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

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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Fishing Report from TPWD (Sep. 21)

GOOD. Water Stained; 78 degrees; 6.06 feet low. Water has warmed back up with the weather. This has slowed the topwater bass bite. Bass are fair early mornings with spinner baits and flukes in 2-4 feet of water on windy points, or 5-7 feet of water if there is now wind. Carolina rigs and shaky heads best around timber on the drops on points and ridges with flukes and 7 inch worms. Shaky heads are good with 4-inch june bug finesse worms, with a few catches using square bill crankbaits. Afternoon has been fishing fair with mid running crankbaits in 7-12 feet of water. Report by Lake Fork fishing guide Marc Mitchell, Lake Fork Pro. Lake Fork crappie fishing has been heating up this past week. We are seeing solid limits of bigger white crappie stacking up on trees in 18-26 feet of water. Getting some brush pile fish to bite as well on some days in 12-18 feet of water. Laydowns are loaded with black crappie most days, but slow to bite. Minnows continue to be the most productive baits, but hand tie jigs are catching some fish. Soft plastics should begin to produce as the water temperature drops for the fall months. Report provided by Jacky Wiggins, Jacky Wiggins Guide Service.

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