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Piney Woods Fishing Reports

Week of October 15, 2014

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BOB SANDLIN :  Water clear; 74–79 degrees; 2.41’ low. Black bass are fair on Ribbit buzzfrogs and black and blue flipping jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

CADDO :  Water stained; 76–79 degrees; 0.15’ high. Black bass are good on bladed jigs, hollow body frogs and buzzbaits. White and yellow bass are slow on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and trotlines.

CONROE :  Water stained; 79–83 degrees; 0.46’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon red and tequila sunrise Carolina rigged soft plastics and Senkos, and on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on Pirk Minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, liver, and shrimp.

FORK :  Water clear; 74–77 degrees; 5.91’ low. Black bass are fair on black blue flipping jigs on stumps in 2–10’ as well as squarebill crankbaits in shad patterns. White and yellow bass are good on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and rod and reel.

HOUSTON COUNTY :  Water stained; 78–80 degrees; 0.04’ high. Black bass are good on silver topwaters near the dam. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on live minnows. Bream are good on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on juglines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

LAKE O' THE PINES :  Water lightly stained; 74–79; degrees; 0.68’ high. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, buzz frogs and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

LIVINGSTON :  Water fairly clear; 80–84 degrees; 0.81’ low. Black bass are fair on soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on pet spoons, hellbenders, and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are fair on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

MARTIN CREEK :  Water clear; 85–91 degrees; 1.90’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits and flipping jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

MONTICELLO :  Water fairly clear; 89–94 degrees; 0.09’ high. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs, buzzfrogs and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

SAM RAYBURN :  Water murky; 78–82 degrees; 2.02’ low. Black bass are good on dark soft plastic worms and crankbaits. White bass are good on silver spoons off points. Crappie are good on live minnows. Bream are good on nightcrawlers. Catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait and shrimp.

STEINHAGEN :  1.70’ high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND :  Water murky; 79–83 degrees; 2.70’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon/blue flake Finesse and redbug soft plastic worms. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and silver spoons. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good but small on punchbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

WRIGHT PATMAN :  Water lightly stained; 75–79 degrees; 4.82’ high. Black bass are slow on flipping tubes and flipping jigs near shallow cover. Some fish being caught on hollow body frogs and Ribbits. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.


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