Lake Fork Guide John Morris Report August 7th 2013


FROM:  J & M Guide Service

I think it is safe to say “it is flat hot out there”.  With 6 straight days over 100 degrees the water temperatures reached 88 to 90 degrees.  With the water temperatures rising, the Bass, White Bass and the Crappie headed to the deeper water.  We were catching most of our fish in 30 to 35 feet of water, using Joe Spaits Flutter Spoon.  We did manage to catch a few good top water fish from 05:30 to 7:00 in the morning on white buzz baits and Heddon Zara spooks.  The Rod and reels we were using was from Ardent.  The Ardent Edge reel made for great long cast and the Ardent Denny Brauer rods gave us great fish fighting capability.

The Crappie fishing remained slow due to the rising water temperatures.  Small crappie jigs tipped with small minnows were the best bet.  The 515 West Bridge was the best bet for getting your limit.

The White Bass fishing started slowing down this week.  We found most of our good White Bass were in 30 to 35 feet of water.  Again, Joe’s spoons were the hot ticket to catching them with any regularity.

The Catfish bite was still pretty good.  There bait of choice was chopped liver.  24 foot of water was the best water depth to look for good cat’s that were willing to bite.

The Bream bite remained good.  Crickets from Lake Fork Marina were the kids best bet.

Lake Fork Marina has a good selection of live bait and Joe Spaits spoons.  They also have plenty of good cold water and ice to keep you hydrated.  The good folks at Lake Fork Marina also have all the latest information on what is happening on Lake Fork.

Need a bass boat without breaking the bank?  You need to stop into Nichols Marine in Longview, TX.  They have the Ranger Z117SC.  It is anniversary red, what a great looking boat.  It is powered by a Mercury 115hp Pro XS, coupled with a Motor Guide FW75 foot controlled trolling motor makes a great combination to hit the water with.

We are still taking bookings for guided fishing trips in September, October and November.  We can also help you get ready for the McDonalds Big Bass Splash and the Berkley tournaments.  Gives us a call Toll Free: 1-888-454-7037 or E-mail us at:  Remember drink allot of water and wear those life vest while your big motor is running, for the life you save might be your own.  See you on the water.

John Morris

(J & M Guide Service)


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