Panhandle Plains Region Week of November 29, 2023

Alan Henry
GOOD. Water clear; 56 degrees; 3.26 feet below pool. Crappie are fair in 25-45 feet of water on jigs and minnows. Report by The Bait Shop, Post, Texas.
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 58 degrees; 8.55 feet below pool. Catfish are good with mostly medium sized fish biting. Drift the main lake with fresh cut shad. Crappie are biting around the oil derricks and brush piles. Report by Brandon Brown, Brown’s Guide Service.
FAIR. Water slightly stained; 60 degrees; 11.44 feet below pool. Crappie are good on minnows in 7 feet of water. Catfishand bass are hitting perch and minnows. Report by Lake Cisco Rentals.
SLOW. Water stained; 63-68 degrees; 8.94 feet below pool. Bass are fair to 3 pounds on F6 Hags in golden cherry, black/blue chatterbaits and jigs tipped with a green pumpkin Hags Undertaker Jr. Crappie are fair to 1.00 pound suspended in 10-12 feet of water around trees and docks on minnows. White and hybrid bass are slow.
Ft. Phantom Hill
GOOD. Water stained; 68 degrees; 6.09 feet below pool. Reports of good catches of hybrid stripers with shad. Bass are good with deeper crankbaits, flipping football jigs in willows in 2-3 feet of water. Hybrids are mixed in with the bass in the trees. Crappie are slow, but can be caught with jigs and live bait catfish can be caught, drifting with cut shad and punch bait. Sand bass and hybrids are good on slabs and minnow trolling or drifting. Catfish are good, drifting or casting live bait, cut shad or stink bait.
GOOD. Water normal stain; 60 degrees; 47.15 feet below pool. Catfish are biting nightcrawlers, and minnows. Expect the catfish bite to improve with the colder weather. Check ramp status before heading out. Sand bass and crappie are good all over the lake. Report by Greenbelt Lakeside Marina.
Hubbard Creek
GOOD. Water Stained; 59-61 degrees; 11.72 feet below pool. Largemouth bass are good with Texas rig and crankbaits. Crappie are good with live bait and jigs on brush piles on points. Catfish can be caught with cut shad or punch bait at the mouths of the creeks. Sand bass are biting silver or gold slabs, crankbaits and crappie jigs. Report by Camron Wilkerson, Camron’s Quality Crappie Guiding.
GOOD. Water stained; 57 degrees; 45.49 feet below pool. Bass are fair on minnows and artificials. Catfish are fair on crawlers, minnows, chicken liver and frozen shad. Crappie are fair on artificial baits and minnows. White bass are excellent throughout the day on minnows, slabs, or any vertical presentations. Many limits caught using a dropshot or minnows vertically jigging. Trout are slow on powerbaits, minnows, worms, small spinners and flies. Walleye are scattered, but should be on or near bait balls biting minnows, grubs and blade baits. Please be safe out there, watch weather reports. Best of luck on finding your next catch. Life vests save lives. Report by Kenneth Wysong, SharKens Honey Hole.
Millers Creek
FAIR. Water stained; 65 degrees; 8.99 feet below pool. Due to low lake levels few anglers are on the water. Catfish are slow on juglines. Bass are fair on main lake shores and rocks, ledges and points with soft plastics.
FAIR. Water slightly stained; 65 degrees. 0.42 feet below pool. Bass are fair on white chatterbaits or flipping soft plastics in the reeds in 1-3 feet of water. Bass are keying in on shad so white moving baits and topwater are key. Crappie were good around boat docks on chartreuse jigs and catfish were good on cut bait and stink bait around the dam. Report provided by the Angelo State Fishing Team.
O.C. Fisher
SLOW. Water stained; 60 degrees; 50.87 feet below pool. Few reports and anglers fishing due to low lake levels.
O.H. Ivie
FAIR. Water stained; 60 degrees; 29.93 feet below pool. White bass are fair live baits and plastic baits. Crappie, good live bait or jigs. Largemouth are slow. As the lake level drops, be cautious of the trees. Report by Concho Park and Marina.
Oak Creek
SLOW. Water lightly stained; 55 degrees; 15.62 feet below pool. The water levels are low, so use extreme care when launching boats and navigating. The bass have been caught using deep diving crankbaits, such as the XD10 and 6th Sense Cloud 9 25. The preferred colors are shad or chartreuse patterns. A few reports that Alabama rigs are starting to produce some fish. The crappie bite has been slow with the fish suspended in deep water. No report on catfish. As always, Wear a proper fitting approved PFD at all times while underway. Report by Bronte Guns and Tackle Pro Staff.
Possum Kingdom
FAIR. Water clear; 58-63 degrees; 1.63 feet below pool. Striper are great and live bait is still the key to success. The fish are slightly scattered, but starting to school up but moving quickly in 20-40 feet of water. Sand bass are fair to good using small live shad, small jigs and slabs, and some can also be caught trolling crankbaits that dive 10-15 feet in 20-40 feet of water. White is a good go to color for lure with the occasional silver or chartreuse. Catfish are good using cut and live shad in 2-15 feet of water. Some can be caught using jug lines on cut shad. Water clarity is steady at 4-10 feet of visibility. Report by TJ Ranft, Ranft Guide Service. Striped bass are good to 13 pounds on soft plastics fished from Hells Gate or Hogs Bend to Broadway. Report by Michael Acosta, Unfair Advantage Charters.
FAIR. Water stained; 60 degrees; 12.71 feet below pool. Target bass on ledges with slowly w working crankbaits or rattletraps. Catfish can be caught drifting stink bait or cut bait. Hybrid and sand bass are schooling biting slabs. Crappie are hitting minnows with the jig bite improving around rock structures.
FAIR. Water stained; 59 degrees. 46.26 feet below pool. The reports for black bass have been spotty. The catches have been from 4-25 feet of water with the majority of the fish being caught with squarebill crankbaits and deep diving crankbaits. White bass are becoming more active starting to school in deep water. They can be caught on spoons, such as the 6th Sense Divine, Bomber Slab and the Strike King Lil Ledge Spoon. Reports that the catfish bite is consistent on cut bait. As always, Wear a proper fitting approved PFD at all times while underway. Report by Bronte Guns and Tackle Pro Staff.
FAIR. Water stained; 55-64 degrees; 3.11 feet below pool. Crappie are fair at the crappie house with females starting to show up in the crappie house. This is an indicator that the crappie will start the feeding frenzy and bigger fish could be caught. Largemouth bass bite should improve on the east end of the lake near the dam in deeper water with moving baits, and in the reeds on the west portion of the lake. Black bass are on rocky points leading into the crappie house, and some can be seen starting to jump on the surface. Some catches of white bass on concrete structure near the power plant with jigs.
Twin Buttes
GOOD. Water stained. 62 degrees; 31.83 feet below pool. Water temperature lowered some after the recent cold front. Channel catfish are good with cheese bait in 12-15 feet of water. Nightcrawlers will land smaller catfish. Not seeing too many yellow catfish just yet. White bass are scattered and sporadic. Crappie are good on live minnows in 14 feet of water suspended down 6-8 feet. No reports of bass, but this time of year swimbaits or soft plastics are good choices in 12-15 feet of water on brush. Report by Captain Michael Peterson, 4 Reel Fun Guide Service.
White River
FAIR. Water normal stain; 60 degrees; 18.98 feet below pool. Scattered catches of crappie, walleye and catfish all over the lake with minnows or plastic. This time of year bass can be found on brush or grass shallow, mid depths and deep with crankbaits, swimbaits, or rattletraps.

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