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|Posted on Thursday, October 8, 2009 - 8:10 am: ||
October is here and with it brings in some fantastic Fall Bass fishing. Lake Fork is in great shape right now and the fishing will only get better as the month rolls along. The water clarity is fairly clear mid lake to the south end.. I have been catching fish on a number of different patterns and baits this past week. The shallow fishing has been best for me lately in depths ranging from 2-10 foot. With this cool cloudy weather we have had a good Spinner bait bite with numbers of good solid bass.
Today we put 27 bass in the boat and all but three came on the Spinner bait. Fishing a Spinner bait over the grass on these cloudy days this time of year is a pattern that will work great all day. The Spinner bait that works best for me this time of year is a Stanley ľ oz Chartreuse & White Colorado Willow Nickel and gold blades. The areas we are fishing the Spinner bait have been points and pockets half way back in the creeks, there is a lot of Shad in these areas right now. This time of year I have my best luck fishing this Spinner bait fast, keeping the bait just under the surface these bass are coming out of the grass and killing the bait.
Other patterns that are working good right now are Wacky Worms and Flukes, they have been real productive in the grass as well in these same areas. Best colors have been Blue Fleck, June Bug, and Watermelon. The deep fishing is a little off right now as the lake is in the tail end of the Fall turnover. There are a lot of fish suspended right now but you can still catch them on deep diving Crank baits or a Jigging Spoon. Look for the deep fish to start getting bunched up in big schools on the bottom in 15-25 foot of water to feed up for Winter.
Good places to try right now for the above patterns are Northwest Bay, Hamilton Bay, points and pockets in Wolfe Creek, and Post Oak Branch. I always look forward to this time of year it is the start of our Big Bass Season, the weather is cool and the fishing is Hot. So donít miss out on one of the most productive times of year to be on Lake Fork. If you would like to book a guide trip and get in on some great fall Bass fishing you can reach me at my cell 903-629-5085 or 903-629-7699 check my web site http://www.lakeforktexasfishingreports.com