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.
I've been fishing mostly nights this summer and we've been catching some good quality fish. The topwater bite has been unpredictable, but definitely worth trying. Some days we can't get a bite, while others we get lots of action. I've done best on popper baits and spooks. As a general rule, I like the Spooks if there's a wind and the popper baits when the water is slick.
The water temps are in the upper 80s during the night time. The grass is very good (even matted) in some places, yet non-existent in most of my favorite grassy spots from the past. But don't rule out places just because the grass isn't there. I catch tons of fish in areas without any grass.
At night, I've been doing best on points and humps where shallow water meets deep water. Most of my spots have less than 10 feet of water in some place. Texas rigged craws and big 10 and 12 inch worms are always my favorite night baits. My favorites are black/blue, green pumpkin, pumpkinseed, blue fleck, black/red flake, and June bug. We're also catching good fish on skirted jigs, swim baits, spoons, and drop shots.
This last cold front was really nice in mid-July. At night, the air temps were in the 60s and the lake water felt like bath water. 88 degrees is very hot when it's cool out. For us, the cold front slowed down the bite - and I left for family vacation before the bite turned back on. I'm sure I missed some great action.
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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.