Panhandle Plains Region Week of March 25, 2020

Alan Henry
GOOD. Water clear 55-57 degrees; 0.41' low. Black bass are great with spinners and swim jigs with a heavy pre-spawn bite. Crappie are fair on minnows off the pier. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait.
Arrowhead
FAIR. Water stained; 55-57 degrees; 0.49’ low. Largemouth bass are good in the south in less than 8 feet under boat docks, vegetation, and points with mainly jigs, and crankbait. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp with trotline success.
Cisco
FAIR. Water clear; 60-61 degrees; 2.40’ low. Largemouth bass are good staying shallow west lake with jigs and spinners. Sunfish are fair on minnows and worms fishing docks. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows under docks and shallow structure. Catfish are fair at night on nightcrawlers, liver, and cut shad all over the lake.
Coleman
FAIR. Slightly stained. 55-57 degrees. 0.59’ low. Hybrid stripers remain good in numbers. Largemouth bass are good on topwaters, jerkbaits, and bottom bumping on shelves in creeks and coves. Crappie and improving to fair on jigs. Catfish are fair with stinkbait and cut bait.
Ft. Phantom Hill
GOOD. Water stained; 58-59 degrees; 0.79’ high. White bass remain active in west lake and south on points. Black bass continues high movement all day in all parts of the creek and throughout standing timber. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on cut shad and stinkbait throughout the lake.
Hubbard Creek
FAIR. Water stained; 58-59 degrees; 0.17’ low. Largemouth bass remains great fishing around brush and standing timber with spinners, worms, and jigs. Crappie are good on live minnows. White bass are good deeper in the creeks. Catfish are fair on live and cut shad.
Meredith
SLOW. Water stained; 55-57 degrees; 46.50’ low. Black bass are fair in river structure with crankbaits, spinners, and minnows. It’s still a bit cold but improving inactivity. Walleye remain fair on crankbaits. Crappie are slow on jigs. Channel catfish are fair on cut bait and live bait near the dam.
Millers Creek
FAIR. Water stained; 54-55 degrees; 1.93’ high. Largemouth bass in flooded timber are fair, Wolf and Sulphur Creeks are good with soft plastics spinners and crankbaits. Spawn is almost upon us. Crappie are staying good on minnows and jigs. White bass and hybrids remain fair on rattle traps. Catfish are good in the upper lake with live, blood, and liver prepared baits.
Nasworthy
FAIR. Water Murky 59 degrees. 0.83’ low. Black bass are fair in shallow vegetation with spinners and crankbait picking up in catches with slow, shallow casts. Crappie have increased in numbers under docks and bridges on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on points. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits throughout the lake.
O.C. Fisher
FAIR. Water stained; 60 Degrees. 37.33’ low. Largemouth Bass are good in vegetation and coves moving shallower early and late with some traditional structures during the day. Crappie remain fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair fishing creek mouths and points to them. Catfish are fair with limited structure on live and cut bait.
O.H. Ivie
GOOD. Water clear; 60 degrees; 8.95’ low. Black bass are good pushing shallower structures. Crappie remain fair with live minnows and jigs. We have been catching crappie with regularity. Catfish are good on stinkbait, live, and cut bait. White bass are fair in creek structures with minnows.
Oak Creek
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 59 degrees; 0.97’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on topwater, artificial baits, and jigs. Work the creeks and mid-depth structures. Crappie are good in numbers on live minnows with coves, docks and in the river. White bass are fair. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, live bait, and cut bait.
Possum Kingdom
FAIR. Water clear; 58-60 degrees; 0.16’ low. Water temp increases this week have increased the largemouth bass catches. Try soft plastics, spinners, and crankbaits on points mid-day and shallower early and late. White bass are good. Crappie are increasing in coves and good shelter. Striped bass are slow. Catfish are good on cut shad.
Spence
FAIR. Water stained; 56-58 degrees; 36.15’ low. Largemouth are fair fishing minnows, worms, and spinnerbait, finding some sheltered warm water with vegetation and drops. White bass are fair off points and drops. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait.
Stamford
FAIR. Water stained; 56-58 degrees; 1.87’ low. In the south lake, largemouth bass are consistently fair on worms, spinners, and crankbait. Find the structure outside of coves and creeks. Crappie are good on minnows among stumps and drops. White bass are fair on live shad and slabs. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait.
Twin Buttes
FAIR. Water Stained. 56-58 Degrees. 7.48’ low. North Lake and Nasworthy remain the place to fish. Black bass are fair with topwater and quick-moving baits through structures. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are in creek channels. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits throughout the lake.
White River
SLOW. Water stained; 56-58 degrees; 20.86’ low. Drought conditions continue to be in place. Please check boat ramp access. It's been a rough winter fishing, but there are good signs of activity. Largemouth bass continue some success with worms and spinners off points and wanting to get shallower. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Walleye remains slow. Catfish are fair on live bait, cut bait, and stinkbait.

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