Hill Country Fishing Reports
Week of September 2, 2015
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BUCHANAN : Water murky; 84–88 degrees; 11.43’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon Skip–N–Pop topwaters, white Curb’s buzzbaits and Erratic jigs, and weightless Texas rigged purple flake Whacky Sticks off points in 5–15 feet at first light. Striped bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps and topwaters at first light on the surface in 30 feet, and jigging white Curb’s bucktail jigs. White bass are fair on Pirk Minnows, Shad Raps, and Tiny Traps over rock piles in 20–35 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on live bait and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are very good on juglines and trotlines baited with goldfish and perch.
CANYON LAKE : Water murky; 83–87 degrees; 1.03’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged watermelon Whacky Sticks, watermelon red Flukes, and white crankbaits in 2–8 feet at first light. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on watermelon JDC grubs and craws on main lake points and ledges in 10–15 feet. Crappie are fair on Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows over submerged brush piles in 10 feet upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines and trotlines upriver.
GRANGER : Water clear; 85–89 degrees; 0.08’ high. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits upriver near the island. White bass are good on slab spoons along humps and ridges near the dam. Crappie are very good on jigs tipped with Berkley Crappie Nibbles in 6–12 feet, and upriver around stumps in 3–6 feet. Blue catfish are good on fresh shad. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.
LBJ : Water stained; 86–90 degrees; 0.76’ low. Black bass are fair on weightless watermelon Whacky Sticks, JDC Skip–N–Pop topwaters, and Bleeding Shad Rat–L–Traps along seawalls in 5–15 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch.
TRAVIS : Water murky; 87–91 degrees; 12.79’ low. Black bass are good on red shad worms, chartreuse topwaters, and white grubs in 15–25 feet. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons. White bass are fair on minnows and pet spoons in 10–20 feet. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and fresh cut perch in 15–30 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
WALTER E. LONG : Water murky. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows, crickets, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.