Piney Woods Region Week of January 18, 2017

Bob Sandlin
Water lightly stained; 51–54 degrees; 0.74' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, bladed jigs and flipping jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Caddo
Water stained; 51–54 degrees; 0.50' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, weightless Senkos and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Conroe
Water stained; 61–65 degrees; 0.30' high. Black bass are good on watermelon and watermelon red soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are slow.
Fork
Water lightly stained; 48–52 degrees; 2.62' low. Black bass are fair on flutter spoons, bladed jigs and lipless crankbaits. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Houston County
Water stained; 59–63 degrees; 0.23' high. Black bass to 5 pounds are good on watermelon soft plastic worms near the dam in 12–15 feet, and on Brush Hogs near the pump station in 8–12 feet. White bass are fair across from the marina. Crappie are good on minnows and green tube jigs near the dam and around piers. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on juglines near the islands.
Livingston
Water stained; 60–64 degrees; 0.25' high. Black bass are fair on black/silver spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are good on white striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with shad and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Martin Creek
Water lightly stained; 83–88 degrees; 1.72' low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits, squarebill crankbaits, and Texas rig craws. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Monticello
Water stained; 83–87 degrees; 0.24' high. Black bass are good on bladed jigs, spinnerbaits and squarebill crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
Sam Rayburn
Water stained; 61–65 degrees; 3.10' low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed soft plastics worms, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on live minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are fair on shrimp and nightcrawlers.
Steinhagen
1.60' high. No report available.
Toledo Bend
Water stained; 62–66 degrees; 3.80' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon and chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs over brush piles. Bream are good on worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Wright Patman
Water stained; 3.88' high. No report available.

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