John Morris Lake Fork Report


FROM:  J & M Guide Service


This week it rained which caused the water surface temperatures to fall 4 degrees to 80/81 degrees.  This had two effects on the Large Mouth Bass.  One, it added oxygen into the water and second, it helped the lake to complete its turn over.  The result was the Large Mouth Bass started to feed again.  I had a pleasure to try a new bait produced by Lake Fork Trophy Lures.  It is called a 4½ inch Boot Tail Magic Shad in the natural Shad color.  I rigged it on a 5/0 weighted wide gap hook.  Wow what action!  I used it on a 7 foot medium heavy action rod and a Quantum reel with a 5.1 to 1 gear ratio.  Line of choice for this setup was 17 pound Stren line.   I am here to tell you that this new Boot Tail Magic Shad is the real deal.  It can be swam like a crank bait or used in a erratic action like a dying shad.  The tail gives the bait an extreme amount of motion and moves a lot of water.  With all of that said—it really catches a lot of good quality Large Mouth Bass and even a White Bass once in a while. 


The Crappie fishing remained slow.   Medium size Minnows were still there favorite food this week.


The White Bass could be caught this week on the Lake Fork Tackle ½ ounce flutter spoon in the Barr Fish (Yellow Bass) color.  Most of our better White Bass came in 24 foot of water over old stumps or trash piles.


The Catfish were still slow this week.  There diet changed from cut bait to large minnows.  But the ones being caught were still small.


If you are going to be on the water this weekend be careful.  The McDonalds Big Bass Splash Tournament is going to be held at Lake Fork Marina.  I would expect two to three thousand fishermen to be on the water this weekend here at Lake Fork.


We are still taking bookings for prime Large Mouth Bass and White Bass trips this October and November.  So give us a call here at J & M Guide Service toll free:

1-888-454-7037.     Have a safe fishing week and wear those life Jackets.


J & M Guide Service

(John Morris)



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