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Piney Woods Fishing Reports

Week of June 24, 2015

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BOB SANDLIN :  Water murky; 79–84 degrees; 0.52’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits in green pumpkin Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

CADDO :  Water stained to muddy; 81–85 degrees; 1.10’ high. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits and hollow body frogs. White and yellow bass are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad.

CONROE :  Water murky; 82–88 degrees; 0.26’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon Rat–L–Traps and pumpkinseed Texas and Carolina rigged soft plastics and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers.

FORK :  Water lightly stained; 83–87 degrees; 0.51’ high. Black bass are good on deep diving crankbaits, football jigs and soft plastic swimbaits. Some fish being caught shallow on hollow body frogs and buzz frogs. White and yellow bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

HOUSTON COUNTY :  Water stained; 84–88 degrees; 0.23’ high. Black bass to 7 pounds are good on purple or watermelon red soft plastic worms, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits near drop offs. Smallmouth bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Bream are very good on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are very good on shad and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

LAKE O' THE PINES :  Water stained to muddy; 83–87; degrees; 7.84’ high. Black bass are fair on black buzzbaits and hollow body frogs. Some fishing being caught on flipping jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut shad.

LIVINGSTON :  Water fairly clear; 83–87 degrees; 0.92’ high. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits and soft plastics. Striped bass are good on Zara spooks. White bass are excellent on pet spoons, troll tubes, and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are good on cut bait and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

MARTIN CREEK :  Water clear; 88–94 degrees; 0.08’ high. Black bass are slow on weightless Senkos and shakyheads. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and trotlines.

MONTICELLO :  Water clear to stained; 86–92 degrees; 0.87’ high. Black bass are slow on deep diving crankbaits and drop shot worms. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on prepared bait

SAM RAYBURN :  Water stained; 81–89 degrees; 9.47’ high. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics and crankbaits. White bass are fair on minnows, hellbenders, and pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait.

STEINHAGEN :  1.51’ high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND :  Water murky; 71–75 degrees; 0.70’ high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/black soft plastic worms in 10–20 feet. Striped bass are fair on live bait. White bass are fair on silver spoons and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs over brush in 10–20 feet. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers in 2–8 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

WRIGHT PATMAN :  Water stained to muddy; 82–86 degrees; 22.34’ high. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs and bladed jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are fair on white jigs and minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.


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