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Panhandle Plains Fishing Reports

Week of July 1, 2015

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ALAN HENRY :  Water stained; 79–86 degrees; 0.3’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, Senkos and medium running shad pattern crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worm–Glo) nightcrawlers.

ARROWHEAD :  Water off color; 78–87 degrees; 0.21’ high. One ramp open and few anglers have been on the lake.

BROWNWOOD :  Water murky; 78–82 degrees; 0.41’ low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on Pop–R’s and crankbaits in 12–16 feet, and on minnows and jigs under lights at night. Crappie are good on minnows and white or shad Li’l Fishies in 9–12 feet. Channel catfish to 5 pounds are good on trotlines and juglines baited with cheesebait and cut shad in the river mouths. Yellow catfish to 10 pounds are good on trotlines baited with cut perch and shad in 8–12 feet.

COLEMAN :  Water murky; 71–75 degrees; 9.41’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon Rat–L–Traps and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are good on live shad near the park. Crappie are good on minnows at night. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLORADO CITY :  21.37’ low. No report available.

FT. PHANTOM HILL :  Water clear; 80–88 degrees; 12.91’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

GREENBELT :  34.67’ low. No report available.

HUBBARD CREEK :  Water off color; 81–89 degrees; 20.23’ low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early, later switching to Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and live shad.

MACKENZIE :  72.66’ low. No report available.

MEREDITH :  70.14’ low. No report available.

NASWORTHY :  No report available.

O.H. IVIE :  Water stained; 79–86 degrees; 43.14’ low. Black bass are good on Yellow Magics early, later switching to Texas rigs, Senkos and 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; 18.59’ low. Black bass are fair to good on buzzbaits early, later switching to Texas rigs and 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 :  56.13’ low. No report available.

POSSUM KINGDOM :  Water fairly clear; 79–87 degrees; 0.35’ high. Black bass are fair to good on spinnerbaits, Texas rigs, jigs and medium running crankbaits. 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 :  62.29’ low. No report available.

STAMFORD :  0.88’ low. No report available.

SWEETWATER :  Water off color; 79–86 degrees; 27.97’ low. No report available.

WHITE RIVER :  Water stained; 80–87 degrees; 15.88’ low. No report available.


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