I wanted to give a brief breakdown how I plan to fish this upcoming weekend (5-10/5-11) on Lake Fork and provide links to some of the tackle/equipment I’ll be using. Hopefully this helps some of you. Good news is the fish are still moving up on beds, top water bite is picking up and the weather is warming.
Here are a few fish we caught today 5-8-13
Water temp this morning was 67, while in the later part of the day I was finding temps reaching 76. Winds started out calm early in the morning, then became breezy later in the afternoon. Water clarity seems to be getting better and has cleared up a lot after the bad winds we had last week. This weekend you’ll want to keep an eye out on the forecast as we could have some weather moving in.
I’m seeing a lot of fish in mid-lake areas, back in the creeks up shallow. Not to say you won’t find fish in other areas, but this is where I’m spending most of my time.
In the early morning try a Yellow Magic (Bone) . Hopefully the cloud cover this weekend will provide some opportunity to catch a few up on top.
If the clouds start clearing and/or the action slows down, change it up. For sight fishing I’ve been T-Rigging a Okeechobee Craw with a #3 Owner Rig-N-Hook and a 1/8 oz weight.
If you’re planning a trip to Lake Fork this weekend, I hope the above information helps you catch a monster. As always, whether you’re looking to gain knowledge before a tournament or just want to come out and enjoy some good fishing, I’d appreciate the opportunity to help and share my knowledge with you. The best way to see what dates I have available is to give me a call @ 972 – 757 – 7947.
With the Ram Mega Bass tournament right around the corner, and the opportunity to win a Dodge truck every hour, it’s time to get excited because the spring fishing here on Lake Fork has been great, especially for bigger fish. Last week we had some high winds and the temps dropped again. However, it seems to be warming and my advice is to just hold the course, keep it simple and put the time on the water because fish are cruising the shallows, sitting off secondary points and hunkered down on beds. A few baits you’ll want in your boat for this tournament are a watermelon gold fluke, sun perch jig and tomato color finesse worm. Spring is here and Lake Fork is producing some monster fish.
Here’s a nice one with a client!
Earlier last week I fished the Bass-N-Buck$ and caught one over the slot weighing 8.87, as well as two heavier fish that went in the slot. All my big fish have been coming on a finesse worm using a drop shot 4′ – 8′ of water. You’ll want to focus on secondary points back in the creeks. When not fishing those areas, you should be further back in the creeks sight fishing 1′ – 2′ of water while looking for fish planted in the dirt.
Whether you’re looking to gain knowledge before a tournament or just want to come out and enjoy some good fishing this spring, I’d appreciate the opportunity to help and share my knowledge. The best way to see what dates I have available is to just give me a call @ 972 – 757 – 7947
Welcome to the site! This is our first official post, expect many more to come this season. To get things rolling, we went out yesterday for a little over an hour. Our idea was to help those of you coming to fish the Mega Bass tourney next week. Honestly, I was excited when Eric asked me to help him get set up on the web because I knew I was going to get out on the lake with him.
If you’re coming to Lake Fork this weekend to fish Ram Mega Bass and want to do well, YOU WILL BE SIGHT FISHING.These fish are on beds, cruising shallow and the water is starting to clear up. The wind has been down the last few days and that has helped as well. As of this post, we stand a good chance of getting some rain before the weekend, possibly Friday, and this might change things. You will want to find the clearest water possible. Two baits you don’t want to be without:
ZOOM Finesse Worm (Tomato:) wacky rig
Black/Blue Jig - Paca Craw
I asked Eric how he would approach the tournament with the current conditions: Troll the banks with a wacky rig, tomato color finesse worm and look for big fish on beds. When you find that big fish, grab the jig! In the hour or so we fished, every. time. he. spotted. a. fish. he had a small black/blue jig - Paca Craw in his hand. The trick here is patience, keep the bait in strike zone and pay attention.
As fun as slot fish are to catch, they won’t get you a check, they get you a ticket. Eric said to expect a lot of overs and really heavy under fish to come to the scales. I wanted to see some fat unders! Eric had other plans. He wanted to catch a fat over. Truth is, Eric would rather catch every fish he sees while looking for a big fish than focus on catching an under for his web guy. What I learned in the hour I had with Eric on the water is that he just loves to fish.
We continued to cruise the bank with a wacky rig while looking for fish on beds. We found a big fish but Eric said she would be too difficult to catch right now. Maybe he was saving her for a client. I don’t know. While Eric wanted to find that over and catch every fish he came across, I finally called him out. “Eric, show me a fat under. I want to get off the lake.” He finally replied: (SIGH)Oh, you want an under?
Within five minutes of me taunting Eric about the under, he picked this one up, put it in my face and said:
You’re going to need some of these in your boat !
Eric is as confident an angler as I have ever come across. Within an hour and 25 minutes of fishing with the man, I finally got it. He can flat out fish!