Hill Country Region Week of April 26, 2017

Brownwood
Water stained; 69–73 degrees; 0.02' high. Black bass are fair on Bass Hogg jigs, watermelon and green pumpkin soft plastics, and spinnerbaits around docks. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on minnows and chartreuse jigs off Kirkland docks. Crappie are very good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait.
Buchanan
Water stained; 71–75 degrees; 2.04' low. Black bass are good on Bleeding Shad Rat–L–Traps, white Terminator spinnerbaits, and weightless wacky rigged green pumpkin Whacky Sticks along break lines of flats in 6–18 feet. Striped bass are fair trolling Curb's bucktail jigs and drifting live bait from Shaw to Flag Island. White bass are fair trolling Shad Raps along Hog Island, and jigging Pirk Minnows and Tiny Traps above Paradise Point. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on live bait and cut bait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines and trotlines baited with live bait.
Canyon Lake
Water stained; 70–74 degrees; 0.20' high. Black bass are fair on root beer/green flake Baby Brush Hogs along break lines and deep flats in bays, and on topwaters and flukes in feeder creeks. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on Road Runners upriver in 5–15 feet. Crappie are fair on blue tube jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair in the upper end of the lake. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on juglines and trotlines baited with live bait.
Granger
Water stained; 68–72 degrees; 0.39' high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits near the mouth of the river. White bass are fair in shallow areas upriver. Crappie are good on chartreuse jigs in coves and sloughs. Blue catfish are good on prepared bait and shad in 4–15 feet. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait upriver.
LBJ
Water stained; 70–74 degrees; 0.77' low. Black bass are good on chartreuse topwaters, watermelon flukes, and green pumpkin tubes along break lines of flats. White bass are fair trolling Shad Raps and Tiny Traps. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse/white tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on live bait and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait.
Travis
Water stained; 71–75 degrees; 0.09' low. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits and chartreuse topwaters in 8–16 feet. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are good on chrome jigging spoons and white jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver and fresh cut bait in 20–30 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
Walter E. Long
Water murky. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits, Rat–L–Traps, and soft plastic worms. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

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