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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; 80-85 degrees; 0.58' high. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs, topwater poppers and Senkos.  Football jigs fished in deep water are effective as well. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are good on cut shad and trotlines.

BOB SANDLIN: Water murky; 79-84 degrees; 0.52' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits in green pumpkin Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

BONHAM: Water stained, 80-85 degrees; 0.69' high. Black bass are excellent on topwaters, flipping jigs and soft plastics. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around bridges. Catfish are excellent on prepared bait, shrimp, cut bait and nightcrawlers.

BRIDGEPORT: Water stained to muddy, 1.69' high. No report available. Lake closed due to flooding.

CADDO: Water stained to muddy; 81-85 degrees; 1.10' high. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits and hollow body frogs. White and yellow bass are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad.

CEDAR CREEK: Water stained; 82-86 degrees; 0.18' high. Black bass are good on topwaters early, later switching to Texas rigged Megabass Bottle Shrimp on docks. White bass are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

COOPER: Water stained; 2.48’ 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; 83-87 degrees; 0.51' high. Black bass are good on deep diving crankbaits, football jigs and soft plastic swimbaits. Some fish being caught shallow on hollow body frogs and buzz frogs. White and yellow bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

GRAPEVINE: Water stained to muddy; 26.95' high. No report available. All ramps closed due to high water and floating debris.

JOE POOL: Water stained to muddy; 12.88' high. No report available. All ramps closed due to high water and floating debris.

LAKE O' THE PINES: Water stained to muddy; 83-87; degrees; 7.84' high. Black bass are fair on black buzzbaits and hollow body frogs. Some fishing being caught on flipping jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut shad.

LAVON: Water stained to muddy; 11.25' high. No report available. All ramps closed due to high water and floating debris.

LEWISVILLE: Water stained; 12.55' high. No report available. All ramps closed due to high water and floating debris.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 88-94 degrees; 0.08' high. Black bass are slow on weightless Senkos and shakyheads. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water clear to stained; 86-92 degrees; 0.87' high. Black bass are slow on deep diving crankbaits and drop shot worms. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on prepared bait

PALESTINE: Water stained; 81-85 degrees; 0.69' high. Black bass are fair on drop shot rigs and finesse jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows.  Catfish are good on cut shad.

RAY HUBBARD: Water slightly stained; 82-85 degrees; 0.25' high. Black bass are slow on medium to deep diving crankbaits.  Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

RAY ROBERTS: Water stained to muddy; 9.50' high. No report available. All ramps closed due to high water and floating debris.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water stained; 80-84 degrees; 0.53' high. Black bass are slow on swim jigs and Carolina rigged worms. White bass are slow on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 2.14' high. No report available. Use caution when navigating lake as floating debris is present.

TEXOMA: Water stained to muddy; 27.06' high. No report available. All ramps closed due to high water and floating debris.

WEATHERFORD: Water stained; 0.23' high. No report available.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained to muddy; 82-86 degrees; 22.34' high. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs and bladed jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are fair on white jigs and minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.