Fishing Reports for Week of April 23, 2014

Hill Country Region

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Water Body Report
BUCHANAN Water stained; 63–67 degrees; 31.47' low. Black bass are good on white/chartreuse spinnerbaits, pumpkin/chartreuse–tailed Whacky Sticks, and soft jerkbaits in 4–12 feet. Striped bass are good vertically jigging silver Perk Minnows in 25–35 feet. White bass are good on Bleeding Shiner Tiny Traps and live minnows in 15–25 feet. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Channel catfish are good on live bait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines baited with live bait.
CANYON LAKE Water murky; 63–67 degrees; 8.77' low. Black bass are good on jerkbaits, white Terminator spinnerbaits, and pumpkin Whacky Sticks in 4–10 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are good on smoke/red tubes and root beer curl tail grubs on ledges in 10–25 feet. Crappie are fair on live minnows upriver in 5–15 feet. Channel catfish are fair upriver. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines.
GRANGER Water clear; 65–69 degrees; 0.13' low. 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; 0.37' low. Black bass are good on blue/white spinnerbaits, watermelon Whacky Sticks, and green pumpkin soft plastic jerkbaits. Striped bass are fair on Spoiler Shads and white bucktails early. White bass are fair on Spoiler Shads and chrome/blue Tiny Traps early. Crappie are good on blue tube jigs and live minnows. Channel catfish are good on live bait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines.
TRAVIS Water murky; 64–68 degrees; 54.39' low. Black bass are good on smoke grubs and Baby Brush Hogs. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on chrome crankbaits and minnows in 10–20 feet. Crappie are good on minnows in 10–20 feet. 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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