Piney Woods Region Week of March 22, 2017

Bob Sandlin
Water lightly stained; 65–70 degrees; 0.08' high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, squarebill crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
Caddo
Water stained; 65–70 degrees; 0.80' high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
Conroe
Water stained; 65–69 degrees; 0.04' high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are very good on stinkbait, cut bait, and nightcrawlers.
Fork
Water lightly stained; 65–69 degrees; 2.10' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, Carolina rigged lizards and bladed jigs. White and yellow bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Houston County
Water stained; 66–70 degrees; 0.10' high. Black bass to 6 pounds are very good on purple or plum soft plastic worms and silver crankbaits in 15–20 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows from piers and over brush piles. Bream are good on live worms off piers and over grass beds. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are good over brush near the dam.
Lake O' The Pines
Water lightly stained; 65–70 degrees: 0.75' high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, bladed jigs and shallow crankbaits. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
Livingston
Water stained; 65–69 degrees; 0.21' high. Black bass are very good on watermelon crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
Martin Creek
Water lightly stained; 72–77 degrees; 1.28' low. Black bass are slow on topwaters, hollow body frogs, and Texas rig creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Monticello
Water stained; 72–76 degrees; 0.62' high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, small plastic swimbaits and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Sam Rayburn
Water stained; 66–70 degrees; 1.50' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastics and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on live minnows and silver spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp, live minnows, and stinkbait.
Steinhagen
1.34' high. No report available.
Toledo Bend
Water stained; 65–69 degrees; 2.64' low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/black soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Bream are good on worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shrimp, cut bait, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Wright Patman
Water stained; 3.51' high. No report available.

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