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Video - Lake Fork Bass Tip - How to Fish a Bladed Jig / Chatterbait

Fatherree Fishing
Stephen Fatherree has been changing the expectations of a Lake Fork Fishing Guide for over 10 years. He has fished waters from California to New York and today shares his passion and knowledge of fishing with customers and friends.

Hello fishing friends, on Lake Fork many healthy largemouth bass are being caught on secondary points and in the backs of large spawning flats in 2-5 ft. Due to the recent cold front the water temperature is once again in the mid to high 50s. During these fronts some fish will pull out of the shallows but most will stay put and become a bit more difficult to catch. One of my favorite lures for pre-spawn fronts and water temps in the 50s is a bladed jig / chatterbait. This lure puts off a lot of vibration and is especially productive in stained to muddy water. This bait triggers big fish to bite so make sure to match your gear properly. Check out the above video to see more tips on how to effectively fish this bait next time you hit the lake. Thanks for watching, good luck fishing, and stay safe on the water!














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FAIR TO GOOD. Water stained; 52-54 degrees; 1.72’ low. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, slugs, worms, and Alabama Rigs on points and humps. White and yellow bass are fair on Alabama Rigs in similar spots are largemouth. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows around any structure. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and cut bait.