Gary Johnson's Fishing Report- 10/23
Lake Fork is 2.38 feet low and
the water temperature is in the mid to upper 70's and water clarity is
good on the south end and slightly stained on the north end. There are
small bass which have shown up all over the lake. This is a great
opportunity to bring a young fishermen to the lake for lots of action and
still have a chance for a fish of a lifetime.
These smaller bass
can be caught on drop shots, rattle traps, or finesse worms rigged wacky
style. They can be found on road beds, tank damns or secondary points. If
you find shad then you will find these fish. Speaking of bait fish, there
are large schools of bait fish which are showing up in the backs of coves
and pockets. Just start at the mouth of these coves and work your way to
the back. If the shad are there then you will find fish. Many times if the
wind is not blowing you will find schooling fish. Larger fish are
beginning to show up in these same areas in 3-10 feet of water on
secondary points around the stumps. We are throwing Texas rigged baby
brush hogs and creature baits with a 3/8 ounce weight to catch these fish.
Most of these fish are hanging real tight to cover.
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 have open days in November and the rest of the year. I
also fish the power plant lakes, Monticello and Welsh, during the colder
months so call early for best available dates.
Until next week, good luck and