David Vance's Lake Fork Report
<p>September is here and it is the start of our fall season, and patterns have change some from my last report. The bass have been biting a little better up shallow. For the shallow water bite look for bass to be holding around shallow stick ups, in 3 to 12 feet of water on the main lake and secondary points, also in the first half of the major creeks. We have had a good top water bite from first sun and expect it to last for about an hour or more, the best top water baits for me have been a Yellow Magic, and a Zarz Spook, all in shad colors. If you are coming to fish some of the tournaments this month the fishing should be good if you are on the right pattern. One good thing the grass is coming back in a lot of places and it is going to be holding a lot of fish.
After the top water actions slows, I will switch to a Texas Rig and fishing it in the same area as the top water, baits that have work best for me have been a Watermelon Red Brush Hog, and a 6in black blue fleck Worm. Once this bite slows down I am hitting main lake and secondary points located in 10-15 feet of water with a Carolina rigged Watermelon seed Fluke or a Watermelon candy Red Baby Brush Hog, I am fishing these baits on a 1 ounce weight with a 3 to 4 foot leader along with a 3/0 hook. Try to stay on points that have a lot of timber around the area that you are fishing, this has been where I am catching most of the fish, this pattern will hold through out the day. Yesterday Rob Davis from Oklahoma fished with me and we boated 33 with one that went 6 lbs 8oz no big ones but not a bad day for right now. For the most part September is not one of the best big fish months regardless what some might say, the big tournaments held here in September prove that, with that said any time you fish Lake Fork you have the opportunity to catch a bass of a life time, but September is a good numbers month.
Also be on the look out for schooling bass that are suspended in depths of 20 to 40 feet of water that are pushing shad to the top, I kept a swim bait and a lipless crank bait handy all day for these fish. Good places to try right now for the above patterns are Hobbs point, and the mouth of Bell Branch, points and pockets on the main lake, also the bridge ends in big and little Mustang, and they have been schooling at the mouth of Indian creek, and there are still a lot of schooling bass on the 154 and 515 east and west bridges, also the old 2946 road bed is holding some fish right now. I always look forward to this time of year it is the start of the fall Season, the weather is cooling down and on into the end of the month and October fishing is going to be good!! So don?t miss out on one of the most productive times of year to be on Lake Fork. If you would like to book a guide trip and get in on some great early fall Bass fishing you can reach me at my cell 903-629-5085 or 903-629-7699 Check out my Web Site http://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.