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Panhandle Plains Fishing Reports

Week of September 2, 2015

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ALAN HENRY :  Water stained; 79–86 degrees; 0.88’ low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early, later switching to Texas rigged blue fleck worms, spinnerbaits and shallow running crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worm–Glo) nightcrawlers.

ARROWHEAD :  Water off color; 82–88 degrees; 0.53’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and Texas rigs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

BROWNWOOD :  Water stained; 85–89 degrees; 1.01’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits over brush piles in 15–25 feet. Hybrid striper are fair on shad in Hybrid Alley. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and minnows at night. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with cut bait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with cut bait and chicken livers.

COLEMAN :  Water murky; 84–88 degrees; 6.57’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Rat–L–Traps and spinnerbaits, and on chartreuse soft plastics. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. Crappie are good on minnows at night. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch and chicken livers. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLORADO CITY :  18.96’ low. No report available.

FT. PHANTOM HILL :  Water clear; 80–88 degrees; 7.57’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, Texas rigs and crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

GREENBELT :  35.35’ low. No report available.

HUBBARD CREEK :  Water off color; 81–89 degrees; 18.63’ low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early, later switching Texas rigs, shallow to medium running crankbaits and Carolina rigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and live shad.

MACKENZIE :  70.75’ low. No report available.

MEREDITH :  62.61’ low. No report available.

NASWORTHY :  1.01’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, jigs and spinnerbaits. No reports on crappie or catfish.

O.H. IVIE :  Water stained; 79–86 degrees; 42.99’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters early, later switching to Texas rigs, shakyheads, jigs and shallow running crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs fished shallow. Catfish are fair to good on live bait.

OAK CREEK :  Water stained; 79–87 degrees; 18.7’ low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early, later switching to Carolina rigs, jigs and shad pattern crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs under a slip cork. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worn–Glo) nightcrawlers.

PALO DURO :  53.5’ low. No report available.

POSSUM KINGDOM :  Water fairly clear; 79–87 degrees; 0.43’ low. Black bass are fair to good on spinnerbaits, Carolina rigs, drop shot rigs and medium running crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on live shad and nightcrawlers.

SPENCE :  59.32’ low. No report available.

STAMFORD :  0.95’ low. No report available.

SWEETWATER :  Water off color; 79–86 degrees; 29.29’ low. No report available.

WHITE RIVER :  Water stained; 80–87 degrees; 15.86’ low. No report available.


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