Piney Woods Region Week of September 21, 2016

Bob Sandlin
Water lightly stained; 80–84 degrees; 0.69' low. Black bass are fair on topwaters, shallow crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on rod and reel.
Caddo
Water stained to muddy; 81–85 degrees; 0.45' high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged creature baits, black buzzbaits and hollow body frogs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
Conroe
Water stained; 85–89 degrees; 0.14' low. Black bass are good on watermelon/blue flake soft plastics and small spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are slow.
Fork
Water stained; 81–85 degrees; 1.58' low. Black bass are good on white buzzbaits, hollow body frogs and football jigs. White and yellow bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
Houston County
Water stained; 84–88 degrees; 0.03' low. Black bass to 6 pounds are good on topwaters, shad colored shallow diving crankbaits, and blue flake worms at drop offs. Crappie are very good on live minnows near brush. Bream are very good on live worms around stumps near the islands. Channel and blue catfish are good on juglines baited with perch.
Lake O' The Pines
Water lightly stained; 80–84 degrees: 2.03' high. Black bass are good on buzz frogs, buzzbaits and Texas rigged craws. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
Livingston
Water stained; 86–90 degrees; 0.10 high. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are very good on silver striper jigs and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are fair on troll tubes, slabs, and pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.
Martin Creek
Water lightly stained; 85–89 degrees; 1.20' low. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs, swim jigs and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
Monticello
Water stained; 84–89 degrees; 0.01' high. Black bass are fair on deep crankbaits, squarebill crankbaits and drop shot worms. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
Sam Rayburn
Water stained; 85–89 degrees; 1.32' low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails, and on white/chartreuse spinnerbaits. White bass are good on silver spoons and chartreuse spinnerbaits off points. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Bream are good on nightcrawlers. Catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.
Steinhagen
1.73' high. No report available.
Toledo Bend
Water stained; 85–89 degrees; 3.20' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon craw worms and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Bream are fair on crickets and nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with shrimp and live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Wright Patman
Water stained; 5.21' high. No report available.

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