This has been a typical up and down season. Water was cold and 7ft low in February. In March, it came up 4 feet and muddied up most of the lake. By the end of March, fish started moving up on the beds in the clearer areas. Now, the lake is looking good and we're seeing quite a few good fish on the beds. As I write this report, the lake is 3ft low and it is raining and supposed to rain all day long. I expect this will bring the lake up enough to trigger another wave of spawning bass to the banks.
Last week was our best week yet. We got several fish over 8 pounds, including a 10.5# and a 11.25# bass. I got both on video. If I get time today, I'll post to my Facebook page. If not, it should be soon. Be sure to keep up with the Facebook page, because I don't have time to make reports. I'm booked solid through the first week of May.
May is becoming my favorite month of the year. In previous years, I would take the last 2 weeks of May off for vacation. The last couple of years, I decided to wait until the fishing slowed down in July. Last year, May was my best month. And as the pros proved by setting a 3 day record of 110 pounds, May can be an awesome month. I can usually find bedding bass any day in May. But in May you can catch fish on basically any method you like. And white bass is always an option too. So May is probably the best month of the year for taking a beginner or child.
June is my favorite month for night fishing. Book your May or June trip now!
Book your trip online at http://www.fishingguidenow.com/bookonline.cfm?guideID=2
Right now, we are catching almost 100% of our fish on beds. Be sure to check out my book on sight fishing for bass at http://www.bassfishing.org/spawnbook
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.