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Piney Woods Fishing Report

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Athens Water clear; 59–63 degrees; 0.21’ high. Black bass are fair on shad pattern shallow crankbaits along the shoreline as well as weightless Senkos. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.
Bob Sandlin Water clear; 59–64 degrees; 2.14' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged lizards in green pumpkin near shallow cover. Crappie are good on jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Caddo Water stained; 59– 63 degrees; 1.37' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rig creature baits and weightless Senkos. White and yellow bass are good 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; 58–64 degrees; 3.98’ low. Black bass are fair on citrus color squarebill crankbaits. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are good on cut shad and trotlines.
Conroe Water stained; 59–63 degrees; 0.55’ 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; 11.39’ low. Black bass are fair on medium crankbaits and Carolina rigged plastics up to ’15 deep. Crappie are slow on jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are good on cut shad and trotlines.
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; 59–64 degrees; 3.82’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged Missile D– Bombs in super bug around shallow stumps. Bed fish being caught on white Zoom Speed Craws. Yellow bass and white bass are good on slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows near bridges. Catfish are slow on rod and reel and cut shad.
Houston County Water stained; 63–67 degrees. Black bass to 6 pounds 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; 59–64; degrees; 1.59’ high. Black bass are fair on flipping jigs and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake.
Livingston Water fairly clear; 60–64 degrees; 0.36’ high. Black bass are fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are very good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
Martin Creek Water clear; 68–71 degrees; 0.05 low. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits and weightless soft plastics. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and rod and reel.
Monticello Water fairly clear; 60–65 degrees; 0.81’ high. Black bass are good on black and blue flipping jigs and Texas rigged green pumpkin creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers.
Palestine Water clear; 57–62 degrees; 0.86’ high. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin wacky worms. Crappie are fair on jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are good on jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Sam Rayburn Water murky; 61–65 degrees; 2.32’ 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 1.57’ high. No report available.
Tawakoni Water stained; 58–62 degrees; 9.77’ low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin creature baits. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Striped bass and hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are slow on cut shad. Please call ahead to verify access at ramp of your choice. Lake access is severely limited due to low water.
Toledo Bend Water murky; 59–63 degrees; 1.30’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon and watermelon red soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on live bait. White bass are fair on minnows and white spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and red tube jigs. Bream are good on worms. Channel and blue catfish are fair on frozen shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Wright Patman Water lightly stained; 59–64 degrees; 5.74 ’ high. Black bass are good on black neon Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake.