Lake Fork Weekly Fishing Report (July 31 - August 6)

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By JOHN MORRIS

It was another hot week here at Lake Fork. The water temperatures stayed in the lower to middle 90s and the water clarity is getting better every day.

The bass fishing was fair. You really had to work for the bass using spoons and wacky worms to cover the complete water column. The Joe Spaits chrome and chartreuse flutter took the honors for best bait this week. We fished it in 22 to 24 foot of water on main lake humps and creek bends. Once more, you have to keep the spoon close to the bottom in the strike zone.

When fishing really slows down go to a Zoom chartreuse/pumpkin Trick Worm rigged wacky style around docks and isolated stumps in 4 to 6 feet of water. The more isolated the dock is and the older the dock is, the more fish you will find around it. The shady side of the dock is the best side to fish.

The white bass were biting extremely well this week. You can find them in 28 to 30 foot of water and you can catch them on a Joe Spaits chrome and chartreuse flutter spoon. You want to swim the spoon about three to four feet off the bottom for the best results. Have fun!

The crappie fishing this week was fair to good. We used white with an orange tail Bubba’s Bait 1/8 ounce Crappie jig tipped with a small minnow. They were on the 515 bridges this week in 26 to 28 foot of water.

The catfish were eating well this week. The best time to catch them is 7:30 to 9:30 in the mornings around isolated trees. Jell-O bait was at the top of their menu this week. The best water depth to catch them is 28 foot.

Stay hydrated and keep the spoon in the strike zone.

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