Lake Fork Bass Fishing Report April 7, 2007

This week on Lake Fork the water is down about a foot and the temp. is 60 in the main lake but I expect it to drop. There is a series of cold fronts with winter like weather that is descending on Lake Fork. This week the bite slowed for me but the quality of fish has continued. Today it was tough for me and the bed fish are hard to see with the stained conditions. This next front might shut the spawning fish off and they are hard to see with the rise in water this last week. But hope is on the horizon. Next week it is forecasted to be back to the high 70’s and Lake Fork should stabilize quickly. The creek dwellers should not be affected as bad due to the deeper water. I have been targeting the back of creeks with water depths of 6-8 feet and ditches with the same depth or the first break on long flat banks leading back to the spawning areas. I believe this is the reason my average fish is better than when we have fished shallow. Let me stress that the larger fish are not thrilled to move into water less than 5 feet deep. That is why I fish deeper. The shallow fish are fun to catch and we will target them if the deeper bite slows but I try to hunt the giants. We have been catching fish on swim baits, 3/4 ounce white spinner baits slow rolled, jigs and tubes. Jig and tube colors are in the watermelon shades and chartreuse accents can be the ticket due to the stained water. My best producing spots have been stump fields as opposed to grass. Don’t get me wrong in some areas there has been grass but the wood is the ticket. I think once I get back on Lake fork after the whether has recovered [I have cancelled my trips for the next few days as they were local fishermen and can fish most any time] I will back up my pattern to about 4 weeks ago and fish a suspending jerk bait and reaction baits until the lake stabilizes and they start to eat plastics again. I hope this helps if you venture on Down to Lake Fork in the near future. Also the 9th- the 15th is the big Toyota Tournament and concerts I hope they have a great tournament and catch a ton of giants as we already have 6 in the share a lunker program [fish over 13 pounds] with the biggest at 15 pounds. Best of luck and catch a big one! 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 Guides and motel rooms are filling up fast so don’t get left out. Book your trip now so you can get the dates you want! 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 and Schumacher battery chargers Gunns Guide Service Joanie and Jeff Gunn 903-765-2155 611 Rains County Road 2610 Alba Texas 75410 jeff@gunnsguideservice.com www.gunnsguideservice.com

Water Temp: 60

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