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Lake Fork Fishing Report

FROM: J & M Guide Service
Report Submitted: 9-17-17

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

DATES: 11 – 17 September 2017

It was a beautiful warm week here at Lake Fork. With the air temperatures warming back in to the upper 80’s and lower 90’s the water temperatures followed. We saw the water temperatures rising back to 85 to 88 degrees and the water clarity is getting better every day. The Bass fishing was fare this this week using a Carolina rig, a shaky head, wacky worm and a drop shot rig. We continued to use a Zoom watermelon candy red Baby Brush Hog and a watermelon red Zoom Baby Brush Hog on our Carolina rigs. The best water depth was 17 to 24 foot to fish the Carolina rig and the drop shot rig. On the Drop shot rig, we used a small Zoom pearl fluke, worked good. On the shaky head jig and the wacky rig, we used a Zoom watermelon red Trick worm. We dyed the tails to the Baby Brush Hogs and Trick worms chartreuse. This week’s equipment list included our Ranger 520c powered by a Mercury 250 Pro XS, Duckett rods, ABU Garcia Orra SX reels, Stren line, Zoom soft plastics and Strike King KVD 1.5 crankbaits.

The White Bass went on vacation this week. There were a few being caught in 30 to 35 foot of water on minnows and Joe Spaits chrome and chartreuse Flashtail ˝- ounce spoon.

The Crappie fishing was very good this week. Minnows were at the top of the Crappies menu this week with Bubba’s Bait chartreuse and white 1/8 ounce Crappie jig also working. Isolated brush piles in 22 to 24 foot of water, were the best place to find them this week.

The Catfish fishing was very good this week. The anglers found that punch bait was on top of the Catfish’s menu. Baited trees in 17 to 19 foot water were the hot spots for the Catfish this week.

Now that the Big Bass Splash is over with, it is time to get ready for the Berkley Bass Tournament. It is the 21st and 22nd of October. We are now booking guided Bass trips to help you to get ready for the Berkley Bass Tournament or just to enjoy the fall bass fishing here at Lake Fork. Give 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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