Hill Country Region Week of November 30, 2022

FAIR. Water clear; 63 degrees; 0.54 feet low. On Lady Bird Lake bass are good with dropshots in and around grass beds, and jerkbaits worked along the edges. Soft swimbaits across the tops of grass beds, or ripping chatterbaits over vegetation on windy days will produce bites. Alabama rigs in open water and around the bridges can be good. Flipping jigs around the heavy vegetation can produce a bigger bite, but not as many fish. Report by Carson Conklin, ATX Fishing.
GOOD. Water stained; 65 degrees; 10.27 feet low. Largemouth bass are slow. White bass are slow. Catfish are fair on trotlines with live perch or cut shad. Crappie are slow.
SLOW. Water slightly stained; 55-57 degrees; 7.91 feet low. Bass are good to four pounds in 8-10 feet of water on underspins and squarebills in between docks and along the shoreline. Crappie are slow on minnows in brush piles. White bass are slow on jigs. Catfish are slow on cut shad drifting.
GOOD. Water normal stain; 65 degrees. Fishing should be good as we head into a weekend with a rainy forecast and cloudy skies. Crappie are biting on minnows near docks and in the channel. Catfish are good on cut bait and worms. Largemouth bass are good on minnows. Report by The Bait Barn.
GREAT. Water lightly stained; 64 degrees; 17.34 feet low. Fishing patterns should continue to be good as we head into the weekend. Bass around the rock piles all over the lake, especially around the mouths of the creeks with deep water nearby. Best baits have been mid to deep diving crankbaits, shaky heads and big worms or jigs. A five inch swimbait is picking up some really good ones as well, along with a frog at certain times. Report by Bryan Cotter, Texas Hawgs.
Canyon Lake
GOOD. Water clear; 58 degrees; 9.37 feet low. Striped bass are good showing up in abundant numbers biting on topwaters. Largemouth bass are now deep or shallow, so cover a lot of water throwing a Texas rig, senkos, or swimbaits. Report by Evan Coleman, Big Bassin Fishing.
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 64 degrees; 0.98 feet low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are fair on jigs fished around drop offs in 12 to 17 feet of water. White bass are slow. Blue catfish are good on jug lines baited with cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow. Report by Tommy Tidwell, Tommy Tidwell’s Granger Lake Guide Service.
GOOD. Water stained; 62 degrees; 0.17 feet low. Catfish are good with punch bait in 30 feet of water. Crappie are fair in with chartreuse jigs in 25-28 feet of water over brush piles. Report by Jess Rotherham, Texas Crappie Fishing Service.
SLOW. Water lightly stained; 70 degrees; 78.76 feet low. Few reports and anglers on the water. Best success will be near the dam.
FAIR. Stained; 67 degrees; 40.50 feet low. Bass are biting good along flat shorelines, especially when there is wind on the water, using squarebill crankbaits. Fish are eating a jerkbait well on clear days. Report by Carson Conklin, ATX Fishing. Bass are good in the morning on shallow brush using spinnerbaits and chatterbait. Later move to bluff walls and main lake points in 10-15 feet of water with creature baits. Crappie are near the river on docks in 20-35 feet of water. Report by Randal Frisbie, Central Texas Fishing Guide, LLC.
FAIR. Water stained; 64 degrees; 11.15 feet low. Crappie are fair on brush piles and timber in 20-30 feet of water using minnows and jigs. Report by Zach Minnix, JigNJerk Guide Service. Largemouth bass are slow, having to cover lots of water using moving baits while the bass chase bait fish. Fish up to six pounds can be caught targeting brush piles and deeper structure, or shallow water later in the day. Crappie in numbers can be seen on livescop in shallow brush out to 20 feet. Minnows and jigs in monkey milk or white and chartreuse will catch plenty. White and hybrid bass chasing bait on the main lake biting tail spinners, umbrella rigs and spoons. Find the bait and find the fish. Report provided by Justin Prisock, Prisock's Fishing Guide Service.
Walter E. Long
GOOD. Water clear; 70 degrees. Decker Lake has been pretty consistent for fishing. Not catching large numbers of bass, but catching quality. Most fish seem to be 15-25 feet deep, throwing dropshots are good for targeting these fish. There is quite a bit of bait out deep with plenty of fish around them. Swimbaits, Alabama rigs, and deep jerkbaits are good ways to target these bass. The hybrid striper bite has been good catching 2-5 pound hybrids around that 15-25 depth range. Alabama rigs and swimbaits on a jig head are getting it done. Report by Carson Conklin, ATX Fishing.

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