John Morris Lake Fork Report 10-1-12


FROM:   J & M Guide Service

DATE:  22 – 30 September 2012


With Autumn starting on the 22nd and the cooler evening temperatures the fish have started to feed again.  The morning water temperatures are starting out about 75 degrees and reaching around 80 degrees in the afternoon.  The Lake Fork Trophy Lures Boot Tail Magic Shad was still a good bait to catch 5 to 9 pound Largemouth Bass here a Lake Fork.  The KVD 1.5 square bill crank bait in the normal shad color put a lot of Largemouth Bass in the boat and few of them went up to 6 pounds.  Hold on to your rod because there is no doubt when they hit that little crank bait.  The third way we caught them this week was the good ole shaky head jig with a watermelon/purple Baby Brush Hog.  This was especially effective during the rain on Saturday and Sunday when the Largemouth Bass did not want to chase a bait very far. 


The Crappies were still really slow.  With the fresh water coming into the lake this last weekend I expect the Crappies to start biting better this week.  What few crappies that were being caught were caught using small minnows around the 515 bridge pylons.


The White Bass pattern did not change much this week.  We are still using Lake Fork Tackle ½ oz flutter spoon in the Barr fish pattern.  If you want a lot of fun use an ultra light rod and 6 pound test line to catch these White Bass.


The Catfish picked up this week.  Most guys were using stink bait and cut bait.  Several guys reported that they were catching 30 to 40 Catfish in a morning’s time.  Lots of fun!


While you are at Lake Fork, make sure you stop into Lake Fork Marina a pick up the latest in fishing tackle.  Oh yes, make sure that you bring the wives in and let them shop for some Dana’s latest apparel. 


We still have several openings for Fall guided fishing trips.  Give us a call here at J & M Guide Service, toll free: 1-888-454-7037.  Have a great fishing week and wear those life vest when the big motor is running.


J & M Guide Service

(John Morris)




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