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Username: Guide__jeff_kirkwood

Post Number: 24
Registered: 2-2005

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Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 10:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Lake Fork

Water Temp: 66 - 72
Water Clarity: Clear to stained

Well, the weather is warming and our nights are finally staying warm, which will fix the fishing. Between the fish being in transition and the cool nights it has made for some very difficult fishing. However, I have seen signs of fishing getting much better and it is day-by-day. Make sure to visit the “Fat Girl’s” page at as we’ve added some nice fish to the list of pictures. Also, I have my available dates listed at the bottom of this report.

The topwater bite was the first indication to me that the fishing was picking up. Yesterday we started with Scum Frogs, we missed more than we caught but it sure was fun to watch them explode on the frog. Then we switched over to spinnerbaits and picked up a few more. After that my customers requested that they wanted to do some sight-fishing and since they’re the customer we went site fishing. There were several on the beds before lunch and they did catch a few, but as the day warmed up many more fish moved up. One piece of advice I’d like to offer to all of those who sight fish; “Please don’t move ahead of other fishermen who are just fishing so that you can site fish. Those fishermen who are not sight fishing won’t be bothering the fish you’re wanting to catch and most likely they’ll be on the trolling motor moving & fishing. Sight-fishermen are ordinarily sitting on the fish you cannot see, which screws-up fishing for everyone else. So, please be considerate. Anyway, there are very few fish over ten pounds up on beds where you can see them anyway.”

The fish are biting on most anything we’re wanting to throw but our most consistent bites have come on light-weight Carolina-rigs with LFT (Lake Fork Tackle) watermelon seed & green pumpkin, baby ring fries, magic shad, and lizards. Wacky-rigs are producing as well on the same colors in twitch worms. Cover had been key! Where there is stick-ups and vegetation of any type have been the better areas. With it being as late in the year as it is anywhere on the lake is producing fish. So, just pick a spot and go fishing.

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; April 25, Bass Pro Shops – tank seminar

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 – 25. June – 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 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, Outdoor Sites, Pflueger Reels, Rat-L-Trap, Scum Frog, Shakespeare Fishing Line, “The” Bass Fishing

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