Panhandle Plains Region Week of January 18, 2017

Alan Henry
Water fairly clear, stained toward the river; 50 degrees; 1.54' low. Black bass are fair on jigs, medium and deep diving crankbaits, swimbaits and jerkbaits. Crappie and bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are excellent on rod and reel with punchbait on a #6 treble hook up the river and at the mouths of the creeks.
Arrowhead
Water fairly clear; 49–56 degrees; 0.67' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, drop shot rigs and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
Coleman
Water stained; 62–66 degrees; 1.28' low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.
Colorado City
12.79' low. No report available.
Ft. Phantom Hill
Water murky; 50–56 degrees; 0.3' low. Black bass are fair on shakyheads, chatterbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
Greenbelt
31.07' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and finesse jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows.
Hubbard Creek
Water off color; 51–55 degrees; 0.5' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, jigs and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
Mackenzie
73.59' low. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
Meredith
60.65' low. TPWD has begun restocking the lake with Walleye. Reports of black bass are rare. No reports of smallmouth bass. Bream and channel catfish are being caught in good numbers.
Nasworthy
49–55 degrees; 1.35' low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs and chatterbaits. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
O.H. Ivie
Water stained; 49–56 degrees; 33.79' low. Black bass are fair on pearl crankbaits, Texas rigs and swimjigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.
Oak Creek
Water stained; 48–56 degrees; 9.09' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, crankbaits and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worn–Glo) nightcrawlers.
Palo Duro
57.61' low. No report available.
Possum Kingdom
Water off color; 48–55 degrees; 0.2' high. Black bass are fair to good on swimjigs, Texas rigs and medium running crankbaits. Crappie are fair on live minnows. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers.
Spence
49.97' low. No report available.
Stamford
0.31' low. Black bass and crappie are fair to good, but mostly undersized. White bass are fair to good on minnows and Rooster Tails. Blue catfish are fair to good on cut and live bait.
Sweetwater
Water off color; 47–53 degrees; 23.78' low. No report available.
White River
Water stained; 45–52 degrees; 19.48' low. Black bass are very slow (the bass population was greatly reduced during the drought). No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

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