Piney Woods Region Week of February 22, 2017

Bob Sandlin
Water lightly stained; 58–62 degrees; 0.30' high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, lipless crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
Caddo
Water stained; 58–61 degrees; 1.01' high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
Conroe
Water stained; 63–67 degrees; 0.13' high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/black soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, live minnows, and nightcrawlers.
Fork
Water lightly stained; 57–60 degrees; 2.12' low. Black bass are slow on Carolina rigged lizards, bladed jigs and lipless crankbaits. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Houston County
Water stained; 64–68 degrees; 0.21' high. Black bass to 5 pounds are good on craw, green, or plum/apple worms. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch and shad.
Lake O' The Pines
Water lightly stained; 58–62 degrees: 0.75' high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, bladed jigs and weightless Flukes. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Livingston
Water stained; 64–68 degrees; 0.14' high. Black bass are fair on watermelon/white spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Blue catfish are good on cut bait and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
Martin Creek
Water lightly stained; 76–82 degrees; 0.68' low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, shallow crankbaits, and Texas rig craws. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
Monticello
Water stained; 74–80 degrees; 0.62' high. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits, wake baits and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
Sam Rayburn
Water stained; 65–69 degrees; 1.49' low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed and watermelon soft plastics and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on live minnows and watermelon spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are fair on frozen shrimp, live minnows, and stinkbait.
Steinhagen
1.25' high. No report available.
Toledo Bend
Water stained; 64–68 degrees; 2.84' low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Bream are good on worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shrimp, cut bait, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Wright Patman
Water stained; 3.69' high. No report available.

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