Hill Country Region Week of January 11, 2017

Brownwood
Water stained; 62–66 degrees; 0.08' high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/black jigs, small crankbaits, and watermelon red 4" worms over brush piles in 10–20 feet. Hybrid striper are fair on green striper jigs. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies and watermelon red crankbaits under lighted docks at night. Crappie are good on Li'l Fishies and minnows over brush piles in 10–20 feet. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait, minnows and shrimp in 10–20 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
Buchanan
Water stained; 61–65 degrees; 2.04' low. Black bass are good on black Curb's hair jigs, tequila sunrise JDC curl tail grubs on jigheads, and suspending crankbaits over rock piles in 8–18 feet. Striped bass are good on white striper jigs, and jigging Spoiler Shad swim baits and Pirk Minnows near Garrett Island in 20–30 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
Canyon Lake
Water stained; 62–65 degrees; 0.07' high. Black bass are good on watermelon red crankbaits, pumpkinseed worms, and watermelon tubes on jigheads along bluffs. Striped bass are fair trolling Gizz 4's on down riggers over humps in the lower end of the lake in 40–60 feet. White bass are fair but small on white spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Smallmouth bass are very good on Tomato Red JDC grubs and smoke/red flake tubes on jigheads. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
Granger
Water stained; 60–64 degrees; 0.38' high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are fair on shrimp and prepared baits in 6–15 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
LBJ
Water stained; 60–64 degrees; 4.70' low. Black bass are good on black/blue Curb's jigs and PBJ colored Snag Proof jigs. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair to good on Pirk Minnows and Li'l Fishies in the channel near the power plant. Crappie are fair on minnows in brush piles and under heated docks. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and nightcrawlers. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
Travis
Water stained; 61–65 degrees; 1.83' high. Black bass are good on chrome jigging spoons, black jigs, and smoke grubs in 28–45 feet. Striped bass are fair on chrome spoons in 30–40 feet. White bass are good on minnows and chrome jigging spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and cut bait in 30–48 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
Walter E. Long
Water murky. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

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