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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; 1.06' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits and finesse jigs. Crappie are fair on white jigs and minnows. Catfish are slow on prepared bait and rod and reel.

BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 83-87 degrees; 2.05’ low. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged soft plastics and football jigs on brush piles. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs. White bass are fair on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water stained, 83-88 degrees; 3.11' low. Black bass are good along creek channel and on the rocks with crankbaits, buzzbaits and soft plastics. Crappie are good on minnows along bridge pilings and deeper points with brush. Catfish are good along the rocks with chicken liver and cut shad.

BRIDGEPORT: Water clear, 83-87 degrees; 22.97’ low. Black bass are fair on small soft plastic swimbaits on jigheads and Megabass Knuckle 60 crankbaits fished near rocky points on main lake. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and topwaters. Channel catfish are good on trotlines.

CADDO: Water stained; 84-88 degrees; 0.10' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits and black buzzbaits near shallow cover. Hollow body frogs effective as well in same areas early in day. White and yellow bass are fair on topwaters. Catfish are good on cut shad and prepared bait.

CEDAR CREEK: Water clear; 83-88 degrees; 4.67' low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws in green pumpkin on docks and Carolina rigged centipedes and deep diving crankbaits on deeper brush piles. White bass are slow on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

COOPER: Water clear; 83-87 degrees; 9.94’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws and worms Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

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; 83-87 degrees; 4.90' low. Black bass are slow on deep diving crankbaits, flutter spoons and drop shot worms in 15-20'. Some fish being caught in the pads with a Megabass Pony Gabot hollow body frog in tonosama. White and yellow bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows on brush piles and bridges. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

GRAPEVINE: Water clear; 83-88 degrees; 10.68' low. Black bass are good on Texas rig craws and medium diving crankbaits in shad patterns. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines.

JOE POOL: Water clear; 83-87 degrees; 0.99' low. Black bass are good on medium crankbaits in shad patterns and weightless Senkos. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on cut shad and trotlines.

LAKE O' THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 83-88; degrees; 1.01' high. Black bass are slow on Texas rig creature baits and hollow body frogs near shallow cover. Topwaters best early and late. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on cut shad and trotlines.

LAVON: Water lightly stained; 83-88 degrees; 11.91' low. Black bass are slow on swim jigs and bladed jigs near stumps. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 83-87 degrees; 5.73' low. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits and small swimbaits near larger rocks. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on topwaters and slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and nightcrawlers.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 88-96 degrees; 1.01' low. Black bass are fair on Flick Shake worms and drop shot finesse worms along deeper points and breaks. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow on minnows and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water fairly clear; 95-101 degrees; 0.78' low. Black bass are slow on Carolina rigged Trick Worms and drop shot finesse worms near breaks. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad

PALESTINE: Water clear; 83-87 degrees; 0.67' low. Black bass are fair on weightless Senkos and wacky worms near docks. Some deeper fish being caught on football jigs and Carolina rigs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slab. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water clear; 83-88 degrees; 8.93' low. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows and chartreuse jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on topwaters.  Catfish are good on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water clear; 83-87 degrees; 6.46' low. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged worms and deep diving crankbaits. Some fish being caught early on topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are slow on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 83-88 degrees; 8.60' low. Black bass are slow on topwaters and weightless Senkos. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 84-88 degrees; 10.33' low. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs and black buzzbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows White bass are good on topwaters. Striped bass and hybrid striper are fair on slabs. 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; 83-87 degrees; 5.84' low. Black bass are fair on topwaters and medium crankbaits. Crappie are good on jigs on brush piles. Striped bass are good on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

WEATHERFORD: Water clear; 83-87 degrees; 7.54' low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water lightly stained; 84-87 degrees; 5.09' high. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs and weightless Senkos near shallow cover. Crappie are good on jigs minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad and trotlines.