December 05, 2019 3 min read

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Hill Country Region

WEEK OF DECEMBER 4TH, 2019
Austin
FAIR. Water clear; 63-64 degrees; 0.93’ low. Largemouth bass are fair and have been active this past week among coves, points, and creeks. Primary bait has been plastic worms, some small to medium size spinners and jerkbaits. Sunfish are fair on cutworms, and corn close to cover and vegetation. Catfish are fair on perch, gulp minnows, day or night.
Brownwood
FAIR. Lightly stained; 60 degrees; 3.42’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits and spinners on points with good drops. White bass are good on slabs and Alabama rigs in deeper water and under light at night. Catfish are hitting on prepared bait when night fishing, and shad baited trotlines.
Buchanan
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 61 degrees; 3.94’ low. Largemouth bass are fair with some topwater lures, jigs, and spinners on ledges, in flooded brush, and on rocky drops. Striped bass are fair on live shad and swimbaits on mid-lake humps. White bass are good on minnows still in deeper water. Crappie are slow on jigs and minnows. Channel catfish are showing up when fishing on stinkbait, live and cut bait.
Canyon Lake
FAIR. Water barely stained; 62 degrees; 2.84’ low. Striper fishing is excellent throughout, schooling early and late and are easily catchable with a swimbait. Largemouth bass are fair in deep water in brush piles with a drop shot. Catfish is good with live and cut bait, and trotlines are excelling in catfish success.
Granger
SLOW. Water clear; 60 degrees; 0.17’ high. Black bass are slow on crankbaits, plastic worms, and spinners. Crappie are slow on jigs and minnows. White bass are slow on slab spoons moving along humps and ridges just south of the dam. Catfish are good on cut shad on juglines.
LBJ
FAIR. Water stained; 62 degrees; 0.75’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on spinners, plastic rigged worms, and jigs around beneath boat docks and points. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. White bass are fair on smaller crankbaits, jigs, and minnows on the deeper depth drops and mid-lake. Catfish are good on stinkbait and cut bait, flathead catfish good on live bait.
Medina
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 65-68 degrees; 8.48’ low. Largemouth bass are good on trick worms in pink or green, jigs, and shad on open water lake drops. Crappie are slow with jigs and minnows. White bass are fair on spoons and jigs. Striped bass are fair on rattletraps. 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
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 63 degrees; 10.43’ low. Largemouth bass are good on moving baits in the shallow water in the mornings. As the day progresses, move deeper with a drop shot. Crappie are slow on minnows and weighted jigs close to shore structure. White bass have been fair in submerged drops. Catfish are fair on cut bait, prepped bait, and live bait.
Waco
FAIR. Water lightly stained. 61 degrees; 4.59’ low. Largemouth bass continue to be fair on spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, crankbaits, and plastic worms on main lake flats next to submerged creek bed channels. Crappie are fair on minnows and weighted light-colored jigs among standing timber and TPW placed crappie condos. 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
VERY GOOD. Water stained. 63 degrees; Largemouth bass are heating up, moving out of the grass, and great on a moving bait or a Texas rig. The primary habitat is along both sides of the power plant. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are fair on prepared baits, cut baits, and live bait. Sunfish are caught on crickets, power bait pellets, and corn.

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