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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; 82-86 degrees; 0.28' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon creature baits and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on rod and reel.

BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 83-87 degrees; 1.11’ low. Black bass are good on Senkos and Texas rig plastic worms. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotline.

BONHAM: Water clear, 81-86 degrees; 2.70' low. Black bass are good on crankbaits and soft plastics near shallow flats with grass, boat docks, ridges, creek channels and rocky points up to 15' deep. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows on offshore brush piles. Catfish are excellent along the rocks with stinkbait, chicken liver and cut shad.

BRIDGEPORT: Water clear, 81-85 degrees; 22.12’ low. Black bass are good on Bandit 200 crankbaits in white splatterback. Crappie are good on minnows and tube jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slab. Channel catfish are fair on trotlines.

CADDO: Water stained; 82-86 degrees; 0.40' high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits. White and yellow bass are slow on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

CEDAR CREEK: Water clear; 81-85 degrees; 3.64' low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws in green pumpkin and black and blue. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on topwaters. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and nightcrawlers.

COOPER: Water clear; 83-86 degrees; 8.20’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters and drop shot finesse worms. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slab. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are good on rod and reel and cut shad.

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; 82-86 degrees; 3.69' low. Black bass are slow on football jigs and drop shot worms in 15-20'. White and yellow bass are good on topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows near the bridges. Catfish are slow on trotlines and chicken liver.

GRAPEVINE: Water clear; 81-85 degrees; 9.54' low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

JOE POOL: Water clear; 81-86 degrees; 0.65' low. Black bass are fair on medium and deep diving crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

LAKE O' THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 83-86; degrees; 1.79' high. Black bass are fair on flipping jigs in black and blue. Crappie are fair on white tube jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

LAVON: Water lightly stained; 83-87 degrees; 11.79' low. Black bass are fair on black buzzbaits and Texas rigged worms in 5-10'. White bass are good on topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 81-86 degrees; 6.63' low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on topwaters and slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 87-90 degrees; 0.23' low. Black bass are fair on hollow belly frogs near shallow cover as well as drop shot soft plastics along deeper points. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are good on punch bait and rod and reel.

MONTICELLO: Water fairly clear; 94-100 degrees; 0.88' low. Black bass are good on deep diving crankbaits and drop shot finesse worms near the discharge. Crappie are good on chartreuse jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water clear; 81-85 degrees; 0.28' low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin shakyheads and Scrounger head rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are good on topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines and punch bait.

RAY HUBBARD: Water clear; 83-86 degrees; 8.08' low. Black bass are good on deep diving crankbaits and football jigs. Crappie are fair on white jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on topwaters.  Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

RAY ROBERTS: Water clear; 82-86 degrees; 7.41' low. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on prepared bait and trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 82-85 degrees; 7.23' low. Black bass are good on deep crankbaits and Carolina rigged worms. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 83-87 degrees; 9.57' low. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs and shallow crankbaits in shad patterns. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Striped bass and hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
Please call ahead to verify access at ramp of your choice. Lake access is severely limited due to low water.

TEXOMA: Water clear; 81-85 degrees; 5.96' low. Black bass are good on topwaters and finesse jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Striped bass are fair on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and nightcrawlers.

WEATHERFORD: Water clear; 81-86 degrees; 7.95' low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water lightly stained; 83-87 degrees; 6.62' high. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs and swim jigs. Some fish being caught early on topwaters. Crappie are fair on jigs minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad and prepared bait.