Pineywoods Region Week of February 19, 2020

B.A. Steinhagen
GOOD. Water stained; 55-57 degrees; 0.58’ low. Largemouth bass are good with worms and spinners early and shallower. Crankbaits are good mid-day and afternoon over deep structure and select points. Crappie remain fair on jigs and minnows in shallow structures moving towards the shore. Catfish are good on cut and prepped bait.
Bob Sandlin
FAIR. Water stained; 52 degrees; 0.35’ high. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits- some moving to shallow cover- Crappie are fair with jigs and minnows in deeper water; historically, they will stack up on the river channel. Catfish are fair on cut bait and blood bait.
Caddo
FAIR. Water stained; 51-53 degrees; 2.65’ high. Largemouth bass are fair fishing in the creeks feeding the lake. Crappie are fair on smaller minnows and jigs fishing shallow gaps in vegetation and stumps. White bass are fair on small spinners in the open waters and points. Chain Pickerel are fair. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and live bait.
Conroe
FAIR. Water stained; 56-59 degrees; 1.77’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on jigs near structure in less than 6 feet, live shad in vegetation, and crankbait working deep points. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striped bass are fair on shad in open water. Catfish are good on stinkbait and cut bait. Sunfish are fair with live worms or crickets in shallow water.
Fork
FAIR. Water stained; 51-52 degrees; 0.05’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits and chatter baits in warmer water in creeks. Pre-spawn bass activity near creeks and brush near the shoreline. White and yellow bass are fair in deep water under bait schools. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows around structure 20-30’. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and cut bait.
Houston County
GOOD. Water stained; 54-56 degrees; 0.38’ high. Black bass are good around 4:30 AM early mornings with overcast skies in 5 to 6 feet around piers. The best lures have been Carolina rigged craw worms and shaky heads with Senko-Finesse. Crappie are nice sized in 12 feet of water with jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair with a live worm rig one foot off the bottom, and dough bait off piers.
Lake O' the Pines
SLOW. Muddy; 48 degrees; 4.79’ high. Largemouth bass are slow on Carolina Rigs and spinners. Some action near grass on the edge creek channels. Crappie are slow in 22 feet. Catfish are slow on blood bait and prepared bait.
Livingston
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 55-57 degrees; 0.77’ high. The largemouth bass activity has increased significantly over the past week in creeks and coves with Carolina rigged worms, spinners, and jigs. Striped bass are fair on spoons and live shad around bridge pillars. Crappie are excellent on minnows and jigs in less than 8 feet depth with structure. White bass are good on spoons while fishing the same spots as largemouth. Catfish are fair on live baits.
Martin Creek
FAIR. Water stained; 58 degrees; 1.08' low. Largemouth bass are good on buzz baits, senkos-creature baits on flats around grass. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows Dirgin Bridge and R.R. trestle catfish slow on cut bait.
Naconiche
GOOD. Water slightly stained; 54-56 degrees; Largemouth bass are good, especially early on spinners, jigs, crankbaits, and creature baits moving shallow in vegetative cover, creek structure, and coves. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in creek structures, and among bridge structure. Sunfish are fair on jigs and crickets. Catfish are good on dough balls, cut and live bait.
Raven
GOOD. Water stained; 58-60 degrees; Largemouth bass are good with worms in vegetation, topwater early or late in the day, and spinners on more open water structure and edges. Sunfish are fair on crickets and cutworms among any shallow structure under 5 feet.
Sam Rayburn
GOOD. Water stained; 57-61 degrees; 0.39’ low. Largemouth bass are good in shallower structure, slowly moving towards the spawn fishing crankbaits, worms, and spinners. White bass are fair on minnows on points and shallow structure. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs casting shallow structure and brush piles less than 10 feet. Catfish are good on live and stinkbait.
Toledo Bend
FAIR. Water slightly stained; 55-58 degrees; 2.95’ low. The largemouth bass bite has been fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and jigs moving to slightly shallower warm water. Striped bass are sporadic but increasing. White bass remain slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles or near structure in less than 8 feet of water. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait.
Tyler
FAIR. Water stained; 51-53 degrees; 0.36’ high. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged creature baits, spinners, worms, and jigs fishing dock structures and natural shorelines with drops. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in 30’ near submerged structure. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and live baits. White bass are slow.
Wright Patman
FAIR. Water stained; 51 degrees; 3.51’ high. Largemouth bass are good on slow-moving worms and jigs trying vegetation, timber, and man-made structures. White bass are good on slabs and spoons on main lake points. Crappie are fair on jigs in brush piles. Catfish are fair on cut bait, live bait, and stinkbait.

« Fishing Report Search

To prevent the spread of zebra mussels, the law requires draining of water from boats and onboard receptacles when leaving or approaching public fresh waters. Get details.

Text TPWD REPORT to GOV311 to get updates by text.