Panhandle Plains Region Week of September 19, 2018

Alan Henry
Water clear main lake, stained up the river; 77 degrees main lake, 79 up the creeks; 8.66' low. Black bass are fair on spoons, topwater baits early, Texas rigged 7" Power Worms and Z–Man TRDs. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow.
Arrowhead
Water fairly clear; 78–83 degrees; 3.96' low. Black bass are fair to good on swimbaits, shakyheads and buzzbaits. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.
Coleman
Water stained; 86–90 degrees; 4.52' low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse and watermelon Rat–L–Traps and Carolina rigged soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
Colorado City
Water fairly clear; 78–84 degrees; 19.18' low. Black bass are fair on chrome Rat–L–Traps, Texas rigs and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
Ft. Phantom Hill
Water off color; 77–83 degrees; 3.98' low. Black bass are fair to good on Rat–L–Traps, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows around deeper structure. Catfish are good on live and cut bait.
Greenbelt
Water off color; 75–82 degrees; 36.11' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
Hubbard Creek
Water off color; 79–84 degrees; 5.97' low. Black bass are fair to good on chrome or pearl crankbaits, Texas rigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on live and cut bait.
Mackenzie
Water stained; 85–91 degrees; 77.46' low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs around structure. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
Meredith
Water fairly clear; 84–89 degrees; 50.5' low. No reports on black bass. No reports of smallmouth bass or walleye. Bream and channel catfish are being caught in limited numbers.
Nasworthy
75–83 degrees; 1.38' low. Black bass are fair to good on shakyheads, swimbaits and Rat–L–Traps. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on live bait and nightcrawlers.
O.H. Ivie
Water stained; 77–83 degrees; 43.08' low. Black bass are fair to good on wacky rigged worms and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are good on cut and live bait.
Oak Creek
Water stained; 77–84 degrees; 7.05' low. Black bass are fair to good on squarebill crankbaits, shakyheads and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on live and cut bait.
Possum Kingdom
Water fairly clear; 77–83 degrees; 1.38' low. Black bass are fair to good on drop shot rigs, jigs and Carolina rigged Ring Fries. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs around structure in 15–20 feet. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are good on live and cut bait.
Spence
51.81' 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; 78–84 degrees; 0.95' low. Black bass are fair on chrome/black Rat–L–Traps, Texas rigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and live minnows around structure. White bass are fair on slabs. Blue catfish are fair to good on cut and live bait.
Sweetwater
Water off color; 76–83 degrees; 25.93' 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; 75–83 degrees; 24.6' low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters and Texas rigs. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

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