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Panhandle Plains Fishing Reports

Week of November 19, 2014

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ALAN HENRY :  Water stained; 48–55 degrees; 9.78’ low. Black bass are fair to good on chatterbaits, Texas rigs, jigs and drop shot rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs over brush piles. Catfish are good on chartreuse (use Worm–Glo) nightcrawlers.

ARROWHEAD :  Water off color; 45–52 degrees; 19.69’ low. One ramp open and few anglers have been on the lake.

BROWNWOOD :  Water clear; 65–69 degrees; 12.92’ low. Black bass are fair on June bug worms, buzzbaits, and watermelon red soft plastic worms over brush piles in 8–15 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and crankbaits off lighted docks at night. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and nightcrawlers over baited holes in 12–15 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLEMAN :  Water clear; 67–71 degrees; 19.17’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits and watermelon red soft plastic worms. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows and blue tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLORADO CITY :  22.8’ low. No report available.

FT. PHANTOM HILL :  Water clear; 47–55 degrees; 17.04’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs and crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

GREENBELT :  44.96’ low. No report available.

HUBBARD CREEK :  Water off color; 48–53 degrees; 29.68’ low. Black bass are fair to good on shad pattern crankbaits, jigs, Texas rigs and drop shot rigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs over deep cover. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

MACKENZIE :  90.08’ low. No report available.

MEREDITH :  78.86’ low. No report available.

NASWORTHY :  No report available.

O.H. IVIE :  Water stained; 46–51 degrees; 42.53’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, chatterbaits, jigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs shallow.

OAK CREEK :  Water stained; 47–53 degrees; 25.19’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, spinnerbaits and jigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on chartreuse (use Worn–Glo) nightcrawlers.

PALO DURO :  57.1’ low. No report available.

POSSUM KINGDOM :  Water fairly clear; 48–55 degrees; 15.14’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, drop shot rigs, Texas rigs and medium running shad pattern crankbaits. 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 :  71.98’ low. No report available.

STAMFORD :  16.96’ low. No report available.

SWEETWATER :  Water murky; 43–52 degrees; 28.08’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, chatterbaits and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on prepared bait.

WHITE RIVER :  Water stained; 44–51 degrees; 28.78’ low. No report available.


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