Lake Fork is still looking really good. Water temps are in 80s. The water is fairly clear. Vegetation is abundant. And the water level is about 2 feet low.
As I mentioned in my last report, many of the trees were just below the surface. At 2 feet low, most are now exposed. So not only can we avoid boat damage, we also have a lot of newly exposed targets for pitching jigs and worms. And there's a lot of active fish. So stump fishing isn't a bad pattern.
I've found lily pads in 8-10 feet deep, coontail up to 8 feet deep, hydrilla in 3-4 feet, and more pepper grass than I've ever seen. Lake Fork is in as good of shape as it's been in 7-8 years.
The big fish tend to bite for a short time when we get a good cool snap. Then, it warms up and they are hard to come by. But the little bass have been as good as I've seen in a long time. This time last year, it was easy to catch tons of tiny bass in the 7 to 10 inch range. But we had a gazillion white bass that were twice as big. So I spent more time catching whites than I did largemouths. This year, those tiny largemouths are now 10 to 16 inches and the white bass aren't as abundant. So, I'm spending most of my time fishing for those fish. Being tournament season, most of my clients want legal size bass. It works out well because most of the bass we are catching are in the tournament size range. Berkley tournament is next weekend.
I've been on the best topwater bite I've seen on Lake Fork in years. First light around the grass, they will hit just about any topwater. Flukes, swim baits, wacky worms, shaky head, and drop shots also work well shallow. But my best bite has been around 15 feet on drop shots and Carolina rigs.
I still have a 1/2 day morning available tomorrow (Saturday). If I'm still available on short notice (1-2 days notice), I will discount the trip. (1/2 day $175 for one person or $200 for 2 people). $350 for 2 people.
On full day trips, I will guarantee a 5 fish limit on largemouth bass - or trip is free.
If you bring a kid, I'll make a video at no extra charge.
If you would like to book a trip, call me at 214-549-4644. You can see my schedule and book your trip online at http://www.fishingguidenow.com/bookonline.cfm?guideID=2
I try to post a couple of pictures to my Facebook page every trip. So keeping up with that page is a much better report than what I can do in front of my computer at home. If you follow my Facebook page (actually, the Facebook term is "like"), you can get my posts without delay. I often post pictures as soon as we catch them - and almost always post the same day. So if you see several big fish in the same day, you can rest assured the fishing is good then. If you wait until I post a fishing report, you can be sure that it has slowed down enough for me to leave the lake. Go to www.Facebook.com/LakeForkFishingGuide
and click the "like" option to get the posts.
Here are a few of the things that I put on the Facebook Page:
1) Pictures of clients holding fish (of course)
2) Pictures of landscapes around the lake.
3) Pictures and videos of wildlife around the lake
4) Fishing Reports
5) Updates about pages on my website
6) Updates when someone catches a giant bass on Fork
7) Basslog information
I plan to query the basslog at least once a month and post my results on Facebook. So, if you want to know the best baits to be using (for example) or you just like to see statistics, then you should "like" the Facebook page so you can get instant updates.
The link to remember for my Facebook page is www.Facebook.com/LakeForkFishingGuide.
But now you don't have to remember that because you can just go to any page on www.bassfishing.org
and you will find the feed.
Be sure to "like" the page so you can get the information as soon as it gets posted.
If you would like to receive my fishing report notifications by email, go to www.bassfishing.org/dbaccess/fishingreportrequests.cfm
All you need is your name and email address. If you are receiving reports by email and wish to discontinue receiving them, simply go to www.bassfishing.org/reports/unsubscribe.cfm
Good fishing and good luck. You can't catch them if you don't go.