Panhandle Plains Region Week of October 20, 2021

Alan Henry
FAIR. Water clear; 70 degrees; 2.13 feet low. The lake is healthy and the fish are feeding up. The aquatic vegetation is the perfect environment to cultivate fishing on the lake. Black bass, spotted bass, and largemouth bass are booming using brim-colored football jigs and trolling with crankbaits. Search anywhere from 2-35 feet of water. Crappie fishing is excellent, in structure on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on live or cut bait and stinkbait.
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees; 1.68 feet low. Catfish are good on baited holes. Crappie are good at the derricks, around docks, and submerged timber to about 4 feet.
GOOD. Water stained; 70 degrees; 2.24 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on crankbait and soft plastic rigs in the early mornings and later in the evenings fishing the northern portion of the lake. Sunfish are good on cutworms under structures or vegetation. Crappie remain fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish have been fair on stinkbait, chicken livers, and cut shad.
FAIR. Slightly stained. 71 degrees; 0.56 feet low. Hybrid stripers are fair on rattletraps chasing schools deeper, preferring silver coloring. Largemouth bass are fair with topwater, worms, and jerkbaits just off the timber in deeper water and brush. Crappie remain good on jigs off of points. Catfish are fair with stink bait and cut bait.
Ft. Phantom Hill
GOOD. Water stained; 71 degrees; 0.40 feet low. White bass will start are in 4-7 feet of water biting on hard style crankbaits Docks are also productive this time of year.
SLOW. Water stained; 74 degrees; 39.11 feet low. Fishing is very slow heading into Fall. Very few reports of catches or action on the lake.
Hubbard Creek
GOOD. Water clear; 69 degrees; 1.37 feet low. As the cold fronts start to roll through, be aware that the first day or two the bite can slow down and make white bass want a slower presentation. White bass are good, MAL lures continue to be the best producer working vertical or on a cast in water depths 15-30 feet.
FAIR. Water stained; 65 degrees; 50.65 feet low. Fishing is good and some are saying the best it’s been in over a decade. Walleye are biting on minnows in water depths of 30 feet. White bass are schooling up feeding on shad.
Millers Creek
GOOD. Water stained; 65 degrees; 1.00 feet low. Largemouth bass are good on points and fishing pondweed with worms, topwater frogs, and weedless jigs. Crappie are good in the timber with minnows. White bass are fair and schooling deep off points. Catfish are fair mid-depth in coves with live, blood, and liver-prepared baits.
GOOD. Water murky; 72 degrees. 1.11 feet low. Black bass are great as heat drives bass to shelter and deeper water. Worms, spinners, and crankbaits are good suspending above the brush and fallen timber. Crappie are good with jigs but slowing. White bass are fair mid-depth. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits throughout the lake.
O.C. Fisher
FAIR. Water stained; 70 degrees. 41.21 feet low. Largemouth bass and white bass are great using half-inch pumpkinseed jigs and 10-inch power worms. Crappie are good on minnows near similar drops and more prominent humps. White bass are fair schooling some early but mainly deep late in the day. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, live, and cut bait.
O.H. Ivie
GOOD. Water clear; 70 degrees; 14.94 feet low. Fish are moving to shallower water in structure. Bass are good in flooded brush on soft plastics and topwaters. .Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are good on stink bait, live, and cut bait.
Oak Creek
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 71 degrees; 4.88 feet low. Largemouth bass remain good at first light with topwater. Moving to structures like boulders, fallen timber, and flooded vegetation with Texas rigged worms, crankbait, and jigs. Crappie are good on live minnows suspended and jigs moving through and understructure. White bass are fair in deep parts of the lake. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, live bait, and cut bait.
Possum Kingdom
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 73 degrees; 0.42 feet low. Striper fishing is good and the bite should continue for a while. Crappie are good on minnows in structure. Catfishing is slow, but should pick up as the water cools.
FAIR. Water stained; 72 degrees. 37.03 feet low. Fish should be moving to shallower water but still seeking structure. Crappie are good on minnows in structure. Bass are schooling up. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait coming out from flats to deeper water. Blue cats are biting on chicken liver.
FAIR. Water stained; 71 degrees; 0.72 feet low. The lake has not turned for the Fall yet, so you can find the fish in 7-10 feet of water. Sand bass are good on bass minnows. Crappie are good on crappie minnows. Catfish will bite whatever you cast them along the bottom.
Twin Buttes
FAIR. Water Stained. 75 Degrees. 11.93 feet low. Waiting on the water to cool so we can see schooling action. Black bass are good moving shallower in 11 feet of water biting on live baits. White bass are suspended in open water around 25 feet. Crappie are scattered on minnows and jigs. Channel catfish hitting really good in the shallows on fresh or prepared baits. Yellow catfish should become active after the cold front.
White River
SLOW. Water stained; 66 degrees; 20.40 feet low. Fishing continues to be slow. Largemouth bass and stripers are fair in shallow water using plastics. Crappie are fair on minnows around rock structures. Walleye are good on minnows. Channel catfish are good on dough bait and minnows on the bottom.

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