Guide John Morris September 8th, 2012 Bass Fishing Report


FROM:  J & M Guide Service

DATE:  20 Aug – 8 Sept 2012


These last few weeks seen continual hot weather.  Water temperatures are still in the mid to upper 80’s.  The lake evaporation rate is really starting to take it toll with the lake level dropping another 4 inches and it is starting to turn over.


This last week I had one of the most pleasurable trips I have had in a long time.  It was with two ladies, Lisa Goodpasture and Kathy Woodard from just out side Joplin MO.  Both of the ladies could really fish and had a great since of humor.  Kathy ended up with a nice 6½ pound bass caught on a Berkley swim bait and another really nice bass caught on a KVD 1.5.  My hat is off to both of them.  Job well done ladies!


With the lake starting to turn over the Bass fishing has slowed down.  Most of our good fish came on Lake Fork Trophy Lures swim shad and KVD 1.5’s (shad color).  Several nice fish came on Lake Fork Trophy Lures black and blue worm.  We Texas rigged the worm with a 4/0 Eagle Claw LO45 worm hook and a black 3/16 ounce South Bend bullet weight.  We just worked around the out side edges of the grass very slowly.  They would just pick it up and move off with it, so be a line watcher.


The Crappie fishing remained slow.  A few good Crappie were taken around bridge pylons in 22 to 24 foot of water.  Live bait (minnows) were the only bait they really wanted.


The Brim bite continues to be good with crickets.  The better Brim came out of 8 to 10 feet of water around stumps.  Crickets still seams to be the best bait for them.


The White Bass have slowed down also.  We did manage to catch some good ones in 12 to 18 feet over brush piles on a Lake Fork Tackle Factory ½ ounce Yellow Bass fish colored flutter spoon.


The Catfish are still on a diet.  What few catfish that were taken were all small.    Cut bait is still is what produced Catfish.


While you are at Lake Fork make sure you stop by Lake Fork Marina a pick up your favorite tackle and stock up on water and ice to cut down on the dehydration factor.


We are taking bookings for our Fall and Winter trips.  So give us a call Toll Free: 1-888-454-7037.  Oh yes, did I mention, drink lots of fluids and wear those life vest and kill switch’s.  Have a great fish week.


J & M Guide Service

(John Morris)




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