Fishing Reports for Week of March 25, 2015

Hill Country Region

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Water Body Report
BUCHANAN Water murky; 53–57 degrees; 32.40' low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin JDC Craws, JDC RocKraw trailers, and black/blue Whacky Sticks on jigheads along ledges in 12–20 feet. Striped bass are good jigging chartreuse striper jigs, trolling crankbaits, and drifting live bait in 20–30 feet. White bass are fair on Pirk Minnows, Shad Raps, and live bait. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
CANYON LAKE Water murky; 54–58 degrees; 11.06' low. Black bass are fair on black/chartreuse hair jigs, Texas rigged grape Scoundrel worms, and suspending jerkbaits on shaky jigheads. Striped bass are good vertically jigging Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads. White bass are fair jigging Blade Baits along the main river channel at mid lake in 40 feet. Smallmouth bass are very good on JDC smoke/red flake tubes and tomato red drop shot worms over rock piles in 12–25 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and crappie jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
GRANGER Water murky; 52–56 degrees; 1.59' high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are fair on prepared baits in 6–15 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
LBJ Water stained; 53–57 degrees; 0.32' low. Black bass are very good on Curb's buzzbaits and weightless watermelon red Whacky Sticks along laydowns and stumps on creek points. Striped bass are good on Creme 2" Spoiler Shads and Li'l Fishies at night. White bass are good on Li'l Fishies at night. Crappie are good on live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on minnows and worms. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait.
TRAVIS Water murky; 53–57 degrees; 53.41' low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms, green pumpkin flukes, and crawfish crankbaits in 5–20 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on white grubs and gold jigging spoons. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and fresh cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
WALTER E. LONG Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair chartreuse Rat–L–Traps. White bass are fair on minnows and green soft plastics. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
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