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Lake Fork Fishing Report

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Lake Fork Guide Andrew Grills

Lake Fork has been producing nicely so far this summer! Almost every trip produced a personal best for one of my customers. The fishing steadily improved throughout June, so I expect July to be a good month.


The lake is in great shape right now. The water level is at full pool, and that is a good thing going into July! The water color looks good all over the lake as well. 


Don't get me wrong, we've had a few tough days mixed in. My numbers haven't been that impressive, but we have had consistent big bass almost every day.


I'm fishing deeper, offshore structure for the most part. I'm finding fish in classic summertime areas, such as deep humps, ledges, points, roadbeds, and old pond dams. I'm relying completely on my Lowrance HDS units to tell me where the fish are.


I'm only concerned with bigger fish, so I'm not staying in an area very long if I don't feel like they're present. This time of year, timing is very important. The key is to pull up on a spot when the big ones are actively feeding there.


My most productive lure has been a Santone football jig. I'm using several colors ithat seem to work equally well. Shades of green and brown are working well. PB&J, Bullfrog, Mexican Heather, and Sloppy Joe have been great colors. 


I've also boated some really big fish on deep diving crankbaits. The DUO Realis G87 is still my favorite. I'm not getting a lot of bites cranking but I have been getting big ones. It seems to get the bigger fish to make a mistake with a reaction bite.


Of course you need to have a Carolina rig on hand. It puts more Lake Fork bass in the boat than any other technique. We had some really good days with it this past month.


I'm hoping for normal, hot weather the rest of the summer. These bass like it hot, so don't let the heat discourage you from making a trip to Lake Fork. As always, if I can be of any assistance please don't hesitate to contact me.

Andrew Grills

Fishing Report by Lake Fork Guide Andrew Grills

Phone:(903) 638-1170  


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