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Piney Woods Fishing Reports

Week of November 26, 2014

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BOB SANDLIN :  Water clear; 49–52 degrees; 2.80’ low. Black bass are fair on flipping jigs and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. White bass are slow on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

CADDO :  Water stained; 50–54 degrees; 0.18 high. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, bladed jigs and flipping jigs. White and yellow bass are slow on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and trotlines.

CONROE :  Water murky; 67–71 degrees; 0.51’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon/chartreuse tailed soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and topwaters in 10–20 feet. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and blue/white tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, frozen shrimp, and nightcrawlers.

FORK :  Water clear; 49–52 degrees; 7.06’ low. Black bass are good on black and blue flipping jigs and 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 Carolina rigged soft plastics as well. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

HOUSTON COUNTY :  Water stained; 64–68 degrees; 0.61’ high. Black bass are fair on square–billed jigs, dark grape soft plastic worms, and pumpkinseed Brush Hogs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

LAKE O' THE PINES :  Water lightly stained; 49–53; degrees; 0.15’ high. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits, bladed jigs and flipping jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near brush piles. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

LIVINGSTON :  Water fairly clear; 68–72 degrees; 0.22’ 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; 69–80 degrees; 1.88’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms and Senkos. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

MONTICELLO :  Water clear; 54–57 degrees; 0.30’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigs and finesse jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.

SAM RAYBURN :  Water murky; 69–73 degrees; 2.94’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon topwaters, soft plastic worms, and spinnerbaits early. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on punchbait.

STEINHAGEN :  1.73’ high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND :  Water murky; 66–70 degrees; 3.80’ 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; 51–55 degrees; 3.82’ 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.


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