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Brooks Rogers'
Lake Fork Fishing Report

Report Submitted 2-7-18

Brooks Rogers

Well big bass season is finally here! When I look back at the history of this lake and my own personal catches the month of February is most of the time the best. The weather has the final say this month but for the hearty fisherman it's a great month.

When you fish in February the first thing you most consider is the weather and not just the weather of the fishing day but the weather you've had leading up to it. This year on Fork grass will not be much of a factor. There is some shallow coontail moss in places but that's about it. This time of year if they previous few days weather is close to normal or if we've been on a warming trend I will fish the northern reaches of the lake where the water is warmer. With the lake around 1 foot low now I look for creek channel bends, little ditches and draws, and lay down logs. A black/blue jig in 1/2 oz or 1/4 oz depending on the wind and depth is a good choice. Spinnerbaits and chatterbaits are hard to beat as well. If we can get 4 or 5 days of warm days and more especially warm nights don't be surprised to find spawning activity in these areas.

The other pattern worth mentioning is a suspending jerkbait. If the weather is colder than normal or if the creeks get extremely muddy a suspending jerkbait on mainlake points is hard to beat. I typically use gold/black/orange combo on cloudy day and chrome/blue or clown on a sunny day. I typically keep my boat in 10-15 foot depths and cast shallower. I also like the points at the mouths of the major spawning bays.

I still have a few February days open. Call soon because it's filling fast! I can be reached anytime at 903 780-0680. Also be sure and like my FB page.


Fishing Report by Lake Fork Guide Brooks Rogers

Phone:(903) 780-0680


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