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Piney Woods Fishing Reports

Week of December 17, 2014

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BOB SANDLIN :  Water clear; 49–54 degrees; 2.80’ low. Black bass are fair on soft jerkbaits and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.

CADDO :  Water stained; 50–54 degrees; 0.35 high. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, bladed jigs and flipping jigs. White and yellow bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow on prepared bait and trotlines.

CONROE :  Water murky; 62–66 degrees; 0.45’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon red soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps in 20–30 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and green tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and nightcrawlers.

FORK :  Water clear; 49–54 degrees; 7.38’ low. Black bass are fair on Megabass Wild Header bladed jigs with Megabass Spark Shad trailers. Black and blue flipping jigs along creek channel bends with timber in 6–10’ working as well. White and yellow bass are slow on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on prepared bait and stink bait.

HOUSTON COUNTY :  Water stained; 60–64 degrees; 0.12’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

LAKE O' THE PINES :  Water lightly stained; 50–55; degrees; 0.06’ low. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, bladed jigs and Senkos. Crappie are fair on minnows and tube jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.

LIVINGSTON :  Water fairly clear; 64–68 degrees; 0.12’ high. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics with chartreuse tails, and on Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Blue catfish are good on shad, shrimp, and prepared baits. Yellow catfish are slow.

MARTIN CREEK :  Water clear; 72–86 degrees; 1.92’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms and creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on minnows and small crankbaits. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MONTICELLO :  Water clear; 51–55 degrees; 0.22’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, flick shake worms and finesse jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

SAM RAYBURN :  Water murky; 64–68 degrees; 2.99’ low. Black bass are fair on tequila sunrise soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits in 20–35 feet. White bass are good on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and liver.

STEINHAGEN :  0.80’ high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND :  Water murky; 63–67 degrees; 3.68’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red and chartreuse soft plastic worms and crankbaits in 20–30 feet. Striped bass are good on silver spoons and striper jigs. White bass are good on minnows and silver spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

WRIGHT PATMAN :  Water lightly stained; 50–54 degrees; 3.03’ high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws and flipping jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.


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