Lake Fork Report September 18th

Lake Fork fishing has been on the rise recently with great catches coming from all over the lake during the McDonalds Tournament. Now that the lake has had a few days to calm down look for the fish to get on better patterns than the past few days. There have been some good numbers of up to 35 plus fish a day being out in the boat. The fish have been biting a little better up shallow but look for a very strong deep bite to turn on here very soon.

For the shallow water bite look for fish to be holding around shallow grass, pads, and stick ups, in 2 to 8 feet of water on the main lake and first halfs of the major creeks. . We have had a great top water bite from first sun and expect it to last for about 30 mins. There are many different types of baits that have been taking these early morning fish. The best baits have been a Storm Chug Bug, a prop type bait, or a Super Spook Jr. all in shad colors. Work these baits very aggressively. Let those baits make some noise and be careful to not pull the baits away to fast as the bites have been very hard with loud and big splashes. After the 30 mins or so is up I will switch to a Gary Yamamoto Senko and start flipping it in the same cover as the top water. My best colors have been the greens and browns with some color of flake. I have been texas or wacky rigging the Senko with no weight for a slow fall. The bite has been very aggressive still and this pattern seems to hold up till 10am give or take a little.

Once this bite slows down I am hitting main and secondary points located in 12-18 feet of water with a Carolina rigged Gary Yamamoto Lizard or 4 inch Senko. The best colors have been watermelon/red and pumpkinseed with a chart. dyed tail. I am fishing these on a 1 ounce weight with a 6 to 7 foot leader along with a 4/0 hook. Once again the bites have been very easily detected as the seem to be hitting very hard. Try to stay on points that have grass around the area that you are fishing. This has seemed to be where I am catching more fish. This pattern will hold through out the day.

Also watch for schooling fish in depths of 20 to 40 feet of water. I have kept a Senko on all day for these fish. We have really bumped up the numbers fishing like this. Fish up to 2lbs have been schooling on top with some nice fish to 5lbs being caught underneath them. Stay ready and watch that graph to locate these fish.

I Still have some September, October, and November dates open for those wanting to get out on the water for some excellent fall fishing here on Lake Fork. I also have gift certificates available for all occasions. If you have any questions or would like to book a trip give mea call at 903-216-1867 and I will be happy to help you out.

Good luck on the water and be safe,
Guide Jimmy Everett

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One Response to “Lake Fork Report September 18th”

  1. Jack Says:

    Cameron these are some of the best reports. Keep em coming.

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