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Lake Fork Cat fishing and Crappie Fishing Report

Report Submitted 10-31-15
Lake Fork Cat fishing and Crappie Fishing Report

 Well folks. Fall has begun and the fish are responding accordingly. The lake is once again almost at full pool and will most likely reach that point after the amount of recent rains we have had. The turnover process has also completed which is always a good thing! All the major tournaments are over for the year so boat traffic will slow down a lot. Like always, just take it slow and stay in the boat lanes. Let's get to the fishing, which is great right now.

First off Crappie:

On October 28, we had one of best days so far this fall. We had 125 keepers and some of the crappie were well over 2lbs! Right now most fish are in transition mode. We are locating fish at a variety of places, but most are concentrated on brushpiles in 20 to even 35 foot of water. There are also some fish on isolated main lake points. Use your graph!! Go over areas such as the two points off Caney and look for baitfish and the crappie will not be far behind (neither will the giant bass)! Both jigs and minnows are producing right now. When using jigs, I have been using Thermocline Crappie jigs in the Purple Passion color and the crappie cant stand it! They have been smashing these things! We are using 1/16 OZ jigs when there is a little wind but on the calmer days, go to a 1/32 head.

Lake O Pines is also getting ready to bust at the seems. I will start taking bookings for this lake starting mid to late November. If you have never experienced Lake O Pines, get with me and I will put you on some monster slabs over there.

Now the Catfish:

Pretty easy right now for cats. Bait an area in 30 to 35 feet near some timber, wait 10 minutes and start catching fish. No more complicated than that! I use Stubbys Cheesebait that is made here locally by Stubby himself and its by far the best bait I have ever used!

For all you non hunters out there, come on out to Lake Fork right now! It is on fire for monster crappie!. If you coming out to Fork and want to catch a cooler of slabs or cats, give me a call. You can also follow me on Facebook. Just search Lake Fork Cat and Crappie on Facebook and you can see all the recent pictures. Thanks everyone and stay safe in your outdoor adventures this fall and winter!

Thanks everyone and good fishing!

Fishing Report by Lake Fork Guide Seth Vanover

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


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