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weekly fishing reports by region
 
 
WEST REPORTS

Compiled and edited by J.P. Greeson, Bink Grimes, Kendal Hemphill and Mark Perry for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department under a federal grant provided by the Sport Fish Restoration Program.

WEST
ALAN HENRY: Water stained; 85-89 degrees; 18.64’ low. Black bass are fair to good on buzzbaits and Zell Pops early, later switching to jigs, Texas rigs and Carolina rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs over brush piles. Catfish are good on cut bait and chartreuse (use Worm-Glo) nightcrawlers.

ARROWHEAD: Water off color; 83-88 degrees; 19.05’ low. One ramp open and few anglers have been on the lake.

COLORADO CITY: 22.18’ low. No report available.

FT. PHANTOM HILL: Water clear; 84-89 degrees; 15.74’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Zara Spooks, Senkos, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 83-89 degrees; 28.01’ low. Black bass are good on Zara Spooks and buzzbaits early, later switching to split shot weighted flukes, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs over deep cover. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

NASWORTHY: No report available.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 83-89 degrees; 24.24’ low. Black bass are fair to good on medium running shad pattern crankbaits, Carolina rigs, jigs and drop shot rigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on chartreuse (use Worn-Glo) nightcrawlers.

O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 83-89 degrees; 40.42' low. Black bass are good on Yellow Magics early, later switching to Carolina rigs, jigs and Rapala DT 10s. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs shallow.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water fairly clear; 84-89 degrees; 15.92’ low. Black bass are fair on buzzbaits and Yellow Magics, later switching to Carolina rigs, Texas rigs, jigs and DD22s. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on chartreuse slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad and while trolling. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

SPENCE: 76.54’ low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 16.45’ low. No report available.

SWEETWATER: Water murky; 83-88 degrees; 27.16’ 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; 29.63’ low. No report available.