Guide Clint Wright Lake Fork Report Sept 2009

Lake Fork Day and Night Guide Service
Fishing Report
September 2009

Hello fellow anglers and welcome to Lake Fork. Many of you reading my
report this month are preparing for the McDonalds and Berkley
tournaments or in the process of fishing them. So I will try to focus
my report on tournament sized fish for September and October.

In my opinion September is the beginning of the end of summer. Although
many days can be hot this month, the fish are steadily transitioning to
a fall pattern. The fall brings back two important factors #1 Football
Season and #2 Bass will be moving shallow. This month will be the first
time many fish have been shallower than 10 foot since the spawn. The
food chain (plankton, shad etc.) will be moving into the creeks, up on
top of points and all of the places us bass fishermen like to hunt them.
Oxygen content in the shallow water will be on the rise due to cooler
nights. Anglers will also find the bass starting to school up tighter
together. It will be common to catch 20+ fish from one spot now.

My favorite place to look for bass this month is the “comfort zone”
(Comfort Zone – shallow water very close to deep water). You will find
that many different types of baits will catch fish this time of year. I
will give you some of my favorites as a starting point. This is truly
one of the most fun times of the year to bass fish.

This past summer was an awesome one here at Lake Fork. My clients
caught two fish over 10 pounds with numerous fish over 7 pounds landed.
My father also (Buddy Wright) caught two more over 10 lbs, a 10.8 lb and
an 11.71 lb bass in one August night. I’m already looking forward to
night fishing of 2010!

This month I will have five Custom Angle Rods on the deck. First thing
in the morning the bass will be up on top of the structure and all day
if it is cloudy. Here try a 7’MH Moby rod with a lipless bait such as a
Sebile Flatt Shad or any Rattle Trap type bait. I like to start with a
chrome, shad imitator. I will also have a 6’6 MH Moby rod with a
topwater bait ready to go. Some days they want to eat a popper and
other days a walking bait. Try both before abandoning this bite.
Always have a weightless Grande Bass Rattlesnake tied on in the event a
fish misses your topwater, you can follow up with the Rattlesnake and
usually catch this fish.
During the day, the fish will usually back out to the edge of the
hydrilla / milfoil. Here I like to rig up a 7’H Moby with a Texas
Rigged Mega Tail worm. Probe the edges parallel for more strikes. The
last rod will be a 7’MH Moby spinning rod with a shakey head tied on.
The shakey head will catch the tournament fish needed these next two
months. I would fish a Grande Bass Rattlesnake on a shakey head 8 hours
a day during the McDonalds, if I could fish it!

Areas to look for these fish are Glade, Penson, Birch, Little Caney,
Mustang, Long Branch and Williams. Try to locate the deepest water in
the area next to grass. This is where they should be. Keep an eye out
for schooling activity as these fish are normally easy to catch.

Good luck in the tournament and please be courteous / safe while on the
water. Please keep in mind that there are some boaters on the water
during these events that may now know fishing etiquette and may not know
proper boating procedures. Just understand that we all have to start

I hope these tips help you catch the bass of your dreams. Please know
that I am always here to try and answer any questions you might have.

Once again, welcome to Lake Fork and Good Luck Fishing.

Please practice C.P.R. (Catch, Photo, and Release) especially during the
hot months. The heat will cause the fish to die quickly if not released
in a short period of time. Remember life jackets and kill switches any
time the outboard motor is running. Your safety is #1!

Lake Fork Day and Night Guide Service uses only professional Lake Fork
Guides to ensure your date is available for booking. Corporate and
Group trips – no problem. Please feel free to contact me anytime with
questions about Lake Fork or booking information at 903-342-3497. Or
visit for more information. References are
available upon request.

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