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|Posted on Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 6:03 pm: ||
Water Temp: 48 - 53
Water Clarity: Clear
Well. Christmas has come and gone and I hope you got what you wanted! If not, and you think you’d like a guide trip to Lake Fork, Valentines is not too far off! My trips for next spring are beginning to take flight, so if you’re interested in a guided fishing trip with me on Lake Fork give me a holler!
Lake Fork is right at 5 ½ feet low and only came up a couple of inches with the rain we received earlier in the week. However, with rain in the forecast for the next several days maybe we’ll come up some more?
After fishing the last couple of days the one thing I can tell you is if you’re headed to Fork you had better be paying attention to your bait anytime it’s in the water! The bite we’re experiencing right now may be the lightest feeling bite I have ever encountered. While I’m positive of the missed bites between my customer and me, I’m sure there were more that we just didn’t feel. The size of fish is nothing to scoff at as the smallest fish we boated was less than 3 pounds and our largest was over 6. This time of year I have never found different types of baits that would produce a lot of bites, unless you get a warming trend or have cloud cover. Which we didn’t have the last two days, but as I sit here and write this report we do today and should have through the weekend. Just my luck!
The best bite I’ve been able to locate was shallow and as shallow as 4 feet. Fishing over and on the very edges of the greenest hydrilla is the key. One thing to remember is this time of year is not going to produce many bites and it’s the size that you’re truly after. The coots or mud hens (whichever you prefer) are going to tell you where the greenest hydrilla is going to be found on the lake. Main lake banks and about half way back into the coves and creeks were where the majority of bass we found. Red has begun to be a good color but if you can find a bait with a mix of chartreuse and red it would be better. Bandit 200 series, 1/2oz. Rat-L-Traps and jigs are what we’ve been able to get bit on. With the cloud cover for the next few days a wacky-rig just might pick-up some larger fish, just remember to fish it slower than you ordinarily would.
Like I stated in the front part of this report spring dates are taking off so pick a date…or two and let’s get you on some “FAT GIRLS” for next year!
• 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 be holding an intermediate / advance “Bassin’ Class” during the month of January. Details to follow soon!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. My web site, www.fishinwithjeff.com , www.lakeforkfatgirls.com 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 winter and spring. 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. 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!!!
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