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#11764004 - 08/07/16 08:03 PM Confessions of a defeated white bass fisherman
Dennis Christian Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/20/09
Posts: 2306
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
Well, for the 2nd time I tried to catch white bass at Lake Fork. In 2010 my buddy Ed D and I went over there and got skunked. So, with my boat still on the trailer after having fished Lake Waco last Monday, I decided to give Fork a try again last Friday - now that I read that others are catching white bass there. To make sure I got to the right spots, I hired white bass guide Zach Hughes to go out with me in the afternoon at 1PM for 3 hours. To be fair to Zach, he said he doesn't take people out for whites right now during that time of day - he goes early in the morning or late if the afternoon.

Well, I assured Zach if he put me on fish, I could catch them any time of day. So, I pulled my boat over and launched at 8:30AM, fished all morning and never saw a white bass. No problem - Zach will put me on them. I picked up Zach at 1PM as planned, and we hit all his spots. In a couple of places we marked some fish, but the only white caught was one he snagged with his umbrella rig. I worked both #2 and #4 Mepps with every presentation in my bag, but could not catch one. After I let Zach off I went back out til 6PM and still could not find and catch white bass.

This is the only lake in Texas I've fished and not been able to catch white bass - after two attempts! Thus, I am writing it off. Good riddance Lake Fork!!!

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#11764032 - 08/07/16 08:19 PM Re: Confessions of a defeated white bass fisherman [Re: Dennis Christian]
jbobo Offline
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Registered: 02/26/13
Posts: 1969
Loc: springtown,tx.
I don't blame you, when you can catch all you want on CC. I going to Bridgeport in the morning and I picked up a few #3 Mepps spinners. Store didn't have any #4. So I am going to try your technique to see if I can land something besides catfish for a change.
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#11764057 - 08/07/16 08:29 PM Re: Confessions of a defeated white bass fisherman [Re: Dennis Christian]
SeaPro-Todd Offline
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Registered: 04/04/05
Posts: 6989
Loc: Richardson TX
DC, sure you didn't yell "fork it" with Fork and took off? Lol. Sorry to hear that. I am shocked to hear that. But still a very good read and good report to me. I admire your honesty smile If I were you, I would keep trying again and again to settle the score with the pesky fork whites..since you are still single and all grin
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#11764170 - 08/07/16 09:22 PM Re: Confessions of a defeated white bass fisherman [Re: jbobo]
TCK73 Online   content
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Registered: 03/26/15
Posts: 2415
Loc: Jack County
Originally Posted By: jbobo
I don't blame you, when you can catch all you want on CC. I going to Bridgeport in the morning and I picked up a few #3 Mepps spinners. Store didn't have any #4. So I am going to try your technique to see if I can land something besides catfish for a change.


Last month at BP, we got a hold of the sandies real good on the #2. Lots of 8" fish though.
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#11764714 - 08/08/16 08:47 AM Re: Confessions of a defeated white bass fisherman [Re: Dennis Christian]
CenTexan Offline
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Registered: 04/19/15
Posts: 289
Dang it Dennis....now I have to go try. Lol
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#11765084 - 08/08/16 11:08 AM Re: Confessions of a defeated white bass fisherman [Re: Dennis Christian]
kerh2o Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/24/15
Posts: 116
Loc: Dallas
Ditto at Tawakoni. Guess I don't know the summer tactics. Last two trips resulted in a couple of diseased looking catfish and a few dinks. April, May and June it was catch till you got tired.
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#11765661 - 08/08/16 03:53 PM Re: Confessions of a defeated white bass fisherman [Re: Dennis Christian]
Uncle Zeek Offline
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Registered: 09/26/05
Posts: 18013
Loc: Lewisville
Dennis, I've never fished that lake, but I do agree that it's better to fish late afternoon/early evening at this time of year. When I fish Lewisville during summer, I'll typically launch about 3-4pm and fish till sunset.
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#11765823 - 08/08/16 05:10 PM Re: Confessions of a defeated white bass fisherman [Re: Dennis Christian]
Dennis Christian Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/20/09
Posts: 2306
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
Zeek, at every other lake I can catch them in the middle of the day - like Lake Waco last Monday. Caught about 50 today at Cedar Creek between 11 AM and 2 PM. Same for Tewak, Livingston, RC, Eagle Mountain, Cooper, Palestine and Ray Hubbard. Not sure what's going on at Fork.

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#11766276 - 08/08/16 08:49 PM Re: Confessions of a defeated white bass fisherman [Re: Dennis Christian]
Cowboytex Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/08/14
Posts: 624
Loc: Bullard, TX
Happens to the best of us, and your the best of us. Go back and show them fish who's boss boxing
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#11766544 - 08/08/16 10:38 PM Re: Confessions of a defeated white bass fisherman [Re: Dennis Christian]
Joe Todd Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/17/16
Posts: 81
Loc: Wichita Falls Texas
I have a sure fire technique on how to catch them suckers any time of the day. All you need is a good graph so you can determine their depth. Next you need a pumpkin seed or chartreuse colored stick bait in the 6 inch variety. These stick baits need to have a trailer attached to them that's long enough so when you light it,it will go deep enough to catch what you want. Oh by the way---a good net will come in handy!!!! grin grin grin

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