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Panhandle Plains Fishing Reports

Week of December 17, 2014

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ALAN HENRY :  Water stained; 48–55 degrees; 9.94’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, jigs and flutter spoons. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on chartreuse (use Worm–Glo) nightcrawlers.

ARROWHEAD :  Water off color; 45–52 degrees; 19.42’ low. One ramp open and few anglers have been on the lake.

BROWNWOOD :  Water clear; 60–64 degrees; 12.34’ low. Black bass are good on Bass Hogg spinnerbaits, craw colored jigs, and craw colored crankbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies, minnows, and shad colored crankbaits off lighted docks at night. Crappie are good on Li’l Fishies and red tube jigs under lights at night. Channel catfish are good on live bait over baited holes. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLEMAN :  Water clear; 63–67 degrees; 19.02’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are good on live minnows. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLORADO CITY :  22.93’ low. No report available.

FT. PHANTOM HILL :  Water clear; 47–55 degrees; 17.61’ low. Black bass are fair on jigs and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on cut bait.

GREENBELT :  45.1’ low. No report available.

HUBBARD CREEK :  Water off color; 48–53 degrees; 29.46’ low. Black bass are fair on jigs, Texas rigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

MACKENZIE :  90.32’ low. No report available.

MEREDITH :  78.91’ low. No report available.

NASWORTHY :  No report available.

O.H. IVIE :  Water stained; 46–51 degrees; 42.61’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, jigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs shallow.

OAK CREEK :  Water stained; 47–53 degrees; 25.37’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, drop shot rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and live minnows. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worn–Glo) nightcrawlers.

PALO DURO :  57.6’ low. No report available.

POSSUM KINGDOM :  Water fairly clear; 48–55 degrees; 14.71’ low. Black bass are fair on drop shot rigs, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on slab. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

SPENCE :  72.71’ low. No report available.

STAMFORD :  17.09’ low. No report available.

SWEETWATER :  Water murky; 43–52 degrees; 28.27’ low. Black bass are fair on flutter spoons, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on prepared bait.

WHITE RIVER :  Water stained; 44–51 degrees; 29.18’ low. No report available.


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