Not much has changed here on Lake Fork in the last month – the bite is still pretty darn good. Lake level is 398.52, or 4.48 ft below full pool, and water temps are sitting around 61-63 degrees. That will change with the big cold front that is coming in on Monday, so it will be interesting to see what that does to the bite next week. I’m not convinced that it will hurt the deep bite too much.
I know there are some shallow fish that can be caught flipping jig to big timber around the creek channels, but I am spending all of my time fishing the deep fish. Luckily, I’ve been off on the days where the wind has blown 25-30 mph!!!
I’m still throwing the same baits in (many of) the same places as last month. Points, road beds, deep channel swings, and humps are all holding fish. The road beds on the north end are in the 16-18 ft range, while the points on the south end will hold fish as deep as 30-31 ft. Use your electronics to cover water and look for the schools of fish. You will find the bass mixed in with the BIG white bass on many of these spots.
Flutter spoons from Lake Fork Trophy Lures, jigging spoons, tail spinners, and a Santone Slamma rig (umbrella rig/Alabama rig) will all catch fish of all species. The Santone Slamma rig is my personal favorite. The strikes are vicious, and it’s not uncommon to catch more than one fish (bass and/or big white bass) at a time!!!
I still have some open dates this month if you’d like to come out to Lake Fork and get in on some of this action. I also made a trip to Lake Welsh last week and we boated 34 largemouth bass in 4 hours of fishing. I run trips on Lake Welsh and Lake Monticello in the winter months, and it’s a lot of fun to catch these hard fighting power plant lake fish!!! You can see my website at http://lakefork.us for contact and booking information.