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Lake Fork Fishing Report

Report Submitted: 12-7-19

Lake Fork Guide Andrew Grills

December has always been one of my favorite months. It gets pretty quiet around here this time of year. There’s finally a reprieve from the tournament pressure and the holidays keep most folks occupied with things other than fishing.

Right now the lake is somewhere between fall and winter mode. We’ve had nice weather, and arctic weather, and back to nice weather. The water is 54-56 degrees and the lake level is 2 feet below pool.

To be honest, 2 feet low is a tough level for fishing. It’s just a tad high to really capitalize on a stump pattern because so many stumps are still slightly below the surface. The shoreline cover is dry, and we have very little aquatic vegetation.

My favorite way to catch them in December is with a Santone jig. I go with the M-Series most of the time in a 5/8 ounce. I still use the regular Rattlin’ jig a lot, especially in heavy cover. For my deepest jig spots, I’ll still go with the football jig.

If I’m really going for broke; I mean trying to catch a giant, I’ll pair my jig with a Lake Fork Trophy Lures Hyper Freak in a matching color. There’s something about that combo that triggers big fish. I still use smaller, craw type trailers a lot as well.

I’m looking forward to what the next year holds. 2019 has been a great year. This has been my second full year as a Christian, and I have to say, I feel like I just started living. I wish I had known what I was missing. When you celebrate Christmas this year, think about what that baby in the manger came to do for you. “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.” Hebrews 2:9

Andrew Grills

Fishing Report by Lake Fork Guide Andrew Grills

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