Lake Fork Report John Tanner November 14, 2007

The past week here at Lake Fork has been a blast. The current Lake level is 402.67 and the average water temps are running 63 to 64 degrees. Water clarity is not bad with visibility at about 2 to 4 feet. Early in the day we have been catching fish on white Talon Spinner baits over the grass beds on secondary points leading into the creeks. Wacky rigged Trick Worms in watermelon red have also been boating some fish this week. The topwater bite has been spotty but is still worth throwing in the mornings. You can catch them on Yellow Magics and around the thick stuff I would be casting a white Ribbit frog. The key has been fishing grass that has bait fish around it. If you don’t see any bait activity, keep moving from point to point until you find them. It will make a big difference in your morning catch. In the mid day and on into the late afternoon the deep bite has been good. We have been catching fish on the Talon Lures “T” spoon , Carolina rigs and also big over sized spoons like the one made by Joe from the Tackle factory on hwy 17. It is the original big spoon that is the best. Don’t settle for imitations, Joes is the best and the one that the pros use. Go with 20 pound line on your spoons and Carolina rigs. You can hang some really big ones this time of year so my Shimano rods and reels stay spooled with 20 pound Gamma line. You never know what the next bite holds in store! Scott Chilcutt and Marc Jacobs fished with me on Tuesday and caught some nice ones. Scott caught a 9 ½ pound fish for his biggest and Marc caught two over 7 with several other nice bass on the Talon “T” spoon. Way to go guys ! Yesterday Mr. Steve Good fished with me and we caught them up to 8 pounds and today Rick Hamby and friend Gary fished with me and caught several nice fish up to 7 ¾ pounds. That 7 ¾ was Gary’s biggest bass ever, congrats Gary! Needless to say we have been having a great time here at Lake Fork and catching some nice fish. Look for the deep fish hanging around the deep structure at the mouths of the large creeks and also on some of the main lake humps. Once you mark them with your Lowrance unit it seems like they will hit the spoons right away and then slow down a bit. Once it does go with the Carolina rig and keep catching them. That is what worked the best today going with the spoons first and then switching to the Carolina rig. The best bite on the deep fish has been late afternoon. Late in the evening keep your eyes peeled for schooling fish at the mouths of the pockets along the main lake. Lipless crank baits, small spoons and small spinner baits will catch these fish. The weather forecast is for warm temps to continue through the first part of next week with some rain coming in towards Monday. A cooling trend is forecasted after that for the rest of the week with lows in the mid 40’s and highs in the upper 60 to low 70’s. Not bad for November. If you would like to book a guided trip with us here on Lake Fork call us toll free at 1-800-865-2282 or drop me a line at Also be sure to take a look at all of the pages of the photo section for a look at all of the happy folks holding their Lake Fork giants. For more booking info on a guided trip click on the trip info section. While you are here be sure and go by and visit with the folks at Diamond Sports Marine, local Ranger Boat dealer. They carry a full line of Ranger Boats including the all new Z-520 for 08” This a 20 ft. boat rated for a 250hp. It is the tournament anglers dream boat! I have one coming soon rigged with one of the new Yamaha series 2 engines and I cant wait. For a test ride go by Diamond Sports Marine on hwy 154. If you are in the market for a new boat Diamond Sports can fix you up. Ask for Ben and tell them Tanner sent ya. Or for a deal on a pro staff boat I have a Z-20 for sale now and my 08” Z-520 will be available also. Good Luck if you are headed this way.

Please continue to pray for my Mom as she is still in the hospital but is recovering. It will be a slow process but she is doing better. She asked me to say a special Thank You to all of you who have been praying for her. It means a lot to her and to us as well. God is good !

Read Ephesians 6:2-3.. Good fishin and God Bless,
John and Robin Tanner

Visit for more info.
Many thanks to my sponsors.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: