Fishing Reports for Week of September 2, 2015

Piney Woods Region

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Water Body Report
BOB SANDLIN Water murky; 85–90 degrees; 1.42' low. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
CADDO Water stained; 85–90 degrees; 0.10' high. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs and lipless crankbaits. White and yellow bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
CONROE Water murky; 85–89 degrees; 1.12' low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed Carolina rigged soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on bloodbait, liver, and shrimp.
FORK Water lightly stained; 86–90 degrees; 1.25' low. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs around pads and Texas rigged 10" worms in 10–15'. Deep diving crankbaits on brush piles effective as well. White and yellow bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut shad.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water stained; 86–90 degrees; 1.12' low. Black bass to 4 pounds are fair on soft plastic frogs, chatterbaits, and poppers. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows around structure in 13–20 feet. Bream are good on live worms early and late. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
LAKE O' THE PINES Water stained; 87–91; degrees; 1.93' high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
LIVINGSTON Water fairly clear; 85–89 degrees; 0.22' high. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are good but small on Rat–L–Traps and Zara Spooks. White bass are good on slabs, pet spoons, and troll tubes. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.
MARTIN CREEK Water clear; 95–100 degrees; 1.38' low. Black bass are fair on weightless Senkos and shakeyhead worms. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.
MONTICELLO Water lightly stained; 95–101 degrees; 0.24' low. Black bass are fair on football jigs and deep diving crankbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait
SAM RAYBURN Water stained; 88–92 degrees; 0.30' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on minnows and Li'l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Bream are fair on crickets and nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait, liver, and cut bait.
STEINHAGEN 1.76' high. No report available.
TOLEDO BEND Water murky; 87–91 degrees; 2.34' low. Black bass are good but small on watermelon soft plastic worms and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Bream are good on nightcrawlers and crickets in 4–10 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait, stinkbait, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water stained; 87–91 degrees; 5.52' high. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs and flipping jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
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