Breckenridge Texan

August 25
11:32 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; 1.5′ low. Black bass are fair to good on bone Pop–Rs early, later switching to Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows around structure. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

Possum Kingdom

Water off color; 81–89 degrees; 0.42′ low. Black bass are fair to good on drop shot rigs, shakyheads, Texas rigs and finesse jigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on slabs and Little Georges. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers.

Brownwood

Water stained; 82–86 degrees; 1.31′ low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, shakyheads, 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. Blue catfish are excellent on prepared bait near the Hwy. 279 Bridge in 5–8 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

Fort Phantom Hill

Water murky; 78–87 degrees; 0.68′ low. Black bass are fair on Whopper Ploppers early and late, midday switching to Texas rigs, split shot rigged flukes and squarebill crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

Arrowhead

Water fairly clear; 83–87 degrees; 1.86′ low. Black bass are fair to good on Pop–Rs early, later switching to finesse jigs, Texas rigs and crankbaits. Crappie are good on live minnows around structure. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

Weather

Regardless of the fishing forecast, the weather predictions may affect fishing opportunities in the area this weekend. The National Weather Service’s forecast for Friday, Aug. 25, in Breckenridge is for showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Friday night, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

On Saturday, Aug. 26, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Saturday night, there is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

On Sunday, there is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  Sunday night, the forecast is for partly cloudy skies, with a low around 67. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

 

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