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Hill Country Fishing Reports

Week of April 16, 2014

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BUCHANAN :  Water stained; 63–67 degrees; 31.21’ low. Black bass are fair on JDC RocKraw trailers, pumpkin JDC Craws, and black/blue Whacky Sticks on jigheads along ledges. Striped bass are fair jigging and trolling Curb’s striper jigs and trolling crankbaits in 20–30 feet. White bass are fair on Pirk Minnows, Shad Raps, and live bait. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

CANYON LAKE :  Water murky; 63–67 degrees; 8.62’ low. Black bass are fair on brown Curb’s hair jigs, JDC drop shot worms, and Scoundrel worms on shaky jigheads along break lines and ledges. Striped bass are fair trolling white Curb’s striper jigs and vertically jigging Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads. White bass are fair jigging Pirk Minnows and at mid lake in 40 feet. Smallmouth bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

GRANGER :  Water clear; 65–69 degrees; 0.02’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on small spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver at night. Blue catfish are good on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch in the river.

LBJ :  Water stained; 64–68 degrees; 0.38’ low. Black bass are good on black/blue Curb’s jigs and watermelon tubes on docks. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on silver Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads. Crappie are fair on minnows in brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and nightcrawlers. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

TRAVIS :  Water murky; 64–68 degrees; 53.96’ low. Black bass are good on Senkos, flukes, and crawfish crankbaits in 5–15 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on silver crankbaits, white grubs, and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and blue/white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG :  Water lightly stained. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are good on chartreuse striper jigs and silver spoons. White bass are fair on pet spoons. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and punchbait. Yellow catfish are slow.


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