The bass are in a full fall pattern here on Lake Fork. You will find plenty of feeding activity on all parts of the lake and have an opportunity to catch some big bass. Water conditions at Lake Fork are good with most of the lake fair to clear. Temperatures have been ranging from the mid to upper 60’s the bass fishing over the past three days has been very good. As we get away from this warm weather and the cold fronts move in, the bigger bass will put their feed bags on. The shallow bite has been good from the mouths of the creeks to the backs of some of them. Top water baits like a Zara Spook, and buzz baits have been good early and late. Wacky worms are also doing well, best colors have been watermelon seed and green pumpkin, Shad colored shallow running crank baits, chrome lipless cranks and spinner baits are also catching some good bass. Today we boated over 50 bass most of these bass came on a Carolina Rig and a lipless crank bait we caught fish everywhere we fished today.
The deep fishing for those big Lake Fork Bass is also starting to pick up. Deep humps, road beds, points, ridges and old pond dams in 15-25+ feet will all hold schools of bass feeding on shad, and bar fish this time of year. When the weather cools off more and that looks like that is going to happen this weekend, the fish will be ganging up more on the deep structure areas and gorge! If you are on one of these spots at the right time, you can load the boat. A Carolina rigged centipede, or fluke, 3-4 foot leader and a 3/0 wide gap hook is what I’m using. Best bait colors have been watermelon seed, Watermelon Red, or chart pepper. I am also starting to catch some good fish on a 1/4 oz. football jig head with a smoking shad fluke I have good luck catching suspended fish with this bait this time of year.
November & December is an great time to be on the lake, there is less pressure on the lake and the fish are biting. Spring will be here before you know it so if you are thanking about a spring trip now is the the time to book your trip, my spring books up very fast, so book early for best available dates. If I am booked on the day you would like to go I can book you with one of the full time professional guides that work with me don't trust your trip to a part time guide. You can reach me on my cell 903-629-5085 or 903-629-7699
Good Fishing, David Vance