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Hill Country Fishing Reports

Week of August 13, 2014

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BUCHANAN :  Water murky; 82–86 degrees; 28.97’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters, white crankbaits, Chug Bugs and chartreuse soft plastics in 2–8 feet at first light. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on chartreuse tube jigs and live minnows. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on perch upriver.

CANYON LAKE :  Water murky; 82–86 degrees; 9.72’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse topwaters and Texas rigged blue flake worms and split shot Whacky Sticks along break lines. Striped bass are fair trolling Gizz 4 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 jigs in 12–28 feet early. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs in standing timber. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.

GRANGER :  Water clear; 83–87 degrees; 0.67’ high. Black bass are fair on perch colored spinnerbaits upriver around timber. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on white tube jigs in 4–15 feet. Blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ :  Water stained; 83–87 degrees; 0.36’ low. Black bass are fair on white Curb’s Erratic jigs and perch crankbaits in 4–12 feet. Striped bass are good on Creme Lure’s 2” Spoiler Shads and Little Fishies at night. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies at night. Crappie are fair on Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are very good on nightcrawlers, liver, and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with goldfish and perch.

TRAVIS :  Water murky; 82–86 degrees; 54.20’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on frozen shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG :  Water lightly stained. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on silver slabs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.


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