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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; 83-87 degrees; 0.05' low. Black bass are slow on watermelon creature baits in 2-6" of water. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 83-86 degrees; 1.09’ low. Black bass are fair on swim jigs and shallow crankbaits in shad patterns near cover. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. White bass are good on topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines and nightcrawlers.

BONHAM: Water clear, 82-86 degrees; 2.60' low. Black bass are good on swimjigs, soft plastics, and crankbaits on boat docks, ridges, creek channels and rocky points up to 15' deep. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows around the bridge. Catfish are good along the rocks with stinkbait, chicken liver and cut shad. All species are being caught from the fishing pier as well.

BRIDGEPORT: Water clear, 82-85 degrees; 22.19’ low. Black bass are fair on white medium crankbaits near riprap and green pumpkin shakyhead worms on deeper docks. Crappie are good on minnows and tube jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Channel catfish are fair on trotlines.

CADDO: Water stained; 83-86 degrees; 0.30' high. Black bass are good on bladed jigs and hollow body frogs near stumps and shallow cover. White and yellow bass are fair on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

CEDAR CREEK: Water clear; 83-87 degrees; 3.26' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws and topwater poppers. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are fair on topwaters. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and nightcrawlers.

COOPER: Water clear; 82-86 degrees; 8.13’ low. Black bass are fair on small soft plastic swimbaits on jigheads. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on chicken liver.

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; 83-86 degrees; 3.53' low. Black bass are slow on umbrella rigs and drop shot worms in 15-20'. White and yellow bass are good on topwaters and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and chicken liver.

GRAPEVINE: Water clear; 82-85 degrees; 10.59' low. Black bass are fair on shakeyhead worms and topwaters near main lake points. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and nightcrawlers.

JOE POOL: Water clear; 82-86 degrees; 0.47' low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin weightless worms and Senkos. Crappie are slow on minnows and chartreuse jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.

LAKE O' THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 83-87; degrees; 2.02' high. Black bass are fair on flipping jigs in black and blue and weightless soft plastics. Crappie are good on white tube jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

LAVON: Water lightly stained; 83-88 degrees; 11.74' low. Black bass are fair on black buzzbaits and Texas rigged worms. White bass are slow on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

LEWISVILLE: Water clear; 82-85 degrees; 8.07' low. Black bass are good on shakyheads and medium diving crankbaits near submerged rock. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on topwaters. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 82-86 degrees; 0.28' low. Black bass are good on hollow belly frogs near shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and topwaters. Catfish are good on punch bait and rod and reel.

MONTICELLO: Water fairly clear; 84-87 degrees; 0.58' low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged creature baits and hollow body frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water clear; 82-86 degrees; 0.10' low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin shakyheads and weightless Senkos. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are fair on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water clear; 83-86 degrees; 7.97' low. Black bass are slow on medium and deep diving crankbaits. Crappie are good on white jigs and minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters.  Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut shad.

RAY ROBERTS: Water clear; 83-87 degrees; 9.08' low. Black bass are slow on football jigs and crankbaits in 10-15' targeting rock piles along drop-offs. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are good on prepared bait and trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 82-86 degrees; 6.81' low. Black bass are slow on football jigs and Carolina rigged worms. White bass are slow on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 83-88 degrees; 9.24' low. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs and shallow crankbaits in shad patterns. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Striped bass and hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and punch bait. Please call ahead to verify access at ramp of your choice. Lake access is severely limited due to low water.

TEXOMA: Water clear; 83-86 degrees; 6.16' low. Black bass are fair on topwaters and Texas rigged plastics near floating docks. Crappie are fair on minnows. Striped bass are good on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

WEATHERFORD: Water clear; 82-87 degrees; 7.54' low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.
WRIGHT PATMAN: Water lightly stained; 83-87 degrees; 6.64' high. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs and swim jigs. Crappie are good on jigs minnows. Catfish are good on cut shad and prepared bait.