Panhandle Plains Region Week of May 23, 2018

Alan Henry
Water clear main lake, stained up the river; 79 degrees main lake, 83 up the creeks; 5.73' low. Black bass are fair on topwaters, weightless flukes, and shakyheads with trick worms, Senkos and chatterbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow on live perch and live worms.
Arrowhead
Water fairly clear; 79–85 degrees; 1.63' low. Black bass are fair on Senkos, Texas rigs and chrome Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.
Coleman
Water stained; 77–81 degrees; 3.16' low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on striper jigs and grubs. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Colorado City
16.88' low. After a period of drought, this lake caught water and boating is now allowed. However, it is not currently recommended for fishing due to severe golden alga blooms.
Ft. Phantom Hill
Water off color; 79–87 degrees; 3.16' low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are good on live and cut bait.
Greenbelt
Water off color; 78–84 degrees; 33.5' low. Black bass are fair on pearl shallow running crankbaits, Texas rigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on live and cut bait.
Hubbard Creek
Water off color; 79–88 degrees; 4.01' low. Black bass are fair on chatterbaits, Texas rigs and flukes. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on live and cut bait.
Mackenzie
Water stained; 79–85 degrees; 75.64' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and split shot rigged flukes. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs around structure. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and live baitfish.
Meredith
Water fairly clear; 78–87 degrees; 48.49' low. No reports on black bass. No reports of smallmouth bass or walleye. Bream and channel catfish are being caught in limited numbers.
Nasworthy
78–87 degrees; 1.41' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigs, pearl shallow running crankbaits and chrome Rat–L–Traps. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on live bait and nightcrawlers.
O.H. Ivie
Water stained; 79–88 degrees; 40.03' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, jigs and Senkos. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are good on cut and live bait.
Oak Creek
Water stained; 78–86 degrees; 11.74' low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, split shot rigged flukes and chrome Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair on jigs and live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on live and cut bait.
Possum Kingdom
Water fairly clear; 78–87 degrees; 1.19' low. Black bass are fair to good on jigs, drop shot rigs, Texas rigs and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on live minnow. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are good on live and cut bait.
Spence
52.85' low. No report on black bass. No report on crappie. Catfish are fair on live bait, cut bait and nightcrawlers.
Stamford
Water stained to muddy; 80–87 degrees; 1.82' low. Black bass are fair to good on small swimbaits, Senkos and shad pattern crankbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs and live minnows. White bass are fair on slabs and tail spinners. Blue catfish are good on cut and live bait.
Sweetwater
Water off color; 78–86 degrees; 25.49' low. This lake is currently experiencing a fish kill due to golden alga. Biologists are monitoring the situation and will post updates as they become available.
White River
Water stained; 79–88 degrees; 22.77' low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs and squarebill crankbaits. No reports on crappie. Catfish are good on live bait.

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