Fishing Reports for Week of August 20, 2014

Piney Woods Region

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Water Body Report
BOB SANDLIN Water clear; 82–87 degrees; 1.58' low. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged soft plastics and football jigs on brush piles. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
CADDO Water stained; 83–87 degrees; 0.15' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits and black buzzbaits near shallow cover. Hollow body frogs effective as well. White and yellow bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad and prepared bait.
CONROE Water stained; 82–86 degrees; 0.18' low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed and watermelon red Carolina rigged soft plastics. Striped bass are fair on green striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs over brush piles. Catfish are good on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and shrimp.
FORK Water clear; 83–87 degrees; 4.35' low. Black bass are fair on deep diving crankbaits, flutter spoons and drop shot worms in 15–20'. Weighted watermelon Flukes working in 10–15'. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows on brush piles and bridges. Catfish are good on trotlines.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water stained; 86–90 degrees; 0.37' low. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows around brush. Bream are good on silver Rooster Tails off piers at night. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
LAKE O' THE PINES Water lightly stained; 83–86; degrees; 1.38' high. Black bass are slow on Texas rig creature baits and hollow body frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on cut shad.
LIVINGSTON Water fairly clear; 83–87 degrees; 0.23' low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps and crankbaits. Striped bass are good on slabs, pet spoons, and troll tubes. White bass are good on troll tubes, pet spoons, and Charlie slabs. Crappie are good on minnows in 20 feet. Blue catfish are fair on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
MARTIN CREEK Water clear; 86–93 degrees; 0.51' low. Black bass are good on deep diving crankbaits along deeper points and breaks. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Catfish are fair on punch bait and trotlines.
MONTICELLO Water fairly clear; 95–101 degrees; 0.83' low. Black bass are good on deep diving crankbaits and drop shot finesse worms near the discharge. Crappie are fair on tube jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad
SAM RAYBURN Water murky; 82–86 degrees; 0.42' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon topwaters and chartreuse soft plastic worms. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over baited holes in 20–25 feet. Bream are slow. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait, cut bait, and liver.
STEINHAGEN 1.51' high. No report available.
TOLEDO BEND Water murky; 83–87 degrees; 0.80' low. Black bass are good on redbug and watermelon red soft plastic worms and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on silver spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and blue/green tube jigs over baited holes in 20 feet. Bream are good on nightcrawlers and crickets in 2–8 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait, stinkbait, livers, and hearts. Yellow catfish are slow.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water lightly stained; 83–87 degrees; 5.50' high. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs and weightless Senkos near shallow cover. Crappie are good on jigs minnows. Catfish are good on cut shad and trotlines.

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