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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; 48-53 degrees; 0.42' high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, lipless crankbaits and suspending jerkbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

BOB SANDLIN: Water stained; 50-55 degrees; 0.40' high. Black bass are good on bladed jigs and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs on brush piles. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows.  Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water muddy, 48-53 degrees; 0.10' low. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits, lipless crankbaits and jigs around rock and wood cover. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs around brush piles in 15 feet. Catfish are good on drifting cut bait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water stained to lightly stained, 48-52 degrees: 0.04' low. Black bass are fair on Megabass 110 jerkbaits in kohoku reaction, small plastic swimbaits on jigheads and small umbrella rigs along main lake points. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

CADDO: Water murky; 50-55 degrees; 1.65' high. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White and yellow bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on rod and reel with prepared bait.

CEDAR CREEK: Water stained; 48-53 degrees; 0.07' low. Black bass are good on bladed jigs and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

COOPER: Water stained; 0.03’ high. 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 stained; 49-54 degrees; 0.67' low. Black bass are fair on flipping jigs, drop shot finesse worms and umbrella rigs. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

GRAPEVINE: Water stained to muddy; 15.51' high. No report available. Please call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water.

JOE POOL: Water stained; 1.35' high. No report available.

LAKE O' THE PINES: Water muddy; 8.54' high. No report available. Please call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water. Use caution when navigating lake.

LAVON: Water stained; 1.76' high. No report available.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 48-52 degrees; 1.66' high. Black bass slow on suspending jerkbaits, soft jerkbaits and shakyheads. White bass are slow on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 77-83 degrees; 0.01' high. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits, squarebill crankbaits and hollow body frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut bait.

MONTICELLO: Water lightly stained; 59-63 degrees; 0.75' high. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, spinnerbaits and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water stained; 49-53 degrees; 0.26' high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, finesse jigs and flipping jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.

RAY HUBBARD: Water slightly stained; 48-52 degrees; 0.06' low. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits and spinnerbaits.  Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water stained; 2.96' high. No report available.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water stained; 49-53 degrees; 0.06' high. Black bass are fair on smaller umbrella rigs and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 0.09' high. No report available.

TEXOMA: Water stained; 48-52 degrees; 1.67' low. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits and umbrella rigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs on brush piles. Striped bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

WEATHERFORD: Water stained; 0.07' low. No report available.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water muddy; 49-53 degrees; 29.60' high. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs and black/blue flipping jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.