Archive for May, 2010

May 26, 2010 Lake Fork Report Guide James Henderson

May 26, 2010

LAKE FORK REPORT 05/25/2010

LAKE CONDITIONS:

The lake is currently slightly above full pool with water temps in the mid 70’s to 80’s. Water is slightly stained to clear. Vegetation is growing fast with large areas of milfoil and coontail being the dominate sub-surface grasses although there are still some large areas of hydrilla available. The water hyacinth has made a strong comeback since the winter, and is fast gaining ground on the gator grass.

Fishing patterns are stable with the majority of the spawn done and fish roaming feeding heavily. Fish can be caught currently at most depths from 1-25 ft on any number of presentations depending on the fish you target.

LOCATIONS:

Most fish are holding in areas where they where during pre-spawn. Look for them to gang up on primary and secondary points near deep water. Also creek bends, humps, and road beds are areas where they can begin to school up.. Plenty of fish can also be found shallow following the spawn migration of bream and shad. Areas near bedding bream can have some really large fish at this time of year.

LURES/BAITS:

Primary baits for me at this time have been first and foremost top waters, with the walking type baits being the best bet for big fish (Zara Spooks, Sammies, etc.). Popper type baits seam to be producing better numbers (Yellow Magics, Zell pops, Chug Bugs, etc). Frogs of all kinds are also working and pull some really big fish in the right areas. Weightless soft plastics or lightly weighted are also working well worked in the shallows (Senko type baits, trick worms etc.) rigged wacky style. The same plastics worked shallow are used deeper on Texas and Carolina rigs. I like natural shades of green and brown in most cases going to dark shades during low light conditions. The crank bait bite has started to come on strong using DD22’s and Fat Free Shads in natural shad colors.

PATTERNS AND PRESENTATIONS:

Currently the most consistent patterns have been top waters worked in and around some of the old bedding areas. Bass shallow have been feeding on fry and bream , so pick colors to mimic the current prey. Keep in mind the shad are also coming in to spawn so pay close attention to the area your in and what the fish are keying in on. Besides the walking type baits and poppers, prop style baits can be explosive, especially on heavily pressured waters where this type of lure is not seen as much. Torpedoes and Devils Horses in flashy shad or clear colors, will fool a lot of fish that have seen most of the other presentations. If you find fish are not aggressive enough to blast a top water, a sub surface presentation will often get the bite. Shallow cranks like the Mann’s 1 minus or other similar shallow crank. Also try a spinner bait waking across the surface fast enough to bulge the water or a hollow bodied swim bait with a belly weighted hook.

Primary and secondary points are producing extremely well right now using a lot of presentations already mentioned. As the day progresses you can back out and fish the weed line edges with Texas or light weighted Carolina rigs and crankbaits. This can be depths from 6 to 12 feet, and when you get bit pay close attention, watch for drop offs or other specific pieces of structure that can concentrate the fish. In other words look for the sweet spot on the spot. Tournament fish (unders), can be caught in these areas using dropshot rigs with finesse worms.

These same rules apply when pushing out to deeper structure, out to about 25 ft on points, humps, submerged road beds, etc. Pay close attention to your electronics and watch where your bites come from. When working deeper water its important to know where your bait is and what its doing at all times. When you get bit mark the area, not with a buoy, but by lining up with other visible stationary objects. I seldom use buoys on Fork unless you want company fishing with you on your spot. A lot of times when fishing deep structure you have to be able to accurately put your lure back in the same spot or you might miss the school completely. When fishing these areas be alert, there has been some schooling activity on the surface some days, so have a topwater or your favorite schoolie bait close at hand.

SUMMARY:

Fork is fishing awesome right now with some of the best fishing I have seen in years. Tournaments have had the most numbers of fish over the 24 inch limit than they have had in years. The temps are heating up and the fishing is to, so now is the time to get out on the water and get your fish of a life time. I am currently booking trips for day or night and am doing split days for those who can’t take the heat. I can design trips for beginners as well as the advanced angler.

Stephen Fatherree Lake Fork Guide Report

May 25, 2010

Lake Fork is on fire!! May and June are my favorite months of the year here due to the amount of different ways fish can be caught. The bass here at Lake Fork are currently being caught in 1-30 foot of water and many techniques are working. This time of the year you can still find fish near the banks spawning, and also out on the deeper structure feeding up on shad. We have been averaging 25-50 fish a day with lots of 3-6 lb bass. Here are some of the patterns and baits we have been successful with lately.

