Pineywoods Region Week of July 26, 2017

Bob Sandlin
Water lightly stained; 84–88 degrees; 0.19' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, swim jigs and hollow body frogs. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Caddo
Water stained; 87–90 degrees; 0.30' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, weightless Senkos, and hollow body frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
Conroe
Water stained; 78–82 degrees; 0.09' low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are good on prepared bait, liver, and shrimp.
Fork
Water lightly stained; 84–88 degrees; 0.40' low. Black bass are fair on football jigs, Carolina rigged worms and deep diving crankbaits. Some fish being caught early on topwaters. White and yellow bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
Houston County
Water stained; 85–89 degrees; 0.08' low. Black bass to 4 pounds are fair on purple neon and watermelon seed soft plastic worms. Crappie are good on live minnows near brush piles. Bream are good on live worms near points and the islands. Channel and blue catfish are good on juglines baited with shrimp and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.
Lake O' The Pines
Water stained; 84–89 degrees: 1.82' high. Black bass are slow on buzzbaits, hollow body frogs and weightless Senkos. White bass are good on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
Livingston
Water stained; 79–83 degrees; 0.12' high. Black bass are good on green pumpkin spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are good on slabs, pet spoons, and troll tubes. White bass are good on troll tubes, pet spoons, and Charlie slabs. Crappie are very good on minnows in 20 feet. Blue catfish are fair on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
Martin Creek
Water lightly stained; 88–96 degrees; 0.41' low. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs, weightless Senkos, and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Monticello
Water stained; 88–97 degrees; 0.05' high. Black bass are slow on Flick shake worms, deep diving crankbaits and shakyhead worms. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.
Sam Rayburn
Water stained; 78–82 degrees; 0.51' low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies and watermelon spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs over brush piles. Bream are fair on crickets and nightcrawlers. Catfish are fair on trotlines baited with shrimp and cut bait.
Steinhagen
1.45' high. No report available.
Toledo Bend
Water stained; 80–84 degrees; 0.50' low. Black bass are good on June bug and plum soft plastic worms early and late, and on topwaters early. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies and spoons. Crappie are slow. Bream are very good on crickets and nightcrawlers off docks. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait, stinkbait, livers, and hearts in 30 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
Wright Patman
Water stained; 6.80' high. No report available.

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