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Catfish best bet out on Patman, Millwood

by Brian Tyl | January 27, 2022 at 10:00 p.m.

TEXARKANA, Texas -- Fishing for catfish out on Lake Wright Patman has been good on chicken liver, live bait or punch bait.

White bass and largemouth bass have each been fair.

Crankbaits (shad-like) and football jigs on humps, flats and points have been the best choices for largemouths, while live bait and slabs are the main preference of the white bass.

Out on Millwood Lake, largemouth bass have been hit-or-miss, dependent on daily conditions. Largemouths were fair on swim jigs with thumper-tail trailers, chatterbaits, jigs and heavy thumping 1-Knocker Rat-L-Traps.

The best largemouth bass reaction bites have been on custom painted Little John crankbaits in shad colors, Bomber Flat-A's in Tennessee shad or citrus shad, and H&H Spinnerbaits (in yellow/black, white/green or white/chartreuse).

Best lures for white bass have been Rocket Shads, Fat Free Shads in Tennessee shad and citrus shad, half-ounce Rat-L-Traps, Bill Lewis' MR-6 crankbaits and Spin Traps (in chrome/blue, Millwood magic, Tennessee shad and threadfin shad colors).

Crappie have been slow with random bites on jigs in black/chartreuse, or Southern Pro Little Hustler tubes in cajun cricket or Tennessee shad with a chartreuse tail.

Catfish are good to fair on trotlines while yo-yos and limb lines were hit-or-miss. Punch bait, chicken hearts, chicken livers and cottonseed mill dough cake produced the best results.

Jim Harris and Mike Siefert each contributed to this report.

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