Piney Woods Fishing Report

Water Body Report
Athens Water clear; 57–62 degrees; 0.13’ high. Black bass are slow on white swim jigs along the shoreline as well as weightless Senkos. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on cut shad and nightcrawlers.
Bob Sandlin Water clear; 58–63 degrees; 1.86’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged lizards in green pumpkin or black and blue near shallow cover. Crappie are fair on jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Caddo Water stained; 58– 62 degrees; 1.11’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rig creature baits and weightless Senkos. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on cut shad and trotlines. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake.
Cedar Creek Water clear; 56–62 degrees; 3.95’ low. Black bass are good on citrus color squarebill crankbaits and white spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Conroe Water stained; 63–67 degrees; 0.44’ low. Black bass are fair on dark soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait and liver.
Cooper Water clear; 66–70 degrees; 10.74’ low. Black bass are slow on medium crankbaits and Carolina rigged plastics up to ’15 deep. Crappie are fair on jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad.
Fairfield Water clear; 65–69 degrees; 24.81’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and shallow running crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, stinkbait, and liver. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.
Fork Water clear; 57–62 degrees; 3.62’ low. Black bass are good on Megabass hazedong Shad swimbaits on jigheads along main lake points. Bed fish being caught on white Zoom Speed Craws and. Yellow bass and white bass are good on slabs and small crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on rod and reel and cut shad.
Houston County Water stained; 63–67 degrees; 0.18’ high. Black bass are fair on black soft plastic worms and white/light blue spinnerbaits in 4–10 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and grubs around brush piles. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Lake O' The Pines Water lightly stained; 58–64; degrees; 1.13’ high. Black bass are good on sexy shad swim jigs and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake.
Livingston Water fairly clear; 64–68 degrees; 0.30’ high. Black bass are good on watermelon red spinnerbaits and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are fair on shad and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.
Martin Creek Water clear; 68–71 degrees; 0.05 high. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits and weightless soft plastics. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and rod and reel.
Monticello Water fairly clear; 61–66 degrees; 0.81’ high. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs and Texas rigged green pumpkin creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers.
Palestine Water clear; 55–60 degrees; 0.86’ high. Black bass are good on green pumpkin wacky worms and shakyheads. Crappie are good on jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are good on jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
Sam Rayburn Water murky; 63–67 degrees; 2.03’ low. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged watermelon red soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are fair on Charlie slabs and silver spoons. Crappie are good on minnows. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on shrimp, live minnows, and stinkbait.
Steinhagen 1.72’ high. No report available.
Tawakoni Water stained; 57–61 degrees; 9.82’ low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin creature baits and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on jigs. White bass are slow on slabs. Striped bass and hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are slow 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; 60–64 degrees; 1.35’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/black Rat–L–Traps, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are fair on worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shrimp, cut bait, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Wright Patman Water lightly stained; 58–62 degrees; 5.96 ’ high. Black bass are fair on black neon Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake.