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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; 53-57 degrees; 0.52' high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, Texas rigged creature baits and weightless Flukes.  Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and cut shad.

BOB SANDLIN: Water murky; 55-59 degrees; 0.44’ high. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water stained, 49-55 degrees; 0.39' low. Black bass are slow on rattletraps, jigs, crankbaits, bladed jigs and soft plastics. Crappie are fair on minnows around bridges and boat docks. Catfish are fair with cut bait around creeks. Possible lake record of 63.10lbs caught last week on this technique.

BRIDGEPORT: Water stained, 48-54 degrees; 24.05’ low. Black bass are slow on shallow to medium crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. Channel catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait. Call ahead as lake access is becoming severely limited.

CADDO: Water stained to muddy; 53-58 degrees; 4.20' high. Black bass are slow on white bladed jigs, Texas rigged worms and black/blue flipping jigs. White and yellow bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on rod and reel and cut shad.

CEDAR CREEK: Water stained to muddy; 52-56 degrees; 0.01' high. Black bass are slow on spinnerbaits and shakeyhead worms in watermelon red. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

COOPER: Water stained, 52-56 degrees: 6.08’ 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; 55-59 degrees; 3.37' low. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits and bladed jigs. White and yellow bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near bridges. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

GRAPEVINE: Water clear; 51-56 degrees; 9.80' low. Black bass are fair on shakyheads, small crankbaits and underspins. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

JOE POOL: Water lightly stained; 51-55 degrees; 0.49' high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, squarebill crankbaits and drop shot finesse worms. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

LAKE O' THE PINES: Water stained to muddy; 53-57; degrees; 8.71' high. Black bass are fair on flipping jigs and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

LAVON: Water stained; 52-55 degrees; 6.93' low. No report available.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 50-55 degrees; 5.11' low. Black bass are slow on large shaky heads and finesse jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows and white jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. Catfish are slow on cut shad.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 56-65 degrees; 0.02' high. Black bass are good on wacky worms in the bushes and weightless Senkos. Crappie are good on minnows and tube jigs. White bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water clear; 50-54 degrees; 0.02' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, flipping jigs and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water stained; 51-55 degrees; 1.27' high. Black bass are fair on shakyheads and jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are good on minnow and slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad and trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water clear; 50-56 degrees; 6.14' low. Black bass are fair on shallow/medium crankbaits and football jigs. Crappie are good on minnows near brush piles. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and minnows.  Catfish are fair on cut shad.

RAY ROBERTS: Water clear; 49-54 degrees; 6.82' low. Black bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits and umbrella rigs. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs near brush piles. White bass are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 50-54 degrees; 6.83' low. Black bass are fair on shakyheads and drop shot worms. White bass are slow on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 52-57 degrees; 6.94' low. No report available.

TEXOMA: Water clear; 49-53 degrees; 4.46' low. Black bass are good on shaky heads, medium crankbaits and small swimbaits.  Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Striped bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad.

WEATHERFORD: Water clear; 50-54 degrees; 7.34' low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained to muddy; 53-56 degrees; 12.27' high. Black bass are slow on green pumpkin flipping jigs and bladed jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.