David Vance's Lake Fork Report
<p>To say the least, August was an up and down month. After heavy rains early in the month the lake is finely stable and in great shape. The bass fishing has been good here on Lake Fork this week. We are already starting to see some changes in the weather and with the recent rains that have been popping up just about every other day, the weather is starting to cool down a little. We are catching good numbers of bass and you can load the boat right now if you're in the right place and time when these bass come up schooling. Most of the schooling bass are suspended over 25 to 30 feet of water.
The water temp at the time of this report was about 84 degrees on the main lake. In the last few days both shallow and deep patterns are working. The shallow bite has been real good working the edge of the grass lines early in the morning. The best bait to catch these shallow bass has been a Wacky Worm, Watermelon Candy & June Bug have been the best colors. By mid morning the bass are starting to school and the best bait to catch these schooling bass for me, has been a 1/2oz. Bleeding Shad Rat-L-Trap and a 1/4oz Little George, you can cover all depths with these baits. When the bass go down I am still using a Smoking Shad Fluke on a 1/4oz football Jig Head. Most of our bigger bass have come on the Fluke.
When the schooling slows down I have been going to the Carolina Rig, best depth has been 15 to 25 feet on main lake and secondary points. Best bait for me on the Carolina Rig has been a Watermelon Seed Fluke and a Watermelon Seed Centipede. I am using a four-foot leader with a 1oz weight, 15-pound line. Good places to try are the mouths of the major Creeks, Ray Branch, Little Caney, the Tire Reef off the SRA point, Hobbs Point, and the old 1590 road bed at the mouth of Chaney Branch, they are producing good numbers of bass. We have had some 25 & 30 fish days this past week using the above pattern.
Mark Chalk from Longview fished with me this week and he boated a hog that went 9 pounds 8oz and came on the Carolina Rig. The fishing will continue to even get better as we head into the Fall Season. Look for there to be a lot of small bass up close to the grass while most of the bigger bass will still be in deeper water for now. As conditions cool down over the next month the bigger bass will start to move up. The fall fishing here at Lake Fork can be some of the best anywhere, so don't miss out on some of the upcoming best bass fishing of the year. If you would like to Book a Guide Trip you can reach me at 903-629-7699 or my Cell 903-629-5085 check out my web site www.lakeforktexasfishingreports.com
About The Author: Captain David Vance
Company: Lake Fork Guide Service
Area Reporting: Lake Fork
Bio: Fork literally being built. David would hunt and fish the area as a boy and knows every road hump, old bridge, pond, creek, and timber underwater. All of this combined makes David Vance the most experienced Top Guide on Lake Fork. This gives his clients the advantage for a successful experience. A Ranger Boat is Second to None. When you fish with David you will fish off of a late model, fully rigged Ranger Boat. Call David at 903-629-3683 or Email David to book your Lake Fork Guide Fishing Trip. Don\'t miss out on the fishing adventure of a lifetime. Book early for best selection dates.