John Morris 11-14-13 Lake Fork Report


FROM:  J & M Guide Service

DATE:  6 – 13 November 2013

This week the cool air temperatures drove the water temperatures down into low to mid 60’s.  That set the Largemouth Bass into a feeding frenzy.  They started feeding morning, noon and night, eating large amounts of minnows, small White Bass and small Yellow Bass. They also started pounding small crankbaits such a shad colored KVD 1.5’s and chrome/black rattle traps.  In the early morning around 07:00 to 08:00 and in the evenings around 4:30 to 5:00 the Bass were schooling on main lake points.  The schoolers’ could be caught on top water Chugbugs and ½ ounce Rattletraps.  When things slowed down in the afternoon, we hit the grass lines with 3/16 ounce shaky head jigs with watermelon/candy Zoom Baby Brush Hog’s, don’t forget to dye the tails chartreuse.  The key to this pattern is to slow down.  The Bass wanted the Baby Brush Hog moved very slowly and in an erratic motion.  All of the rods and reels used this week were Ardent Edge reels and Ardent Denny Brauer Pro Series rods, a deadly combination with great hooking power.

The Crappie fishing continues to be good here at Lake Fork.  The better Crappie’s continued to be caught on small minnows on main lake trash piles.  A few Crappies’ are starting to show up on the main lake bridges again. 

We saw numerous White Bass schooling this week.  The best time to catch them schooling was 4:30 in the evening until just before dark.   We continue to use Joe Spait’s chrome/chartreuse flutter spoon.  When you find the White Bass schooling, make a long cast and bring the spoon slowly through them and hold on.  You will get bit!

The Catfish were still hungry this week.  Punch bait and 30 feet of water around baited trees was a deadly combination. 

Lake Fork Marina has a great supply of Strike King KVD 1.5 crankbaits.  Make sure you pick a good supply of them before you head out for a day of bass fishing here at beautiful Lake Fork.  For you White Bass fishermen they also have a great supply of Joe’s flutter spoons.  Make sure you pick up several!

Guess what has arrived at Longview Marine in Longview, TX?  The all new Ranger Z521c.  What a great new boat!  It is the Platinum Edition, powered by a Yamaha 250 SHO motor.  It has a Lowrance HDS 10 in the console and a HSD 8 in the bow, Structure Scan, Oxygenated Livewells, Minnkota Fortrex 101US2 foot controlled trolling motor and much, much more.  For all the details give the folks at Longview Marine a call at (903) 663-5008.  A special thanks to their Service and Parts Department for helping me get back on the water in minimal time this week.  Job well done crew!!

Here at J & M Guide Service we have several dates open for guided Bass and White Bass trips in December.  Give us a call Toll Free: 1-888-454-7037 or E-mail us at:   Have a great fishing week and stay warm.


John Morris

J & M Guide Service


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2 Responses to “John Morris 11-14-13 Lake Fork Report”

  1. Merrill Says:

    this is poor poor poor way to keep fishemen up to date on your fishing report at this marina.

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