Hill Country Region Week of July 28, 2021

Austin
GOOD. Water clear; 88 degrees; 0.77 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on football jigs, white spinners and shad like crankbaits along rock ledges, bluffs, marinas and main lake and secondary points. Sunfish are good on cut earthworms, and crickets along vegetation edges, near boat docks, brush and rocks. Catfish are good with shrimp, live bait and punch bait.
Brownwood
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 0.40 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair with Texas rigged plastic worms, spinners and shake head jigs near grass lines, timber rocky shorelines, and docks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in brush piles and near bridge pilings. White bass and hybrids are good on white, silber or chartreuse slabs, striper jigs and live bait along the main lake channels, humps and ridges. Look for birds diving over feeding schools of white bass. Catfish are good on punch bait, chicken liver and live bait.
Buchanan
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 0.94 feet low. Largemouth bass are good with Texas rigged plastic craws, shaky head jigs, pearl or gray swimbaits, diving crankbaits, and bladed spinners. Top water plugs are effective early Striped bass are good along the river channel with live bait and topwaters early in the day. White bass are good on swimbaits, slabs and jigging spoons on main lake points, flats and humps. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs working brush piles and timber near deeper water. Channel catfish are good on chicken liver and punch bait. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait and live bait.
Canyon Lake
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86-90 degrees; 2.48 feet low. Striper fishing is good along the river channel edge with topwater plugs early in the day, live bait and trolling swimbaits. White bass are good with live bait, jigging spoons and chrome or chartreuse slabs. Look for birds diving over feeding schools. Largemouth bass are fair with flipping jigs, drop shots and bladed spinners near rocks, timbers and road beds. Smallmouth bass are good on plastic grubs along bluffs, rock ledges and rocky shorelines. Catfish are good with punch bait and live bait. Crappie are good with live minnows near the marinas, timber and brush piles.
Granger
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; 0.82 feet high. Black bass are good on diving crankbaits, dark green or red Carolina rigged plastic worms and swimbaits near points, rocky shorelines, flats and channel edges. Crappie are good on minnows in brush piles. White bass are good on swimbaits and slabs near main lake points, humps, ridges and flats. Catfish are good on chicken liver, punch and cut bait. Yellow cats are fair with live perch.
LBJ
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 0.60 feet low. Black bass are good on blue, black or purple Texas rigged plastic worms, shaky head jigs, chatter baits and diving crankbaits worked near rocky shorelines, main lake points and timber in water depths 12-25 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles, rock ledges and docks. White bass are good near main lake channels, flats and humps with live bait and slabs. Catfish are good on chicken liver, live bait and cut bait.
Medina
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 76 degrees; 37.83 feet low. Black bass are fair picking your spots deep below ledges and points with crankbait, spinners, worms, and jigs. White bass are fair on spoons below black bass on deep points. Striped bass are fair cruising deep mid lake. Catfish are fair on live bait, chicken livers, and blood baits.
Travis
GOOD. Water clear; 86 degrees; 14.40 feet low. Largemouth bass are good with Texas rigged plastic worms, shaky head jigs, diving crankbaits and bladed spinners around points, drop-offs, rock ledges and brush piles. White bass are good with slabs and live bait working main lake points, channel ledges and flats. Stripers action along the main river channel is good with live bait, topwaters and swimbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs near docks, brush piles and creeks. Catfish are good on punch bait, chicken liver and live baits.
Waco
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; 0.59 feet high. Largemouth bass are good on topwaters early in the day, plum or raspberry colored Texas rigged plastic worms, crankbaits and flipping jigs working the grasslines, timber, creek ledges and rocky shorelines. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs working bridge pilings and brush piles. Sunfish are good on cut earthworms, crappie bites and dough bait. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, punch and cut bait.
Walter E. Long
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees. Largemouth bass are good on shaky head jigs, crank baits, and drop shots near rocks and brushy shorelines. Hybrid stripers are fair with live bait, large silver spoons and chartreuse swimbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near brush piles, creeks and timber. Catfish are good on chicken liver, earthworms and punch bait. Sunfish are good on crickets, cut worms and shrimp pieces.

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