Texas Hill Country Region Fishing Reports for Week of 2/23/11

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BUCHANAN Water clear; 53–59 degrees; 10.78′ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Whacky Sticks on jigheads, Rattlin’ Rogues, and Carolina rigged chartreuse lizards along ledges in 15 – 25 feet. Striped bass are fair trolling chartreuse Curbs striper jigs and Rattlin’ Rogues, and drifting live bait in 25 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 14 – 18 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
CANYON LAKE Water clear; 56–60 degrees; 1.50′ low. Black bass are fair on blue flake worms on jigheads, Carolina rigged watermelon lizards, and chartreuse worms on shaky jigs along break lines. Striped bass are fair trolling silver striper jigs and vertically jigging Pirk Minnows. White bass are fair on Pirk Minnows and small crankbaits in 30 – 40 feet. Smallmouth bass are fair on tomato red curl tail grubs and JDC smoke/red flake tubes in 15 – 25 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and crappie jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
GRANGER Water clear; 56–61 degrees; 0.06′ low. Black bass are fair on black jigs in heavy timber. White bass are fair on white grubs from Comanche Bluff to Dickerson’s. Crappie are good on minnows from Fox Bottom to the primitive launch under lights at night. Blue catfish to 30 pounds are good on prepared baits and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
LBJ Water fairly clear; 56–62 degrees; 0.23′ low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin tubes and watermelon JDC drop shot worms along docks and seawalls. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Spoiler Shads and silver Pirk Minnows near the power plant. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles and under heated docks. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and nightcrawlers. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
TRAVIS Water stained; 58–61 degrees; 14.86′ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics, chrome jigging spoons, and crankbaits in 15 – 25 feet. Striped bass are fair on shad crankbaits and spinnerbaits in 25 – 40 feet. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies in 30 – 40 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs in 15 – 30 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and bloodbait in 35 – 50 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
WALTER E. LONG Water stained; 57–60 degrees. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows and green striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and chartreuse spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp at the gravel pit. Yellow catfish are slow.