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Username: Guide__jeff_kirkwood

Post Number: 30
Registered: 2-2005

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Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 - 5:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Lake Fork

Water Temp: 82 - 86
Water Clarity: Clear

Well, only two tournaments left. One being the Berkley Tournament and the other the Annual McDonald’s Splash. Take a look at the “Fat Girls” page for 2006 on

Fishing has finally begun to pick-up…and so has the wind! I couldn’t believe what I was see and feeling this morning. We easily had 20+ mph. winds, near the middle of July! As I sit here and write this I just want to laugh, because I just can’t believe it! Anyway, I did state that the fishing was picking up and it is! There are a variety of ways to fish and catch fish right now and should this heat continue things should only get better. We’ve had days over the last month where you could find them bunched up & biting, but they wouldn’t be there the next day, or the next, or the next, etc. The topwater bite is steady, it’s not what I’d call good but it is steady. My favorite topwater to throw is a Scum Frog and the pieces of advice when fishing one of these is; 1.) DON’T take your eyes off your frog. 2.) Don’t work your frog too fast, remember, he’s just a frog and has NO idea that he could be eaten at any moment. 3.) Throw him in the nastiest stuff you can find, when he gets into the open let him sit just for a second. 4.) Most importantly “DON’T take your eyes off your frog!”

There are other topwaters working as well; zara spooks, pop’rs and buzz-baits. Windy banks or banks with as much ripple as you can find will be best for these. Then once your topwater bite is over make sure to have a 1/4oz. chrome/black Rat-L-Trap on for the schooling fish (or a pop’r) and a 200 series Bandit splatterback is catching some good fish too! If the wind isn’t blowing too bad then you can catch fish on just about any plastic technique you want to try…literally!

As for depths of where we’re concentrating on? Early on, first thing in the morning we’re fishing either over the top of hydrilla or on the windy shorelines. Shortly thereafter we’re moving on out to the 1st breakline, fishing main lake banks and points. Then from there we’re moving on out a little deeper to the 2nd breakline and humps around the lake fishing 22 to 30 feet of water.

Our colors and brands of plastics have been Lake Fork Tackle, watermelon seed, red shad, blue fleck and plum apple
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 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.
• I will have dates for upcoming “Bassin’ Classes” for August up later this week on my web site.

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 – 17 – 22, 24 – 28, 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,, 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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