The fishing has been tough this past week with high winds and cold fronts one right after another, the wind has been the big factor when it is 25 to 35 a lot of the lake is un fishable and it limits were you can fish and how you can fish. At this time the bass are moving into the shallows here at Lake Fork getting ready to spawn, and you can expect many more big bass to start showing up as we get into March. Looks like things are shaping up for another great spawn here at Lake Fork. Lake conditions are great right now going into the spring spawning season, water level is about 4 foot low but in great shape, and the grass is coming back in places. Water temperatures have been ranging from 52-54 depending on what areas you are in with the warmest water being at the very backs of the creeks during the peak of the day. The water clarity has also varied from stained to fairly clear, in some areas, but the fish have not seemed to mind either way.
Baits and presentations have not change much since my last report, for me they have been a combination of several things right now, with the warming trends and all these cold fronts playing a big role in what is most productive from day to day and even from early morning to afternoon. On the cold front days and cooler mornings, I have been starting out with lipless crank baits and shallow running crank baits, Red or red/orange, and shad colors have been best, around secondary points, ditches, and near spawning flats in 3 to 8 feet of water. The spinner bait bite has also been good early and late on wind blown main lake and secondary points and pockets. The numbers have been down this past week but the quality of the bass we are catching has been good! A few warm days and the spawn will be on, I seen some beds today no fish on them yet, they are moving in at night and fanning out beds, so its getting close!!
Good places to try are Birch Creek, Pinson, Wolf Creek, White Oak Branch, Long Branch, and the back of Little Caney, Glade, these creeks always produce big pre spawn bass this time of year. This is the time of year we all look forward to, the spawn is just days away so don’t miss out on the best Big Bass action! of the year. If you would like to book a guide trip, my spring days are going fast book now!! For best available dates. Call 903-629-5085 or my Cell 903-629-5085 Check out my Web site www.lakeforktexasbigbass.com
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