June 9, 2013
With the weather getting warmer, you can expect the bass fishing at Lake Fork to be hot as well! The fishing this week has been good even with all this wind, the bass are into their heavy post spawn feeding. Size has been good but the numbers of fish we are catching has varied, Some days you will only catch 15-20 and the next day catch 30-35 Water temperatures have ranged in the mid seventies to eighty in the areas that I have been fishing. The top water bite has been excellent on yellow magic's, and Zara Spooks. The top water bite this year has been some of the best I have seen in a long time. Long time customers Steve Smith and his wife Beverley from Gulf Shores Alabama fished with me and the top water bite was as good as it gets! We stopped on a main lake point and the bass were schooling on shad we put 22 bass in the boat in that one spot, and Steve caught his personal best a 11 lb 9oz giant on a Yellow Magic this is a bass of a lifetime to catch on a top water bait great job Steve!! After the top water bite slowed down we headed for deep water and finished the day with a Carolina Rig and ended up with 35 for the day.
The deeper fish that I have been catching are anywhere from 15-25 foot, I look forward to this time of year because of the great deep structure fishing that Lake Fork is known for and it is at this time that you will find the majority of the real big bass out deep on points, roadbeds, ridges and humps. For the deep bite Carolina rigs have been the most productive presentation, on the Carolina Rig I am using a ¾ oz weight and a leader that ranges from 3-4 feet in length, best baits have been a Red Bug Trick Worm, watermelon red Brush Hog, and a watermelon seed fluke. When you find that the bass are somewhat suspended you can also catch them with DD 22's, swim baits, and spoons. Good places to try right now are the mouth of Wolf creek, Chaney Branch, the 515 East and West road beds, also the old 154 road bed, the bridge ends in big Mustang, and the 515 & 154 bridge are good right now! If you would like to book a trip and get in on some great deep water bass fishing, you can reach me at my Cell 903-629-5085 or 903-629-7699 web site http://www.lakeforktexasbigbass.com
May 6, 2013
Since muy last report the bass fishing here at Lake Fork has been good although we have had a different type of spring fishing for the bass this year than we have been use to over the past few years. The weather is playing a big part in what is going on with this year's spawn and not just here at Fork. Just about every week for the past four weeks we have received a cold front, high wind and some rain that has had the bass coming in and out of the shallows trying their best to spawn. I have been taking clients fishing on Lake Fork since 1982 and I don;t remember a spring quite like this one. This year's weather patterns have effected everyone's fishing so far one way or the other at times. I have caught as many as forty bass per day and as few as 6-8 bass per day this spring. There have been a lot of bass that have spawned but there are still a lot of bass that will continue to spawn all the way into the moon phase in May this year. The months of May and June are great months to fish here at Lake Fork and you are going to see some big bass caught ober the next 8-10 weeks. We are about a month behind on the fishing as the weather gets warmer and conditions stabilize, the bass fishing is going to be great.
Right now the bass are still on beds and are feeding several times during the dat chasing shad. Ther early morning bite has been good on top water and spinner baits in about 3-4 feet of water and there are some bass making their way back to the deeper water. I am catching some good size bass on Carolina rigs at about 18 feet on main lake points, humps and road beds. We have boated several bass from 7-9 lbs, and my largest two bass over the past ten daye weighed 10.2 that was caught on a fluke, and a 12.4 that I caught on a square bill crank bait.
Lake Fork is right at five feet low and the surface temps are from the 60's to the lower 70's, again depending on where you are and time of day. The water clarity is good in some areas, and cloudy in other right now due to the wind but should settle quickly. Look for the months of May and June to produce a lot of big fish and the numbers will improve as well. If you are not on the lake on a regular basis, watch for stumps as the lake is low and there are a few areas right now where they are right in the boat lanes that we are all use for traveling.
If you would like to fish Lake Fork with us, call me or text me at 214.236.3320 or email me at email@example.com
Mexico: Ww are planning several trips again to El Salto for January and February 2014. If you are interested in fishing at El Salto with us, we can help you with all of th einformation you will need to fishi this amazing lake. Contact me at 214-236-3320 or firstname.lastname@example.org. These trips usually fill up early so be sure to book early in order to get the very best deals on airlines and hotels. Please check our website www.lakeforkproguides.com for pictures, rates and reports.
Until Next Time, Good Luck and Great Fishing !