Fishing Report – Panhandle Plains Region


Alan Henry

FAIR. Water clear; 81 degrees; 4.42 feet below pool. Crappie are fair in 15-25 feet of water using minnows suspended over trees. Report by The Bait Shop, Post, Texas.


GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 7.67 feet below pool. Catfish continue to be good on the main lake drifting with fresh cut shad. Report by Brandon Brown, Brown’s Guide Service.


GOOD. Water normal stain; 85 degrees; 10.24 feet below pool. Bass are good on plastic worms. Catfish are good on cut bait. are good. Report by Lake Cisco Rentals.


SLOW. Slightly stained; 85-87 degrees; 7.79 feet below pool. Bass are good in the morning and evening in deeper water and around docks. Hybrids are schooling and can be caught with a rattletrap or topwater. Few reports of crappie.

Ft. Phantom Hill

SLOW. Water stained; 87-89 degrees; 5.79 feet below pool. Hybrids are good vertically jigging. White bass are schooling windswept areas biting a rooster tail. Bass can be caught on the rocks early in the morning with topwaters. Blue catfish can be caught drifting with live bait or shad.


GOOD. Water normal stain; 84 degrees; 45.03 feet below pool. Bass are good on minnows and worms. Perch are good. Crappie are good on worms and minnows in structure. Sand bass are slow. Catfish are fair. Report by Greenbelt Lakeside Marina.

Hubbard Creek

FAIR. Water Stained; 85-88 degrees; 10.62 feet below pool. Summer fishing patterns are similar with no change in Texas heat. White bass should be schooling in coves. When the water is calm, scan the lake to find them. There is some hydrilla near the boat ramps so use a senko or topwater for bass, or fish in deeper water with Carolina rigs or deep diving crankbaits.


GOOD. Water stained; 80 degrees; 43.86 feet below pool. Fishing patterns are holding steady, and the best bite continues to be at night. Bass are fair on minnows and artificials. Catfish are good on crawlers, minnows, chicken liver and frozen shad. Crappie are fair on artificial baits and minnows. White bass are excellent on minnows, or jig heads with a curly tailed grub. Trout are slow on powerbaits, minnows, worms, small spinners and flies. Walleye are good with lots of small fish being caught using minnows, grubs, crankbaits and other artificial baits. Reports that the night bite is awesome. Please be safe out there, watch weather reports. Life vests save lives. Report by Kenneth Wysong, SharKens Honey Hole.

Millers Creek

FAIR. Water stained; 85 degrees; 8.33 feet below pool. Bass are slow on topwaters early in the morning, then on soft plastics off drop-offs. White bass are fair trolling with slabs. Blue and channel catfish are fair on cut bait. Crappie are on submerged structure with minnows and jigs.


GOOD. Water slightly stained; 85 degrees. 1.09 feet below pool. Fishing patterns are holding steady. Bass are fair on white chatterbaits or flipping soft plastics in the reeds in 1-3 feet of water. Crappie are good around boat docks on chartreuse jigs. Catfish are good on cut bait and stink bait around the dam. Report provided by the Angelo State Fishing Team.

O.C. Fisher

SLOW. Water stained; 87 degrees; 50.13 feet below pool. Few reports and anglers fishing due to low lake levels.

O.H. Ivie

GOOD. Water stained; 85-89 degrees; 27.96 feet below pool. White bass are good live or plastic baits. Crappie are fair on live bait or jigs. Largemouth bass are fair. Catfish are fair. Navigate with caution as the lake level drops, watching for exposed trees along the channel. Report by Concho Park and Marina.

Oak Creek

SLOW. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; 14.58 feet below pool. The weather has improved as we head into Memorial Day Weekend. Bass are slow with most catches 3.5 pounds on crankbaits and soft plastics. White bass are slow early and late in the day 18-20 feet of water in the main lake weighted silver spoons. Channel and blue catfish are slow on cut shad and perch in 8-14 feet of water. Report by Randall Pate, Sportsman’s Lodge.

Possum Kingdom

FAIR. Water clear; 86-90 degrees; 1.97 feet below pool. Striped bass are fair to good in 30-40 feet of water trolling with chartreuse and white lures, but live shad continues to be the preferred tactic. Sand bass are fair using white and chartreuse slabs or small live bait in 20-35 feet of water. Catfish are good using cut shad fished on or near bottom in 5-20 feet of water. Water clarity is steady around 5-15 feet of visibility. Report by TJ Ranft, Ranft Guide Service. Sand bass and striped bass to 12 pounds are good to excellent on slabs and live bait in 20-30 feet of water from Hells Gate to the Dam. Report by Michael Acosta, Unfair Advantage Charters.


FAIR. Water stained; 86-89 degrees; 12.62 feet below pool. Check ramps status before heading out. Catfish are good with cheese bait in deeper water. Crappie are fair on brush piles.


FAIR. Water stained; 86 degrees. 46.97 feet below pool. Bass are slow on topwaters and reaction baits in shallow water. A few bites are possible in deep water using plastics. Wear your life jacket and stay safe. Report by Bill Brasher, Bronte Fishing Guide Service.


SLOW. Water normal stain; 89 degrees; 2.45 feet below pool.Fishing continues to be slow with few reports and anglers on the water due to the heat. Crappie are fair at the crappie house. Blue catfish are biting stink bait. White bass and crappie are biting on minnows. Report by Anchor Marina.

Twin Buttes

GOOD. Water stained. 87 degrees; 29.48 feet below pool. Fishing patterns are similar. The thermocline is still around 15 feet of water with fish suspended in or just below. White bass and crappie are slow with fish suspended 18-20 feet of water. Channel catfish are fair with quality fish over quantity in 12-15 feet of water on prepared baits. Report by Captain Michael Peterson, 4 Reel Fun Guide Service.

White River

FAIR. Water stained; 87 degrees; 21.96 feet below pool. The summer heat continues to slow the bite and angler action. Crappie are fair on minnows in structure. Catfish are good from the bank using cut shad.