Hill Country Fishing Reports
Week of October 22, 2014
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BUCHANAN : Water murky; 73–77 degrees; 31.61’ low. Black bass are fair on silver flake Whacky Sticks on jigheads, root beer JDC Drop Shot Worms on drop shot rigs, and white/chartreuse/purple back crankbaits in 8–20 feet early. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs and drifting or free lining live bait at daylight. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs.
CANYON LAKE : Water murky; 70–74 degrees; 11.69’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red Whacky Sticks on wacky rigs, Smokin’ Green Devil’s Tongues on drop shot rigs, and white spinnerbaits in 10–20 feet . Striped bass are good jigging blade baits and trolling Gizz 4 crankbaits over and around humps. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on smoke JDC grubs and 3/16oz. pumpkin Curb’s jigs in
GRANGER : Water clear; 75–79 degrees; 0.33’ high. Black bass are slow.
LBJ : Water stained; 73–77 degrees; 0.34’ low. Black bass are fair on Curb’s buzzbaits, JDC Skip–N–Pops, and on wacky rigged green pumpkin Whacky Sticks under boat docks. Striped bass are good on Creme Lures 2” Spoiler Shads and Li’l Fishies at night. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies at night. Crappie are fair on white tube jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on minnows and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair to good on trotlines baited with live bait.
TRAVIS : Water murky; 74–78 degrees; 57.48’ low. Black bass are fair on chrome chuggers, watermelon red soft plastic worms, and smoke grubs in 5–20 feet.
WALTER E. LONG : Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are good on live bait. White bass are good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.