With water temperatures rising into the mid-60’s the Crappie, Bass and Catfish fishing is outstanding on Lake O the Pines in Texas.
Crappie fishing is on fire all over the lake and the fish are in full spawn mode. Depending on where you are on the lake, Crappie can be found from 12 feet of water down to 1 foot of water. Lots of fish are being caught on Hurricane Creek North of the 729 bridge. Several boats were catching fish by drifting or trolling in the 12 foot to 5 foot water depths. I fished last week in this area and found that the Crappie are biting better on jigs than they are on minnows. I caught most of my fish on a road runner chartreuse jig head with a Bonehead 3-inch slim stick. Reports from other Crappie fishermen indicate that lots of fish are being caught in the North end of the lake past the 155 bridge in 4 feet of water. I have also caught several Crappie using the jig under a float at some of the creek channels and cuts in the North side of the lake.
Black Bass are good in shallow water all over the lake. Reports indicate that the best Bass fishing is North of 155 in shallow water around stumps and structure. Shaky Headed worms seem to be the most productive but some fish are being caught on buzz baits and medium diving crank baits. There have been several Bass Tournaments on Lake O’ the Pines over the last 5 weeks and many good fish have been weighed in. I have not seen any fish on beds, but the spawn should start soon if it has not already.
Catfish are good almost anywhere. Fishing with stink bait under the bridges always produces some catfish this time of the year. I have also caught several fish off of my dock with minnows, however live works seem to be their favorite.
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This Report is courtesy of Pine Cove Cabin on Lake O’ the Pines near Jefferson, Texas.