Breckenridge Texan

August 18
05:47 2017

Each week, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department produces a report on the fishing conditions at various locations around the state. Here is this week’s report for area lakes:

Hubbard Creek

Water off color; 82–91 degrees; 1.35’ low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early and late, midday switching to Texas rigs, split shot rigged flukes and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows around deep cover. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

Possum Kingdom
Water off color; 81–89 degrees; 0.54′ low. Black bass are fair to good on spinnerbaits, Texas rigs, shad pattern crankbaits and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. White bass are fair to good on slabs and inline spinners. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers.

Brownwood
Water stained; 82–86 degrees; 1.18′ low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, Shaky Heads, white spinnerbaits, and green pumpkin soft plastic worms around docks in 2–10 feet. Hybrid striper are good trolling and drifting shad at night. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies off lighted docks at night in 5–15 feet. Crappie are excellent on minnows and white or shad Li’l Fishies over baited brush piles in 8–15 feet. Channel catfish are excellent on cheesebait and cut shad near the Hwy. 279 Bridge.

Ft. Phantom Hill
Water murky; 78–87 degrees; 0.55′ low. Black bass are fair buzzbaits early, later switching to Carolina rigs, Texas rigs, Rat–L–Traps and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows.

Arrowhead
Water fairly clear; 83–87 degrees; 1.78′ low. Black bass are fair to good on Yellow Magics early, later switching to spinnerbaits, Texas rigs and medium running crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows around structure. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

(Photo courtesy of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department)

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