Hill Country Region Week of August 10, 2022

Austin
FAIR. Water clear; 84 degrees; 0.63 feet low. Fish are feeding in low light conditions so focus on underwater lights. Bass are biting on dropshots near creek mouths and brush piles, and small crankbaits on rock structures. Slow bite for crappie and white bass. Lady Bird Lake is fair for bass using weightless worms in the grass, or topwater frogs in grass pockets early in the morning. Bluegill are bedding shallow, so look for fish shallow feeding on the bluegill. Report provided by Carson Conklin, ATX Fishing. Bass Weightless worm in grass topwater frog early in grass pocket along the bank
Brady
GOOD. Water dirty; 91 degrees; 10.44 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on soft plastics and crankbaits in the salt cedars and rocks early and late. White bass are good, schooling all over the lake biting on crankbaits and topwaters. Crappie are slow around the marina. Catfish are good on cut bait or live perch on trotlines or jugs in 5-10 feet of water.
Brownwood
SLOW. Water slightly stained; 85-87 degrees; 6.13 feet low. Bass are good to 10.10 pounds on Texas rig worms and crankbaits scattered around the rocky boulders 5-16 feet of water. Crappie to one pound are excellent on minnows in 12-15 feet of water over brush piles and structures. White bass are slow on crankbaits and jigs under the lights at nights with some schooling action. Catfish are good on prepared baits around baited holes and the flats.
Bryan
SLOW. Water normal stain; 85 degrees. Fishing continues to be slow for all species, with few reports Small channel catfish are fair on punch bait, and live or dead perch and goldfish. Crappie are slow on submerged structures off boat docks and in front of the restaurant with live minnows. Black bass are slow with the occasional catch using live minnows off Rocky Point, and the rocks under the bridge along the canal. Report by The Bait Barn.
Buchanan
GREAT. Water lightly stained; 81 degrees; 13.38 feet low. Largemouth bass are good near rock piles shallow early and out to 25 feet of water later in the day. White bass are good with topwaters when there is surface action, switching to deep diving crankbaits and spoons for suspended fish. A few striped bass are mixed in with the whites. Night fishing is producing good striped bass working lights around docks. Largemouth bass are good at night throwing crankbaits and swimbaits through the lights. Report provided by Bryan Cotter, Texas Hawgs Bass Fishing Guide Service.
Canyon Lake
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 83 degrees; 5.34 feet low. Bass are good, holding over brush piles and grass edges in 18-24 feet of water biting on Carolina rigs, drop shots and Ned rigs. Striped bass are schooling at first light near the dam with topwater and swimbaits. Crappie are slow. Report by Charles Whited, Barefoot Fishing Tours.
Granger
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 2.09 feet low. Black bass are good up river on shad colored crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on slab spoons fished over main lake humps and ridges. Crappie are very good using 1/32 ounce marabou jigs tipped with crappie nibbles fished over structure in 3-7 feet of water. Blue catfish are good drifting with shad in 6-20 feet of water. Yellow catfish are slow. Navigate with caution as the water is low and there are many places to hit bottom, especially in the middle of the lake. Report by Tommy Tidwell, Tommy Tidwell’s Granger Lake Guide Service.
LBJ
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 0.57 feet low. Crappie are good in 18-24 feet of water on brush piles with chartreuse jigs, and live bait. Catfish are good in 20-27 feet of water with punch bait. Report by Jess Rotherham, Texas Crappie Fishing Service. The lake is still producing some good bass super shallow at the start of the day around laydowns and water willow using a small swimbait, or soft jerkbait like a super fluke and a frog. Later on, go out deep on rock piles and throw a shaky head, jig or Texas rigged craw worm or power worm in watermelon or green pumpkin colors to get those bigger fish to eat. Report by Bryan Cotter, Texas Hawgs Bass Fishing Guide Service. Bass are good with Texas rigged big worms over brush piles 2-5 feet of water and topwater lures near docks. Crappie are fair with live bait. Report by Charles Whited, Barefoot Fishing Tours.
Medina
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 71.27 feet low. Bass are slow with soft plastics, and an early morning topwater bite. White bass and striped bass are fair trolling slabs on deeper water humps. Catfish are good with stink bait and cut baits.
Travis
FAIR. Stained; 87 degrees; 35.39 feet low. Bass are fair on the backsides of docks in the shade with a dropshot, or jerkbaits. Marinas continue to hold fish casting dropshots and spoons into shade letting the lure drop down. Bass can also be caught along bluff walls and points using Texas rig, and in shallow brush in the morning with a swimbaits. Report provided by Carson Conklin, ATX Fishing.
Waco
FAIR. Water stained; 82 degrees; 8.80 feet low. Crappie are good in t15-20 feet of water with jigs tipped with minnows. Report by Zach Minnix, Jig N Jerk Guide Service. Fishing patterns are consistent as the Texas heat in the forecast. White and hybrid bass are schooling, so watch the birds to point out the location trolling with slabs and spoons. Catfish are good on live bait. Largemouth bass are fair early morning on topwater lures, throwing soft plastics as the day heats. Report by Johnny Matthews, local angler.
Walter E. Long
FAIR. Water clear; 83 degrees. Fish are feeding in low light conditions so focus on underwater lights. Bass are fair morning topwaters and weightless flukes. Deep and downsize in the afternoon. Hybrid bass are in 15-25 feet of water with Alabama or umbrella rigs, and live bait. Crappie are slow fish. Report provided by Carson Conklin, ATX Fishing.

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