Fishing Reports for Week of December 10, 2014
Hill Country Region
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|BUCHANAN||Water murky; 62–66 degrees; 33.54' low. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits, Bleeding Shad Rat–L–Traps, and 3" shad Flukes in larger creeks. Striped bass are good on Spoiler Shad plastic swim baits, Red Fins, and drifting live bait along the river channel in 30 feet. White bass are fair on Tiny Traps and Spoiler Shads. Crappie are good on pink/white tube jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on liver, nightcrawlers, and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on live shad.|
|CANYON LAKE||Water murky; 65–69 degrees; 12.06' low. Black bass are good on Fat Free Shads, white spinnerbaits, and watermelon Flukes on secondary points in 4–12 feet. Striped bass are fair on Red Fins and jigging Pirk Minnows over and around humps in 30–60 feet at daylight. White bass are fair on Pirk Minnows along the river channel. Smallmouth bass are good on green pumpkin tubes, pumpkin Curb's jigs, and smoke JDC curl tail grubs in 8–15 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines baited with live perch.|
|GRANGER||Water clear; 63–67 degrees; 1.30' high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on jigs tipped with Crappie Nibbles. Blue catfish are good on prepared baits. Yellow catfish are slow.|
|LBJ||Water stained; 62–66 degrees; 0.29' low. Black bass are very good on Bleeding Shad Rat–L–Traps, Curb's buzzbaits, and weightless watermelon red Whacky Sticks along laydowns and stumps on creek points. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on Li'l Fishies at night. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and nightcrawlers. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.|
|TRAVIS||Water murky; 62–66 degrees; 57.40' low. Black bass are good on bone topwaters and green pumpkin worms in 5–25 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on chrome spoons and minnows in 35–45 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows in 12–20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and bloodbait in 25–40 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.|
|WALTER E. LONG||Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.|
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