Fork Fishing Report

Dec 6, 2023
GOOD. Water Stained; 57-60 degrees; 2.19 feet below pool. Bass are good on squarebill crankbaits in 3-5 feet of water. Suspending jerkbaits are good in 5-7 feet of water on points or outside of deeper weed lines. Viper XP Jigs are good on the edge of channels near or on big wood in 5-8 feet of water. Report by Marc Mitchell, Lake Fork Guide Service. Fall weather has arrived so fish will start to prepare for cold weather. Black bass are moving deep for the winter. Cast clousers, ned rigs, and large worm patterns in flooded tree tops near creeks and deep water ledges. Smaller bass are in the shallow brush late in the day, try streamers in 18 inches of water. Crappie are moving out to the open water in 30 plus feet of water biting small jig patterns. Report by Guide Alex Guthrie, Fly Fish Fork Guide Service. The crappie fishing on Lake Fork continues to be awesome this week as we head into December. If you can handle the cold temperatures the next few months may be the best and most consistent bite we have all year. You can catch fish right now in almost every depth of the lake all the way out to over 60 feet deep. The crappie are following huge groups of shad that are seeking warmth in the deeper water and stacking up. Focus on timber in 38-62 feet right now and any bait you put in front of a crappie will most likely get bitten. Seems like the bigger fish are closer to the tree tops and the trees that come up to only 18-24 feet are holding the best fish. Numbers of smaller crappie just below those fish in the 24-35 feet range. These fish are just the first wave of many more crappie that will head out to the deeper waters between the 515 west bridge and the 154 bridge. You can still catch crappie north of these bridges as well along creek channels that offer a little deeper area for shad to drop into as they attempt to escape cold surface temps. Report by Jacky Wiggins, Jacky Wiggins Guide Service.

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