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John Morris'
Lake Fork Fishing Report

FROM: J & M Guide Service
Report Submitted: 10-13-19

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

DATES: 7 – 13 October 2019

It was an interesting week here at Lake Fork, TX. Water temperatures fell to 72 degrees and the lake started to turn over thanks to a cold front on Thursday. The Bass fishing started to pick up and several good fish in the 5 to 7 pound range were caught. Two different patterns worked well this well this week. The first is the Carolina rigged Berkley Blue Fleck Power Worm fished in 6 to 8 foot of water. The next is the Strike King KVD 1.5 square bill crankbait in the gizzard shad pattern fished in 4 to 6 foot of water along weed beds. It is noted while the lake is turning over you might want to change the color of the Strike King 1.5 to the chartreuse with black back.

The Crappie fishing was good this week. We did have to go to the all chartreuse color on our jigs mainly because of the lake turn over. The Crappies were still in 18 to 22 foot of water on brush piles. The bridge anglers were struggling this week.

The White Bass anglers had a hard time this week. A few White bass were caught on Joe Spaits chrome and chartreuse Flashtail jigging spoon in 24 foot of water on creek bends. White Bass fishing will pick once the lake finishes turning over.

The Catfish anglers also had a tough time this week. Most of the Catfish were caught in 26 foot of water using punch bait. Do not forget to bait your trees.

On our Equipment list, this week was our Ranger Z520c powered by a Mercury 250 Pro XS from Nichols Marine in Longview TX, Duckett Rods, Lew’s reels, Stren line, Eagle Claw hooks, Bubba Baits Crappie jigs, Buddy’s Custom Baits from here at Lake Fork and Strike King hard baits.

Here at J & M Guide Service we still have one day open this week to help you get ready for the Berkley Tournament this coming weekend. Gives us a call at (903) 413-6919 or E-mail us at Have a safe fishing week.

John Morris

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


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