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Username: Guide__jeff_kirkwood

Post Number: 7
Registered: 2-2005

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Posted on Sunday, July 10, 2005 - 8:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Lake Fork

Water Temp.: 84 - 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, and I’ve got a group special running right now, 1 full day of fishing, 2 guides and 1 nights lodging for $600.00, groups of 4.

This last front that pushed through sure made hunting fish a strange thing to do! On Friday I had a ½ day and we had a very good bite, but with no size. It was a jig fishing trip, we couldn’t buy a bite on the edges of grass but moved into the wooded cover, fishing water 3 to 6 feet deep and you’d had better be paying attention and have a good grip on your rod and reel, every fish we caught weighed between 1 ½ to 3 ½ pounds. Here’s the really strange thing, it’s what color combination that we caught the majority of our fish on, Lockhart 3/8oz. black/blue jig with a Lake Fork Tackle white pig-claw. I can’t tell you why they wanted that combination but they did. Yes, they hit my favorite, pumpkin’ chartreuse with a pig-claw to match but it wasn’t anything nearly as good as the other. Then, on Saturday you couldn’t buy a bite on the jig…go figure? However, give me a few minutes, I’ll find’em and figure out what they want too! By placing the boat in 21 to 25 feet of water and throwing up on the first break-line and the drains around the lake was working. It seemed the fish were hitting as the bait would get right on the bottom of the break-line or drain and a few feet away from it. Rarely did we get a bite, but if you did “DON’T MOVE THE BAIT.” It seemed that once the fish felt any pressure they’d leave it. What we were throwing was a Carolina-rig with a Lake Fork Tackle baby creature. Drag it a foot or so, let it sit for a few seconds, drag, sit, drag, sit. I’m sure you get the idea. Most of the bites the fish would just pick it up and begin swimming away. Between the two days we finished with 34 fish. Twelve on Friday’s half day and 22 on Saturday’s split day. Pictures of some of the fish from Saturday are on the “Fat Girl’s” page on the bottom for 2005.

Colors on the creatures varied, watermelon red, watermelon red/green flake, green pumpkin red/green flake, chartreuse pepper all of these were baby creatures and then a methiolate baby ring frys. Patience is the key. I’d really like for the fish to be more aggressive and that may happen again once the water temperatures begin to rise…again. After this last one (cool front) water temperatures have dipped a little.

• 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” and loaded with extras. 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 July; 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26 & 27. August; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 & 31. 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,, J&J Sports, KeelShield, Lockhart Lures, Lake Fork Tackle, Mercury Marine, Nitro, Outdoor Sites, Pflueger Reels, Rat-L-Trap,, Scum Frog, Shakespeare Fishing Line

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