Panhandle Plains Region Week of July 21, 2021

Alan Henry
GOOD. Water clear 76 degrees; 1.12 feet high. Black bass remain good at daylight on topwater and shallower than 8 feet. Daytime is a much different story having to work a bit deeper structure with spinners, worms, jigs, Alabama Rigs, and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows seeking out the structures. Catfish are fair on live bait, cut bait and stink bait.
Arrowhead
FAIR. Water stained; 75-77 degrees; 0.30 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair with the best fishing early and late. Topwater has turned on early in habitats less than 10 feet, jigs in vegetation and above structure, and worms in the thick of the vegetation and structure. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs using large structure. Catfish are good on cheesebait, stinkbait and shrimp with some increased activity beyond dusk.
Cisco
GOOD. Water clear; 74 degrees; 0.54 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on crankbait and soft plastic rigs in the early mornings and later in the evenings fishing the northern portion of the lake. Sunfish are good on cutworms under structures or vegetation. Crappie remain fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish have been fair on stink bait, chicken livers, and cut shad.
Coleman
FAIR. Slightly stained. 77 degrees. 2.17 feet low. Hybrid stripers are fair on rattle traps chasing schools deeper preferring silver coloring. Largemouth bass are fair with topwater, worms, and jerkbaits just off the timber in deeper water and brush. Crappie remain good osn jigs off of points under larger dock. Catfish are fair with stink bait and cut bait.
Ft. Phantom Hill
GOOD. Water stained; 76 degrees; 1.09 feet high. White bass are fair on Alabama Rigs sticking to deep water by the spillway. Black bass are good using jigs and spinners in water depths 14-20 feet. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs in structures. Catfish are fair on cut shad and stinkbait all throughout the lake.
Greenbelt
SLOW. Water stained; 74 degrees; 37.27 feet low. Black bass are slow as due to the heat, fish deeper waters. Catfish are fair on live bait suspending bait 3 feet from the bottom. Walleye are fair as they have been harder this year than previous years. Sunfish and crappie are good fishing shallow structures with live bait. White bass are slow.
Hubbard Creek
GOOD. Water stained; 79 degrees; 0.10 feet high. Largemouth bass are fair in timber, thick vegetation, and drops nearby. Diving baits, worms and jigs have had success Crappie are fair in timber with jigs. White bass are good on deep points. Catfish are fair on live and cut shad.
Meredith
SLOW. Water stained; 75 degrees; 49.09 feet low. Black bass remain fair working new drops with crankbait, and bottom bumping worms. Walleye are great as the season dwindles fishing slowly along ledges and points with live worms, and minnows along points. Crappie are good with minnows, and jigs suspending over structure or under structure. Channel catfish are fair on cut bait and live bait near the dam.
Millers Creek
GOOD. Water stained; 79 degrees; 1.08 feet high. Largemouth bass are good on points, and fishing pondweed with worms, topwater frogs, and weedless jigs. Crappie are good in the timber with minnows. White bass are fair and schooling deep at the deepest spot off points. Catfish are fair mid-depth in coves with live, blood, and liver prepared baits.
Nasworthy
GOOD. Water Murky 75 degrees. 1.12 feet low. Black bass are great as heat drives bass to shelter and cover of deeper water. Worms, spinners, and crankbait are good suspending above brush and fallen timber. Crappie are good but slowing with jigs. White bass are fair mid depth. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits throughout the lake.
O.C. Fisher
FAIR. Water stained; 64 Degrees. 43.24 feet low. Largemouth Bass are fair on spinners, worms and crankbait along the rip rap, and drops. Crappie are good on minnows near similar drops and some bigger humps. White bass are fair schooling some early but mainly deep late in the day. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, live and cut bait.
O.H. Ivie
GOOD. Water clear; 77 degrees; 13.84 feet low. Black bass remain fair as the summer slowdown is close. Fishing deep, for cool structures will be the key using crankbait and worms in quiet natural colors. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are good on stink bait, live, and cut bait. White bass are fair in cool water deep.
Oak Creek
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 77 degrees; 3.56 feet low. Largemouth bass remain good at first light with topwater. Moving to structures like boulders, fallen timber, and flooded vegetation with Texas rigged worms, crankbait, and jigs. Crappie are good on live minnows suspended and jigs moving through and under structure. White bass are fair in deepest parts of the lake. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, live bait, and cut bait.
Possum Kingdom
FAIR. Water slightly stained; 80 degrees; 0.2 feet high. Black bass are fair on deep rocky drops on the lower end of the lake. Docks have provided good structure throughout the lake fishing soft plastic worms, crankbaits, and minnow imitating bait. White bass remain good on small crankbait under black bass. Crappie are good shooting jigs around submerged rocks, docks in the late afternoon. Striped bass have picked up slightly to fair mainly running mid-lake. Catfish are good on cut shad with increased activity at night.
Spence
FAIR. Water stained; 77 degrees. Black bass are fair working steep rocky ledges, and deep structures. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Hybrid bass are slow. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait coming out from flats to deeper water.
Stamford
FAIR. Water stained; 75-76 degrees; 1.45 feet high. Largemouth bass are good fishing north near the dam and plant depths on Carolina rigged soft plastic worms and jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs on fallen timber and humps. White bass are fair on points with live shad. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait.
Twin Buttes
FAIR. Water Stained. 73 Degrees. 12.57 feet low. Black bass are fair sticking to the west side in the afternoons for the shade. Points, and ledges are also good, but the heat drives the fish to surface or submerged shade. Crappie are good on humps on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow deep. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits.
White River
SLOW. Water stained; 76 degrees; 18.77 feet low. Drought conditions continue to be in place. Please check boat ramp access. Largemouth bass continue to be fair deep using rocks, vegetation, and drops fishing minnows, bumping worms, jigs, and crankbait. Crappie are fair on jigs above vegetation and in structures less than 7 feet. Walleye remain good running rocky ledges needing more coaxing on spinners and crankbait. Channel Catfish are good on live bait, cut bait, and stink bait.

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