Hill Country Region Week of May 22, 2019

Austin
Water stained; 69–76 degrees; 0.47' low. Black bass are fair to good on buzzbaits early and late, Texas rigs and Bandit 100s. Sunfish are fair to good on cut nightcrawlers and dough bait. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and chicken livers.
Brownwood
Water stained; 73–79 degrees; 1.56' high. Black bass are very good on redbug and watermelon soft plastic worms and topwaters. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps and Li'l Fishies. Crappie are good on white Li'l Fishies and black/chartreuse tube jigs in 10–20 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch in 5–15 feet.
Buchanan
Water murky; 73–82 degrees. Black bass are fair on perch colored topwaters, weightless wacky rigged pumpkinseed Whacky Sticks with chartreuse tails, and chartreuse spinnerbaits off points in 10–16 feet. Striped bass are fair on watermelon Rat–L–Traps, topwaters, and Carolina rigged soft plastic worms. White bass are fair on Tiny Traps and Shad Raps in 15–25 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines and trotlines baited with liver and minnows.
Canyon Lake
Water stained; 74–81 degrees; 1.49' high. Black bass are good on smoke grubs, pumpkinseed Whacky Sticks, and Texas rigged chartreuse finesse worms early. Striped bass are fair on Li'l Fishies and chartreuse striper jigs in 20–30 feet. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and green pumpkin grubs. Crappie are good on live minnows and white tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
Granger
Water murky; 74–82 degrees; 8.17' high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
LBJ
Water stained; 72–79 degrees; 0.93' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Senkos, pumpkinseed topwaters, and perch colored Rat–L–Traps early in 10–20 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on minnows and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch and carp.
Travis
Water murky; 74–82 degrees; 0.31' low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Walter E. Long
Water stained. Black bass are fair on shad. Hybrid striper are good on shad and crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shad and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

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