Piney Woods Fishing Report

Water Body Report
Athens Water clear; 47–51 degrees; 1.68’ low. Black bass are slow on weightless Senkos and shakyheads and suspending jerkbaits. Crappie are fair on minnow and white jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.
Bob Sandlin Water clear; 48–51 degrees; 2.85’ low. Black bass are slow on soft jerkbaits and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are slow on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
Caddo Water stained; 49–52 degrees; 0.50 high. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits, bladed jigs and flipping jigs. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and trotlines.
Cedar Creek Water clear; 47–51 degrees; 6.06’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.
Conroe Water murky; 62–66 degrees; 0.41’ low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics, Rat–L–Traps, and crankbaits in 10–25 feet. Striped bass are good on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp.
Cooper Water clear; 48–51 degrees; 12.68’ low. No report available. Please call ahead to verify if launching a boat is possible.
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; 46–50 degrees; 7.24’ low. Black bass are fair on Megabass Wild Header bladed jigs with Megabass Spark Shad trailers. Megabass Vision 110 jerkbaits in threadfin shad effective as well. Some fish being caught on flutter spoons along creek channels. White and yellow bass are slow on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are slow on prepared bait.
Houston County Water stained; 62–66 degrees; 0.25’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Lake O' The Pines Water lightly stained; 47–51; degrees; 0.04’ high. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, bladed jigs and flipping jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs near brush piles. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.
Livingston Water fairly clear; 64–68 degrees; 0.39’ high. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
Martin Creek Water clear; 70–83 degrees; 1.90’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms and creature baits. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse jigs. White bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
Monticello Water clear; 52–55 degrees; 0.35’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigs and finesse jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows and tube jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.
Palestine Water clear; 48–51 degrees; 0.72’ low. Black bass are fair on shakyheads and drop shots around docks. Crappie are slow on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and minnows. White bass are slow on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Sam Rayburn Water murky; 64–68 degrees; 2.94’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastic worms and Rat–L–Traps in 20–30 feet. White bass are good on silver spoons. Crappie are fair on live minnows and white tube jigs. Bream are slow. Catfish are good on stinkbait and minnows.
Steinhagen 1.57’ high. No report available.
Tawakoni Water stained; 47–51 degrees; 12.05’ low. No report available. Please call ahead to verify access at ramp of your choice. Lake access is severely limited due to low water.
Toledo Bend Water murky; 63–67 degrees; 3.70’ low. Black bass are good on pumpkin green, watermelon, and redbug soft plastic worms in 20 feet. Striped bass are good on spoons. White bass are good on spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are good on nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Wright Patman Water lightly stained; 49–53 degrees; 3.42’ high. Black bass are slow on flipping tubes and flipping jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.