Pre-spawn bass fishing Lake Fork with Doug Shampne

Pre-spawn bass fishing Lake Fork has started with the mostly warm days and mild nights. We just had a couple of nights in the lower 30’s which slowed things down a bit, but will pick up as we go into next week. Water surface temperature every where I went on yesterdays trip was in the mid 50’s. Lake level is about 2 feet below normal. But that also could change as the forecast is from 2-4 inches of rain Sunday night and Monday, so stay tuned. The best bait yesterday was the black finesse worm rigged with a split shot fished around the bigger stumps in 5 feet of water. The next best bait was the red eyed trap in red fished around the stumps also. That bait was catching the suspending pre-spawn bass Lake Fork in February. I also caught a few on the suspending jerk bait in shad and the black/blue jig with a #11 black port trailer. As I said in my last report, we show no freezing temperatures the next 10 days which gets us to March. One of my favorite times to fish for pre-spawn bass Lake Fork is the last 2 weeks of March and that period may be earlier this year. So if you are waiting to book your trip watching the weather, might want to get it on the books soon, I furnish everything for your trip just come get in my boat and go fishing. Now for you crappie fisherman, I saw a boat sitting under the 514 bridge at Running Creek using minnows and making a haul on the crappie. The bridge sits in 10-14 feet of water so the crappie are on the move using the creeks to head to the spawning areas. Give me a call or text 940-902-3855 to check out open dates or book a trip. Don’t wait too long as the good dates go fast and the weekend dates go even faster. So give me a call! #lakeforkbassfishingguides #lakeforkguides #lakeforkfishingguides #lakeforkcrappieguides #guidesonlakefork

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