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Week of August 27, 2014

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ALAN HENRY :  Water stained; 85–89 degrees; 18.1’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Yellow Magics early, later switching to Carolina rigs and jigs. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs over brush piles. Catfish are good on chartreuse (use Worm–Glo) nightcrawlers.

ARROWHEAD :  Water off color; 83–88 degrees; 18.71’ low. One ramp open and few anglers have been on the lake.

BROWNWOOD :  Water clear; 82–86 degrees; 12.11’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms in 8–15 feet, and on jigs and buzzbaits in 4–10 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white or shad Li’l Fishies in 10–18 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are good on cheesebait in 5–10 feet Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch and goldfish in 3–10 feet.

COLEMAN :  Water clear; 82–86 degrees; 17.91’ low. Black bass are very good on Rat–L–Traps, spinnerbaits, and chartreuse soft plastics. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad near the park and the store. Crappie are good on minnows and Li’l Fishies at night. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch and chicken livers. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLORADO CITY :  21.85’ low. No report available.

FT. PHANTOM HILL :  Water clear; 84–89 degrees; 15.21’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Zell Pops, Texas rigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

GREENBELT :  44.22’ low. No report available.

HUBBARD CREEK :  Water off color; 83–89 degrees; 27.66’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters early, midmorning switching to Texas rigs, crankbaits and jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs over deep cover. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

MACKENZIE :  89.42’ low. No report available.

MEREDITH :  82.14’ low. No report available.

NASWORTHY :  No report available.

O.H. IVIE :  Water stained; 83–89 degrees; 39.73’ low. Black bass are good on Zara Spooks early and late, midday switching to Texas rigs, jigs and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs shallow.

OAK CREEK :  Water stained; 83–89 degrees; 23.93’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Carolina rigs, jigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on chartreuse (use Worn–Glo) nightcrawlers.

PALO DURO :  53.63’ low. No report available.

POSSUM KINGDOM :  Water fairly clear; 83–89 degrees; 15.55’ low. Black bass are fair on Zell Pops early, later switching to drop shot rigs, Carolina rigs, Texas rigs and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on slabs and Little Georges. Striped bass are fair on live shad and while trolling. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

SPENCE :  75.64’ low. No report available.

STAMFORD :  16.06’ low. No report available.

SWEETWATER :  Water murky; 83–88 degrees; 26.78’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Carolina rigs, split shot weighted flukes and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on prepared bait.

WHITE RIVER :  Water stained; 83–89 degrees; 29.77’ low. No report available.


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