Lake Fork Fishing Report

Lake Fork fishing with guide Doug Shampine

As we start winding down the month of September, the Lake Fork fishing remains good for numbers. This means schooling fish in the 2 lb range or less. But you can have fun doing so. For the shallow bite, I am catching 20-30 bass a day using 1/4 chrome rattle trap, texas rigged baby brush hog, white frog and and a light Carolina rig. For the deeper bass, I am using a 1/4 chrome rattle trap, Carolina rig and a storm swim bait in shad color. But is you are looking for the big bite, this is really the time to find that. Soon the lake will start the fall turn over, and when that is over sometime in October the big bass will move in and fishing will really get good! Now as for the Lake Fork fishing, the crappie has been good in brush piles in 20 feet of water. Minnows or a jig will catch crappie and you can take home a mess of fish to eat. Best jig colors has been the chartreuse pepper or blue ice color. Numbers have been good and crappie fishing will be good from now into January. December is the month we go from keeping crappie that is 10″ or more to keeping any size. That will be during the months of December through February. If you decide you want to try Lake Fork fishing for sand bass, I am starting to find them schooling in some of the creeks where the bass are feeding. But the really big sand bass wont show up until November when the water gets cooler. So this will give you several options when planning your Lake Fork fishing trip. I am now booking 2017 fishing trips, dates go fast in the spring, so you will want to book as soon as possible. So keep that In mind when planning your Lake Fork fishing trip for 2017. A fishing trip makes a great gift! #lakeforkbassfishingguides #lakeforkguides #lakefork #lakeforkfishingguides #lakeforkcrappieguides #lakeforkfishing

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