Panhandle Plains Region Week of December 13, 2017

Alan Henry
Water clear main lake, stained to muddy upriver; 66 degrees; 4.96' low. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and spoons. Crappie and bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on punch bait and live worms.
Arrowhead
Water fairly clear; 57–66 degrees; 2.24' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, Rat–L–Traps and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
Coleman
Water stained; 66–70 degrees; 2.30' low. Black bass are good on tequila sunrise soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are good on white striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
Colorado City
15.21' low. After a period of drought, this lake caught water and boating is now allowed. However, it is not currently recommended for fishing due to severe golden alga blooms.
Ft. Phantom Hill
Water off color; 55–64 degrees; 1.56' low. Black bass are fair on shakyheads, Texas rigs and drop shot rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
Greenbelt
Water off color; 48–57 degrees; 32.27 low. Black bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on marabou jigs and live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
Hubbard Creek
Water off color; 58–64 degrees; 2.98' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, lipless crankbaits and jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and live shiners.
Mackenzie
73.9' low. Black bass are fair on shad pattern crankbaits, spoons and Texas rigs. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers. No reports on crappie.
Meredith
Water fairly clear; 47–55 degrees; 47.56' low. Black bass are fair on drop shot rigs, Suspending Rogues and live minnows. No reports of smallmouth bass or walleye. Bream and channel catfish are being caught in good numbers.
Nasworthy
56–65 degrees; 1.18' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and squarebills. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.
O.H. Ivie
Water stained; 57–66 degrees; 37.55' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, jigs and drop shot rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.
Oak Creek
Water stained; 58–65 degrees; 10.61' low. Black bass are fair on drop shot rigs, Texas rigs and chrome/black Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.
Possum Kingdom
Water off color; 58–65 degrees; 1.2' low. Black bass are slow to fair on drop shot rigs, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnow. White bass are fair on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
Spence
50.91' low. Catfish are fair on cut bait and nightcrawlers.
Stamford
Water stained; 48–57 degrees; 0.44' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and live minnows. White bass are fair on live bait and Little Georges. Blue catfish are fair on cut and live bait.
Sweetwater
Water off color; 47–55 degrees; 24.27' 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; 53–63 degrees; 21.32' low. Black bass are slow Texas rigs. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair on cheese bait.

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