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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; 58-61 degrees; 0.91' low. Black bass are good on bladed jigs, weightless Flukes and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and night crawlers.

BENBROOK: Water stained; 57-61 degrees; 3.34' low. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged worms, Texas rigged craws and small swimbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

BOB SANDLIN: Water lightly stained; 59-62 degrees; 1.16' low. Black bass are good on bladed jigs, Texas rigged craws and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water stained; 56-59 degrees; 1.48 low. Black bass are good on bladed jigs and lipless crankbaits. Some fish being caught around docks and cattails on Texas rigged plastics and jigs. Crappie are good on jigs over brush piles in 12-15'. Catfish are good along creek channel with punch bait and prepared bait.

BRIDGEPORT: Water clear, 57-60 degrees: 3.44' low. Black bass are fair on Megabass 110 jerkbaits in elegy bone, small swimbaits and shakyhead worms. Crappie are good on minnows and tube jigs on deeper docks. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

CADDO: Water stained; 60-63 degrees; 0.01' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, Flukes, and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait

CEDAR CREEK: Water lightly stained; 58-61 degrees; 2.08' low. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits, Texas rigged craws and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and minnows.

COOPER: Water stained; 77-82 degrees; 1.90' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, weightless Flukes and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Hybrid striper and white bass are fair on slabs and minnows.

EAGLE MOUNTAIN: Water lightly stained; 56-59 degrees; 1.44' low. Black bass are good on finesse jigs, squarebill crankbaits and shakyhead worms. Crappie are good on jigs, Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.

FAIRFIELD: Water fairly clear. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms, small plastic swimbaits on jigheads and bladed jigs along shoreline vegetation.

FORK: Water stained; 58-61 degrees; 1.34' low. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits, bladed jigs, and Carolina rigged worms. White and yellow bass are fair on minnows and slabs Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

GRAPEVINE: Water lightly stained; 57-60 degrees; 0.91' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, fish head spins, and spinnerbaits. White bass and hybrid bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

JOE POOL: Water lightly stained; 58-61 degrees; 1.18' low. Black bass are fair on weightless Senkos, bladed jigs and lipless crankbaits. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

LAKE O' THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 60-63 degrees: 0.33' high. Black bass are fair on shakeyhead worms, lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

LAVON: Water stained; 59-62 degrees: 3.06' low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, Texas rigged creature baits and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 57-60 degrees; 1.91' low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, flipping jigs and Texas rigged craws along rock and shallow cover. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water lightly stained; 84-89 degrees; 3.33' low. Black bass are fair on Flukes, lipless crankbaits and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MONTICELLO: Water stained; 84-89 degrees; 0.36' low. Black bass are good on bladed jigs, lipless crankbaits and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water lightly stained; 56-60 degrees; 1.09' low. Black bass are good on bladed jigs, shakeyhead worms and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

RAY HUBBARD: Water lightly stained; 57-60 degrees; 1.97' low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws, shallow crankbaits and shakyhead worms. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water lightly stained; 56-59 degrees; 1.18' low. Black bass are good on bladed jigs, Carolina rigged worms and football jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 55-59 degrees; 2.54' low. Black bass are slow on squarebill crankbaits, Texas rigged worms and lipless crankbaits. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and rod and reel.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 58-61 degrees; 1.12' low. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, black and blue flipping jigs and bladed jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TEXOMA: Water lightly stained; 56-59 degrees; 1.50' high. Black bass are good on suspending jerkbaits, squarebill crankbaits and shakyhead worms. Crappie are good on minnows and tube jigs on docks and brush piles. Striped bass are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

WEATHERFORD: Water lightly stained; 56-60 degrees; 2.13' low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws, shakyhead worms and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained; 44-54 degrees; 3.01' high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and Rat-L-Traps. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on cut shad.