Joined: Jun 27, 2007
Location: , , USA
|Posted: Oct 17, 2012 at 8:20 PM
Fall is here on Lake Fork and with it brings cooler temperatures, and less fishing pressure and lots of bass that are feeding up on big schools of shad. The bass are biting!! and the weather is beautiful, yesterday Steve Gentry and his son Rob from Okalahoma fished with me and we boated 45 bass, our biggest of the day only went 5 lbs 10 oz but a nice fish, Rob caught her on a Yellow Magic, in the first hour of the morning, what a day and a lot of action we had a blast. Fishing in the last few days has been great!! For numbers no giants but a lot of fun!! This is a great time of year to bring your kids fishing. Water temperatures are in the low 70’s and water clarity is fairly clear on most of the main lake and clear to stained in the back of some of the creeks.
The morning and evening bite has been good on top water baits, and buzzing a 1/4 Spinner Bait, best top water baits have been a Yellow Magic, and a Zara Spook, have work best for me. The shallow bite has been good on wacky worms, around points and pockets in the creeks, a Trick Worm in Red bug or Watermelon Red have been working good. We are also catching a lot of fish on a lipless crank baits, and shallow running crank baits. The deeper fish we have been catching have been on a Carolina rig in 15 to 20 feet. On the Carolina rig I am using a 1 ounce weight and a 4 foot leader, and a 3/0 hook, with a Watermelon seed centipede or a Watermelon seed Baby Brush hog.
Right now you will also want to keep a jigging spoon handy as the water cools, jigging spoons and tail spinners can be deadly this time of year. Good places to try right now are main lake points, pockets and humps roadbeds and pond dams. Right now there is a lot of fish on the old 515 East and West road beds also on Hobs Point, just above the 515 East Bridge, Also on the old 2225 road bed in both Running and Coffee creek, and the mouth of Chaney Branch, and in Little Caney from the Second Pipeline to Hideaway Harbor has been good for schooling Bass late in the day, As the water cools down more, the deep fishing will turn on and the Bigger bass will start feeding as we get into November.
It?s a great time of year to be on the water the weather is beautiful, and the fishing is Great!! If you would like to book a guide trip and get in on some of the best fall Bass fishing anywhere Lake Fork is the place to be. I am now booking 2013 spring trips book now for best available dates. I am also booking winter trips on Lake Monticello you can reach me on my Cell 903-629-5085 or 903-629-7699
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