Joined: Jun 27, 2007
Location: , , USA
|Posted: May 03, 2012 at 8:39 PM
The Bass fishing here on Lake Fork is going strong! Top water and deep structure fishing with Carolina-rigs and crank baits have been good this week. May is top water time! the bigger bass are moving out of the spawning flats and feeding on schools of shad, on main lake and secondary points. The water clarity has been clear in most areas of the main lake with some stained water due to all this wind. Right now you can catch fish shallow or deep, but the bigger bass I am catching have been in deeper water. The lake is 2 foot low but in great shape.
If you like top water action May is the time to get out to Lake Fork! The top water bite has been very good on Zara Spooks and Yellow Magic?s. Steve and Beverly Smith from Alabama fished with me the last 2 days and we put over 50 bass in the boat we had some awesome top water action, all these bass came on the Yellow Magic and a Carolina Rig, Steve caught the big bass of the day that went 9 lbs 3oz he caught this big bass in 25 feet on the Carolina Rig with a Watermelon Candy Red Baby Brush Hog.
The deep water fishing has really picked up and we are catching good numbers of quality bass in 15-25 feet of water. Main lake and second diary Points, humps, roadbeds, pond dams and ridges are good areas to start looking, Carolina rigs have been working best for me targeting these deep post spawn bass. On the Carolina Rig I have been throwing a 3/4 oz. weight and a 3-4 foot leader with a 3/0 wide gap hook, best baits for me have been Brush Hogs and flukes, DD 22?s in shad patterns has been good on suspended fish.
If your looking for top water action and some great deep water fishing Lake Fork is the place to be. If you would like to book a guide trip, all tackle is included on my trips. You can reach me on my Cell 903-629-5085 or 903-629-7699