Hill Country Region Week of March 25, 2020

Austin
GOOD. Water stained; 61-63 degrees; 0.79’ low. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, chatter baits, and plastic worms in shallow coves. Sunfish are good on cutworms, and corn in the shallow structure of docks. Catfish are good on prepared baits and cut bait.
Brownwood
FAIR. Water stained; 58 degrees; 0.96’ low. Largemouth bass are fair with crankbaits and plastic worms in shallow water. White bass are fair on minnows and Alabama rigs in creeks. Catfish have been fair on prepared bait.
Buchanan
GOOD. Water clear; 62 degrees; 3.97’ low. Largemouth bass are good with jigs, plastics, spinners and crankbaits working creeks and coves. Striped bass are fair. White bass are good on minnows in creeks. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in creeks. Channel catfish have been good on prepared bait.
Canyon Lake
FAIR. Water clear; 61-64 degrees; 2.88’ low. Striper fishing is fair on main lake humps. White bass are good in shallow areas near creeks and inlets. Largemouth bass are good in creeks and grassy shorelines with square billed crankbaits, jerk baits, plastic creatures, and spinners. Some fish take on topwater plugs. Catfish are good with live and cut bait throughout the lake in 14-22’.
Granger
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 58 degrees; 0.58’ high. Black bass are good upriver and creeks on rattle baits, jigs, and soft plastic worms. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good upriver around Dickerson's Bottom with jigs and small spoons. Blue catfish are good on cut shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
LBJ
GOOD. Water clear; 63-67 degrees; 0.81’ low. Black bass are good in spawn activity in creeks and spawning coves on jigs, plastic creatures, spinners, and shallow diving crankbaits. Crappie are good on jigs around brush, marinas and docks. White bass are good fishing the river. Catfish are good on stinkbait and cut bait.
Medina
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 66-69 degrees; 12.16’ low. Black bass are fair some days and good some days. Overcast days have been most successful with jigs and crankbait. Crappie are fair with jigs and minnows. White bass are fair on spoons and jigs on the shallow side of points. Striped bass are slow. Catfish are fair on live bait, chicken livers, and blood baits.
Travis
GOOD. Water clear 61-64 degrees; 10.09’ low. Largemouth bass is fair fishing creeks and coves for spawning fish working plastic worms and jigs. White bass are good in shallow water with spawning activity in creeks working jigs and small crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on cut bait in 15’.
Waco
GOOD. Water stained 59-63 degrees; 2.08’ high. Largemouth bass are good on spinnerbaits, plastic frogs, and other topwater baits as well as chatter baits in the coves and creeks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in creeks and inlets. Sunfish are good on worms or crickets. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on cut shad or live bait.
Walter E. Long
GOOD. Lightly stained. 60 degrees; Largemouth bass are good on worms and short-billed crankbaits in creeks and coves. Hybrid stripers are fair with jigs and live bait. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in shallow water. Catfish are good on live bait and stinkbait. Sunfish are fair.

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