Fishing Reports for Week of July 16, 2014

Hill Country Region

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Water Body Report
BUCHANAN Water murky; 79–83 degrees; 28.18' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged grape Scoundrel worms, flukes, and watermelon JDC Skip–N–Pop topwaters around stumps in 5–15 feet. Striped bass are good on Red Fins, Zara Jr's, and trolling Gizz 4 crankbaits on the surface at daylight. White bass are fair trolling Shad Raps and jigging Pirk Minnows and Tiny Traps over rock piles in 20-30 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and Curb's crappie jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on live bait and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are very good on juglines and trotlines baited with goldfish and perch.
CANYON LAKE Water murky; 80–84 degrees; 8.77' low. Black bass are fair on Pop R's, crankbaits and Flukes upriver along shorelines in 4–8 feet at daylight. Striped bass are fair drifting live bait and trolling Gizz 4 and Shad Rap crankbaits. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are good on root beer JDC grubs and craws, chartreuse plastic Crickets and watermelon red tubes on ball jigheads along ledges in 6-20 feet. Crappie are good on Curb's crappie jigs and live minnows upriver over submerged brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are very good on juglines and trotlines upriver.
GRANGER Water stained; 80–84 degrees; 0.17' high. Black bass are fair on jigs upriver. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs in 12-15 feet. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with shad and cut bait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch and goldfish.
LBJ Water stained; 81–85 degrees; 0.47' low. Black bass are fair on black/blue jigs, JDC Skip–N–Pop topwaters, and weightless watermelon red Whacky Sticks along seawalls and docks. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs over brush piles in 12 feet. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch.
TRAVIS Water murky; 81–85 degrees; 52.48' low. Black bass are good on watermelon worms and bone topwaters in 5–20 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on fresh cut bait and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
WALTER E. LONG Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on shad. Hybrid striper are fair on shad and crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and green/white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, frozen shad, and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

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