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Hill Country Fishing Reports

Week of July 29, 2015

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BUCHANAN :  Water murky; 78–82 degrees; 10.45’ low. Black bass are fair to good on chartreuse buzzbaits, flukes, and watermelon topwaters in 4–10 feet early. Striped bass are good on watermelon crankbaits, Rat–L–Traps, and soft plastic worms. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and live minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are good on liver, minnows, and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on goldfish and perch upriver.

CANYON LAKE :  Water murky; 79–83 degrees; 0.35’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon topwaters, cotton candy flukes, and swim baits over grass early. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Smallmouth bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and white grubs in 5–14 feet early. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp. Yellow and blue catfish are good on goldfish and perch upriver.

GRANGER :  Water clear; 82–86 degrees; 0.64’ high. Black bass are fair on black soft plastic worms and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on slabs and spoons on humps and ridges near the dam. Crappie are very good on jigs tipped with Berkley Crappie Nibbles in 6–15 feet. Blue catfish are good on fresh shad. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.

LBJ :  Water stained; 79–83 degrees; 0.40’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastic worms and topwaters, and on watermelon Whacky Sticks in 6–15 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch.

TRAVIS :  Water murky; 80–84 degrees; 10.48’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse worms and white spinnerbaits in 10–20 feet. Striped bass are good on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG :  Water murky. Black bass are good on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.


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