This last front really got the bass turned on. We could have easily got 100 bass (not counting white and yellow bass) today. We probably got 80 today and we left em biting several times in search of bigger bass. Unfortunately, the big one got away this time (shook a deep diving crankbait). But there's a few big fish biting - and the big fish bite will get better as temps decline to 60 degrees. Today, we had 67 degree water temps (about as good as it gets).
The lake is currently a few inches above full, which is nice because I was able to go into a cove with trees right at the top of the water level without scratching my new boat. When it goes down a few inches, it will be very dangerous again. The lake is clear for the most part, but it has a lot of muddy coves from all the rain. Grass is pretty good. We had some 4-5 ft grass that just got flooded - and we have a lot of floating grass that has more water on it now.
This must have been the best spawn we've had in many years. We have tons of 8-16 inch fish. Which explains why best baits are small baits right now. Fish a small plastic on a drop shot, C-rig, T-rig, wacky, weightless, shaky head - you name it. They will eat it. Most of the fish I'm catching are over 12 feet deep. So heavy baits are best. I'm really catching a ton on tailspinners and spoons. They catch everything (including tons of white bass, yellow bass, catfish, and crappie). Today, it was mostly largemouth. So plastic baits were as effective as the lead.
The fishing's awesome and nobody's on the lake. Its a great time to come.
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I try to post a couple of pictures to my Facebook page every trip. So keeping up with that page is a much better report than what I can do in front of my computer at home. If you follow my Facebook page (actually, the Facebook term is "like"), you can get my posts without delay. I often post pictures as soon as we catch them - and almost always post the same day. So if you see several big fish in the same day, you can rest assured the fishing is good then. If you wait until I post a fishing report, you can be sure that it has slowed down enough for me to leave the lake. Go to www.Facebook.com/LakeForkFishingGuide and click the "like" option to get the posts.
Here are a few of the things that I put on the Facebook Page:
1) Pictures of clients holding fish (of course)
2) Pictures of landscapes around the lake.
3) Pictures and videos of wildlife around the lake
4) Fishing Reports
5) Updates about pages on my website
6) Updates when someone catches a giant bass on Fork
7) Basslog information
I plan to query the basslog at least once a month and post my results on Facebook. So, if you want to know the best baits to be using (for example) or you just like to see statistics, then you should "like" the Facebook page so you can get instant updates.
The link to remember for my Facebook page is www.Facebook.com/LakeForkFishingGuide. But now you don't have to remember that because you can just go to any page on www.bassfishing.org and you will find the feed.
Be sure to "like" the page so you can get the information as soon as it gets posted.
If you would like to receive my fishing report notifications by email, go to www.bassfishing.org/dbaccess/fishingreportrequests.cfm
All you need is your name and email address. If you are receiving reports by email and wish to discontinue receiving them, simply go to www.bassfishing.org/reports/unsubscribe.cfm
Good fishing and good luck. You can't catch them if you don't go.