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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; 42-45 degrees; 0.17' high. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits, football jigs and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.

BENBROOK: Water stained; 40-44 degrees; 1.96' low. Black bass are slow on lipless crankbaits, shakyhead worms and suspending jerkbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BOB SANDLIN: Water lightly stained; 43-46 degrees; 0.15' low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, bladed jigs and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

BONHAM: Water stained; 40-43 degrees; 1.03' low. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, suspending jerkbaits, and soft jerkbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are slow along creek channel with cut shad.

BRIDGEPORT: Water clear, 39-43 degrees: 4.14' low. Black bass are fair on shakyhead worms, drop shot worms and medium crankbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

CADDO: Water stained; 43-46 degrees; 0.80' high.  Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, Texas rigged craws, and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

CEDAR CREEK: Water lightly stained; 40-44 degrees; 2.00' low. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits, soft jerkbaits and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs.

COOPER: Water stained; 51-58 degrees; 1.61' low. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, spinnerbaits and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are fair on white jigs. Hybrid striper and white bass are fair on slabs.

EAGLE MOUNTAIN: Water lightly stained; 40-43 degrees; 1.68 low. Black bass are fair on soft jerkbaits, suspending jerkbaits and shakyhead worms. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

FAIRFIELD: Water fairly clear. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, shallow crankbaits and spinnerbaits. No report on other species.

FORK: Water stained; 42-46 degrees; 1.15' low. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, suspending jerkbaits, and black and blue flipping jigs near timber along channel swings. White and yellow bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

GRAPEVINE: Water lightly stained; 39-43 degrees; 0.64' low. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged worms, suspending jerkbaits, and lipless crankbaits. White bass and hybrid bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

JOE POOL: Water lightly stained; 40-44 degrees; 0.84' low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, suspending jerkbaits and lipless crankbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

LAKE O' THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 44-47 degrees: 1.12' high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

LAVON: Water stained; 41-45 degrees: 2.67' low. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, shakyhead worms and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.

LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 39-43 degrees; 1.61' low. Black bass are slow on weightless Senkos, suspending jerkbaits and lipless crankbaits. White bass are slow on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water lightly stained; 87-93 degrees; 2.62' low. Black bass are good on swim jigs, shallow 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; 46-51 degrees; 2.66' low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, black and blue jigs and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water lightly stained; 40-44 degrees; 0.04' high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, shakyheads and finesse jigs. Crappie are fair 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; 40-43 degrees; 1.00' low. Black bass are slow on football jigs, lipless crankbaits and shakyhead worms. Crappie are fair on white jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RAY ROBERTS: Water lightly stained; 39-44 degrees; 1.40' low. Black bass are slow on lipless crankbaits, suspending jerkbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are slow on jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 39-43 degrees; 2.88' low. Black bass are fair on finesse jigs, suspending jerkbaits and lipless crankbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 41-45 degrees; 0.76' low. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, flipping jigs and bladed jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TEXOMA: Water lightly stained; 39-43 degrees; 0.65' low. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits, spinnerbaits and shakyhead worms. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs.  Striped bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

WEATHERFORD: Water lightly stained; 40-44 degrees; 2.36' low. Black bass are slow on Senkos, Texas rigged worms and suspending jerkbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained; 41-45 degrees; 3.45' high. Black bass are fair on black and blue jigs, bladed jigs and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.