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Panhandle Plains Fishing Reports

Week of February 3, 2016

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ALAN HENRY :  1.77’ low. No reports due to winter weather.

ARROWHEAD :  0.33’ high. No reports due to winter weather.

COLEMAN :  Water murky; 45–49 degrees; 4.44’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on green striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, liver, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLORADO CITY :  19.9’ low. No report available.

FT. PHANTOM HILL :  Water murky; 45–52 degrees; 0.26’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and split shot rigged Rattlesnakes. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

GREENBELT :  33.63’ low. No report available.

HUBBARD CREEK :  Water off color; 47–55 degrees; 14.02’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, Rat–L–Traps and jigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and live shad.

MACKENZIE :  71.35’ low. No report available.

MEREDITH :  58.36’ low. No report available.

NASWORTHY :  43–54 degrees; 1.25’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and jigs. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

O.H. IVIE :  Water stained; 48–54 degrees; 46.06’ low. Black bass are fair on Senkos with a 1/16 oz. bullet weight, Texas rigs, jigs and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs fished shallow. Catfish are fair to good on live bait.

OAK CREEK :  Water stained; 44–53 degrees; 15.45’ low. Black bass are fair on drop shot rigs, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worn–Glo) nightcrawlers.

PALO DURO :  52.58’ low. No report available.

POSSUM KINGDOM :  Water off color; 48–57 degrees; 0.11’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, spinnerbaits, drop shot rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on live shad and nightcrawlers.

SPENCE :  55.4’ low. No report available.

STAMFORD :  0.73’ high. No report available.

SWEETWATER :  Water off color; 43–52 degrees; 28.14’ low. No report available.

WHITE RIVER :  Water stained; 44–54 degrees; 16.42’ low. No reports due to winter weather.


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