Big Bass Season on Lake Fork
Capt. Andrew Grills
December 19, 2013
Lake Fork - Freshwater Fishing Report
My favorite time of year has finally arrived! Fishing was very good throughout the month of November for me. While we didn't catch a lot of giant fish, we had some very good days for numbers of quality fish. Naturally, things slowed down after the last week of November where we had extremely cold weather for this time of year. The good news is that drop in water temperature is exactly what we needed and now the bass seem to be recuperating. I love fishing in cold water because it usually means big bites! Of course our overall numbers decrease, but the quality will be there.
Right now we are catching most of our bass in 24-30' of water. Each day I look at a series of spots until I find them. When I do, I have a flutter spoon, umbrella rig, carolina rig, and football jig to throw at them. Most of our fish over 7lbs have been on Mark Pack's weedless football jig. The type of structure these fish are relating to are the ends of points, edges of humps, and roadbeds.
A secondary patter that is just getting started is pitching jigs to standing timber in 12-20' of water. This bite stays consistent throughout the winter and will only get better as the fish move into their prespawn pattern.
I am also very proud to announce that I just placed my order for a 2014 Skeeter FX20! I had the honor to meet the nice folks at the Skeeter factory right down the road in Kilgore, TX. I felt like part of the family when I walked through the door. Words cannot describe how thankful I am that I get to do what I do for a living! My office is getting a big upgrade for 2014!
If you would like to some of the giants bass my customers and I are catching here on Lake Fork visit my website.
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