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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; 71-74 degrees; 1.69' low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin Texas rig worms and craws as well as Yellow Magic topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 71-76 degrees; 2.58’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits and black and blue flipping jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines and nightcrawlers.

BONHAM: Water stained, 70-75 degrees; 2.90' low. Black bass are slow along creek channel and on the rocks with shad pattern crankbaits and Texas rigged soft plastics. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs along bridge pilings and deeper points with brush. Catfish are good along the rocks on shrimp, chicken livers and stinkbait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water lightly stained, 70-73 degrees; 23.73’ low. Black bass are fair on shad pattern squarebills and Texas rigged Speed Craws in green pumpkin around shallow wood and brush. Crappie are good on minnows near brush piles. White bass are good on topwaters and slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Channel catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

CADDO: Water stained; 72-75 degrees; 0.31 low. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs and black buzzbaits. White and yellow bass are good on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and trotlines.

CEDAR CREEK: Water clear; 69-73 degrees; 5.45' low. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits in shad patterns near docks and shallow cover. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

COOPER: Water clear; 80-84 degrees; 11.77’ 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; 70-74 degrees; 6.36' low. Black bass are fair on black blue flipping jigs and Texas rigged worms near stumps in 2-10' as well as squarebill crankbaits in shad patterns near main lake points. White and yellow bass are fair on small crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

GRAPEVINE: Water clear; 69-73 degrees; 11.77' low. Black bass are fair on topwaters and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

JOE POOL: Water clear; 71-74 degrees; 1.72' low. Black bass are fair on shad pattern shallow crankbaits and soft plastic jerkbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on topwaters. Catfish are fair on cut shad.

LAKE O' THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 71-75; degrees; 0.35' high. Black bass are fair on buzzbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and punch bait.

LAVON: Water lightly stained; 71-75 degrees; 12.62' low. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are slow on slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 70-74 degrees; 7.08' low. Black bass are good on chartreuse and black shallow to medium crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 85-89 degrees; 2.16' low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged creature baits and shakyheads. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water clear; 86-90 degrees; 0.10' low. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water clear; 69-73 degrees; 0.84' low. Black bass are slow on swim jigs and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

RAY HUBBARD: Water clear; 71-74 degrees; 9.86' low. Black bass are slow on medium crankbaits and small swimbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on topwaters.  Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water clear; 70-73 degrees; 7.40' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws and worms. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on topwaters and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 70-74 degrees; 9.68' low. Black bass are slow on green pumpkin shakyheads and Senkos. White bass are good on topwaters and slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 72-75 degrees; 11.40' low. Black bass are slow on flipping jigs and swimjigs. Crappie are fair on minnows.  White bass are fair on topwaters and small crankbaits. Striped bass and hybrid striper are fair on topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines. Please call ahead to verify access at ramp of your choice. Lake access is severely limited due to low water.

TEXOMA: Water clear; 70-74 degrees; 6.61' low. Black bass are good on topwaters, medium crankbaits and shakyhead worms. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Striped bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

WEATHERFORD: Water clear; 70-73 degrees; 8.92' low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water lightly stained; 72-76 degrees; 4.82' high. Black bass are slow on flipping tubes and flipping jigs near shallow cover. Some fish being caught on hollow body frogs and Ribbits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.