Spring is in full swing here on Lake Fork, and a lot of our bass have made there way to the many shallow spawning flats that Lake Fork has to offer. Water temps are mostly ranging from 59-62 degrees, but warmer water can be found in certain areas. The water is stained to muddy depending on the area, with the water on the north ends and in most major creeks being dirtier than it is down south on the main lake. After the rain we got this past Tuesday and Wednesday, the lake rose a few inches to just under normal pool of 403.0, but the gates have been open, and we are now sitting at 402.84 as of this writing.
The bass can be caught on just about anything right now. Some of the best choices in the upper ends of the lake are the Strike King Caffeine Shad and Swim'n Caffeine Shad, Lake Fork Hyper Stick, a Santone Spinnerbait, and a Santone Rayburn Swim Jig.
We have caught a BUNCH of big fish this spring on the Santone Rayburn Swim Jig fishing behind others who are throwing a Chatterbait or other bladed jigs. One of the things that separate the Santone swim jig from some other brands is the hook. It's strong and sharp, and that's what you need when you're hunting GIANTS on Lake Fork. Mean Green is my "go to" color, and I match it with a Pearl Flash 3.75" Strike King Rage Swimmer. It's an awesome combination!!!
Our big bass of the month was a 10-09 caught by Greg on March 27. She was Greg's new personal best!!!
As we move into April, we will have more fish pulling up to spawn, and these baits will continue to produce. If you are coming to Lake Fork, I wish you the best of luck!!!
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