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Fishing Reports for Week of July 22, 2015

Piney Woods Region

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BOB SANDLIN Water murky; 82–86 degrees; 0.05' low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers.
CADDO Water stained to muddy; 83–87 degrees; 1.10' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms. White and yellow bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and nightcrawlers.
CONROE Water murky; 81–85 degrees; 0.34' low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and green tube jigs over brush piles. Catfish are good on stinkbait and prepared bait.
FORK Water lightly stained; 83–88 degrees; 0.05' low. Black bass are slow on football jigs and deep diving crankbaits. White and yellow bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water stained; 86–90 degrees; 0.22' low. Black bass to 6 pounds are good on soft plastic frogs and bugs under docks and around grassy areas, and on bream colored topwaters. Smallmouth bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows around brush. Bream are good on live worms near the islands. Channel and blue catfish are good on juglines baited with shrimp and minnows. Yellow catfish to 76 pounds are good on trotlines and droplines baited with perch near drop offs.
LAKE O' THE PINES Water stained to muddy; 83–87; degrees; 3.53' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on rod and reel.
LIVINGSTON Water fairly clear; 81–85 degrees; 0.46' high. Black bass are good on tequila sunrise crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on slabs and white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are very good on minnows in 12–22 feet. Blue catfish are fair on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
MARTIN CREEK Water clear; 89–98 degrees; 0.50' low. Black bass are slow on topwaters early and then weightless Senkos later in the day. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
MONTICELLO Water clear to stained; 92–99 degrees; 0.25' low. Black bass are slow on deep diving crankbaits and drop shot worms near the intake. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow on prepared bait
SAM RAYBURN Water stained; 80–84 degrees; 4.74' high. Black bass are fair on minnows, spinnerbaits, and watermelon soft plastic worms and lizards. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs over brush piles. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Catfish are very good on trotlines baited with live bait.
STEINHAGEN 1.48' high. No report available.
TOLEDO BEND Water murky; 79–83 degrees; 0.20' low. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on crankbaits and silver striper jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Bream are fair on crickets and nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water stained to muddy; 83–88 degrees; 19.19' high. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs and swimjigs. Crappie are slow on jigs and minnows. Catfish are slow on cut shad.
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