Pineywoods Region Week of August 16, 2017

Bob Sandlin
Water lightly stained; 86–90 degrees; 0.34' high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws, buzz frogs and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
Caddo
Water stained; 87–89 degrees; 0.35' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, Whopper Ploppers, and hollow body frogs.
Conroe
Water stained; 81–85 degrees; 0.34' low. Black bass are good on watermelon/white Carolina rigged soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait, liver, and nightcrawlers.
Fork
Water stained; 84–87 degrees; 0.59' high. Black bass are fair on flutter spoons, Carolina rigged worms and deep diving crankbaits. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
Houston County
Water stained; 87–91 degrees; 0.15' low. Black bass are very good on soft plastics, Alabama rigs, and shad swim baits. Crappie are good on live minnows around brush near the dam. Bream are good on live worms over grass. Channel and blue catfish to 7 pounds are good on juglines baited with bream and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
Livingston
Water stained; 81–85 degrees; 0.22' high. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are good but small on Rat–L–Traps and Zara spooks. White bass are fair on troll tubes and pet spoons. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
Martin Creek
Water lightly stained; 86–93 degrees; 0.77' low. Black bass are fair on weightless Flukes, shakyhead worms and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.
Monticello
Water stained; 86–94 degrees; 0.09' high. Black bass are slow on drop shot worms, deep diving crankbaits and shakyhead worms. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
Sam Rayburn
Water stained; 82–86 degrees; 0.96' low. Black bass are good on black/blue flake soft plastic worms. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows over baited holes. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers.
Steinhagen
1.64' high. No report available.
Toledo Bend
Water stained; 83–87 degrees; 0.58' low. Black bass are good on Rat–L–Traps and black/blue craw worms early and late. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows over baited holes. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers off docks.
Wright Patman
Water stained; 6.96' high. No report available.

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