Pineywoods Region Week of September 20, 2019

Bob Sandlin
GOOD. Water stained; 83–88 degrees; 0.96' low. Largemouth bass are good on topwater frogs, and topwater trollers at sunrise and deeper baits below 10 feet during the day. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. White bass are good on slabs and Alabama Rigs. Catfish are fair with live prepped and bait.
Caddo
FAIR. Water stained; 85–89 degrees; 0.04' high. Largemouth bass are good on topwater frogs and spinner baits. Crappie are fair on lighter minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on live bait. Trotlines have been successful with goldfish as bait.
Conroe
FAIR. Water stained; 82–87 degrees; 2.28' low. Largemouth bass are fair on Carolina rigged soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are good on live bait and liver flavored prepared bait.
Fork
FAIR. Water stained; 82–86 degrees; 1.19' low. Largemouth bass are slow on deep diving crankbaits, bumping artificial worms, and spinners. While slow some large 8–10 lb fish have still been caught the past week. White and yellow bass are good on Alabama Rigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
Houston County
GOOD. Water stained; 85–87 degrees; 0.44' low. Largemouth bass are good on soft plastics, deep crankbaits, and spinners. White bass are slow except with cover. Crappie are fair on minnows. Sunfish are good on live worms. Catfish are good on minnows, worms, shad, and stinkbait.
Lake O' The Pines
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 84–87 degrees; 0.01' high. Bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits and shad colored flukes pads are starting to show up on the north end and the bite will be getting better crappie are fair on. Minnows and jigs in 12 to 15 ft.
Livingston
FAIR. Water clearing; 84–88 degrees; 0.70' low. Largemouth bass are fair on soft plastic worms, crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are good on spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on live bait.
Martin Creek
FAIR. Water stained; 84–88 degrees; 2.50' low. Largemouth bass are fair on Texas rigged baits, and smaller bladed jigs. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on live bait or prepped bait. Trot lines have shown success with live bait.
Sam Rayburn
FAIR. Water stained; 86–88 degrees; 2.09' low. Largemouth bass are fair on spinnerbaits and soft plastic worms and lizards. Some success with largemouth on top waters early & late. White bass are fair on minnows and Alabama rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows over baited holes. Catfish are good with live bait and cut bait.
Toledo Bend
FAIR. Water stained; 84–88 degrees; 6.89' low. Largemouth bass are fair on soft plastic worms. Striped bass are fair on bigger jigs. White bass are good on spoons and Alabama Rigs. Sunfish are good on crickets and nightcrawlers off docks. Channel and blue catfish are good on live bait, stinkbait, and chicken livers.
Tyler
FAIR. Water slightly stained; 82–85 1.63' low Largemouth bass are fair on spinnerbaits, Carolina rigged creature baits and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs under docks and in shady spots. Catfish are good all stinkbait. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good with Rat–L–Traps following schools of bait fish.
Wright Patman
FAIR. Water stained; 82–87 degrees; 0.36 high. Largemouth bass are good with spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are good on live bait.

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