Panhandle Plains Fishing Report


Alan Henry-GOOD. Water clear; 78 degrees; 2.44 feet below pool. Crappie are good in 20-28 feet of water over brush with minnows. Report by The Bait Shop, Post, Texas.

Arrowhead-GOOD. Water lightly stained; 80 degrees; 3.65 feet below pool. Catfish are good drifting on the main part of the lake with fresh cut shad. The lake is on the rise. Report by Brandon Brown, Brown’s Guide Service.

Cisco-GOOD. Water stained; 80 degrees; 11.81 feet below pool. Bass and crappie are good on minnows in 10 feet of water. Report by Lake Cisco Rentals.

Coleman-SLOW. Water stained; 78 degrees; 8.71 feet below pool. Lake Coleman continues to rise. Expect the bite to slow, and fish to explore new submerged vegetation. Bass should be off of vegetation on soft plastics.

Ft. Phantom Hill-GOOD. Water stained; 78 degrees; 6.03 feet below pool. Expect the bite to slow, and fish to explore new submerged vegetation. White bass are good at sunrise and sunset feeding on shad balls. Hybrid striped bass are fair scattered due to the influx of water. When the water stabilizes hybrids typically act like the sandies. Blue catfish are good. Crappie are near the water intake or near the dam on rocks.

Greenbelt-FAIR. Water normal stain; 70 degrees; 46.59 feet below pool. Crappie are in standing timber and shallow along the shore. Sand bass are good. Catfish are good sizes.

Hubbard Creek-GOOD. Water Stained; 79 degrees; 11.86 feet below pool. Crappie are good in shallow water off of rocks or standing timber. Bass should be off of vegetation on soft plastics. The lake has not received as much rain as other area lakes and vegetation has not returned like in years past.

Meredith-FAIR. Water stained; 70 degrees; 46.26 feet below pool. High winds in the forecast for the weekend. Bass are good on minnows and artificials. Catfish are fair with crawlers, minnows, chicken liver and frozen shad. Crappie are fair with artificial baits and minnows. White bass are excellent on just about anything. Trout are slow, slow and slow on powerbaits, minnows, worms, small spinners, spoons and flies. Walleye are excellent on minnows, grubs, and other artificial baits. Lots of 14-15 inch fish being caught on trolling flicker shad. The bite on all species seems to be improving, with the exception of trout in the stilling basin. Please be safe out there, watch weather reports. Life vests save lives. Report by Kenneth Wysong, SharKens Honey Hole.

Millers Creek-GOOD. Water stained; 75 degrees; 1.43 feet below pool. Water levels have risen in the last few weeks, totaling close to 8 feet so far for the year. Crappie are good shallow along the edges of the shore and should start to transition to brush piles. Blue catfish are good in the rocks near the dam, and on jug lines near creek channels. There is a scheduled closure to spray the trees in order to control the brush on the dam and emergency spillway from June 16-22.

Nasworthy-FAIR. Water slightly stained; 84 degrees. 0.45 feet below pool. Conditions have been consistent, but there is some rain in the forecast. The bass bite has been good on white chatterbait or spinnerbaits early morning and evening. Midday flipping soft plastics around reed bases in 1-3 feet of water is the ticket to catch shaded up largemouth bass. Also look out for the shad spawn as predatory fish are keying in on this pattern. Crappie were good around boat docks on chartreuse jigs and catfish were fair on cut bait and stink bait around river channel bends. Report provided by the Angelo State Fishing Team.

O.C. Fisher-SLOW. Water stained; 65 degrees; 52.23 feet below pool. Few reports and anglers fishing due to low lake levels.

O.H. Ivie-GOOD. Water slightly stained; 78 degrees; 28.92 feet below pool. Lake level is on a slight rise. Black bass are fair with catches up to 8 pounds. Good numbers on small swimbaits, crankbaits and 10 inch worms shallow early and late in day. Lots of schoolers around deeper trees during the middle of the day. Crappie are good on minnows in rivers with some limits 6-12 feet. White bass are fair on rattle traps and topwaters early down by the dam area. The bite is good at night. Channel catfish fair in 3-6 feet. On a variety of stink baits and earthworms. Report by Wendell Ramsey, Ramsey Fishing.

Oak Creek-SLOW. Water lightly stained; 76 degrees; 16.24 feet below pool. Fishing patterns are similar. Black bass are good on plastic creature baits and stick baits in watermelon purple swirl or green pumpkin, and squarebill crankbaits. Crappie bite is improving on crappie jigs. Catfish are good on cut carp and shad. The trot line anglers are having success with live bait. Report by Bronte Guns and Tackle Pro Staff.

Possum Kingdom-GOOD. Water clear; 84 degrees; 0.27 feet below pool. Striper are fair to good in 30-70 feet of water on live bait, but some can be caught using artificial baits. Spoons are putting a few fish in the boat. Look for them in 30-70 feet. Good colors are white, chartreuse, and silver. Sand bass are fair with fish scattered in small groups in 10-20 feet of water. Use live shad or small slabs and jigs white, and silver are good colors. Catfish are still fair using cut shad in 30-40 feet of water. Water clarity is steady at 2-10 feet of visibility. The north end of the lake is extremely muddy. Report by TJ Ranft, Ranft Guide Service. Bass are good in 20-30 feet on trees and ledges near points with Carolina rigs, shaky heads, glide baits, deep crankbaits. Post spawners are eating very good right now. Topwater action early near points and shad spawn areas. Report by JK Outdoors Bass Fishing Guide Service.

Proctor-SLOW. Water stained; 75 degrees; 1.79 feet below pool. Shad are running the shorelines attracting predator fish shallow. The only ones that are not open are Copperas Creek Day Use and Promontory Campground.

Spence-SLOW. Water stained; 75 degrees. 48.07 feet below pool. Fishing patterns are consistent. Black bass are good flipping jigs or vibrating jigs into the shallows. Crappie are reported to be slow. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait in deeper pockets. Report by Bronte Guns and Tackle Pro Staff.

Stamford-FAIR. Water stained; 75 degrees; 0.24 feet above pool. Shad spawning shallow. Waiting for the weather to settle and the water to clear. Blue catfish are good casting minnows on the rocks. Crappie are good. Largemouth bass are fair but keep patience in the tackle box, along with soft plastics pitched into the reeds. Lots of flooded vegetation for fish to hide in. White bass are good at sunrise and sunset feeding on shad balls.

Twin Buttes-GOOD. Water stained. 84 degrees; 34.51 feet below pool. Early morning for a few hours is the best bite. White bass busting on shad at daylight hitting topwaters, or slabs. Under the lights at night with minnows or shad. Catfish are fair early in the morning with cheese bait. Mostly catches of smaller sized fish due to the warmer water. Water level is very low, so launching may be difficult. Report by Captain Michael Peterson, 4 Reel Fun Guide Service.

White River-FAIR. Water normal stain; 79 degrees; 21.84 feet below pool. Catfish are good with a 38 pound catfish caught with blood bait. Crappie are fair.