Post Number: 668
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|Posted on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 - 12:37 am: ||
I am finally back to fishing full-time after taking a family vacation. I have fished both Monticello and Fork in the past few days. I fished lake Monticello today and had the best day I have had in a while. We caught a lot of fish and none were under 3 pounds. We had a couple in the 6 to 7 pound range - not giants, but good quality females. I expect to see a lot of 8 pounders there soon. Last year, we got quite a few in the last couple of weeks of February; and they seem to be starting their spawn much earlier this year. The water levels on Fork and Monticello are just the opposite of last year. The water is down a couple of feet on Monticello, while Fork is full. Last year, it was Fork that was low and Monticello was full.
I have been having tough days on Fork lately. I like to think I have just been hitting the wrong days, because when I hear good reports, they are on days that I didn't fish. I have been catching a few fish when I have gone, but I have had to work very hard for every bite. Mornings and evenings are definitely best for the shallow bites. I haven't even tried for a deep bite, but I'm certain it would be more productive during the middle of the day than the shallow bite. But I believe the shallow fish are usually bigger this time of the year, so I haven't taken the time to graph fish and re-rig my poles.
I am not going to report on specific lures and patterns, because it would be redundant and I couldn't possibly report it as accurately as the Basslog. The Basslog is a community log for conditions, lures, and locations for bass that were actually caught. I now log all my fish in the Basslog. Go to http://www.bassfishing.org/basslog/fishingreport.cfm to see the first database driven fishing report of its kind. It tells you top lures, structures, solunar information, summaries, and even a recommended gameplan for the day.
If you would like to book a trip, you can see my available dates and reserve your trip online at www.bassfishing.org/dbaccess/trips.cfm
At the time of this writing, I only have 4 open dates in March. So, you should book ASAP if you want a spring date. I do have other competent licensed guides that I work with that are available. Their availability is also listed at the link above.
See the pictures of big fish we caught this year at www.bassfishing.org/pictures/recent.htm
Thank you Lord for my family and the waters I get to fish