Panhandle Plains Region Week of January 15, 2020

Alan Henry
FAIR. Water clear 49-50 degrees; 2.45' low. Black bass are good on rigged worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits working timber, and the steep shoreline drops. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs fishing the pier and flooded timber. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait.
Arrowhead
FAIR. Water stained; 56-58 degrees; 2.09’ low. Largemouth bass are fair fishing boat docks, bridges, and vegetation on Texas rigs, spinners, and jigs working slow and shallow. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs near the dam, and bridge structure. Catfish are good on punch bait, prepped baits, and shrimp.
Cisco
FAIR. Water clear; 54 degrees; 3.30’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on Texas rigged worms and jigs shallow on the eastern side of the lake against the 561 bridge. Sunfish are fair with nightcrawlers or grubs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in the shallow cover west and south along with under boat docks. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers, liver, and cut shad all over the lake.
Coleman
FAIR. Slightly stained. 56 degrees. 3.00’ low. Hybrid stripers are good drift fishing with live bait on the main lake, humps and deep drops. Largemouth bass are fair on topwater early and shallow, spinnerbaits, and plastic worm among standing timber, and ledges. Catfish are fair with stinkbait and cut bait with trotlines.
Ft. Phantom Hill
GOOD. Water stained; 55 degrees; 2.33’ low. White bass are good with minnows and small deep diving crankbaits fishing with the wind. Largemouth bass are good on jigs and spinners in steep drops and along points. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair at night on cut shad and stinkbait.
Hubbard Creek
FAIR. Water stained; 56-58 degrees; 2.74’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on jigs and spinnerbaits in vegetation and standing timber. Crappie are good on live minnows in creeks. White bass are good further out in the same creeks. Catfish are fair on live and cut shad.
Meredith
SLOW. Water stained; 53 degrees; 46.83’ low. Black bass are fair on worms, crankbaits, and jigs. With low water conditions, fish the drops you can find, and your best bet is finding structure near the dam. Walleye are slow on crankbaits and rattletraps. Channel catfish are good on cut bait and live bait.
Millers Creek
GOOD. Water stained; 54 degrees; 1.93’ low. Largemouth bass are good in flooded timber, and submerged trees on jigs, and working vegetation with plastic worms. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs among timber and brush piles. White bass and hybrids are fair. Catfish are good with live, blood, and liver prepared baits.
Nasworthy
FAIR. Water Murky 56 degrees. 0.93’ low. Largemouth Bass are fair among the edges of bulrush vegetation with jigs, spinners on points, and crankbaits in deeper structure. Crappie fair under man-made structures on Crappie Minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on ledges and drops. Sunfish need a couple of warm weeks to become more active. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits throughout the lake.
O.C. Fisher
FAIR. Water Stained 56 Degrees. 37.50’ low. The low water continues to hurt the habitat and numbers of game fish. Largemouth bass are fair on plastic worms, spinners, and jigs in vegetation, and in the smaller drops. Crappie are fair along main lake humps on crappie minnows and jigs. White bass are slow, mid-lake. Catfish are slow with limited structure.
O.H. Ivie
FAIR. Water clear; 55 degrees; 9.96’ low. Largemouth bass are good on Carolina rigged worms, spinners, minnows, and jigs around timber and points working downriver from the dam. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs in the timber and are caught at night. Catfish are good on stinkbait, live, and cut bait. White bass are fair mid-lake.
Oak Creek
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 55 degrees; 2.10’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on spinners, Carolina rigged worms, and smaller minnows within flooded timber and vegetation. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs fishing drops. White bass are fair on Alabama Rigs, and small crankbaits mid-reservoir. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, live bait, cut bait in most areas on the lake.
Possum Kingdom
GOOD. Water clear; 48-49 degrees; 0.91’ low. Rainbow Trout are good on nightcrawlers or red wigglers. Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits, plastic worms and spinnerbaits. Smallmouth bass up to 16 inches, continue to bite well on spinnerbaits and buzzbaits. Crappie are good on jigs, and minnows among brush piles and boat docks. White bass are fair on jigs, slabs, and spoons in the same habitat as largemouth. Striped bass are fair on live shad and jigs looking for mid-lake humps. Catfish are good on cut bait, live sunfish, and stinkbait.
Spence
FAIR. Water stained; 53-55 degrees; 36.72’ low. Consistent low water has made it difficult to fish largemouth bass. The limited success has come fishing points near the dam and down the main channel of Colorado on topwater, worms, and spinnerbait. White bass are slow. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait.
Stamford
FAIR. Water stained; 50 degrees; 1.40’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on Carolina rigged plastic worms and jigs fishing the western and northern banks with standing timber and vegetation from the Stamford marina to the plant. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs on vertical fishing timber and casting humps. White bass are fair on live shad and slabs. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait.
Twin Buttes
FAIR to SLOW. Water Stained. 51 Degrees. 8.64’ low. Largemouth Bass are fair on Carolina rigged worms, spinners, crankbaits, minnows, and live worms. The best areas of the lake are underwater vegetation and on humps. White bass are slow with limited open water. Crappie are fair to slow on minnows and jigs in creek channels, and among structure. Catfish are fair on live prepped and cut bait with limited numbers being caught.
White River
SLOW. Water stained; 52 degrees; 22.10’ low. Drought conditions are still in place. Please check boat ramp access. Largemouth bass are fair to being slow looking for bass. Their habitat continues to elusive with low water. Fish points, shallow brush and from banks with small spinners, mid-depth crankbaits, trolling topwater, and weighted rigged worms. Crappie are slow on live minnows and jigs. Walleye are slow. Catfish are fair on live bait, cut bait, and stinkbait close to the White River Marina.

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