Pineywoods Region Week of March 25, 2020

B.A. Steinhagen
GOOD. Water stained; 66-68 degrees; 0.20’ low. Largemouth bass remain good early with topwater and shallow in the flooded timber with worms and spinners. Crappie are on fire in the shallow structure. Catfish are good on cut and prepped bait.
Bob Sandlin
GOOD. Water clear; 60-64 degrees; 0.69’ high. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits, plastic worms and lizards, and flipping jigs in creeks and coves. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in creeks. Catfish are good on cut bait and blood bait in 12-18'.
Caddo
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 58-61 degrees;1.66’ high. Largemouth bass are good in shallow water with swimbaits, plastic worms and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in shallow water. White bass are fair on jigs in shallow water. Chain Pickerel are fair. Catfish are excellent on prepared bait and live bait in 15-20’.
Conroe
GOOD. Water stained; 65-66 degrees; 0.63’ low. Largemouth bass remain good on topwaters, soft plastics, spinners, and jigs in shallower than 6 feet of water around structures. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs shallow in creeks and around structure. Hybrid striped bass are slow on shad. Catfish are good on stinkbait and cut bait. Sunfish are fair with live worms or crickets in shallow water.
Fork
GOOD. Water stained; 62-66 degrees; 0.74’ high. Largemouth bass are good on soft plastic creatures, lipless crankbaits, and chatter baits spawning in creeks and coves in 2-8’. White and yellow bass are slow in creeks. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in creeks. Catfish are fair on cut bait in 15-22’.
Houston County
GOOD. Water clear to lightly stained; 65-69 degrees; 0.56’ high. Black bass are good on spawning beds using Finesse worm before the cool front weather change. Bass fishing has been slow after the front. Spotted bass have been excellent using live minnows in 10-12 feet of water. Channel catfish are excellent off piers using rod and reel and a combo of chicken and pork liver on a treble hook.
Lake O' the Pines
GOOD. Water stained; 58 degrees; 5.37’ high. Largemouth bass are good on medium size crankbaits, and Texas rigged creature baits in spawning areas. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs in the creek mouths and drains. Catfish are slow on cut bait and blood bait in 10-16 feet of water.
Livingston
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 65-66 degrees; 1.06’ high. Black bass are staying good in creeks with worms, spinners, and jigs. Striped bass has upticked to fair. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs sticking shallow. White bass are good on spoons. Catfish are fair on live baits.
Martin Creek
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 62 degrees; 0.15' high. Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits, and Texas rigged works in shallow coves and creeks. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows at Dirgin Bridge and RR trestle. Catfish are good on cut bait in 25’.
Naconiche
GOOD. Water slightly stained; 65-66 degrees; Largemouth bass are good with lots of activity most all of the day in shallow water, on spinners, and creature baits. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows remaining around structure, in creek mouths and vegetation. Sunfish are fair on jigs and crickets. Catfish are good on dough balls, cut and live bait.
Raven
GOOD. Water stained; 65-66 degrees; Largemouth bass are doing good with soft plastics flipping nests and topwaters early. Sunfish are fair on crickets and cutworms among any shallow structure under 5 feet.
Sam Rayburn
FAIR. Water stained; 65-66 degrees; 0.84’ high. Largemouth bass are good within flooded timber and any vegetation with worms, crankbait, and spinners. White bass are fair fishing minnows in creeks and creek points. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on live and stinkbait.
Toledo Bend
FAIR. Water slightly stained; 65-66 degrees; 0.03’ low. Largemouth bass are good with crankbaits, spinners, and jigs shallow and with cover. There are so many habitats to fish largemouth make sure to find extended cover spots. Striped bass are fair. White bass remain slow. Crappie are fair on minnows in structure. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait.
Tyler
GOOD. Water clear; 59-63 degrees; 0.50’ high. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged creature baits and worms as well as spinners and jigs fishing dock structures and natural shorelines in creeks and coves. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows near submerged structure or brush and creeks. Catfish are good on stinkbait and live baits. White bass are good.
Wright Patman
FAIR. Water muddy; 56 degrees; 12.09’ high. Largemouth bass are fair on slow-moving worms and jigs working creeks and coves. White bass are slow on spoons and jigs. Crappie are fair on jigs in creeks. Catfish are fair on cut bait, live bait, and stinkbait.

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