Panhandle Plains Region Week of March 20, 2019

Alan Henry
Water clear main lake, stained up the river; 48–56 degrees; 5.73' low. Black bass are slow to fair with some pre–spawn movement. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on cut and live bait.
Arrowhead
Water stained; 55–61 degrees; 0.14' high. Black bass are fair with bucks moving shallow and females in pre–spawn. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.
Coleman
Water murky; 59–61 degrees; 0.10' low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are good on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Colorado City
Water fairly clear; 55–63 degrees; 12.76' low. Black bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps, Texas rigs and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
Ft. Phantom Hill
Water stained; 56–63 degrees; 0.53' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait.
Greenbelt
Water off color; 48–56 degrees; 36.32' low. Black bass are slow. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and cut bait. Few fishermen are out due to the cold weather.
Hubbard Creek
Water stained; 52–58 degrees; 0.29' high. Black bass are slow to fair on medium running shad pattern crankbaits, Texas rigs and chatterbaits. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait.
Mackenzie
Water stained; 47–55 degrees; 78.63' low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers. Few fishermen are out due to the cold weather.
Meredith
Water fairly clear; 48–57 degrees; 49.11' low. No reports on black or smallmouth bass. There are a few reports of walleye being caught on live bait and artificials. Bream are slow. Channel catfish are being caught in limited numbers.
Nasworthy
Water stained; 53–61 degrees; 0.73' low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are fair on jigs and live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on stinkbait, live bait and nightcrawlers.
O.H. Ivie
Water stained; 55–63 degrees; 15.92' low. Black bass are fair and moving shallow. Crappie are fair on live minnows – staging and moving shallow. Catfish are fair on cut and live bait.
Oak Creek
Water stained; 52–59 degrees; 0.19' high. Black bass are slow to fair on Texas rigs and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait.
Possum Kingdom
Water fairly clear; 55–64 degrees; 0.07' high. Black bass are slow on drop shot rigs, medium running crankbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows and Road Runners. White bass are fair. Striped bass are fair. Catfish are fair to good on live and cut bait.
Spence
Water off color; 56–64 degrees; 36.39' low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on cut bait and nightcrawlers.
Stamford
Water stained to muddy; 55–62 degrees; 0.68' high. Black bass are fair on soft plastics. Crappie are slow to fair on live minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Blue catfish are fair on cut and live bait.
Sweetwater
Water stained; 54–62 degrees; 0.19' 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; 49–57 degrees; 23.40' low. Black bass are slow to fair on Texas rigs and shad pattern crankbaits. Crappie are slow on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on cut and live bait.

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