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East Texas Fishing Report
Week of 6-24-05

ATHENS -- Lake Athens is a foot low and clear. Water temp is in upper 80s.

Peter Gould at Lake Athens Marina said bass and crappie fishing was slow over the weekend. Bream are good in 6-10 feet of water, mostly on crickets and earthworms. Lots of hand size fish reported.

Catfish are fair to three pounds on worms and stink bait fished on bottom in 4-18 feet of water. The fish are moving shallow at night.

CEDAR CREEK -- Cedar Creek is a foot low and stained. Water temp is in the upper 80s.

Mike Dent at Harborlight Marina said all fishing has been slow, with the exception catfish. Dent said the best results are coming on cut shad and perch drifted along deep creeks in 18-22 feet of water. Crappie and black bass are very slow. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs fished around lighted docks at night.

PALESTINE -- Lake Palestine is a foot low and clear. Water temp is in the upper 80s.

Sandy Miller at Flat Creek Marina said catfishing has been good to 31 pounds on jug lines baited with live perch. Rod and reelers are reporting slow results.

Black bass are fair to three pounds. The fish are schooling periodically throughout the day, but most are undersize. White bass and crappie are slow.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS -- RC is a foot low and clear. Water temp is in upper 80s.

Larry Winters at Midway Landing said white bass are most promising early and late. The fish are schooling on main lake points in 8-25 of water and taking Rat-L-Traps, topwaters and spoons.

Black bass are fair to three pounds on spinnerbaits and shallow running cranks worked around boat houses in 4-8 feet of water. The topwater bite is good at first light around shallow grass.

Crappie are fair on live shiners fished vertical in timber in 18-30 feet of water.

Catfish are good to 15 pounds on jugs baited with live perch and cut bait. Rod and reel traffic has been light.

NACOGDOCHES -- Lake Nacogdoches is about six inches low and clear. Water temp is in the low 90s.

Bass anglers have been struggling beneath the midday sun. Best bet is to be on the water at first light or late in the afternoon. Bass up to five pounds have been reported under the stars. Texas rig worms, Carolina rigs and black spinnerbaits have been hot. Target shoreline grass beds and off shore stuff for best results.

Crappie anglers are plucking a few keepers out of brush piles in 12-22 feet of water, mostly on live shiners.

FORK -- Lake Fork is 18 inches low and clear. Water is nudging 90 degrees.

Tony Parker at the Minnow Bucket said bass fishing has been excellent to 11 pounds at night. Good numbers of slot fish in the 5-8 pounds reported on 10 inch black or blue fleck worms and black spinnerbaits. Most anglers are targeting hydrilla beds in 4-8 feet of water.

Crappie are fair beneath the bridges in 28 feet of water. There also has been a decent bite in the timber, mostly at first light.

Catfish are fair over baited holes in 19 feet of water.

TOLEDO BEND -- T-Bend is about five feet low and clear. Water temp is in the upper 80s.

Charlie Shively at Bill's Landing said bass anglers are reporting good number of bass in the 2-3 pound range. The fish are relating to underwater humps and sloughs in 4-12 feet of water. Plenty of schooling activity on the main lake, mostly in the timber and along the edges of the river.

Catfish are good to 50 pounds on trotline; live bait is producing best on sets in 8-10 feet of water. Rod and reelers are picking up plenty of frying size channels on bottom around baited holes. The better fish are coming on shad and cut bream fished 2-4 feet beneath the surface.

Crappie are suspended at 10 feet along the edges of the Sabine River. Live shiners are producing best results.

SAM RAYBURN -- Sam Rayburn is about two feet low and clear. Water temp is in the upper 80s.

Ann Thomasson-Wilson at Ann's Tackle said bass fishing has been fair to seven pounds on Texas rig worms worked slowly around outside grass edges in 8-12 feet of water. Topwater fishing has been good early and late on Ribbit Frogs and Pop-Rs fished around shallow hydrilla, lily pads and buck brush.

Crappie fishing has been good around brush piles with plenty of limits coming on live shiners, Puddlejumpers and Wedgetail minnows. Catfish are fair to two pounds on cut shad and stink bait.

PINKSTON -- Lake Pinkston is 2 1/2 feet low and clear. Water temp is in the upper 80s.

Fishing guide Alan Spruiell said crappie fishing has been fair at first light and late in the evening around deep brush tops. The midday bite is slow.

Spruiell said bass fishing has been good to 12 pounds on Carolina rigs dragged on deep structure down to 25 feet. A couple of fish the the 9-10 pound class also reported. School bass have been active during the early morning hours, but most of the fish are small.

-- Matt Williams


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