Winter Bass Fishing

The winter months can provide some great fishing action here in northeast Texas. Here are just a few fish from the last couple of weeks:

Lake Fork Fishing Report – 9/13/2012

Lake Fork is still turning over, and the fishing remains tough (for the most part). The best bite seems to be shallow, and if you can find some submerged vegetation, you will find some fish.

The lake is sitting at 399.36 or 3.64 ft below normal pool. Water temps have been in the mid-80s, but those will continue to fall with the cooler weather and shorter days. With the end of the turnover and the cooler water temps, the fishing will pick up.

Look for shad in the backs of pockets just off of the main lake and in the backs of major creeks as the month progresses. Just about any bait will work when these fish are actively feeding, but some of my favorites are a Santone Get Five spinnerbait, a Chatterbait with 3.5″ Lake Fork Trophy Lures Live Magic Shad, a squarebill crankbait, a lipless crankbait, and a frog.

The McDonald’s Big Bass Splash is coming up September 21-23, so the lake will be jam packed for that. If you don’t have a room yet, I hear that there are a few rooms at some of the hotels in Sulphur Springs. From what I understand, there is nothing available around the lake.

Best of luck to all of those competing in the coming weeks. October looks to be a great month to get out on Lake Fork. It is historically one of my favorite months to fish Lake Fork. If you’re looking for a guide, please give me a shout.

Video | Evan Pennington | Lake Fork Guide Jason Hoffman

This is a video of 11 year old Evan P. catching a nice 8+ pound bass on Lake Fork while fishing with Lake Fork guide Jason Hoffman on June 29, 2012.

Tips | Tactics | McDonald’s Big Bass Splash | Lake Fork | 1

McDonald’s Big Bass Splash – Tips and Tacticts – Lake Fork

Tips | Tactics | McDonald’s Big Bass Splash | Lake Fork | 2

Falcon Lake – 7 lber – August 2011

We had an incredible day of fishing on Falcon Lake that day. We weighed 19 fish over 7 pounds off of this one spot shown in the video, and there were several more that were close to 7 pounds that we didn’t even take the time to weigh. It was probably the most incredible two hours of bass fishing that I have ever experienced. We were literally calling our shots.

Falcon Lake | 8 lb bass | Lake Fork Guide Jason Hoffman

This was an 8+ pounder that we caught on the same day in the same spot that we caught the 7 pounder shown above. Again, we weighed 19 fish over 7 pounds on that point that day. At one point, we had a “triple” of a 7.88, 9.50, and another 7.88. We have had some bigger “doubles” in my career as a fishing guide, but we have never had a “triple” that big!!!

Falcon Lake 11 lb 1 oz Bass August 2, 2011

Asha | 8 pound Lake Fork Bass | Guide Jason Hoffman

Lake Fork Bass Guide Jason Hoffman