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Panhandle Plains Fishing Reports

Week of July 29, 2015

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ALAN HENRY :  Water stained; 79–86 degrees; 0.19’ high. Black bass are fair on topwaters early, spinnerbaits, Texas rigs and weightless flukes. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worm–Glo) nightcrawlers.

ARROWHEAD :  Water off color; 78–87 degrees; 0.1’ low. No report available.

BROWNWOOD :  Water stained; 80–84 degrees; 0.19’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon and redbug crankbaits, Rat–L–Traps, and spinnerbaits over grass flats. Hybrid striper are good on shad. White bass are very good on Li’l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and green tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait.

COLEMAN :  Water murky; 79–83 degrees; 5.72’ low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed Rat–L–Traps and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLORADO CITY :  18.14’ low. No report available.

FT. PHANTOM HILL :  Water clear; 80–88 degrees; 6.32’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, shakyheads and medium running crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

GREENBELT :  34.58’ low. No report available.

HUBBARD CREEK :  Water off color; 81–89 degrees; 17.57’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Yellow Magics early, later switching to chatterbaits, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and live shad.

MACKENZIE :  70.55’ low. No report available.

MEREDITH :  66.53’ low. No report available.

NASWORTHY :  No report available.

O.H. IVIE :  Water stained; 79–86 degrees; 40.82’ low. Black bass are good on Yellow Magics early, later switching to shakyheads, Texas rigs, split shot rigged flukes and crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs fished shallow. Catfish are fair to good on live bait.

OAK CREEK :  Water stained; 79–87 degrees; 17.55’ low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early, later switching to Carolina rigs, spinnerbaits, Texas rigs and crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs under a slip cork. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worn–Glo) nightcrawlers.

PALO DURO :  56.14’ low. No report available.

POSSUM KINGDOM :  Water fairly clear; 79–87 degrees; 0.34’ high. Black bass are fair to good on spinnerbaits, Texas rigs, jigs and medium running crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on Road Runners. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on live shad and nightcrawlers.

SPENCE :  57.98’ low. No report available.

STAMFORD :  0.22’ low. No report available.

SWEETWATER :  Water off color; 79–86 degrees; 28.42’ low. No report available.

WHITE RIVER :  Water stained; 80–87 degrees; 14.81’ low. No report available.


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