Weekend Fishing Guide for Plainview and Lubbock

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Each week, Texas Parks and Wildlife publishes a series of fishing reports for areas of the Lone Star State. Captain Randy Britton of the Lake Alan Henry Crappie Guide Service provides information to the TPWD for the Panhandle Plains area. Here’s a look at the latest fishing report for the area, along with some insights from Ty Ladue with BaitKandy Tackle on the Possum Kingdom Lake, Mackenzie Reservoir, OH Ivie Reservoir, and Lake Alan Henry spots.

According to the TPWD Fishing Report, live bait and jigs have been great for catching sand bass near the slabs and spoons at Possum Kingdom Lake. The report notes that catching live bait was also good near the lower points of the lake and catfish fishing was also listed as “good” this week in both shallow and deep water using small cut bait fished at or near the bottom of the lake.

Ladue said he and his team at the tackle store as well as the Lyons Club recently stockpiled the Mackenzie Reservoir with catfish and noted abundance.


“There are a ton of catfish to catch,” he said.

the OH Ivie Tank was the only spot to earn an “excellent” rating in this week’s TPWD fishing report for the area.

According to the TPWD, white bass bite on live bait or jigs at the mouth of the river in OH Ivie in 18 to 20 feet of water. Largemouth Bass also bites at OH Ivie as it emerges from spawn. The report noted that the reservoir had been a good place to catch catfish on prepared, live and cut bait.

Ladue said it was a good week at Lake Alan Henry to catch bass, perch and crappie.

Randy Britton of Lake Alan Henry Crappie guide reports to the TPWD on Lake Alan Henry and noted that he caught crappie using minnows and jigs as bait in 8-13 feet of water.

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