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Hill Country Region Week of July 15, 2020

Austin
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 0.73 low. Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits, and TX rigged plastic worms along creek channels, boat docks, bluffs and rock ledges. There is an early bite with topwater plugs and buzz baits along weed lines and points. Sunfish are good on cutworms. Catfish are good on prepared baits and cut bait.
Brownwood
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 2.49 low. Largemouth bass are good with deep diving crankbaits, jigs, Carolina rigged plastic worms in 13-25’ near grass beds, drop-offs, and weedlines. White bass are good on jigs in the main lake near humps, ledges, and points. Catfish have been good on prepared bait and live bait in 10-20’.
Buchanan
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; 0.67 low. Largemouth bass are good with Texas-rigged plastic worms, chatter baits, and deep-diving crankbaits working along grass lines, windy points, rock ledges, and brushy areas. Striped bass are good with live bait. White bass are good on slabs when fishing deeper water in the main lake and using sonar to locate baitfish schools. Try scouting for birds that will dive early or late in the day to mark feeding schools. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in 14-28’ fishing timber and brush piles. Channel catfish have been good on cut bait.
Canyon Lake
GOOD. Water clear; 83-88 degrees; 1.49 low. Striper fishing is good on main lake humps with vertically jigging slabs and live bait. White bass are good on main lake flats, drop-offs, and humps with slabs and swimbaits. Look for birds diving over feeding schools. Largemouth bass are fair with crankbaits, skirted jigs, pumpkin, and root beer colored plastic worms and spinners. Catfish are good with live and cut bait in 12-20’.
Granger
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 0.01 low. Black bass are good on diving crankbaits, and slow sinking swim baits near sloping banks, deeper creek channels, and standing timber. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in 12-24’ on brush piles and standing timber. White bass are good on live bait and slabs in 25-40’. Catfish are good on cut shad, chicken liver, and prepared baits.
LBJ
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 0.58 low. Black bass are slow on with senkos, swimbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows around marinas and docks. White bass are good over main lake points and humps in 20-35’. Catfish are good on cut bait and prepared bait in 10-25’.
Medina
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 18.23’ low. Black bass are fair fishing deep water drops around 18-26 feet with crankbaits, worms, and jigs. White bass are fair fishing points with spoons and Alabama rigs. Striped bass stay fair within open water, and some humps. Catfish are fair on live bait, chicken livers, and blood baits.
Travis
GOOD. Water clear; 81-86 degrees; 12.50 low. Largemouth bass are good fishing in 12-26’ with TX rigged red plastic worms, drop shots and diving crankbaits near rock ledges, points, deep creeks, and drop-offs. White bass are good with swim jigs, crankbaits, and slabs working main lake points, drop-offs, and humps. Crappie are fair on minnows in 12-25’ near docks, marinas and deeper rock ledges. Catfish are good on live bait and prepared baits in 10-20’.
Waco
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 0.18 high. Largemouth bass are good on spinnerbaits, diving crankbaits, and drop shots on main lake points, timber, and flats near a drop-off. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs fishing brush piles and structure. Sunfish are very good on cutworms or crickets. Channel and blue catfish are good on live bait and prepared bait.
Walter E. Long
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; Largemouth bass are fair on blue plastic worms, diving crankbaits, and spoons in weed beds, creek channels, and brushy shorelines. Plastic frogs along grass lines and over grass flats are still effective. Hybrid stripers are good with slabs and live bait. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs in 12-24’. Catfish are good on cut bait and prepared bait. Sunfish are good worms.

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