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Panhandle Plains Fishing Reports

Week of July 16, 2014

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ALAN HENRY :  Water stained; 75–83 degrees; 16.77’ low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters, shallow running crankbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs over brush piles. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

ARROWHEAD :  Water off color; 75–83 degrees; 18.52’ low. One ramp open and few anglers have been on the lake.

BROWNWOOD :  Water stained; 82–86 degrees; 11.60’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are good on cheesebait in 5-10 feet. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch and goldfish in 3-10 feet.

COLEMAN :  Water clear; 79–83 degrees; 17.99’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red and watermelon green spinnerbaits and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 20–30 feet. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLORADO CITY :  21.28’ low. No report available.

FT. PHANTOM HILL :  Water clear; 74–82 degrees; 14.87’ low. Black bass are fair on Zara Spooks, Rat–L–Traps and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

GREENBELT :  44.22’ low. No report available.

HUBBARD CREEK :  Water off color; 75–84 degrees; 27.20’ low. Black bass are good on shakyheads, jigs, Texas rigs and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs over deep cover. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

MACKENZIE :  89.42’ low. No report available.

MEREDITH :  82.14’ low. No report available.

NASWORTHY :  No report available.

O.H. IVIE :  Water stained; 76–84 degrees; 38.74’ low. Black bass are good on Yellow Magics, Texas rigs, jigs and medium swimbaits. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs shallow.

OAK CREEK :  Water stained; 75–83 degrees; 23.12’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Carolina rigs, Texas rigs, jigs and chatterbaits. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on chartreuse (use Worn-Glo) nightcrawlers.

PALO DURO :  53.63’ low. No report available.

POSSUM KINGDOM :  Water fairly clear; 74–81 degrees; 15.15’ low. Black bass are fair to good on drop shot rigs, Carolina rigs, Texas rigs and D22s. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on Humdingers. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

SPENCE :  73.93’ low. No report available.

STAMFORD :  16.62’ low. No report available.

SWEETWATER :  Water murky; 75–82 degrees; 26.11’ low. Black bass are fair to good on flukes and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on prepared bait.

WHITE RIVER :  Water stained; 74–82 degrees; 31.57’ low. No report available.


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