Panhandle Plains Region Week of January 19, 2022

Alan Henry
GOOD. Water clear; 50 degrees; 3.96 feet low. Fishing at Alan Henry continues to be excellent. As the cold fronts roll through fishing will slow then pick up.. Bass are good using football head jigs and spoons off ledges in 30-40 feet of water. The crappie are good on crappie jigs tipped with minnows. Report by Phillip Pool, Gone Fish’n Guide Service.
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 40-44 degrees; 2.40 feet low. The weather forecast is looking good as we head into the weekend. The winds are forecasted to pick up on Sunday, but the should shine. Catfish are good on the shallow flats and in deeper water on fresh cut shad. The crappie are slow, using minnows and jigs in deeper water around the derricks and on brush piles. Report by Brandon Brown, Brown’s Guide Service.
GOOD. Water clear; 43 degrees; 3.36 feet low. Lake water is clear and the fishing is slow, but anticipating the lake water to turn over after the northern winds. During turnover the water will be murky and fishing slow, but their is usually a good bite just before and right after as the water clears up. Catfish and crappie are biting on live minnows. Report by Jason Miller, Lake Cisco Rentals.
FAIR. Slightly stained; 45 degrees; 1.53 feet low. Hybrid stripers are fair on rattletraps 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 on jigs off of points. Catfish are fair with stink bait and cut bait.
Ft. Phantom Hill
GOOD. Water stained; 43 degrees; 1.25 feet low. White bass are in 4-7 feet of water biting on hardstyle crankbaits. Docks are also productive this time of year.
SLOW. Water stained; 40 degrees; 40.33 feet low. No fishing reports coming in. The cold temperatures have the shallows and creeks freezing over. The water level is low, and the boat ramp is still open. Expect fishing to pick up in March.
Hubbard Creek
EXCELLENT. Water Stained; 51 degrees; 2.68 feet low. White bass are good in 30-35 feet of water using small swimbaits, or slabs worked slow off the bottom. Report submitted by Clay Lohse, Respect the Fish Guide Service.
GOOD. Water stained; 50 degrees; 52.00 feet low. Walleye and trout are good in 35-40 feet of water with minnows being the ticket. Report by Kenneth Wysong, SharKens Honey hole.
Millers Creek
GOOD. Water stained; 40 degrees; 1.85 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair using deep diving crankbaits and Alabama rigs. Crappie are good in the timber with minnows. White bass are fair and schooling deep off points. Catfish are fair mid-depth in coves with live and prepared bait.
GOOD. Water murky; 45 degrees. 0.57 feet low. Black bass are fair using deep diving crankbaits and swimbaits. Crappie are fair with jigs and minnows in the brush piles. White bass are fair schooling chasing shad. Catfish are good on cheese bait and cut bait.
O.C. Fisher
FAIR. Water stained; 42 degrees. 42.16 feet low. Cold front will dip the temperature down, but warm up as the week progresses. Mild winds and warmer temperatures should make for comfortable fishing. Largemouth bass and white bass are fair on crankbaits and Alabama rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and small jigs in deep brush piles. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on stink bait, live, and cut bait.
O.H. Ivie
GOOD. Water clear; 50 degrees; 16.09 feet low. The bass fishing has been good on swimbaits, jerkbaits and Texas rigs with a creature off the points. Crappie are good using Crappie jigs in 15-20 feet of water. Report by Brandon Burks, Burks Fishing Livescope Trips.
Oak Creek
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 50 degrees; 5.87 feet low. Temperatures should bounce up some after the cold front and the wind should be mild making for pleasant fishing. Catfish are good on the bottom using dough bait or shrimp. Crappie fair, look to deep brush piles using minnows and jigs. Bass are slow with smaller sized fish biting in deep water on deep diving crankbaits and Alabama rigs.
Possum Kingdom
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 45-53 degrees; 1.27 feet low. Striped and sand bass fishing is absolutely amazing. Chartreuse and silver flukes, jigs and spoons continue to be the best baits. Deadsticking is also producing some great catches. Live shad are also bringing on the bite. Stripers can be found from mid-lake to north up the river. Crappie are good on deeper structure. Report by TJ Ranft, Ranft Guide Service.
FAIR. Water stained; 53 degrees. 38.43 feet low. Crappie are fair in deeper brush piles using minnows and jigs. Bass are fair on deep diving crankbaits. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait coming out from flats to deeper water. Blue cats are biting on chicken liver.
FAIR. Water stained; 45 degrees; 1.51 feet low. Fishing has been hit-and-miss jigging with crappie minnows. Reports of good size bass being caught. Crappie and catfish are slow.
Twin Buttes
SLOW. Water stained. 50 degrees. 12.52 feet low. Cold front will dip the temperature down, but warm up as the week progresses. The wind is going to be mild starting Saturday. White bass are fair in 25-28 feet of water biting equally on jigs or live bait. Crappie are fair in 28-30 feet of water using live bait and jigs. Catfish are slow. Report by Captain Michael Peterson, 4 Reel Fun Guide Service.
White River
SLOW. Water stained; 45 degrees; 21.84 feet low. Cold front will dip the temperature down, but warm up as the week progresses with milder wind than we have seen. The crappie bite has slowed, with a few catches around the pier in 4-6 feet of water using chartreuse colored jigs tipped with crappie bait.

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