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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; 86-90 degrees; 0.68' low. Black bass are fair on football jigs, weightless worms and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

BOB SANDLIN: Water lightly stained; 86-89 degrees; 0.95' low. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs, Texas rigged worms and topwaters early. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs.  Catfish are fair on trotlines and rod and reel.

BONHAM: Water lightly stained; 85-89 degrees; 1.63' low. Black bass are good on topwaters, shallow crankbaits and Texas rigged worms. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near brush piles. Catfish are slow on cut shad.

BRIDGEPORT: Water stained to lightly stained, 85-89 degrees: 0.28' low. Black bass are good on Megabass Knuckle LD squarebill crankbaits and Texas rigged Speed Craws in Georgia Craw. Crappie are fair on jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are good on prepared bait.

CADDO: Water stained to muddy; 86-90 degrees; 0.30' high. Black bass are slow on heavy Texas rigged creature baits and hollow body frogs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

CEDAR CREEK: Water lightly stained; 85-89 degrees; 1.14' low. Black bass are fair on topwaters early and shakyheads on docks with brush. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

COOPER: Water stained to muddy; 1.10' low. 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; 86-89 degrees; 1.42' low. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged Flukes, flutter spoons and deep diving crankbaits. Topwaters and squarebill crankbaits are good in early morning. White and yellow bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and stinkbait.

GRAPEVINE: Water stained to muddy; 86-89 degrees; 0.11' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged soft plastics and finesse jigs near shallow cover.  White bass and hybrid bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

JOE POOL: Water lightly stained; 85-89 degrees; 0.46' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, topwaters and swimjigs.  White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and rod and reel.

LAKE O' THE PINES: Water stained; 2.65' high. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs, topwaters and Carolina rigged worms. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.

LAVON: Water stained; 86-89 degrees: 1.56' low. Black bass are slow on buzzbaits, Texas rigged craws and bladed jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

LEWISVILLE: Water stained; 85-90 degrees; 0.40' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, Yellow Magics and medium crankbaits.  White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

MARTIN CREEK: Water lightly stained; 87-91 degrees; 1.62' low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws, Senkos and white buzzbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and stink bait.

MONTICELLO: Water stained; 86-92 degrees; 0.30' high. Black bass are slow on deep crankbaits and drop shot worms. Crappie are slow on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water lightly stained; 85-89 degrees; 1.05' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws and swimjigs in shad patterns. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

RAY HUBBARD: Water stained; 86-89 degrees; 0.99' low. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs, topwaters and deep diving crankbaits.  Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

RAY ROBERTS: Water stained; 85-89 degrees; 0.25' low. Black bass are slow on deep diving crankbaits, Carolina rigged worms and football jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water stained; 86-90 degrees; 0.55' low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged creature baits and topwaters. White bass are fair on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and punch bait.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 86-90 degrees; 0.75' low. Black bass are good on black buzzbaits, flipping jigs and Texas rigged creature baits. White bass are good on slabs and crankbaits. Hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

TEXOMA: Water stained to muddy; 85-89 degrees; 0.12' low. Black bass are fair on topwaters, football jigs and Texas rigged worms. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs on docks. Striped bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

WEATHERFORD: Water stained; 1.55' low. No report available.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water muddy; 13.06' high. No report available.