Piney Woods Region Week of May 17, 2017

Bob Sandlin
Water lightly stained; 73–76 degrees; 0.27' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, Yellow Magic poppers and hollow body frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
Caddo
Water stained; 74–77 degrees; 1.25' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, black buzzbaits, and hollow body frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
Conroe
Water stained; 73–77 degrees; 0.43' low. Black bass are good on watermelon Texas and Carolina rigged soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are good on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, frozen shrimp, and nightcrawlers.
Fork
Water lightly stained; 71–75 degrees; 0.25' high. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits, white buzzbaits, and hollow body frogs. White and yellow bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
Houston County
Water stained; 75–79 degrees; 0.12' high. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows in creek channels. Bream are good on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on shad, live worms, and chicken livers. Yellow catfish are slow.
Livingston
Water stained; 73–77 degrees; 0.01' high. Black bass are good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, soft plastics, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on slabs, pet spoons, and troll tubes. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
Martin Creek
Water lightly stained; 72–77 degrees; 0.54' low. Black bass are fair on buzzbaits, hollow body frogs, and weightless Senkos. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on minnows and crankbaits. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
Monticello
Water stained; 72–77 degrees; 0.13' low. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs, buzz frogs and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
Sam Rayburn
Water stained; 72–76 degrees; 1.50' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastics and crankbaits. White bass are fair on minnows, hellbenders, and silver spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs over brush piles. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait.
Steinhagen
0.89' high. No report available.
Toledo Bend
Water stained; 73–77 degrees; 0.83' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on bucktail jigs. White bass are fair on silver spoons and slabs in the river. Crappie are good on minnows and pink jigs over baited holes. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Wright Patman
Water stained; 6.33' high. No report available.

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