For you shallow water fisherman I recommend starting the morning fishing around grassbeds and lily pads in the first 1/2 of major creeks. Focus on fishing in about 1-6 foot of water, casting a topwater bait such as a frog or yellow magic pop-r. Make sure when you are fishing a frog to use a stout rod and braided line to pull those big bass out of this cover. Once the sun comes up and the topwater bite dies, cast a weightless watermelon red senko in these same areas to pick up a few more fish. On a very windy day you can catch some good bass on a white spinnerbait fished quickly over the grass as well. A 1/4 oz texas rigged lizard in watermelon red has also been working well on the grass edges in 5-7 foot of water. Many of these fish that are finishing their spawn first move to these grass lines to feed.

The deep bass are currently being found in big schools in 15 to 30 foot of water. Focus on fishing submerged roadbeds, humps, ledges, and main lake points for the best luck. The deep bass are moving to and from the structure throughout the day so timing can be key. I will often graph these areas three of four times per day to find out what time the bass are feeding best. Generally early in the morning you can find them closer to 15 feet while during mid-day they will move out to the 20-30 foot deep structures. As the sun hits the water we are graphing points, humps, roadbeds, and ledges in 20-30ft searching for schools of bass and baitfish. The best weather for the deep bite on Lake Fork is usually sunny and windy.

A carolina rig with a ¾ oz weight and 2-3 foot leader has been catching most of our deeper fish. Any soft plastic seems to work right now so use whatever your favorite is. I use mostly 6in lizards, 5in rigfrys, and baby brush hogs in any shade of green. Another bait that is working well on these deeper bass is a ¾ oz football jig. With both the jig and carolina rig try a very slow dragging retreive. Sometimes they prefer the bait to be hopped so experiment with the retreive to see what works best. The action can be great and when you find an active school of fish, it can be one big bass after another!

Fishing shallow or deep, you can have a great day this time of year out here on Lake Fork. I still have a some great dates open in the upcoming summer months. Feel free to contact me with any questions I can help you with. Good Luck fishing, see you on the water. I hope this report is helpful to all Lake Fork fishing fans.

Lake Fork Guide Tom Redington May 19th 2010 Report

May 19, 2010

It’s that wonderful time of year on Fork. Most bass remain shallow and even a few are still spawning, with some already making their way out deep. Having finished up their reproductive duties, the bass are now hungry and feeding aggressively on the spawning shad and bluegill. Whether you like fishing shallow or deep and anything from topwaters to deep diving crankbaits, you can consistently catch fish right now. Sure the best tactic will vary from day-to-day depending on the conditions, but in the course of a week just about anything in the tackle box will work right now. With so many aggressive fish, now’s the perfect time to try a new fishing tactic and improve your skills. And if the new lure you bought can’t get bit right now, you’d better find the receipt and take it back because it’s a dud!

Because of the late spring, things are running behind and awesome fishing is just around the corner. As the bass feed up after the spawn, the result is our most consistent fishing of the year for numbers of quality fish in the 3 to 7 lb range, with a shot at a 10+. That means topwaters early or all day on cloudy days. After that, it is offshore structure fishing the rest of the day on possibly the best structure fishing lake in the country. So if your plans didn’t allow you to take advantage of the spawn this year on Fork, don’t despair, you can still enjoy what most locals consider the best fishing of the year on Fork—May through July. In addition to catching a lot of big fish, it is also the premier time to learn how to read your electronics to graph big schools of bass on deep structure.

Boat for Sale: My 2010 Ranger Z521 boat is for sale. It is a demo boat through my dealer with low hours and you’d be titled as the first owner. She’s value priced to save you big bucks off the cost of a new boat. For more details and pics of the boat, please check my website (www.lakeforkguidetrips.com) or drop me a note. Here’s a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OatBx6KpyJk

Lake Conditions: Lake Fork is full and much more stained than normal but slowly clearing. The lake level is currently 403.13’ and slowly dropping, about 2” above full pool. Water temps were reading from 74 to 80 in the main lake yesterday (Tuesday). The hydrilla and milfoil are rapidly growing and expanding in coverage in the shallows all over the lake, as are the lily pads.

