Hill Country Region Week of January 16, 2019

Austin
Water lightly stained; 53–58 degrees; 0.88' low. Black bass are slow on jigs, Texas rigs and spoons. Sunfish are slow on cut nightcrawlers and corn. Catfish are fair on cut and live baitfish.
Brownwood
Water murky; 52–56 degrees; 0.31' high. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits, craw colored jigs, and small crankbaits off points and in coves. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on Li'l Fishies and crawdad crankbaits. Crappie are fair on Li'l Fishies and tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Buchanan
Water murky; 53–57 degrees; 2.06' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged weightless watermelon/blue flake Whacky Sticks, pumpkin/chartreuse Curb's jigs, and smoke/red flake grubs in 4–10 feet. Striped bass are good on Spoiler Shads, jigging Pirk Minnows, and drifting or free lining live bait in 25–40 feet. White bass are fair on Tiny Traps and 2" plastic swim baits along the river channel and in deep creeks. Crappie are fair on white tube jigs and live minnows over brush piles in 12–15 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live goldfish.
Canyon Lake
Water murky; 55–59 degrees; 1.71' high. Black bass are good on Rat–L–Traps and stickbaits over flats in 2–10 feet, and on Texas rigged blue flake Scoundrel worms along bluffs. Striped bass are good vertically jigging Pirk Minnows in the lower end of the lake, and on Spoiler Shads and Red Fins. Smallmouth bass are good on tomato red curl tail grubs on jigheads and smoke/red flake tubes along ledges and over rock piles in 6–15 feet. Crappie are fair on live minnows upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on live bait.
Granger
Water murky; 51–55 degrees; 5.92' high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
LBJ
Water murky; 54–58 degrees; 4.64' low. Black bass are fair on 1/8oz. buzzbaits, Bleeding Shad Rat–L–Traps, and wacky rigged watermelon Whacky Sticks in 2–6 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good vertically jigging Pirk Minnows under birds. Crappie are good on live minnows over brush piles in 12–15 feet. Channel catfish are fair on minnows under crappie docks. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
Travis
Water murky; 53–57 degrees; 1.09' high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Walter E. Long
Water murky. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and red/white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows and frozen shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

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