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Lake Fork Fishing Report for February 10 , 2018

J & M Guide Service
Professionally fishng for 43 years. Guiding on Lake Fork for 18 years. Sponsored by Nichols Marine, Ranger Boats, Mercury Motors and Lake Fork Trophy Lures.

It was great to back to work here at beautiful Lake Fork, TX. It has been a very cold start to the year with water temperatures still in the lower fifties and the water clarity is really good. The Bass fishing is fare using black and blue jigs, chartreuse and white chatter baits and Rayburn red rattle traps. This week our fish were caught in 5 to 12 feet of water. No matter what bait you choose make sure you run or move it very slowly. On our Black and Blue jigs, we used the NetBait black/blue PACA Craw as a trailer. Cut about an inch off of the tail of the PACA Craw then thread it onto the hook of the jig. Works great! On the chatter bait, we used a Smash-Tech Custom Baits 3 and 1/2 Smash Tail Jr. as a trailer. It gives the chatter bait great vibration and moves a lot of water. On our equipment list this week was our Ranger 520c powered by a Mercury Pro XS 250, Duckett rods, ABU Garcia reels, Stren line, Strike King jigs, Smash-Tech and NetBait soft plastics.

The Crappie fishing was good this week. The Crappie are stacked up around the bridges. Bubba’s Baits 1/8 ounce white with an orange tail Crappie jig is still working well. When the Crappies stop biting the jig, tip it with a minnow. Works every time!

The White Bass are one of two places. They are either in 40 foot of water or around the bridges with the Crappie. Take your time and you will find some good White Bass in both places. Bubba’s Bait Crappie jigs works the best.

The Catfish anglers are also having success this Spring. Look for them in 18 to 24 foot of water over isolated brush pile and old trees. Cut bait work the best this week.

The Bass Spawn is just around the corner. I am taking bookings for guided Bass trips for March, April and May. Give us a call at (903) 413-6919 or E-mail us at Stay warm fishing this week.

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Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

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Lake Fork Fishing Report from TPWD (Feb. 14)

Water stained; 47–50 degrees; 1.01’ low. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, bladed jigs, and black and blue flipping jigs near timber along channel swings. White and yellow bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs along bridges. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

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