Location Pattern: For the last of the spawners, check out the main lake flats on the south end of the lake. The slightly deeper structure like points, creek channels, and ledges in 4’ to 12’, adjacent to areas with numbers of shallow spawning bass, is where we’ve found most of the bigger females, staging on their way back to deep water. On the northern half of the lake, grass flats and points will continue to hold numbers of fish until the bluegill and shad finish their spawns and temps turn hot. In general, the fish up north are getting way less pressure than the areas down south too. Some of the early spawners are showing up on offshore structure in 12’ to 30’ as well.

Presentation Pattern: Topwaters remain good producers, so try your Lucky Craft G Splashes, Kelly J’s, and Gunfish early and late. You can work these baits all day long and catch good fish, especially if you are in areas with lots of bass fry. Work these lures on a floating mono line like 15 lb PowerSilk. Around heavier grass or pads, throw Fork Frogs and buzzbaits too. If the wind kicks up, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and vibrating jigs work well in shad or bluegill color schemes. ¼ oz Redemption spinnerbaits, Lucky Craft RC 1.5 square billed cranks, and Phenix Vibrator jigs with 3.5” Live Magic Shads will all catch good bass, especially on the windy and cloudy days. For a real pig, try slow swimming a 5.5” or 8” Live Magic Shad on a swimbait hook through the same areas. You’ll get fewer bites, but some real monsters.

For bass that are on weed flats and on points, weightless Texas rigged or wacky rigged soft plastic jerkbaits like Magic Shads, Zig Zags, and the all new Hyper Stick work. Shades of green pumpkin and watermelon are normally top colors, but don’t forget Blue Bruiser with the muddy water this year. These fish are often spooky, so long casts are key. For weightless soft plastic jerkbaits, I’m using Dobyns’ 733C with 14 lb FluoroHybrid Pro line. The 7’3” rod whips the baits out there, while it still has enough backbone to drive the hook through thick worms on long casts. The new FluoroHybrid Pro line has the feel and invisibility of fluorocarbon, yet it casts well and ties strong knots like mono—it’s truly the best of both worlds. If the wind is blowing, rig the Hyper Stick or Zig Zag on a 12” leader and a ¼ oz weight on a Carolina rig with 17 lb FHP line and you’ll keep on catching them. Finally, I’ll pitch a 3/8 oz green pumpkin MPack jig with a matching Fork Craw with a 7’3” Dobyns 736C Champion rod to shallow cover like stumps, laydowns, and clumps of grass, plus pitch to the deep weed edge. Big females hang out here before and after the spawn and this is a great way to catch a lunker in the late spring.

On offshore structure like humps and points, deep diving cranks will catch suspended fish while Carolina and TX rigs will get the bottom dwellers. The key is to first locate fish on your graph, then let their position dictate your lure selection. Lots of bass suspend early in the season and super deep cranks like Lucky Craft’s Flat CB D20 and RC3.5XD are very effective, with Sexy Chartreuse Shad and Chartreuse Light Blue being my favorite colors. To get the most depth out of them, use a small diameter sinking line like 12 lb FluoroHybrid Pro and launch them as far as you can. The hands down best deep cranking rod these days is the 8’ Dobyns 805CB RM—it’s a unique blend of a rod that can cast a country mile, yet has the power to handle a leaping lunker at great distance. Deep cranks are notorious for losing fish and this rod will help you keep them on-line. When bass group up on the bottom they are easier to catch. Simply keep a Carolina rigged Baby Fork Creature or a TX rigged 10” Fork Worm in front of them long enough and they’ll eat sooner or later.

Here’s hoping you catch the lunker of your dreams. If I can be of assistance, please contact me at 214-683-9572 or e-mail me through http://www.LakeForkGuideTrips.com , where your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Good Fishing,

Tom

Clint Wright Lake Fork Report

May 15, 2010

Hello from Lake Fork. Spring fishing here in East Texas has never been better. Many anglers and guides are reporting catches higher than and bigger than ever before. With such a long winter, it is nice to see less cold fronts and more warming trends. May is a great month to pattern fish due to fewer fronts, but can also be challenging as the post spawn season arrives. Here are some tips to help break those post spawn blues.

