David vance's Lake Fork Report
<p>The water temps have varied this week on Lake Fork ranging from 46 to settling at 49 to50 late in the afternoon. The water temps should warm up and begin to stay warm with the warmer nights we are suppose to be getting. Look for the bass to turn on and begin to move more towards the back of the creeks during the next week or so. All of our fish have come out of 3 to 8 feet of water. Most of the time in the grass or very close to the grass. A Chatter bait and a 3/8oz Spinner bait with nickel and gold willow leaf blades has worked best for me. Also lipless crank baits in red/orange, and craw patterns have been good, these baits have been the most consistent of all the baits I have thrown.
In the creeks I mean from the mouth all the way to the back. Find thick grass located in 3 to 8 feet for the best results. Some days it seems like they are out in the open grass flats and then the next day they are close to the trees located within the grass beds. This has been easy to figure out and seems to hold to every place I fish. The key to catching fish right now is to cover a lot of water, the bass are slowly moving in and they are scattered over the grass so keep on the move. Creeks that have produced some good fish for us this week are the East and West field of Glad Creek. Glad Creek always turns on early and has some of the best grass on the lake, and is one of the best early spawning creeks on Lake Fork, The bass in Glad Creek are fixing to explode with a few more days of warm weather. Today we were fishing the east field of Glad, and a boat not far from us I seen the guy in the back of the boat get the net for his partner, after a lot of high fives
And pictures I ask him how much she weighed he said 10lbs 6oz this bass was so full of eggs it looked like she was going to pop, he said he caught her on a Chatter Bait.
Also we have had some good success this week on a suspending jerk bait these baits will produce Big Bass this time of year. I have been throwing a 6 to 7 inch model my best colors have been a Black back/Silver side orange Belly and a chrome/blue back. I have been fishing these baits in the same places as the lipless crank baits with good results, it has been very good as a back up bait to pick up a few fish behind the lipless cranks. Work these baits with light twitches and long pause, when you do go to twitch the bait use a light twitch or two then let it sit again most bites have occurred while the bait is sitting still. Today late in the day we left Glad Creek and went to bird island and with in 45 minutes we put 5 bass in the boat and one that weighed 8lbs 12oz all on a Suspending Jerk bait.
The pre spawn bass are on the move, and March is one of the best months to catch a bass over 10 pounds. If you would like to book a trip and get in on this pre spawn action you can reach me on my Cell 903-629-5085 or 903-629-7699
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.