Lake Fork Weekly Fishing Report

July 25-July 31


The weather remained hot here at Lake Fork and the bass fishing remained good. The water temperatures were in the lower 90s and the water evaporation is taking its toll. The water clarity is continuing to improve.

I had the pleasure to work the 9th annual Bass Camp here at Lake Fork this week. It had the best 36 young men and woman bass fishermen you could ever want to fish with. Wow can they fish! The biggest bass caught during the camp was a 9.11 pound lunker. The best technique this week remained a Carolina rig. However a few good fish were being caught on a jig and the wacky worm.

We continued to use a chartreuse/pepper ring fry on the Carolina rig. We used a peanut butter jelly colored jig with a chartreuse trailer, and of course we used a chartreuse/pumpkin trick worm on our wacky setup.

The white bass were still scattered out on humps and creek channel bends this week. A chrome and chartreuse flutter spoon is still a good way to catch them in 25 foot of water.

The crappie are also pretty scattered out. If you want to catch good numbers of crappies this week go to the Farm-to-Market 515 bridges and use minnows in 28 to 30 foot of water.

The catfish are still being caught all over the lake by using punch bait and minnows. 28 to 30 foot of water is where you want to catch your better cats. Oh yes, baited trees are the way to go.

Yes it is hot, but the bass are biting. Those of us here at J & M Guide Service say have a great fishing week and take a kid fishing. Don’t forget to stay hydrated.