Fishing Reports for Week of November 19, 2014

Hill Country Region

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Water Body Report
BUCHANAN Water murky; 66–70 degrees; 33.82' low. Black bass are fair on white Spinnerbaits, Rat–L–Traps, and white/chartreuse crankbaits in 8–20 feet. Striped bass are good on Zara Spooks, Red Fins, and drifting or free lining live bait in 25–40 feet on the surface early. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on watermelon tube jigs and live minnows. Channel catfish are good on liver, minnows, and cheesebait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on live shad.
CANYON LAKE Water murky; 68–72 degrees; 12.00' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red Whacky Sticks on wacky rigs, Smokin' Green Devil's Tongues on drop shot rigs, and Texas rigged 6" pumpkin Scoundrel worms in 12–25 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies at night. Smallmouth bass are fair on smoke JDC grubs and 3/16oz. pumpkin Curb's jigs in 12–28 feet early. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with live goldfish and perch.
GRANGER Water clear; 67–71 degrees; 0.55' high. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps off points. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse jigs in 7–14 feet. Blue catfish are fair on fresh shad. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait.
LBJ Water stained; 68–72 degrees; 0.29' low. Black bass are fair on Curb's buzzbaits, clear swim baits, and chartreuse Whacky Sticks in 2–12 feet at daylight. Striped bass are good on Creme 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 liver. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait.
TRAVIS Water murky; 66–70 degrees; 58.94' low. Black bass are fair on topwaters, dark soft plastic worms, and crankbaits in 5–15 feet. Striped bass are fair on white grubs and jigging spoons in 30–40 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs in 15–30 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and fresh cut bait in 28–42 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
WALTER E. LONG Water lightly stained. Black bass are good on watermelon/chartreuse soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows near the dam. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
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