Fish On!
weekly fishing reports by region
 
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; 57-62 degrees; 0.13' high. Black bass are slow on white swim jigs along the shoreline as well as weightless Senkos. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on cut shad and nightcrawlers.

BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 58-63 degrees; 1.86’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged lizards in green pumpkin or black and blue near shallow cover. Crappie are fair on jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water stained, 59-63 degrees; 2.05' low. Black bass are good on bladed jigs, crankbaits and spinner baits on boat docks and rocky points. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs along the bridges and boat docks. Catfish are good on jug lines with cut bait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water clear, 56-61 degrees; 21.62’ low. Black bass are good on bahama milk color Megabass Knuckle 60 crankbaits. Crappie are good on jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Channel catfish are good on trotlines. Zebra mussels have been found in this reservoir. Boats, livewells, and bait buckets must be drained of all water before leaving the area - details at:http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/possession-and-transport-of-exotic-aquatic-species.

CADDO: Water stained; 58- 62 degrees; 1.11' high. Black bass are good on Texas rig creature baits and weightless Senkos. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on cut shad and trotlines. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake - see:http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/possession-and-transport-of-exotic-aquatic-species.

CEDAR CREEK: Water clear; 56-62 degrees; 3.95' low. Black bass are good on citrus color squarebill crankbaits and white spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

COOPER: Water clear; 66-70 degrees; 10.74’ low. Black bass are slow on medium crankbaits and Carolina rigged plastics up to '15 deep. Crappie are fair on jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad.

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; 57-62 degrees; 3.62' low. Black bass are good on Megabass hazedong Shad swimbaits on jigheads along main lake points. Bed fish being caught on white Zoom Speed Craws and. Yellow bass and white bass are good on slabs and small crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on rod and reel and cut shad.

GRAPEVINE: Water clear; 55-60 degrees; 9.96' low. Black bass are good on Megabass Knuckle 60 crankbaits in pumpkinseed. Crappie are good on chartreuse jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad and trotlines.

JOE POOL: Water clear; 56-60 degrees; 1.34' low. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and trotlines.

LAKE O' THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 58-64; degrees; 1.13' high. Black bass are good on sexy shad swim  jigs and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake. See:http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/possession-and-transport-of-exotic-aquatic-species.

LAVON: Water lightly stained; 56-60 degrees; 11.76' low. Black bass are fair on sun perch bladed jigs and green pumpkin creature baits. White bass are slow on slabs. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines. Zebra mussels have been found in this reservoir. Boats, livewells, and bait buckets must be drained of all water before leaving the area - details at: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/possession-and-transport-of-exotic-aquatic-species.

LEWISVILLE: Water clear; 55-60 degrees; 7.66' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws in green pumpkin near shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on jigs. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines. Zebra mussels have been found in this reservoir. Boats, livewells, and bait buckets must be drained of all water before leaving the area - details at:http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/possession-and-transport-of-exotic-aquatic-species.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 68-71 degrees; 0.05 high. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits and weightless soft plastics. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and rod and reel.

MONTICELLO: Water fairly clear; 61-66 degrees; 0.81' high. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs and Texas rigged green pumpkin creature baits.  Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers.

PALESTINE: Water clear; 55-60 degrees; 0.86' high. Black bass are good on green pumpkin wacky worms and shakyheads. Crappie are good on jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are good on jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water clear; 56-60 degrees; 7.34' low. Black bass are slow on medium diving crankbaits and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are slow on minnows and chartreuse jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs.  Catfish are slow on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water clear; 55-60 degrees; 8.09' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged green pumpkin soft plastics and football head jigs dragged along main points. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are good on cut shad. Zebra mussels have been found in this reservoir. Boats, livewells, and bait buckets must be drained of all water before leaving the area - details at: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/possession-and-transport-of-exotic-aquatic-species.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 56-61 degrees; 7.59' low. Black bass are slow on medium and deep diving crankbaits. White bass are fair on jigs and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 57-61 degrees; 9.82' low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin creature baits and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on jigs. White bass are slow on slabs. Striped bass and hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are slow 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; 55-60 degrees; 8.58' low. Black bass are slow on shakyheads and Texas rigged worms near laydown timber. Crappie are fair on chartreuse jigs. Striped bass are good on slabs and crankbaits. Catfish are fair on trotlines. Zebra mussels have been found in this reservoir. Boats, livewells, and bait buckets must be drained of all water before leaving the area - details at: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/possession-and-transport-of-exotic-aquatic-species.

WEATHERFORD: Water clear; 55-61 degrees; 7.13' low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water lightly stained; 58-62 degrees; 5.96 ' high. Black bass are fair on black neon Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake - see:http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/possession-and-transport-of-exotic-aquatic-species.