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Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 - 11:35 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

David Vance’s Lake Fork Fishing Report 01/26/05

Hello from Lake Fork, Texas!

The fishing has been good in between cold fronts. The good thing is we are having more warm days than cold ones. All the bass we have been catching have been in 3-8 ft. of water over and on the edge of the grass. Best baits for me have been a ¾ ounce Rat-l Trap, red with a chartreuse belly and a suspending Rouge, black back, silver sides, orange belly. In the last couple of days we have also caught fish on a ¾ ounce spinner bait, chartreuse and white with a Colorado willow nickel and gold blades, but most of our fish have been on the Rat-l Trap and suspending rouge.
Best places for me right now have been the main lake and secondary points leading halfway back in the creeks. Right now I am covering a lot of water and not sitting in one place very long, but I will fish the areas up and down two to three times before I leave. The bass are not chasing the bait and you have to get it close to them to hit your bait. This is why a lipless crank bait works so good this time of year. You can easily fish it over the grass and cover lots of water. This pattern is a lot of work but it pays off big right now. This pattern will only get better moving into February as these bass get into a solid pre-spawn pattern.
The water temp right now at mid day is 50-52 degrees. The lake is at normal level and in good shape. The grass in the above areas is in real good shape, just really healthy.
Right now through April gives you the optimum conditions to catch your trophy bass. Spring dates are booking fast. If you would like to book a guide trip you can reach me at (903) 629-3683 or check out my web site at http://www.lakeforketexasfishingreports.com . Until next time.

Good Fishing!
David Vance

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