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Panhandle Plains Fishing Reports

Week of August 26, 2015

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ALAN HENRY :  Water stained; 79–86 degrees; 0.66’ low. Black bass are fair to good on buzzbaits early, later switching to Texas rigs, Senkos and 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; 0.38’ low. No report available.

BROWNWOOD :  Water stained; 85–89 degrees; 0.84’ low. Black bass are good on redbug Grande Bass worms, Bass Hogg spinnerbaits, and watermelon red Berkley saber tails over brush piles in 10–15 feet. Hybrid striper are good drifting shad around docks at night. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies and minnows off lighted docks at night. Crappie are good on minnows and Li’l Fishies in 10–20 feet. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with cut bait and chicken livers. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch.

COLEMAN :  Water murky; 84–88 degrees; 6.43’ low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed soft plastic worms and lizards. Hybrid striper are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLORADO CITY :  18.82’ low. No report available.

FT. PHANTOM HILL :  Water clear; 80–88 degrees; 7.37’ low. Black bass are fair on drop shot rigs, Texas rigs and medium running crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

GREENBELT :  35.16’ low. No report available.

HUBBARD CREEK :  Water off color; 81–89 degrees; 18.43’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Zara Spooks early, later switching Texas rigs, shallow to medium running crankbaits and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and live shad.

MACKENZIE :  70.84’ low. No report available.

MEREDITH :  62.63’ low. No report available.

NASWORTHY :  No report available.

O.H. IVIE :  Water stained; 79–86 degrees; 42.57’ low. Black bass are good on Zara Spooks early, later switching to Senkos, Texas rigs and square bill 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; 18.49’ low. Black bass are fair to good on buzzbaits early, later switching to Carolina 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 :  53.12’ low. No report available.

POSSUM KINGDOM :  Water fairly clear; 79–87 degrees; 0.29’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Carolina rigs, drop shot rigs, Texas rigs and DD22s. 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 :  58.99’ low. No report available.

STAMFORD :  0.79’ low. No report available.

SWEETWATER :  Water off color; 79–86 degrees; 29.09’ low. No report available.

WHITE RIVER :  Water stained; 80–87 degrees; 15.66’ low. No report available.


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