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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; 47-51 degrees; 0.75' low. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits, bladed jigs and Flukes near grass.  Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.

BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 48-51 degrees; 1.63’ low. Black bass are slow on squarebill crankbaits and white spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water stained, 46-49 degrees; 2.79' low. Black bass are fair along creek channels and rocks on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, soft plastics and jerkbaits. Crappie are slow near the bridges. Catfish are slow drifting on shrimp, chicken livers and cut bait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water lightly stained, 45-49 degrees; 24.19’ low. Black bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits and small spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. Channel catfish are slow on trotlines. Call ahead as lake access is becoming severely limited.

CADDO: Water stained; 49-53 degrees; 1.20' high. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits, black and blue flipping jigs and bladed jigs. White and yellow bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

CEDAR CREEK: Water clear; 47-50 degrees; 4.92' low. Black bass are fair on white spinnerbaits and squarebill crankbaits. White bass are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and nightcrawlers.

COOPER: Water clear, 45-49 degrees: 10.91’ 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; 47-51 degrees; 6.99' low. Black bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits and umbrella rigs. Some fish being caught on black and blue jigs near creek channels. White and yellow bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near bridges. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

GRAPEVINE: Water clear; 45-49 degrees; 12.00' low. Black bass are slow on shakyheads and football jigs near brush piles. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

JOE POOL: Water clear; 46-50 degrees; 1.33' low. Black bass are slow on small swimbaits, weightless flukes and fish head spins. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow on cut shad.

LAKE O' THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 48-52; degrees; 1.05' high. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and tube jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.

LAVON: Water lightly stained; 46-49 degrees; 12.12' low. No report available. Call ahead to verify lake access due to low water.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 45-48 degrees; 7.07' low. Black bass are fair on Megabass 110 jerkbaits in French Pearl, as well as football jigs near isolated rocky points on main lake. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 51-59 degrees; 0.01' low. Black bass are fair on black and blue flipping jigs near laydowns and near bean bushes. Texas rigged craws and squarebill crankbaits around same cover is effective as well. Crappie are good on minnow and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water clear; 44-48 degrees; 0.90' high. Black bass are slow on flipping jigs in black and blue and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water clear; 45-50 degrees; 0.43' high. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits and flipping jigs on brushed out docks. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water clear; 46-49 degrees; 9.20' low. Black bass are slow on crankbaits, smaller umbrella rigs and suspending jerkbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs.  Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

RAY ROBERTS: Water clear; 46-50 degrees; 7.99' low. Black bass are fair on Swormin' Hornet jigheads rigged with flukes as well as drop shots worms near deeper timber. Crappie are good on minnows near brush piles. White bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 45-49 degrees; 10.04' low. Black bass are slow on shakyheads and Senkos. White bass are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 46-50 degrees; 11.31' 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; 44-48 degrees; 5.51' low. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits, umbrella rigs and Spy Baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near brush piles. Striped bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

WEATHERFORD: Water clear; 45-49 degrees; 7.09' low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water lightly stained; 46-51 degrees; 3.81' high. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin flipping jigs and bladed jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.