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#10762606 - 04/12/15 08:23 PM Lake Fork - April report & pics
Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes Offline
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Registered: 02/18/08
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Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
Lake Fork is on fire right now! As I type this we are getting some light rain. The water level now has a bunch of vegetation flooded and the bass are loving it! If you think you are fishing too shallow go even shallower! This last week we had a 9.23 and 8.86 come from behind the flooded grass! If the sun gets higher move out to the first break in 5-8 ft of water and that's where the bigger fish are beding, you may just not see them!

Presentation - The baits that I have mainly been throwing are weightless rattlesnakes, senkos, and flukes in green pumpkin red or watermelon candy! A couple tricks you can do to increase your bites are run a small nail in the head of the bait. This allows you to keep in contact with the bait and help if the wind is blowin. Also some days they want the tail dipped in chartreuse and some days they don't! Obviously the bed fishing is crazy and every major creek has spawning fish in them! Some creeks are more stained so they are just tougher to see! The bait I throw on the beds is a craw in natural color like Cali 420 or black! Also the top water bite is getting good! A pop bait like magic or pop r will get you bit but a frog has been the ticket in either bull frog color or black/yellow!

Hope this helps anyone coming to Lake Fork during the month of April!

Here's a couple of donkeys from the last few days!













Edited by Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes (04/12/15 09:13 PM)
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#10762622 - 04/12/15 08:29 PM Re: Lake Fork - April report & pics [Re: Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes]
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So many exclamation points! I found myself yelling it as I read it! Heck I'm yelling as I type this!!!
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#10762647 - 04/12/15 08:41 PM Re: Lake Fork - April report & pics [Re: Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes]
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Great report Zach
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#10762658 - 04/12/15 08:44 PM Re: Lake Fork - April report & pics [Re: Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes]
Lake Fork Guide- James Caldemeyer Offline
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Registered: 02/21/06
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Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
Getting it done there son! Call Zach folks, he'll put you on em!! thumb
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#10762721 - 04/12/15 09:08 PM Re: Lake Fork - April report & pics [Re: Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes]
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Loc: Justin, TX.
Very nice report Mr. Hughes. Thanks for sharing.
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#10763666 - 04/13/15 10:06 AM Re: Lake Fork - April report & pics [Re: Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes]
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Registered: 01/28/13
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Good report Zach. May is around the corner folks and its a great opportunity to let this guy show you how to catch these post spawn fish on drop shots....... He has a brush pile or two laying around out there.
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#10763682 - 04/13/15 10:10 AM Re: Lake Fork - April report & pics [Re: Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes]
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Good report Zach!
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#10764529 - 04/13/15 01:35 PM Re: Lake Fork - April report & pics [Re: Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes]
1 Oar Offline
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Registered: 03/26/09
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Nicky P, you may not know but Zach has a slght hearing problem. If he doesn't yell when he is typing he is afraid you can't hear his tips.
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#10764552 - 04/13/15 01:39 PM Re: Lake Fork - April report & pics [Re: Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes]
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Registered: 03/01/10
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Loc: Plano/Fork
Good report. Thanks for sharing.
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#10764575 - 04/13/15 01:43 PM Re: Lake Fork - April report & pics [Re: Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes]
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Registered: 06/27/09
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Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
They are super shallow right now. Awesome report!
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#10764804 - 04/13/15 02:39 PM Re: Lake Fork - April report & pics [Re: Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes]
Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes Offline
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Registered: 02/18/08
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Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
Ha I ain't never heard a bass before I caught it!. Typed it on my phone after I got off the lake yesterday. Just trying help some of the guys struggling right now. Thanks for the grammar lessons though fellas!

With all the rain we got last night and this mirning it's just gonna put more cover in that 1-2 foot range. Top water bite is gonna bust loose!

Zach
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#10765194 - 04/13/15 04:54 PM Re: Lake Fork - April report & pics [Re: Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes]
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Good times, good report!
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#10769656 - 04/15/15 10:01 AM Re: Lake Fork - April report & pics [Re: Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes]
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#10770251 - 04/15/15 02:35 PM Re: Lake Fork - April report & pics [Re: Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes]
Ronnie Kelley Offline
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Registered: 01/22/08
Posts: 4314
Loc: Tyler, Tx
Dude that's a good report. That is some freakin east Texas style fishing at its finest!!!! Nice fish man!!!

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#10770548 - 04/15/15 04:34 PM Re: Lake Fork - April report & pics [Re: Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes]
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Registered: 04/12/05
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Loc: Emory, Texas
Alright, way to get on'um Zach. Nice report for sure, I wish I knew how to get that video off my phone of that youngster catching that bed fish.. I don't have mad computer skills anymore, but I'll try...
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