Panhandle Plains Region Week of February 22, 2017

Alan Henry
Water clear on the main lake, stained toward the river; 50 degrees; 1.42' low. Black bass are slow on shakyhead jigs with pro Senkos, 7" Power Worms, swim jigs, medium and deep diving crankbaits. Crappie and bass are good on minnows. Catfish are slow on rod and reel with cut bait and punchbait in the mouths of creeks.
Arrowhead
Water fairly clear; 49–56 degrees; 0.33' low. Black bass are fair on finesse jigs, Texas rigs and slow rolled spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
Coleman
Water stained; 65–69 degrees; 1.17' low. Black bass are fair on soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are fair 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
13.04' low. No report available.
Ft. Phantom Hill
Water murky; 50–56 degrees; 0.39' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, drop shot rigs and slow rolled spinnerbaits with a Colorado blade. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
Greenbelt
30.89' low. Black bass are fair on shallow running crankbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows.
Hubbard Creek
Water off color; 51–55 degrees; 0.27' low. Black bass are fair on black/blue jigs, chatterbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
Mackenzie
73.73' low. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
Meredith
60.3' 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; 1.5' low. Black bass are fair to good on jigs, Texas rigs and DT10s. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
O.H. Ivie
Water stained; 49–56 degrees; 33.08' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, swimjigs and shakyheads. 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; 8.24' low. Black bass are fair on drop shot rigs, Texas rigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worn–Glo) nightcrawlers.
Palo Duro
58.23' low. No report available.
Possum Kingdom
Water off color; 48–55 degrees; 0.13' high. Black bass are fair to good on drop shot rigs, Texas rigs and shakyheads. 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
49.75' low. No report available.
Stamford
0.35' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. 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; 22.34' low. No report available.
White River
Water stained; 45–52 degrees; 19.28' 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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