Hill Country Region Week of August 24, 2016

Brownwood
Water stained; 85–89 degrees; 0.79' low. Black bass are excellent on topwaters, shad colored crankbaits, and watermelon, green pumpkin, and black/blue soft plastics in bushes in 8–12 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on Li'l Fishies and trolling crankbaits in 12–16 feet, and on minnows and jigs under lights at night. Crappie are good on minnows and on shad or white tube jigs. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with cut perch or shad. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch and goldfish.
Buchanan
Water murky; 83–87 degrees; 0.24' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Rat–L–Traps, perch colored topwaters, and watermelon red soft plastic worms early. Striped bass are good on green striper jigs and live bait at first light. White bass are fair on pet spoons and slabs. Crappie are fair on live minnows and chartreuse Curb's crappie jigs. Channel catfish are good on liver and minnows. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on goldfish and perch upriver.
Canyon Lake
Water murky; 83–87 degrees; 0.86' high. Black bass are fair to good on chartreuse crankbaits, watermelon JDC Skip–N–Pop topwaters, and Texas rigged red flake worms along break lines and ledges early and late. Striped bass are fair trolling watermelon crankbaits off main points. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on white JDC grubs early. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on live bait.
Granger
Water murky; 87–91 degrees; 4.40' high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
LBJ
Water stained; 85–89 degrees; 0.88' low. Black bass are fair on perch colored spinnerbaits and crankbaits, and on pumpkinseed soft plastics early and late. Striped bass are fair on live bait and Li'l Fishies early. White bass are fair on live minnows. Crappie are good on white Curb's crappie jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with goldfish and perch.
Travis
Water murky; 86–90 degrees; 1.22' low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Walter E. Long
Water murky. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

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