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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; 84-89 degrees; 0.40' low. Black bass are fair on football jigs and magnum shakyheads on deeper brush piles. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

BOB SANDLIN: Water murky; 83-88 degrees; 0.29' low. Black bass are slow on flipping jigs and Texas rigged creature baits.  Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water stained, 85-89 degrees; 0.66' low. Black bass are good on plastics, crankbaits and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows around brush piles in 10-12'. Catfish are excellent on prepared bait, shrimp, cut bait and stinkbait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water stained to muddy, 0.20' low. No report available. Use caution when navigating the lake due to floating debris.

CADDO: Water stained to muddy; 85-89 degrees; 0.71' high. Black bass are slow on shakyheads and weightless worms. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

CEDAR CREEK: Water stained; 85-88 degrees; 0.53' low. Black bass are fair on finesse jigs and smaller Texas rigged worms on docks. White bass are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait

COOPER: Water stained; 0.10’ low. No report available.

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 lightly stained; 84-89 degrees; 0.27' low. Black bass are slow on football jigs and deep diving crankbaits. White and yellow bass are fair on minnows and jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are slow on prepared bait.

GRAPEVINE: Water stained to muddy; 19.69' high. No report available. All ramps closed due to high water and floating debris.

JOE POOL: Water stained to muddy; 10.50' high. No report available. All ramps closed due to high water and floating debris.

LAKE O' THE PINES: Water stained to muddy; 85-88; degrees; 3.01' high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

LAVON: Water stained to muddy; 1.02' high. No report available. All ramps closed due to high water and floating debris.

LEWISVILLE: Water stained; 7.00' high. No report available. All ramps closed due to high water and floating debris.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 91-99 degrees; 0.75' low. Black bass are fair on topwaters early and then weightless Senkos later in the day. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

MONTICELLO: Water clear to stained; 93-99 degrees; 0.42' low. Black bass are fair on deep diving crankbaits and drop shot worms near the intake. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow on prepared bait

PALESTINE: Water stained; 84-89 degrees; 0.02' low. Black bass are fair on drop shot worms and weightless worms near docks. Crappie are slow on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are slow on cut shad.

RAY HUBBARD: Water slightly stained; 84-89 degrees; 0.06' low. Black bass are slow on football head jigs and deep diving crankbaits.  Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad.

RAY ROBERTS: Water stained to muddy; 5.79' high. No report available. Use caution when navigating lake due to floating debris.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water stained; 84-88 degrees; 0.42' high. Black bass are fair on topwaters and Texas rigged worms. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 0.06' low. No report available. Use caution when navigating lake as floating debris is present.

TEXOMA: Water stained to muddy; 16.23' high. No report available. All ramps closed due to high water and floating debris.

WEATHERFORD: Water stained; 0.79' low. No report available.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained to muddy; 83-88 degrees; 16.53' high. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs and swimjigs. Crappie are slow on jigs and minnows. Catfish are slow on cut shad.