Fishing Reports for Week of February 3, 2016

Piney Woods Region

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Water Body Report
BOB SANDLIN Water stained; 48–51 degrees; 0.37' high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, lipless crankbaits and flipping jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs on brush piles. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
CADDO Water murky; 48–53 degrees; 1.95' high. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits and wacky rigged weightless worms. White and yellow bass are slow on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
CONROE Water murky; 47–51 degrees. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp.
FORK Water stained; 48–52 degrees; 0.58' low. Black bass are fair on flutter spoons, football jigs and umbrella rigs. White and yellow bass are slow on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water stained; 54–58 degrees; 0.15' high. Black bass to 7 pounds are fair on black/blue jigs and watermelon red soft plastic worms in 2–10 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on live minnows around brush piles. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
LAKE O' THE PINES Water murky; 10.13' high. No report available. Please call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water. Use caution when navigating lake.
LIVINGSTON Water fairly clear; 48–52 degrees; 0.31' high. Black bass are good on perch colored crankbaits in the creeks. Striped bass are fair on Zara spooks. White bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps and spec rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
MARTIN CREEK Water clear; 78–83 degrees; 0.01' high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, Texas rigged craws and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut bait.
MONTICELLO Water lightly stained; 59–62 degrees; 0.73' high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, spinnerbaits and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
SAM RAYBURN Water stained; 49–53 degrees; 0.75' high. Black bass are good on dark green/blue flake soft plastics. White bass are fair on minnows and Li'l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on shrimp and nightcrawlers.
STEINHAGEN 1.23' high. No report available.
TOLEDO BEND Water murky; 48–52 degrees; 0.09' high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are fair on worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on live bait, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water muddy; 48–52 degrees; 31.28' high. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs and black/blue flipping jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
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