Panhandle Plains Region Week of August 16, 2017

Alan Henry
Water clear on the main lake, stained up the river; 82–88 degrees; 4.37' 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; 83–87 degrees; 1.78' low. Black bass are fair to good on Yellow Magics early, later switching to spinnerbaits, Texas rigs and medium running crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows around structure. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
Coleman
Water stained; 81–85 degrees; 1.25' low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin Rat–L–Traps and Carolina rigged soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs.
Colorado City
14.07' low. No report available.
Ft. Phantom Hill
Water murky; 78–87 degrees; 0.55' low. Black bass are fair buzzbaits early, later switching to Carolina rigs, Texas rigs, Rat–L–Traps and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows.
Greenbelt
31.73' low. Black bass are fair to good on Zara Spooks early and late, midday switching to Texas rigs, Carolina rigs, medium running crankbaits and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows.
Hubbard Creek
Water off color; 82–91 degrees; 1.35' low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early and late, midday switching to Texas rigs, split shot rigged flukes and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows around deep cover. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
Mackenzie
74' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and spinnerbaits.
Meredith
58.2' low. Black bass are slow to fair on Texas rigs, chatterbaits and jerkbaits. No reports of smallmouth bass. Bream and channel catfish are being caught in good numbers.
Nasworthy
79–88 degrees; 1.55' low. Black bass are fair to good on jigs, Texas rigs and Carolina rigs. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
O.H. Ivie
Water stained; 81–90 degrees; 35.72' low. Black bass are good on topwaters early, later switching to jigs, Texas rigs, chatterbaits and squarebill crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs.
Oak Creek
Water stained; 79–89 degrees; 9.29' low. Black bass are fair to good on black/blue jigs, Texas rigs and Senkos. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair on cut bait and nightcrawlers.
Palo Duro
61.24' low. No report available.
Possum Kingdom
Water off color; 81–89 degrees; 0.54' low. Black bass are fair to good on spinnerbaits, Texas rigs, shad pattern 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
49.42' low. No report available.
Stamford
Water stained; 79–88 degrees; 0.39' high. Black bass are fair to good on buzzbaits early and late, midday switching to Senkos, Texas rigs and medium running crankbaits. 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' low. No report available.
White River
Water stained; 80–89 degrees; 20.82' 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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