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Piney Woods Fishing Reports

Week of August 26, 2015

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BOB SANDLIN :  Water murky; 87–92 degrees; 1.31’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits and flipping jigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on prepared bait.

CADDO :  Water stained; 86–91 degrees; 0.25’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws and worms. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

CONROE :  Water murky; 85–89 degrees; 0.97’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed Carolina rigged soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on bloodbait, liver, and shrimp.

FORK :  Water lightly stained; 87–92 degrees; 1.03’ low. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs around pads and Texas rigged 10” worms in 10–15’. White and yellow bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

HOUSTON COUNTY :  Water stained; 88–92 degrees; 1.00’ low. Black bass to 5 pounds are fair on blue flake and watermelon red soft plastic worms. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Bream are good on live worms over grass beds and off piers. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with bream. Yellow catfish are slow.

LAKE O' THE PINES :  Water stained; 87–91; degrees; 2.02’ high. Black bass are slow on flipping jigs and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

LIVINGSTON :  Water fairly clear; 85–89 degrees; 0.61’ high. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are good on pet spoons, Rat–L–Traps, and Zara Spooks. White bass are good on pet spoons and troll tubes. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.

MARTIN CREEK :  Water clear; 96–100 degrees; 1.25’ low. Black bass are slow on weightless Senkos. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

MONTICELLO :  Water lightly stained; 95–101 degrees; 0.01’ low. Black bass are fair on deep diving crankbaits and drop shot worms near the intake. Some fish being caught on hollow body frog near pads. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on prepared bait

SAM RAYBURN :  Water stained; 88–92 degrees; 0.02’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Bream are fair on crickets and nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait, liver, and cut bait.

STEINHAGEN :  1.95’ high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND :  Water murky; 87–91 degrees; 1.82’ low. Black bass are fair on redbug and plum soft plastic worms and topwaters early and late. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are good on spoons and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are slow. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers off docks. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait, stinkbait, and chicken livers. Yellow catfish are slow.

WRIGHT PATMAN :  Water stained to muddy; 87–92 degrees; 6.65’ high. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs and flipping jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.


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