Pineywoods Region Week of November 13, 2019

B.A. Steinhagen
GOOD. Water stained; 63-67 degrees; 0.42’ low. Largemouth bass are great in 18-22 feet and on the edges of vegetation with spinners and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows, and catfish are good on cut and prepped bait.
Bob Sandlin
FAIR. Water stained; 64 degrees; 0.83’ low. Largemouth bass on are good on topwater, jigs and spinners among shoreline vegetation. Crappie are very good on jigs and minnows over brush. White bass are fair on jigs. Catfish are good on worms or stinkbait.
Caddo
GOOD. Water stained; 62 degrees; 0.43’ high. Largemouth bass are good moving from the northwest flats to the ridges on topwater baits, plastic worms, and spinnerbaits in creeks and coves. Crappie are f good on smaller minnows and jigs with most structure. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and live bait.
Conroe
GOOD. Water stained; 61-65 degrees; 1.99’ low. Largemouth bass are good on jigs, spinners, and buzzbaits on the northern end and around larger boat dock structures. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid Striped Bass are coming along in open water with jigs and shad. Catfish are good on stinkbait and cut bait.
Fork
GOOD. Water stained; 59-64 degrees; 1.91’ low. Largemouth bass are good on plastic worms, caterpillars, and Alabama rigs with the known points and among standing timber. White and yellow bass are good on Alabama Rigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in the stumps or man-made structures. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut bait.
Houston County
FAIR. Water stained; 63–65 degrees; 0.05’ high. Black bass are good on crankbaits and spinners in the standing timber. White bass are slow with jigs and spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Sunfish are good on live cutworms. Catfish are good on live and cut shad along with stinkbait.
Lake O' the Pines
GOOD. Water stained; 60-64 degrees; 0.97’ high. Largemouth bass are fair on topwater, spinners, swimbaits and chatter baits throughout the lake on points and among aquatic vegetation. Crappie are good on bigger jigs and minnows near standing timber in 20 feet of water. Catfish are good on all types of catfish bait especially live bait. White Bass have been good on the main channel.
Livingston
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 63-66 degrees; 0.32’ high. Largemouth bass are good on Carolina or Texas-rigged plastics, spinners, topwater, and jigs in the creeks and coves. Striped bass are good on spoons and shad around and the bridge. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around docks. White bass have been fair on spoons and Alabama Rigs. Catfish are fair on live bait all over the lake.
Martin Creek
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 65-68 degrees; 3.10' low. Largemouth bass are fair to good on crankbaits and spinners. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows around brush piles and creek channels. Catfish are very good on live bait, cut bait, or prepped bait throughout the lake.
Naconiche
GOOD. Water clear; 60-65 degrees; Largemouth bass are good on plastic worms, creature baits, crankbaits, and spinners near Hydrilla in the northern creeks. Crappie are good on jigs and live minnows. Sunfish are fair on jigs, spinners, and crickets. Catfish are good on dough balls, cut and live bait.
Raven
FAIR. Water stained; 61-63 degrees; 0.13’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on topwater and big worms around any surface cover. Sunfish are good on crickets also with surface cover.
Sam Rayburn
FAIR. Water stained; 60-64 degrees; 2.34 ’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on purple cream worms. White bass continue to be fair on minnows. Crappie have been good on minnows and jigs.
Toledo Bend
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 60 degrees; 6.70’ low. Bass has been good in shallow to medium depth drops as the water temps continue lower. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits and spinners. Striped bass are good on topwater, rattle traps, and spoons on humps and along river channels. White bass are fair on spoons and small crankbaits. Channel and blue catfish are good on live bait and stinkbait. Crappie are good around on jigs and live minnows around structures.
Tyler
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 60 degrees; 2.33 low. Largemouth bass are fair on spinnerbaits, Carolina rigged creature baits, plastic worms, and crankbaits in both lakes looking for the vegetation. Continue to work the steep banks and points. Crappie are good on jigs under docks in 8-10 feet. Catfish are fair to slow all of a sudden on all stinkbait and live baits. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid stripers are good with Rat–L–Traps following the birds on the surface.
Wright Patman
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 64–68 degrees; 4.80’ high. Largemouth bass are good with jigs, spinnerbaits and plastic worms. The fish attractors have been hot spots so research the lake when seeking largemouth. White bass are good on slabs and spoons. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are good on cut bait, live bait, and stinkbait in the northern waters.

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