10-24-07 Lake Fork Fishing Report from Guide Jimmy Everett

The cool weather is finally here. AAAAAHHHHH. Its about time. The wind has been high the last few days which has made getting to some spots tough but we have still been able to boat some good numbers and size fish.

For the shallow water anglers try staying around the mid creek area to the back of the creeks. The big key will be finding the grass and shad which should not be a problem. My go to bait will be a 1/8 ounce texas rig with a number of soft plastics. My main baits will be a Gary Yamamoto Swim Senko, a Gary Yamamoto Lizard, or a Net bait baby paca craw. My best colors will be the greens, browns, and pumpkins with chart. dyed tails. I will fish these with a quick retrieve over the top of grass beds located in 2 to 6 feet of water. This will be a great search tool to find those active fish in certain areas of the grass. Some good baits to catch a few extra fish in the grass will be a Gary Yamamoto Senko or Kut Tail worm. I will fish both of these texas rigged with no weight or wacky style with a small insert weight inserted into the worm. I will fish these bait’s a little slower in the same areas to pick up fish behind the fast moving plastics I was throwing first. I will stick with the same colors for good results. Also keep a lipless crank bait tied on for a good reaction bite. Good colors will be chrome/blue, red/orange, and chartreuse. Run these over the top of the grass and use the ripping method when hitting the grass to trigger some great bites.
For those looking to catch the fish of a lifetime now is the time to break out those Strike Work Tackle Wood Jigs and work the edges of the creek channels located in 2 to 14 feet of water. My best size is a ½ ounce in the colors of blue bruiser or watermelon/red with a matching Gary Yamamoto Craw. Flip and pitch your way up and down the creeks working every piece of cover very good for some great toad catching action.

For that deep water action tie up a Carolina rig, a drop shot, a swim bait, and a 6 inch spoon for some good action. Turn on your graph and start graphing those deep water humps, points, ridges, and roadbeds in 20 to 35 feet of water. Look for the bass, barfish, and or shad grouped up in small areas. Once these are located this is the time to break out the tackle. For the fish near the bottom or on the bottom pick up the rig or the drop shot. My best baits for the rig will be a Zoom Super Fluke or a Gary Yamamoto Lizard and once again in the green, browns, and pumpkins with chartreuse dyed tails. Work these baits slowly along the bottom with short pauses for most of your bites. The fish are mainly feeding when found like this so the bites tend to be easy to feel. If the fish you find on your graph seem to be bunched up off the bottom, such as suspended fish, try throwing the swim baits or spoon in a shad or chrome patter through the middle of the school. The best methods I have found are the count down or a cast past the fish and try to bring it through them.

I Still have October 31st open and November 2, 5, 14, 15, 21, 23,24, 26-30open 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 me a 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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