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  • Colmesneil kids win fishing tournament

    kids fishing iconReed Best, Cooper Graham, River Squier COURTESY OF COTY SQUIER

    SAM RAYBURN – Colmesneil kids got to enjoy some fishing out at Lake Sam Rayburn and bring home some money last weekend. On Sunday, June 14, the Little Anglers Big Bass Showdown at Umphrey Pavillion on Lake Sam Rayburn took place. Payouts were dispersed every hour. Three young Colmesneil anglers took home some money and created some great memories.

    Cooper Graham took fourth place in the first hour with 2.44 pounds, winning $250. Reed Best took first place in the sixth hour with 2.29 pounds, winning $500. River Squier took first place in the second hour with 5.05 pounds, winning $1,000 and Overall Big Bass Angler.

    Both Squier and Best have fished on the Colmesneil High School Fishing Team and fish often on Lake Sam Rayburn. They both took home nice checks to add to their fishing winnings.

    All the kids did a fantastic job. They were so proud of each and every fish. The tournament was such a great wholesome family environment.

    There are two more Little Anglers events scheduled for the year: one at Toledo Bend Lake on Sept. 27 and another at Sam Rayburn on Oct. 25.

    For more information on the event and how to enter your Little Angler, visit their website at https://www.littleanglersbigbassshowdown.com/
  • Pineywoods fishing report 07/15/20

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    From Texas Parks and Wildlife

    B.A. Steinhagen – FAIR. Water stained; 86 degrees; 0.23’ low. Black bass are fair only on the edges of the hot summer days searching vegetation edges, mid-depth points, and some river structures on jigs, worms, and crankbait. Crappie are fair with minnows on the structure edges and above brush piles. Sunfish are fair with jigs and crickets. Catfish are excellent day and night on cut and prepped bait.

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    Bob Sandlin – GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 0.23 high. Black bass are good on finesse baits, swimbaits, crankbaits and plastic worms in 10-25’ near creek channels, submerged timber, and boat docks. Plastic frogs are still effective early near grass lines, and lily pads. Crappie are good on minnows in brush piles and standing timber. Catfish are good on cut bait, live bait, and chicken liver in 10-20'.

    Caddo – GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 0.62 high. Largemouth bass are good in shallow water near trees and vegetation fishing plastic creatures and frogs. Crankbaits, jigs, and TX rigged plastic worms in deeper areas near structure, and vegetation lines are productive as well. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near brush piles and timber in 12-22’. White bass are good on jigs and small crankbaits in the main lake. Chain pickerel are fair. Catfish are good on prepared bait and live bait in 12-20’ fishing channels and timber edges.

    Conroe – GOOD. Water stained; 85 degrees; 0.50’ low. Black bass are good with better success on overcast days. Still seek deep structures like points, drops, and channels. Crankbaits, soft plastic worms, and live shad. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs under docks and marinas usually on the deeper end. Hybrid striped bass are decent finding schools with fish finders. Catfish are good on cut bait everywhere. Sunfish are fair with live worms or crickets.

    Fork – EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 83-85 degrees; 0.39 low. Largemouth bass are good on blue plastic worms, bladed jigs and crankbaits near deep structure, points and humps in 10-22’. Plastic frogs are effective in grass patches and lily pads. White and yellow bass are good in the deeper water of main lake points, flats, and humps. Crappie are excellent on jigs and minnows in 18-25’ in brush piles and standing timber. Catfish are excellent on cut bait and live bait in 10-20’.

    Houston County – GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86-87 degrees; 0.23’ low. Black bass are fair early morning and evenings using swim baits with several 5+lbs catches this week. Also successful are black and blue Senko, watermelon red off points, and spinners, and divers. Crappie are fair in 12 to 14 feet of water using live minnows and moving among brush piles. Bream are good using live worms in shallow structure. Catfish are good on juglines, and over 15+lbs using hot dogs and perch plus shad.

