East Texas Fishing Report: Bass slow on Lake Athens

ATHENS — Water level is about four inches high and slightly stained. Water temp in the low 50s.

Bass fishing been slow overall with the best action coming around shallow grass lines in 3-12 feet using Carolina rigged plastics. Crappie are slow with a few partial limits reported around brush piles in 20-25 feet.

CEDAR CREEK — Water level is at full pool and stained. Water temp in the low 50s.

Catfishing is fair to 10 pounds in skinny water up north using fresh cut bait. Crappie fishing is fair in 35 feet and around the Caney Creek bridge on shiners. Black bass are fair around docks and shore cover in protected pockets using bladed jigs, cranks and jigs. White bass and hybrids still hitting shad plastics deadsticked over deep water.

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