Hill Country Region Week of October 10, 2019
- GOOD. Water clear; 79 degrees; 0.82' low. Largemouth bass are good on Carolina rigs in deeper water and white spinners in grass beds along the shoreline. Bluegill are good on weighted jigs, cut worms, and corn. Flatheads and blue catfish are fair on prepared baits in 5–10 feet under bobbers. Panfish fair along the weed line edges on crickets.
- GOOD. Water lightly stained; 82–84 degrees; 2.76' low. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, jigs, spinnerbaits, and topwater. White bass are good on slabs. Look for schooling in main lake area and near lighted boat docks at night. Catfish have been good on prepared bait, and shad baited trot lines.
- FAIR. Water lightly stained; 81–84 degrees; 1.68' low. Largemouth bass are good along the bank on topwater lures with white spinnerbait. Striped bass are fair on plastic swim baits and Rat–L–Traps in schools of bait fish. White bass are good on twisted tail jigs, small crankbaits, and topwaters in early morning. Black bass good early morning topwater bite on buzzbait or spooner bait in 12–15 ft. Crappie are fair on weighted crappie jigs and live minnows on brush piles over 15ft. Channel catfish have been good on stink bait, yellow/blue catfish good on live bait or stink bait.
- Canyon Lake
- FAIR. Water lightly stained; 81–83 degrees; 2.02' low. Largemouth bass are good on topwater poppers early and late in the day, but have been slow during the day on plastic worms, and crankbaits. Crappie are poor with weighted jigs. White bass have been fair on minnows and found mostly in the river portion of the reservoir. Hybrid and striped bass are great on topwater baits, grubs, and jigging spoons. Smallmouth bass are poor on white grubs and jigs. Catfish are fair on live bait and prepared bait. The upper part of the lake is where catfish are good on stinkbait and cutbait for channel and blue catfish, and live bait has been working for flathead.
- GOOD. Water clear; 82 degrees; 0.41' low. Black bass are good up river on Model A crankbaits. Crappie are very good all over the lake in 3 to 12 feet of water on jigs and minnows. White bass are fair on slab spoons fished over humps and ridges. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait fished on jug lines. Flathead (yellow) catfish are slow.
- FAIR. Water clear to stained; 81–84 degrees; 0.73' low. Largemouth bass are fair on worms and jigs in shallow water willow vegetation or around private docks and cover. Crappie have been decent on jigs around brush piles and around docks. White bass are fair on jigs, smaller crankbaits, and minnows. Crappie are good on weighted jigs and minnows with structure. Catfish are good on stinkbait and cut bait, flathead catfish good on live bait. Trot lines are best with live bait.
- FAIR. Water stained; 81–85 degrees; 5.54' low. Largemouth bass are fair on jigs, spinners, minnows and plastic shad near drops. Crappie are slow with weighted jigs and minnow at a depth of at least 10 ft. White bass are fair on small crankbait and jigs. Striped bass are fair on rattletraps. Smallmouth bass are fair on white grubs and jigs. Catfish are fair on live bait, and blood baits.
- FAIR. Water stained; 82–85 degrees; 8.23' low. Not much change from last week. Largemouth bass have migrated through the creek channel banks and ridges and are most active in the main channel swing. Striped bass are slow on down rigged jigs. White bass are fair on spinners, jigs, and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and weighted light–colored jigs. Catfish are fair on cut bait, prepped bait, and live bait.
- Walter E. Long
- FAIR. Water stained. 80–83 degrees; Largemouth bass are good on plastic worms, minnows and jigs and best around edges of vegetation. Hybrid stripers are slow and are mostly found chasing schools of shad around open water. Crappie are slow. Catfish are fair on prepared baits, cut baits, and live bait. Sunfish can be caught on crickets in shallow water spawning beds.
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