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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; 79-83 degrees; 0.80' low. Black bass are good on topwaters, buzzbaits, spinnerbaits and Texas rig worms on docks. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

BOB SANDLIN: Water lightly stained; 79-84 degrees; 0.82' low. Black bass are fair on topwaters, hollow body frogs, buzzfrogs and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on punch bait.

BONHAM: Water lightly stained; 78-82 degrees; 2.10' low. Black bass are good on topwaters, frogs, and buzzbaits. Jigs, shakyheads and Texas rig worms are effective under boat docks. Crappie are good on boat docks. Catfish are good on cut bait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water lightly stained, 78-81 degrees: 0.18' high. Black bass are good on Megabass S Crank 1.2 in sexy french pearl and white buzzbaits as well as Texas rigged Zoom Speed Craws in sungill or green pumpkin with claws dipped in chartreuse. Crappie are good on minnows and. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

CADDO: Water stained to muddy; 80-84 degrees; 0.41' high. Black bass are fair on weightless Senkos, black buzzbaits, shad pattern swim jigs and hollow body frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

CEDAR CREEK: Water lightly stained; 78-83 degrees; 1.27' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms, spinnerbaits and shakyheads near docks and shallow cover. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

COOPER: Water stained to muddy; 2.17' low. No report available.

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

FORK: Water lightly stained; 79-84 degrees; 1.72' low. Black bass are slow on buzzbaits, Texas rigged worms and Carolina rigged Flukes. White and yellow bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

GRAPEVINE: Water lightly stained; 78-83 degrees; 0.18' high. Black bass are fair on Yellow Magics, shad pattern shallow crankbaits and Texas rigged craws.  White bass and hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

JOE POOL: Water lightly stained; 79-82 degrees; 0.93' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, spinnerbaits and wake baits. White bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

LAKE O' THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 79-83 degrees: 1.36' high. Black bass are good on buzz frogs, buzzbaits, hollow body frogs and Texas rigged creature baits. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

LAVON: Water stained; 80-83 degrees: 2.58' low. Black bass are fair on black buzzbaits, green pumpkin flipping jigs and Texas rigged craws. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and punch bait.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 78-82 degrees; 0.39' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, shallow crankbaits and topwaters.  White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

MARTIN CREEK: Water lightly stained; 83-87 degrees; 1.29' low. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs, swim jigs and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

MONTICELLO: Water stained; 87-91 degrees; 0.25' low. Black bass are slow on deep crankbaits, weightless Senkos and drop shot worms. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

PALESTINE: Water lightly stained; 78-81 degrees; 1.32' low. Black bass are fair on topwaters, swim jigs and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water lightly stained; 79-83 degrees; 0.82' low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits, Pop R's and wakebaits.  Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water lightly stained; 79-82 degrees; 0.34' low. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged Flukes, topwaters and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 78-82 degrees; 0.33' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, buzzbaits, swim jigs and topwaters. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 80-83 degrees; 1.78' low. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs, black buzzbaits and squarebill crankbaits. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and punch bait.

TEXOMA: Water stained; 78-82 degrees; 1.06' low. Black bass are good on topwaters, Texas rigged worms and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Striped bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

WEATHERFORD: Water lightly stained; 0.30' low. No report available.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained; 4.96' high. No report available.