Panhandle Plains Region Week of June 29, 2022

Alan Henry
FAIR. Water clear; 81 degrees; 7.47 feet low. Fish are in that summer pattern biting the same as we head into another hot Texas weekend. Crappie are good in 25-40 feet of water over trees with minnows. There is a great night bite under green lights in 35 feet of water. Report provided by Randy Britton, Lake Alan Henry Crappie Guide.
Arrowhead
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 82-85 degrees; 3.50 feet low. As the water temperatures increase fish are moving to deeper water. Catfish can be caught early shallow and then move out to deeper water on punch and fresh cut shad. Crappie are slow in deeper water on structure. Report by Brandon Brown, Brown’s Guide Service.
Cisco
GREAT. Water stained; 85 degrees; 5.23 feet low. Bass are good up to nine pounds on the north side in 20 feet of water with live perch fished off the bottom, artificials are producing as well. Perch are good up to nine inches long biting on worms. Crappie are in 10-15 feet of water all over the lake using minnows. Catfish are good on juglines with cut perch. Report by Jason Miller, Lake Cisco Rentals.
Coleman
SLOW. Slightly stained; 82-85 degrees; 3.56 feet low. Texas heat and fishing patterns are constant. Look for fish to seek deeper water and structure as the sunrises, with the bite active early and late in the day. Bass are excellent with fish to six pounds on a green pumpkin finesse worm on a shaky head, black and blue jigs, and shad color swim jigs.
Ft. Phantom Hill
EXCELLENT. Water stained; 84 degrees; 4.24 feet low. White bass are on structure in 10-15 feet of water biting blade baits and the Maindelle All Purpose lure consistently worked off the bottom. Look for hybrid bass in 15-25 feet of water trolling deep diving crankbaits over the main lake structure. Channel catfish are spawning along riprap banks. Fishing baited holes with a bobber and stink bait can be effective. Largemouth bass are being caught in shallow to moderate depths around cover. Report by Clayton Lohse, Respect the Fish Guide Service.
Greenbelt
FAIR. Water stained; 77 degrees; 42.30 feet low. Best fishing is early morning and later in the evening. Catfishing at night is good with cheese bait and cut bait. Crappie are good using minnows and small jigs on brush piles and standing timber. Largemouth bass fair with an early morning topwater bite, and using crankbaits and spinner baits on grass lines. Sand bass are good schooling on humps biting silver spoons. Walleye are good scattered all over the lake on crappie jigs, buzz bait and minnows.
Hubbard Creek
GOOD. Water Stained; 80 degrees; 4.49 feet low. White bass can be found schooling along islands and main lake points in 15-25 feet of water. Blade baits and MAL lure are very effective. Report by Clayton Lohse, Respect the Fish Guide Service.
Meredith
GOOD. Water stained; 75-80 degrees; 53.80 feet low. Bass are good on minnows and artificial baits. Catfish are good on live, stink and punch baits. Crappie are excellent with the ticket being minnows, but jigs, grubs and other artificials will get it done too. White bass are excellent on minnows, crankbaits, and any type of artificial. Trout are slow, slow, slow, some still being caught on power baits and small spinners. Walleye are excellent on minnows with a crawler harness, crankbaits, grubs, and other artificials. Overall the bite is in full swing and many anglers are catching limits anywhere from 5-40 feet of water. Please be safe, watch weather reports. Life vests save lives. Hope this helps you enjoy Lake Meredith. Report by Kenneth Wysong, SharKens Honey hole.
Millers Creek
GOOD. Water stained; 85 degrees; 2.91 feet low. Crappie are good on brush piles with minnows and jigs. Catfish are good in the upper lake with cut bait. Bass are good in timber with topwaters early, and Carolina rigged worms midday.
Nasworthy
GOOD. Water murky; 86 degrees. 0.98 feet low. Bass are fair in the reeds and around boat docks using soft plastics and topwater lures. Crappie are good in the reeds, around docks, and the bridge using black and chartreuse crappie jigs and minnows. Catfish are good by the dam and in the river, using cut bait and stink bait. Report provided by the Angelo State Fishing Team.
O.C. Fisher
FAIR. Water stained; 77 degrees; 45.01 feet low. Largemouth bass are good in riprap and rocky points with swimbaits and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs on main lake brush piles. White bass are fair with some schooling action biting on small shad imitations. Catfish are fair on stink bait, live, and cut bait.
O.H. Ivie
GREAT. Water clear; 81 degrees; 19.34 feet low. White bass are good with live bait, jigs and crankbaits. Crappie are good with jigs and minnows. Largemouth bass are good. Catfish are Good on prepared baits, live and cut bait. Report by Concho Park and Marina. Crappie are good in 42-44 feet of water suspending around 30 feet, with a few catches 12 feet below the surface using live minnows. Report by Captain Michael Peterson, 4 Reel Fun Guide Service.
Oak Creek
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 79 degrees; 7.88 feet low. Fishing has slowed. Bass are good on worms in chartreuse and apple worm color. Catfish are good up to five pounds in deep water on shrimp, chicken liver and perch. Crappie are slow during the day, with a few catches at night in the lights. Few reports of white bass. Report provided by Randal Pate, Sportsman’s Lodge.
Possum Kingdom
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 83 degrees; 1.69 feet low. Striped bass are fishing great with limits coming with live bait and trolling. Hearing reports of some being caught on large spoons, white and chartreuse are still good color choices. Sand bass are good early in the morning on topwaters when they are schooling. Catfish are starting to show back up. Cut shad fished on or near the bottom in 10-30 feet of water. Water clarity is dropping and is now eight feet on the south end of the lake and two feet on the north end of the lake. Report by TJ Ranft, Ranft Guide Service.
Proctor
GOOD. Water stained; 82 degrees; 4.22 feet low. Black bass are slow. White bass and striped bass are fair with some early topwater action. Crappie are good on jigs around brush in 10 feet of water. Catfish are good on cut bait using jugs.
Spence
FAIR. Water stained; 79 degrees. 41.22 feet low. The Texas heat is here sending the fish deeper, looking for cooler water. Bass are fair off rocks and ledges with soft plastics. Crappie are fair on the main lake structure using minnows and jigs. White bass are fair off drops with slabs and swimbaits. Channel catfish are fair on live and cut bait.
Stamford
GOOD. Water stained; 85 degrees; 2.64 feet low. Spawning season is over and the bites are up at the crappie house. Most catches on minnows in deeper water as the temperatures increase. Drum biting good off the bank. Perch and crappie are good over brush piles. Catfish are good on chicken yum liver. Report by Anchor Marina.
Twin Buttes
GREAT. Water stained. 86 degrees. 16.61 feet low. White bass are fair watch for sporadic surface action, the largest suspended 10-12 feet off the bottom. Crappie are good in deep water holding tight to standing timber using live minnows. Night fishing for crappie should be good under the lights using live shad or minnows. Channel catfish are excellent up on cheese bait, live bluegill, and fresh cut. Target open water in 24-30 feet of water. Report by Captain Michael Peterson, 4 Reel Fun Guide Service.
White River
SLOW. Water stained; 79 degrees; 23.27 feet low. Fishing off the pier in 4-6 feet of water is reeling in catfish and white bass. Catfish are good on cut shad. White bass and crappie are fair with many small sized catches under the pier lights on trout flies and small jigs.

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