John Tanner November 2010 Lake Fork Report

Greetings from the great Lake Fork. You gotta love this time of year. The weather is cooling down and the seasons are changing as Thanksgiving draws near. Hunting season also is kicking in and is in full swing. I like that because it takes alot of people of off the lake and reduces the fishing pressure. November is a really good time of year to catch big bass. The fish do some heavy feeding this month as we head into winter. I guess you could say that the big mamas are putting on their winter coat! Current water levels are running about 3 1/2 ft. low and the surface water temps are running between 65 and 67 degrees. We had some much needed rain the past few days and it was a cool rain cooling down the temps a bit. It has been pretty dry and I am thankful to God for sending the good rain.One of the good things about this time of year is that many different patterns will boat their share of fish. And with the lake being pretty low this year it will hold especially true. You can catch them both deep and shallow which is what we have been doing the last week or so. I like that because you can fish according to the conditions you are dealt by the weather and with a good concentration of fish in deep and shallow water it gives you more options to work with. How good is that! In the shallows topwaters, Talon buzzbaits, spinner baits and Chatter Baits using Berkley Jerk Shad for a trailer will do a great job catching fish this month. Texas rigged Plastics such as the Berkley Crazy Legs Chigger Craw and the all new Berkley Flipping Tail Worm are great choices to fish on a Texas rig using a 1/4 ounce Tru Tungsten bullet weight. With the water being low you can smash them while flipping stumps along creek channels and drop offs leading into the creeks. Be sure and use some strong line like Trilene 100% Flouro carbon. I love this stuff. It is super strong and will handle the big ones in the heavy cover. On the flip side of things the deep bite is a good way to go for big ones as well. You can find schools of big bass on points leading into creek channel hanging around the huge schools of shad and yellow bass. Good depths are 22 to 30 ft. once you find them on your graph you can catch them on Carolina rigged Berkley Wacky Crawlers, Talon Football Jigs with a Berkley Twin Tail Grub for a trailer and also big flutter spoons. The big ones will be right in the middle of the schools of barfish sometimes as they love to feed on these tasty little dudes. The barfish ( yellow bass ) are an excellent source of protein for the bass.

Yes, November is a great month to fish Lake Fork and catch some Hogs. If you would like to book a guided trip with us call toll free 1-800-865-2282 or check us out on the web at Click on the trip info section for more booking info and be sure to click on the photo section for a look at a ton of happy folks holding their Lake Fork Giants. You can also see some cool videos on our website.From the beginner to the expert we will make your trip to Lake Fork one to remember. While you are in the area be sure and visit Diamond Sports Marine our local Ranger Boat Dealer and tell em Tanner sent ya. I have a 2011 Ranger Z521 rigged with one of the new Yamaha SHO Four Strokes available. This boat is a demo and will come with full warranties on the boat and motor. Give me a ring if you are interested or call Ben Hogan at Diamond Sports Marine at 903-383-7829. Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless.

Please Pray for our country and our troops. Also pray for the sick and the lost. Read Matthew 6:33. Got Jesus??

Good fishin and God Bless,
John and Robin Tanner
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