Stephen Fatherree Lake Fork Report November 2010

Happy Thanksgiving bass fishing fans! Lake Fork has been producing some nice bass this fall. We had a great time fishing today as we caught at least 25 bass and one fish nearly 8 lbs on the last cast. The bass are biting great right now as Lake Fork’s water temperature is still in the low to mid 60s in many areas! With the water being a few feet low, you can easily fish many stumps and treelines. I am not at all surprised that a bass over 12 lbs was weighed in at Lake Fork Marina today!

Many of the bass we have been catching over the past few weeks have been on a Hag’s F-5 Tornado in watermelon red or green pumpkin. In shallower water look for healthy grass beds and timber in the back of main lake pockets. Fish the Tornado on a light weight texas rig on the edge of the grass and next to big stumps. Work this bait slowly in these areas. Another great bait to pitch to stumps for big fish is a 3/8 oz black and blue Ezee jig with a Zoom Super Chunk trailer. During low light conditions or on rainy days cast a white spinnerbait or chatterbait in these same areas. A yellow magic topwater has been catching a few fish as well.

On sunny days look for bass in 18-30 foot of water on main lake points, humps, and roadbeds. A small size 1/2 oz spoon will catch some nice bass when hopped off of the bottom or jigged underneath the boat. A dropshot or carolina rigged Hag’s Tornado has been working well on sunny days with light wind. Finding bait fish next to the edges of this deep structure on your graph is key. When you catch a fish throw out a marker bouy close by to stay in the right depth and on the school.

Lake Fork is fishing very well right now. I have talked to other fisherman that are also catching bass in good numbers and size in the past few weeks. If you have a chance, its not too late to get down here and enjoy some great fishing action! The bass fishing should continue to be great as December arrives. Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding the lake. I hope this information was helpful to all Lake Fork fishing fans!

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