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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; 18.1’ 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.

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.

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.

NASWORTHY: No report available.

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.

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.

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.