Lake Fork Bass Fishing Report April 29, 2009

This week on Lake Fork the water level is at about full pool and the temp is mid 60s in the main lake and warmer in the protected pockets. The weather this spring has the spawn at least 2 weeks late and with the full moon in May on the 8th there should be another big wave of spawners moving in this week. When the wind hasn’t been howling the fishing has been good. Best baits have been weightless plastic in watermelon or watermelon red. Fluke type baits have been best with stick-o type baits second and trick worms are also a good bet. The Lake Fork Tackle Ringed Fry is standard fare either weightless or even Texas rigged . When the wind blows we have been adding a Water Gremlin worm weight split shot. If you haven’t seen these they are a worm weight with a split shot style slot in them and you crimp them on the line like a split shot. They slide through the grass better than a conventional split shot and are the trick for this. We use them on split shot rigs also. We are still catching fish on the Lake Fork Tackle Craw in watermelon shades and their tube jigs out about 6ft. Lizards Texas rigged are a good bet also. This is my preferred method for staging fish. These fish are usually bigger than the fish on the banks and don’t get hammered this time of year. This is also where the giants like to bed so if your catching males on the bank back out to 10ft. with your boat and try to catch the larger fish. The Giants don’t like shallow water as they have been harassed their before when they were young. Now that May is here I have been seeing fry from the early spawners so top water time is getting close. May is the best month for top water action and this is my and probably your favorite way to catch bass. Yellow Magic is the bait of choice for poppers. The frog bit should start soon and what a kick to catch them this way. When fishing a frog always have a fluke type bait rigged on a weighted hook to throw into the boil if a fish misses the frog. This tip will put a bunch more fish in your boat as they miss the frog half the time and I don’t like to throw the same bait back on a miss. The fish will kill the fluke in this situation. I hope this helps you catch that fish of a lifetime. Good luck and we’ll see you on Lake Fork! If you would like to book a trip call me at 903-765-2155 or email me at jeff@gunnsguideservice.com Please purchase our sponsors and associates fine products and services: Ranger Boats, Mercury Outboards, Castaway Rods, Shimano Reels, Triple-Fish Line, Precision Marine, Costa Del Mar Polarized Sunglasses, Lake Fork Tackle, Service Marine, Owner Hooks, Bass Assassin, Weedless Lures, Pradco, Tanglefree, Superlube, Ron Kelly’s Taxidermy, Yellow Magic, Bass Pro Shops, Schumacher battery chargers and all the fine LUCAS OIL PRODUCTS including their two cycle boat oil Gunns Guide Service Joanie and Jeff Gunn 903-765-2155 611 Rains County Road 2610 Alba Texas 75410 jeff@gunnsguideservice.com www.gunnsguideservice.com

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