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Username: Guide__jeff_kirkwood

Post Number: 4
Registered: 2-2005

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Posted on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 8:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Lake Fork

Water Temp.: 80 - 85
Water Clarity: Clear

The new “Fat Girls” are up on my web site, down at the bottom of the “Fat Girls” page.

What can I say? Fishing on Lake Fork is actually doing pretty well. There are a variety of ways and baits you can catch fish, except fishing any deeper than about 14 feet. It seems if you move out any deeper you can catch a few but for the most part you’re going to have to wait a while for them to hit and then there may only be a few to come by. It really excites me to see the water temperatures to heat up and for selfish reasons I hope we have a really hot summer. For those wanting to go fishing and want to beat the heat there are several ways you can do your trip. One – do a split day, fish until lunch time and then go out again around 4 or 5 pm. Two - start your day around 2am. and fish until 10am. Three – do a night trip, either start just before dark and get the evening topwater bite or start at 11pm. and get the morning topwater bite.

The grass is doing extremely well and we should be able to start punching jigs here in the next few week. We already have a jig bite on Lockhart ¼ & 3/8oz. jigs, tipped with a Gene Larew salt chunk or craw-worm to match and I only expect that bite to get better. The other bites I have are a shad pattern pop’r or zara spook and Scum Frogs for early morning or as long as the cloud cover remains. After the topwater bite we’re throwing several different baits; ¼ & 1/2oz. Rat-L-Traps, Bandit 100 series crank-baits and wacky-rigs.

Recently, I’ve had some customers wanting to learn some of my favorite kind of fishing and that’s “Finesse’ fishing.” The best areas have been in, over and on the edges of hydrilla and at the base or middle of the trees. It seems the fish don’t have a favorite between the two because it appears they’re on or in both. I’ve not had a whole lot of success in the backs of the creeks and coves but have done well on the secondary points, main lake points and main lake banks. I know this report is very vague but that’s where we’re catching our fish and from one side to the other too!

In the event we actually have a typical “Texas Summer” you can expect a deep water bite like no other on Lake Fork. Also, for those of you who have trips already scheduled with me, we may be making those split-day trips to avoid the extreme air temperatures. That will be something we’ll discuss shortly before your trip.

Make sure to keep checking the “Fat Girls” on my web site as we’re adding to them!

• The “Bassin’ Classes” will be up and posted on my web site at , possibly as early as Tuesday of this week, I finally have a place I think can handle us. Also, if you are looking to buy a Nitro bass boat or a Nitro fish/ski boat I have Nitro gift certificates that can save you from $250.00 to $500.00. Just let me know you want or need one and I’ll see to it that I get it to you.
• Skeeter Owner’s Tournament – June 10 – 12, 2005.

If I can be of more help or assistance regarding a trip or “Bassin’ Class” please contact me at 972-636-7022 / 800-965-0350 or by e-mail at My web site, , If your club, organization or church is looking for a guest speaker I’d be happy to come just give me a call and we’ll get it on the calendar.

It’s that time of year to start looking at your calendar for guide trips for Summer. The earlier you book your date the easier it will be to get the date(s) you want. I have dates available if you’re looking for a FULL-TIME guide. Available dates for June; 12, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30. So, should you want to become one of my many valued customers and a great group of fishermen give me a call, I’d be honored to be your guide. UNTIL NEXT TIME…GOOD LUCK & TIGHT-LINES!!!

Proud Sponsors of Jeff & his guide service: All Star Rods, Amsoil, Bandit, Blakemore, Diversified Benefits,, Gene Larew, J&J Sports, KeelShield, Lockhart Lures, Mercury Marine, Mojo Lures, Nitro, Outdoor Sites, Pflueger Reels, Rat-L-Trap,, Scum Frog, Shakespeare Fishing Line

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