Hill Country Region Week of September 28, 2016

Brownwood
Water stained; 85–89 degrees; 1.10' low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin Grande Bass soft plastics, and on crankbaits and topwaters early and late. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are very good on minnows, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps under lights at night. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles under lights at night in 5–18 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.
Buchanan
Water stained; 84–88 degrees; 0.19' low. Black bass are fair on tequila sunrise JDC Skip–N–Pop topwaters, chartreuse Rat–L–Traps, and blue shad flukes on flats early. Striped bass are good on plastic swim baits and drifting live bait at first light. White bass are fair jigging Tiny Traps in the river channel. Crappie are good on chartreuse tube jigs and live minnows. Channel catfish are good on minnows and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are very good on goldfish and perch upriver.
Canyon Lake
Water stained; 85–89 degrees; 0.05' low. Black bass are good on watermelon Rat–L–Traps, JDC Skip–N–Pops, and Pop R's over grass along ledges. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits over humps early. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are good on watermelon red JDC grubs, topwaters, and craws at daylight. Crappie are fair on chartreuse crappie jigs and live minnows over brush upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines and juglines baited with goldfish and perch.
Granger
Water stained; 87–91 degrees; 0.42' high. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastic worms and crankbaits. White bass are fair on spoons along the roadbed near the dam early and late. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs over brush piles in 4–12 feet. Blue catfish are good drifting shad near the dam. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.
LBJ
Water stained; 85–89 degrees; 0.91' low. Black bass are good on watermelon red Whacky Sticks, chartreuse Curb's jigs, and pumpkinseed tubes in 8–15 feet early. Striped bass are fair on Li'l Fishies and Spoiler Shads at night. White bass are fair on minnows and Li'l Fishies at night. Crappie are good on chartreuse tube jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on shrimp, liver, and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with goldfish and perch.
Travis
Water stained; 86–90 degrees; 0.49' low. Black bass are good on chartreuse topwaters, soft plastic worms and lizards, and smoke grubs in 10–20 feet. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on chrome spoons and Charlie slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Walter E. Long
Water murky. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are good on white Li'l Fishies and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

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