Panhandle Plains Region Week of August 9, 2017

Alan Henry
Water clear on the main lake, stained up the river; 78–88 degrees; 4.17' low. Black bass are slow on 7" Power Worms, spoons and jigs. Crappie and bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on live perch and goldfish.
Arrowhead
Water fairly clear; 79–87 degrees; 1.9' low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early, later switching to weightless flukes, Texas rigs and shallow running crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows around structure. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
Coleman
Water stained; 81–85 degrees; 1.12' low. Black bass are very good on Rat–L–Traps, spinnerbaits, and chartreuse soft plastics. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. Crappie are fair on minnows and Li'l Fishies at night. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch and chicken livers. Yellow catfish are slow.
Colorado City
14.2' low. No report available.
Ft. Phantom Hill
Water murky; 78–87 degrees; 0.69' low. Black bass are fair on topwaters early, later switching to Texas rigs, squarebill crankbaits and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
Greenbelt
32.06' low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early and late, midday switching to squarebill crankbaits, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows.
Hubbard Creek
Water off color; 82–91 degrees; 1.27' low. Black bass are fair to good on buzzbaits early and late, midday switching to jerkbaits, squarebill crankbaits, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows around cover. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
Mackenzie
74.38' low. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait. No reports on crappie or bass.
Meredith
60.23' low. Black bass are slow to fair on shallow running crankbaits, Texas rigs and jerkbaits. No reports of smallmouth bass. Bream and channel catfish are being caught in good numbers.
Nasworthy
79–88 degrees; 1.43' low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, drop shot rigs, Carolina rigs and weightless Senkos. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
O.H. Ivie
Water stained; 81–90 degrees; 35.54' low. Black bass are good on Whopper Ploppers early, later switching to weightless flukes, Texas rigs, jigs and squarebill crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.
Oak Creek
Water stained; 79–89 degrees; 9.2' low. Black bass are fair to good on split–shot weighted flukes, Texas rigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair on cut bait and nightcrawlers.
Palo Duro
61.13' low. No report available.
Possum Kingdom
Water off color; 81–89 degrees; 0.51' low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early, later switching to drop shot rigs, Texas rigs, medium running crankbaits and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. White bass are fair to good on slabs and inline spinners. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers.
Spence
49.29' low. No report available.
Stamford
Water stained; 79–88 degrees; 0.47' high. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early and late, midday switching to shallow running crankbaits, Texas rigs and finesse jigs. Crappie are good on live minnows around cover. White bass are fair to good on live bait and tail spinners. Blue catfish are fair to good on cut and live bait.
Sweetwater
Water off color; 79–87 degrees; 23.13' low. No report available.
White River
Water stained; 80–89 degrees; 20.74' low. Black bass are very slow (the bass population was greatly reduced during the drought). No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

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