Fishing Reports for Week of September 17, 2014

Panhandle Plains Region

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Water Body Report
ALAN HENRY Water stained; 85–89 degrees; 18.19' low. Black bass are good on topwaters early, later switching to Texas rigs, Rat–L–Traps and Carolina rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs over brush piles. Catfish are good on chartreuse (use Worm–Glo) nightcrawlers.
ARROWHEAD Water off color; 83–88 degrees; 19.13' low. One ramp open and few anglers have been on the lake.
BROWNWOOD Water clear; 81–85 degrees; 12.47' low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastic worms and topwaters near the docks and over brush piles. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on Li'l Fishies off lighted docks at night. Crappie are good on Li'l Fishies and minnows over brush piles in 10–18 feet, and off lighted docks at night. Channel catfish are good on cut bait and nightcrawlers over baited holes. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch.
COLEMAN Water clear; 81–85 degrees; 18.49' low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLORADO CITY 22.34' low. No report available.
FT. PHANTOM HILL Water clear; 84–89 degrees; 16.24' low. Black bass are fair to good on medium running crankbaits, Senkos, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.
GREENBELT 44.05' low. No report available.
HUBBARD CREEK Water off color; 83–89 degrees; 28.48' low. Black bass are good on Yellow Magics early, later switching to jigs, Texas rigs and DT 10s. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs over deep cover. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
MACKENZIE 89.81' low. No report available.
MEREDITH 79.02' low. No report available.
NASWORTHY No report available.
O.H. IVIE Water stained; 83–89 degrees; 40.96' low. Black bass are good on topwater frogs early, later switching to Texas rigs, jigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs shallow.
OAK CREEK Water stained; 83–89 degrees; 24.50' low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, shakyheads, crankbaits, Carolina rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on chartreuse (use Worn–Glo) nightcrawlers.
PALO DURO 55.51' low. No report available.
POSSUM KINGDOM Water fairly clear; 84–89 degrees; 16.19' low. Black bass are fair on topwaters early, later switching to drop shot rigs, Carolina rigs, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on slabs and Road Runners. Striped bass are fair on live shad and while trolling. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
SPENCE 77.53' low. No report available.
STAMFORD 16.65' low. No report available.
SWEETWATER Water murky; 83–88 degrees; 27.41' low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early, later switching to Carolina rigs, jigs and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on prepared bait.
WHITE RIVER Water stained; 83–89 degrees; 29.49' low. No report available.

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