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Hill Country Fishing Reports

Week of March 4, 2015

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BUCHANAN :  Water murky; 52–56 degrees; 32.82’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps, pumpkinseed lizards, and black/chartreuse Curb’s hair jigs over main lake humps. Striped bass are good on chartreuse spoons and white striper jigs. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows in 15–25 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE :  Water murky; 54–58 degrees; 11.40’ low. Black bass are good on black/chartreuse hair jigs in 15–25 feet, and Texas rigged black Scoundrel worms on shaky jigheads. Striped bass are slow. White bass fair on minnows and small white crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

GRANGER :  Water clear; 52–56 degrees; 0.46’ high. Black bass are fair on jigs and spinnerbaits along the river channel. White bass are fair on white grubs in the river below Dickerson’s Bottom. Crappie are fair on minnows under lights at night upriver. Blue catfish are fair on shad and prepared baits. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ :  Water stained; 53–57 degrees; 0.30’ low. Black bass are very good on Bleeding Shad Rat–L–Traps, Curb’s buzzbaits, and wacky rigged green pumpkin Whacky Sticks in 6–12 feet. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are good vertically jigging Pirk Minnows under birds. Crappie are good on Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows over brush piles in 12–15 feet. Channel catfish are fair on minnows under crappie docks. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

TRAVIS :  Water murky; 53–57 degrees; 55.28’ low. Black bass are fair on purple/black soft plastic worms and crawfish crankbaits in 12–30 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies in 30–40 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows in 20–35 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver and cut shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG :  Water lightly stained. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are good on chartreuse striper jigs and silver slabs. White bass are good on minnows and silver slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.


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