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Hill Country Fishing Reports

Week of April 22, 2015

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BUCHANAN :  Water murky; 64–68 degrees; 31.66’ low. Black bass are good on hard jerkbaits, JDC RocKraw trailers, and black/blue Whacky Sticks on jigheads along ledges in 12–20 feet. Striped bass are fair trolling crankbaits and drifting live bait in 20–30 feet. White bass are fair on Pirk Minnows, Shad Raps, and live bait. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE :  Water murky; 64–68 degrees; 10.60’ low. Black bass are good on brown Curb’s hair jigs, JDC drop shot worms, and Scoundrel worms along break lines and ledges in 15–25 feet. Striped bass are good vertically jigging Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads. White bass are fair on ¼oz. Blade Baits in 40 feet. Smallmouth bass are good on JDC smoke/red flake tubes, tomato red curl tail grubs, and tomato red drop shot worms over rock piles in 12–25 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

GRANGER :  Water murky; 62–66 degrees; 0.23’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon jigs and Rat–L–Traps in timber. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver at night. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait in 10–20 feet. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.

LBJ :  Water stained; 63–67 degrees; 0.32’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse Curb’s jigs and watermelon red tubes. Striped bass are fair on silver slabs. White bass are good on silver Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and nightcrawlers. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

TRAVIS :  Water murky; 64–68 degrees; 52.20’ low. Black bass are very good on Senkos, flukes, and crawfish crankbaits in 5–20 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits, white grubs, and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG :  Water lightly stained. Black bass are good on shallow running crankbaits and chartreuse soft plastics. Hybrid striper are good on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are excellent on minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.


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