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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 clear on the main lake, stained up the river; 63-68 degrees; 2.04’ low. Black bass are good on 7in. power worms, spoons, swim jigs and medium crankbaits. Crappie and bass are fair on minnows in the back of the creeks. Catfish are still good on rod and reel with cut bait and punchbait on baited holes.

ARROWHEAD: Water fairly clear; 55-61 degrees; 0.52’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, Senkos and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows in the shallows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

COLORADO CITY: 13.35’ low. No report available.

FT. PHANTOM HILL: Water murky; 57-62 degrees; 0.02’ high. Black bass are fair on jigs, Texas rigs and buzzbaits. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 56-62 degrees; 0.32’ low. Black bass are fair on split shot rigged flukes, Senkos, Texas rigs and finesse jigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows around shallow cover. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

NASWORTHY: 57-63 degrees; 1.67’ low. Black bass are fair to good on chatterbaits, jigs and Texas rigged lizards. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 56-62 degrees; 7.73’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigs, Senkos and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worn-Glo) nightcrawlers.

O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 59-65 degrees; 32.71' low. Black bass are good on jigs, Texas rigged creature baits and Yum Dingers. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs in the shallows. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water off color; 63-68 degrees; 0.1’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, jigs, shakyheads and chatterbaits. Crappie are fair on live minnows. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers.

SPENCE: 49.78’ low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 0.79’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, Senkos and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows in the shallows. White bass are fair to good on Rooster Tails. Blue catfish are fair to good on cut and live bait.

SWEETWATER: Water off color; 57-63 degrees; 21.9’ low. No report available.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 55-62 degrees; 19.6’ low. Black bass are very slow (the bass population was greatly reduced during the drought). No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.