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Piney Woods Fishing Reports

Week of December 10, 2014

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BOB SANDLIN :  Water clear; 47–51 degrees; 2.86’ low. Black bass are fair on soft jerkbaits, Senkos and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.

CADDO :  Water stained; 47–51 degrees; 0.40 high. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, bladed jigs and flipping jigs. White and yellow bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on prepared bait and trotlines.

CONROE :  Water murky; 62–66 degrees; 0.47’ low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics, Rat–L–Traps, and crankbaits in 10–25 feet. Striped bass are good on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp.

FORK :  Water clear; 46–50 degrees; 7.36’ low. Black bass are fair on Megabass Wild Header bladed jigs with Megabass Spark Shad trailers. Megabass Vision 110 jerkbaits in threadfin shad effective as well. Lipless crankbaits in red or chrome/blue effective as well. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on prepared bait and stink bait.

HOUSTON COUNTY :  Water stained; 60–64 degrees; 0.15’ 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; 46–51; degrees; 0.03’ low. Black bass are slow on lipless crankbaits, bladed jigs and flipping jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows and tube jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.

LIVINGSTON :  Water fairly clear; 64–68 degrees; 0.23’ 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; 70–81 degrees; 1.96’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms and creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and small crankbaits. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

MONTICELLO :  Water clear; 50–54 degrees; 0.35’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, flick shake worms and finesse jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.

SAM RAYBURN :  Water murky; 64–68 degrees; 2.90’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastic worms and Rat–L–Traps in 20–30 feet. White bass are good on silver spoons. Crappie are fair on live minnows and white tube jigs. Bream are slow. Catfish are good on stinkbait and minnows.

STEINHAGEN :  0.58’ high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND :  Water murky; 63–67 degrees; 3.70’ 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; 48–52 degrees; 3.09’ 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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