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Panhandle Plains Fishing Reports

Week of October 29, 2014

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ALAN HENRY :  Water stained; 72–76 degrees; 9.55’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, Rat–L–Traps and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs over brush piles. Catfish are good on chartreuse (use Worm–Glo) nightcrawlers.

ARROWHEAD :  Water off color; 73–75 degrees; 19.6’ low. One ramp open and few anglers have been on the lake.

BROWNWOOD :  Water clear; 71–75 degrees; 12.80’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, and craw colored crankbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies, small Rat–L–Traps, and shad crankbaits off lighted docks at night. Crappie are good on Li’l Fishies and tube jigs over brush piles and under lighted docks at night. Channel catfish are good on cut bait and nightcrawlers over baited holes. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch.

COLEMAN :  Water clear; 72–76 degrees; 18.83’ low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLORADO CITY :  21.71’ low. No report available.

FT. PHANTOM HILL :  Water clear; 72–75 degrees; 17.16’ low. Black bass are fair to good on spinnerbaits, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

GREENBELT :  44.85’ low. No report available.

HUBBARD CREEK :  Water off color; 73–76 degrees; 29.28’ low. Black bass are fair to good on chatterbaits, jigs, Texas rigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs over deep cover. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

MACKENZIE :  90.03’ low. No report available.

MEREDITH :  78.68’ low. No report available.

NASWORTHY :  No report available.

O.H. IVIE :  Water stained; 71–75 degrees; 42.03’ low. Black bass are fair to good on spinnerbaits, Texas rigs, jigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs shallow.

OAK CREEK :  Water stained; 72–76 degrees; 25’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, shakyheads, crankbaits, Carolina rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on chartreuse (use Worn–Glo) nightcrawlers.

PALO DURO :  56.6’ low. No report available.

POSSUM KINGDOM :  Water fairly clear; 72–76 degrees; 15.06’ low. Black bass are fair on jigs, drop shot rigs, Carolina rigs and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on slabs and Road Runners. Striped bass are fair on live shad and while trolling. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

SPENCE :  71.17’ low. No report available.

STAMFORD :  16.84’ low. No report available.

SWEETWATER :  Water murky; 71–75 degrees; 28’ low. Black bass are fair to good on jigs, Rat–L–Traps and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on prepared bait.

WHITE RIVER :  Water stained; 71–74 degrees; 28.57’ low. No report available.


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