Piney Woods Region Week of August 24, 2016

Bob Sandlin
Water lightly stained; 83–86 degrees; 0.44' low. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs, Texas rigged creature baits, topwaters and swim jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Caddo
Water stained to muddy; 83–86 degrees; 0.90' 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 good on trotlines and prepared bait.
Conroe
Water murky; 85–89 degrees; 0.40' low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers, liver, and shrimp.
Fork
Water stained; 82–85 degrees; 1.27' low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits, white buzzbaits and Texas rigged craws flipped around bushes. Some schooling action noted. White and yellow bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and stinkbait.
Houston County
Water stained; 84–88 degrees; 0.07' high. Black bass to 5 pounds are fair on green/black soft plastics in 3–6 feet. Crappie are fair on live minnows over brush. Bream are fair on live worms. Channel and blue catfish to 3 pounds are good on trotlines baited with cut shad.
Lake O' The Pines
Water stained; 83–86 degrees: 3.07' high. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs, topwaters and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Livingston
Water stained; 86–90 degrees. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on troll tubes, pet spoons, and Charlie slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
Martin Creek
Water lightly stained; 85–88 degrees; 0.85' low. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs and white buzzbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
Monticello
Water stained; 85–88 degrees; 0.95' high. Black bass are fair on deep crankbaits and drop shot worms. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
Sam Rayburn
Water murky; 85–89 degrees; 1.03' low. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits and soft plastic worms. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles. Bream are good on nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait and cut bait.
Steinhagen
1.65' high. No report available.
Toledo Bend
Water murky; 85–89 degrees; 1.56' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon/blue flake soft plastic worms early and late. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers off docks. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Wright Patman
Water stained; 7.70' high. No report available.

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