October Lake Fork Report by Clint Wright

Lake Fork Report: 15Oct2007
Lake Level: Full
Water Clarity: Clear to stained (main lake)
Water temp: 76-78
Weather: Today, high in the low 70’s with scattered thunderstorms. The next 10 days are calling for highs in the low to mid 80’s with a chance of thunderstorms on Wednesday.
News: The Berkley tournament was held this past weekend here on Lake Fork. Just as last year the Bass Champs team did a great job. Lots of nice fish were caught by competitors to include Sam Trincas’ 9.72, winning him a new Skeeter boat. I was blessed with a $600.00 first place and a $150.00 fifth place check. My father too was blessed with a $400.00 check. Budweiser Share-a-lunker program season has started, awaiting its first entry.

Fishing Report

What a great time we have had the last two weeks. I have had to give my recent clients the option of catching lots of smaller fish or a few large ones. The last 10 days most of our fish catches have been around 20-30 per day. It seems the 4lb. and under class fish are all over the grass, while the 5lb. and over class fish are on a deep-water pattern. Not saying this always holds up as we have been catching lots of 1-3 lb. fish on topwater when an 8lb+ fish comes to eat out of nowhere. But, over all it is one or the other.
The grass pattern is the most dependable for me right now. We are taking the Sebile Flat Shad and burning this bait over the grass first thing in the morning. The Splasher 90 and 72 has gotten bit as well over the grass, especially on a calm morning.
After the sun comes up focus on the outer edges of the grass in 7-15 foot of water. Here I would use the Flat Shad and a Texas Rigged Sweet beaver.
If a big bite is what you are looking for, fish anywhere from 17-35 foot of water. I had a fish hooked up on Thursday that was without a doubt share-a-lunker class. She made my 12.08 last year look small. Unfortunately she came off after a long fight and a head-shaking jump. This fish fell to the Double Wide beaver, Texas Rigged on a creek channel bend. Also, out deep check your spots with a Carolina rigged Big Unit.
Keep an eye out for schooling bass during the day and the best bait to catch them with is the Splasher 72 worked very fast over their heads.
The temperatures are perfect for a day on Lake Fork, not too hot and not too cold. But, starting next month I will be offering my trips to Lake Monticello and Lake Welsh. These two fine lakes often produce 40-60 fish per day for my clients. This is always a fun trip for everyone.
I would like to invite you out to Lake Fork, Lake Monticello or Lake Welsh on a professional guided fishing trip. With the trees turning fall colors and the weather right, there is not a better time to go fishing.

I still have open dates in October and November for everyone; feel free to contact me anytime on what these dates are. Now is the time to start booking your spring trips with me so I can ensure availability.
Thanks to my sponsors Gotcha Distributing, Reaction Innovations, Revenge Jigs, Sebile, Sunline, Arkie, Moby bass rods and Oak Ridge Marina. I must also thank the Texas Parks and Wildlife for their efforts in keeping this lake great.

Feel free to contact me anytime via email lakeforkdayandnight@yahoo.com or by phone 903-918-9469 if you ever have any questions about Lake Fork or to book your next guided fishing trip on this fine fishery.

Until next time, Thanks for reading and I hope this information helps you on your next day on the lake.

Guide Clint Wright
Lake Fork Day and Night Guide Service


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