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Panhandle Plains Fishing Reports

Week of July 23, 2014

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ALAN HENRY :  Water stained; 75–83 degrees; 16.97’ low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters, Senkos, DD22s and Carolina rigs. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs over brush piles. Catfish are good on chartreuse (use Worm–Glo) nightcrawlers.

ARROWHEAD :  Water off color; 75–83 degrees; 18.32’ low. One ramp open and few anglers have been on the lake.

BROWNWOOD :  Water stained; 82–86 degrees; 11.61’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish to 5 pounds are good on cheesebait in 5–10 feet. Yellow catfish to 25 pounds are good on trotlines baited with perch and goldfish in 3–10 feet.

COLEMAN :  Water clear; 79–83 degrees; 17.13’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLORADO CITY :  21.36’ low. No report available.

FT. PHANTOM HILL :  Water clear; 74–82 degrees; 14.49’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Yellow Magics, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

GREENBELT :  43.92’ low. No report available.

HUBBARD CREEK :  Water off color; 75–84 degrees; 26.74’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters early, jigs, Texas rigs and DD22s. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs over deep cover. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

MACKENZIE :  89.37’ low. No report available.

MEREDITH :  80.92’ low. No report available.

NASWORTHY :  No report available.

O.H. IVIE :  Water stained; 76–84 degrees; 38.34’ low. Black bass are good on Zell Pops early and late, Senkos, Texas rigs, jigs and shallow or medium running shad pattern crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs shallow.

OAK CREEK :  Water stained; 75–83 degrees; 23.24’ 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 :  53.83’ low. No report available.

POSSUM KINGDOM :  Water fairly clear; 74–81 degrees; 15.14’ low. Black bass are fair to good on drop shot rigs, Carolina rigs, Texas rigs and D22s. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on slabs and Little Georges. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

SPENCE :  74.19’ low. No report available.

STAMFORD :  15.42’ low. No report available.

SWEETWATER :  Water murky; 75–82 degrees; 26.26’ 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; 74–82 degrees; 29.16’ low. No report available.


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