Jimmy Everett Fishing Report 8-13-08

Fork fishing is on the rise after a slow time. The fishing is coming back strong with much better numbers and size. Most of my fishing is being done on the main lake in mid depth of water which to me is from 12 to 22 feet of water. I am only using a hand full of baits to catch my fish and it seems like you have to move a lot as you will get 2 to 6 fish off a spot before it is done and ready for a break.

I have been fishing on the main lake for the most part staying on points, humps, pond dams, and brush piles. Use your graph to locate the fish scattered on top of the structure and start throwing till you feel you have covered the area well enough. My best bait has been a texas rigged 10 to 11 inch worm rigged on a 3/8th ounce weight and a 4/0 hook. My best colors have been plum, plum apple, blueberry, and watermelon/red. Work these baits slowly along the bottom and work every piece of cover you come across very well with long pauses. The bites have almost all been very hard and easy to tell when you get a hit. In the same areas I have been catching some numbers and size on a carolina rigged baby brush hog in watermelon/red with a chartreuse dyed tail. I am fishing it on a 7 foot leader and a 1 ounce weight. Once again being slow with it has been a big key to catching fish.

I have also caught a few fish on the outside grass lines on a lit texas rig with a 7 inch worm in the the same colors as above. These edges are located in 6 to 10 feet of water. Try working the bait through the area and any underwater points or holes along the edges.

Also look for some nice fish schooling so keep a trap or shallow running chrome crank bait tied on for some of that action. The big thing is to keep the rod close and ready to fire since they aren’t staying up very long.

I still have August and September dates available for those interested in some great summer fishing. If you are interested in a professional Lake Fork Guide trip for any time give me a call at (903)-216-1867 and I will be happy to help or answer any questions that you may have. You can also catch me at fishinlakefork@yahoo.com. Gift certificates are available for any occasion.

Guide Jimmy Everett

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