Fishing Reports for Week of November 25, 2015
Hill Country Region
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|BROWNWOOD||Water clear; 67–71 degrees; 2.06' low. Black bass are fair on medium running crankbaits, buzzbaits, and watermelon worms over brush piles in 8–15 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on Li'l Fishies and minnows off lighted docks at night. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are fair on cut bait and shrimp over baited holes. Yellow catfish are slow.|
|BUCHANAN||Water murky; 69–73 degrees; 12.13' low. Black bass are good on white Spinnerbaits, perch colored Rat–L–Traps, and chartreuse crankbaits in 10–20 feet. Striped bass are fair on Red Fins, Zara Spooks, and Spoiler Shads near Lighthouse Point in 20–35 feet. White bass are fair on plastic swim baits and Tiny Traps in 10–20 feet. Crappie are fair on chartreuse Curb's crappie jigs and live minnows. Channel catfish are good on shrimp, minnows, and cheesebait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on perch and live shad.|
|CANYON LAKE||Water murky; 71–75 degrees; 0.10' high. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits, watermelon Scoundrel worms, and Texas rigged 6" pumpkinseed worms in 15–25 feet. Striped bass are fair jigging 1oz. Pirk Minnows and trolling crankbaits at daylight. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on pumpkinseed JDC grubs and watermelon Curb's jigs in 15–30 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with live goldfish and perch.|
|GRANGER||Water murky; 70–74 degrees; 1.64' high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits upriver around standing timber. White bass are fair upriver among shad. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are good on prepared bait and juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.|
|LBJ||Water stained; 71–75 degrees; 0.71' low. Black bass are good on chartreuse Curb's buzzbaits, white swim baits, and watermelon Whacky Sticks in 10–20 feet at daylight. Striped bass are good on Li'l Fishies and Creme 2" Spoiler Shads at night. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies at night. Crappie are fair on white tube jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on minnows and shrimp. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait.|
|TRAVIS||Water murky; 68–72 degrees; 9.07' low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse topwaters, pumpkinseed worms, and small crankbaits in 8–18 feet. Striped bass are fair on clear grubs and jigging spoons in 20–30 feet. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies and minnows in 20–35 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs in 10–20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and fresh cut bait in 25–40 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.|
|WALTER E. LONG||Water murky. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows near the dam. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.|
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