    Lake O' the Pines – GOOD. Water stained; 85 degrees; 0.28 high. Largemouth bass are good on diving crankbaits, swimbaits, jigs, and TX rigged worms in 10-25’. Crappie are excellent on jigs and minnows in the standing timber areas along the creek channel and brush piles 12-20’’. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers, chicken liver and cut bait in 8-25’.

    Livingston – FAIR. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 0.03’ high. Black bass are fair using jigs, weighted worms, crankbait, and topwater. The best habitats have been points and working vegetation. Striped bass are fair moving around the bridge. Crappie are good with jigs working vegetation and above some structures deeper than 10-foot depth. White bass have emerged as good with minnows and Alabama rigs working points and cove barriers. Catfish are fair on live baits and stinkbait.

    Martin Creek – GOOD. Water clear; 87 degrees; 0.51 low. Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits and plastic worms in 12-18’. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in 12-18’ in timber and brush piles. Catfish are good on cut bait and prepared bait in 12-25’.

    Naconiche – FAIR. Water slightly stained; 83 degrees; Largemouth bass are good moving out from standing and fallen timber with worms and jigs, and vegetation with topwater, jigs, and worms. Crappie are fair on jigs seeking shade. Sunfish are fair on jigs and crickets. Catfish are good on dough balls, cut and live bait.

    Raven – FAIR. Water stained; 82 degrees; Largemouth bass are fair consistently working vegetation spots shallow and deep with a variety of topwater early, worms, and crankbait. In this heat, fish until 10 am, and after 6 pm. Sunfish are fair on power bait pellets, crickets, and cutworms.

    Sam Rayburn – FAIR. Water stained; 82 degrees; 0.97’ low. Largemouth bass are fair with all success coming early, late, and now at night. Fishing lights have helped attract some bass. The best habitat is still vegetation edges with topwater, worms, and jigs. White bass have slowed with minnows seeking depth. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs vertically fishing thick vegetation, and among structures less than 20 feet deep. Catfish are good on live and stinkbait.

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    Toledo Bend – FAIR. Water slightly stained; 84 degrees; 1.09’ low. Many of the black bass stayed shallow, with success coming between 2-8 feet on wacky-rigs and topwater. Striped bass are slow with minimal movement. White bass are good schooling late in the afternoons in the many creeks and caught on spoons. Crappie are slow due to the mayfly hatch and should return to normal numbers in 2-3 weeks. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait.

    Tyler – GOOD. Water clear; 84 degrees; 0.26 low. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged worms, skirted jigs, jerk baits and drop shots fishing dock structures, and vegetation edges. Crappie are good on minnows in brush piles and timber. Catfish are excellent on punch bait and live bait. White bass are good in 25’ -40’ on rooster tails and slabs.

    Wright Patman – GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 2.57 high. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, spinners and swim baits along creek channels, timber and vegetation edges. White bass are good on jigging spoons and slabs. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows near structure and brush piles. Catfish are excellent on cut bait, live bait, and chicken liver.

     

  • Pineywoods Fishing Report 08/19/20

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    B.A. Steinhagen – FAIR. Water stained; 87 degrees; 0.16’ low. Black bass are good on topwater till mid-morning, staying as close to the vegetative cover as possible. Late afternoons have been more difficult over brush and humps on worms. Crappie are good on minnows in vegetation. Sunfish are fair with jigs and crickets. Catfish are good day and night on cut and prepped bait.

    Bob Sandlin – GOOD. Water slightly stained; 88 degrees; 0.28 low. Black bass are good on jigs, diving crankbaits, chatter baits, and Texas-rigged plastic worms in 14-25’ near creek channels, standing timber, and boat docks. Crappie are good on minnows in brush piles and standing timber. Catfish are good on live bait and cut bait in 12-25'.

    Caddo – GOOD. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 0.38 high. Largemouth bass are good in shallow water near trees and grass-bed fishing plastic frogs, chatter baits, and skirted jigs. Texas-rigged plastic worms are productive in deeper water near timber and vegetation lines in 8-16’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near brush piles and timber in 14-25’. White bass are good on jigs and slabs in the main lake. Chain Pickerel are slow. Catfish are good on prepared bait and earthworms in 12-20’ fishing channels and timber edges.

