Panhandle Plains Region Week of March 22, 2017

Alan Henry
Water clear on the main lake, stained up the river; 59 degrees; 1.75' low. Black bass are good on 7" Power Worms, swim jigs and medium diving crankbaits. Crappie and bass are fair on minnows in the back of creeks. Catfish are good on rod and reel with cut bait and punchbait on baited holes.
Arrowhead
Water fairly clear; 55–61 degrees; 0.21' low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, Senkos and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows in the shallows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
Coleman
Water stained; 66–70 degrees; 0.19' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are good on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Colorado City
13.25' low. No report available.
Ft. Phantom Hill
Water murky; 57–62 degrees; 0.26' high. Black bass are fair on jigs, Texas rigs and buzzbaits. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
Greenbelt
30.98' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, jigs and 5" Yum Dingers. Crappie are fair on live minnows.
Hubbard Creek
Water off color; 56–62 degrees; 0.21' low. Black bass are fair on split shot rigged flukes, Senkos, Texas rigs and finesse jigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows around shallow cover. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
Mackenzie
74.05' low. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
Meredith
60.39' 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
57–63 degrees; 1.29' low. Black bass are fair to good on chatterbaits, jigs and Texas rigged lizards. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
O.H. Ivie
Water stained; 55–61 degrees; 33' low. Black bass are good on jigs, Texas rigged creature baits and Yum Dingers. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs in the shallows. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.
Oak Creek
Water stained; 56–62 degrees; 7.99' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigs, Senkos and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worn–Glo) nightcrawlers.
Palo Duro
58.78' low. No report available.
Possum Kingdom
Water off color; 55–62 degrees; 0.06' low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, jigs, shakyheads and chatterbaits. 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
49.86' low. No report available.
Stamford
0.57' low. Black bass are fair on Senkos, split shot rigged flukes, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. White bass are fair to good on minnows and tail spinners. Blue catfish are fair to good on cut and live bait.
Sweetwater
Water off color; 57–63 degrees; 22.25' low. No report available.
White River
Water stained; 55–62 degrees; 19.62' 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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