Archive for November, 2012

Guide Andrew Grills Lake Fork Bite Tuesday 11/27/12

November 28, 2012

The fishing is still going strong out here on Fork. It has been a little hit or miss on some days (usually after a front), but overall it is pretty good. I’m targetting fish in a broad depth range, however 15-20′ has probably been a more consistent depth. I’m using a carolina rig a whole lot, but spoons and tailspinners are starting to produce their share of fish. Of course I’m still depending on my Toadwrangler jigs for the bigger bite. Looks like we have some beautiful weather ahead! The jig bite is just beginning, and will continue to improve.

These pictures are from today, we caught a good number of quality fish.


Lake Fork Guide John Morris Report 11-27-2012

November 27, 2012

It is good to back in home fishing the best Bass Lake in Texas.  Lake Fork continues to produce a large amount of quality Florida Strain Largemouth Bass as evident of this weeks fishing.  We caught several Largemouth Bass this week over 6 pounds and a few pushing 9 pounds.  The bait of choice this week was a green/pumpkin 3/16 ounce jig with a watermelon red trailer.   The problem we found was that the bite was very very soft.  If you were not watching your line, you would miss the strike.  The Bass would just swim off with the bait.

The Crappie have also really picked up.  We found out that the small 1/8 ounce white/blue jig with a chartreuse tail worked the best.  There preferred water death was 19 to 24 foot of water.  We fished the jigs over isolated tree piles.

The unusual pattern was not to jig the jig up and down but rather it sit still.  The bite was very light so watch your line and rod tip.  We were using a light action spinning rod with 6 pound Stren line.


While I was gone someone turned the White Bass and Yellow Bass (Barr fish) switch on.  Saturday morning we caught White Bass and Barr fish as fast as you could let the ½ ounce (Barr fish color) flutter spoon down into 22 – 24 foot of water over the sunken trash piles.  We used medium action rods with 8 pound test clear Stren line.  Lots of action and ton of fun.  This type of fishing is a good way to get kids hooked on fishing.  Oh by the way it also provides quality time for Dad, Mom and children to spend quality time in our great outdoors.


While you are at Lake Fork, make sure you stop into Lake Fork Marina and pick up a good supply of those Crappie jigs.


We are taking bookings for Bass, White Bass and Barr fish trips for the Christmas Holidays.  So bring the family and enjoy the Lake Fork at its finest.  Give us a call at Toll Free 1-888-454-7037.


J & M Guide Service

(John Morris)


Guide James Caldemeyer Lake Fork Report 11-27-2012ja

November 27, 2012

A few fish from Travis and Aaron’s day with me last week…

The big bass on Lake Fork are in a feeding up! The fishing has been awesome the last couple of weeks. Lake Fork is down at a little over 4 feet low but the water conditions are great. Lots of beautiful clear water and great water temps in the low 60’s for catching lots of bass. The bite has been great both shallow and deep. In the shallows I am throwing a square bill or lipless crank bait in any shad pattern in 2-6 ft of water. A white chatter bait or Berkley Hollow belly swim bait has also been great in the same areas on cloudy and windy frontal days. There are also a lot of fish out deep that are active right now. The big schools of shad and bar fish(yellow bass) are plentiful and the big Lake Fork bass are actively pursuing them as the water cools and they feel an urgency to feed up for winter. These fish are literally gorging themselves on everything in sight and it’s a whole lot of fun when you get on an active school of fish. Best depths to look for them to hanging out are 20-28 ft right now. My go to baits have been a Carolina rigged Berkley Havoc Hawk Hawg, Talon jigging spoons & football jigs, and Berkley Powerbait Swim shads.
Now is the time to head out to Lake Fork if you are in pursuit of a trophy bass before winter sets in. It’s a great time to have the lake to yourself with very little fishing pressure on the water. I still have some dates available if you decide to head out for some big fish fun. I will also be running some winter trips in December and January on Lake Monticello. These trips are a whole lot of fun and we have been catching lots of big bass there the past couple of winters. Also, don’t forget to book your spring reservations soon if you are thinking of planning a trip in 2013. My dates are already filling fast and you will not want to wait until the last minute for a guide or lodging. Feel free to contact me anytime at 903-736-9888 or send me an email You can also visit my website for more information on Lake Fork and my guide service at
Be sure to stop by Diamond Sports Marine on Hwy 154 if you are in the area. The new 2013 Rangers are here and you’ll want to check them out. The “new” z520c is a site to see! Let Ben or Fred show you all the amazing features it has, or even better, get a test ride in one. You can reach them at 903-383-7829 for details about boats for sale or service related inquiries. A special thanks to all my sponsors… Ranger Boats, Mercury Outboards, I Am Second, Berkley, Abu Garcia, Lowrance, Power Pole, Interstate Batteries, Elite Tungsten, Navionics, Talon Lures, and Simms.

