Fall is here at beautiful Lake Fork Texas. The water temperatures are falling to 75 degrees and the water clarity is still stained.
The bass fishing is fair with a few good upper slot fish being caught and a good over the slot fish in the 9 to 10 pound class showing up on the scales on occasion. Numerous small fish are being caught in the hydrilla and duckweed. The watermelon-red and the watermelon-candy Berkley Havoc Bottom Hopper rigged wacky style were the big producers this week. A few bass were still being caught on a 1/2–ounce chrome and black Rattle Trap in 6 to 8 foot of water.
For the folks that like to drop shot rig, the Havoc green-pumpkin Bottom Hopper junior worked well in 4 to 8 foot of water around docks.
The white bass were still scattered out on main lake points and humps in 28 to 30 foot of water. They were being caught on Joe Spaits chrome and chartreuse ½-ounce Flash tail spoon and on Bubba’s Bait ¼-ounce chartreuse with white tail crappie jig tipped with a minnow.
The crappie anglers are still having a lot of fun here at Lake Fork. The crappies are being caught in 20 to 24 foot of water over isolated brush piles on a white with orange tail 1/8-ounce Bubba’s Bait Crappie jig. Do not move the crappie very much. They wanted the jig moved very slowly and the bite was very light.
The catfish were not very hungry this week. Most of them were caught in 18 to 24 foot of water over isolated brush piles on punch bait.
Now that the Berkley Tournament is over with, we can get back to some serious fall bass and crappie fishing. Have a safe fishing week.