Stephen Fatherree Lake Fork Fishing Report March 20, 2010

Lake Fork is heating up right now with more big fish being caught each day. These prespawn fish are heavy, aggressive, and put up a good fight when hooked. The right combination of lure, location and presentation can make for a great day of fishing here.

The water temperature is currently in the 55 to 60 degree range, with muddy water found on the north end of the lake, and clearer water found in coves near the dam. Many big bass are in shallow water preparing to spawn. Often times you will catch your biggest bass of the day in just a foot of water. Look for areas of grass, lily pad stems, and stumps in these shallow water areas. The best places are currently in the back 1/3 of major creeks and flats on the north end of the lake.

We have been catching bass on a few different baits, mainly in mid day and the afternoon once the sun has had a chance to warm the water. The first bait that has been productive is a black 3/8 oz spinnerbait with a colorado blade. This bait is great for the muddy conditions and often gets big fish to bite. A steady retrieve in 1-3 foot of water is working great. Also a red 1/2 oz rattletrap is catching some nice fish in 3-6 foot of water over submerged grass. Make sure you let the trap contact the grass and rip the bait out to get a reaction strike from these fish. I will make long casts with this bait and experiment with a fast and slow retrieve to see which works best. As the water warms over the next week a weightless 5 in senko will really start to work great. Make sure you slow down in any area you get a bite, usually where there is one fish this time of year, there are many more.

I still have a few days available at my $100 off discounted rate. Feel free to contact me for more details. Good luck fishing!

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2 Responses to “Stephen Fatherree Lake Fork Fishing Report March 20, 2010”

  1. John Packard Says:

    I would like to know what the rates are for 2 guys to go fishin with you.

  2. lfmfr Says:

    You can contact Stephen at 214-215-9854

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