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Sight fishing at Fork today #13573506 05/28/20 12:50 AM
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This just might be the latest in the year I have actually sight fished. Found a bunch on beds as well as some that are trying to lock down today. Water was 75-77 in that area. I have felt the past week I was getting some bites that felt like bedding fish and they would be fat as can be. That was in areas with less visibility. Crazy weather this year for sure.


Good news is for the past week the shallow bite has been really strong. Especially mid day to evening.

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Re: Sight fishing at Fork today [Re: Mark Perry] #13573524 05/28/20 01:03 AM
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Awesome.

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I have rarely fished Fork but back in about 1995 we caught fish off beds in june, there were several, nothing very big.


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Re: Sight fishing at Fork today [Re: Mark Perry] #13573672 05/28/20 02:44 AM
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Just when the shallows were starting to clear out..

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Originally Posted by TajChauvin
Just when the shallows were starting to clear out..


Seems this past week about 99% of the boats are out deep. I fish shallow here year round. I just prefer it.

Re: Sight fishing at Fork today [Re: Mark Perry] #13573676 05/28/20 02:48 AM
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lol welp those beds will be found this weekend forsure


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Re: Sight fishing at Fork today [Re: Mark Perry] #13573681 05/28/20 02:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Mark Perry
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Just when the shallows were starting to clear out..


Seems this past week about 99% of the boats are out deep. I fish shallow here year round. I just prefer it.


Same here but in April and early May I have to lay off some areas as they are just too crowded.

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Originally Posted by Finesse Master/ Dropshot king
lol welp those beds will be found this weekend forsure


It's Fork.....there is zero chance I was the only one that found them to begin with. Especially with how crowded its been here for months now. There are no secrets spots out here anyways.

Re: Sight fishing at Fork today [Re: TajChauvin] #13573685 05/28/20 02:53 AM
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Originally Posted by TajChauvin
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Just when the shallows were starting to clear out..


Seems this past week about 99% of the boats are out deep. I fish shallow here year round. I just prefer it.


Same here but in April and early May I have to lay off some areas as they are just too crowded.



The funny thing is what the shallow fish are holding on right now for me gets overlooked by most. It just keeps getting stronger. Can be 1' deep in the heat of the day and they are steady biting. I really think the crowds pushed them to where I am getting bit. It seems to work from one end of the lake to the other and has been for over a week now.

Frog bite and topwater bite are really picking up now too.

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Thanks for the report Mark!

Re: Sight fishing at Fork today [Re: Mark Perry] #13573810 05/28/20 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Mark Perry
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Just when the shallows were starting to clear out..


Seems this past week about 99% of the boats are out deep. I fish shallow here year round. I just prefer it.


Same here but in April and early May I have to lay off some areas as they are just too crowded.



The funny thing is what the shallow fish are holding on right now for me gets overlooked by most. It just keeps getting stronger. Can be 1' deep in the heat of the day and they are steady biting. I really think the crowds pushed them to where I am getting bit. It seems to work from one end of the lake to the other and has been for over a week now.

Frog bite and topwater bite are really picking up now too.


I need to go with you buddy! thumb We struggled the other day when I saw you. hmmm

Re: Sight fishing at Fork today [Re: Mark Perry] #13573883 05/28/20 12:36 PM
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The funny thing is what the shallow fish are holding on right now for me gets overlooked by most.

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