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Hill Country Fishing Reports

Week of May 20, 2015

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BUCHANAN :  Water murky; 68–72 degrees; 28.90’ low. Black bass are good on shad colored Rat–L–Traps, white Terminator spinnerbaits, and weightless wacky rigged Whacky Sticks in 5–15 feet. Striped bass are fair drifting live bait in 25–30 feet. White bass are fair trolling Shad Raps above Paradise Point. Crappie are fair on minnows and Curb’s crappie jigs. Channel catfish are good on live bait and cut bait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines and trotlines.

CANYON LAKE :  Water murky; 69–73 degrees; 5.96’ low. Black bass are fair on JDC Skip–N–Pop topwaters and flukes in feeder creeks, and on blue/chartreuse Baby Brush Hogs along deep flats in 10–20 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Road Runners upriver in 5–10 feet. Smallmouth bass are fair on 6” smoke/red tubes on jigheads, chartreuse JDC curl tail grubs, and Bleeding Shad Rat–L–Traps along main lake points and ledges in 5–15 feet. Crappie are fair on Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows around submerged brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on juglines and trotlines in creeks.

GRANGER :  Water clear; 75–79 degrees; 2.79’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on slabs and pet spoons upriver near Dickerson’s Bottom and Comanche Bluff. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ :  Water stained; 69–73 degrees; 0.35’ low. Black bass are good on JDC Skip–N–Pop topwaters, watermelon flukes, and green pumpkin tubes along flats in 5–12 feet. White bass are fair on Shad Raps and Tiny Traps. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles in 10–25 feet. Channel catfish are good on live bait and doughbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait.

TRAVIS :  Water murky; 69–73 degrees; 48.16’ low. Black bass are fair on silver topwaters, watermelon Brush Hogs, and white grubs in 5–10 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on silver jigging spoons and blue/white jigs in 5–15 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cut bait and stinkbait in 20–30 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG :  Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on soft plastic curltail minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.


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