Fishing Reports for Week of August 27, 2014

Piney Woods Region

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Water Body Report
BOB SANDLIN Water clear; 83–88 degrees; 1.81' low. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged soft plastics and football jigs on brush piles. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines.
CADDO Water stained; 84–89 degrees; 0.10' low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged creature baits and black buzzbaits near shallow cover. Hollow body frogs effective as well in same areas. White and yellow bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on cut shad and prepared bait.
CONROE Water stained; 82–86 degrees; 0.19' low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Carolina rigged soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are good on silver/gold striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on liver and bait shrimp.
FORK Water clear; 84–89 degrees; 4.61' low. Black bass are slow on deep diving crankbaits, flutter spoons and drop shot worms in 15–20'. Weighted watermelon Flukes working in 10–15'. Some fish being caught in the pads with a Megabass Pony Gabot hollow body frog in tonosama. White and yellow bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows on brush piles and bridges. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water stained; 87–91 degrees; 0.52' low. Black bass to 3 pounds are fair on strawberry soft plastic worms in 15 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Bream are good on live worms off grassy banks and piers. Channel and blue catfish to 5 pounds are good on trotlines baited with liver. Yellow catfish are slow.
LAKE O' THE PINES Water lightly stained; 84–90; degrees; 1.18' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rig creature baits and hollow body frogs near shallow cover. Mid–day bite is slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on cut shad and trotlines.
LIVINGSTON Water fairly clear; 83–87 degrees; 0.17' 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; 88–96 degrees; 0.74' low. Black bass are slow on deep diving crankbaits and drop shot finesse worms along deeper points and breaks. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are slow 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 fair on Carolina rigged Trick Worms and drop shot finesse worms near breaks. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad
SAM RAYBURN Water murky; 82–86 degrees; 0.67' low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and silver spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse jigs over brush piles. Bream are fair on crickets and nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with shrimp and cut bait.
STEINHAGEN 1.43' high. No report available.
TOLEDO BEND Water murky; 83–87 degrees; 0.98' 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; 85–89 degrees; 5.28' 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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