Archive for July, 2013

Big Bass this Week on Lake Fork

July 28, 2013

Have had a couple of big fish weighed in the past few days.  Mark Watson with a 10.15 and Tim Haven with an 11.10

Mark Watson 10.15

Mark Watson 10.15

Tim Haven 11.10 Lake Fork 7-27-13

Tim Haven 11.10 Lake Fork 7-27-13

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Andrew Grills Lake Fork Report 7-27-2013

July 28, 2013

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The weather has been strange all year and July was no exception. The water temps are still very low for this time of year, while it seems hot out, it sure isn’t what the fish are used to this time of year. This has been caused by little cold fronts that are coming through on a regular basis. Finding fish right now can be challenging because they are comfortable in such a wide depth range, they can be scattered just about anywhere. In spite of all that, we are still catching good fish and I only expect it to get better. The hotter it gets, the more consistent the fishing will be. August is generally a very good month on Lake Fork. Lets just hope for some normal weather!

Right now I’m fishing a lot of depths, but I find myself close to 20′ most of the time. I narrow the depth down by keeping a close eye on my Lowrance HDS units. The right depth to be fishing will change throughout the day and everyday. I’ve been throwing all of the summertime lures like crankbaits, spoons, Carolina rigs, dropshots, and heavy shaky heads. My favorite lure this time of year is a Toadwrangler football jig because it consistently produces big fish like the one pictured below. Some days the fish can be a little jig shy, so you’ll just have to evaluate weather they will bite a big ole football jig or not. After a cool front, when the wind is calm and the barometric pressure is high, I’ll put down the jig and opt for a dropshot or shaky head.

If I can help you on your next trip to Lake Fork please let me know!

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John Morris Weekly Lake Fork Report July 21, 2013

July 21, 2013

LAKE FORK WEEKLY FISHING REPORT
FROM: J & M Guide Service

The surface water temperatures continued to rise in spite of a few rain showers this week. The temperatures went from 86 to 88 degrees. The Bass fishing remained good all week. We caught most of our Bass on “The Tackle Factory” chrome/chartreuse and chrome/blue flutter spoon in 26 feet of water on old road beds. The worm bite remained slow with a few good fish being caught early in the morning in 10 to 12 feet of water around sharp road bends. A few good fish were being caught on deep running crankbaits like the DD22’s.
The Crappie fishing is still good around all of the bridges on the lake. Minnows were still at the top of the Crappies favorite food chain. It was nothing to catch a limit of Crappie in two hours. The best water depth is still 26 feet.
The White Bass are feeding early in the morning and again around six in the evening. They were getting picky on their diet this week, wanting mostly large minnows. A few 3 pound White Bass were being caught on the chrome/chartreuse flutter spoon during the midday period.
The Catfish fishermen were still enjoying great fishing. 35 to 40 good eating size were being caught in the mornings using stink bait and cut liver. They were also being caught on trout lines using cut bait. The tight line fishermen found the 20 to 22 feet was the best water depth to catch fish in.
“Take a kid fishing”! The large Bream (Blue Gill) are really biting. Crickets are the kids best bet on catching a lot of good quality fish in 10 to 12 feet around any old stumps.
Hey guys and gals have you put off buying a new bass boat? Well don’t put it off any longer. Get on down to Nichols Marine in Longview TX and check the Nichols Edition Ranger 520c. It is loaded with such things a HSD 10 in the console, HSD 8 in the bow, custom cover, Hamby’s keel guard, and it is powered by a Mercury 250hp Pro XS. What a beautiful boat that would make anybody proud.
Do you need crickets or minnows while you are at beautiful Lake Fork? Well look no further than Lake Fork Marina. They have good quality bait on hand all of the time. Don’t forget to pick up plenty of water and ice while you are there.
We still are booking guided fishing trips for August and September. If you need help getting ready the McDonalds Big Bass Splash or the Berkley Tournament, give us a call for a guided trip. Our phone number is (Toll Free) 1-888-454-7037, or E-mail us at: bassmr@geusnet.com. Have safe fishing week.
John Morris
J & M Guide Service

John Morris Weekly Lake Fork Fishing Report July 2013

July 17, 2013

LAKE FORK WEEKLY FISHING REPORT
FROM: J & M Guide Service

This week we found that the water temperatures only rose 2 degrees to 86. The water clarity was lightly stained in the creeks and continued to clear up in the south end of the lake. We continued to catch good Bass in 22 to 26 foot of water on remote brush piles and old road beds. Joe’s (The Tackle Factory) chrome/chartreuse spoon continued to work great. The trick of using the spoon is to make sure you let the spoon get all the way to the bottom. If you don’t the White Bass will drive you crazy! The Carolina rig and Texas rigged worm bite has slowed down for right now.
The Crappie fishing stayed pretty constant this week. Several good Crappies were being taken in 26 to 30 foot of water on small white and chartreuse jigs. Minnows were also working!
What can I say about those White Bass? They are still eating anything with chrome on it. Joe’s spoon will wear them out. You might want to try the ole standby, the chrome and blue Rattle Trap. We found that the ½ ounce one worked the best.
The Catfish were still being caught in big numbers. Stink bait worked best around old stumps in 18 to 20 foot of water. Did I mention they are great eating?
I would like to tell you about the best stocked, best run, cleanest and the most knowledgeable Marina in the whole Lake Fork area. Lake Fork Marina has a great selection of the Tackle Factories spoons, lively minnows and crickets, plus a great selection of Strike King Baits. For you guys that are thinking about the upcoming Berkley Tournament, Lake Fork Marina has a great selection of Berkley baits to help you to get ready for it. Don’t forget to pick up plenty of water to stop your dehydration.
You folks that like take the whole family fishing need to stop into Nichols Marine in Longview, TX and check out the 2013 Ranger Reata 211 Fish and Ski. It is white/red mist/raspberry in color and comes with a Yamaha VF225LA, rear deck pad, stereo, tandem trailer with brakes and a cover. Perfect for the family!
We still several openings in July and August for Bass and White Bass guide fishing trips. If you need help getting for the McDonalds Big Bass Splash or the Berkley Tournament, give me a call, I can do ½ or full day trips to help you. Our phone number is Toll Free: 1-888-454-7037 or E-mail us: bassmr@geusnet.com. Have a great fishing week and stay hydrated.
John Morris
J & M Guide Service