Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Jamie Dubroc, TX1984, horns1984, gcman, WP2018
106781 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 87548
hopalong 78853
Pilothawk 75985
JDavis7873® 67386
John175 � 66177
FattyMcButterpants 60834
Derek 🐝 59289
Tritonman 57847
LoneStarSon® 54008
SkeeterRonnie 53180
facebook
Forum Stats
106781 Members
61 Forums
817351 Topics
10325253 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#12358243 - 07/25/17 07:52 PM Fork skunked us...
fish_n_dude Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/09/09
Posts: 49
Loc: Dallas, Tx
My buddy and I went to Fork yesterday and tried the afternoon deep bite. We hit several main lake points on the east wing with no success. I managed to catch a sandbass on a half ounce bass jig in 23 foot of water(which I have never done before). We stayed at each point for maybe 45 minutes to an hour before moving on. Marked baitfish and what looked like some scattered bass close to the bottom. I threw a Carolina rig, jig, and dropshot with no success. I thought about picking up a spoon but never did. Just recently got a boat so deep fishing is new to me. We were out there until probably 10pm with no activity and no bites. There right when the sun was going down we tried a little top water bite and even that still didn't get even a sniff.

Top
#12358247 - 07/25/17 07:54 PM Re: Fork skunked us... [Re: fish_n_dude]
JIM SR. Online   sick
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 7077
Loc: NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
been there, done that.. bang

Top
#12358295 - 07/25/17 08:16 PM Re: Fork skunked us... [Re: fish_n_dude]
Ken A. Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 8807
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Hate to tell you this bud but the deep bite is best during the middle of the day.

Top
#12358297 - 07/25/17 08:16 PM Re: Fork skunked us... [Re: fish_n_dude]
mudd Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/25/09
Posts: 2925
Loc: Shreveport, La
Sounds like my last trip! roflmao
_________________________
93 482vs Ranger/ 03 Yahama Vmax 150


Top
#12358317 - 07/25/17 08:23 PM Re: Fork skunked us... [Re: fish_n_dude]
skeeterK Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/11/17
Posts: 245
Loc: Stagecoach, TX
water dogs!

Top
#12358438 - 07/25/17 09:21 PM Re: Fork skunked us... [Re: fish_n_dude]
Rog Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/08/05
Posts: 479
Loc: Carrollton
What Ken said. Try 11-4ish right now.....14-20 ft. Lots shad 15ft to the surface also with fish suspended in them.....found some big fish in 4ft main lake crushing big gizzard shad last Friday on top around 2 in the afternoon.

Top
#12358466 - 07/25/17 09:36 PM Re: Fork skunked us... [Re: fish_n_dude]
DKennimer Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 2883
Loc: Plano/Fork
Unfortunately, Ken is right. Hydrate the day before and get after them in the heat of the day. It's brutal out there, but that's when they're biting. It's dangerously hot, so take precautions. Drink lots of water!!

Top
#12358801 - 07/26/17 07:55 AM Re: Fork skunked us... [Re: fish_n_dude]
Fork-LegendV21 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/25/11
Posts: 2216
Loc: Fork
It gets the best of us every now and again... I live on Fork and have fished this lake for 30 years and can still have those days... but the good days out weigh the bad for sure... best lake IMO

Top
#12358802 - 07/26/17 07:56 AM Re: Fork skunked us... [Re: Ken A.]
Fork-LegendV21 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/25/11
Posts: 2216
Loc: Fork
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Hate to tell you this bud but the deep bite is best during the middle of the day.


Yes it is Ken

Top
#12358809 - 07/26/17 08:01 AM Re: Fork skunked us... [Re: fish_n_dude]
ezbassin Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12978
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Last week we found them deep at several places around the lake but couldn't get them to bite. The ones we did get to bite were in 12-15ft of water and that was during the heat of the day. The following day we went shallow before sunrise and caught several before it got really hot.

Top
#12358817 - 07/26/17 08:07 AM Re: Fork skunked us... [Re: fish_n_dude]
skins84 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/23/09
Posts: 641
Loc: Emory Texas
Lots of folks struggled at Fork yesterday. It wasnt just you.

Top
#12358998 - 07/26/17 09:32 AM Re: Fork skunked us... [Re: Ken A.]
Sinkey Online   content
Tidy Scoop

Registered: 08/04/06
Posts: 4644
Loc: Frisco, TX. and Lake Fork
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Hate to tell you this bud but the deep bite is best during the middle of the day.


This!
_________________________

LAKE FORK MAFIA
www.grandebass.com




Top
#12359056 - 07/26/17 10:07 AM Re: Fork skunked us... [Re: Sinkey]
Ken A. Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 8807
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: Sinkey
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Hate to tell you this bud but the deep bite is best during the middle of the day.


This!


This is not a new pattern. It has been this way for the past 30 years. Not saying you can't catch them early in the morning or late in the day but mid day to mid afternoon, in the hottest part of the day has always been best for numbers of good fish on Fork.

Every time I run into someone that has landed a true Giant at Fork I always ask what time they caught the fish. Almost without fail it is between noon and 5 pm.

Don't bother asking where or what they caught it on, they will lie about that! wink

Top
#12359815 - 07/26/17 04:52 PM Re: Fork skunked us... [Re: Ken A.]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 2471
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Originally Posted By: Sinkey
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Hate to tell you this bud but the deep bite is best during the middle of the day.


This!


This is not a new pattern. It has been this way for the past 30 years. Not saying you can't catch them early in the morning or late in the day but mid day to mid afternoon, in the hottest part of the day has always been best for numbers of good fish on Fork.

Every time I run into someone that has landed a true Giant at Fork I always ask what time they caught the fish. Almost without fail it is between noon and 5 pm.

Don't bother asking where or what they caught it on, they will lie about that! wink


I won't lie about where I caught my 14.19. It was on the edge of the old brood pond on the left side of mouth of Dale creek in 18 FOW. Of course that was 1993 so prolly not much help to anyone now. bolt
Oh and it was about 1pm give or take 30 seconds.


Edited by GIG'EM AGGIES (07/26/17 04:54 PM)
_________________________
Everything is funny, as long as it's happening to somebody else.
Will Rogers

Top
#12359901 - 07/26/17 05:41 PM Re: Fork skunked us... [Re: Ken A.]
Frank the Tank Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/27/13
Posts: 21642
Loc: Rockwall & a lake somewhere
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Originally Posted By: Sinkey
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Hate to tell you this bud but the deep bite is best during the middle of the day.


This!


This is not a new pattern. It has been this way for the past 30 years. Not saying you can't catch them early in the morning or late in the day but mid day to mid afternoon, in the hottest part of the day has always been best for numbers of good fish on Fork.

Every time I run into someone that has landed a true Giant at Fork I always ask what time they caught the fish. Almost without fail it is between noon and 5 pm.

Don't bother asking where or what they caught it on, they will lie about that! wink


I caught mine c-rigging a double deep driving crank-bait trailed by an A-rig grin
_________________________
sinner..... saved by grace I don't deserve



Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 1998-2017 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide