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Lake Fork Fishing Report for September 30, 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 a beautiful week to fish Lake Fork TX. The weather cooled down which helped keep the water temperatures in the lower 80’s. Even though we had some rain this week, the water clarity is great for Bass fishing. Now that we are through the Big Bass Splash, we can get into some good Bass and Crappie fishing. This week we caught many of our Bass in less than 6 foot of water in the grass. The two baits that worked the best for us were the Gary Yamamoto smoke/black/blue/chartreuse Senko and a Zoom Japanese Bluegill Trick Worm. The Senko was rigged on a standard Texas rig with an Eagle Claw LO45 worm hook and a 3/16-ounce black South Bend bullet weight. Just drag it through the grass. The Zoom Trick Worm was rigged wacky style and put a nail in the head. Fish it very slowly!

The Crappie fishing was good this week. The best water depth was 18 to 24 foot of water. The chartreuse and white Bubba’s Bait Crappie jigs were the best jigs to use in the deeper water. I found that we did not have to use minnows this week the jig did great.
The White Bass have started to migrate from the 30 + foot water to the 20 to 24 foot of water and are starting to feed. We found the white with black strip Joe Spaits ½-ounce Flash Tail jigging spoon worked the best. You can find them on creek bends and main lake humps.

The Catfish were also hungry this week. They were found in 18 to 22 foot of water around old main lake trees. Punch bait worked the best this week and do not forget to bait your trees.

On our equipment list this week is our Ranger 520c powered by a Mercury 250 Pro XS, Lowrance electronics, Duckett rods, ABU Garcia reels, Stren line, Eagle Claw hooks, Bubba’s Bait Crappie jigs, Zoom and Gary Yamamoto soft plastics.

The Berkley tournament is just three weeks away. If you need help getting ready for the tournament or if you just want to catch some of these great Lake Fork Bass, give us a call at (903) 413-6919 or E-mail us at . Have a safe fishing week.

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Lake Fork Fishing Report from TPWD (May 15)

Water lightly stained; 74–78 degrees; 0.68’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws in flooded brush, wacky worms and hollow body frogs. White and yellow bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.