Pattern – pre-spawning areas (first contour line in spawning flats)
Technique – Weightless STICKBAIT
Tough day over all, we did manage to catch Nine fish, Mostly on Stick Baits (Black Blue Flake & Junebug) and couple on a small Neon Pumpkin jig. I had bunch of hits on a C-Rigged 8″ Watermelon Candy Lizard, but none in the boat. Our biggest was around 5 lbs. It was very windy, water clarity is still poor, but clearing up in the back of small & secondary coves and around docks protected from the wind.
The wind was a definite factor today, thank the Lord for my Minn Kota Ultrex Trolling Motor. We fished mostly out of the wind, but those gusts were something even out of the wind.
The water temps, we saw were between 58′ – 64’f, the fish were more active in the warmer water. From the Social Media pictures and reports I’ve seen, Sight fishing is on now!!! Though, We saw no bedding fish in the water that was clear enough to see them. The biggest fish we caught appeared to be a female that had already spawned out. She was over 21″ but only about 5 lbs, absolutely no belly. So, the Fork Bass might be further along in the spawning process than most folks think, despite the colder water temps & poor water clarity we have had the early spring thus far.
Top hourly $15,000 winners include:
08:00 – 8.40 lbs. Anthony Jones, Irving TX
09:00 – 11.34 lbs. Owen Rowland, Bearden AR
10:00 – 2.50 lbs. Richard Michaels, Alba TX
11:00 – 2.55 lbs. Alan Swarts, Mt Vernon, TX
12:00 – 9.65 lbs. Eric Worley, Fort Worth, TX
01:00 – 11.38 lbs. Garrett Hall, Kilgore TX
02:00 – 11.13 lbs. Bryan Toombs, Royse City, TX
Complete Hourly Results
Published on Mar 5, 2018
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Lake Fork Bass Fishing Seminar 02-09-2018
Bi Weekly Free Seminars, the next one will be Friday February 23rd at Lake Fork Marina at 6pm.
Last Saturday, I fished Lake Fork the first time in over Four years. One of my former fishing buddies bought a Skeeter Boat and we took it out on a cold and windy day. The bites were few and far between but it bought back some good memories. The fish I caught, the McDonald’s Tournament, and fishing with my friends.
I fished Lake Fork for 18 years, from 1996 to 2014. Hard-core from 1998 to 2009. In 2009, I severely injured my right foot, being a Lefty, that was foot ran the trolling motor, which put me in the back seat and limited my fishing to only when I had someone that could run the front end with me. In 2012, I developed a heart condition until that left me dizzy headed and balance challenged. So, after only using my boat three times for 2012-2014. I sold my 1995 Stratos 268, a boat that served me well, sold and gave away my tackle and stopped fishing.
Feeling better and even out on the rough day. I decided to start Fishing again. I don’t whether this blog will go in depth as my old ” Fishin Fork” site did. This Blog will be a work in Progress. I will be added links and content I as go.