It's 2:00 p.m. as I write this report, and the temperature outside is 32 degrees and falling!!! We are supposed to get down to 23 degrees later this afternoon. For northeast Texas, that's cold!!!
Before this past Friday, the fishing was fantastic. Friday, the clouds moved in, and the bite got much tougher because of it. This time of year, sunshine rules as the fish can feel the warmth of the sun and they will be much more active because of it.
On Wednesday and Thursday, I had Gary and Ken, and those guy put a whipping on the big fish. They had a 6-06, 6-09, 6-13, 6-14, 7-07, 7-09, and an 8-09 to go along with several other fish in the 3-5 lb range. Gary kept saying, " I don't think there any little fish in this lake!!"
To say I love the month of February would be an understatement. The big females are on the move and setting up for their annual spawning ritual. When you know where to look, you will find those females staging, and you can find those types of places all over Lake Fork.
Main lake points, secondary points, and creek channel swings are all GREAT places to find the fish of a lifetime right now. The depth at which they are holding will vary from day to day. We have caught them as shallow as 2 ft and as deep as 22 ft of water.
Water temperatures were 49.8-50.1 in the areas I fished Friday. It will be interesting to see what the temps will be when I get back on the water later this week (my trips the next couple of days are rescheduling due to weather). I would expect the water temps to be in the mid-40s, but I don't expect the fish to be far from where I left them last week.
I will give you an update later this week!!! Here are some pics from this past week: