Lake Fork Weekly Fishing Report

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This week met us with more storms and rising water. However, it did not affect the fishing very much. The water temperatures remained in the upper 70s and the water clarity remained stained.

Three different patterns worked well this week. The first was a watermelon/red Zoom Baby Brush Hog fished on a Carolina rig in 20 feet of water on main lake points and creek sub points. The next was the good ole Texas rig. We used California 420 Zoom Mag II worm with a 3/16 South bend slip sinker and an Eagle Claw L 045 worm hook to make up our Texas rig. We also dyed the tail of the Mag II worm chartreuse. The bass wanted the worm moved very slowly.

The final good technique this week was the wacky worm. We fished the chartreuse/pumpkin Zoom trick worm with a nail in the head in the duck week and Hydrilla. Again, you have to be very slow with your movement of the wacky worm.

The crappie anglers had to work for keeper crappies this week. The Bubba’s Bait 1/8 ounce chartreuse crappie worked the best all week. The FM 515 bridges seem to be the best place to find keeper Crappie this week.

The white bass fishing slowed down this week. They are still stacked up main lake humps. We found that if you used a black and chartreuse Bubba’s Bait crappie jig tipped with a minnow you still could catch a limit of white bass.

The catfish anglers are struggling to catch good catfish this week. Most of the good catfish anglers went to cut bait this week and moved into 15 to 18 feet around baited trees.

On our equipment list this week was our Ranger Z520c powered by a Mercury 250 Pro XS, Duckett rods, ABU Garcia reels, Stren line, Zoom Soft plastics, Buddy’s Custom Baits, Bubba’s Baits Crappie jigs and Strike King hard baits.

Here at J&M Guide Service we still have a few dates left open in June for guided bass trips. Give us a call at 903-413-6919 or e-mail us at bassmr@geusnet.com. Have a safe fishing week and be courteous to your fellow anglers and guides.

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