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Username: Guide__jeff_kirkwood

Post Number: 9
Registered: 2-2005

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Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 - 2:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Lake Fork

Water Temp.: 84 - 87
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 or start at normal time and fish straight through. 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.

Well, another week of summer has passed and our nights are beginning to get longer, which may keep our water temperatures from rising well into the 90’s. The topwater bite has been tough to come by as of late, but where it has not shown up the Rat-L-Trap and Bandit bite has been even better than the topwater bite when we’ve had one. The fish are schooling very well early and late and some throughout the day.

Main lake points and banks have been best keep the boat in 12 to 18 feet of water, casting both to deeper and shallower water. The first break-line has been producing best. Numbers have been averaging well into the lower teen’s by lunch and again catching that many or more in the afternoon. My size over this past week has been off a little but we’ve stayed on a decent bite. Remember, never leave fish to find fish!!! Your best bet in finding fish is to start off fishing the main lake points until you find a point that is holding a good concentration of fish…biting. Just because you find an area where there is an abundance of fish doesn’t mean you can or will make them bite. If you don’t get bit in 20 to 30 minutes move on to another point. If that point has a main lake bank, fish it. Keep a ¼ or ½ ounce Rat-L-Trap or a 200 series splatterback Bandit tied on “ALL DAY,” this will help in catching those schooling fish if they come up close enough. Tx-rigged Lake Fork Tackle blue fleck worms are working best when the water is flat. Meaning “NO” wind. The Carolina-rig has dropped off significantly since last week and the Tx-rig has been the bait of choice in its place. One day it’s (Carolina-rig) there and the next it’s gone. “I don’t understand it, I just fish it.”

The fish are relating to banks, points, main lake shorelines with absolutely “NO” cover whatsoever, to areas with grass and “NO” stumps, and areas with nothing but trees and stumps. One thing remains consistent though, the depth of water.

There are new pictures to check out on my web site from this week, they’ll be on the bottom of the 2005 “Fat Girls” page, so take a look.

• 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 $28,900.00
• Beginner “Bassin’ Class” is scheduled for September 11, 2005. Cost is $40.00, location is to announced, but we will have the class. Call or e-mail for where to send your $10.00 deposit.
• McDonald’s “BIG BASS SPLASH” – September 23 – 25, 2005. Dates are available for guided pre-fishing trips. See dates below.

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 August & September; 2, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29 & 31. September; 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 14, 18, 21, 23, 24, 25 & 26. 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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