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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; 46-50 degrees; 1.68' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms and shakyheads as well as suspending jerkbaits in shad patterns. Crappie are good on white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 47-51 degrees; 2.86’ low. Black bass are fair on soft jerkbaits, Senkos and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.

BONHAM: Water stained, 46-50 degrees; 3.31' low. Black bass are fair in the backs of creeks and along creek channels on crankbaits, soft plastics and jerkbaits. Crappie are slow near the bridges. Catfish are slow along the rocks on shrimp, chicken livers and stinkbait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water lightly stained, 45-50 degrees; 24.00’ low. Black bass are slow on Megabass Vision 100 jerkbaits in pro blue and Kohoku Reaction. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Channel catfish are slow on trotlines.

CADDO: Water stained; 47-51 degrees; 0.40 high. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, bladed jigs and flipping jigs. White and yellow bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on prepared bait and trotlines.

CEDAR CREEK: Water clear; 46-50 degrees; 6.12' low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.

COOPER: Water clear; 48-51 degrees; 12.74’ 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; 46-50 degrees; 7.36' low. Black bass are fair on Megabass Wild Header bladed jigs with Megabass Spark Shad trailers. Megabass Vision 110 jerkbaits in threadfin shad effective as well. Lipless crankbaits in red or chrome/blue effective as well. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on prepared bait and stink bait.

GRAPEVINE: Water clear; 46-50 degrees; 12.56' low. Black bass are slow on shakyheads and drop shot Reaction Innovations Flirt Worms in California 420 near floating docks. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

JOE POOL: Water clear; 46-51 degrees; 2.04' low. Black bass are fair on weightless Senkos, weightless flukes and soft plastic jerkbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows and white jigs. White bass are slow on slabs. Catfish are slow on cut shad.

LAKE O' THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 46-51; degrees; 0.03' low. Black bass are slow on lipless crankbaits, bladed jigs and flipping jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows and tube jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.

LAVON: Water lightly stained; 47-51 degrees; 12.94' low. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits and suspending jerkbaits. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 46-50 degrees; 7.48' low. Black bass are slow on Megabass 110 jerkbaits in Table Rock Shad and smaller bladed jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 70-81 degrees; 1.96' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms and creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and small crankbaits. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water clear; 50-54 degrees; 0.35' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, flick shake worms and finesse jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water clear; 47-51 degrees; 0.74' low. Black bass are good on shakyheads, weightless Senkos and drop shots around docks. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. White bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water clear; 47-50 degrees; 10.52' low. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and suspending jerkbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows and white jigs. White bass are slow on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs.  Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water clear; 45-49 degrees; 7.97' low. Black bass are slow on umbrella rigs and heavy shakyheads. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 47-51 degrees; 10.47' low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin shakyheads and Senkos. White bass are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 46-50 degrees; 12.08' 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; 45-49 degrees; 5.92' low. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits and shakyhead worms in green pumpkin and redbug. Crappie are good on minnows. Striped bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.

WEATHERFORD: Water clear; 47-51 degrees; 8.08' low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water lightly stained; 48-52 degrees; 3.09' high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws and flipping jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.