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Video - Lake Fork Glade Creek Prespawn Fishing Patterns

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 bass fisherman! Right now Lake Fork is fishing better since we have had a few warmer days and will continue to have some sunny warmer weather soon which should stabilize the water temperatures into the high 50s and make the fish even more active as they will move up onto the spawning flats to feed up for the spawn. With the water temperatures currently in the mid 50's on much of the lake I recommend slowly dragging a 3/8 ounce jig or throwing a medium diving flat-sided crankbait in 6-12' creek channels and drains on shallow flats or other north wind protected pockets. I recommend focusing on the back 1/2 of the creeks on the northern 1/2 of Lake Fork. Once the water warms into the high 50s you can expect to start catching bass on a variety of baits in 3 to 6 feet. I prefer to stick with either a chatterbait, squarebill crankbait or a lipless crankbait anywhere that I find grass. Look for Coots on the water, the groups of small black birds as they relate to grass. You are most certain to be around some submerged grass growth which will attract many bass over the next couple months. Watch the video below to see some predominant pre-spawn patterns and fishing locations in Glade Creek. Thanks for watching and be safe on the water. 


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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.