Pineywoods Region Week of May 22, 2019

Bob Sandlin
Water stained; 73–78 degrees; 0.62' high. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs, black buzzbaits and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
Caddo
Water muddy; 76–80 degrees; 5.15' high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws, black buzzbaits and hollow body frogs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad. Call ahead to verify ramps are open (due to high water).
Conroe
Water stained; 79–84 degrees; 0.56' low. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits, spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on minnows and shrimp.
Fork
Water lightly stained; 75–78 degrees; 0.03' high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms along channel swings, Senkos and hollow body frogs. White and yellow bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Houston County
Water stained; 74–78 degrees; 0.78' high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Bream are good on live minnows and worms off piers. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and chicken livers. Yellow catfish are slow.
Livingston
Water murky; 75–83 degrees; 0.07' high. Black bass are good on topwaters, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, Rat–L–Traps, and soft plastics. Striped bass are good but small on Rat–L–Traps, Zara spooks, and slabs. White bass are very good on slabs, pet spoons, and troll tubes. Crappie are very good on minnows over brush. Blue catfish are very good on shad. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.
Martin Creek
Water lightly stained; 77–80 degrees; 0.18' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, spinnerbaits and topwaters walking baits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
Monticello
Water stained; 73–78 degrees; 2.16' low. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs, buzz frogs and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Sam Rayburn
Water stained; 74–82 degrees; 4.46' high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Bream are good on worms. Catfish are slow.
Toledo Bend
Water murky; 75–83 degrees; 1.06' high. Black bass are fair on soft plastic worms and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on white bucktail jigs. White bass are fair on silver spoons and Li'l Fishies in the river. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs over baited holes. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Wright Patman
Water stained to muddy; 74–78 degrees; 20.20 high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws, hollow body frogs and black buzzbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines. Call ahead to verify ramps are open (due to high water).

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