Lake Fork is about four and a half feet low and the water temperature is
in the high 60's and should creep into the 70's early this week. There are
still fish on the beds in certain areas of the lake. However a lot of the
fish have finished spawning and are beginning to chase the bait fish and
these are the fish we are targeting. There is a pretty good early morning
bite on top waters which begins about 45 minutes after the sun hits the
water and the bait fish begin to move. On cloudy days the top water bite
lasts much longer. Popping baits such as the Yellow Magic seem to be
working better than the Zara Spook. The fish seem to like the slow moving
top water baits the best. We are fishing these baits around lily pads and
shallow areas where the bass are chasing shad. This bite usually lasts
about an hour.
From there we are moving out to extended points and road beds throwing
baby brush hogs on Carolina Rigs. The best depths for the Carolina Rig has
been from four to ten feet. We have not been fishing deep water yet.
There are a few areas where there is a little grass beginning to appear on
main lake points and even though it is very sparse in some areas the fish
seem to hold to what little grass there is. We saw a few fish schooling
yesterday and best baits for these fish were lipless crank baits such as a
rattle trap or a Rattlin Vibe.
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!