Texas Parks and Wildlife
Fishing Mobile Web | Fishing Reports

Piney Woods Fishing Reports

Week of April 22, 2015

Return to search page

Invasive species alert! 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.


BOB SANDLIN :  Water murky; 63–67 degrees; 0.35 high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits and hollow body frogs Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

CADDO :  Water stained to muddy; 64–69 degrees; 2.30’ high. Black bass are good on bladed jigs and bluegill pattern swim jigs. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad and trotlines.

CONROE :  Water murky; 65–69 degrees; 0.30’ high. Black bass are fair on dark soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait, cut bait, and frozen shrimp.

FORK :  Water stained; 64–69 degrees; 2.03’ low. Black bass are good on weightless soft plastics, swimbaits and hollow body frogs. White and yellow bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

HOUSTON COUNTY :  Water stained; 69–73 degrees; 0.55’ high. Black bass to 7 pounds are good on chartreuse shallow running crankbaits and watermelon soft plastic worms. Smallmouth bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows around brush. Bream are fair on live worms. Channel and blue catfish to 12 pounds are good on live worms. Yellow catfish are slow.

LAKE O' THE PINES :  Water stained to muddy; 65–70; degrees; 5.08’ high. Black bass are good on flipping jigs and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

LIVINGSTON :  Water fairly clear; 64–68 degrees; 0.72’ 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; 64–87 degrees; 0.02’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters and hollow body frogs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad.

MONTICELLO :  Water clear; 65–68 degrees; 1.02’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws and hollow body frogs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

SAM RAYBURN :  Water murky; 63–67 degrees; 4.00’ high. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged watermelon red soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are fair on live minnows and silver spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are good on worms. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp, live minnows, and stinkbait.

STEINHAGEN :  1.88’ high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND :  Water murky; 64–68 degrees; 0.64’ 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; 65–67 degrees; 9.89’ high. Black bass are slow on flipping jigs and bladed jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.


Return to fishing reports search»

Fishing reports are produced with support from Toyota and the federal Sport Fish Restoration program.