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Piney Woods Fishing Reports

Week of October 29, 2014

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BOB SANDLIN :  Water clear; 71–76 degrees; 2.58’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits and black and blue flipping jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines and nightcrawlers.

CADDO :  Water stained; 72–75 degrees; 0.31 low. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs and black buzzbaits. White and yellow bass are good on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and trotlines.

CONROE :  Water stained; 73–77 degrees; 0.65’ low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed/chartreuse soft plastics, Senkos, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, live bait, and nightcrawlers.

FORK :  Water clear; 70–74 degrees; 6.36’ low. Black bass are fair on black blue flipping jigs and Texas rigged worms near stumps in 2–10’ as well as squarebill crankbaits in shad patterns near main lake points. White and yellow bass are fair on small crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

HOUSTON COUNTY :  Water stained; 73–77 degrees; 0.11’ low. Black bass to 8 pounds are fair on buzzbaits, and on watermelon and green pumpkin soft plastc worms near structure. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on live minnows. Bream are good on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on juglines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

LAKE O' THE PINES :  Water lightly stained; 71–75; degrees; 0.35’ high. Black bass are fair on buzzbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and punch bait.

LIVINGSTON :  Water fairly clear; 75–79 degrees; 0.44’ low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on Zara spooks and chartreuse Rat–L–Traps. White bass are fair on pet spoons, hellbenders, and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

MARTIN CREEK :  Water clear; 85–89 degrees; 2.16’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged creature baits and shakyheads. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

MONTICELLO :  Water clear; 86–90 degrees; 0.10’ low. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

SAM RAYBURN :  Water murky; 73–77 degrees; 2.38’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastic worms and chartreuse crankbaits. White bass are good on slabs and white/gold spoons. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on live bait, shrimp, and punchbait.

STEINHAGEN :  1.42’ high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND :  Water murky; 73–77 degrees; 3.60’ low. Black bass are very good on watermelon soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, flukes, and topwaters early and late. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows in 12–15 feet over baited holes. Bream are good on nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

WRIGHT PATMAN :  Water lightly stained; 72–76 degrees; 4.82’ high. Black bass are slow on flipping tubes and flipping jigs near shallow cover. Some fish being caught on hollow body frogs and Ribbits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.


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