Fishing Reports for Week of December 17, 2014

Hill Country Region

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Water Body Report
BUCHANAN Water murky; 62–66 degrees; 33.49' low. Black bass are good on Skip–N–Pop topwaters, Bleeding Shad Rat–L–Traps, and silver flake Whacky Sticks in 8 – 15 feet. Striped bass are fair drifting or free lining live bait in 30–40 feet. White bass are fair on 2" plastic swim baits along the river channel. Crappie are fair on chartreuse tube jigs and live minnows.
CANYON LAKE Water murky; 64–68 degrees; 12.11' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red Whacky Sticks on jigheads and Texas rigged grape Scoundrel worms on shaky head jigs along main lake bluffs. Striped bass are fair jigging blade baits and trolling deep running crankbaits in the lower end at first light. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are good on Smokin' Green" Devil's Tongues on drop shots and pumpkin Curb's jigs with matching drop shot worms along ledges and over rock piles in 10–20 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with live perch.
GRANGER Water clear; 63–67 degrees; 1.01' 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; 0.24' low. Black bass are good on watermelon topwaters, Curb's buzzbaits, and wacky rigged green pumpkin Whacky Sticks in 4–6 feet. Striped bass are fair trolling Gizz 4 crankbaits on downriggers and drifting live shad along the river channel. White bass are fair vertically jigging Pirk Minnows under birds. Crappie are good on white tube jigs and live minnows over brush piles in 12–15 feet. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and shrimp. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
TRAVIS Water murky; 62–66 degrees; 57.46' low. Black bass are good on chrome crankbaits, red shad worms, and white grubs in 10–28 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on silver spoons, white grubs, and minnows in 30–40 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue/white tube jigs in 15–25 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and fresh cut bait in 30–48 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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