Fish On!
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 clear main lake, lightly stained up the river; 60 degrees main lake, 62 up the creeks; 6.87' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged Power Worms, craws, whacky worms and crankbaits. Crappie and bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on punch bait, live perch and live worms.

ARROWHEAD: Water fairly clear; 62-67 degrees; 1.45’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged lizards and shallow running crankbaits. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.

COLORADO CITY: 16.17’ low. After a period of drought, this lake caught water and boating is now allowed. However, it is not currently recommended for fishing due to severe golden alga blooms.

FT. PHANTOM HILL: Water off color; 61-66 degrees; 2.45’ low. Black bass are fair on shakyheads, Texas rigs and split shot rigged flukes. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on live and cut bait.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 63-68 degrees; 3.45’ low. Black bass are fair on umbrella rigs, Texas rigs and Senkos. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are good on live and cut bait.

NASWORTHY: 61-66 degrees; 1.12’ low. Black bass are slow to fair on Texas rigs and shad pattern shallow running crankbaits. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on live bait and nightcrawlers.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 62-68 degrees; 11.41’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and shakyheads with Zoom Trick Worms. Crappie are slow on live minnows. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait.

O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 61-67 degrees; 39' low. Black bass are fair on Senkos, Texas rigs and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on live bait.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water off color; 62-67 degrees; 0.91’ low. Black bass are fair to good on medium diving crankbaits, shakyheads and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnow. White bass are fair on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are good on live and cut bait.

SPENCE: 52.06’ low. No report on black bass. No report on crappie. Catfish are on live bait, cut bait and nightcrawlers.

STAMFORD: Water stained to muddy; 61-65 degrees; 1.23’ low. Black bass are fair on chatterbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. White bass are fair on live bait. Blue catfish are good on cut and live bait.

SWEETWATER: Water off color; 61-67 degrees; 24.92’ low. This lake is currently experiencing a fish kill due to golden alga. Biologists are monitoring the situation and will post updates as they become available.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 62-68 degrees; 22.6’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, shallow running crankbaits and weightless watermelon/red Yum Dingers. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on live bait.