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Piney Woods Fishing Reports

Week of March 4, 2015

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BOB SANDLIN :  Water clear; 42–46 degrees; 0.15’ low. Black bass are slow on Carolina rigs and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse jigs. White bass are slow on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad and trotlines.

CADDO :  Water stained; 45–48 degrees; 1.60’ high. Black bass are fair on white bladed jigs, Texas rigged worms and black/blue flipping jigs. White and yellow bass are slow on minnows and slabs. Catfish are slow on rod and reel and cut shad.

CONROE :  Water murky; 54–58 degrees; 0.11’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed worms and lizards. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow.

FORK :  Water clear; 42–46 degrees; 6.10’ low. Black bass are slow on Carolina rigs, drop shots and football jigs. White and yellow bass are slow on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows near bridges. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.

HOUSTON COUNTY :  Water stained; 53–57 degrees; 0.25’ high. Black bass to 9 pounds are fair on chartreuse soft plastic worms and lizards, crankbaits, Rat–L–Traps, and black/red flake Carolina rigged worms. Smallmouth bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows around structure. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

LAKE O' THE PINES :  Water lightly stained; 43–47; degrees; 1.78’ high. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

LIVINGSTON :  Water fairly clear; 54–58 degrees; 0.51’ high. Black bass are good on chartreuse/white spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are good on cut bait and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

MARTIN CREEK :  Water clear; 55–65 degrees; 0.00’ high. Black bass are fair on shallow/medium crankbaits in shad patterns and double willow white spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and tube jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MONTICELLO :  Water clear; 41–45 degrees; 0.88’ high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged creature baits, flipping jigs and bladed jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.

SAM RAYBURN :  Water murky; 54–58 degrees; 0.05’ high. Black bass are fair on tequila sunrise and pumpkinseed soft plastics. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs. Bream are slow. Catfish are fair on frozen shrimp, live minnows, and stinkbait.

STEINHAGEN :  0.61’ high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND :  Water murky; 51–55 degrees; 2.00’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse/black soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shrimp and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

WRIGHT PATMAN :  Water lightly stained; 42–47 degrees; 5.43’ high. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin flipping jigs and bladed jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.


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