Love crankbaits; just went through all of mine also.
Some of my favorites
0-1ft (wake bait) Mann's One Minus 1-3ft: Luck E Strike RC series 2 3-5ft: KVD 1.5 6-9ft: Bandit 200, Norman Little N 10-14ft: Bandit 300, 5XD, Norman NXS 15-17ft: 6XD Norman DD22 17-20ft: 8XD, Berkley Dredger 20.5 +21ft: 10XD, Dredger 25.5
used Tuna Alley with sunrise lens/silver mirror-$80 used Blackfin with sunrise lens (moderately scratched)-$60 used Caballito with grey lens/silver mirror-$80 used Cortez with grey lens/silver mirror-$80 used Permit with grey lens-$80 All have 580P lenses and come with costa case 817-372-5526 -Kris
Thanks for the feedback, BMCD. Good to hear somebody is catching size and numbers. I agree that the deep bite isn't what is used to be. For years a Carolina Rig in 15 to 25 ft was a go to technique. Doesn't seem to be as good these days.
I used this same tactic at Fork, "Back in the good ole days" when we had hydrilla mats to pitch. The hydrilla would mat up so thick on the surface that it would be difficult to get even a one ounce lead weight T-rigged to a craworm to penetrate. Under the mat there would often be 10-12 feet of depth to it.
Those days were fun back in the 80's and early 90's. I still remember the back of Birch and Mustang had mats all over the place, and when you'd drop a bait in the holes.....it was on!!!!
Fork is just fine. Here's the 1 thing nobody has mentioned about this year. THE WEATHER! It has been a roller coaster year, and Fork is stocked with the stingiest fish in the world. They can lock up just as fast as they can turn on.
Most of the guides are going to Welsh cause you can catch them pretty easy over there. And they have clients that want to catch fish, and they have to make a living. I'd do the same thing if I were a guide out there now.
As said above, we had been averaging almost 30-50 fish a day up to about October, and it started to decline. Even had a day in November where we threw up the big "0"!!!!! But all the fish we caught this year looked good and healthy.