Hill Country Region Week of October 18, 2017

Austin
Water stained; 68–78 degrees; 0.8' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, squarebill crankbaits and chrome Rat–L–Traps. Sunfish are fair to good on cut nightcrawlers. Catfish are fair on cut bait and nightcrawlers.
Brownwood
Water stained; 78–82 degrees; 2.33' low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin and redbug soft plastic worms near docks in 4–8 feet, chartreuse/white spinnerbaits in 3–5 feet, and on white flukes in newly flooded grass early and late. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies off lighted docks at night in 15–25 feet. Crappie are very good on minnows and white or shad Li'l Fishies over brush piles in 8–15 feet. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Buchanan
Water stained; 80–84 degrees; 1.94' low. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits, Rat–L–Traps, and chartreuse crankbaits in 8–20 feet. Striped bass are good on Red Fins, Zara Spooks, 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. Crappie are good on pink/white tube jigs and live minnows. Channel catfish are good on liver, minnows, and cheesebait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on live and dead shad.
Canyon Lake
Water stained; 81–85 degrees; 2.61' low. Black bass are fair on Smokin' Green Devil's Tongues on drop shot rigs and Texas rigged 6" pumpkin Scoundrel worms along main lake bluffs in 12–25 feet. Striped bass are fair jigging 1oz. Pirk Minnows at daylight. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on smoke grubs and pumpkin Curb's jigs with craw trailers in 10–25 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink/white tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with live goldfish and perch.
Granger
Water stained; 78–82 degrees; 0.11' high. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies off points. Crappie are good on chartreuse jigs tipped with Berkley Crappie Nibbles in 7–15 feet. Blue catfish are fair on fresh shad. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.
LBJ
Water stained; 80–84 degrees; 0.64' low. Black bass are good on Curb's buzzbaits, clear swim baits, and watermelon/purple flake Whacky Sticks in 5–15 feet early. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on Li'l Fishies at night. Crappie are fair on live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on minnows and liver. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait.
Travis
Water stained; 79–83 degrees; 9.92' low. Black bass are fair on dark soft plastic worms and crankbaits in 6–18 feet. Striped bass are fair on white grubs and jigging spoons in 30–40 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and fresh cut bait in 25–40 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
Walter E. Long
Water murky. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on bloodbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

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