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Panhandle Plains Fishing Reports

Week of April 16, 2014

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ALAN HENRY :  Water lightly stained; 52–61 degrees; 14.75’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, jigs and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

ARROWHEAD :  Water off color; 53–59 degrees; 17.33’ low. One ramp open and few anglers have been on the lake.

BROWNWOOD :  Water stained; 64–68 degrees; 10.88’ low. Black bass to 7 pounds are excellent on craw and shad colored crankbaits, chartreuse/white chatterbaits, and shad colored spinnerbaits in 4–10 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are excellent on minnows and jigs off lighted docks at night in 1–8 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and white and shad Li’l Fishies. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLEMAN :  Water clear; 62–66 degrees; 16.45’ low. Black bass are good on dark soft plastic worms, lizards, and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLORADO CITY :  20.61’ low. No report available.

FT. PHANTOM HILL :  Water clear; 53–60 degrees; 13.15’ low. Black bass are fair on black/blue jigs, Rat–L–Traps and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

GREENBELT :  42.32’ low. No report available.

HUBBARD CREEK :  Water off color; 54–61 degrees; 24.03’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and drop shot rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.

MACKENZIE :  97.47 low. No report available.

MEREDITH :  89.15’ low. No report available.

NASWORTHY :  No report available.

O.H. IVIE :  Water stained; 54–60 degrees; 45.90’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon seed jigs, shakyheads, Rat–L–Traps and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows.

OAK CREEK :  Water stained; 54–61 degrees; 22.45’ low. Black bass are fair on shakyheads, Rat–L–Traps and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.

PALO DURO :  52.64’ low. No report available.

POSSUM KINGDOM :  Water fairly clear; 54–61 degrees; 13.64’ low. Black bass are fair on jigs and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

SPENCE :  69.86’ low. No report available.

STAMFORD :  15.22’ low. No report available.

SWEETWATER :  Water murky; 53–59 degrees; 24.16’ low. Black bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on prepared bait.

WHITE RIVER :  Water stained; 52–60 degrees; 34.64’ low. No report available.


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