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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 lightly stained; 83-87 degrees; 0.31' high. Black bass are good on weightless Flukes and Senkos. Some fish being caught on hollow body frogs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

BOB SANDLIN: Water stained; 82-87 degrees; 0.42' high. Black bass are fair on topwaters, hollow body frogs and Texas rigged soft plastics. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows.  Catfish are good on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water stained to lightly stained; 83-88 degrees; 0.19' low. Black bass are good on topwaters, Texas rigged worms and deep diving crankbaits. Crappie are good on brush piles in 10-12'. Catfish are good on cut shad and prepared bait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water stained to lightly stained, 84-88 degrees: 0.79' high. Black bass are very good on white buzzbaits, Megabass Hazendong Shad swimbaits on jigheads and Megabass S Crank 1.5 in E2 Craw. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

CADDO: Water stained to muddy; 85-89 degrees; 1.50' high. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs and Texas rigged creature baits near stumps. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines and stink bait.

CEDAR CREEK: Water lightly stained; 83-87 degrees; 0.04' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, topwater poppers and buzzbaits. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and rod and reel.

COOPER: Water stained to muddy; 0.17' high. No report available.

FAIRFIELD: Black bass fishing reported as significantly improved. TPWD discontinued stocking the lake after the fish kill in September 2011. Redfish survived the kill in limited numbers.

FORK: Water stained; 84-89 degrees; 0.07' low. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged Flukes and deep diving crankbaits. Some fishing being caught early on black buzzbaits. White and yellow bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

GRAPEVINE: Water stained to muddy; 83-87 degrees; 12.49' high. Black bass slow on Texas rigged soft plastics and jigs near flooded cover.  White bass and hybrid bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on shad.

JOE POOL: Water stained to muddy; 84-89 degrees; 3.10' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits and craws. Yellow Magic topwaters early working as well.  White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait and rod and reel.

LAKE O' THE PINES: Water stained; 5.96' high. No report available.

LAVON: Water stained to muddy; 85-89 degrees: 4.40' high. Black bass are slow on buzzbaits, squarebill crankbaits and Texas rigged creature baits near shallow cover. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

LEWISVILLE: Water stained to muddy; 84-89 degrees; 4.89' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits and topwater walking baits.  White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and stink bait.

MARTIN CREEK: Water lightly stained; 86-91 degrees; 0.05' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, weightless Senkos and hollow body frogs. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.

MONTICELLO: Water stained; 85-90 degrees; 0.02' high. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs, buzz frogs, and weightless Senkos. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water stained; 83-87 degrees; 0.19' high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, finesse jigs and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

RAY HUBBARD: Water stained; 84-89 degrees; 0.03' high. Black bass are fair on Yellow Magic poppers, small plastic swimbaits and football jigs.  Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water stained to muddy; 84-88 degrees; 4.37' high. Black bass are good on deep diving crankbaits, football jigs and Carolina rigged Flukes. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water stained; 83-88 degrees; 0.39' high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, black buzzbaits and hollow body frogs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained to muddy; 85-90 degrees; 1.07' high. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs, and flipping jigs in flooded bushes. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

TEXOMA: Water stained to muddy; 82-87 degrees; 4.03' high. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits, Texas rigged creature baits and flipping jigs in and around shallow flooded cover. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs near brush piles. Striped bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

WEATHERFORD: Water stained; 0.16' low. No report available.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water muddy; 28.72' high. No report available.