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Piney Woods Fishing Reports

Week of May 27, 2015

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BOB SANDLIN :  Water murky; 74–78 degrees; 0.5’ high. Black bass are good on buzz frogs and Spooks. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

CADDO :  Water stained to muddy; 75–78 degrees; 2.8’ high. Black bass are slow on flipping jigs and spinnerbaits. White and yellow bass are good on slab and minnows. Catfish are good on cut shad and prepared bait.

CONROE :  Water murky; 69–73 degrees; 0.64’ high. Black bass are good on green pumpkin Carolina rigged soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, liver, and cheesebait.

FORK :  Water lightly stained to stained; 75–78 degrees; 0.59’ high. Black bass are fair on deep diving crankbaits and soft plastic swimbaits. White and yellow bass are slow on minnows. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on prepared bait.

HOUSTON COUNTY :  Water stained; 75–79 degrees; 1.52’ high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and frogs. Smallmouth bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows near the islands. Bream are good on live worms. Channel and blue catfish to 5 pounds are good on shad and live worms. Yellow catfish are slow.

LAKE O' THE PINES :  Water stained to muddy; 74–77; degrees; 6.40’ high. Black bass are slow on spinnerbaits and hollow body frogs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and cut shad.

LIVINGSTON :  Water fairly clear; 70–74 degrees; 1.52’ high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on pet spoons, slabs, and troll tubes. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are very good on shad. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.

MARTIN CREEK :  Water clear; 75–84 degrees; 0.09’ high. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs, buzz frogs and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad and prepared bait.

MONTICELLO :  Water clear to stained; 74–78 degrees; 0.85’ high. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs near shallow grass and pads. Texas rigged creature baits pitched around the reeds effective as well. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on prepared bait

SAM RAYBURN :  Water stained; 69–73 degrees; 6.87’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Bream are slow. Catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.

STEINHAGEN :  1.19; high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND :  Water murky; 68–72 degrees; 0.10’ high. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on silver spoons and slabs in the river. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait, cut bait, and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

WRIGHT PATMAN :  Water stained to muddy; 74–78 degrees; 12.67’ high. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs and bladed jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.


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