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Username: Guide__jeff_kirkwood

Post Number: 29
Registered: 2-2005

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Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 1:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Lake Fork

Water Temp: 81 - 86
Water Clarity: Clear to a light stain

Well, only two tournaments left. One being the Berkley Tournament and the other the Annual McDonald’s Splash. Fishing later this week should really be good with the chances for rain in the forecast. Take a look at the “Fat Girls” page for 2006 on

Also, this time of year I really try to be as accommodating as possible with my guide service by offering a variety of ways to help you avoid the heat. By that, what I do is offer; split day trip, night trips, and trips where we start at 2am. and finish at 11am. Or we can start at day-break and fish a normal day. It’s your call. I am booking trips for the month of September for the Berkley & McDonald’s tournaments. My history of customers doing well in these hourly tournaments has been very good. So, if you think you’d like to give me a try let me know.

I would really like to write a fishing report that states that the fishing is “ON” at Lake Fork, but for me, I wouldn’t be honest if I did. Now, after fishing some by myself I do think I’ve figured something out, but even what I have working isn’t what it should be for this time of year and neither are the numbers of fish we’re catching. Plastics have been my top producers for some time now. The topwater bite is as bad as I have ever seen, one day we’ll have several blow-ups and a few fish and the very next be lucky to get bit. Wacky-rigs and light-weight Carolina-rigs have been what has put the majority of fish in the boat. Then a normal weighted Carolina-rig and Texas-rig are catching a few as well. My better colors have been watermelon seed, red bug, plum apple, red shad and blue fleck. Lakr Fork twitch worms, baby ring frys and ribbon-tail worms. The only thing I can think of for why the bite is off so much is because of all the baitfish in the lake…their absolutely everywhere.

The jig bite is still on and pumpkin/chartreuse with a plastic matched trailer has been working. This is one bite that you’re not going to get many bites but they’ll be what you want on the end of your line.

The areas where our best concentrations of active fish have been with deeper water very near with grass and timber. On the deeper side of things humps and ridges are where we’ve found too.

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.

• 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.

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: July – 5, 11, 12, 13, 16 – 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,, J&J Sports, KeelShield, Lake Fork Tackle, Mercury Marine, Nitro, Pflueger Reels, Rat-L-Trap, Scum Frog, Shakespeare Fishing Line, “The” Bass Fishing

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