Whitney. Whitney lake levels rose considerably; however, the water is still clear on the main lake. Possum Kingdom is similar, the river above the lake and many feeder creeks are muddy but the main lake has clear water.
Stripers to 17 pounds are being caught on top water plugs near main lake points near the Peanut Patch to Broadway.