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Hill Country Fishing Reports

Week of January 28, 2015

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BUCHANAN :  Water murky; 53–57 degrees; 33.14’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse/black Rat–L–Traps and white grubs on jigheads over deeper rock piles along ledges and points in 8–20 feet. Striped bass are good drifting live shad near Garrett Island in 28–40 feet. White bass are fair jigging Tiny Traps and Pirk Minnows. Crappie are fair on live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE :  Water murky; 55–59 degrees; 11.65’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastic worms, perch colored spinnerbaits, and shallow running chartreuse crankbaits over 5–10 feet. Striped bass are fair on jigging spoons and silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Smallmouth bass are good on Tomato Red JDC grubs and smoke/red flake tubes on jigheads. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

GRANGER :  Water stained; 48–52 degrees; 1.93’ high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with shad and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ :  Water stained; 54–58 degrees; 0.20’ low. Black bass are fair to good on pumpkinseed crankbaits and yellow/white spinnerbaits over and around humps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on silver Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads in the channel. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue/white tube jigs. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

TRAVIS :  Water murky; 53–57 degrees; 56.58’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/black crankbaits and spinnerbaits in 25–35 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies around docks. Crappie are good on minnows and pink/white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG :  Water lightly stained. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs in coves. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on red wigglers. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.


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