Panhandle Plains Region Week of January 20, 2021

Alan Henry
GOOD. Water clear 52 degrees; 4.28’ low. Black bass are fair working brush and man-made structures with crankbaits, spinners, and worms. Crappie are good with jigs working larger structures. Catfish are fair on live bait, cut bait, and stinkbait.
Arrowhead
FAIR. Water stained; 53 degrees; 0.06’ low. Largemouth bass are fair staying on the rocks of rip rap, working different baits at different depths with crankbaits and worms slowly worked to get bites. White bass are slow on minnows, small crankbait, and Alabama rigs working below 15 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows, mainly understructure. Catfish are good on cheese bait, stinkbait, and minnows.
Cisco
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 47 degrees; 5.59’ low. Largemouth bass are fair after the daily warmup has happened by noon. One day we had a 40 plus degree difference between 6a and noon. Worms and crankbait continue to excel while also working spinners on rocks, points, or warm vegetation. Sunfish are fair with nightcrawlers, cutworms, and pellets working shallow vegetation. Crappie are slow on jigs or minnows suspended in creeks or amongst structure. Catfish are good on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and chicken livers night and day.
Coleman
GOOD. Slightly stained. 51-53 degrees. 3.07’ low. Hybrid stripers are good at finding the schools of baitfish, or the good ledges, they are limited, but that creates the best success. Largemouth bass are good jerkbaits, buzzbaits, plastic worms, and buzzbait among standing timber and ledges. Catfish are fair with stink bait and cut bait.
Ft. Phantom Hill
FAIR. Water stained; 50 degrees; 2.10’ low. White and hybrid striped bass are good with baitfish schools under ledges and off large points on crankbaits fishing or small rattle traps. Largemouth bass are fair deep off rocky structures on plastic worms still moving shallower throughout the day. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs under boat docks and rocky shores. Catfish are fair at night on cut shad and stinkbait.
Greenbelt
SLOW. Water stained; 45 degrees; 40.19’ low. Black bass are slow with minimal success coming bottom, bumping the with worms or trolling crankbaits close to the floor. Catfish are good on stinkbait, minnows, and blood bait deeper than 10 feet. Walleye are slow. Sunfish and crappie are fair on minnows searching ledges and submerged brush. White bass are slow.
Hubbard Creek
FAIR. Water stained; 50-52 degrees; 2.37’ low. Largemouth bass are fair in timber and brush using topwater, Texas rigged worms and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows suspended on brush and creek structures. White bass are good on points with small crankbaits reeling slowly. Catfish are fair on live and cut shad.
Meredith
FAIR. Water stained; 46 degrees; 51.15’ low. Black bass are slow to fair and show signs of improving. Deep is the only way to fish looking for schools. If you get a bite with worms, bass jigs, or crankbait stay put. Walleye are slow but ready to improve. Crappie are fair with jigs staying in the river structure. White bass are slow. Channel catfish are fair fishing stinkbait and cut bait.
Millers Creek
FAIR. Water stained; 46 degrees; 0.06’ high. Largemouth bass are fair with the return of warm afternoons fishing points, vegetation, and trees with bass jigs, worms, and spinners. Crappie are good on jigs working structures not below 12 feet. White bass are fair on Alabama rigs still on points but also work deeper brush. Catfish are fair mid-depth in coves with live, blood, and liver prepared baits.
Nasworthy
GOOD. Water stained; 50 degrees. 0.82’ low. Black bass are fair shallow, below 14 feet, using rip rap and limited rocks as well as vegetation on crankbaits, worms, and spinners. Crappie are good on jigs in timber and creek entrances. White bass are fair on small crankbaits in 22 feet along many points. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits throughout the lake.
O.C. Fisher
FAIR. Water stained; 50 Degrees. 41.71’ low. The low water continues to affect natural structure on the lake but look for the main lake humps and creek channels. Largemouth bass are good in flooded vegetation and rip rap on plastic worms, spinners, and jigs. Crappie are good on minnows deep on top of brush. White bass are good with small crankbait trolling deep structures. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, live, and cut bait
O.H. Ivie
FAIR. Water clear; 48 degrees; 13.28’ low. Black bass are good in standing timber and drops, working worms and jigs deep off humps and drops. Crappie are fair on live minnows in trees and brush. Catfish are good on stinkbait, live, and cut bait.
Oak Creek
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 51 degrees; 3.86’ low. Largemouth bass are good on rocks and vegetation on worms, spinners, and bass jigs. Crappie are good on jigs in fallen timber and other natural structures shallower than 14 feet. White bass are fair over brush or off points on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines, nightcrawlers, live bait, and cut bait.
Possum Kingdom
FAIR. Water clear; 52 degrees; 0.43’ low. Largemouth bass are fair fishing the traditional baits of large worms, crankbait, and spinners in submerged vegetation and rocky structures. Crappie are fair on jigs under docks and in shallow vegetation. White bass are fair on Alabama rigs off points and drops. Striped bass are fair, finding the best drops on shad. Catfish are good on cut bait, live sunfish, and stinkbait.
Spence
FAIR. Water stained; 51 degrees; 40.40’ low. Largemouth bass are fair to good with some improvement of movement this week. Stay close to the natural structure of rocks, and vegetation on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and buzzbaits. Crappie remain slow on jigs or minnows. White bass are slow. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait working around 15 feet.
Stamford
FAIR. Water stained; 49-51 degrees; 0.38’ high. Black bass are fair throwing Carolina rigged plastic worms, and crankbait near the dam, and quick dropping shorelines with rocks. Crappie are good on live minnows working submerged vegetation. White bass are fair with Alabama rigs and live shad working points, and small structures of brushes and ledges. Catfish are fair on live bait, and stinkbait prepped pellets.
Twin Buttes
FAIR. Water Stained. 47-51 Degrees. 11.76’ low. Black bass are fair having a better week weather-wise. Rocks and rip rap are the best, vegetation has been fair fishing larger worms and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs staying in the warmest calmest waters. Catfish are fair on live prepped and cut bait.
White River
SLOW. Water murky; 47–50 degrees; 24.95’ low. Drought conditions are still in place. Please check boat ramp access. Largemouth bass are slow to fair, needing live bait to attract attention deeper off drops. Crappie are fair to slow in and over structure on small live minnows. Walleye are slow. Catfish are fair on live bait, cut bait, and prepared bait near the marina.

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