Wright Patman Fishing Report (TPWD)
Week of October 17, 2019 Bob Sandlin FAIR. Water lightly stained; 78–82 degrees; 1.09' low. Last week's cold front helped with largemouth bass on topwater baits and spinners with more coming to the surface in the past week. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows around underwater structures. White bass are fair on jigs. Catfish are good on worms or stinkbait. Caddo GOOD. Water stained; 76–80 degrees; 0.26' high. Largemouth bass are good on topwater baits till noon. They transition to plastic worms and spinner baits in the afternoon. Crappie have been smaller and are fair on smaller minnows and jigs trolling brush. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and live bait. Conroe GOOD. Water stained; 76–83 degrees; 2.26' low. Largemouth bass are good on top water poppers, buzzbaits, and plastic worms. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles. Catfish are good on baited areas from 8 to 25 feet of water on stink bait and cut bait. Catfish are improving at night. Fork GOOD. Water stained; 77–82 degrees; 1.85' low. Fall bass fishing is in full swing. Largemouth bass are fair on plastic worms, Alabama rigs, spinnerbaits, and topwaters. Lunker fisherman continue to work around 10–15 feet of depth. White and yellow bass are good on Alabama rigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in the stumps or man–made structures. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut bait especially in the evenings. Houston County FAIR. Water stained; 78–82 degrees; 0.27' low. Black bass are good on soft plastics, buzzbaits, and spinners at approximately 4–8 feet. White bass continue to be slow with jigs and spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Sunfish are good on live cut worms. Catfish are good on shad and stinkbait. Lake O' The Pines FAIR. Water slightly stained; 80–82 degrees; 0.69' high. Largemouth bass are fair on topwater, swim baits, and chatter baits. Crappie are slow. Sand bass are schooling. As the water cools the bite continues to be picking up. Catfish are fair on live, cut, and prepped baits. Livingston FAIR. Water stained; 78–80 degrees; 1.24' low. Largemouth bass are fair on plastic worms, spinners, topwater baits, and jigs closest to the Kickapoo. Striped bass are good on spoons, and Rat–L–Traps in 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 stained; 77–82 degrees; 3.06' low. Largemouth bass are fair on topwaters, Texas rigged creature baits, and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows around brush piles and creek channels. Catfish are good on live bait, cut bait, or prepped bait. Trot lines continue to pay off. Sam Rayburn FAIR. Water stained; 79–81 degrees; 2.93' low. Largemouth bass are good on spinnerbaits, topwater, and Carolina rigged soft plastic worms. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good with live bait and cut bait. Toledo Bend FAIR. Water stained; 78–81 degrees; 7.16' low. Largemouth bass are being found in shallower water with topwater being the most successful. They remain fair on soft crankbait, spinners, plastic worms, jigs, and propeller baits. Striped bass have been seen schooling and are good on topwater, rattle traps, and spoons. White bass are fair on spoons and small crankbaits. Sunfish are good on pellets, crickets, and jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on live bait and stinkbait. Tyler FAIR. Water slightly stained; 79–82. 2.16' low. Largemouth bass are fair on spinnerbaits, Carolina rigged creature baits and crankbaits in both lakes. Topwater has emerged successful on the west portion. Crappie are fair on jigs under docks and in 4–12 feet of 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 lightly stained; 80–82 degrees; 3.62 high. Largemouth bass are good with jigs, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and plastic worms. White bass have been hitting slabs and spoons in all water with regularity. Crappie are fair on jigs with man–made structure. Catfish are good on cut bait, live bait, and stinkbait.

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6/15/19KICKER 102.5 Big Bass ClashSportsman's Cove
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