March and April were the two months that most of Lake Fork bass spawn. In May, some bass will still be on beds, but generally more numbers of big fish can be found a little deeper. My clients and I will be targeting post spawn fish this month that have moved out onto the creek ledges, humps and points. Early and late in the day, we will be using two different set ups depending on the weather conditions. They are a Custom Angle Rod 7’ medium heavy with a Santone Chatterbait or a Custom Angle Rod 6’6 medium heavy with some type of topwater popper. These two baits fished in the six foot or less range can get the attention of bass still protecting fry. Generally these bites are fierce and explosive. Late in the morning and in the middle of the day, I will rig my clients up with a one of many deep water baits. One of my favorite in May is to have a Custom Angle Rod, Carolina Special, and rig up a Grande Bass Rattlesnake or Mega Tail worm on a Carolina Rig. Another deep water technique I like is ripping a ¾ ounce Santone Jig with a Grande Bass Mutant as the trailer. I use a Custom Angle 7’ Heavy action rod with 50 lb braid. We throw out on a long cast and instead of crawling the jig back to the boat, we rip it with vengeance off the bottom. This erratic way is a good way to get that reaction strike. If you are coming to Lake Fork for just one big bite, rig up a Custom Angle 7’ Heavy Action with a Texas Rigged Gene Larew El Salto Special (12 inch worm) and fish 12 – 20 foot. You will have to play around with your color selection in the soft plastics, chatterbaits and jigs as it often times changes hour to hour, day to day.

If you are a regular to Lake Fork, May is a great month to venture away from your normal fishing holes and find new water. I have found that in May a good bite can be found on the north and south ends of the lake as well as the east and west sides. Take a look at your map and find a boat ramp you have not tried in a while. By fishing new water it makes all of us better anglers. If you have a habit of fishing soft plastics, try a jig. If you have a habit of throwing soft plastics, pick up a crankbait. Trying new things in May might just surprise you of what other areas and baits are capable of producing.

If you fish Lake Fork on a regular basis, or if you are just visiting, having a chip from http://www.boatlanes.com is a must. Just insert into your GPS unit, download and whoala, all of the boat lanes right there as waypoints. No more tearing your boat up, not being sure if you should be running there or not.
Billy Sartin at Sartin Marine located in Yantis, Texas (only a few minutes from Lake Fork) is available for all of your boating needs and mechanical repairs. Tell them Clint sent ya!

Please remember that the sun will still cause damage to your eyes while fishing. So wear your Costa Del Mar polarized sunglasses anytime the sun is shining. Costa Del Mar sunglasses have also increased my fishing as they allow me to see underwater vegetation, stumps, baitfish etc. Having the ability to see targets under the water that other anglers pass up is the key.

Guided trips on Lake Fork are a sure way to have a fun filled relaxing day. Our 2010 dates are filling quickly and for that we are blessed. Let me be the first guide you call for your fishing trip, as I can guarantee that I will try my hardest to #1 put you on fish, #2 have a great time doing it.

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. Myself and several other Guides are available for public speaking, such as bass club meetings, boy scout meetings etc. at no cost to you. We can go over any topics related to Lake Fork or Bass Fishing, Boating etc.

Please practice C.P.R. (Catch, Photo, and Release). It takes many years for these fish to grow to their trophy size. By practicing a quick release, it allows other anglers to enjoy the same experience as you. Replica mounts can be made for your wall that look better and last longer than a real mount. Remember life jackets and kill switches any time the outboard motor is running or anytime you feel it would just be safer to wear it. 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. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Corporate and Group trips – no problem. Please feel free to contact me anytime with questions about Lake Fork, Monticello, Welsh or booking information at 903-342-3497. Or visit http://www.LAKEFORKDAYANDNIGHT.us for more information. References are available upon request.

Lake Fork Day and Night endorses the following sponsors: Sartin Marine, Custom Angle Rods, Lake Fork Area News, Costa Del Mar Sunglasses, Santone Jigs, Gene Larew Baits and Grande Bass Baits.

Tight Lines,
Clint

James Caldemeyer Lake Fork Report

May 8, 2010

May is really starting off with a bang as the weather heats up and the bass fishing action is HOT! The fun part about this time of year is that you can catch fish on just about everything in your tackle box shallow, deep, or mid depths. The spawn is still going as well as a number of fish already starting to move into post spawn feeding patterns.

          The water conditions are still good with levels at full pool. The water clarity is still stained to semi-clear water found in some areas, mostly on the south end. Water temperatures are ranging from 69-74 degrees and there are a lot of areas that good hydrilla grass beds are starting to mature. The rest of this year we are going to see some great fish caught that are relating to this new surge of healthy grass.

