Piney Woods Region Week of April 19, 2017

Bob Sandlin
Water lightly stained; 67–71 degrees; 0.67' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws and creatures, black buzzbaits and hollow body frogs. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Caddo
Water stained; 69–73 degrees; 1.15' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, black buzzbaits and Megabass Pop Max in white python. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
Conroe
Water stained; 70–74 degrees; 0.04 high. Black bass are good on watermelon Carolina and Texas rigged soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on silver/blue striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, liver, and cheesebait.
Fork
Water lightly stained; 68–72 degrees; 0.11' high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws on docks, white buzzbaits and hollow body frogs. White and yellow bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Houston County
Water stained; 72–76 degrees; 0.21' high. Black bass to 6 pounds are fair on black/blue craw worms and watermelon red swim baits. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows around brush piles. Bream are good on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Lake O' The Pines
Water stained; 68–72 degrees: 4.71' high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws, buzzbaits and buzzfrogs. White bass are slow on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Livingston
Water stained; 70–74 degrees; 0.33' high. Black bass are fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.
Martin Creek
Water lightly stained; 72–77 degrees; 0.28' low. Black bass are good on River 2 Sea Whopper Ploppers, hollow body frogs, and Texas rig craws. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Monticello
Water stained; 72–76 degrees; 0.10' high. Black bass are good on small plastic swimbaits, buzzbaits and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Sam Rayburn
Water stained; 69–73 degrees; 1.40' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Senkos, lizards, and Brush Hogs. White bass are good on silver slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs in shallow areas. Bream are good on nightcrawlers and crickets. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with nightcrawlers.
Steinhagen
1.57' high. No report available.
Toledo Bend
Water stained; 68–72 degrees; 1.79' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastics and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on spoons in the river. Crappie are fair on watermelon jigs under the bridge. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Wright Patman
Water stained; 6.20' high. No report available.

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