Hill Country Region Week of June 20, 2018

Austin
Water stained; 81–86 degrees; 0.86' low. Black bass are good on topwaters early, later switching to jigs, Texas rigs and flukes. Sunfish are good on cut nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on live bait and nightcrawlers.
Brownwood
Water stained; 82–86 degrees; 5.07' low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin and redbug soft plastic worms in 8–15 feet. White bass are good on minnows and small jigs off lighted docks at night in 10–12 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and white or shad Li'l Fishies. Channel catfish are good on cut shad over baited holes. Blue catfish are good on cheesebait in 5–10 feet Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch, shrimp, and goldfish in 5–15 feet.
Buchanan
Water stained; 83–87 degrees; 3.31' low. Black bass are good on watermelon topwaters, Bleeding Shad Rat–L–Traps, and watermelon worms with chartreuse tails early in 4–12 feet. Striped bass are good on topwaters and Rat–L–Traps on the surface at first light in 20–30 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel catfish are fair on live bait and cut bait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines and trotlines baited with live bait.
Canyon Lake
Water stained; 82–86 degrees; 4.53' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged watermelon red Whacky Sticks, chartreuse topwaters, and pumpkin Curb's Erratic jigs in 6–12 feet along bluff ledges. Striped bass are fair trolling Gizz 4 crankbaits and vertically jigging white Curb's striper jigs. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are good on smoke/red tubes and silver flake Whacky Sticks along main lake points and ledges. Crappie are fair on white tube jigs and live minnows. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
Granger
Water stained; 83–87 degrees; 0.17' high. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps along the roadbed at mid lake. Crappie are good on white tube jigs in 6–15 feet. Blue catfish are good on shad and prepared bait in shallow water. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch.
LBJ
Water stained; 84–88 degrees; 0.80' low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Senkos, Bleeding Shad Rat–L–Traps, and weightless green pumpkin wacky rigged Whacky Sticks early in 4–10 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are very good on minnows and white crappie jigs over brush piles in 10 feet. Channel catfish are good on minnows and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch and carp.
Travis
Water stained; 84–88 degrees; 18.35' low. Black bass are good on chrome topwaters and June bug worms in 5–18 feet. Striped bass are fair on chrome topwaters and smoke grubs. White bass are good on chrome topwaters, smoke grubs, and white shad raps. Crappie are fair on blue/white tube jigs and roadrunners. Channel and blue catfish are fair on fresh cut bait and nightcrawlers in 15–25 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
Walter E. Long
Water murky. Black bass are good on shad. Hybrid striper are fair on shad and spoons. White bass are fair on Charlie slabs and pet spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers, frozen shad, and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

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