Hill Country Region Week of August 15, 2018

Austin
Water stained; 87–93 degrees; 0.73' low. Black bass are fair to good on clear Zara Spooks early, later switching to Carolina rigs, Texas rigs and split shot rigged flukes. Sunfish are good on cut nightcrawlers and corn. Catfish are fair to good nightcrawlers.
Brownwood
Water stained; 86–90 degrees; 6.94' low. Black bass to 6 pounds are excellent on watermelon, green pumpkin, or black/blue soft plastics, frogs, and Brush Hogs. White bass are excellent on minnows and jigs under lights at night. Crappie are good on minnows, and on shad or white jigs. Channel catfish to 8 pounds are good on cut shad. Blue catfish to 8 pounds are good on juglines baited with cut perch or shad. Yellow catfish to 20 pounds are fair on trotlines baited with perch.
Buchanan
Water stained; 87–91 degrees; 6.68' low. Black bass are fair on flukes, Chug Bugs, and Texas rigged 5" watermelon worms in 4–10 feet at first light. Striped bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps, Rattlin' Rogues, and plastic swim baits. White bass are fair on Tiny Traps and plastic swim baits in creeks. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are good on liver, minnows, and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on goldfish and perch upriver.
Canyon Lake
Water stained; 88–92 degrees; 6.36' low. Black bass are fair on topwaters, watermelon flukes, and Whacky Sticks along grassy banks early. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on grubs, crickets, and white crankbaits in 10–21 feet early. Crappie are fair on minnows and tube jigs in standing timber. Channel catfish are fair on live bait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on goldfish and perch upriver.
Granger
Water stained; 87–91 degrees; 0.93' low. Black bass are fair on perch colored spinnerbaits upriver around timber. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on white tube jigs in 4–15 feet. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
LBJ
Water stained; 88–92 degrees; 0.74' low. Black bass are fair on black/blue worms, watermelon topwaters, and watermelon red Whacky Sticks in 5–12 feet. Striped bass are good on small Rat–L–Traps. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and watermelon jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on minnows and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch.
Travis
Water stained; 88–92 degrees; 24.91' low. Black bass are good on plum worms, smoke grubs, and chartreuse topwaters in 10–25 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on chrome topwaters and white grubs. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on bloodbait and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
Walter E. Long
Water murky. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on silver slabs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

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