John Morris Lake Fork Report Jan 23, 2011


J & M Guide Service

Lake Fork, TX

16 – 23 January 2011


This week we’ve seen water temperatures still at 43 to 45 degrees. The water clarity was just a little stained in the main lake and stained in the back of the creeks. The lake water level has also stabilized at 399.60. The fished have gotten use the 40 degree plus water temperature and are starting to feed again. The baits of choice this week have been a Tackle Factory Flashtail Spoon (1/2 oz), red Rattle Trap and a green and brown 3/8 oz Cyclone jig. The Flashtail Spoon was in the Barrfish pattern and was the most effective around bridge pylons and deep brush piles. The deep brush pile fish were in 20 to 24 feet of water. We caught several small fish with the red Rattletrap. You might want to slow your Rattletrap down. The water is cold and the fish don’t want to chase a bait very far. Our best fish came off of a green and brown jig with a watermelon/red trailer. What I did was take a 6 inch V & M watermelon/red lizard and cut in half and use it as a trailer.


Tip of the week: Boat Ramp Courtesy. As we approach the Bass Spawn months March/April or what we call it here at Lake Fork, Spring Madness, here are some tips you keep you out of trouble at the local boat launch ramp.

1. Make sure your tie downs are off.

2. Make sure that your drain plug is in.

3. Make sure you motor totter is removed.

If you do all of this before you get to the ramp it will make the flow of boat launch’s go smoother and no one will get upset at you for holding up the launch process.


As always Lake Fork Marina has a great selection of tackle and goodies to make your fishing experience very pleasurable. Don’t forget to pick up a good selection of V & M Lizards while you are there.


J & M Guide Service still has openings in March and April for guided fishing trips. You can give us a call at 1-888-454-7037.


J & M Guide Service

(John Morris)



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