Piney Woods Region Week of July 27, 2016

Bob Sandlin
Water lightly stained; 86–89 degrees; 0.47' low. Black bass are fair on football jigs, Carolina rigged worms and topwaters early.
Caddo
Water stained to muddy; 86–91 degrees; 0.40' high. Black bass are fair on heavy Texas rigged creature baits and weightless Senkos. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Conroe
Water murky; 84–88 degrees; 0.80' low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs over brush piles. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and liver.
Fork
Water stained; 85–89 degrees; 1.08' low. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged Flukes, flutter spoons and deep diving crankbaits. White and yellow bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs.
Houston County
Water stained; 88–92 degrees; 0.50' low. Black bass to 4 pounds are fair on bream colored topwaters and purple or watermelon seed soft plastic worms around structure. Crappie are good on live minnows on the north side of the lake. Bream are good on live worms off grass beds.
Lake O' The Pines
Water stained; 2.71' high. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs, topwaters and Carolina rigged worms. White bass are slow on slabs and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.
Livingston
Water stained; 85–89 degrees; 0.21' high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on crankbaits and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are fair on slabs, troll tubes, and pet spoons.
Martin Creek
Water lightly stained; 88–92 degrees; 1.18' low. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, Senkos and hollow body frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
Monticello
Water stained; 86–93 degrees; 0.13' high. Black bass are slow on deep crankbaits and drop shot worms. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.
Sam Rayburn
Water murky; 84–88 degrees; 0.46' low. Black bass are fair on shallow running crankbaits and watermelon Rat–L–Traps. White bass are good on minnows and Li'l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows over baited holes. Bream are good on nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait, shrimp, and liver.
Steinhagen
1.66' high. No report available.
Toledo Bend
Water murky; 83–87 degrees; 0.87' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon topwaters and shallow running crankbaits along shorelines.
Wright Patman
Water muddy; 18.63' high. No report available.

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