January 15, 2020

It’s hard to believe that 2020 is here!!! We are fortunate to be able to catching big bass all year long here on Lake Fork, but the next few months are our best months for catching GIANT bass!!!

Current Conditions on Lake Fork: Water Level is currently 401.1 as of this writing. Water clarity is good on the south end and stained to muddy in the upper ends/backs of creeks. Water temperature is 51-53 depending on area.

For the next 6-8 weeks, you will find the following baits on the deck of my Ranger Z521L: Strike King Red Eye Shad in Delta Red, a white Strike King Thunder Cricket with a matching 3.5″ Lake Fork Trophy Lures Live Magic Shad, a Mean Green 5/16 oz Santone Lures Swim Jig, a suspending jerk bait, and a KVD 1.5 Squarebill crankbait.

I prefer to cover as much water as possible, and I will fish these baits in the back half of the major creeks around secondary points, creek channels, ditches, drains, and grassy flats. Most days, the key to catching fish is creating a reaction bite. I’ll have my clients bump stumps and tick grass whenever possible. Important: If you catch a fish, work that area very throughly. You will cover a lot of water without catching a fish, but you will typically catch more than one within close proximity.

If you prefer to slow down and truly hunt for that fish of a lifetime, there’s no better way to do it than by fishing a 3/8 or 1/2 black and blue Santone Rattlin’ jig. Work the biggest trees you can find along creek channels, and be ready. The bite will most likely be a light one, but the fight could be one you’ll never forget.

We still have a few open dates beginning in February, so if you’re looking for a guide on Lake Fork drop me an email or shoot me a text and we will get you set up to chase some trophy bass. Phone calls are fine too, but they can get a little tricky this time of year!!! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Thank you!!!