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Panhandle Plains Fishing Reports

Week of April 22, 2015

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ALAN HENRY :  Water stained; 68–73 degrees; 9.99’ low. Black bass are fair on flukes, Senkos and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs under a slip cork. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worm–Glo) nightcrawlers.

ARROWHEAD :  Water off color; 67–71 degrees; 19.37’ low. One ramp open and few anglers have been on the lake.

BROWNWOOD :  Water stained; 66–70 degrees; 12.71’ low. Black bass to 7 pounds are excellent on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Shaky Head and Bass Hogg jigs in 4–10 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are excellent on minnows, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits in 2–6 feet. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLEMAN :  Water clear; 62–66 degrees; 19.53’ low. Black bass are fair on soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLORADO CITY :  23.36’ low. No report available.

FT. PHANTOM HILL :  Water clear; 66–71 degrees; 16.06’ low. Black bass are fair on chatterbaits, flukes and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and live minnows in 2–8 feet. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

GREENBELT :  44.21’ low. No report available.

HUBBARD CREEK :  Water off color; 66–71 degrees; 31.23’ low. Black bass are fair to good on shallow running crankbaits, Texas rigs and chartreuse or white spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and live shad.

MACKENZIE :  91.1’ low. No report available.

MEREDITH :  78.47’ low. No report available.

NASWORTHY :  No report available.

O.H. IVIE :  Water stained; 66–72 degrees; 45.04’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigs, weightless Grande Bass Rattlesnakes and buzzbaits. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs fished shallow. Catfish are fair to good on live bait.

OAK CREEK :  Water stained; 67–72 degrees; 25.64’ low. Black bass are fair to good on chatterbaits, Texas rigs and split shot rigged flukes. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs under a slip cork. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worn–Glo) nightcrawlers.

PALO DURO :  59.87’ low. No report available.

POSSUM KINGDOM :  Water fairly clear; 66–72 degrees; 13.94’ low. Black bass are fair to good on spinnerbaits, Texas rigs, weightless Senkos and finesse jigs. 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 :  70.94’ low. No report available.

STAMFORD :  16.91’ low. No report available.

SWEETWATER :  Water off color; 65–71 degrees; 28.52’ low. No report available.

WHITE RIVER :  Water stained; 66–71 degrees; 29.62’ low. No report available.


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