Bass Fishing Is Starting To Improve

2007-03-02 12:39:13
Lake Fork, Texas - Freshwater Fishing Report
Lake Fork Texas
Doug Shampine

Bass fishing on Fork is starting to improve. A week of warm weather and warmer nights is helping. Surface temperature is still around 49-53 degrees depending on where you are on the lake.

The lake is now down about 2.4 ft. The upper end of the lake is pretty stained. Mid lake to the damn is in good shape. Bass are starting to appear in the afternoon on flats near spawning areas. Grass areas will help you catch fish. I am catching bass in 5-12 ft on super flukes along the edges of the deeper grass. Best color has been watermelon seed with the tail dipped in spike-it. The bite will be light but you will catch a good bass when you get a bite. Also a 1/2 oz red rattletrap is working. Look for main lake grass and tick the grass with the trap. Also throwing a Wave worm in watermelon seed with a split shot in the shallow water, working it real slow. A fire tiger colored 1/2 oz spinner bait in those areas is also working.

Crappie fishing is also slow in deeper water. They are on the move and starting to show up on points in 18-24 ft of water. The Panfish Assassins in several colors on small jig heads are doing well along with minnows. Give me a call if you want use my guide service Lake Fork for bass or crappie.

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Doug Shampine

About The Author: Captain Doug Shampine

Company: DSP Guide Service

Area Reporting: Lake Fork

Bio: My Lake Fork Fishing Guide Service offers day trips for individual, corporate, or group sized parties on Lake Fork Tx. I furnish everything for your trip (rods and reels, baits and drinks and snacks)You may use a credit card to pay for your guide trip. I also offer guided crappie trips from May thru December. This is the lake where just one cast can get you a trophy bass or crappie. Summer and fall is a great time to catch crappie and for those too young to catch bass, catching a crappie is something all kids will enjoy. Just bring your filet knife and ice chest and take home a mess of great eating fish. I put out my own brush piles to fish around not just sit under the bridges where everyone else goes!!! I work hard to insure you have a great experience using Lake Fork guides on your fishing trip. I promise, you will not spend time on the community fishing holes, but fish my prime spots, including brush piles, which I personally put out for my clients. I want you to have such a great time, you will consider using my guide service each year, not just as a one time event. Making good friends is what it is all about!! So come fish with me on Lake Fork Texas, Check out my Fork fishing reports at the bottom of the page.

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