Fishing Reports for Week of September 10, 2014

Piney Woods Region

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Water Body Report
BOB SANDLIN Water clear; 83–87 degrees; 2.30' low. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged soft plastics and football jigs on brush piles. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
CADDO Water stained; 83–88 degrees; 0.20' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits and flipping jigs. White and yellow bass are good on topwaters. Catfish are good on cut shad and prepared bait.
CONROE Water stained; 82–86 degrees; 0.68' low. Black bass are good on watermelon/white Carolina rigged soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, liver, and nightcrawlers.
FORK Water clear; 82–87 degrees; 5.13' low. Black bass are slow on flutter spoons and Carolina rigged creature baits'. Some fish being caught in the pads with a Megabass Pony Gabot hollow body frog in tonosama. White and yellow bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows along the bridges. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water stained; 86–90 degrees; 0.64' low. Black bass to 3 pounds are fair on watermelon seed soft plastic worms near the dam, and on chatterbaits and poppers near the mouths of creeks. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows over brush. Bream are good on live worms off grassy banks. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch. Yellow catfish are slow.
LAKE O' THE PINES Water lightly stained; 83–87; degrees; 0.87' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rig creature baits and bladed jigs. Topwaters best early and late. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
LIVINGSTON Water fairly clear; 82–88 degrees; 0.38' low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are good on Rat–L–Traps and Zara spooks. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
MARTIN CREEK Water clear; 88–96 degrees; 1.20' low. Black bass are slow on Flick Shake worms and drop shot finesse worms along deeper points and breaks. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow on minnows and slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
MONTICELLO Water fairly clear; 95–101 degrees; 0.67' low. Black bass are slow on Carolina rigged Trick Worms and drop shot finesse worms near breaks. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad
SAM RAYBURN Water murky; 81–85 degrees; 1.19' low. Black bass are good on black/blue flake soft plastic worms and chartreuse Rat–L–Traps. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over baited holes. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait and cut bait.
STEINHAGEN 1.52' high. No report available.
TOLEDO BEND Water murky; 82–86 degrees; 1.41' low. Black bass are good on black/blue flake and black/red flake soft plastic worms early and late. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over baited holes. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers off docks in 4–5 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait, stinkbait, and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water lightly stained; 83–88 degrees; 4.88' high. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs and weightless Senkos near shallow cover. Crappie are good on jigs minnows. Catfish are good on cut shad and trotlines.

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