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Piney Woods Fishing Reports

Week of November 19, 2014

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BOB SANDLIN :  Water clear; 49–53 degrees; 2.84’ low. Black bass are slow on flipping jigs and bladed jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

CADDO :  Water stained; 51–55 degrees; 0.25 high. Black bass are slow on lipless crankbaits and flipping jigs. White and yellow bass are slow on slab and minnows. Catfish are slow on prepared bait and trotlines.

CONROE :  Water stained; 67–71 degrees; 0.83’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon/chartreuse tailed soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and topwaters in 10–20 feet. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and blue/white tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, frozen shrimp, and nightcrawlers.

FORK :  Water clear; 49–53 degrees; 6.96’ low. Black bass are fair on black and blue flipping jigs and Megabass Wild Header bladed jigs with Megabass Spark Shad trailers. Megabass Vision 110 jerkbaits in threadfin shad effective as well. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows on brush piles. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

HOUSTON COUNTY :  Water stained; 65–69 degrees; 0.04’ high. Black bass to 4 pounds are fair on square–billed jigs, dark grape soft plastic worms, and pumpkinseed Brush Hogs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

LAKE O' THE PINES :  Water lightly stained; 50–55; degrees; 0.07’ high. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs as well as flipping jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near brush piles. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

LIVINGSTON :  Water fairly clear; 68–72 degrees; 0.68’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

MARTIN CREEK :  Water clear; 69–83 degrees; 2.40’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged worms and Senkos. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MONTICELLO :  Water clear; 72–85 degrees; 0.36’ low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

SAM RAYBURN :  Water murky; 69–73 degrees; 2.85’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon topwaters, soft plastic worms, and spinnerbaits early. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on punchbait.

STEINHAGEN :  1.64’ high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND :  Water murky; 66–70 degrees; 3.68’ low. Black bass are good on redbug or black/blue worms off points. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs in 20 feet. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

WRIGHT PATMAN :  Water lightly stained; 53–57 degrees; 3.92’ high. Black bass are slow on flipping tubes and flipping jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.


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