Lake Fork Fishing Report-August 2010
The good ole’ summer bite is on in full swing here at Lake Fork and so is the fishing. There are just a few techniques and baits I concentrate on when targeting deep bass and I’m also going to let you in on a few of my secrets including how to catch those tricky suspended fish you mark on your electronics over that deep structure. On top of catching a lot of quality fish off deep structure such as roadbeds, creek channels, humps, points and old underwater tank dams., but as an added treat I’m going to share a trick that’s literally “explosive”, and no its not chartreuse dynamite.
PG104-76 / Carolina Rig with a 2-3ft leader paired with a ¾-1oz Tru-Tungsten weight, the reason I throw Tru-Tungsten weights on a carolina rig is for several reasons,..
Smaller profile, in return it keeps you substantially more weedless because of the lack of bulkiness.
Sensitivity is increased by 99% because tungsten is so much harder than lead or brass, in return it keeps you knowing what you are dragging thru when you get bit, which will help you put that patter on the pattern.
I throw a rig anytime and anywhere I start marking fish and/or bait hugging the bottom near structure. When throwing a rig I like to cast out to the area my where I marked the cover/fish and slowly drag it back, keeping the bait right on the bottom and in contact with the bottom/structure.
PG104-76 / Football Head Jig in green pumpkin or a natural craw color. Throwing a football head jig can not only catch a few more fish after a school has died down from the rig bite but can also produce some bone jarring bite from some real toads. Throw it to the same structure and try either dragging it back or popping it off the bottom to entice a lethargic bass to bite. I like the Strike King Rage Craw as a trailer in matching hues. . Areas to concentrate on would be Bell Hump, the points in the mouth of Little Caney, SRA point, Saw Mill Hump, 515 West or East.
PG143-70 tossing a shad colored Bass Trix Swimbait on a Spin Trix head around vertical structure like bridges, trees or deep docks. This is very simple to master buy using your electronics to see where in the water column the bait and fish are holding then back off and cast it past them letting it sink down to that depth and just slowly reel it back, when they eat this bait tour rod will just load up and then the fight is on!
Try a Strike King 6XD crank bait in Sexy Shad tossed in the same areas here will also pick up a few extra fish. I like throwing this on Large isolated trees or any bridge here at Lake Fork.
PG144-70 and a Spro Frog, yes you heard me, this frog thrown in anywhere from .1-6ft thru Lilly pads, peppergrass or over hydrilla can be absolutely intense and result in some giant bass. When throwing the frog I prefer the following colors, Leopard, Natural Green, Black or White. Thje black is best under cloudy conditions, the White under sunny skies and the Leapord or Natural Green you have to just throw around during the day to see if they decide they want it that day. Most people forget that every lake has fish that stay shallow all year because of the oxygen put off by the vegetation.
I hope these techniques, patterns and locations assist you in your next trip to Lake Fork and help greater your odds in catching that fish of a lifetime. I also now have my 2008 Ranger Z520 with a brand new 2010 Mercury ProXs, dual Power-Poles, Lowrance HDS 10 w/ LSS-1 Structure scan and many more extras for sale. If I can help you in anyway when you come to Lake Fork whether you need a good place to stay, eat or a demo ride in potentailly your new Ranger boat feel free to give me a call.
Untill Next Time
Tight Lines and God Bless,
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