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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; 73-77 degrees; 1.51' low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin shakyheads, Texas rig worms and Yellow Magic topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and rod and reel.

BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 74-79 degrees; 2.41’ low. Black bass are fair on Ribbit buzzfrogs and black and blue flipping jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

BONHAM: Water stained, 75-79 degrees; 2.68' 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 clear, 73-78 degrees; 23.64’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters and white spinnerbaits near rip rap. Crappie are good on minnows near brush piles. White bass are good on topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Channel catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

CADDO: Water stained; 76-79 degrees; 0.15' high. Black bass are good on bladed jigs, hollow body frogs and buzzbaits. White and yellow bass are slow on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and trotlines.

CEDAR CREEK: Water clear; 74-78 degrees; 5.21' low. Black bass are fair on white spinnerbaits and squarebill crankbaits in shad patterns near docks and shallow cover. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

COOPER: Water clear; 80-84 degrees; 11.32’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged worms and drop shot worms in green pumpkin. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and nightcrawlers.

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; 74-77 degrees; 5.91' low. Black bass are fair on black blue flipping jigs on stumps in 2-10' as well as squarebill crankbaits in shad patterns. White and yellow bass are good on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and rod and reel.

GRAPEVINE: Water clear; 73-77 degrees; 11.61' low. Black bass are fair on 1/4oz double willow spinnerbaits and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

JOE POOL: Water clear; 74-78 degrees; 1.50' low. Black bass are fair on shad pattern shallow to medium crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on cut shad and prepared bait.

LAKE O' THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 74-79; degrees; 0.68' high. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, buzz frogs and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

LAVON: Water lightly stained; 75-79 degrees; 12.52' low. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits, hollow body frogs and black buzzbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 74-78 degrees; 6.69' low. Black bass are slow on crankbaits and shakyheads. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. White bass are slow on topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 85-91 degrees; 1.90' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits and flipping jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

MONTICELLO: Water fairly clear; 89-94 degrees; 0.09' high. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs, buzzfrogs and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water clear; 73-78 degrees; 0.72' low. Black bass are good on swim jigs, bladed jigs and topwaters. Some fish being caught on shallow crankbaits as well. Crappie are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water clear; 74-79 degrees; 9.62' low. Black bass are slow on medium crankbaits and small swimbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on topwaters.  Catfish are good on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water clear; 74-78 degrees; 7.15' low. Black bass are fair on white spinnerbaits and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse jigs. White bass are fair on topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 74-77 degrees; 9.37' low. Black bass are slow on green pumpkin shakyheads and weightless Senkos. White bass are fair on topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 75-79 degrees; 11.15' low. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, hollow body frogs and black buzzbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs.  White bass are fair on topwaters. Striped bass and hybrid striper are fair on slabs and 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; 73-78 degrees; 6.37' low. Black bass are good on topwaters, medium crankbaits and shakeyhead worms. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows on brush piles. Striped bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

WEATHERFORD: Water clear; 74-78 degrees; 8.50' low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water lightly stained; 75-79 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 jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.