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Andrew Grills' 
Lake Fork Fishing Report

Report Submitted: 8-5-2020

Lake Fork Guide Andrew Grills

July ended up being a good month for my customers and I here on Lake Fork! It was great to see some customers catch their personal best bass, and several of those were on father/son trips. I always enjoy those!

The lake is in good shape right now, just under 1' below full pool. The water temperature is in the mid 80’s. The fish are on deeper offshore structure for the most part, but there are still some fish that stay shallow throughout the summer. The Santone football jig has produced several big fish this past month, as usual. The jig is such a great bait on Lake Fork because we have an abundant crawfish population. A couple weeks ago, we caught a fish with a big, bright red pincher sticking out of his throat!

We’ve also been using some Texas rigged plastics, Carolina rigs, and even topwater on some days. I just try to keep an open mind every day, because you never know how you may end up catching them. The key has been finding something the crowds have overlooked.

It won’t be long until the summer to fall transition will begin here on Lake Fork. That’s always a challenging time, but there are still big fish to be caught. When we have our first few cooler nights, you’ll see some of the deeper fish begin to disperse. More shad will start showing up in the creeks, and there will be a lot of bass follow. During this time, I’ll downsize more often in my lure choice, and I’ll take what I can get.

If I can be of any assistance on your next trip to Lake Fork, don’t hesitate to let me know!

Andrew Grills

Fishing Report by Lake Fork Guide Andrew Grills

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