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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 lightly stained; 56-59 degrees; 0.72' high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, spinnerbaits and swimjigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

BOB SANDLIN: Water stained; 55-59 degrees; 0.14' high. Black bass are good on bladed jigs and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs.  Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

BONHAM: Water muddy, 56-60 degrees; 0.06' high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows around the bridges.  Catfish are good on rod and reel.

BRIDGEPORT: Water stained to muddy, 54-58 degrees: 2.04' high. Black bass are slow on medium diving crankbaits and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines. Please call ahead as lake may be closed due to high water.

CADDO: Water murky to muddy; 56-60 degrees; 1.85' high. Black bass are good on bladed jigs and spinnerbaits. White and yellow bass are slow on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on rod and reel with prepared bait.

CEDAR CREEK: Water stained; 54-59 degrees; 0.09' high. Black bass are fair on swimjigs, squarebill crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

COOPER: Water stained; 0.49' high. No report available.

FAIRFIELD: Black bass fishing reported has significantly improved. TPWD discontinued stocking the lake after the fish kill in September 2011. Redfish survived the kill in limited numbers.

FORK: Water stained; 56-59 degrees; 0.42' high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws, soft plastic swimbaits and football jigs. White and yellow bass are slow on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

GRAPEVINE: Water stained to muddy; 9.80' high. No report available. Please call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water.

JOE POOL: Water stained; 55-58 degrees; 1.42' high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and shallow crankbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on chartreuse jigs. Catfish are slow on rod and reel.

LAKE O' THE PINES: Water muddy; 5.26' high. No report available. Please call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water. Use caution when navigating lake.

LAVON: Water stained to muddy; 54-58 degrees: 1.07' high. Black bass are slow on flipping jigs and lipless crankbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappier are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 54-57 degrees; 1.54' high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged tubes and flipping jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water lightly stained; 75-82 degrees; 0.09' high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, Texas rigged craws and weightless worms. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water stained; 58-64 degrees; 1.08' high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits and jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water stained; 54-57 degrees; 0.52' high. Black bass are good on finesse jigs, weightless Senkos and swimjigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water slightly stained; 53-57 degrees; 0.29' high. Black bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits and lipless crankbaits.  Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water stained; 53-58 degrees; 1.85' high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, lipless crankbaits and shallow crankbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows near brush piles. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water stained; 54-57 degrees; 0.30' high. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs and lipless crankbaits. White bass are slow on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained to muddy; 54-59 degrees; 0.50' high. Black bass slow on jigs and Texas rigged creature baits on docks. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TEXOMA: Water stained; 52-56 degrees; 1.54' low. Black bass are fair on weightless worms, Texas rigged worms and umbrella rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Striped bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

WEATHERFORD: Water stained; 1.25' high. No report available.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water muddy; 55-58 degrees; 26.49' high. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, spinnerbaits and black/blue flipping jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.