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Seth Vanover's
Lake Fork Catfishing and Crappie Fishing Report

October, 2014
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Submitted: 10-8-14

Well folks, I apologize for being out of the loop for so long! We have been on the water so much catching fish, things get crazy! We had a great summer and so far early in the fall has been stellar as well.

Lets first start be saying the lake is down right now about 4 feet. There are a lot of stumps that are showing themselves in the boat runs. So please be careful and take your time. The fish will be there, just make sure you arrive safe! Now, lets talk fishin!

First off, this has been an absolute stellar year for the channel cats! All summer long up until 2 days before this report we have been catching limit after limit of channel catfish ranging from 2 pounds to the biggest tipping scales at over 13 pounds! I'm tellin ya folks, the channel cats are still on fire. We have been fishing baited and non baited holes in 20 to 25 feet for the last 3 months with the best success I've seen in years. The bait of choice has been Stubby's Catfish Bait. This is a cheesebait that will outfish anything on the market! If you are interested in this bait, just get with me and I can tell you how to get some. Lets move on to the crappie!

Crappie are getting good right now. Once the turnover on Fork completes, the fall crappie bite will be on fire! Right now, we catching good numbers and size on brushpiles in anywhere from 15 to 28 feet. Most fish are suspended up in the brushpiles. Most success lately has come on minnows. But, make sure you use smaller minnows. The bigger minnows lately have not produced nearly as well. The jig bite is hit and miss right now but again, when the turnover completes, the jig bite will be much more consistent.

If you are looking for a great time and to catch a lot of fish, the time is just around the corner! With hunting season here, the lake will be empty with much less pressure! This is a great recipe for some fun fishing folks!

And don't forget, I offer trips on Lake O Pines as well for crappie. That bite will begin to be stellar starting the later part of November.

Give me a call to book your trip and lets fill a cooler!!

Good luck to everyone!

Seth Vanover

Lake Fork Guide Seth Vanover
Phone: 903-736-4557


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