Fishing Reports for Week of April 27, 2016

Piney Woods Region

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Water Body Report
BOB SANDLIN Water stained; 65–70 degrees; 0.45' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, flipping jigs and buzzbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut shad.
CADDO Water muddy; 2.40' high. No report available. Please call ahead as some ramps may be closed due to flooding in the area.
CONROE Water murky; 61–65 degrees; 0.20' high. Black bass are good on watermelon Carolina rigged soft plastics, and on small spinnerbaits.
FORK Water stained to muddy; 67–71 degrees; 0.33' low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged creature baits, squarebill crankbaits and hollow body frogs. White and yellow bass are good on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water stained; 66–70 degrees; 0.49' high. Black bass are good on June bug soft plastic worms on the south side of the lake in 8–15 feet. Crappie are good on live minnows off piers and over brush piles in
LAKE O' THE PINES Water muddy; 9.77' high. No report available. Please call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water. Use caution when navigating lake.
LIVINGSTON Water stained; 62–66 degrees; 1.12' high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Blue catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
MARTIN CREEK Water lightly stained; 77–83 degrees; 0.05' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, white buzzbaits and hollow body frogs. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
MONTICELLO Water stained; 68–73 degrees; 0.17' low. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs, bladed jigs and buzzbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and trotlines.
SAM RAYBURN Water murky; 61–65 degrees; 2.40' high. Black bass are slow.
STEINHAGEN 1.04' high. No report available.
TOLEDO BEND Water murky; 62–66 degrees; 0.47' high. Black bass are fair on perch colored spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water muddy; 28.89' high. No report available.
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