Hill Country Region Week of July 26, 2017

Brownwood
Water stained; 80–84 degrees; 0.59' 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; 79–83 degrees; 0.87' low. Black bass are good on white crankbaits, watermelon Skip–N–Pop topwaters, and purple flake Whacky Sticks in creeks in 10–20 feet. Striped bass are fair on topwaters and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are fair jigging Pirk Minnows and Tiny Traps over rock piles. Crappie are good on minnows and watermelon tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on live bait and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are very good on juglines and trotlines baited with goldfish and perch.
Canyon Lake
Water stained; 80–84 degrees; 1.44' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red worms, Texas rigged watermelon Whacky Sticks, and white crankbaits off points. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on white Li'l Fishies. Smallmouth bass are good on green pumpkin grubs and tubes on main lake points. Crappie are good on chartreuse tube jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
Granger
Water stained; 78–82 degrees; 0.17' high. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits and spinnerbaits in willows upriver. White bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps along shallow roadbeds early. Crappie are good on white jigs. Blue catfish are good on shad and prepared bait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait upriver.
LBJ
Water stained; 81–85 degrees; 0.68' low. Black bass are good on watermelon topwaters, chartreuse Whacky Sticks, and Bleeding Shad Rat–L–Traps in 5–15 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs over brush piles in 12–15 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
Travis
Water stained; 81–85 degrees; 6.83' low. Black bass are good on watermelon topwaters, green pumpkin soft plastic worms, and smoke grubs in 15–30 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on pearl grubs, topwaters, and chrome jigging spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and fresh cut perch. 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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