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Hill Country Fishing Reports

Week of February 10, 2016

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BROWNWOOD :  Water murky; 46–50 degrees; 0.01’ high. Black bass are good on jerkbaits, swimbaits, and on green/brown and green pumpkin soft plastic worms among flooded bushes in 2–7 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and Li’l Fishies in 8–14 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish to 8 pounds are excellent on juglines baited with cut perch and shad in 5–15 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN :  Water murky; 46–50 degrees; 7.25’ low. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged black lizards, perch colored Rattlin’ Rogues, and chartreuse Curb’s hair jigs in 10–20 feet. Striped bass are fair trolling white/blue Curbs striper jigs and Rattlin’ Rogues. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE :  Water murky; 47–51 degrees; 0.17’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged watermelon Scoundrel worms on shaky jigheads along break lines and ledges, and chartreuse hair jigs in 15–20 feet. Striped bass are fair trolling white/chartreuse Curbs striper jigs and vertically jigging Pirk Minnows. White bass are good jigging dark Blade Baits and Pirk Minnows along the main river channel. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

GRANGER :  Water clear; 46–50 degrees; 0.40’ 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; 0.66’ low. Black bass are fair on Bleeding Shad Rat–L–Traps, Curb’s buzzbaits, and wacky rigged watermelon Whacky Sticks in 8–15 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair vertically jigging Pirk Minnows under birds. Crappie are good on live minnows over brush piles in 10–15 feet. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and shrimp. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

TRAVIS :  Water murky; 46–50 degrees; 3.33’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastic worms and perch colored crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs in 25–35 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cut shad in 30–45 feet. 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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