Psalms 100: 4-5 “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Tight Lines and God Bless,
James Caldemeyer

2013 Lake Fork Guide List FULL Bass, Crappie, Catfish

November 22, 2012
I have not forgot anyone on purpose.  Please email to get on the list if you are not on it.
Larry Barnes 903-765-3858
Gerald Boudreaux 225-573-0513
James Caldemeyer 903-736-9888
Rick Carter 903-765-3474 cell 903-850-4007
Ron Casner 480-518-5180
Tony Clark 903-473-3956
Rick Collis 903-473-8820
Brian Duplechain 903-765-3131
Tom Evans 903-383-3059
Stephen Fatherree 214-215-9854
Nathan Fields 214-734-0788
Skeeter Fowler 903-292-9659
Johnny Glass 214-632-9200
Roy Greer 903-765-2075
Johnny Guice 817-917-2150
Heath Hardwick 903-440-2358
Andrew Hawkins 903-569-1586 (crappie)
James Henderson 214-864-2469 *Day/Night
Randy Hutto 903-975-0037
Eddie Garrett 972-979-4850
Andrew Grills 606-280-0100
Jeff Gun 903-765-2155
Jason Hoffman 903-456-3691
Ronnie Kelley 903-574-5796
Chuck Justice 580-889-6742
Larry Large 903-765-2548
Robert Littlejohn 903-292-9929
Larry Lovell 903-473-1555
Rick Loomis 903-383-3050
Cody Malone 254-722-9031
Richard McCarty 903-383-2864
Marc Mitchell 903-438-0266
Terri Moon 903-383-7773 -Crappie
Mike Moody 903-474-1244
John Morris 903-454-6910
James Niggemeyer 903-312-0780
Randy Oldfield 903-962-3056
Mark Pack 903 569 1923 Cell 903 520 8085
Gary Paris 903-763-2801
J.W. Peterson 214-236-3320
Jim Purdy 972-495-6073
Jim Range 972-979-4850
Tom Redington 214-683-9572
Brooks Rogers 903-878-2727 cell 903-780-0680
Thurman Selman 972-345-9370
Dough Shampine 903-474-0508
Dennis Sheley 903-629-3826
Dan Silcox 903-765-3611
Gene Snider 903-383-7668 cell 903-638-1215 *Day/Night
Barbara Stevenson 903-765-3120
Mark Stevenson 903-765-3120
Dean Stroman 903-383-7214
John Tanner 903-569-7451
Tommy Tatom 903-497-6994
Jim Taylor 903-355-4176- catfish
Pappy Terrell 903-850-1113 crappie
David Vance 903-629-7699
Ricky Vandergriff 903-530-2201
Ray Vereen 903-473-9528
Lance Vick 903-312-0609
James Williams 903-878-2676
Richie White 903-439-2266
Mark Woodruff 903-765-9033
Eric Wright 972-757-7947

Andrew Grills Lake Fork Report 11-15-2012

November 15, 2012

Water temps are dropping and big fish are starting to show up. Big changes are taking place with the cold front that came through this past weekend. Fish are showing up in the deeper areas where they should be this time of year, and there are also some fish in the creeks.

Right now, I’m throwing a Toadwrangler jig around heavy timber or brush in 12-18′ of water. The bites can be very subtle, and you dont get many, so you have to be on point. However, the bites you do get will be quality fish. I tend to fish a jig slow, and get most of my bites when the jig falls or rolls over some cover.

I’m also throwing a carolina rig, spoon, and football jig for the deep fish. The depth will vary, but a good depth to look at is 20-30′. Im relying on my graph to tell if feeding fish are in the area. Some of the deep spots have potential for a true giant fish this time of year, so be ready.

The jig bite is just picking back up, bigger fish are coming soon! laugh