The water temperature on Lake Fork is in the high 60's to low 70's and the
lake is a little less than four feet low. There are still fish spawning
on the lake however for the last two weeks we have been fishing for post
spawn fish. We are fishing secondary points and main lake points along
with road beds. Grass on points seems to help hold these fish which are
coming out of the spawn. There is also a lot of flooded grass from
recent rains which seems to be holding fish.
Our best baits have been Carolina rigged watermelon baby brush hogs
fished on a four foot leader with a three quarter ounce weight. Once
again all these fish have spawned out and are feeding on the shad. We
continue to throw top waters early in the morning but thus far have not
had much success but this bite should turn on in the next few days. I
also expect the finesse baits such as wacky worms and drop shots to pick
up as we work our way towards a summer pattern. Our numbers have picked
up over the past few weeks as the fish begin to school up. Continue
moving until you find an area which holds a good school of bass.
I hope these tips help you on your next trip to Lake Fork. If you are
looking for a professional guide trip and a great day on the water
please give me a call at 214-205-0540.
Until next week, good luck and good fishing!