Gary Johnson's Fishing Report- September 6
The water temperature on Lake Fork is in the mid 80's and should begin
to drop in the next few weeks with cooler temperatures expected as we
get closer to the McDonald's Tournament. Our early morning top water
bite has been inconsistent. However the best action has been over grassy
areas using a Spro frog. There are a few fish in the hydrilla when you
can find it. As the day progresses our best action has been on a
Carolina rig with a four foot leader fishing a baby brush hog. We are
marking a lot of fish deep but getting them to bite has been a
challenge. Therefore the fish we are catching seem to be from 10-15 feet
deep on humps, ridges or road beds. Another bait to try on the deep fish
is the wild eyed swim shad by Storm. The shad colors seem to work best.
We are letting the bait go all the way to the bottom and yo-yoing the
bait off the bottom.
I just received my 2015 Skeeter FX21 loaded with Lowrance Gen 2 touch
electronics. This is my first time to use the touch screens and I have
been very impressed. I encourage everyone to give them a try as I think
you will be impressed also. The FX21 is a great ride and is a lot of fun
to drive as it handles great and is very responsive.
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. I still have some great days open
in September so call early for best available dates.
Until next week, good luck and good fishing!