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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; 60-65 degrees; 0.35' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, swim jigs and weightless Senkos. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

BENBROOK: Water stained; 60-64 degrees; 1.20' high. Black bass are fair on shakyhead worms, Carolina rigged lizards and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

BOB SANDLIN: Water stained to murky in the creeks; 61-66 degrees; 0.57' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, bladed jigs and black and blue jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water stained; 59-63 degrees; 0.09' low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged soft plastics and spinnerbaits near shallow vegetation. Crappie are fair on brush piles at 12-16'. Catfish are fair along creek channel on jug lines.

BRIDGEPORT: Water lightly stained to stained, 59-63 degrees: 0.81' low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits and Texas rigged craws.  Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

CADDO: Water stained to muddy; 61-66 degrees; 2.19' high.  Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, swim jigs and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

CEDAR CREEK: Water stained to lightly stained; 61-64 degrees; 0.81 high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws, squarebill crankbaits and swim jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs.

COOPER: Water stained; 61-67 degrees; 0.04' high. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, spinnerbaits and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows. Hybrid striper and white bass are fair on slabs.

EAGLE MOUNTAIN: Water lightly stained; 59-64 degrees; 0.23' high. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits, Texas rigged craws and shakyhead worms. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

FAIRFIELD: Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on swim jigs, spinnerbaits and Texas rigged creature baits along shoreline cover. No report on other species.

FORK: Water lightly stained to stained; 60-63 degrees; 0.32' low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged creature baits, squarebill crankbaits and weightless Flukes. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

GRAPEVINE: Water stained; 58-62 degrees; 0.81' high. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits, Texas rigged craws and shakeyhead worms. White bass and hybrid bass are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

JOE POOL: Water stained; 59-62 degrees; 0.03' high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, spinnerbaits and Texas rigged worms. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

LAKE O' THE PINES: Water stained; 61-64 degrees: 5.45' high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

LAVON: Water stained; 60-63 degrees: 0.43' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, lipless crankbaits and spinnerbaits.  White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 59-62 degrees; 0.14' low'. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits, Texas rigged worms and flipping jigs.  White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water stained; 74-80 degrees; 0.02' low. Black bass are slow on white Flukes, swim jigs and weightless Senkos. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.

MONTICELLO: Water stained; 60-63 degrees; 2.10' low. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, weightless Flukes and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.

PALESTINE: Water lightly stained; 59-63 degrees; 0.44' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms, shakeyhead worms and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs.  White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY HUBBARD: Water lightly stained; 59-62 degrees; 0.02' high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, shallow crankbaits and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water lightly stained: 58-61 degrees; 0.11' high. Black bass are slow on spinnerbaits, weightless Flukes and Texas rigged creature baits in shallow cover. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water stained to lightly stained; 59-61 degrees; 0.15' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, weightless Senkos and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 61-64 degrees; 0.34' high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, spinnerbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

TEXOMA: Water lightly stained; 57-61 degrees; 1.01' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, soft jerkbaits and swimjigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs.  Striped bass are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

WEATHERFORD: Water lightly stained; 58-62 degrees; 0.21' low. Black bass are slow on spinnerbaits, shakeyhead worms and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained to muddy; 61-64 degrees; 23.31' high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws, lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.