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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; 51-53 degrees; 0.44' high. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits, Texas rig creature baits and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

BOB SANDLIN: Water lightly stained; 51-54 degrees; 0.74' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, bladed jigs and flipping jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs.  Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water lightly stained; 48-51 degrees; 2.81' low. Black bass are slow on jerkbaits and bladed jigs.  Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good drifting cut bait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water lightly stained, 47-51 degrees: 0.15' high. Black bass are fair on Megabass Vision 110 jerkbaits in mat shad, lipless crankbaits and chartreuse with brown back crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

CADDO: Water stained; 51-54 degrees; 0.50' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, weightless Senkos and bladed jigs.  Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

CEDAR CREEK: Water lightly stained; 49-52 degrees; 1.14' low. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits, split shot Flukes and suspending jerkbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

COOPER: Water stained to muddy; 3.81' 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 lightly stained; 48-52 degrees; 2.62' low. Black bass are fair on flutter spoons, bladed jigs and lipless crankbaits.  White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows.  Catfish are fair on trotlines.

GRAPEVINE: Water stained; 48-51 degrees; 1.92' high. Black bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits, shakeyhead worms and lipless crankbaits. White bass and hybrid bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

JOE POOL: Water lightly stained; 47-50 degrees; 0.37' high. Black bass are fair on finesse jigs, bladed jigs and lipless crankbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

LAKE O' THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 51-54 degrees: 0.20' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, bladed jigs and lipless crankbaits. White bass are fair on slabs.  Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

LAVON: Water stained; 49-52 degrees: 3.10' low. Black bass are slow on flipping jigs, lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs.  White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

LEWISVILLE: Water stained; 48-51 degrees; 0.84' high. Black bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits, bladed jigs and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water lightly stained; 83-88 degrees; 1.72' low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits, squarebill crankbaits, and Texas rig craws. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water stained; 83-87 degrees; 0.24' high. Black bass are good on bladed jigs, spinnerbaits and squarebill crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water lightly stained; 48-50 degrees; 0.67' low. Black bass are good on flipping jigs, bladed jigs and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water lightly stained; 47-50 degrees; 0.99' low. Black bass are slow on umbrella rigs, shallow crankbaits and shakyhead worms. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs.  White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water stained; 48-51 degrees; 0.84' high. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, soft plastic jerkbaits and football jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 47-50 degrees; 1.46' low. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, swim jigs and finesse jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 49-53 degrees; 2.70' low. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, lipless crankbaits and flipping jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TEXOMA: Water stained; 47-50 degrees; 0.18' high. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits, umbrella rigs and shakyhead worms. Crappie are fair on minnows. Striped bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

WEATHERFORD: Water lightly stained; 0.55' low. No report available.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained; 3.88' high. No report available.