Hill Country Region Week of April 14, 2021

Austin
EXCELLENT. Water clear; 64 degrees; 0.65 low. Largemouth bass are excellent on top waters, flipping jigs, bladed spinners, craws, and shad like lipless crankbaits in 1-6’ early and late. Fish TX rigged plastics mid-morning in 6-12’. Sunfish are excellent on cut earthworms and pieces of shrimp along ledges, boat docks, and shallow brush. Catfish are good with punch bait, chicken liver, and earthworms.
Brownwood
EXCELLENT. Water stained; 64 degrees; 3.37 low. Largemouth bass are excellent with chatter baits, bladed spinners, crankbaits, and skirted jigs in coves, shorelines, and timber in 2-10’. Crappie are good on minnows in brush piles, near bridge pilings, and in the creeks. White bass and hybrids are excellent on spoons and swimbaits in the creeks and main lake points, humps, and ridges. Catfish are excellent on punch bait, chicken liver, and cut bait in 5-12’.
Buchanan
GOOD. Water clear; 66 degrees; 7.33 low. Largemouth bass are very good with crankbaits, finesse jigs, suspended jerk baits, and spinners in shallow water and Texas-rigged plastic worms in 7-12’. Striped bass are good along the river channel with live bait and swimbaits. White bass are good on silver spoons, crankbaits, and swimbaits in the creeks and main lake points. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in 12-28’ fishing docks, and creeks. Channel catfish are good on punch bait. Blue cats are excellent on cut bait.
Canyon Lake
EXCELLENT. Water clear; 65 degrees; 6.29 low. Striper fishing is excellent along the river channel edge with live bait and swimbaits. White bass are excellent in creeks and wind-driven points with swimbaits, silver spoons, and rooster tails. Largemouth bass are good with lizards, frogs, crankbaits, plastic worms, finesse jigs, and shaky heads in 2-12’. Smallmouth bass are good on small swimbaits, plastic grubs, and small cranks along rock ledges and rocky shorelines. Catfish are good with prepared baits and cut bait. Crappie are excellent with live minnows and jigs in the creeks channels and river channel.
Granger
GOOD. Water clear; 65 degrees; 0.38 high. Black bass are fair on jerk baits, chatter baits and spinners near shorelines, brushy creeks, and points in 2-8’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in creeks and shallow channels. White bass are good on small swimbaits, spoons, and blade baits near main lake points and in the creeks. Catfish are fair on punch bait and cut. Yellow cats are fair with live bait.
LBJ
GOOD. Water clear. 62 degrees; 0.72 low. Black bass are excellent on soft plastic swimbaits, top waters, bladed jigs, tubes, frogs, and crankbaits worked near shorelines, main lake points, and rock ledges in 2-14’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around brush piles, rock ledges, and docks. White bass are good near main channels and creeks with jigging spoons and slabs. Catfish are fair on punch bait and cut bait in 14-28’ in baited areas.
Medina
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 69 degrees; 37.16’ low. Black bass are great with end of lake structures like creeks points and timber working plastics across structure. We’ve seen the bass staying close to home, so spots have been consistent for a couple of weeks. Crappie are good in the vegetation and is difficult to navigate waters. White bass are fair around 13 feet on spoons and small crankbait. Striped bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are good following schools of baitfish on a boat. Catfish are fair on live bait, chicken livers, and blood baits in the inflow from feeder creeks.
Travis
EXCELLENT. Water clear; 65 degrees; 23.35 low. Largemouth bass are excellent with crankbaits,topwater plugs, chatter baits, and lizards near shorelines and rock ledges. White bass are good with slabs and swim baits working main lake points and creeks. Striper action along the main river channel is good with live bait and swimbaits. Crappie are excellent on minnows and jigs near docks, brush piles, and creeks. Catfish are good on cut bait and prepared baits in 6-15’.
Waco
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 63 degrees; 0.59 low. Largemouth bass are good on jigs, lipless crankbaits, frogs, and swimbaits near the creek ledges and shorelines. Crappie are good on minnows fishing bridge pilings and brush piles in 14-28’. Sunfish are good on earthworms. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on punch bait and cut bait.
Walter E. Long
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 65 degrees; Largemouth bass are fair on senkos, crankbaits, and finesse jigs near creeks and coves. Hybrid stripers are fair with live bait. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in 14-28’ near brush piles, creeks, and timber. Catfish are good on cut bait and live bait. Sunfish are good on cutworms and shrimp pieces.

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