Texas Fishing Report, February 13, 2014

Published on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 22:14 - Written by

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water clear; 39-43 degrees; 0.26’ low. Black bass are slow on lipless crankbaits and jerkbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on cut bait.

BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 39-44 degrees; 3.50’ low. Black bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps and white bladed jigs. Crappie are slow on jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad and trotlines.

*CADDO: Water stained; 41-44 degrees; 0.66’ high. Black bass are fair on weightless Flukes and wacky worms. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake.

CEDAR CREEK: Water clear; 38-42 degrees; 3.60’ low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs and shallow crankbaits. White bass are slow on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on white jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad and trotlines.

COOPER: Water clear; 60-65 degrees; 12.74’ low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and 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; 37-42 degrees; 4.45’ low. Black bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits and black and blue jigs. Yellow bass and white bass are slow on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs near bridges. Catfish are slow on prepared bait and trotlines.

*LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 40-44; degrees; 1.70’ high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs and hollow body swimbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 68-72 degrees; 0.09’ low. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits in shad patterns and Texas rigged soft plastics. Crappie are good on white jigs and minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

PALESTINE: Water clear; 38-43 degrees; 0.56’ high. Black bass are slow on red Rat-L-Traps and Xcite XB-1 crankbaits in natural shad in the Kickapoo area. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and chicken livers.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 39-43 degrees; 6.99’ low. Black bass are slow on football jigs and deep diving crankbaits. White bass are slow on jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 38-42 degrees; 9.24’ low. Black bass are slow on green pumpkin flipping jigs, Rapala Shad Raps and white spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Striped bass and hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad.

*WRIGHT PATMAN: Water lightly stained; 39-43 degrees; 4.97’ high. Black bass are slow on black/blue jigs and creature baits. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on prepared bait and cut shad. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake.