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Panhandle Plains Fishing Reports

Week of March 25, 2015

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ALAN HENRY :  Water stained; 51–56 degrees; 9.96’ low. Black bass are fair on Senkos, Rat–L–Traps, shakyheads 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; 52–57 degrees; 19.6’ low. One ramp open and few anglers have been on the lake.

BROWNWOOD :  Water clear; 51–55 degrees; 12.53’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse jigs and watermelon soft plastics in 10–30 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 10–30 feet. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, minnows, and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLEMAN :  Water clear; 54–58 degrees; 19.39’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon red soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits, and on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, liver, and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLORADO CITY :  23.15’ low. No report available.

FT. PHANTOM HILL :  Water clear; 51–56 degrees; 16.86’ low. Black bass are fair on flukes, Rat–L–Traps and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and live minnows. Catfish are fair on cut bait.

GREENBELT :  44.32’ low. No report available.

HUBBARD CREEK :  Water off color; 52–57 degrees; 30.5’ low. Black bass are fair to good on drop shot rigs, Rat–L–Traps and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and live shad.

MACKENZIE :  90.65’ low. No report available.

MEREDITH :  78.25’ low. No report available.

NASWORTHY :  No report available.

O.H. IVIE :  Water stained; 52–57 degrees; 43.27’ low. Black bass are fair on shallow running crankbaits, Rat–L–Traps and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs (moving shallow). Catfish are fair to good on live bait.

OAK CREEK :  Water stained; 51–55 degrees; 25.71’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs under a slip cork. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worn–Glo) nightcrawlers.

PALO DURO :  59.04’ low. No report available.

POSSUM KINGDOM :  Water fairly clear; 52–56 degrees; 14.3’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, split shot weighted flukes and Rat–L–Traps. 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 :  74.63’ low. No report available.

STAMFORD :  17.01’ low. No report available.

SWEETWATER :  Water off color; 51–56 degrees; 28.38’ low. No report available.

WHITE RIVER :  Water stained; 51–57 degrees; 29.56’ low. No report available.


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