John Morris Lake Fork Report October 1-7

FROM: J & M Guide Service
DATE: 1 – 7 October 2012

What a beautiful week on Lake Fork. The water temperatures stayed in the upper 70’s and the water in the lower lake is good and clear. The upper parts in Garrett and Birch creeks are stained. On Saturday the North wind hit and cooled the water temperatures down to 75 degrees, which did not hurt the fishing. The pattern did changed a little. We found using a Lake Fork Trophy Tackle 8 inch black and blue worm on a 5/16 ounce shaky head jig was very productive. We fished Lilly pads in stained water. We pitched the shaky head setup on top of the pads and slowly dragged it off of the pad into an opening. The Largemouth would hit it on the drop. I highly recommend a 7 ½ foot rod with 20 pound test line to do this. You will find the Largemouth Bass will try to wind your around the pad stocks and hydrila. You need a stiff rod and good line to get them out. In south end of the lake where the water is clearer the little crank bait is still working. The KVD 1.5 in shad color is still the bait of choice for this method. Don’t forget the erratic retrieve. That is part of the secret of using this bait.

The Crappies fishing was fare this week. Most of the good Crappies are being taking with medium sized minnows around bridge pylons. The 515 west bridge is still the best.

The big White Bass are scattered and can be taken on the Tackle Factory ½ ounce flutter spoon. With the water temperatures falling today the White Bass fishing should pick up this week.

The Catfish fishing is continuing to pick up. Numerous Catfish are being taken using Yellow bait. Look for isolate timber in 20 to 24 foot of water, close to deepwater drops.
Cut bait will work great also.

While you are at Lake Fork, make sure you stop into Lake Fork Marina and stock up on the latest in fishing tackle. Make sure you take at look at there great selection of fishing rods while your there.

With the Berkley Tournament fast approaching us, we are booking guided fishing trips if you need some help here at Lake Fork. Give us a call here toll free: 1-888-454-7037.
Have a great fishing week and wear those life vest while the big motor is running.

J & M Guide Service
(John Morris)


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