David Vance's Lake Fork Report
<p>The fishing here on Lake Fork this month has been AWESOME! As the bass prepare for winter, you will find plenty of feeding activity on all parts of the lake and have an opportunity to catch some big bass. Water conditions at Lake Fork are good with most of the lake fair to clear. Temperatures have been ranging from mid to upper 60's the bass fishing over the past several days has been very good. As we get away from this warm weather and the cold fronts move in, those big bass will put their feed bags on.
The shallow bite has been good from the mouths of the creeks to the backs of some of them. Top water frogs, buzz baits and poppers have been good early and late. Wacky worms and Tiki Sticks are also doing well in the grass. Best colors have been watermelon seed and green pumpkin. Shad colored shallow running crank baits, chrome lipless cranks and spinner baits are also catching fish up shallow slow rolled over the grass. Especially on wind blown grass beds with baitfish present. Good grass and the presence of shad are key in finding the bass in the shallows right now.
The deep fishing for those big Lake Fork Bass is also starting to pick up. Deep humps, road beds, points, ridges and old pond dams in 20-30+ feet will all hold schools of bass feeding on shad, bar fish and even crappie this time of year. When the weather cools off more and that looks like that is going to happen this Friday, the fish will be ganging up more on the deep structure areas and gorge! If you are on one of these spots at the right time, you can load the boat. A Carolina rigged centipede, or fluke, 3-4 foot leader and a 2/0 or 3/0 wide gap hook is what I'm using. Best bait colors have been watermelon seed, green pumpkin, Watermelon Red or chart. pepper. A 3/4 oz. football jig head with a smoking shad fluke is catching a lot of our big fish out deep so you'll want to keep one of these tied on at all times.
Tom Salzer from Canada fished with me the last two days and we had a blast we boated over 80 bass and Tom landed a 8 lbs 14oz this was his personal best Great job Tom. Jigging spoons will also catch some big fish out deep as the water temperatures cool off more and even into winter. November & December is an excellent time to be on the lake There is less pressure on the lake and the fish are biting. If you would like to book a guide trip, I still have some December dates left. You can reach me at my Cell (903) 629-5085 or 903- 629-7699 Check out my website at http://www.lakeforktexasfishingreports.com If you are interested in making reservations for a 2011 spring trip to Lake Fork, don't wait until it's too late. Get your plans together and contact me ASAP. My spring dates are Going Fast. I also have gift certificates available for the upcoming holidays if you are interested in sending your special someone out to Lake Fork for a guided fishing trip they make a great gift.
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.