Hill Country Region Week of January 22, 2020

Austin
FAIR. Water Clear; 55 degrees; 0.96’ low. Dusk continues to be the best for game fish. On the edge of vegetation, largemouth bass are fair with topwater, rigged plastic worms, spinners, jigs, and crankbaits. Sunfish are slow on cutworms, and corn coming out from structure. Catfish are fair on perch, gulp minnows, mainly at night rigging at least 4 feet under bobbers.
Brownwood
FAIR. Lightly stained; 51-53 degrees; 3.56’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits, jigs, spinners, and plastic worms. You'll find them working rocks and points. White bass are fair on Alabama rigs on deeper points. Catfish have been good on prepared bait night fishing, and shad baited trotlines.
Buchanan
FAIR. Water stained; 57-58 degrees; 3.60’ low. Largemouth bass are fair fishing docks, points, and vegetation. Fish bass with jigs, spinners, crankbaits, and plastic worms. Striped bass are among the mid-lake humps and drop-offs on live shad and swimbaits. White bass are good on minnows within deep water. Crappie are slow on jigs and minnows. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, live and cut bait.
Canyon Lake
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 57-59 degrees; 3.07’ low. Striper fishing is fair on main lake points and humps switching to live bait. Largemouth bass are fair among points, standing timber, and closer to cover shorelines. Catfish are good with live and cut bait throughout the lake.
Granger
SLOW. Water clear; 55 degrees; 0.43’ high. Black bass are slow. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows casting the edges of structure. There is more chance of success with smaller minnows. White bass are slow to fair fishing in the feeder rivers and creeks. Catfish are fair with stink bait and cut bait.
LBJ
GOOD. Water stained; 55-56 degrees; 5.12’ low. Black bass remain fair as a strong north wind hurt the fishing for a few days this past week. Fish black bass in shallow water with surrounding vegetation and beneath deeper docks on jigs, worms, spinners, and crankbait. Crappie are good on jigs under docks. White bass will be slow till February. Catfish are good on stinkbait and cut bait.
Medina
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 57-58 degrees; 11.02’ low. Black bass remain fair on worms and jigs in creek structures, points, and coves. Crappie are slow with jigs and minnows but should pick up in early to mid-February. White bass are fair on spoons and jigs near the deeper points. Striped bass are fair on rattletraps in open water, finding the schools. Smallmouth bass are good on white grubs and jigs. Catfish are fair on live bait, chicken livers and blood baits in the inflow from feeder creeks.
Travis
FAIR. Water clear; 59-61 degrees; 10.14’ low. Largemouth bass remain fair working mid-lake humps, and straight drop shoreline ridges. White bass have been fair mid-lake moving shallower with smaller spinners, crankbaits, and jigs. Catfish are fair on cut bait, live bait, and stinkbait.
Waco
FAIR. Water lightly stained. 53-54 degrees; 5.24’ low. Largemouth bass are good on spinnerbaits and plastic worms in creek structure and surrounding points with vegetation. Crappie are good on minnows and light-colored jigs in creeks. Sunfish are fair on worms or crickets. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cut shad, live bait, and blood flavored-prepped bait.
Walter E. Long
GOOD. Clear to slightly stained. 49-52 degrees; Largemouth bass are good working vegetation with plastic worms, topwaters, and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad and minnows. Crappie continue to be slow. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait. Sunfish are good and are caught on natural baits like worms or crickets.

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