Fishing Reports for Week of March 25, 2015

Piney Woods Region

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Water Body Report
BOB SANDLIN Water murky; 57–63 degrees; 0.44' high. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits, spinnerbaits and swim jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
CADDO Water stained to muddy; 59–63 degrees; 3.00' high. Black bass are fair on white bladed jigs, small crankbaits and Texas rigged craws. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow on cut shad.
CONROE Water murky; 54–58 degrees; 0.51' high. Black bass are fair on firetiger soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, cut bait, and frozen shrimp.
FORK Water stained; 59–63 degrees; 2.92' low. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits and soft plastics. Some fish starting to spawn. White and yellow bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near bridges. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water stained; 61–65 degrees; 0.96' high. Black bass to 9 pounds are good on green pumpkin soft plastic worms, and green pumpkin with red and green metal flake soft plastic worms. Smallmouth bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on live minnows. Bream are good on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on juglines baited with bream. Yellow catfish are slow.
LAKE O' THE PINES Water stained to muddy; 60–64; degrees; 8.94' high. Black bass are slow on flipping jigs and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
LIVINGSTON Water fairly clear; 54–58 degrees; 0.73' high. Black bass are fair on crankbaits in the creeks. Striped bass are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps and spec rigs. Crappie are good on minnows in the creeks. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
MARTIN CREEK Water clear; 60–65 degrees; 0.01' low. Black bass are fair on topwaters and hollow body frogs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
MONTICELLO Water clear; 58–63 degrees; 0.86' high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
SAM RAYBURN Water murky; 54–58 degrees; 4.41' high. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged green pumpkin soft plastics and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies and silver spoons. Crappie are slow. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp, live minnows, and stinkbait.
STEINHAGEN 2.17' high. No report available.
TOLEDO BEND Water murky; 53–57 degrees; 1.18' high. Black bass are fair on dark red soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are fair on worms. Channel and blue catfish are fair on live bait, frozen shrimp, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water stained to muddy; 61–64 degrees; 14.47' high. Black bass are slow on green pumpkin flipping jigs and bladed jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
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