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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; 0.72' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits and topwater walking type baits along edges of grass. Crappie are good on white jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotline and prepared bait.

BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 82-87 degrees; 1.58’ low. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged soft plastics and football jigs on brush piles. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water stained, 82-85 degrees; 2.31' low. Black bass are fair early along points using topwaters. Later in the day move to ridges, humps and points along the creek. Crappie are excellent on jigs and minnows on offshore brush piles up to 20'. Catfish are excellent along the rocks with stinkbait, chicken liver and cut shad.

BRIDGEPORT: Water clear, 82-86 degrees; 22.68’ low. Black bass are good on small soft plastic swimbaits on jigheads fished near rocky points on main lake. Megabass Dog X walking baits in raigyo have been effective as well. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. Channel catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

CADDO: Water stained; 83-87 degrees; 0.15' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits and black buzzbaits near shallow cover. Hollow body frogs effective as well. White and yellow bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad and prepared bait.

CEDAR CREEK: Water clear; 83-86 degrees; 4.39' 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 good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on topwaters and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

COOPER: Water clear; 83-87 degrees; 9.24’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws and worms Crappie are good on jigs. White bass are good on slab and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are good on cut shad and 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; 4.35' low. Black bass are fair on deep diving crankbaits, flutter spoons and drop shot worms in 15-20'.  Weighted watermelon Flukes working in 10-15'. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows on brush piles and bridges. Catfish are good on trotlines.

GRAPEVINE: Water clear; 83-86 degrees; 10.29' low. Black bass are good on Texas rig craws and topwater poppers near floating docks. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and nightcrawlers.

JOE POOL: Water clear; 83-87 degrees; 0.74' low. Black bass are good on medium crankbaits in shad patterns and topwater walking baits. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on cut shad and trotlines.

LAKE O' THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 83-86; degrees; 1.38' high. Black bass are slow on Texas rig creature baits and hollow body frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on cut shad.

LAVON: Water lightly stained; 83-87 degrees; 11.49' low. Black bass are good on swim jigs and bladed jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 82-86 degrees; 5.31' low. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse jigs. White bass are good on topwaters and slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 86-93 degrees; 0.51' low. Black bass are good on deep diving crankbaits along deeper points and breaks. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Catfish are fair on punch bait and trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water fairly clear; 95-101 degrees; 0.83' low. Black bass are good on deep diving crankbaits and drop shot finesse worms near the discharge. Crappie are fair on tube jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad

PALESTINE: Water clear; 83-86 degrees; 0.39' low. Black bass are fair on Flukes and weightless Senkos near docks. Some deeper fish being caught on football jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and topwaters. White bass are good on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water clear; 83-87 degrees; 8.32' low. Black bass are fair on deep diving crankbaits and football jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are slow on topwaters.  Catfish are good on cut shad and nightcrawlers.

RAY ROBERTS: Water clear; 83-86 degrees; 6.13' low. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged worms and deep diving crankbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on prepared bait and trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 83-87 degrees; 8.17' low. Black bass are slow on crankbaits and topwaters. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 83-87 degrees; 9.93' low. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs and black buzzbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and 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; 83-86 degrees; 5.42' low. Black bass are slow on topwaters and drop shot finesse worms along deeper points. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs on brush piles. Striped bass are good on topwaters and slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

WEATHERFORD: Water clear; 82-86 degrees; 7.60' low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water lightly stained; 83-87 degrees; 5.50' high. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs and weightless Senkos near shallow cover. Crappie are good on jigs minnows. Catfish are good on cut shad and trotlines.