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Panhandle Plains Fishing Reports

Week of September 25, 2014

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ALAN HENRY :  Water stained; 85–89 degrees; 9.08’ 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; 19.24’ low. One ramp open and few anglers have been on the lake.

BROWNWOOD :  Water clear; 81–85 degrees; 12.45’ 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; 18.38’ 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 :  21.32’ low. No report available.

FT. PHANTOM HILL :  Water clear; 84–89 degrees; 16.12’ 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 :  44.19’ low. No report available.

HUBBARD CREEK :  Water off color; 83–89 degrees; 28.57’ 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 :  89.66’ low. No report available.

MEREDITH :  78.96’ low. No report available.

NASWORTHY :  No report available.

O.H. IVIE :  Water stained; 83–89 degrees; 40.58’ 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; 24.47’ 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 :  55.72’ low. No report available.

POSSUM KINGDOM :  Water fairly clear; 84–89 degrees; 16.24’ 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 :  77.72’ low. No report available.

STAMFORD :  16.31’ low. No report available.

SWEETWATER :  Water murky; 83–88 degrees; 27.27’ 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; 29.93’ low. No report available.


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