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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; 45-48 degrees; 0.39' low. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, Scrounger heads with flukes and weightless Senkos.  Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on prepared bait.

BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 44-48 degrees; 0.76’ low. Black bass are slow on football jigs, Carolina rigs and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow on slabs and minnows. Catfish are slow on cut shad and trotlines.

BONHAM: Water stained, 44-47 degrees; 2.82' low. Black bass are slow on rattletraps, jigs and jerkbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair drifting with cut bait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water lightly stained, 44-48 degrees; 24.24’ low. Black bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits and hair jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are slow on minnows and slabs. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. Channel catfish are slow on trotlines. Call ahead as lake access is becoming severely limited.

CADDO: Water stained; 47-50 degrees; 1.15' high. Black bass are fair on watermelon Senkos and black and blue flipping jigs. White and yellow bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow on rod and reel and cut shad.

CEDAR CREEK: Water clear; 44-47 degrees; 4.66' low. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs and shakeyhead worms. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows and slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

COOPER: Water clear, 45-49 degrees: 10.29’ low. No report available. Please call ahead to verify if launching a boat is possible.

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; 44-48 degrees; 6.75' low. Black bass are slow on umbrella rigs in 6-12' of water along channel swings as well as football jigs along deeper points. White and yellow bass are slow on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near bridges. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

GRAPEVINE: Water clear; 43-47 degrees; 11.52' low. Black bass are slow on shakyheads, finesse jigs and deep crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.

JOE POOL: Water clear; 45-49 degrees; 1.21' low. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, suspending jerkbaits and drop shot finesse worms. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are slow on minnows and slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.

LAKE O' THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 44-49; degrees; 1.06' high. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

LAVON: Water lightly stained; 45-48 degrees; 11.28' low. No report available. Call ahead to verify lake access due to low water.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 43-47 degrees; 6.70' low. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, suspending jerkbaits, and umbrella rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 55-63 degrees; 0.02' high. Black bass are fair on shallow/medium crankbaits and double willow white spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water clear; 47-51 degrees; 0.56' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, flipping jigs and bladed jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water clear; 43-47 degrees; 0.32' high. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits, shakyheads, and flipping jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs and minnows. White bass are fair on minnow and slabs. Catfish are slow on cut shad.

RAY HUBBARD: Water clear; 44-49 degrees; 8.63' low. Black bass are slow on crankbaits, smaller umbrella rigs and suspending jerkbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs.  Catfish are slow on prepared bait and cut shad.

RAY ROBERTS: Water clear; 43-46 degrees; 7.55' low. Black bass are slow on drop shot finesse worms, jigging spoons and Texas rigs near deeper timber. Crappie are slow on minnows near brush piles. White bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow on prepared bait.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 43-47 degrees; 10.30' low. Black bass are slow on shakyheads, weightless worms and drop shot worms. White bass are slow on minnows. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 46-49 degrees; 11.09' low. No report available. Please call ahead to verify access at ramp of your choice. Lake access is severely limited due to low water.

TEXOMA: Water clear; 43-46 degrees; 5.06' low. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits, umbrella rigs and finesse jigs.  Crappie are fair on minnows. Striped bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Catfish are slow on prepared bait.

WEATHERFORD: Water clear; 43-48 degrees; 7.42' low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water lightly stained; 43-48 degrees; 4.03' high. Black bass are slow on green pumpkin flipping jigs and bladed jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.