Hill Country Region Week of December 13, 2017

Austin
Water stained; 57–66 degrees; 0.81' low. Black bass are slow to fair on chrome Rat–L–Traps and Texas rigs. Sunfish are fair to good on cut nightcrawlers. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.
Brownwood
Water stained; 67–71 degrees; 3.12' low. Black bass are fair on black/blue jigs, crankbaits, and redbug and watermelon soft plastic worms over brush piles. Hybrid striper are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies and crankbaits from lighted docks at night. Crappie are good on Li'l Fishies and minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on cut bait and nightcrawlers over baited holes. Yellow catfish are slow.
Buchanan
Water stained; 69–73 degrees; 4.47' low. Black bass are good on watermelon red grubs on jigheads, Texas rigged blue flake Scoundrel worms, and suspending blue back Fat Free Shads along ledges and points in 10–20 feet. Striped bass are good drifting live shad, and jigging Spoiler Shad swim baits and Pirk Minnows in 25–40 feet. White bass are fair jigging Tiny Traps, Curb's crappie jigs, and blade baits along main lake points. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
Canyon Lake
Water stained; 67–71 degrees; 3.31' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red Brush Hogs, Texas rigged watermelon worms, and tubes on jigheads along bluffs. Striped bass are fair jigging Pirk Minnows and trolling Shad Raps on down riggers in the lower end of the lake. White bass are fair on blade baits along main lake bluffs. Smallmouth bass are good on red grubs, smoke/red flake tubes on jigheads, and smoke drop shot worms along main lake points. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
Granger
Water stained; 67–71 degrees; 0.21' high. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and soft plastics. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver at night. Blue catfish are good on prepared baits. Yellow catfish are slow.
LBJ
Water stained; 68–72 degrees; 0.67' low. Black bass are good on PBJ colored Snag Proof jigs, pumpkin worms, and green pumpkin tubes. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on silver Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads. Crappie are fair on minnows in brush piles under heated docks. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and worms. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
Travis
Water stained; 68–72 degrees; 11.57' low. Black bass are fair on shad crankbaits, black worms, and smoke grubs. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and chrome spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Walter E. Long
Water murky. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows and frozen shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

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