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Panhandle Plains Fishing Reports

Week of January 28, 2015

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ALAN HENRY :  Water stained; 42–46 degrees; 9.56’ low. Black bass are fair on jigs and shakyheads. No report on crappie. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worm–Glo) nightcrawlers.

ARROWHEAD :  Water off color; 41–45 degrees; 19.53’ low. One ramp open and few anglers have been on the lake.

BROWNWOOD :  Water clear; 52–56 degrees; 12.42’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse jigs, crankbaits, and watermelon worms in 10–25 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on Li’l Fishies and minnows over brush piles in 10–25 feet. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, minnows and frozen shrimp in 10–20 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLEMAN :  Water clear; 56–60 degrees; 19.22’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon and dark red soft plastics, Rat–L–Traps, and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLORADO CITY :  23.01’ low. No report available.

FT. PHANTOM HILL :  Water clear; 42–45 degrees; 17.42’ low. Black bass are fair on jigs and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on cut bait.

GREENBELT :  44.80’ low. No report available.

HUBBARD CREEK :  Water off color; 42–46 degrees; 29.89’ low. Black bass are fair on jigs, Texas rigs and drop shot rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

MACKENZIE :  90.47’ low. No report available.

MEREDITH :  78.7’ low. No report available.

NASWORTHY :  No report available.

O.H. IVIE :  Water stained; 42–46 degrees; 43.43’ low. Black bass are fair on jigs, Texas rigs and drop shot rigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows. Catfish are fair on live bait.

OAK CREEK :  Water stained; 41–45 degrees; 25.52’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, drop shot rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worn–Glo) nightcrawlers.

PALO DURO :  58.22’ low. No report available.

POSSUM KINGDOM :  Water fairly clear; 42–47 degrees; 14.63’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, shakyheads and jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

SPENCE :  73.63’ low. No report available.

STAMFORD :  17.16’ low. No report available.

SWEETWATER :  Water murky; 42–46 degrees; 28.2’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

WHITE RIVER :  Water stained; 41–45 degrees; 29.28’ low. No report available.


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