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Username: Guide__jeff_kirkwood

Post Number: 5
Registered: 2-2005

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Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 - 10:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Lake Fork

Water Temp.: 82 - 89
Water Clarity: Clear

If you’re looking to book a trip with me, I’m offering the following; Full day, either split into two halves one in the morning and evening, starting before sun-up or start at normal time and fish straight through, night or day. Half day, morning or evening. Any of the above are your choice.

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

The fishing on Lake Fork has been steady with both deep and shallow. Patience is the key. Now that the water temperatures are getting where the deep bite is about to turn on the bite has been consistent to edges of hydrilla and from the first break-line and a little deeper. Road beds, bridges and main lake points have been where our fish are coming from for about two weeks.

As of yesterday about two hours before sun-down the water temperatures were 88 to 90 degrees. Once this temperature starts out steady in the mid to upper 80’s you can bet the deep bite will be one of more than just a fish here and a fish there. That is something I’m really looking forward to! Main lake banks and points with hydrilla and sporadic wood cover is what is needed to be successful. The topwater action has been on white Lockhart buzz-baits, Scum Frogs, clear or shad torpedo’s, spook type baits and pop’r. Once that has left we’re switching to 1/4oz. chrome/black Rat-L-Traps (needed for all day for schooling fish) a Bandit 100 or 200 in one of the splatterback series. When we slow our presentations we’re throwing a variety of baits there too. A drop-shot-rig with a Gene Larew watermelon Quiver Tail worm, a TX-rigged blue fleck worm and a Carolina-rig. Watermelon, watermelon red and green pumpkin seem to be best for soft plastics.

The grass is doing extremely well and we should be able to start punching jigs here in the next few weeks. We already have a jig bite on pumpkin/chartreuse 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. Just remember, you’re not going to get a lot of bites.

The finesse’ bite has been reasonably well, we’ve just not had to use it. It looks like we’re going to have a typical “Texas Summer” you can expect a deep water bite like no other on Lake Fork. Make sure to drink plenty of liquids throughout the day.

• 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.
• My 2005 Nitro 929CDX (dual console) with a 2005 Mercury 225hp. Optimax is for sale. Boat, Motor & Trailer is in “GREAT SHAPE.” Selling price is $28,750.00

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 & July; 28, 29 & 30. July: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26 & 27 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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