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, stained upriver; 44-51 degrees; 5.66' low. Black bass are slow on crankbaits and spoons. Crappie and bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow on live punch bait and live worms.

ARROWHEAD: Water fairly clear; 41-49 degrees; 2.55’ low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow to fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

COLORADO CITY: 15.46’ 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; 42-48 degrees; 1.87’ low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 41-49 degrees; 3.12’ low. Black bass are slow. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait.

NASWORTHY: 43-48 degrees; 1.37’ low. No reports on black bass. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair on live bait.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 41-47 degrees; 10.73’ low. Black bass slow on Texas rigs. Crappie are slow on live minnows. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait.

O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 41-52 degrees; 37.82' low. No reports on black bass. Crappie are slow on live minnows. Catfish are fair on live bait.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water off color; 39-46 degrees; 1.38’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are slow to fair on live minnow. White bass are fair on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on live and cut bait.

SPENCE: 51.17’ low. Catfish are fair on live bream, cut bait and nightcrawlers.

STAMFORD: Water stained; 38-49 degrees; 0.57’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigs. Crappie are slow on live minnows. White bass are fair on live bait. Blue catfish are fair on cut and live bait.

SWEETWATER: Water off color; 39-45 degrees; 24.34’ 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; 38-46 degrees; 21.56’ low. Black bass are slow. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair on cheese bait.