Covid Got You Down? Go Fishing

 
AUSTIN, TX – Here is the fishing report for West Texas for the week of Oct. 14, 2020.
Alan Henry
GOOD. Water clear 68 degrees; 2.98’ low. Black bass are good working vegetation and sunny spots early in the day. Topwater excels early, plastic worms midday at mid-depth, spinners edges of structure anytime, and crankbait when they just won't bite anything else. Crappie are good with jigs under docks, especially on points. Catfish are fair on live bait, cut bait, and stinkbait. 
Arrowhead
FAIR. Water stained; 73 degrees; 0.32’ low. Largemouth bass continue to be good in the Little Wichita Creek on jigs, vegetation with worms and spinners. White Bass are fair looking for points and moving to some brush piles above 18 feet. Crappie are fair on jigs in man-made structures. Catfish are good on cheese bait, stinkbait, and minnows. 
Cisco
FAIR. Water clear; 70-72 degrees; 4.79’ low. Largemouth bass are fair still working surface structures with buzzbait, poppers, and weedless jigs. Tallgrass and cattails provide ample habitat. Still better north lake. Sunfish are good with cover on minnows, nightcrawlers, and cutworms. Crappie are fair with jigs under docks, and in grassy cover. Catfish are good catching every day and night on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, chicken livers, and cut shad. 
Coleman
FAIR. Slightly stained. 73 degrees. 2.25’ low. Hybrid stripers are good on rattletraps still attracted to feeding schools mid-depth in coves. Largemouth bass are good with topwater, buzzbaits, and jerkbaits moving to the active areas signaled by topwater early. Crappie are fair on jigs in timber. Catfish are fair with stinkbait and cut bait. 
Ft. Phantom Hill
GOOD. Water stained; 72 degrees; 1.13’ low. White bass are fair on Alabama rigs, staying suspended on drops, brush, and points. Black bass are fair, working shallow feeding water along with vegetation closer to open waters. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad and stinkbait all throughout the lake. 
Hubbard Creek
FAIR. Water stained; 71 degrees; 1.37’ low. Largemouth bass are fair, starting to turn to good working vegetation features and creeks. Crappie are good on jigs still in calmer water. White bass are fair over brush and working out from creeks. Sunfish are always fair on worms. Catfish are fair on live and cut shad. 
Meredith
FAIR. Water stained; 73 degrees; 50.20’ low. Black bass are fair, excelling with topwater, crayfish, and worms around new low water spots. Walleye are slow as the habitat is struggling for them to thrive. Crappie are fair but stressed and smaller than years past. Fish jigs around floor suspending above structure. White bass are good mid-lake. Channel catfish are fair fishing stink bait in most places. 
Millers Creek
GOOD. Water stained; 73 degrees; 0.54’ high. Largemouth bass are good on vegetation and some creek structures. Crappie are good on jigs in timber getting in there. White bass are fair off points and cove entrances. Catfish are fair mid-depth in coves with live, blood, and liver prepared baits. 
Nasworthy
GOOD. Water stained; 70 degrees. 0.90’ low. Black bass are good moving in less than 10 feet of water with topwater, spinners, jigs, and worms. Crappie are good with minnows and jigs with up and down activity periods leaning towards later. White bass are fair on Alabama Rigs working points and drops. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits throughout the lake. 
O.C. Fisher
FAIR. Water stained; 72 degrees. 40.96’ low. Largemouth Bass are fair still working standing vegetation as the strongest structure with weighted worms, spinners, and topwater. Crappie are fair working jigs across humps. White bass are fair with drop-offs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, live, and cut bait. 
O.H. Ivie
GOOD. Water clear; 71 degrees; 12.69’ low. Black bass are great, still changing habitat daily from timber to vegetation to shallow brush. Topwater is on before 8 am, worms are good all day in less open water, crankbaits, and jigs are good in a variety of habitats. Crappie are good on jigs working creeks. Catfish are good on stinkbait, live, and cut bait. White bass are fair on points. 
Oak Creek
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 72 degrees; 3.17’ low. Largemouth bass are good working points inward to coves and creeks with topwaters killing it, worms, and jigs being situational. Crappie are good under structures and docks on jigs. White bass are fair working the same coves as largemouth further out on points. Catfish are fair on trotlines, nightcrawlers, live bait, and cut bait. 
Possum Kingdom
GOOD. Water clear; 71 degrees; 0.18’ low. Black bass are fair still working rock and rock banks that drop quickly with soft plastic worms, jigs, crankbaits, and spinners. Afternoons have turned to the most productive time of day. White bass are good, staying deep, especially on southern lake drops. Crappie are good in bunches fishing jigs using docks as structures. Striped bass are slow. Catfish are good on cut shad with increased activity at night. 
Spence
FAIR. Water stained; 70 degrees; 38.98’ low. Black bass are good on jigs, worms, topwater, and spinners, working deep with habitats disappearing as the water level continues to drop. White bass remain slow with minimal success mid-lake. Crappie are slow without consistency. Hybrid bass are slow. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait coming out from flats to deeper water. 
Stamford
FAIR. Water stained; 70 degrees; 0.95’ high. Black bass are fair working shallow structures, deeper coves, and creek beds on topwaters and worms. Crappie are fair on jigs close to the larger rocks for cover. White bass are fair with Alabama rigs near the dam. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait. 
Twin Buttes
FAIR. Water Stained. 71 degrees. 11.21’ low. Black bass are good on worms and jigs, and some live worms for those who fish with live bait. The return of some warmer temps drove fish deeper but only during the daytime. Crappie are good on jigs staying near brush, and covered water. White bass are fair with Alabama rigs on the rocks and points. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits. 
White River
FAIR. Water stained; 70 degrees; 24.27’ low. Drought conditions continue to be in place. Largemouth bass are fair with Carolina rigged worms, jigs, rattle traps, and spinners in the structure that remains deep. Crappie are fair on jigs around rocks. Walleye continue to be slow. Channel catfish are fair on live bait, cut bait, and stinkbait, with sizable catches starting to emerge. 

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