December 22, 2012 – Lake Fork Fishing Report

The year is coming to a close, so I guess this will be my last Lake Fork fishing report of 2012!!! The fishing on Lake Fork has fallen off a bit from earlier in the month, but the bite is still very good for this late in the year. Water temperatures are still sitting in the 55-56 degree range on the main lake, and Lake Fork’s water level is 398.37 ft or 4.63 feet below full pool.

I am still catching the majority of my fish in deep water, although I have started to sneak up into some shallower water to pitch 1/2 and 3/4 oz Santone jigs along the creek channels. As the water temps fall, I will start spend more time with a jig in my hand. You don’t normally get a lot of bites with a jig this time of year, but you can certainly catch the fish of a lifetime. A good day numbers wise will be about 8-10 fish, maybe 15 on a really good day. Most of the time, I’m trailing my jig with a Lake Fork Trophy Lures Hyper Freak. Many times, you will catch several fish in a short stretch, and then fish a little while before you get another bite. Be patient!!!

As of late this week, I’ve still been spending the majority of my time in deep water (22-35 ft) with a Santone Slamma rig (umbrella rig) in my hand. The Slamma rig holds up VERY well, and it works great when paired the new LFT Lures Boot Tail Live Magic Shad. In addtion some really nice largemouth, you will catch a TON of 2-3 pound white bass. Some of my clients call these “bonus fish”. They pull super hard and are a lot of fun to catch in between largemouths. The same areas continue to hold fish – points, ridges, road beds, and creek mouths will all have large schools of fish from time to time. A good graph is essential to locating these schools.

We have another major cold front coming in on Christmas day, and our highs are supposed to be 43 and 37 degrees on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. This one could slow the deep bite down some on Lake Fork, but it will make the bite at the local power plant lakes (Monticello and Welsh) even better. I’ve been to Lake Welsh a couple of times already this fall, and the fishing has been very good. I should be making a trip to Lake Monticello very soon as well.

If you’d like to book a trip on Lake Fork or one of these power plant lakes, please call, email, or text me. We can run split days (power plant /Lake Fork) if you’d like. Also, my spring is really filling up quickly. If you’d like to get in on some of Lake Fork’s spring fishing, you might want to get with me soon on a date.

Thanks to all of you who have fished with me in 2012!!! I’m looking to a great 2013!!! Merry Christmas!!!

Marc Lake Fork December 2012

Joe Lake Fork December 2012

Jason Lake Fork December 2012

Keith Lake Fork December 2012

Santone Jig December 2012