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Hill Country Fishing Reports

Week of August 27, 2014

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BUCHANAN :  Water murky; 82–86 degrees; 29.90’ low. Black bass are good on white Curb’s buzzbaits, watermelon Skip–N–Pop topwaters, and weightless Texas rigged purple flake Whacky Sticks in 5–15 feet. Striped bass are fair on topwaters or Rat–L–Traps at first light, and drifting live bait. 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 blue tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on live bait and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines and trotlines baited with goldfish and perch.

CANYON LAKE :  Water murky; 82–86 degrees; 10.32’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon red Flukes, Texas rigged watermelon Whacky Sticks, and white crankbaits off points in 2–8 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are good on root beer JDC grubs, craws, and watermelon red tubes on ball jigheads in 8–15 feet. Crappie are good on white tube jigs and live minnows over brush piles in 10 feet upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines and trotlines upriver.

GRANGER :  Water clear; 83–87 degrees; 0.13’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms and crankbaits around timber. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows in 4–15 feet. Blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ :  Water stained; 83–87 degrees; 0.31’ low. Black bass are fair on topwaters, weightless watermelon red Whacky Sticks, and Bleeding Shad Rat–L–Traps in 5–12 feet at daylight. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs over brush piles in 15 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with goldfish and perch.

TRAVIS :  Water murky; 82–86 degrees; 56.12’ low. Black bass are good on bone topwaters, red shad worms, and smoke grubs. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on grubs, topwaters, and chrome jigging spoons. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and fresh cut perch. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG :  Water lightly stained. Black bass are good on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.


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