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Hill Country Region Week of September 23, 2020

Austin
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 83 degrees; 0.69 low. Largemouth bass are fair on medium-sized crankbaits, bladed jigs, and finesse worms near boat docks, bluffs, and rocky shorelines. There is an early morning and sundown bite with topwater and chuggers near points with drop-offs and ledges. Sunfish are good on dough bait and live crickets along ledges, boat docks, and brush. Catfish are fair on punch bait.
Brownwood
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 83 degrees; 1.37 low. Largemouth bass are slow with crankbaits, jigs, and Carolina rigged plastic worms in 15-25’ near drop-offs and standing timber. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass and hybrids are fair on live bait and slabs in the main lake near humps, drop-offs, and flats. Catfish are good on punch bait and live bait in 10-20’ near baited areas.
Buchanan
GOOD. Water slightly stained; 83-86 degrees; 2.53 low. Largemouth bass are fair with finesse worms, black/blue skirted jigs, and medium-sized crankbaits working along flats, secondary points, rock ledges, and the drop-offs. Striped bass are fair along the river channel with live bait and trolling in 25-35’. White bass are good on slabs and jigging spoons when fishing deeper water in the main lake off points, drop-offs and flats. Use sonar to locate schools of baitfish and feeding fish. Crappie are good on minnows in 16-28’ fishing timber and brush piles. Channel catfish have been good on punch bait.
Canyon Lake
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 3.18 low. Striper fishing is good on main lake humps, drop-offs, and river channel with live bait or jigging vertically. White bass are good on flats and drop-offs with slabs and jigging spoons. Look for birds diving over feeding schools. Largemouth bass are fair with diving crankbaits, shaky heads, and Texas- rigged worms or craws near docks, timber, and steep drop-offs. Smallmouth bass are good on grubs and small cranks in 12-17’ along rock ledges and steep rocky shorelines. Catfish are good with prepared baits and cut bait. Crappie are fair with live minnows over submerged brush piles and timber.
Granger
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 84 degrees; 1.10 low. Black bass are fair on blue or black spinnerbaits, Texas-rigged plastic worms, and silver crankbaits near rock banks, deeper creek channels, and stumps. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs on brush piles in 16-26’. White bass are fair on slabs in 20-30 near main lake humps and drop-offs’. Catfish are good on cut shad, earthworms, and punch baits. Yellow cats are fair on live perch.
LBJ
FAIR. Water slightly stained; 81 degrees; 0.77 low. Black bass are slow on with plastic worms, jigs, and silver spoons. Crappie are slow on minnows around brush piles and docks with minnows or jigs. White bass are fair over main lake points and humps in 20-35’ with slabs and jigging spoons. Catfish are good on punch bait in 15-25’.
Medina
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 83 degrees; 24.49’ low. Black bass remain good on main lake points, finding submerged rocky structures, and working the deeper tributaries as they feed the lake. Shiny worms are king with success also coming on jigs and crankbait. White bass are fair off points on Alabama rigs. Striped bass are good, just moving a lot with some cooler temps, mid-lake. Crappie are slow under vegetation where you can find fish. Catfish are fair on live bait, chicken livers, and blood baits.
Travis
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 83 degrees; 18.59 low. Largemouth bass are good with crankbaits, skirted jigs and spinners near boat docks and marinas, rock ledges, and drop-offs. White bass are fair with swim jigs and slabs working main lake points, drop-offs and humps. Striper action along the main river channel is fair with live bait and heavy spoons with schools moving frequently with the bait. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in 15-25’ near docks, marinas, and deeper rock ledges. Catfish are good on live bait and prepared baits in 15-25’.
Waco
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 84 degrees; 0.06 high. Largemouth bass are good on senkos, spinners, chuggers, and drop shot plastic worms along the river channel, bridge pilings, and drop-offs. Crappie are good on minnows fishing brush piles and structure. Sunfish are good on cutworms or live crickets. Channel and blue catfish are good on punch bait.
Walter E. Long
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 83 degrees; Largemouth bass are good on finesse worms, crankbaits, and jigs in timber, humps, and drop-offs. Hybrid striper are good with live shad or trolling. Crappie are good on minnows in 14-24’ near brush piles or standing timber. Catfish are good on cut bait and prepared bait. Sunfish are good on worms and crickets.

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