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#10789886 - 04/23/15 08:04 AM 1st Lake Fork trip with Guide Greg West
B. Dill Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/16/13
Posts: 647
Loc: Houston
So my buddy and I decided to give Lake Fork a try on short notice. He called a few guides and ended up hiring Greg West through a referral. Greg is a young gun finding his way as a Lake Fork Guide. Some might have been skeptical but we were optimistic that this guy would work hard to put us on fish and make a name for himself and we were right! Greg picked us up at Popes Landing which I would highly recommend as a place to stay if you're looking for one. Rooms were big, clean and quiet. We trailered to The Minnow Bucket which is a real nice place too. Looks like it recently underwent a remodel. We had a good lunch there as well. We launched, ran a bit and got on our first spot around 7:30. My first fish ever, on Lake Fork, went #7.22, I think it was, and my buddies went #6+. The bite was tough but we ended up with probably 15 good bites but lost at lest 5 as they cartwheeled through the air and threw the hook. Greg is a personable guy, not a clock watcher, not worried about fuel and worked his [censored] off for us. Hey, I don't need anyone to bait my hook but if they guy wants to do it then I'm gonna let him! LOL We chatted it up, talked about the town, the lake and had a good time. I've been on the water with some grumpy, burned out guides so it was nice to be with someone who still has the fire. The weather was a trip! Forecast called for partly cloudy with light winds and we got sun, rain, thunder, lightening and even hail! On several occasions we all debated it on calling it a day but it was ultimately our decision and felt no pressure to do anything other than what we wanted. So we grinded it out. We finished up the day a little after 4 which was our decision as Greg would have went on had we wanted to. After our day Greg spent some time at our room, where he dropped us off at, and we did some map study. He pointed us in the right direction for the next day that we were going to fish alone. That night we had dinner, Chicken Fried Steak at Tiffany's. I'd probably pass on dinner there again. smile

The next morning we went looking for bed fish and found a few but no tanks. The water clarity wasn't great but we caught one girl off a bed and decided to make the long haul back to Houston.

All in all I thought Lake Fork was great. It's definitely a fishery where every cast you have a chance at the fish of a lifetime. Not big numbers this weekend for us, but all quality fish!

I'd highly recommend Greg West and will definitely be using him again in the future.

Edited by B. Dill (04/23/15 08:07 AM)

#10789991 - 04/23/15 08:37 AM Re: 1st Lake Fork trip with Guide Greg West [Re: B. Dill]
Duck_Hunter Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 03/24/14
Posts: 13629
Loc: North Texas
Sounds like a great trip and Greg is going to do well as a guide.
Alternate on the

#10790025 - 04/23/15 08:48 AM Re: 1st Lake Fork trip with Guide Greg West [Re: B. Dill]
Billy_Lawson Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/11/12
Posts: 2638
Loc: Van, Tx
Greg is good people. Glad y'all got out with him.

#10790039 - 04/23/15 08:54 AM Re: 1st Lake Fork trip with Guide Greg West [Re: B. Dill]
Karl Dietz Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/07/13
Posts: 962
Loc: Weatherford & Lake Fork, Texas
Nice Report!
Karl Dietz
2015 BassCat Cougar/250 Mercury ProXS
2 HB Helix 12's

#10790077 - 04/23/15 09:09 AM Re: 1st Lake Fork trip with Guide Greg West [Re: B. Dill]
Bissett Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/09/13
Posts: 4226
Loc: Broken Arrow, OK
Awesome review. I have a trip with Greg on my list of things to do this year!

#10790089 - 04/23/15 09:12 AM Re: 1st Lake Fork trip with Guide Greg West [Re: B. Dill]
Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 2117
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
Gregs a good guy and will work his tail off for you. The dude loves to fish. Yall give him a call!
Licensed Lake Fork Guide
972-979-4163 cell
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#10790264 - 04/23/15 10:07 AM Re: 1st Lake Fork trip with Guide Greg West [Re: B. Dill]
Rodney2100 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/13/07
Posts: 3052
Loc: Flower Mound
good write up. It is nice to hear you had a good time.

#10791407 - 04/23/15 03:37 PM Re: 1st Lake Fork trip with Guide Greg West [Re: B. Dill]
Fish AKA Jerry Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 12/01/05
Posts: 6659
Loc: Happy Place
Good report.Your description of fishing with Greg is spot on. He loves what he does and it definitely shows. Fun guy to fish with.


#10793139 - 04/24/15 09:28 AM Re: 1st Lake Fork trip with Guide Greg West [Re: B. Dill]
HatCamBass Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/21/09
Posts: 1067
Loc: Ray Hubbard
Greg is a great guy and an equally great guide.

You'll have a blast fishing with him.

Jeff Amaro


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