Hill Country Region Week of April 18, 2018

Austin
Water stained; 63–68 degrees; 0.75' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and Senkos. Sunfish are fair on cut nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on live bait and nightcrawlers.
Brownwood
Water stained; 74–78 degrees; 4.16' low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and jigs around docks in 4–8 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Buchanan
Water stained; 76–80 degrees; 4.06' low. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged soft plastics, pumpkin worms, and black/blue Whacky Sticks on jigheads along ledges. Striped bass are fair jigging and trolling striper jigs and trolling crankbaits in 20–30 feet. White bass are fair on Pirk Minnows, Shad Raps, and live bait. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
Canyon Lake
Water stained; 75–79 degrees; 3.53' low. Black bass are fair on brown hair jigs, drop shot worms, and Scoundrel worms on shaky jigheads along break lines and ledges. Striped bass are fair trolling white striper jigs and vertically jigging Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads. White bass are fair jigging Pirk Minnows and at mid lake in 40 feet. Smallmouth bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
Granger
Water stained; 75–79 degrees; 0.21' high. Black bass are fair on white spinnerbaits and soft plastic worms upriver. White bass are good on pet spoons and spinnerbaits at Dickerson's Bottom. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with shad and cut bait in 5–20 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
LBJ
Water stained; 77–81 degrees; 0.76' low. Black bass are good on black/blue jigs and watermelon tubes on docks. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on silver Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads. Crappie are fair on minnows in brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and nightcrawlers. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
Travis
Water stained; 74–78 degrees; 12.94' low. Black bass are good on Senkos, flukes, and crawfish crankbaits in 5–15 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on silver crankbaits, white grubs, and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and blue/white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Walter E. Long
Water murky. Black bass are fair on white crankbaits and chartreuse soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are fair on silver slabs. White bass are good on perch colored spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

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