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Panhandle Plains Fishing Reports

Week of March 4, 2015

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ALAN HENRY :  Water stained; 42–46 degrees; 9.92’ low. Black bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps, jigs and Texas rigs. No report on crappie. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worm–Glo) nightcrawlers.

ARROWHEAD :  Water off color; 41–45 degrees; 19.69’ low. One ramp open and few anglers have been on the lake.

BROWNWOOD :  Water clear; 51–55 degrees; 12.63’ low. Black bass are good on black/blue Bass Hogg jigs, crankbaits, and soft plastic worms over brush piles. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies off lighted docks. Crappie are fair on Li’l Fishies and minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on cut bait and nightcrawlers over baited holes. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLEMAN :  Water clear; 54–58 degrees; 19.48’ low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin 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 :  23.16’ low. No report available.

FT. PHANTOM HILL :  Water clear; 42–45 degrees; 17.18’ low. Black bass are fair on chrome Rat–L–Traps and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on cut bait.

GREENBELT :  44.46’ low. No report available.

HUBBARD CREEK :  Water off color; 42–46 degrees; 30.31’ low. Black bass are fair on chatterbaits, Rat–L–Traps and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

MACKENZIE :  90.61’ low. No report available.

MEREDITH :  78.37’ low. No report available.

NASWORTHY :  No report available.

O.H. IVIE :  Water stained; 42–46 degrees; 43.08’ low. Black bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps, jigs and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows. Catfish are fair on live bait.

OAK CREEK :  Water stained; 41–45 degrees; 25.69’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, Texas rigs and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worn–Glo) nightcrawlers.

PALO DURO :  58.77’ low. No report available.

POSSUM KINGDOM :  Water fairly clear; 42–47 degrees; 14.5’ low. Black bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps and jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to on shiners and nightcrawlers.

SPENCE :  74.4’ low. No report available.

STAMFORD :  17.31’ low. No report available.

SWEETWATER :  Water off color; 42–46 degrees; 28.4’ low. No report available.

WHITE RIVER :  Water stained; 41–45 degrees; 29.47’ low. No report available.


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