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Hill Country Fishing Reports

Week of June 24, 2015

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BUCHANAN :  Water murky; 79–86 degrees; 20.44’ low. Black bass are good on tequila sunrise Skip–N–Pop topwaters, watermelon Whacky Sticks, and white/chartreuse spinnerbaits in 8–12 feet at first light. Striped bass are fair on topwaters and Rat–L–Traps, and drifting live bait in 20–30 feet. White bass are fair jigging Pirk Minnows and Tiny Traps over rock piles in 20–30 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs in 12–15 feet. Channel catfish are good on live bait and cut bait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines and trotlines baited with goldfish and minnows.

CANYON LAKE :  Water murky; 80–87 degrees; 6.01’ high. Black bass are good on tomato red JDC grubs, watermelon red Whacky Sticks on shaky head jigs, and Texas rigged watermelon red finesse worms along bluff ledges in 10–18 feet. Striped bass are fair vertically jigging white Curb’s striper jigs and Pirk Minnows in 30 feet. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are good on smoke/red tubes on ball jigheads and root beer/green JDC curl tailed grubs and craws in 10 feet. Crappie are good on white tube jigs and minnows around submerged brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on juglines and trotlines baited with live bait.

GRANGER :  Water clear; 81–89 degrees; 5.93’ high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on slabs and spoons near the dam. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs tipped with Berkley Crappie Nibbles in 6–15 feet. Blue catfish are good on live bait in shallow flooded grassy areas. Yellow catfish are good on live bait.

LBJ :  Water stained; 80–88 degrees; 0.29’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon JDC Skip–N–Pop topwaters and weightless watermelon red Texas rigged Whacky Sticks in 6–12 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white Curb’s crappie jigs over brush piles in 12 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

TRAVIS :  Water murky; 81–88 degrees; 10.46’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms and lizards, chrome topwaters, and white grubs in 6–20 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on white grubs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on fresh cut bait and nightcrawlers in 25–40 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG :  Water murky. Black bass are good on shad, chartreuse crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are fair on shad and crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.


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