          Despite the numerous baits and patterns that we have been able to catch fish on, I have been concentrating on only a few of them in sequence or as the weather allows lately. First, the top water bite has been real good when it is on but it has been a day to day thing. One day they bite good and the next, nothing. I always start off with it though as there isn’t anything much more exciting than seeing a big bass blow up on your favorite top water lure. Frogs, buzz baits, and poppers like a yellow magic have been best for me. Points with grass and just about every stump in a spawning area has been holding fish as they guard balls of hatched fry. The bite has been best real early, late, or on cloudy days. If the fish are reluctant to hit a top water, I have been fishing weightless, flukes, senkos, and wacky rigged Berkley Heavyweight Sink Worms over the grass and around stumps on 15 lb. Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon line. Best colors have been watermelon red, green pumpkin, and watermelon candy. Shallow running crank baits like the minus 1, wake baits, and the hard jerk baits in shad or bream colors have also been good.

          Most of the mid depth to deep fish are post spawners that you can catch with numberous baits as well. There some holding in 10-14 ft and others that are in 20-30 ft. I am using my Lowrance HDS 8 to find schools of fish in these areas. By looking at how the fish and bait are positioned in the water column, I can determine which presentation to apply on any given day. If you have one of the new HDS units and would like some instructional training on how to operate them or you would just like to better understand your current electronics and fishing deep structure, I have still have a few dates available for summer fishing which is a great time to learn and gain confidence in using you graphs!

          Most of the fish that retreat from spawning will suspend over deep structure. Big crank baits like DD 22’s or Fat Free Shad are great for these fish. I will use very light 10-12 lb test Trilene Trans Optic line on a Abu Garcia Revo Winch to get the bait down to these fish. Carolina rigged Berkley Powerbait Lizards and 4” Power Hawgs have been a good choice. I like to throw them on a 4-5 ft leader with a 1 oz weight and a 3/0 wide gap hook. Best colors have been green pumpkin, pumpkin chartreuse, watermelon red, or camo. Don’t let your guard down as you reel up to make another cast. With lots of fish suspended and transitioning to early summer patterns, they will hit your bait on the way up. The big Texas rigged worms have also been doing real well. I am rigging my Abu Garcia Vendetta rods with a 3/8- 1/2 oz weight, 5/0 hook, along with the ever famous Berkley 10” Power Worm in blue fleck, watermelon, green pumpkin, or tequila sunrise. Fishing this worm this time a year is always a great way to catch some pigs!

          If you are headed out to Lake Fork this year and would like to book a guided trip, feel free to email me at lakeforktrophybass@yahoo.com or you can reach me by phone at (903)736-9888. You can also get more information about Lake Fork by visiting my website www.officiallakeforktrophybass.com or join my Facebook page to see up to date information about what is going on at Lake Fork. Big thanks to all my sponsors: Ranger Boats, Mercury Outboards, “I Am Second”, Berkley, Abu Garcia, All Star, Oakley, Talon Lures, Interstate Batteries, Line & Lure, BTS Protectant, Navionics, Sure Life,  DFW MRI and newest addition Lowrance Electronics.

He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But he who walks wisely will be delivered – Proverbs 28:26

