Hill Country Region Week of July 19, 2017

Brownwood
Water stained; 77–81 degrees; 0.40' low. Black bass are good on watermelon seed, green pumpkin, and redbug soft plastic worms around docks in 8–10 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white Li'l Fishies over baited brush piles in 5–15 feet. Channel catfish are fair on cut shad and prepared bait over baited holes. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Buchanan
Water stained; 77–81 degrees; 0.71' low. Black bass are fair on Chug Bugs, flukes, and watermelon/candy Whacky Sticks in creeks early. Striped bass are good on watermelon Rat–L–Traps and plastic swim baits at daylight. White bass are fair on Tiny Traps and plastic swim baits in creeks. Crappie are fair on pink/white and chartreuse tube jigs and live minnows. Channel catfish are good on liver, minnows, and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on goldfish and perch upriver.
Canyon Lake
Water stained; 78–82 degrees; 1.23' low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin flukes and JDC Skip–N–Pop topwaters early. Striped bass are fair trolling Gizz 4 crankbaits over humps and jigging 1oz. Pirk Minnows at daylight. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on smoke JDC grubs and pumpkin Curb's jigs early. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs in standing timber. Channel catfish are fair on live bait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on goldfish and perch upriver.
Granger
Water stained; 76–80 degrees; 0.23' high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits in flooded willows upriver. White bass are fair on slab spoons over humps in the main lake. Crappie are good on marabou jigs in 4–12 feet. Blue catfish are good on shad and prepared bait in 4–10 feet. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait upriver.
LBJ
Water stained; 77–81 degrees; 0.73' low. Black bass are fair on perch colored crankbaits, white jigs, and green pumpkin tubes in 6–15 feet early. Striped bass are good on 2" Spoiler Shads and Little Fishies at night. White bass are good on Li'l Fishies at night. Crappie are good on chartreuse tube jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on nightcrawlers, liver, and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with goldfish and perch.
Travis
Water stained; 78–82 degrees; 6.15' low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies at night. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Walter E. Long
Water murky. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on pet spoons and hellbenders. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

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