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John Morris'
Lake Fork Fishing Report

FROM: J & M Guide Service
Report Submitted: 11-20-16

Lake Fork Pro Guide John Morris of J&M Guide Service with a 9.7 bass caught April 26, 2012

DATES: 14 – 20 November 2016
This week started out with beautiful weather and the Bass were really putting on the feedbag. The water temperatures stayed in the mid 60’s and the water clarity was good. However, all things must come to an end! The wind came in on Thursday and Friday and the Bass bite slowed down. The Zoom California 420 Ole Monster 10.5 worm was still the best bait this week in 4 to 6 feet of water. The Rattle Trap bite is picking back up and the Strike King 1.5 Gizzard Shad square bill crankbait bite is consistent. A couple of observations were made this week. Number 1 is that the lily pads are dying out the Bass have stopped relating to them as much. Number 2 is that the Hydrilla is not holding as many fish. The fish have starting to relate to isolated timber in the creeks and on small creek humps where shad are gathered up. This coming week as the water temperatures will fall near the 60-degree mark, you might want to think about getting out the jigs. (Hint –Hint)  For equipment list this week, our Ranger Z522 from Nichols Marine in Longview, TX performed outstandingly in the rough water getting my client’s and I home safe and dry. We also used Duckett rods and ABU Garcia Orra SX reels with Stren line.

The White Bass fishing is still hit and miss. We are starting to see more and more of them in the back of creeks chasseing shad. The good ole Rattle Trap worked well this week they even hit the Strike King 1.5 square bill crankbait.

The Crappie fishing was very good this week. The root beer with blue tail Crappie jig worked the best. Friday the minnows worked the best due to the frontal passage we had.

The Catfish bite was very good this week. The people that were having the best luck were using cut bait in 24 foot of water and baiting trees.

Lake Fork Marina remains the showcase of tackle shops on Lake Fork. The have the best selection of Strike King Crankbaits in the whole area. They also have a good selection of Duckett rods and ABU Garcia reels. Stop in, talk to the friendly staff, and get the latest on what is happening on the lake.

Here at J & M Guide Service we wish everybody a very Happy Thanksgiving!

John Morris

Fishing Report by Lake Fork Guide John Morris

J & M Guide Service
(903) 413-6919


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