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Panhandle Plains Region Week of July 15, 2020

Alan Henry
GOOD. Water clear 83 degrees; 0.04’ high. Black bass remain good in 2-6 feet depth at daylight, and evening working points, ledges, and larger brush piles. C-rigged worms, topwater, and crankbaits are still best. Crappie are good suspended over brush, or in the shade. Catfish are fair on live bait, cut bait, and stinkbait.
Arrowhead
FAIR. Water stained; 83 degrees; 0.15’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on topwater, jigs, plastic worms, and light-colored spinners being agile to a variety of spots. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs understructure. Catfish are good on cheese bait, stinkbait, and shrimp, with some increased activity beyond dusk.
Cisco
FAIR. Water clear; 81 degrees; 3.94’ low. Largemouth bass are fair off the many points Cisco offers. Catches are between 20 feet and 10 feet structures on jigs, spinners, and jerk bait. Sunfish are good on cutworms mainly under docks and piers. Crappie remain fair on mostly jigs coming out 4-5 feet away from structure. Catfish have been fair on stinkbait, chicken livers, and cut shad.
Coleman
FAIR. Slightly stained. 82 degrees. 1.02’ low. Hybrid stripers are good and feisty, hitting topwater and chasing fast rattle traps. Largemouth bass remain fair early and late with a variety of topwaters. Reachable brush piles are good with worms and jerkbaits. Crappie remain good on jigs off of points under larger docks. Catfish are fair with stinkbait and cut bait.
Ft. Phantom Hill
FAIR. Water stained; 83 degrees; 0.87’ low. White bass are fair near the spillway below 18 feet on small crankbaits and Alabama rigs. Black bass are good slowly fishing rock and established brush suspending between 16 and 20 feet on jigs and spinners. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs in structures. Catfish are fair on cut shad and stinkbait throughout the lake.
Hubbard Creek
FAIR. Water stained; 84 degrees; 1.38’ low. Largemouth bass are fair working the same established structures with decent speed on diving baits, worms, and jigs. Topwater success is limited, but so much fun at daylight. Crappie are fair in timber with jigs. White bass are good on deep points. Catfish are fair on live and cut shad.
Meredith
FAIR. Water stained; 81 degrees; 48.49’ low. Black bass are fair by North Canyon and the dam in deep water. Some bass just won't bite, but bottom bumping worms have been drawing their attention. Walleye are good off steep dropping rock points with worms and minnows. Crappie are fair with minnows and jigs understructure. Channel catfish are fair on cut bait and live bait near the dam.
Millers Creek
GOOD. Water stained; 81 degrees; 0.64’ high. Largemouth bass are good fishing the north side of the lake for the depth and structures with buzzbait, Jigs, worms, and topwater frogs. Crappie are good in the timber with minnows. White bass are fair and schooling deep at the deepest spot off points. Catfish are decent mid-depth in coves with live, blood, and liver prepared baits.
Nasworthy
GOOD. Water stained; 83 degrees. 0.83’ low. Black bass are great, and they are finding the hidden structure of deeper water. Rely on your fish finders and good tackle with worms, spinners, and crankbait. Crappie are good with minnows. White bass are fair pretty deep flashing spoons or Alabama rigs. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits throughout the lake.
O.C. Fisher
FAIR. Water stained; 82 Degrees. 39.24’ low. Largemouth Bass are fair still working rip rap, and drops. There is light success early on topwater. Crappie are good on minnows finding shady covered water. White bass are fair searching the depths of points. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, live, and cut bait.
O.H. Ivie
GOOD. Water clear; 81 degrees; 10.41’ low. Black bass are fair, still slumping a bit with the heat. Brush and man-made holes have a decent amount of fish, along with drops and ledges with crankbaits, jigs, and worms. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, live, and cut bait. White bass are fair in cool water deep.
Oak Creek
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 84 degrees; 2.37’ low. Largemouth bass are best at first light with topwater. Daytime and later afternoons stick to fallen timber and flooded vegetation with Texas rigged worms, crankbait, and jigs. Crappie are good on live minnows suspended under or above the structure. White bass are fair, staying deep off points. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, live bait, and cut bait.
Possum Kingdom
FAIR. Water slightly stained; 80 degrees; 0.20’ low. Black bass are fair on steep rocky drops, docks, and flooded vegetation on soft plastic worms, crankbanks, and minnows. White bass remain good on small crankbait between 20-30 feet. Crappie are good on jigs under docks and mid-depth structures. Striped bass are fair trolling deep channels. Catfish are good on cut shad with increased activity at night.
Spence
SLOW. Water stained; 82 degrees; 38.20’ low. Consistent black bass habitats haven’t been possible, and there are no honey holes from years previous. Deep structures such as ledges and brush piles are all worth trying on worms, and crankbait. White bass are slow and scattered. Crappie are slow to fair being very aggressive. Hybrid bass are slow. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait coming out from flats to deeper water.
Stamford
FAIR. Water stained; 82 degrees; 0.71’’ high. Black bass are good in the depths around 18-26 feet near the dam. Also, fish points and deep drops testing the lake floor with plastic worms, crankbaits, and jigs. Crappie are fair, reaching the hard to reach places on fallen timber as the structure. White bass are fair on points with live shad. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait.
Twin Buttes
FAIR. Water Stained. 81 Degrees. 9.17’ low. Black bass are fair, with primary success coming later in the afternoons. Shady structure is best with most bass staying between 10-20” depths with soft plastic worms Carolina rigged, Alabama rigs, or crankbait. Crappie remain good on humps with minnows and jigs. White bass have increased in activity but still slow with tossing the Alabama rigs. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits.
White River
SLOW. Water stained; 81 degrees; 22.27’ low. Drought conditions continue to be in place. Please check boat ramp access. Largemouth bass are deep roaming around larger boulders, other hard to find cover and humps reeling with worms, jigs, Flashing bait, and crankbait. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows on humps and island structures. Walleye are good running rocky drops below 8 feet. Channel catfish are good on live bait, cut bait, and stinkbait.

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