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|Posted on Friday, February 20, 2009 - 11:27 am: ||
The water temps have varied this week. With this up and down weather, morning water temps have been 54 and settling at 57 late in the afternoons. Look for the bass to turn on and begin to move more towards the back of the Creeks during the next week.
This past week the fishing has been good with a couple of tough days mixed in. All of our fish were caught out of 8 ft of water and less, most of the time in the grass or on the outside edge of the grass.
A Lipless Crank bait in red/orange, orange, and craw patterns have been the most consistent of all the baits I have thrown. I have found most of our fish along grass lines and grass flats located in the Creeks, from the mouth all the way to the back. Find thick grass located in 3 to 8 feet of water for best results as far as numbers and size. Some days they are out in the open grass flats and after a cold front they are close to the trees located within the grass beds. This has been pretty easy to figure out and seems to hold to every place I go to. Make sure you reel a fast to medium retrieve on these Lipless Crank baits for best results.
I also had good success this week on a Suspending Jerk bait. I have been using a 7 inch Rogue, my best color has been a black back, chrome sides, orange belly. I have been fishing the Rogue in the same places as the Lipless Crank baits with good results, it has been very good as a back up bait to pick up some extra fish behind the Lipless Crank baits. Work these baits with light twitches and long pauses. When you do go to twitch the bait use a light twitch or two, then let it sit again. Most bites have occurred while the bait is sitting still but a few aggressive fish have hit the bait while it is moving.
We are also starting to catch some nice Bass on Soft Jerk baits fished Wacky style. When the Bass get heavy on the beds these big Worms fished Wacky style is hard to beat here on Lake Fork. Good colors that work for me are watermelon red, green pumpkin red, and June bug. There are alot of these Soft Jerk baits on the market and some cost up to $8 a bag which I think is ridiculous. There are several of these baits on the market that cost less than half of the name brands that work just as good and will save you alot of money. My best two days this week was 32. Billy Weems from Austin fished with me and out of the 32 Bass we boated in two days, Billy had one over 8lbs, one over 7lbs, and 3 over 6lbs. The 8 & 7 came on the Suspending Jerk bait. Good places right now have been Glade Creek, in the last couple of days alot of Bass have moved up in the East & West Field of Glade Creek, and also Long Branch and Rogers Creek are coming on.
The first wave of spawning Bass is just a few days away and I think this is going to be one of the best spawns we have had in a long time. The Lake is in great shape and is only about one foot low. If you would like to book a guide trip and get in on some of the great Spring Bass Fishing Lake Fork has to offer, give me a call at 903-629-7699 or my Cell 903-629-5085.
On my trips all Rods and Tackle are included. web site http://www.lakeforktexasfishingreports.com