Tight Lines and God Bless,

James Caldemeyer

Tom Redington Lake Fork Report

May 5, 2010

The fishing at Lake Fork has been good to fantastic almost everyday for the past week. Since last Tuesday (April 27) through yesterday (Monday), we’ve had at least a 7 lb’er in the boat every single trip and a number of 8 to 10 pounders. Our best 5 fish weighed 31 to 36 lbs each day from Wednesday through Saturday. The good news is that most of the fish are still up shallow and many folks are really strokin’ them right now on a wide range of presentations. Basically, focus on a shallow technique that you like and you’ll probably be able to catch some good fish right now. Muddier than normal conditions have them holding shallow and actively feeding as opposed to being spooky while shallow in clearer water. Because of the late spring, a lot of bass are still spawning and many of the early spawners are just now starting to turn on again while chasing shad and bluegill. As those females feed up after the spawn, the result is our most consistent fishing of the year for numbers of quality fish in the 3 to 7 lb range, with a shot at a 10+. That means topwaters early or all day on cloudy days. After that, it is offshore structure fishing the rest of the day on possibly the best structure fishing lake in the country. So if your plans didn’t allow you to take advantage of the spawn this year on Fork, don’t despair, you can still enjoy what most locals consider the best fishing of the year on Fork—May through July. In addition to catching a lot of big fish, it is also the premier time to learn how to read your electronics to graph big schools of bass on deep structure. Lake Conditions: Lake Fork is full and considerably more stained than normal. The lake level is currently 403.29’ and steady, about 3” above full pool. Water temps are reading from 68 to 72 in the main lake, warmer in the creeks. Location Pattern: I’m finding most of the bigger spawning fish near the mouths of coves and on main lake flats in 6’ and less. The northern half of the lake still has a few spawners, but the south end has more fish moving up. The slightly deeper structure like points, creek channels, and ledges in 4’ to 12’, adjacent to areas with numbers of shallow spawning bass, is where we’ve found most of the bigger females, both prespawn and postspawn. On the northern half of the lake, grass flats and points will continue to hold numbers of fish until the bluegill and shad finish their spawns and temps turn hot. In general, the fish up north are getting way less pressure than the areas down south too. Presentation Pattern: Topwaters are starting to turn on, and Lucky Craft G Splash, Kelly J’s, and Gunfish will get a lot of bites early and late. You can work these baits all day long and catch good fish, especially if you are in areas with lots of bass fry. Work these lures on a floating mono line, like 15 lb PowerSilk. A Dobyns 704CB Champion rod will cast these smaller topwaters very well and has a soft tip to help you land more fish too. Around heavier grass or pads, throw Fork Frogs and buzzbaits too. If the wind kicks up, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and vibrating jigs work well in shad or bluegill color schemes. ¼ oz Redemption spinnerbaits, Lucky Craft RC 2.0 square billed cranks, and Phenix Vibrator jigs with 3.5” Live Magic Shads will all catch good bass, especially on the windy and cloudy days. For a real pig, try slow swimming a 5.5” or 8” Live Magic Shad on a swimbait hook through the same areas. You’ll get fewer bites, but some real monsters. For bass that are on spawning flats and on points, weightless Texas rigged or wacky rigged soft plastic jerkbaits like Magic Shads, Zig Zags, and the all new Hyper Stick work. The Hyper Stick combines the shape of Senko-style stick worm baits with the segmented body action of the Live Magic Shad. The result is a worm with unique action from even the slightest rod movement. Shades of green pumpkin and watermelon are normally top colors, but don’t forget Blue Bruiser with the muddy water this year. These fish are often spooky, so long casts are key. For weightless soft plastic jerkbaits, I’m using Dobyns’ 733C with 14 lb FluoroHybrid Pro line. The 7’3” rod whips the baits out there, while it still has enough backbone to drive the hook through thick worms on long casts. The new FluoroHybrid Pro line has the feel and invisibility of fluorocarbon, yet it casts well and ties strong knots like mono—it’s truly the best of both worlds. If the wind is blowing, rig the Hyper Stick on a 12” leader and a ¼ oz weight on a Carolina rig with 17 lb FHP line and you’ll keep on catching them. Finally, I’ll pitch a 3/8 oz green pumpkin MPack jig with a matching Fork Craw with a 7’3” Dobyns 736C Champion rod to shallow cover like stumps, laydowns, and clumps of grass, plus pitch to the deep weed edge. Big females hang out here before and after the spawn and this is a great way to catch a lunker in the late spring. Here’s hoping you catch the lunker of your dreams. If I can be of assistance, please contact me at 214-683-9572 or e-mail me through http://www.LakeForkGuideTrips.com , where your satisfaction is guaranteed. Good Fishing, Tom

Lake Fork with Guide Ray Vereen

May 4, 2010

If your not headed to Lake Fork, you’ll be missing out on some really good fishing. This afternoon (1-6pm) we landed 22, 1 jumped off, 1 broke off, and missed several fish. Anyway a good time was had. Here are the biggest 2 fish.

And here are some other recent catches.

Hope those fish will get you moving a little bit. Most were caught using a light-weight c rig’d Lake Fork Tackle Hyper Stick (Blue Bruiser, Grn/Pum/Red) fished towards the bank and casting away from the bank.

Let me know if I can assist with your next trip to Lake Fork. I do have the follow dates open in May for fishing or boat detailing (see classified section) 9th, 10th, 13th, 15th, 18th, 20th, 21st, 24th, 28th, 30th and 31st. Thanks for looking!