Fishing Reports for Week of January 28, 2015

Piney Woods Region

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BOB SANDLIN Water clear; 48–51 degrees; 1.63' low. Black bass are slow on squarebill crankbaits and white spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
CADDO Water stained; 49–53 degrees; 1.20' high. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits, black and blue flipping jigs and bladed jigs. White and yellow bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
CONROE Water murky; 55–59 degrees; 0.06' high. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on liver and nightcrawlers.
FORK Water clear; 47–51 degrees; 6.99' low. Black bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits and umbrella rigs. Some fish being caught on black and blue jigs near creek channels. White and yellow bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near bridges. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water stained; 52–56 degrees; 0.45' high. Black bass to 4 pounds are good on black/red skirted spinnerbaits, yellow and perch colored crankbaits, and black/red soft plastic worms in 5–15 feet. Smallmouth bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are very good on live minnows near the dam and around piers and brush. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on juglines. Yellow catfish are slow.
LAKE O' THE PINES Water lightly stained; 48–52; degrees; 1.05' high. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and tube jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.
LIVINGSTON Water fairly clear; 55–59 degrees; 0.98' high. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps and Charlie slabs. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
MARTIN CREEK Water clear; 51–59 degrees; 0.01' low. Black bass are fair on black and blue flipping jigs near laydowns and near bean bushes. Texas rigged craws and squarebill crankbaits around same cover is effective as well. Crappie are good on minnow and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
MONTICELLO Water clear; 44–48 degrees; 0.90' high. Black bass are slow on flipping jigs in black and blue and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.
SAM RAYBURN Water murky; 56–60 degrees; 0.54' high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastic worms and shallow running crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait.
STEINHAGEN 0.42' high. No report available.
TOLEDO BEND Water murky; 55–59 degrees; 2.60' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on chicken livers and doughbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water lightly stained; 46–51 degrees; 3.81' high. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin flipping jigs and bladed jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.
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