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#11774927 - 08/13/16 01:01 PM Mid August Lake Fork Report w/ Pics
Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 2067
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
August has been hot hot hot with 100 degree days and barely any wind most days. I'm doing this for anyone coming to the lake in the next couple weeks. Most people I see sitting on deep structure dragging a rig or throwing a big spoon. These fish have been hammered for the past two months. My biggest piece of advice is think outside the box right now. Go shallower. Most of the fish we are catching have been in 12 foot of water or less. Mind you most of my trips have been split day going from 6-10:30 taking a break then going back out at 4-dark. The shallower road beds are also producing some good fish. Yesterday we had 12 fish come off a road bed on 13 foot of water.

Best baits for me the last couple weeks have been a Mister Twister 10 inch worm in Plum or the zoom 10 inch worm in blue fleke. Also keep a big spook like a yellow magic Havana or storm wild eye swimbait ready for when the big girls come up chasing a gizzard shad. Also a lighter C rig with a fluke or Grandebass rattlesnake will get you bit as well if you like throwing a rig. If you don't get bit in the first 15 minutes move. The fish will let you know if they are there. Most of my trips we are running at least a half tank of gas or more and going from one end of the lake to the other. Hope this helps and saves you guys some time and headache when coming to Fork.








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#11774999 - 08/13/16 02:05 PM Re: Mid August Lake Fork Report w/ Pics [Re: Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes]
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Registered: 10/02/06
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Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Great advice Zach.

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#11775033 - 08/13/16 02:32 PM Re: Mid August Lake Fork Report w/ Pics [Re: Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes]
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Registered: 01/25/08
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Loc: Justin, TX.
Thanks for the report Mr. Hughes and the super pictures.
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#11775345 - 08/13/16 05:58 PM Re: Mid August Lake Fork Report w/ Pics [Re: Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes]
bbexotics Offline
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Registered: 06/11/06
Posts: 1297
Loc: albuquerque
Good report
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#11775350 - 08/13/16 06:01 PM Re: Mid August Lake Fork Report w/ Pics [Re: Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes]
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Registered: 02/13/10
Posts: 762
Loc: East Montgomery County
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#11775981 - 08/14/16 07:26 AM Re: Mid August Lake Fork Report w/ Pics [Re: Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes]
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Awesome post. cheers
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#11775994 - 08/14/16 07:35 AM Re: Mid August Lake Fork Report w/ Pics [Re: Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes]
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Registered: 04/25/16
Posts: 246
Loc: Lake Fork
Thanks for the info and your right, HOT HOT HOT, but next week is going to be a little cooler.
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#11776096 - 08/14/16 08:55 AM Re: Mid August Lake Fork Report w/ Pics [Re: Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes]
JIM SR. Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 6110
Loc: NRH/Fork again ! GET THE NET
hey Zach,..looks like you are still on 'em,...how's your golf game doing..?

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#11776260 - 08/14/16 10:34 AM Re: Mid August Lake Fork Report w/ Pics [Re: Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes]
Chris Taylor Offline
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Registered: 10/31/05
Posts: 152
Loc: Forney, TX
Great report and I am glad to have experienced 1st hand this week. Every time I go out w Zach I learn something new. This time we took the wife and she whipped me w a Zebco smile! Until next time brother Zach!
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#11776747 - 08/14/16 04:39 PM Re: Mid August Lake Fork Report w/ Pics [Re: JIM SR.]
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Loc: Emory, Texas
Originally Posted By: JIM SR.
hey Zach,..looks like you are still on 'em,...how's your golf game doing..?


Great report Bud... Nice looking Feeesh too.
Jim rumor has it, Zach is spanking them Boys at DSM on a regular basis at the Links.. LOL.. nuts
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#11777151 - 08/14/16 08:39 PM Re: Mid August Lake Fork Report w/ Pics [Re: Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes]
rscustomrods Offline
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Registered: 06/30/07
Posts: 48
This is a heck of a good guide and a really good person. He helps out people he barely knows. If you get a chance to fish with him, you would be foolish not to do so.

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#11778187 - 08/15/16 11:56 AM Re: Mid August Lake Fork Report w/ Pics [Re: Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes]
Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 2067
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
Thanks guys..... You can't beat those guys at DSM at golf. Fishing is too good to golf anyway. Appreciate the kind words fellas
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#11778282 - 08/15/16 12:51 PM Re: Mid August Lake Fork Report w/ Pics [Re: Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes]
OzzieFish Offline
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Registered: 02/24/03
Posts: 2892
Loc: Carrollton, TX USA
Good one Zeet

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#11778410 - 08/15/16 02:08 PM Re: Mid August Lake Fork Report w/ Pics [Re: Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes]
bellamy72 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/28/11
Posts: 145
Loc: RED OAK
Great report haven't been to fork but 1 time the last few years but maybe need to make a trip after seeing the pics .

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