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|Posted on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 1:49 pm: ||
The Fishing here on lake fork has been good. The deep bite continues to become much better as the shallow water bite has remained strong. The fishing will continue to get better as it gets closer to winter. Even with the warm weather the fish are starting to bunch up.
I have found most of my big fish holding in 20 to 30 feet of water. The best places have been humps, points, ridges, and roadbeds. Your electronics will be a big key as to how successful your day on the water will be. Watch for balls of shad and bass stacked up on the screen. To catch these deep fish I have been using a Carolina Rig and a Smoking Shad Fluke on a 1/4oz-Football Jig Head. On my Carolina Rig I am using a 7 foot medium heavy action Lake Fork Pro Series Rod, a 3 to 4 foot leader, and a 1oz weight. Dragging behind it on a 3/0 hook will be a Super Fluke. My best colors have been Watermelon, and Watermelon/Red. You can play with different variations of speed during your cast. They seem to hit it good, moving slowly. The bite has been pretty hard so it is easy to tell when you get a bite. A drop shot is also taking some good numbers of fish. I have been fishing it with a 12 to 24 inch leader with a Trick Worm or a Fineness Worm in Watermelon, and Watermelon/Red.
The shallow water bite has really turned on for some good fish. The fish have been stacking up along the grass beds. The best depths have been 2 to 4 feet. If you like top water fishing the bass have been very aggressive. The Frog bite has been good; Stanley Ribbet or Frog type baits have been excellent around the grass. Yesterday we put 36 bass in the boat and four were over seven pounds. More than half of these bass came on the Carolina Rig and the rest early on a Trick Worm. Good places to try right now are the tire reef off the SRA point at dam, the old road bed at the mouth of Chaney Branch, the road bed at the mouth of Wolfe creek, 515 East road bed. These areas always produce good fish this time of year.
I always look forward to this time of year, the weather is great and the big fish are starting to turn on. If you would like to book a trip and get in on some great fall fishing you can reach me at 903-629-5085
web site http://www.lakeforktexasfishingreports.com