Hill Country Region Week of March 29, 2017

Brownwood
Water stained; 65–69 degrees; 0.26' high. Black bass are fair on craw colored crankbaits, chartreuse/blue Bass Hogg spinnerbaits and jigs, and watermelon soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on white tube jigs and minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Buchanan
Water stained; 67–71 degrees; 1.97' low. Black bass are good on pumpkin/chartreuse tailed Whacky Sticks, white/chartreuse spinnerbaits, and watermelon soft jerkbaits along drop–offs of points and pockets of creeks. Striped bass are fair to good tight lining live bait and vertically jigging silver Pirk Minnows. White bass are good on Bleeding Shiner Tiny Traps, 2" Spoiler Shads, and live minnows in the upper end of the lake. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel catfish are good on live bait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on juglines.
Canyon Lake
Water stained; 65–69 degrees; 0.21' high. Black bass are good on white Terminator spinnerbaits, pumpkin Whacky Sticks, and albino soft plastic jerkbaits along stickups. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver. Channel catfish are fair upriver. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines.
Granger
Water stained; 64–68 degrees; 0.31' high. Black bass are fair on white spinnerbaits around standing timber. White bass are good on spinnerbaits upriver near Dickerson's Bottom. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs in coves and sloughs. Blue catfish are good on prepared baits, and on juglines baited with cut bait and Zote soap. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait in the river.
LBJ
Water stained; 66–70 degrees; 0.82' low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin Whacky Sticks, blue/white Terminator spinnerbaits, and soft plastic jerkbaits in 3–10 feet. Striped bass are fair on 2" Spoiler Shads and white bucktails early. White bass are fair on chrome/blue Tiny Traps, Spoiler Shads, and Blade Runners early. Crappie are good on blue tube jigs and live minnows. Channel catfish are good on live bait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines.
Travis
Water stained; 67–71 degrees; 0.06' high. Black bass are good on Rat–L–Traps, smoke grubs, and Baby Brush Hogs. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on chrome crankbaits and watermelon grubs in 10–25 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Walter E. Long
Water murky. Black bass are fair on watermelon Rat–L–Traps, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on slabs and chartreuse soft plastics. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and hot dogs. Yellow catfish are slow.

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