    Conroe – GOOD. Water stained; 86 degrees; 1.08’ low. Black bass are good on spinners, shad imitators, nightcrawlers, and rigged soft plastic worms. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs under docks. Hybrid striped bass remain fair on rattletraps chasing schools of baitfish. Catfish are good on cut bait below 8 feet. Sunfish are fair with live worms or crickets.

    Fork – GOOD. Water lightly stained; 87-91 degrees; 1.15 low. Largemouth bass are good on plum, and dark green plastic craws, diving crankbaits, bladed jigs and chatter baits near standing timber, points and drop-offs in 14-28’. Some early mornings offer topwater action with topwater plugs, poppers, and chatter baits. White and yellow bass are good in deeper water of main lake drop-offs, flats and humps. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in 18-25’ in brush piles and standing timber. Catfish are good on cut bait and prepared bait in 12-24’.

    Houston County – GOOD. Water stained; 92 degrees; 0.31’ low. Black bass are good with the largest catch coming at night in 15 feet of water. Other successes came fishing spinners and crankbaits and Carolina rigged worm in schooling shad. Crappie are good on live minnows near stumps. Bream and bluegill are good using live worms fishing piers. Catfish are good on juglines using perch.

    Lake O' the Pines – GOOD. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 0.07 high. Largemouth bass are good on jigs, crankbaits, bladed spinners, and TX rigged worms in 15-25’. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in the standing timber areas along the creek channel and brush piles in 12-20’’. Catfish are good on punch bait and cut bait in 12-25’.

    Livingston – FAIR. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; 0.01’ low. Black bass are decent on synthetic worms, spinners, and crankbaits working points and bays. Striped bass are fair mid-lake trolling and finding schools. Crappie are good on jigs. White bass remain good fishing points on a variety of spoons, jigs, and Alabama Rigs. Catfish are fair on live baits and stinkbait.

    Martin Creek – FAIR. Water lightly stained; 89 degrees; 0.62 low. Largemouth bass are good on jigs, bladed spinners, chatter baits, and long plastic worms in 12-18’. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in 14-18’ in timber and brush piles. Catfish are good on cut bait and prepared bait in 12-25’.

    Naconiche – GOOD. Water slightly stained; 88 degrees; Largemouth bass are good fishing crankbaits, spinners, and plastic worms pushing just past points on entrances to coves. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in vegetation. Sunfish are fair on jigs and crickets. Catfish are good on dough balls, cut and live bait.

    Raven – FAIR. Water stained; 84 degrees; Largemouth bass are fair working hydrilla and some flooded structure. Sunfish are fair on cutworms, especially in shallow cover.

    Sam Rayburn – GOOD. Water stained; 85 degrees; 1.77’ low. Largemouth bass are good, mostly early with weaker evenings. Your successful spots will be consistent like large points, man-made brush piles on light-colored crankbait worms, and jigs. White bass are fair with minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs under structures and suspending over mid-depth structure. Catfish are good on live and stinkbait.

    Toledo Bend – FAIR. Water slightly stained; 84-85 degrees; 2.10’ low. Black bass are good with topwater and shallow baits under 5 feet till 8:30 am, rigged plastic lizards in 15-20 feet, and Carolina rigged green worms between 15-25 feet. White bass are fair and staying consistently under 20 feet. Crappie are good, preferring shiners and jigs a little less. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait.

    Tyler – GOOD. Water clear; 87 degrees; 0.49 low. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged worms, skirted football jigs, chatter baits and drop shots fishing docks, timber and vegetation edges. Crappie are good on minnows in brush piles, structure, and timber. Catfish are good on punch bait and live bait. White bass are fair in 25-40’ on jigging spoons and slabs.

    Wright Patman – GOOD. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 1.15 high. Largemouth bass are fair on chatter baits, spinners, and Carolina rigged plastic worms along creek channels, rip rac, and vegetation edges. White bass are good on jigging spoons and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows near structure and brush piles. Catfish are very good on punch bait, live bait, and earthworms.

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