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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 main lake, stained to muddy upriver; 66 degrees; 4.85' low. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and spoons. Crappie and bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on punch bait and live worms.


ARROWHEAD: Water fairly clear; 57-66 degrees; 2.17’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, Rat-L-Traps and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

COLORADO CITY: 15.17’ 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; 55-64 degrees; 1.43’ low. Black bass are fair on shakyheads, Texas rigs and drop shot rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 58-64 degrees; 2.9’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, lipless crankbaits and jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and live shiners.

NASWORTHY: 56-65 degrees; 1.06’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and squarebills. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 58-65 degrees; 10.54’ low. Black bass are fair on drop shot rigs, Texas rigs and chrome/black Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 57-66 degrees; 37.44' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, jigs and drop shot rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water off color; 58-65 degrees; 1.09’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Rat-L-Traps, drop shot rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and tail spinners. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

SPENCE: 50.78’ low. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.

STAMFORD: Water stained; 48-57 degrees; 0.37’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and live minnows. White bass are fair on live bait and Little Georges. Blue catfish are fair on cut and live bait.

SWEETWATER: Water off color; 55-64 degrees; 24.23’ low. Black bass are slow. Catfish are fair on cut bait.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 53-63 degrees; 21.24’ low. Black bass are slow. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair on cheese bait.