Toledo Bend

Pineywoods Region Week of October 3, 2019

Bob Sandlin

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 81–85 degrees; 0.95' low. Largemouth bass are good on topwater baits at sunrise and deeper crankbaits during the day. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows around underwater structures. White bass are good on jigs. Catfish are good on worms or stinkbait. 

Caddo

GOOD TO FAIR. Water stained; 83–86 degrees; 0.36' high. Largemouth bass are good on topwater baits in 10–20 feet early, plastic worms, and spinner baits in deeper water mid–morning to afternoons. Crappie are fair on smaller minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, and live bait. 

Conroe

FAIR. Water lightly stained; 78–84 degrees; 1.99' low. Largemouth bass are good on top water poppers and buzzbaits early and late. Crappie are improving on minnows and jigs around brush piles. Catfish are good on baited areas from 8 to 25 feet of water improving at night. 

Fork

FAIR. Water stained; 82–85 degrees; 1.52' low. Largemouth bass are fair on plastic worms, Alabama rigs, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and topwaters. Largemouth success comes patience among drop–offs and stumps. White and yellow bass are good on Alabama rigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in the stumps or man–made structure. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut bait. 

Houston County

FAIR. Water stained; 80–84 degrees; 0.51' low. Largemouth bass are good on soft plastics, buzzbaits, and spinners. White bass are slow with jigs and spoons. Crappie are slow on minnows. Sunfish are good on live cut worms. Catfish are good on shad, and stinkbait. 

Lake O' The Pines

FAIR. Water slightly stained; 84–88 degrees; 0.89' high. Black bass slow on swim baits and chatter baits. Crappie are slow and catfish are slow. Some white bass are schooling. As the water cools the bite should be picking up. 

Livingston

FAIR. Water lightly stained; 81–86 degrees; 0.93' low. Largemouth bass are fair on Carolina or Texas rigged plastics, spinners, and jigs. Striped bass are good on spoons and Rat–L–Traps normally in deep open water. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass have been good on spoons. Catfish are fair on live bait and flavored prepared baits. 

Martin Creek

FAIR. Water lightly stained; 80–85 degrees; 2.76' low. Largemouth bass are fair on topwaters before 10 a.m., Texas rigged creature baits, deeper crankbaits, and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows around brush piles. Catfish are good on live bait, cut bait, or prepped bait. 

Sam Rayburn

FAIR. Water stained; 83–87 degrees; 2.26' low. Largemouth bass are fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Carolina rigged soft plastic worms. Some success with largemouth on top water buzzbaits and poppers early and late. White bass are fair on minnows and Alabama rigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good with live bait and cut bait. 

Toledo Bend

FAIR. Water stained; 81–85 degrees; 6.92' low. Largemouth bass are fair on soft plastic worms, jigs, and topwaters. Striped bass are fair on topwater, rattle traps and spoons. White bass are fair on spoons. Sunfish are good on pellets, crickets, and jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on live bait and stinkbait. 

Tyler

FAIR. Water slightly stained; 82–86 1.81' low. Largemouth bass are fair on spinnerbaits, Carolina rigged creature baits and crankbaits in both lakes. Crappie are fair on jigs under docks and in cooler covered water. Catfish are good all stinkbait, and live baits below a cork. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid stripers are good with Rat–L–Traps following schools of bait fish with birds on the surface. 

Wright Patman

FAIR. Water stained; 82–87 degrees; 0.16 high. Largemouth bass are good with jigs, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and plastic worms. White bass have been hitting slabs and spoons. Crappie are fair on jigs with structure below 8 feet. Catfish are good on cut bait, live bait and stinkbait.

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