Panhandle Plains Region Week of July 11, 2018

Alan Henry
Water clear main lake, stained up the river; 81–84 degrees main lake, 85 up the creeks; 7.09' low. Black bass are good on Whopper Ploppers, Zara Spooks, 7" Power Worms and Senkos. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow.
Arrowhead
Water fairly clear; 79–85 degrees; 2.68' low. Black bass are fair on Zara Spooks, Carolina rigs, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.
Coleman
Water stained; 83–87 degrees; 4.07' low. Black bass are good on watermelon Rat–L–Traps and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad near the park. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs at night. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Colorado City
17.96' low. A toxic golden alga bloom cleared up in May, and fish populations are slowly recovering.
Ft. Phantom Hill
Water off color; 79–87 degrees; 3.53' low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early, later switching to 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; 78–89 degrees; 34.54' low. Black bass are fair on topwaters early and late, midday switching to Texas rigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on live and cut bait.
Hubbard Creek
Water off color; 79–88 degrees; 4.99' low. Black bass are fair on Yellow Magics, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on live and cut bait.
Mackenzie
Water stained; 79–88 degrees; 76.38' low. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigs, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs around structure. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and live baitfish.
Meredith
Water fairly clear; 78–87 degrees; 49.02' low. No reports on black bass. No reports of smallmouth bass or walleye. Bream and channel catfish are being caught in limited numbers.
Nasworthy
78–87 degrees; 1.38' low. Black bass are good on topwaters, shakyheads, Texas rigs and jigs. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on live bait and nightcrawlers.
O.H. Ivie
Water stained; 79–88 degrees; 42.51' low. Black bass are fair to good on black/blue jigs, Senkos, Texas rigs and drop shot rigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are good on cut and live bait.
Oak Creek
Water stained; 78–86 degrees; 12.74' low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, shakyheads and jigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on live and cut bait.
Possum Kingdom
Water fairly clear; 78–87 degrees; 2.37' low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early and late, midday switching to drop shot rigs, jigs and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows around structure in 14–22 feet. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are good on live and cut bait.
Spence
53.53' low. No report on black bass. No report on crappie. Catfish are fair on live bait, cut bait and nightcrawlers.
Stamford
Water stained to muddy; 80–87 degrees; 2.85' low. Black bass are fair to good on Yellow Magics, jigs and Carolina rigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and live minnows around structure. White bass are fair on slabs. Blue catfish are fair to good on cut and live bait.
Sweetwater
Water off color; 78–86 degrees; 26.89' low. 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.
White River
Water stained; 78–87 degrees; 23.61' low. Black bass are fair to good on Pop Rs early, later switching to Texas rigs, jigs and medium running crankbaits. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

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