Hill Country Region Week of May 18, 2022

Austin
FAIR. Water clear; 72 degrees; 0.72 feet low. Bass are fair on big swimbaits around deep docks and creek canals. Lady Bird Lake bass fishing is good for bass anywhere from 3-15 feet of water feeding on shad. Throw soft swimbaits to catch a few, or a weightless Texas rigged worms in the grass. Report provided by Carson Conklin, ATX Fishing.
Brady
Good. Water dirty; 76 degrees; 8.78 feet low. Largemouth bass are post spawn, but still shallow. 20 pound stringers are still being caught on chatterbaits and soft plastics in the sticks and off rocks. Catfishing is picking up with good numbers being caught on live perch or shad. White bass and crappie are good on live minnows in the marina area
Brownwood
GOOD. Water slightly stained; 78-85 degrees; 3.45 feet low. Bass are good to 6.50 pounds on crankbaits and jigs around the rock cut and docks with brush in 6-10 feet of water. Some Bass are still chasing the shad spawn but most are in a summer pattern. Crappie are good to excellent with 1.25 pound fish coming on minnows and black/chartreuse or white color jigs from 10-15 feet of water in brush piles and around lighted docks. White bass are excellent to 1.50 pounds on small swimbaits or crankbaits under the lights at night. Catfish are good on cut bait and liver around the flats in 6-12 feet of water.
Buchanan
GREAT. Water lightly stained; 77 degrees; 3.72 feet low. Crappie fishing is good in 15-20 feet of water over brush piles using chartreuse jigs. Report by Jess Rotherham, Texas Crappie Fishing Service. Bass are good on shallow rock and vegetation, and flipping shallow trees with worms and craw worms. The topwater bite is getting good as well. Crappie, white bass, hybrids and stripers are going strong using small jigging spoons or flutter spoons. Report provided by Bryan Cotter, Texas Hawgs Bass Fishing Guide Service.
Canyon Lake
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 72 degrees; 1.87 feet low. Bass are very good at the mouth of the river around hydrilla and points using Carolina rigs, flukes, baby brush hawgs. There is an early topwater bite near grass and rocks while the shad spawn. Striped and white bass are slow schooling on overcast days and at night in the marina green lights at night using live minnows and small shad colored swimbaits. Crappie are good in the hardwoods up river and on the main lake Corp of Engineers brush piles using live minnows. Report by Charles Whited, Barefoot Fishing Tours.
Granger
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 76 degrees; 0.40 feet high. Black bass are fair on jigs fished in shallow water. Crappie are good on 1/32 ounce jigs tipped with crappie nibbles and very small goldfish. White bass are fair on spoons fished along road beds. Blue catfish are good on shad fished along shallow windy banks. Yellow catfish are fair on perch and goldfish on lines in the river. Report by Tommy Tidwell, Tommy Tidwell’s Granger Lake Guide Service.
LBJ
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 77 degrees; 0.82 feet low. Bass are very good on brush piles and rocky points in 8-15 feet of water using ten inch worms and crankbaits. Good topwater bite all day on overcast days while the bass are feeding on shallow perch. White bass are good mid lake to the river in jigging spoons and live minnows. Crappie are excellent over brush piles with live bait. Report by Charles Whited, Barefoot Fishing Tours.
Medina
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 70 degrees; 57.36 feet low. Black bass are fair with topwaters, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. White bass are good using slabs on main lake humps. Watch for birds to point out schooling fish. Striped bass are fair on slabs and Alabama rigs. Catfish are good with commercial and cut baits.
Travis
GOOD. Stained; 76 degrees; 27.25 feet low. Crappie fishing is excellent on brush piles and the backside of shaded docks. Bass are good on topwaters early, switching to your favorite plastics in 12-22 feet of water off main lake points and boat docks. Start looking for schooling action in main lake marinas. Report by Charles Whited, Barefoot Fishing Tours.
Waco
GOOD. Water stained; 74 degrees; 5.43 feet low. Crappie are fishing excellent, biting anywhere from 10-18 feet of water on brush piles and timber using a 2.25 wicked shad lure. Report by Zach Minnix, Jig N Jerk Guide Service.
Walter E. Long
GOOD. Water clear; 75 degrees. Bass have a good morning and late afternoon bite in 8-15 feet of water using stick baits and drop shots. Some topwater action is starting. Crappie are good with live minnows or using a crappie on brush piles and grass. Report provided by Carson Conklin, ATX Fishing.

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