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Lake Fork Report Guide Clint Wright 9-8-2008

September 9, 2008

Lake Fork Day and Night Guide Service

Guide Clint Wright


“Let’s go fishing”

20+ years of Lake Fork experience

Lake Fork Report: September 7, 2008

Lake Level: Fork: 4” below full pool

Water Clarity: Clear to stained

Water temp: The water temps have varied around 80 degrees.

Weather: Clear to partly cloudy this week, with highs in the upper 80’s.

News: The McDonalds tournament is this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Stop by and see me at Froggy D’s (sporting goods store on Hwy. 17) during the tournament dates. I still have October 20 and 21 open. The next dates I have after that are in November and December on Lake Monticello and Lake Welsh (3 months until the spawn on these two fine lakes, so book your trip now!) Always feel free to call and check for open dates.

Fishing Report
Lake Fork: The fishing here on Lake Fork has been through some very different conditions the past two or three weeks. With Hurricane Gustav dropping the air temperature from 90 – 100 to 60’s at night and 70’s during the day. I think the bass believed fall was already here. Thursday, the fish were in 2 – 3 foot in the very back of the creeks. These fish were schooling and chasing huge groups of shad. Lipless bait’s worked here with the occasional strike on jerk bait’s. Friday we fished all night without a bite. That was very odd for this time of year, but the sudden drop in water temperature was sure to have an affect. Saturday the fish were eating a drop shot in 20 foot of water. Today we caught a few fish early on a Sebile splasher. After that the bite was just here and there. We had one really big fish eat a new Gene Larew El Salto Special in Montezuma Revenge. After a short battle she broke the 25 lb. leader of the Carolina Rig. Today the wind was very calm. Many of the schooling fish were located way away from any cover or structure. One minute they are here, the next they are 300 yards away.
For those of you fishing the McDonalds tournament this coming weekend, this is what I would do. I would start out with a Sebile Splasher 90, any shad color will work. Fish this right on the edge of the hydrilla mats located all over the lake. Once the sun has topped the trees, switch to a Revenge Jig and a Gene Larew El Salto Special (12 inch worm). These two baits have the capability of talking these big fish into biting. You will have to play around with the color selection. Around the grass I would be spooled up with 65 – 80 lb Power Pro braid, in open water 25 lb Seaguar Fluorocarbon. Use the splasher on a 6’6 medium action, Custom Angle Moby Bass rod. With the jig and worm use a 7’ heavy action Custom Angle Moby Bass rod. If you want to throw the worm Carolina Rigged, use their Carolina Special. The action, performance, durability, sensitivity and hook up rate of these fine rods are unprecedented.
Some areas of the lake that you might find some good fish are Wolf Creek and Chaney Point. If you venture to Big Caney or Little Caney, find ledges and humps that are loaded with big timber. My brush piles are not holding a lot of numbers, but the ones that are there are giants! Remember; do not let the grass dictate where you fish, not all the big ones are relating to it.

I would like to invite you out to Lake Fork on a professional guided fishing trip. All you really need to go fishing with me is a fishing license. I provide rods, reels, tackle etc. at no extra charge. Digital Photos of your fish will be taken and will be emailed to you.

Thanks to my sponsors Costa Del Mar Sunglasses, Gotcha Distributing (Dealer inquiries-contact Ron Peterson at 903-856-8083), Reaction Innovations, Revenge Jigs, Sebile, Arkie, Power Pro Fishing Line, Seaguar Fishing Line, Gene Larew, Custom Angle Moby bass rods (owner Dave Settle).

Feel free to contact me anytime via email or by phone 903-918-9469 if you ever have any questions about Lake Fork or to book your next guided fishing trip on this fine fishery. I hope to see you soon!

Guide Clint Wright
Lake Fork Day and Night Guide Service