Piney Woods Fishing Reports
Week of October 22, 2014
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BOB SANDLIN : Water clear; 73–77 degrees; 2.50’ low. Black bass are slow on Ribbit buzzfrogs and black and blue flipping jigs near shallow cover.
CADDO : Water stained; 74–77 degrees; 0.10’ high. Black bass are good on bladed jigs, hollow body frogs and buzzbaits. White and yellow bass are fair on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are slow on prepared bait and trotlines.
CONROE : Water stained; 73–77 degrees; 0.55’ low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed/chartreuse soft plastics, Senkos, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps.
FORK : Water clear; 72–75 degrees; 6.15’ low. Black bass are slow 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 good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs.
HOUSTON COUNTY : Water stained; 73–77 degrees; 0.04’ high. Black bass to 6 pounds are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits near the marina. White bass are slow.
LAKE O' THE PINES : Water lightly stained; 73–77; degrees; 0.57’ high.
LIVINGSTON : Water fairly clear; 75–79 degrees; 0.30’ low. Black bass are fair on soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on pet spoons, hellbenders, and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are fair on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
MARTIN CREEK : Water clear; 85–90 degrees; 2.01’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits and shakyheads. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
MONTICELLO : Water clear; 87–92 degrees; 0.01’ low. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs, buzzfrogs 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; 2.20’ 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 : 1.50’ high. No report available.
TOLEDO BEND : Water murky; 73–77 degrees; 3.20’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon/blue flake Finesse and redbug soft plastic worms. Striped bass are slow.
WRIGHT PATMAN : Water lightly stained; 73–76 degrees; 5.12’ high. Black bass are fair on flipping tubes and flipping jigs near shallow cover. Some fish being caught on hollow body frogs and Ribbits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.