Clint Wright June 2009 Lake Fork Report

Lake Fork Day and Night Guide Service

Spring time is coming to a close and the hot days of summer are closing in quickly. This is one of my favorite times of year to be on Lake Fork. June will start great off shore structure fishing and night fishing for smart Lake Fork Bass.

Most anglers come to Lake Fork in search for bass over ten pounds. Therefore, my style of fishing and my reports will hopefully help you build a pattern to do just that.

In June, the large fish have completed their spawn and are in search for food to replenish energy burned during this process. Most of these big fish will be found in deeper water. I consider deeper water, 10 – 30 foot. This will be the depth range to fish day and night. They will be foraging on crawfish, bream, shad, barfish and crappie. So this gives an angler a variety of lure choices when going off shore. Before heading out on the water, try a little map study. Find and circle main lake points, humps, ledges and fast tapering banks. Once on the water go to these places and locate the ones that have grass very close by. Grass is a key ingredient in the whole process. I like to fish deep water with hydrilla and/or milfoil very close by. Add some timber, laydowns or brush piles to the mix and you will have a perfect spot.

I will be using a Custom Angle Moby Bass Rod 7 – 7’6 heavy action rod. My reels are spooled with 20 – 25 lb. Seaguar fluorocarbon or 50 – 65 lb. Power Pro braided line. My theory is why get hooked up with a fish of a lifetime, without the gear to get it in the boat. My first two lure choices for June are a Texas Rig with 5/0 hook and a jig. On the Texas Rig, try a Grande Bass Diamond Back Rattlesnake or a 10 inch worm. Rig a Grande Bass Machine or Mega Chunk on the back of the jig. I like to use a Jig in blk./blue and purple, watermelon red or green pumpkin.

A Carolina Rig with a four foot leader will catch a fair share of big fish for you in June as well. Use a strong 3/0 or 4/0 hook with a Grande Bass Rattlesnake or Mutant. You will have to experiment with soft plastic colors as it can change daily.

I do want to say that Lake Fork has a shallow water bite year around. Many days shallow water 1-10 foot; can provide an angler with more bites than deep water. These fish can be caught on wacky wormed Grande Bass Rattlesnake, topwater poppers, spinnerbaits and buzzbaits and other shallow water lures. I just know where the majority of my big fish come from and it is deeper water.

Night fishing on Lake Fork is very popular. I have a theory that many large Lake Fork fish only feed at night. Fish the same pattern at night as you would during the day. The only difference is that I like to fish a little closer to the edge of the grass.

Lake Fork Day and Night Guide Service uses several professional Lake Fork Guides to ensure your date is available for booking. Please feel free to contact me anytime with questions about Lake Fork or booking information at 903-342-3497. Or visit www.LAKEFORKDAYANDNIGHT.us for more information.

Lake Fork Day and Night endorses the following sponsors: Custom Angle Rods, Costa Del Mar Sunglasses, Grande Bass Bait’s, and Sartin Marine.

Tight Lines,

Clint

Fishing Report

June 2009

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