Pineywoods Region Week of April 18, 2018

Bob Sandlin
Water stained to murky in the creeks; 62–66 degrees; 0.53' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws and creature baits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Caddo
Water stained to muddy; 63–67 degrees; 1.74' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, swim jigs and bladed jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
Conroe
Water stained; 74–78 degrees; 0.01' high. Black bass are fair on dark soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait and liver.
Fork
Water lightly stained to stained; 61–64 degrees; 0.41' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, bladed jigs and wakebaits. White and yellow bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
Houston County
Water stained; 75–79 degrees; 0.27' high. Black bass to 8 pounds are good on Carolina rigged worms near the marina in 3 feet. Crappie are good on live minnows near the boat piers. Bream are good on live worms off piers. Channel and blue catfish are good on live worms and stinkbait off piers, and on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
Lake O' The Pines
Water stained; 62–66 degrees: 3.90' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, spinnerbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Livingston
Water stained; 76–80 degrees; 0.09' high. Black bass are fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are very good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
Martin Creek
Water stained; 76–80 degrees; 0.07' low. Black bass are fair on white Flukes, swim jigs and weightless Senkos. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
Monticello
Water stained; 61–65 degrees; 2.12' low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, spinnerbaits and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
Sam Rayburn
Water stained; 75–79 degrees; 3.20' high. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged watermelon red soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are fair on Charlie slabs and silver spoons. Crappie are good on minnows. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on shrimp, live minnows, and stinkbait.
Steinhagen
0.78' high. No report available.
Toledo Bend
Water stained; 73–77 degrees; 0.13' low. Black bass are good on watermelon and watermelon red soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and white spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and red tube jigs. Bream are good on worms. Channel and blue catfish are fair on frozen shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Wright Patman
Water stained to muddy; 62–65 degrees; 21.81' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

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