Hill Country Region Week of August 9, 2017

Brownwood
Water stained; 82–86 degrees; 0.99' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red spinnerbaits near the docks, and on June bug soft plastic worms over brush piles in 15–20 feet. Hybrid striper are fair trolling and drifting shad at night. White bass are good on Li'l Fishies and Persuader crankbaits off lighted docks at night. Crappie are fair on minnows in 10–20 feet. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with cut bait and chicken livers in 10–25 feet. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with cut bait and chicken livers.
Buchanan
Water stained; 83–87 degrees; 1.28' low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin topwaters, watermelon flukes, and Rat–L–Traps along break lines of flats. Striped bass are good on plastic swim baits and drifting live bait near Lighthouse Point at first light. White bass are fair on Tiny Traps and 2" plastic swim baits. Crappie are fair on pink/white and chartreuse tube jigs and live minnows. Channel catfish are good on liver, minnows, and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on goldfish and perch upriver.
Canyon Lake
Water stained; 84–88 degrees; 1.94' low. Black bass are good on watermelon topwaters, Whacky Sticks, Texas rigged blue flake worms early, and on drop shot Devil's Tongues along ledges. Striped bass are fair trolling Gizz 4 crankbaits and jigging Pirk Minnows at daylight. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on smoke JDC grubs and pumpkin Curb's jigs with matching JDC craw trailers early. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are good on live bait.
Granger
Water stained; 81–85 degrees; 0.08' low. Black bass are fair on red shad soft plastic worms around standing timber. White bass are fair on slab spoons over main lake humps. Crappie are good on minnows in 4–12 feet. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with shad in 10–20 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
LBJ
Water stained; 83–87 degrees; 0.73' low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin jigs and perch colored crankbaits in 5–15 feet, and flipping watermelon tubes around docks and laydowns. Striped bass are fair on Li'l Fishies at night. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies at night. Crappie are good on chartreuse tube jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on liver and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with goldfish and perch.
Travis
Water stained; 83–87 degrees; 8.23' low. Black bass are fair on chrome chuggers and red shad worms in 20–35 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on chrome chuggers and silver spoons in 10–25 feet. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and cut shad in 25–35 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
Walter E. Long
Water murky. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows, crickets, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

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