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Panhandle Plains Fishing Reports

Week of October 15, 2014

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ALAN HENRY :  Water stained; 72–79 degrees; 9.27’ low. Black bass are fair to good on jigs, 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; 73–79 degrees; 19.52’ low. One ramp open and few anglers have been on the lake.

BROWNWOOD :  Water clear; 78–82 degrees; 12.59’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon/chartreuse tailed soft plastic worms, topwater frogs, torpedoes, and Pop–R’s on main lake flats near grass. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies off lighted docks at night. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 10–20 feet, and under lighted docks at night. Channel catfish are good on cut bait and shrimp over baited holes. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch and worms.

COLEMAN :  Water clear; 78–82 degrees; 18.61’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon red spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white/red tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on shrimp and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLORADO CITY :  21.59’ low. No report available.

FT. PHANTOM HILL :  Water clear; 72–78 degrees; 16.82’ low. Black bass are fair to good on spinnerbaits, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

GREENBELT :  44.66’ low. No report available.

HUBBARD CREEK :  Water off color; 73–78 degrees; 28.97’ low. Black bass are fair to good on chatterbaits, jigs, Texas rigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs over deep cover. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

MACKENZIE :  90’ low. No report available.

MEREDITH :  78.67’ low. No report available.

NASWORTHY :  No report available.

O.H. IVIE :  Water stained; 72–79 degrees; 41.46’ low. Black bass are fair to good on spinnerbaits, Texas rigs, jigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs shallow.

OAK CREEK :  Water stained; 72–78 degrees; 24.81’ 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 :  56.26’ low. No report available.

POSSUM KINGDOM :  Water fairly clear; 72–79 degrees; 15.22’ low. Black bass are fair on jigs, drop shot rigs, Carolina rigs and Texas rigs. 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 :  70.39’ low. No report available.

STAMFORD :  16.61’ low. No report available.

SWEETWATER :  Water murky; 71–77 degrees; 27.64’ low. Black bass are fair to good on jigs, Rat–L–Traps and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on prepared bait.

WHITE RIVER :  Water stained; 71–78 degrees; 28.36’ low. No report available.


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