Fishing Reports for Week of September 10, 2014

Hill Country Region

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Water Body Report
BUCHANAN Water murky; 80–84 degrees; 30.75' low. Black bass are fair on JDC Skip–N–Pop topwaters, watermelon flukes, Rat–L–Traps, and watermelon red Whacky Sticks at first light along break lines of flats. Striped bass are good on Spoiler Shads plastic swim baits and drifting live bait at first light on the surface. White bass are fair on Tiny Traps and 2" plastic swim baits. Crappie are fair on pink/white tube jigs and live minnows. Channel catfish are good on liver, minnows, and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on goldfish and perch upriver.
CANYON LAKE Water murky; 80–84 degrees; 10.81' low. Black bass are fair on JDC Skip–N–Pop topwaters, green pumpkin Whacky Sticks, and Texas rigged blue flake worms along break lines and ledges. Striped bass are fair trolling crankbaits over and around humps and jigging 1oz. Pirk Minnows at daylight. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on smoke JDC grubs and pumpkin Curb's jigs with matching JDC craw trailers. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are good on live bait.
GRANGER Water clear; 82–86 degrees; 0.54' low. Black bass are good on white crankbaits and spinnerbaits upriver. White bass are good on shad upriver. Crappie are good on marabou jigs in 4–15 feet. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.
LBJ Water stained; 81–85 degrees; 0.31' low. Black bass are good on watermelon Curb's jigs, perch colored crankbaits, and green pumpkin tubes around docks and laydowns. Striped bass are fair on Li'l Fishies at night. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies at night. Crappie are good on chartreuse tube jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on liver and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with goldfish and perch.
TRAVIS Water murky; 83–87 degrees; 57.70' low. Black bass are fair on chrome chuggers and red shad worms in 20–35 feet. Striped bass are fair on white/blue striper jigs. White bass are good on chrome chuggers and silver spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and 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 fair on shad. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows, shrimp, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

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