Archive for September, 2016


September 21, 2016

J & M Guide Service

DATES:  12 – 18 September 2016

It was very warm this week here at Lake Fork.  Due to the warm air temperatures the water temperature also rose back to 88 -89 degrees.  However, with the large amounts of Hydrilla starting to show up in the creeks, the creeks are starting to clear up.  One of my clients asked me, why does the Hydrilla look brown?  Here is the answer to that; the Hydrilla acts as a filtering system in the water.  Take a piece of Hydrilla that looks brown and run your hand down it, you will find out it is green underneath.  The Big Bass Splash is now over.  It took an 11.18 pound Bass to win the top prize in the over the slot category and a 2.59 Bass to win in the under the slot category.  Congratulation to both the anglers!  The pattern did not change much this week.  A Zoom chartreuse/pumpkin trick worm rigged wacky style was the top producer in the Hydrilla and the best water depth was 3 to 4 feet.   The Zoom watermelon/red Mag II worm worked very well in the thick pads.  The Rattle Trap bite did fall off this week due to the warmer water temperatures.  For equipment list this week we continued to use Duckett rods and ABU Garcia reels lined with Stren 17 pound test line.  Zoom worm products was our best producers.

With the water temperatures back in the upper 80’s the White Bass fishing continued to be slow.  When you found them, the Joe Spaits chrome with red eyes and the white with black stripe Flashtail ½ ounce spoon worked really well.  The moved back in to 28 to 32 foot of water.

The Crappie fishing was good this week.  Look for them in 20 foot of water over and around brush piles.   The minnow rig is still the best way to put good Crappies in the boat.

No Catfish report this week due to the Big Bass Splash.

With the Berkley tournament just around the corner, Lake Fork Marina has gotten a very large shipment of Berkley product in.  You might want to check out the Tightline UV products also.  The Tightline products are changing the complete Bass fishing Industry.  

Yes the Berkley and Bass Cat Tournaments are quickly approaching.  We have a few days open for guided bass trips to help get ready for the tournaments.  Give us a call at: (903) 413-6919 or E-mail us at: .  Have a great fishing week!


Eric Wright – Lake Fork Report

September 21, 2016

Here is Eric’s latest report.

The last two weeks this cooler weather has the water temp starting to drop down in the lower 80’s and the fish have started to move so I’ve had to change it up some. The fish have been biting very good for us, we’re not getting a lot of really big fish, but have caught some good one’s and a lot of solid under fish. I think on Sunday we might have had 40+. So, the numbers are really good right now.

I have been catching these fish shallow and deep. The fish I am on shallow are way in the backs of the creeks in 1’ – 2’ deep. I am using a Texas Rig with 1/8 oz weight and a #3 rigging hook. The best bait on that for me has been an Ultravibe speed worm (Junebug red) I am also throwing a fluke on the same hook just weightless ( watermelon magic). I am catching a few fish on a frog in the grass next to the creeks. I like throwing (black or white) ribbits. If you want you can catch these shallow fish all day or you can head out deep and wack them.

A lot of these fish are schooling out deep for me the last two weeks and I am finding these fish out in about 25 foot off points. I am using a white weightless fluke on the fish that are blowing up on shad and what I have been doing to get down to the better fish is get under them with a Storm in a (shad color) or use a big worm on a 3/8 Texas rig. I have also been throwing some C-Rigs( plum)

That’s about all I got right now and hope it helps y’all out. If you are looking to come out and catch some fish I would love to have y’all.

Thanks and I hope y’all are enjoying the great weather we’re having.

Eric Wright 972 757 7947