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NORTHEAST REPORTS

Compiled and edited by J.P. Greeson, Bink Grimes, Kendal Hemphill and Mark Perry for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department under a federal grant provided by the Sport Fish Restoration Program.

NORTHEAST
ATHENS: Water clear; 72-75 degrees; 1.60' low. Black bass are very good on Texas rig worms and craws as well as Yellow Magic topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 73-77 degrees; 2.50’ low. Black bass are slow on Ribbit buzzfrogs and black and blue flipping jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water stained, 72-76 degrees; 2.79' low. Black bass are slow along creek channel and on the rocks with shad pattern crankbaits and Texas rigged soft plastics. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs along bridge pilings and deeper points with brush. Catfish are good along the rocks on shrimp, chicken livers and stinkbait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water lightly stained, 70-73 degrees; 23.62’ low. Black bass are slow on shad pattern squarebills and Texas rigged Speed Craws in green pumpkin around shallow wood and brush. Crappie are very good on minnows near brush piles. White bass are fair on topwaters and slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Channel catfish are fair on trotlines.

CADDO: Water stained; 74-77 degrees; 0.10' high. Black bass are good on bladed jigs, hollow body frogs and buzzbaits. White and yellow bass are fair on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are slow on prepared bait and trotlines.

CEDAR CREEK: Water clear; 71-75 degrees; 5.32' low. Black bass are slow on squarebill crankbaits in shad patterns near docks and shallow cover. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

COOPER: Water clear; 80-84 degrees; 11.54’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged worms and drop shot worms. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

FAIRFIELD: Fishing has been slow since the fish kill in September of 2010. TPWD has discontinued stocking the lake after another kill in early September 2011. Redfish and black bass survived the kill in limited numbers.

FORK: Water clear; 72-75 degrees; 6.15' low. Black bass are slow on black blue flipping jigs and Texas rigged worms near stumps in 2-10' as well as squarebill crankbaits in shad patterns near main lake points. White and yellow bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

GRAPEVINE: Water clear; 71-75 degrees; 11.73' low. Black bass are slow on 1/4oz double willow spinnerbaits and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

JOE POOL: Water clear; 72-76 degrees; 1.61' low. Black bass are good on shad pattern shallow crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on cut shad and prepared bait.

LAKE O' THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 73-77; degrees; 0.57' high. Black bass are good on buzz frogs and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

LAVON: Water lightly stained; 73-76 degrees; 12.51' low. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits, hollow body frogs and black buzzbaits. White bass are slow on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 72-76 degrees; 6.91' low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse and black crankbaits and shakyheads. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 85-90 degrees; 2.01' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits and shakyheads. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

MONTICELLO: Water clear; 87-92 degrees; 0.01' low. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs, buzzfrogs and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water clear; 70-74 degrees; 0.76' low. Black bass are fair on swim jigs and topwaters. Some fish being caught on shallow crankbaits as well. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water clear; 72-76 degrees; 9.70' low. Black bass are slow on medium crankbaits and small swimbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

RAY ROBERTS: Water clear; 71-75 degrees; 7.28' low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws and worms. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on topwaters and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 72-75 degrees; 9.49' low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin shakyheads and weightless Senkos. White bass are good on topwaters and slabs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 73-77 degrees; 11.27' low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, hollow body frogs and black buzzbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on topwaters and small crankbaits. Striped bass and hybrid striper are good on topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines. Please call ahead to verify access at ramp of your choice. Lake access is severely limited due to low water.

TEXOMA: Water clear; 71-75 degrees; 6.42' low. Black bass are good on topwaters, medium crankbaits and shakyhead worms. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows on brush piles. Striped bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

WEATHERFORD: Water clear; 72-75 degrees; 8.71' low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water lightly stained; 73-76 degrees; 5.12' high. Black bass are fair on flipping tubes and flipping jigs near shallow cover. Some fish being caught on hollow body frogs and Ribbits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.