Fishing Reports for Week of April 15, 2015

Piney Woods Region

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Water Body Report
BOB SANDLIN Water murky; 62–66 degrees; 0.35 high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged lizards and craws. White spinnerbaits effective as well. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
CADDO Water stained to muddy; 63–68 degrees; 1.95' high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and bluegill pattern swim jigs. White and yellow bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad and trotlines.
CONROE Water murky; 63–67 degrees; 0.07' high. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed soft plastic worms and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are slow.
FORK Water stained; 63–68 degrees; 2.72' low. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits, swimbaits and hollow body frogs. White and yellow bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water stained; 67–71 degrees; 0.20' high. Black bass to 8 pounds are very good on watermelon red Senkos, soft plastic worms, and weedless frogs. Smallmouth bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are very good on live minnows around brush. Bream are fair on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are very good on live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
LAKE O' THE PINES Water stained to muddy; 64–68; degrees; 5.77' high. Black bass are fair on flipping jigs and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on prepared bait and trotlines.
LIVINGSTON Water fairly clear; 64–68 degrees; 0.33' high. Black bass are very good on green pumpkin Rat–L–Traps and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
MARTIN CREEK Water clear; 63–67 degrees; 0.04' low. Black bass are fair on topwaters and hollow body frogs. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are good on cut shad.
MONTICELLO Water clear; 63–66 degrees; 0.56' high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws and hollow body frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
SAM RAYBURN Water murky; 63–67 degrees; 4.28' high. Black bass are good on chartreuse/black soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on live minnows and watermelon jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers, liver, and cut bait.
STEINHAGEN 0.17' high. No report available.
TOLEDO BEND Water murky; 64–68 degrees; 0.35' high. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons. White bass are fair on minnows and white Li'l Fishies. Crappie are fair 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; 63–67 degrees; 11.05' high. Black bass are fair on flipping jigs and bladed jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
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