Panhandle Plains Region Week of October 28, 2020

Alan Henry
GOOD. Water clear 65 degrees; 3.36’ low. Black bass are good with many large fish to be caught this time of year in 20-30 feet depth. Work mid-depth structures to shallow are worked for success with vegetation and stumps with topwater, plastic worms, and crankbait. Crappie are good with jigs under docks. Catfish are fair on live bait, cut bait, and stinkbait.
Arrowhead
FAIR. Water stained; 64 degrees; 0.26’ low. Largemouth bass are good working creeks on jigs and spinners with some deeper activity kicking off with bass seeking warm water. White bass are fair deep or feeding mid-lake. Crappie are fair on jigs on big structures. Catfish are good on cheese bait, stinkbait, and minnows.
Cisco
FAIR. Water clear; 64 degrees; 5.05’ low. Largemouth bass are fair staying north and not getting too far from vegetation and their close structures with topwater poppers and weedless jigs. Sunfish are good with cover fishing nightcrawlers and cutworms using shallower docks. Crappie are fair with jigs using docks and brush just out of vegetation. Catfish are good catching every day and night on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, chicken livers, and cut shad.
Coleman
FAIR. Slightly stained. 67 degrees. 2.53’ low. Hybrid stripers are good on rattletraps seeing schools feeding on the surface. Largemouth bass are good on rocks, vegetation, and drops. The best bait is topwater, followed by worms, spinners, crankbaits, and jerkbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs in Northlake structures. Catfish are fair with stinkbait and cut bait.
Ft. Phantom Hill
GOOD. Water stained; 69 degrees; 1.47’ low. White bass are fair on Alabama rigs, with some surface feeding occurring. Black bass are fair. Deeper water has been better with crankbaits and worms. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad and stinkbait throughout the lake.
Hubbard Creek
FAIR. Water stained; 67 degrees; 1.74’ low. Largemouth bass are good working timber, vegetation, and creeks on lighter colored soft plastics with speed. Crappie are good on jigs fishing creeks. White bass are fair over brush and in creeks on small crankbaits. Sunfish are always fair on worms. Catfish are fair on live and cut shad.
Meredith
FAIR. Water stained; 61 degrees; 50.77’ low. Black bass are fair, just tough to reach with such low water finding the remaining structures. Walleye are slow. Crappie are fair with jigs over brush. White bass are good in the deepest spots. Channel catfish are fair fishing stink bait searching pretty deep.
Millers Creek
GOOD. Water stained; 60 degrees; 0.29’ high. Largemouth bass are good in all forms of vegetation creeks and points coming out from the creeks. Crappie are good on jigs in timber and under vegetation. White bass are fair, moving to mid-lake searching for food. Catfish are fair mid-depth in coves with live, blood, and liver prepared baits.
Nasworthy
GOOD. Water stained; 69 degrees. 1.00’ low. Black bass are good with topwater, spinners, jigs, and worms in vegetation moving spots frequently. Crappie are good with jigs and minnows around bridges and docks no deeper than 12 feet. White bass are fair on Alabama Rigs working points and drops. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits throughout the lake.
O.C. Fisher
FAIR. Water stained; 68 Degrees. 41.23’ low. Largemouth bass are fair with decreased activity due to windy, cold weather. Low water struggles continue in vegetation, drops, and rip raps, but you will find hot spots. Use Texas-rigged worms, spinners, topwater, and jigs. Crappie are fair on jigs with increased success on minnows. White bass are small crankbaits mid-lake. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, live, and cut bait.
O.H. Ivie
GOOD. Water clear; 68 degrees; 12.96’ low. Black bass are good in flooded vegetation, along rocks, and humps in less than 20 feet on minnows, jigs, worms, and topwaters. Crappie are good on jigs searching vegetation and creeks. Catfish are good on stinkbait, live, and cut bait. White bass are fair on points.
Oak Creek
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 66 degrees; 3.46’ low. Largemouth bass are good in fallen timber and flooded vegetation, preferably out of the wind on worms, topwater, and some spinners. Crappie are good under large structures on jigs. White bass are fair on small spinners and crankbait mid-lake. Catfish are fair on trotlines, nightcrawlers, live bait, and cut bait.
Possum Kingdom
FAIR. Water clear; 66 degrees; 0.32’ low. Black bass are fair to slow with rocks and submerged vegetation. Soft plastic worms present the best opportunity, and crankbait will cover a lot of water. White bass are good on spoons suspending deep over structure coming shallower midday. Crappie are good with jigs, not wondering far from docks and larger hiding structures. Striped bass remain slow with some increased activity mid-lake. Catfish are good on cut shad, dough balls, and stinkbait, increasing at night over quarks.
Spence
FAIR. Water stained; 68 degrees; 39.34’ low. Black bass are good deep for eight-plus pound fishing and shallow to catch them in numbers. Feeding patterns are hard to follow on jigs, worms, topwater, and spinners. White bass are fair as some more aggressive fishing patterns emerge on drops. Crappie are slow suspending above structure. Hybrid bass are slow. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait coming out from flats to deeper water.
Stamford
FAIR. Water stained; 70 degrees; 0.69’ high. Black bass are fair, working all angles of brush and fish attractors and creeks along with some previous unreachable vegetation spots. Crappie are fair on jigs on or around submerged rocks. White bass are fair with Alabama rigs. Move to shallow, murky water on points. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait.
Twin Buttes
FAIR. Water Stained. 68 Degrees. 11.56’ low. Black bass are good on rip rap, humps, and vegetation. Live bait is successful and draws the most attention, along with soft plastic worms and jigs. Crappie are good on jigs staying near drops and creeks. White bass are fair with Alabama rigs on deep rocks and points. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits.
White River
FAIR. Water stained; 63 degrees; 24.55’ low. Drought conditions continue to be in place. Largemouth bass are fair to slow, with weather and low water affecting success. Carolina rigged worms bottom bumping, jigs through brush, and spinners over deep structure. Crappie are fair on jigs over structure. Walleye continue to be slow. Channel Catfish are good on live bait, cut bait, and stinkbait.

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