Post Number: 14
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|Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 10:20 am: ||
The fishing this week here on Lake Fork has been good for numbers of slot fish. The bass are schooling and when they come up they will hit just about anything that looks like a Shad. The best bait for me to catch these schooling bass has been a 1/2 oz Shad colored Rat-L-Trap, and a Norman Deep Little N, Shad Pattern, and when they come up you can almost catch them on every cast. Most of the schooling activity I have seen has been on the main lake and around the SRA point and the mouth of Chaney Branch at the dam and the bridges, 515 East and West – also the 154 bridge has been good.
When these bass go down, I am using a Smoking Shad Fluke on a 1/4 oz Jig Head to catch the bass that are suspended. When the schooling action slows down, I have been changing to a Carolina Rig. I am using a 1 oz weight and a four-foot leader, 15lb line. Best baits for me on the Carolina Rig have been a Watermelon Seed Centipede and a Watermelon Seed Brush Hog, water depth 15 to 25 feet.
At the first of the month, the fishing was off and on with good and tough days, but now the bass are in a solid Summer pattern. In the last three days, we have been catching 25 to 30 bass a day. The weather has cooled off a bit with this rain and it has been nice. August is always hot, but the fishing should remain good and the patterns will not change much in the next month. And, with not many boats on the lake, you just about have the lake to yourself. If you would like to book a guide trip, call me at 903-629-7699 (office) or 903-629-5085 (cell).Web Site http://www.lakeforktexasfishingreports.com