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Lake Fork Cat fishing and Crappie Fishing Report

Report Submitted 9-6-16
Lake Fork Cat fishing and Crappie Fishing Report

Ok folks! The time is here! I'm sorry my posts haven't been up to date lately. I will be better about that. Fishing is red hot right for crappie and cats. We are catching limits of both on various techniques and methods. Lets start with the crappie!

This summer is way different from last year. All of this years fish are coming from 14 to 18 foot of water. Lately the best bite has been on jigs. I use Thermocline jigs in the tadpole body. The color hasn't mattered as much as the presentation. The best method has been staying off the brushpiles and pitching the jig out over the cover. You need to experiment with depths until you find that sweet spot. Some days, the crappie are absolutely crushing the jig and others all you see is slack in your line and you know that jig should still be falling. That means a crappie has picked it up on the fall. Now on the catfish.

I don't want to say its easy, but it is simple. Go find three to four spots in 24 to 32 foot of water in a good concentrated area of timber, bait the holes up with your favorite chum and start catching fish. That's really all there is to it. Get you some Stubby's Catfish bait made here locally on Lake Fork and take a kid fishing! the constant bite will keep a kiddo having a great time for hours!

The fall bite is near and if you are looking to visit Lake Fork give me a call and lets go catch some crappie or cats!

I'm also taking bookings for the winter Crappie bite of Lake O Pines. Last year all the rain made that lake tough to fish, so if the rains stay away, Pines will be an absolute terror this year!!

Thanks everyone and good fishing to all!!

Fishing Report by Lake Fork Guide Seth Vanover

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


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