Piney Woods Fishing Report

Water Body Report
Athens Water clear; 85–89 degrees; 0.20' low. Black bass are slow on watermelon creature baits and topwaters. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
Bob Sandlin Water clear; 86–89 degrees; 1.24' low. Black bass are slow on weightless soft plastics and Texas rig plastic worms. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and nightcrawlers.
Caddo Water stained; 84–88 degrees; 0.20' high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs and hollow body frogs near stumps and shallow cover. White and yellow bass are slow on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
Cedar Creek Water clear; 84–89 degrees; 3.43' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws in green pumpkin and topwater poppers. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on topwaters. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and nightcrawlers.
Conroe Water stained; 81–85 degrees; 0.04' high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on shad colored crankbaits and silver striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and fair on blue tube jigs over brush in 20 feet. Catfish are good on stinkbait, chicken livers, and nightcrawlers.
Cooper Water clear; 83–87 degrees; 8.40' low. Black bass are good on topwaters and drop shot finesse worms. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are good on rod and reel.
Fairfield Fishing has been slow since the fish kill in September of 2010. TPWD has discontinued stocking the lake after another kill in early September 2011. Redfish and black bass survived the kill in limited numbers.
Fork Water clear; 84–89 degrees; 3.67' low. Black bass are slow on football jigs and drop shot worms in 15–20'. White and yellow bass are good on topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows near the bridges. Catfish are slow on trotlines and chicken liver.
Houston County Water stained; 86–90 degrees; 0.03' low. Black bass to 10 pounds are good on topwaters and purple or red soft plastics. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Bream are good on live worms around structure. Channel and blue catfish are good on juglines baited with cut shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
Lake O' The Pines Water lightly stained; 85–89; degrees; 1.84' high. Black bass are slow on flipping jigs in black and blue and weightless soft plastics. Crappie are fair on white tube jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
Livingston Water fairly clear; 81–85 degrees; 0.18' high. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on pet spoons, hellbenders, trolling tubes, and slabs. White bass are good on pet spoons, hellbenders, trolling tubes, and Charlie slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.
Martin Creek Water clear; 89–93 degrees; 0.45' low. Black bass are fair on hollow belly frogs near shallow cover as well as drop shot soft plastics. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are good on punch bait and rod and reel.
Monticello Water fairly clear; 94–100 degrees; 0.89' low. Black bass are good on deep diving crankbaits and drop shot finesse worms near the discharge. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
Palestine Water clear; 83–88 degrees; 0.22' low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin shakyheads and Scrounger head rigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are fair on topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Sam Rayburn Water murky; 80–84 degrees; 0.04' high. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue/black tube jigs over brush piles. Bream are slow. Catfish are very good on trotlines baited with live bait and cut bait.
Steinhagen 1.53' high. No report available.
Tawakoni Water stained; 85–89 degrees; 9.53' low. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs and shallow crankbaits in shad patterns. Crappie are fair on minnows and tube jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Striped bass and hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines. Please call ahead to verify access at ramp of your choice. Lake access is severely limited due to low water.
Toledo Bend Water murky; 81–85 degrees; 1.14' low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are good on Li'l Fishies and silver spoons. Crappie are good on minnows over baited holes in 15-20 feet. Bream are good on nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait and stinkbait in 30 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
Wright Patman Water lightly stained; 85–89 degrees; 6.28' high. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs and swim jigs. Some fish being caught early on topwaters. Crappie are good on jigs minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad and prepared bait.