Fishing Reports for Week of February 3, 2016

Hill Country Region

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Water Body Report
BROWNWOOD Water murky; 44–48 degrees; 0.06' high. Black bass are good on perch colored jigs and soft plastics in 10–20 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
BUCHANAN Water murky; 47–51 degrees; 7.28' low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/watermelon soft plastic worms and lizards, watermelon Whacky Sticks on jigheads, and black/chartreuse Curb's hair jigs with blue flake trailers in 15–25 feet. Striped bass are fair on perch colored Rat–L–Traps and trolling pumpkinseed striper jigs off points. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
CANYON LAKE Water murky; 48–52 degrees; 0.15' low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed hair jigs with blue flake trailers, watermelon Carolina rigged lizards, and Texas rigged blue/black Scoundrel worms along ledges. Striped bass are good trolling silver striper jigs and vertically jigging Pirk Minnows. White bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and perch colored Rat–L–Traps along the main river channel. Smallmouth bass are fair on watermelon red curl tail grubs, smoke/red flake tubes, and drop shot worms over rock piles in 15–25 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
GRANGER Water clear; 47–51 degrees; 0.81' high. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on small white jigs upriver. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver at night. Blue catfish are fair on prepared baits, and on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
LBJ Water stained; 46–50 degrees; 0.59' low. Black bass are good on shad colored jigs, pumpkinseed JDC drop shot worms, and chartreuse/blue flake tubes from docks. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on Li'l Fishies and small spinnerbaits in the channel. Crappie are fair on minnows in brush piles under heated docks. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
TRAVIS Water murky; 47–51 degrees; 3.36' low. Black bass are fair on small crankbaits and watermelon worms. Striped bass are fair on shad colored crankbaits in 25–40 feet. White bass are good on smoke grubs, jigging spoons, and minnows in 20–35 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
WALTER E. LONG Water murky. Black bass are fair on small spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and Li'l Fishies. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
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