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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; 63-67 degrees; 0.48' high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged soft plastics and hollow body frogs.  Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

BOB SANDLIN: Water murky; 62-66 degrees; 0.35 high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged lizards and craws. White spinnerbaits effective as well. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water stained, 63-68 degrees; 0.13' low. Black bass are fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and chatterbaits, jigs and soft plastics. Crappie are fair on minnows around bridges and boat docks. Catfish are fair with cut bait around creeks.

BRIDGEPORT: Water stained, 62-67 degrees; 23.99’ low. Black bass are good on Megabass S Cranks in fire craw and secret gill. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Channel catfish are slow on trotlines. Call ahead as lake access is becoming severely limited.

CADDO: Water stained to muddy; 63-68 degrees; 1.95' high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and bluegill pattern swim jigs. White and yellow bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad and trotlines.

CEDAR CREEK: Water stained to muddy; 63-67 degrees; 0.04' high. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits and Texas rigged creature baits. White bass are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on prepared bait.

COOPER: Water stained, 62-66 degrees: 2.24’ low. 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 stained; 63-68 degrees; 2.72' low. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits, swimbaits and hollow body frogs. White and yellow bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

GRAPEVINE: Water clear; 62-65 degrees; 8.07' low. Black bass are slow on shallow and medium shad pattern crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Catfish are good on rod and reel.

JOE POOL: Water lightly stained; 63-66 degrees; 0.54' high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and swim jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

LAKE O' THE PINES: Water stained to muddy; 64-68; degrees; 5.77' high. Black bass are fair on flipping jigs and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on prepared bait and trotlines.

LAVON: Water stained; 62-67 degrees; 3.49' low. No report available.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 62-65 degrees; 2.85' low. Black bass are slow on medium crankbaits and small plastic swimbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are good on cut shad.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 63-67 degrees; 0.04' low. Black bass are fair on topwaters and hollow body frogs. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are good on cut shad.

MONTICELLO: Water clear; 63-66 degrees; 0.56' high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws and hollow body frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water stained; 62-65 degrees; 1.23' high. Black bass are good on swim jigs and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water clear; 63-66 degrees; 5.18' low. Black bass are good on shallow/medium crankbaits and weightless wacky worms.  Crappie are good on minnows near brush piles. White bass are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on minnows.  Catfish are good on cut shad.

RAY ROBERTS: Water clear; 62-65 degrees; 3.78' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms and craws near shallow cover. Crappie are fair on jigs near brush piles. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 61-65 degrees; 5.96' low. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and rod and reel.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 62-66 degrees; 6.40' low. No report available.

TEXOMA: Water clear; 61-65 degrees; 2.96' low. Black bass are fair on shaky heads and small shallow crankbaits.  Crappie are good on minnows. Striped bass are good on minnows and slabs. Catfish are good on cut shad and trotlines.

WEATHERFORD: Water clear; 61-65 degrees; 7.54' low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained to muddy; 63-67 degrees; 11.05' high. Black bass are fair on flipping jigs and bladed jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.