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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 stained; 74-77 degrees; 0.92' high. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs, weightless worms and topwater poppers. Crappie are slow on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

BOB SANDLIN: Water murky; 73-77 degrees; 0.33' high. Black bass are good on black and blue flipping jigs and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water stained, 72-76 degrees; 0.75' high. Black bass are good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and chatterbaits, jigs and soft plastics. Crappie are good on minnows around bridges and backs of creeks. Catfish are excellent on frozen shrimp and cut bait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water stained, 72-75 degrees; 12.41’ low. Black bass are slow on black buzzbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Channel catfish are fair on trotlines. Use caution when navigating lake as rise in lake levels has lots of floating debris in lake.

CADDO: Water stained to muddy; 74-77 degrees; 2.80' high. Black bass are fair on square bill crankbaits, bladed jigs and spinnerbaits. White and yellow bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on cut shad and prepared bait.

CEDAR CREEK: Water stained to muddy; 73-77 degrees; 0.18' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged soft plastics near docks and shallow cover. White bass are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are good on prepared bait.

COOPER: Water stained, 73-76 degrees: 2.52’ high. 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 to stained; 74-77 degrees; 0.50' high. Black bass are fair on weightless Flukes and hollow body frog near flooded grass. Reaction Innovations Trixie Shark effective as well. White and yellow bass are slow on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

GRAPEVINE: Water stained to muddy; 73--76 degrees; 12.83' high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged worms and craws. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Catfish are slow on prepared bait. Call ahead as high water has some ramps closed temporarily.

JOE POOL: Water stained; 72-76 degrees; 7.91' high. Black bass are slow on spinnerbaits and squarebill crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slab and minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines. Please call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water.

LAKE O' THE PINES: Water stained to muddy; 73-77; degrees; 5.64' high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and large topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut shad.

LAVON: Water stained to muddy; 72-76 degrees; 7.10' high. No report available.

LEWISVILLE: Water stained; 72-75 degrees; 7.58' high. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad. Call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water temporarily.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 75-84 degrees; 0.04' low. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are slow on minnows and slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad and prepared bait.

MONTICELLO: Water clear; 73-77 degrees; 0.71' high. Black bass are fair on Reaction Innovations Sweet Beavers and hollow body frogs near shallow grass. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and trotlines.

PALESTINE: Water stained; 72-75 degrees; 1.64' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits and craws. Crappie are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows.  Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

RAY HUBBARD: Water slightly stained; 73-77 degrees; 0.01' high. Black bass are good on small swimbaits and Yellow Magic topwaters in yellow frog.  Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water stained to muddy; 72-75 degrees; 7.53'. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged worms and topwaters near shallow cover. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Catfish are slow on prepared bait. Call ahead as some ramps are closed temporarily due to high water.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water stained; 72-76 degrees; 0.55' high. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 74-77 degrees; 1.74' low. No report available.

TEXOMA: Water stained; 72-75 degrees; 17.92'. Black bass are good on crankbaits and Reaction Innovations Vixens.  Crappie are slow on minnows. Striped bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad. Call ahead as some ramps are closed temporarily due to high water.

WEATHERFORD: Water clear; 72-75 degrees; 0.09' high. No report available.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained to muddy; 72-76 degrees; 9.52' high. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs and bladed jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.