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#10816165 - 05/03/15 09:10 PM Fork Report
David Welcher Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/02/10
Posts: 1587
Loc: Weatherford
Fished two tournaments this weekend, had two weigh ins on Saturday and Sunday. Water is really muddy up on the upper ends, but clearing further and further each day. Not sure what this rain is gonna do to it this week. Lots of spawners still in the main lake areas. Fishing was really tough. Saturday with the calm wind, we caught fish on main lake points throwing Alabama Rigs and Grande Bass Blue Fleck Rattlesnakes. The frog bite was better latter in the evening for some of our club, I couldn't buy a frog bite in the morning, so once we gave that up, we went main lake pointing, and ended up with 5 unders and one over which only went 6.98lbs caught off the main lake point at Alligator that faces Oak Ridge and was the worst looking fish I had ever seen. Bloody tail, broken jaw, a few sores and still hit a rattlesnake and put up a hell of a fight. And no we handled her with ever bit of care we possibly could, I imagine she had been used and abused,, cause she looked so bad. She died. Made me sick!!! Any how, we caught 6 slots as well, so wasn't too bad. Sunday was a different story. We caught 3 fish which 2 were slots and one was 2.18 lbs, and there were very few fish brought in and no overs. Winner caught all his keepers off of beds on the east side of Little Caney out near the point. We decided to leave at noon and made a big mistake and didn't weigh in - at the second weigh in and would have had big bass. Oh well! had a good time. Just wanted to get back and get to mowing the soggy 5 acres I had left. The party's at Hideaway Harbor, Scenic Point, and Lake Fork Marina kept us up way too late, the food was awesome, the weather was just simply awesome. How long has it been since you drove from LFM to the dam in shorts and didn't just freeze your tail off. Stopped off at Lake Fork Tackle or Anglers Pro and put in a order for some of my favorites for next month at Ray Bob and ended up picking up one of those new oversized aluminum trolling motor prop nuts - have any of y'all tried em?,,are they worth the money?
Saw a ton of catfish take out of the lake and listened to KMOO's posting of the Yantis Catfish Classic, and got to meet some nice fly fisherman that had a tournament there as well. There is something so calming to the soul when fishing a C-rig and listening to KMOO - you just gotta experience it.

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#10816202 - 05/03/15 09:24 PM Re: Fork Report [Re: David Welcher]
Donald Harper Offline
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Registered: 01/25/08
Posts: 13186
Loc: Justin, TX.
Good report David. Can't win them all. Ha.. Good luck to you on Ray Roberts. Thanks for sharing a great report.
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#10816225 - 05/03/15 09:33 PM Re: Fork Report [Re: David Welcher]
Moved to Sandlin Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/28/13
Posts: 407
Loc: Dallas
Thanks for the info. Great way to spend a weekend. Im fishing the Legends in two weeks with my 80 yr old father n law. Three hrs max a day and I have no idea where to fish ? I think I will follow your lead and stay with main lake points. Fishing rattlesnakes on shaky head or Carolina ?
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#10816234 - 05/03/15 09:37 PM Re: Fork Report [Re: David Welcher]
David Welcher Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/02/10
Posts: 1587
Loc: Weatherford
2 were on C-rig, 5 were on Alabama Rig, the rest were on the small bass pro shops egg sinker. It's a small split shot that is shaped like a football, and I crimp it on ever so slightly about 6" up from the bait.

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#10816286 - 05/03/15 09:56 PM Re: Fork Report [Re: David Welcher]
Moved to Sandlin Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/28/13
Posts: 407
Loc: Dallas
Thanks David
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#10816423 - 05/03/15 11:22 PM Re: Fork Report [Re: David Welcher]
Mega23 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/26/10
Posts: 160
Loc: Texas
Nice report. We caught plenty of Sand bass. Very few bass this weekend from dock.

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Donna

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#10816550 - 05/04/15 06:57 AM Re: Fork Report [Re: David Welcher]
Chasin Hogs Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/22/08
Posts: 2700
Loc: Earth
Good report David. All of our
fish were in little caney out of
the flooded grass. Our fish weren't on beds
but in there guarding fry. I had a blast.

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#10816570 - 05/04/15 07:17 AM Re: Fork Report [Re: David Welcher]
David Welcher Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/02/10
Posts: 1587
Loc: Weatherford
Here is what a 6.98 lb fish that is 24" looks like.

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#10816589 - 05/04/15 07:36 AM Re: Fork Report [Re: David Welcher]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 8144
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
She is long & skinny but in a tournament on Fork anything over 24" is a BEAUTY!!


Edited by Ken A. (05/04/15 07:36 AM)

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#10816596 - 05/04/15 07:41 AM Re: Fork Report [Re: David Welcher]
Karl Dietz Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/07/13
Posts: 941
Loc: Weatherford & Lake Fork, Texas
Nice job David and James! Ya'll caught fish in very tough conditions! My hat's off to you guys!

I only managed 1 fish in two days!...but I suck! cheers
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#10816695 - 05/04/15 08:24 AM Re: Fork Report [Re: David Welcher]
Rob Lay Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 02/21/10
Posts: 5103
Loc: Southlake, TX
great weekend!
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