Lake Fork Fishing Report

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November 2011

Well, here we are… finally getting some rain. Some very well needed rain, but we still could use a lot more. There are plenty of ramps for launching. However, if you haven’t been on the lake in a while, you really need to be careful. There are still stumps just barely under the surface that can do a lot of damage. Or, to be on the safe side, just hire us to guide you and that way you don’t even have to go looking for the fish!

Last week was really nice. Finally the fall feed was on and should continue till the middle of December. Tons of shad and lots of schooling bass are in the creeks and on the sides of points. We don’t have much grass this year so you have to hunt the schools down around the creeks and timber. That is unless you are lucky enough to be close when they come up to the top. Last week we boated 232 bass in seven days, and just had one client in the boat all seven days. We lost about 50 bass, but overall, I call that some pretty good catching.

With the water cooling off the big bass will start showing up on a regular basis. Water temperature has been about 62 to 64 degrees in the areas that we are fishing. A lot of the big bass are going to be caught on jigs and worms in the shallower water (5 ft. – 15 ft.) and on spoons and jigs in deeper water (15ft. – 25 ft.), and should really get going anytime now.

We didn’t have any really big bass last week, but we really didn’t fish for the bigger ones. But we did have a lot of the 3 to 5 pound bass that Lake Fork is famous for. Everybody had lots of fun with just getting the bite and fighting these strong bass to the boat.

We are again offering our crappie special for this fall. That’s $325.00 for 1 – 3 people and we furnish all the tackle and baits. We also fillet your catch and bag them up for you to take home to enjoy. In fact, we are getting ready to go crappie fishing this Friday. Should be lots of fun! The Yellow bass and Sand bass are doing great also. Catching a lot on jigging spoons.

CHRISTMAS IS GETTING CLOSE, and we offer great gift certificates that will make a wonderful gift for the angler that is just learning to fish or the seasoned angler. Anglers love it when they can just fish and not have to search for the fish or run the trolling motor… especially when it is windy!

Call and book a trip for bass or crappie if you want to have some fun. We still have some good weekend days open plus during the week for the last of November and December. We are now booking for spring also, so check your calendars and give us a call or email us. Be safe on the water and hope you have great fishing trips this fall and winter.

Bass Wishes,
Mark and Barbara Stevenson

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