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Username: Guide__jeff_kirkwood

Post Number: 21
Registered: 2-2005

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Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 5:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Lake Fork

Water Temp: 56 - 58
Water Clarity: Clear to stained

Wow, can you believe this weather? But it’s March and wind is just something that we’re just going to have to deal with, like or not, and I really don’t like it! There are some pictures of some very nice fish on the “Fat Girls” page that we’ve added and I’m expecting to see many, many more. Fishing has been very consistent, slow but consistent. Overall, it has been hard to detect a bite so it’s very important to pay attention to your bait on every single cast. We’re still catching a few fish in water less than 3 feet but the majority of them are coming from 4 to 12 feet of water. The better areas have been with deeper water nearby, a lot of vegetation and shorelines with just timber is producing pretty well too. With the higher water and until it warms back up our fish are going to remain in that 4 to 8 feet. I have spoken with several other anglers and their size and numbers have been significantly lower than ours. Once questioning about how their going about their fishing I’m telling them their fishing too shallow. Although all this new water is great, it’s going to have to warm up before many of the fish will start using it. Because of the low water conditions many of our fish are still hanging in and around that first breakline.

Light-weight Carolina-rigs with Lake Fork Tackle ring frys are doing well and the colors that we’re using are every color of watermelon, and green pumpkin. A Bandit 100 splatterback is doing well and so is a 1/2oz. Rat-L-Trap. These last two baits have been especially useful when the wind has been high. Wacky-rigs are doing well when we’re able to fish with them, but that’s been tough to find. In some instances this past week the wind has been high enough that we’ve had to really work over some of the areas several times and using many different techniques to continue catching fish.

The 2006 “Fat Girls” page is already taking on a great look and the forecast for the remaining months of this year look great too.. To have your picture posted there it must be a minimum of 4 pounds, unless the angler is a child or woman.

In the event finding grass is a problem, look for the coots or mud-hens, they’ll be on the greenest grass on the lake.

• 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 has been reduced to $27,000.00
• Where to find Jeff in 2006; March 28, Bass Pro Tank Seminar @ Grapevine, TX

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 spring and 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. Those dates are: May – 31. June – 6, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 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,, J&J Sports, KeelShield, Lake Fork Tackle, Mercury Marine, Nitro, Pflueger Reels, Rat-L-Trap, Scum Frog, Shakespeare Fishing Line, “The” Bass Fishing
Username: Picou

Post Number: 1732
Registered: 8-2004

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Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 7:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Excellent report Jeff... Thanks for posting and I hope to see you out there pretty soon. I can't wait to fish some of that newly submerged cover that I did not know was there before... :-)
Thank you Lord for my family and the waters I get to fish

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