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John Morris'
Lake Fork Fishing Report

FROM: J & M Guide Service
Report Submitted: 4-15-19

Lake Fork Pro Guide John Morris of J&M Guide Service with a 9.7 bass caught April 26, 2012

DATES: 4 – 14 April 2019

It has been another crazy week here at Lake Fork. The weather has either raining or windy and cold this week. The water temperatures have been up and down depending the weather. For the most part the water temperatures have ranged from 60 to 67 degrees. The water clarity is running from muddy in the upper lake to stained in the lower half of the lake. The good thing about this week is the Bass fishing remained good. The Zoom watermelon/red fluke continued to be our go to bait all week. We dyed the tails of the fluke chartreuse and fished it on a split shot rig. We also caught several quality Bass on Buddy’s Custom Baits 8-inch watermelon/candy/red lizard. We continued to dye the tails chartreuse. Now one thing you need to do with his lizard is use a 5/0 wide gap hook for great hook ups.

The Crappie spawn is just about over. There are a few small Crappies in 3 – 4 foot of water but the good Crappies have moved into 12 to 18 foot on points and over brush piles. I really like that because I can break out my Crappie jigs from Bubba’s Baits. Right now, the 1/8-ounce chartreus jig works the best.

The White Bass are on the move from their staging water depth of 24 feet to 4 to 6 feet in the creeks. There are two ways to catch them. One is to use a Strike King chartreuse with a black back KVD 1.5 square bill or use a Bubba’s Bait black Crappie jig tipped with a minnow.

The Catfish anglers found this week to be a lot better for catching the Catfish. The reason is the Catfish have moved in to 4 to 6 foot of water to get ready to spawn. Punch Bait worked well all week.

On our equipment list, this week is our Ranger Z520c powered by a Mercury 250 Pro XS, Duckett rods, Abu Garcia reels, Stren line, Buddy’s Custom Baits, Bubba’s Baits, Zoom soft plastics and Strike King KVD crankbaits.

Here at J&M Guide Service we have 4 days open in May for guided trophy Bass trips. Give us a call at (903) 413-6919 or E-mail us at Have safe fishing week and be courteous to your fellow anglers.

John Morris

Fishing Report by Lake Fork Guide John Morris
J & M Guide Service
(903) 413-6919


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