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Piney Woods Region Week of May 25, 2016

Bob Sandlin
Water stained; 72–76 degrees; 0.17′ high. Black bass are fair on buzzfrogs, wakebaits and flipping jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and rod and reel.
Caddo
Water muddy; 1.55′ high. No report available.
Conroe
Water murky; 65–69 degrees; 0.09′ high. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics and watermelon spinnerbaits. Striped bass are good on Rat–L–Traps and white striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp.
Fork
Water stained; 73–77 degrees; 0.23′ low. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs, Megabass Diamante in secret gill and Texas rigged soft plastics on shallow docks. White and yellow bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Houston County
Water stained; 67–71 degrees; 0.21′ high. Black bass are good on June bug multi–flake, black/blue, and pumpkinseed soft plastic worms at mid–lake early and late. Crappie are good on white Rooster Tails and live minnows at night. Bream are good on live worms off piers and over grass beds. Channel and blue catfish are good on shad.
Water stained to muddy; 11.09′ high. No report available.
Livingston
Water stained; 66–70 degrees; 0.54′ high. Black bass are fair on topwaters, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, Rat–L–Traps, and soft plastics. Striped bass are good but small on Rat–L–Traps, Zara spooks, and slabs. White bass are very good on slabs, pet spoons, and troll tubes. Crappie are very good on minnows over brush. Blue catfish are fair on shad and shrimp. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.
Martin Creek
Water lightly stained; 78–84 degrees; 0.01′ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, shakyheads and weightless Senkos. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Monticello
Water stained; 74–79 degrees; 0.21′ high. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs, spinnerbaits and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
Sam Rayburn
Water murky; 65–69 degrees; 3.04′ high. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics and green Rat–L–Traps. White bass are fair on minnows, hellbenders, and silver spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs over brush piles. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait.
Steinhagen
1.46′ high. No report available.
Toledo Bend
Water murky; 66–70 degrees; 0.32′ high. Black bass are fair on soft plastic worms and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on white bucktail jigs. White bass are fair on silver spoons and Li’l Fishies in the river. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs over baited holes. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Wright Patman
Water muddy; 32.32′ high. No report available.
Grace Baldwin
(Bethany) Grace Baldwin has an Associate Degree in Journalism from Angelina College and is working on a double major of English and Journalism at Stephen F. Austin State University. She thoroughly enjoys reading, writing, and has an indelible passion for words.

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