Wow, what a great week to fish beautiful Lake Fork. The water temperatures are in the lower 80s and the water clarity over most of the week is stained. However, the water clarity is getting better day by day.
The bass fishing was outstanding this week. There were three good patterns to catch bass on this week. The first is the Carolina rig. We used a Buddy’s Custom Baits from here at Lake Fork watermelon/candy/red Boss Hog with dyed chartreuse dyed tails on the Carolina rig in 18 feet of water. The second pattern was the Boss Hog rigged on a ¼-ounce shaky head jig. You had to move the shaky head jig extremely slow with very little movement. Our best shaky head bite came in 6 feet of water. The third pattern was the chartreuse/pumpkin Zoom trick worm with a nail in the head fished wacky style. With the air temperatures reaching the upper 80s and the lower 90s every day, make sure you stay hydrated. Drink a lot of water!
The crappie fishing picked up this week. The chartreuse Bubba’s Bait 1/8 ounce crappie jig did the trick most of the week. There were a couple of day’s we needed to tip the crappie jig with a minnow. We found them in 22 to 24 feet of water on brush piles and around the FM 515 bridges.
The white bass fishing slowed down this week. They are still on the main lake humps and on old sharp creek bends. The best bait this week for the white bass was the Joe Spaits white and black Flashtail jigging spoon.
The catfish anglers had a good week. They went back to punch bait in 18 feet of water on main creek brush piles and old trees that was baited.
On our equipment list this week was our Ranger 520c powered by a Mercury 250 Pro XS, Duckett rods, ABU Garcia reels, Stren line, Buddy’s Custom Baits, Zoom soft plastics, Bubba’s Baits Crappie jigs and Joe Spaits spoons.
Here at J&M Guide Service, we have a few days open in June for guided bass trips. Give us a call at (903) 413-6919 or E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a safe fishing week and stay hydrated.