Panhandle Plains Region Week of January 16, 2019

Alan Henry
Water clear main lake, stained up the river; 42–51 degrees; 4.72' low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are fair on cut and live bait.
Arrowhead
Water stained; 44–53 degrees; 0.72' high. Black bass are slow to fair on Texas rigs, jigs and drop shot rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.
Coleman
Water murky; 56–60 degrees; 0.12' high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, liver, and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
Colorado City
Water fairly clear; 46–52 degrees; 12.17' low. Black bass are slow to fair on jigs, Texas rigs and spoons. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
Ft. Phantom Hill
Water stained; 43–51 degrees; 0.88' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows around deeper structure. Catfish are good on live and cut bait.
Greenbelt
Water off color; 42–48 degrees; 36.49' low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
Hubbard Creek
Water stained; 43–48 degrees; 0.34' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on live and cut bait.
Mackenzie
Water stained; 47–52 degrees; 78.28' low. Black bass are slow on shakyheads, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are slow to fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
Meredith
Water fairly clear; 39–46 degrees; 49.38' low. No reports on black bass. No reports of smallmouth. There are a few reports of walleye being caught on live bait and artificials. Bream and channel catfish are being caught in limited numbers.
Nasworthy
Water stained; 42–49 degrees; 0.64' low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigs, spoons and jigs. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on live bait and nightcrawlers.
O.H. Ivie
Water stained; 44–52 degrees; 18.77' low. Black bass are fair on Senkos, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on cut and live bait.
Oak Creek
Water stained; 43–50 degrees; 0.45' high. Black bass are slow on jigs, Texas rigs and drop shot rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait.
Possum Kingdom
Water fairly clear; 47–53 degrees; 0.13' low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait.
Spence
36.65' low. Black bass are slow on weighted soft plastics. No report on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.
Stamford
Water stained to muddy; 52–63 degrees; 0.96' high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Blue catfish are fair to good on cut and live bait.
Sweetwater
Water stained; 56–64 degrees; 0.31' high. 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. Fish populations have been substantially reduced by the golden alga blooms.
White River
Water stained; 43–49 degrees; 23.1' low. Black bass are slow on minnows and Texas rigs. Crappie are slow on live minnows. Catfish are fair on cut and live bait.

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